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Trekking in Sikkim
Sikkim , the land of high mountains and monasteries. The land of mysticism evoked partly by grandeur of Kanchenjunga and its natural beauty. nside the 70 monasteries (approx) of this small country are fascinating
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murals, images of hundreds of deities from Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. Buddhism is an integral thread in the life of the Sikkimese and you are constantly reminded of it during your travel. Lepchas were the first settlers to settle in Sikkim, then came Bhutias from Bhutan in the 15th century. In early 19th century Nepalese occupied the large part of the Sikkim. Thus you will be delighted to find cultures in this small land.
Amongst the hill stations of India, Darjeeling has had a checkered and curious history of its own. Darjeeling, the home of the Everest hero, late Tenzing Norgay is a typical and picturesque hill town, cut into the steep sides of the mountains, its terraced slops providing stunning views of the mighty Kanchenjunga range. The region is lush and tropical and the drive up from the plains through soft green tea garden up into forested heights with their orchards and farms is a constant delights.
There are two fascinating and regarding treks-one in Darjeeling and the other in Sikkim.
Note: Special permission required for trekking in Sikkim. Prescribed application forms complete in triplicate with three copies of the passport size photographs must reach 6 weeks prior to the arrival of the group in India.
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Trek Package 1: Darjeeling-Phalut-Sandakphu-Trek
Duration : 13 days
Best Season :April to May and September to December
Nature of Trek : Easy
Highest Point : Sandakphu (3638 MTS)
It is an easy circular trek starting from Darjeeling and ending at Darjeeling. Before startingMt. Kanchenjunga the trek you must rise before drawn and watch sunrise on the fist and third highest peak of the world, from Tiger Hill. As the sun swings round the tips of Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga the colours change from yellow to orange or pink. This is one of the world's great experiences. Start trekking through Delhi-Haridwar-Josimath-Lata(Trek starts)-Dharansi-Deodi-Ramni-Bhoj Ghera-Tilchuni-Nabada Devi Base-Tilchuni-Bhog Ghera-Deodi-Lata (trek ends)-Joshimath-Rishikesh-Delhi. Situated in the eastern province of Garhwal and Kumaon, Nanda Devi "the goddess of joy" in the Hindu mythology, is the highest (at 7818m) and most sacred of all the peaks in the Indian Himalayan. Until very recently the peaks and the valleys of the adjacent Nanda Devi and Panch Chuli massifs were off-limits to the foreign travellers. However, with the opening up of the Gauri Ganga valley, we have been able to put together a fascinating itinerary in the Mountain stronghold.
ITINERARY–10 Nights/11 Days - Sandakphu, Pahlut and Ramman ( Singalila Trek)

Day 01 Fly to Bhadrapur - drive - Arrival - Darjeeling.
Arrival Airport and drive to Darjeeling ( 2134m). Overnight hotel. Good 03 star Hotel with Name.
Day 02: DarjeelingIn the morning, sunrise view from Tiger's Hill and in the afternoon, sightseeing of Ghoom Moanstery, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and Tibetan Self Help Center . Overnight hotel. Good 03 star Hotel "B"
Day 03: Darjeeling to Tonglu.
Drive one and half hour to Manebhnajyang and further vertical climb brings you to Tonglu (2800m). Excellent view of Kanchenjunga.Overnight at trekker's lodge. " B,L,D"
Day 04: Tonglu to Sandakphu.
Many ascents and descents characterize the trek to Sandakphu (3750m).Sandakphu perhaps offers the best simultaneous view of the Everest and the Kanchenjunga ranges. Distance 16 km, 7 hours walking. Overnight trekkers huts. "B,L,D"
Day 05: Sandakphu to Phalut.
The trek to Phalut is comparatively easy going as one does not encounter many ascents and the trek is more or less flat on the walking along the Singelila ridge. Phalut is near the Tri-junction of Sikkim , Nepal and West Bengal Overnight at trekkers lodge. "B,L,D
Day 06: Phalut to Rammam.
The trail plunges steeply into the Rammam valley till the village of Gorkhey after which it more or less flat land. Overnight in Trekkers Hut. Distance 14 km and 5 hours walking."B,L,D"
Day 07: Rammam to Rimbick.
The last day of your trek to Rimbick is more or less flat with some descents and meanders past meadows and small villages. Rimbick is a small village with little market. Tonight you will stay at a family home converted to lodge."B,L,D"
Day 08: Rimbick to Darjeeling .Drive 3-4 hours to Darjeeling.
Good 03 star Hotel with Name of the Hotel"B"
Day 09 : Darjeeling- Gangtok. Drive to Gangtok.
Picnic. Short walk the town. Over night at capital city Gangtok. Good 03 star Hotel with Name of the Hotel"B"
Day 10: Gangtok:
Early morning sunrise from Hanuman Top. Full day sight seeing including Rumtek Monastery. Evening drive to Tashi View Point for sunset view of the majestic Mt. Kanchanjunga and Mt. Siniolchu . A special Sikkim food festival.Over night at Gangtok.Good 03 star Hotel with Name of the Hotel "B"
Day 11: Gangtok- Departure to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Railway Station Bhadrapur / Kathmandu ‘’B”
Trek Package 2: Sikkim Trek
Duration : 15 days
Best Season :April to May and September to December
Nature of Trek : Moderate
Highest Point : Gochala (4940 Mts)
India himalaya tours, indian himalayas travel, himalayan trekking tours india, himalayan travel packagesThe Kanchendzonga National Park (KNP) is situated in the North District of Sikkim, with total area of 850 sq. kms. covering the highest elevation range (1829 to 8585 metres) in the country. The area of the park of spectacular wilderness with one of the highest mountain peaks towering above virtually undisturbed forest cover. There are many glaciers in the park area. amongst them the Zemu Glacier is the longest and most awesome. The lofty Mt. Kanchendzonga (8585 m) which literally means 'Abode of Gods consisting of five Treasure Houses' including the five peaks are Narshing, Pandim, Simvo, Kabru and Siniolchu. The most beautiful amongst these peaks are Mt. Pandim, Mt. Narshing and Mt. Siniolchu which lie in the park area. The topography and the peaks along with the forest wilderness in the park area forms the main attraction of the KNP which attracts nature & adventure lovers from all over the world. Among the avifauna of the state which consists of almost 550 species of birds many are to be found in abundance in the KNP like Blood Pheasants, Satyr Tragopan, Osprey, Himalayan griffon, Lammergeier, snow pigeon, Impeyan phesants, sunbirds & eagles.
