OurGuest Tours To Lachen | Lashar Valley Trek (18th-24th July Departure)

Lashar Valley Trek (18th-24th July Departure)

Places Covered : Gangtok-Lachen,6N/7D.

29,000  6N/7D

About The Tour

Lashar Trek is an off beat trek in the northern district of Sikkim close to the Tibetan Plateau at an altitude of 15000 ft. Lashar is lesser known in the commercial trekking circuit and this ficed departure is an ideal chance to get a glimpse of what the area has to offer. We will be covering

  • The famous caves where the French Buddhist nun, Alexander david Neel, had spent time meditating and who later on was largely responsible for the spread of Tibetan Buddhism to the west.
  • We will be visiting a beautiful glacier by the name of Yule Khangtse as a day hike from base camp
  • The trek will cullminate with a fun Buddhist cultural festival of Drukpa TSechi with the niomadic herdsmen in the area, the Dokpa

Tour Package Details

  • Accommodation in good verified properties and camping during the entire tour duration.
  • Reserved vehicle for the entire tour from Gangtok to Gangtok
  • Meal plans per package
  • 5 % GST included

5% GST included

Pricing Options

  • ₹ 29,000 Per Person (Group of 4)
*Inclusive of GST

Tour Itinerary

Gangtok to Lachen
Day - 1

Gangtok to Lachen

The trip starts with the group members arriving at Lachen on Day 1 from Gangtok. The vehicle will pick up all guests from designated hotels/homestays in Gangtok and proceed to Lachen.

Arrive at Lachen by afternoon where team OurGuest will greet you and after a sumptuous lunch, we will have a briefing of trip expectations and last minute checks.

Stay at Lachen Hotel

Lachen to Thangu
Day - 2

Lachen to Thangu

Today we depart from the hotel at Lachen after breakfast approximately by 8:00 am for Thangu. However it is a special day where we will drop off at a point below Thangu, to embark on a culturally and historically significant cave – the Alexander David Neel Cave.

Hike one way approx. 3 hours and the altitude gain will be from approx. 10000ft to 13000 ft.at the site of the cave

Return by late afternoon to the departure vehicle point and proceed for the night to Thangu. This is an important day albeit a bit tiring as acclimatization will be important for the group as this trek starts at a high altitude

Stay at Thangu Homestay

Thangu to Lashar
Day - 3

Thangu to Lashar

Today is the day of the Lashar valley trek. We start early from base and head by vehicle 20 minutes further up from Thangu for the base starting point of the trek.

Trek to Lashar is approximately 3 hours depending on fitness levels.
The trail is a gradual constant climb till the ridge line from where one drops down to the Lashar Valley.

The village council leaders and the Dokpas with their Yak herds will have started arriving for the next days activities.
Once you arrive at camp, settle in for a hot meal and rest up. Acclimatization takes time and rest and gradual activity build up is crucial along with plenty of hydration.

Stay at Lashar Camp

Yak Race - Lashar Local Hikes
Day - 4

Yak Race - Lashar Local Hikes

Today is the day of the Drukpa Tsechi Festival, the day the first teachings of the ‘Four Noble Truths’ by Lord Buddha were preached. This is also a special day for the nomadic herdsmen of the region, the ‘Dokpa’ ,who have a unique way of celebrating the event culminating in a Yak Race where they race their yak at the valley floor. A fun and colorful event.

Afternoon we will depart for a hike across Lashar and enjoy the views. For those seeking more activity , this hike day is great to get into the mood and the landscape.

Stay:  Camp Lashar

Hike to Yule Khangtse
Day - 5

Hike to Yule Khangtse

Today we start after breakfast for a day of exploring on foot hiking to the Yule Khangtse glacier. This involves not much of climbing but the altitude means the hike will be approximately 3 hours one way. Pack some light meal and treats so we can enjoy this on the hike.

Return by late afternoon to Camp for a well deserved hot soup and rest!

Try out some night photography if the weather is clear for stunning starlit skies!

Stay:  Camp Lashar

Return to Thangu and onward to Lachen
Day - 6

Return to Thangu and onward to Lachen

Today post breakfast we start for the return journey to Thangu, the base of the trek after which a vehicle will take us from there on to Lachen. Hot meals, hot water and some internet will be a welcome break after the few days off grid activity.

Stay:  Khenkhim Hotel

Lachen to Gangtok
Day - 7

Lachen to Gangtok

Post breakfast depart for the return journey to Gangtok. Drive will take approximately 5 hours with stop. This ends the Lashar Valley Trek expedition 2023. Vehicle will drop you off to your own hotels.

FAQ
Book Tours

Book Your Tour Now

Calendar

Start Tour

Guest

Guests

1 Adults, 0 Child & 1 Rooms

Are you a human? *16+7=