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Kipepeo Everest-Singalila Trek, Sikkim 13-21 November, 2010

Kipepeo Everest-Singalila Trek, Sikkim 13-21 November, 2010

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  • 1. EVEREST SINGALILA TREK This trek covers the higher reaches of the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in the West Sikkim, which is famous for its rhododendrons, and spectacular views of the Khangchendzonga and Everest ranges. The trial passes through dense coniferous forests which are home to a wide diversity of birds. The trek is a delight for birdwatchers with an opportunity to see many rare birds like Black-breasted Parrotbill, Blood Pheasant, Himalayan Monal and Rusty-bellied Shortwing, besides many varieties of Flycatchers, Laughingthrushes , Tits and Babblers. In Barsey one passes through dense thickets of rhododendrons below the Tal mountain ridge laden with conifer forest of silver fir and hemlock. The trek winds its way through the source of two rivers, which originate from moist grassy meadows. After Thulo Dhaap the trail climbs up to the Shingalila Ridge opening up grand vistas of the snow capped mountain ranges. The highlight of the trek is the sunrise view of Khangchendzonga and Everest from Phoketydara view point. www.kipepeo.in 1
  • 2. TRIP DETAILS Grade: Basic Appropriate for beginners Cost per person: Rs.16,850/- (ex Silliguri) Trek dates: 13th November to 21st November DETAILED ITINERARY Day 1 13th November Drive to trekking point Pickup from Bagdogra/NJP and drive to Hee Bermiok, our base village for the trek. Altitude 5940 ft Day 2 14th November Trek: Hee Bermiok to Samathar The trek commences with a steep climb through mixed rhododendron and bamboo forests. Trekking Duration 6 hours Altitude 8890 ft Day 3 15th November Trek: Samathar to Barsey Our ascent continues through the thick forest amongst the chirping of the birds. Rhododendrons completely surround us once we reach the ridge. In the afternoon we explore some trails around Barsey Trekking Duration 5 hours Altitude 9900 ft Day 4 16th November Trek: Barsey to Joreybotey Today's walk is an easy one mainly through rhododendron and mixed temperate forests. Towards the end we get our first views of the imposing Mt. Khangchendzonga Trekking Duration 5 hours Altitude 9996 ft www.kipepeo.in 2
  • 3. Day 5 17th November Trek: Joreybotey to Khalijhar A steep descent gets us to a stream from where we start climbing through mixed temperate forests. Trekking Duration 6 hours Altitude 10910 ft Day 6 18th November Trek: Khalijhar to Chewabhanjyang Early morning trek to Phoktay Dara, a viewpoint with spectacular views of Kanchenjunga and Mount Everest. Today' path mainly runs besides the Nepal border providing good views of the Nepalese villages on the other side. Trekking Duration 4 hours Altitude 10388 ft Day 7 19th November Trek: Chewabhanjyang to Uttarey Our final descend through the dense forests gets us to the blissfully tranquil Uttarey village. Night halt at homestay in Uttarey Trekking Duration 4 hours Altitude 6551 ft Day 8 20th November Uttarey to Darap - Sightseeing After breakfast we move on for our day of sight seeing. Visit the Rabdentse ruins and Pemagyatse monastery at Pelling. Move on to Khecheopalri lake and if time permits to Yuksom. Night halt at a beautiful homestay in Darap which is near Pelling Day 9 21st November Uttarey to Bagdogra/NJP www.kipepeo.in 3
  • 4. COST INCLUDES 1. All accommodation and meals during the course of the trip. 2. All surface travel in Sumo/Bolero, during the course of the trip including sightseeing 3. Guide , cook and porter charges on the trek. COST EXCLUDES 1.Travel from city of origin to Silliguri/Bagdogra and back. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for the same. 2. Hiring of extra porters/mules for hauling excess personal luggage. 3. Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport. 4. Rescue / medical charges in case needed due to high altitude sickness, any ailment and/or accidents 5. Soft drink charges, table drinks, laundry, cigarettes, telephone expenses, beer and liquor charges Any other item not mentioned in “Rate Includes” section above WEATHER Being post monsoon season the weather would mostly be clear with cloudless skies. The temperature during the daytime would be cool and pleasant with the thermometer dipping during the evening and night. Night temperatures would range between 10o C to 2oC. HOW TO BOOK In order to book your place on this trek send us an e-mail on trips@kipepeo.in requesting for the registration form. Once you mail us the filled up form along with an advance of 50% of the cost of the trek , we will confirm your seat for the trek. www.kipepeo.in 4