Most of the people travel to Goecha La pass through the valley Prek Chu. But there is a trail less travelled just other side of the mountain ridge. River Rathong Chu flows there. This valley is more mesmarizing and leads to a high platue of peaks like Frey and Rathong. This place is where Himalayan Mountaineering Institute conduct their Mountaineering course to train all mountain land form.
Day 1: Arrival Day
Reach Yuksom from Siliguri/Bagdogra/NJP by car around evening.
Day 2: Trekking Day
Today is the start date of Trek. Today we will trek Yuksom (1706m) to Sachen (2179m), 8 kms, 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 3: Trekking Day
Trek from Sachen (2179m) to Tshoka (2956m), 7 kms, 3 – 4 hrs. Tsoka is the last village on this route.
Day 4: Trekking Day
Trek from Tshoka (2956m) to Dzongri 3960m), 10 kms, 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 5: Trekking Day
Trek from Dzongri Top ( 4170m ) sunrise view, back to Dzongri and then to Bik Bari Via Dzongrila Pass, 12 kms, 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 6: Trekking Day
Bikbari to Chowrikhang 4572m. HMI base camp is here. This is the base a lot of 6000m peak like Frey Peak.
Day 7: Trekking Day
Day of exploration till Rathong Glacier the source of river Rathong Chu and Doodh pokhri(4780m). After Lunch climb down to Bikbari.
Day 8: Trekking Day
Trek from Bikbari via Zamling gnoa to Tsoka. 7-8 Hrs.
Day 9: Trekking Day
Trek from Tshoka (2956m ) to Yuksom (1706m ), 15 Kms, 5 – 6 hours.
Day 10: Trekking Day
Early Morning we need to start from Yuksom. Say good bye to Khangchendzonga National Park.