Annapurna Encounter offers a classic trekking in the Far North East of India in Sikkim & Around Kanchenjunga Himalaya on the old route to Nepal / Tibet, Journey to Sikkim & Around Kanchenjunga with Darjeeling Hill Station around high valleys of Sikkim, an extension of Eastern Himalaya landscapes, starting this fabulous trip with a scenic flight to the low area of south east Nepal Terai at Bhadrapur and then an interesting drive to Darjeeling hill town famous for Teas,
Timber and Tourism located in the shade of world’s 3rd highest Mt. Kanchenjunga.
Visiting interesting places in Darjeeling also known as “Queen of Hills” with another good drive on the hilly road to Yuksom in Sikkim to start this fabulous trekking beneath the towering and massive Mt. Kanchenjunga Himalaya range, from this small town in Yuksom, trekking uphill passing into nice small village of Tshoka in the midst of enchanting alpine woodlands of rhododendron, pines, oaks, magnolia and firs trees. This wonderful walk leads further up on leaving the woodlands for dry arctic zone with stunning views of great massive bulk Mt.Kanchenjunga range, Talung, Kabru, Pandim and Siniolchu peaks which are all located in Sikkim. In the North-East, the beautiful peak of Chomolhari in Bhutan peeps over the Chola Nathula range.
On a clear day even the tips of Mt.Everest and Makalu in Nepal can be seen in the distance, and then reaching at Samiti lake a small glacial pond for a day hike to the highest point of this trekking on top of Goecha-la pass at 4, 942 meters for breathtaking views of Mt.Kanchenjunga at close distance with other adjoining peaks, from here heading back to Yuksom for another interesting drive out of Sikkim area to Kalimpong one of the major Darjeeling town famous for orchids flowers and plants and then back to warmer area on the flat land of Terai of India and then entering back to Nepal side in Bhadrapur for sweeping scenic flight back to Kathmandu, after an excellent and remarkable trip to Sikkim & Around Kanchenjunga with Annapurna Encounter