Goechala Trek Itinerary:
Day 01:Gangtok –Pemayangtse
After breakfast transfer to Pemayangtse. On arrival at Pemayangtse check in tourist Lodge and local S/s. Alt. 2085m/ Distance - 112 / 5 hrs drive
Day 02:Pemayangtse -- Yuksom
After breakfast visit the Pemayantse Monastery, the second oldest monastery in Sikkim built in 1705. Thereafter drive to Yuksom, the first capital of Sikkim where the first king of sikkim was consecrated in 1642 A.D. It is set in loneliness and tranquility amidst the beautiful backdrop. Short walks can be done to flex and acclimatize.
Day 03:Yuksom -- Tsokha
Trek begins here. This trek takes you through dense verdant Semi Tropical forest occassionaly crossed by Crystal clear rivulets and cascading water falls up to Praig Chu. After lunch a steep climb for an hour brings you to Tsokha - a small Tibetian hamlet from where the first glimpse of the mountains can be seen. O/N at trekkers huts/tents. Approx. Alt. 3050m & Distance 16kms/6 hours
Day 04:Tsokha -- Dzongri
A gradual up hill walk along a well-marked track leads you through fascinating rhododendron forests running riot with colours. Further up hill from Phedang, Dzongri commands a panoramic view of snow capped mountain peaks. O/N at trekker’s huts/ tents. Alt. 4030m & Dist. 9 kms/ 4 hrs
Day 05 : Dzongri
A full day will be spent at Dzongri. Venture out in the cool environment where one can relax. On a clear day one can see the fantastic view of mountain peaks including that of Kanchanjungha and Pandim. O/N at trekker’s huts/ tents.
Day 06:Dzongri – Thangsing
Trek from Dzongri across a distance of approximately 7 ½ kms leads through meadows and valleys down the burrows leads into the most beautiful valley of all; Thangsing, situated with forests and rivulets which is surrounded on all sides by massive mountains. O/N at trekker’s huts/ tents. Alt. 3940 & Dist. 8 Kms/ 3 hours.
Day 07:Thangsing -- Samithi
From Thangsing trek goes past the onlathang valley, past several lakes and each step more closer to Kanchenjunga. Overnight at Samithi Lake. O/N at trekker’s huts/ tents. Alt. 4500m & Dist. 3kms/ 1 ½ hrs
Day 08:Samithi – Goechla and return to Thangshing
Optional; is the trek from Samithi to Goechala which is the highest point of the trek- Alt. 5000 m (5 kms/ 2 hrs). The Kanchanjunga appears right in front from here. Return trek to Thangsing.
Day 09:Thangsing – Tsokha
Return trek from Thangsing to Tsokha.It is mostly downhill today and you are now fit to cover the distance of the previous two nights. Distance 17 kms/ 6 ½ hrs. O/N at trekker’s huts/ tents.
Day 10:Tsokha –Yuksom
Return trek to Yuksom. O/N at trekkers huts/tents.
Day 11:Yuksom – Gangtok/ Pemayangtse/ Darjeeling etc.
Day 12: Gangtok -Departure
Trek Package 3: Green Lake Trek
The trek to Green Lakes, the base camp of Mount Khanchendzonga on the Zemu Galcier inTrek Map North Sikkim is a splendid walk with the variety of flowers like rhododendrons, blue poppies and primulas all in bloom. The mountain views are fantastic with amphitheater of peaks with Khangchendzonga at the head of the valley. However, the Green lakes base camp is more than 5000 metres and so proper acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness.

Day 01: Gangtok –Lachen (2700 m)
This journey from Gangtok to Lachen is covered by jeep along the North Sikkim highway and takes about 6-7 hours
Day 02: Lachen – Jakthang (3300 m)
Following the main North Sikkim highway to Thangu , we reach the junction of the Lachen Chu and the Zemu Chu at Sema. After crossing the Zemu Chu, we proceed westward up the Zemu valley following a trail through the forest. The path of rhododendron thickets and fallen tree trunks leads to Lhonak chu before reaching Jakthang, situated in a small meadow with a broken herdsmen’s hut that makes a convenient first nights halt.
Day 03: Jakthang – Yabuk (3850 m)
From Jakthang, the path to Yabuk climbs thorugh the forest and after three hours of steady walking, we reach the snout of the Zemu Glacier. We reach Yabuk by lunch time.
Day 04: Yabuk- Rest Camp (4500 m)Following the glacier of the Zemu, the trail is mainly over boulders and the Zemu chu rushes through the glacier and as the valley opens up the great peaks come into view. The Rest Camp is situated right opposite Siniolchu and has a fabulous view of one of the most beautiful mountains in Sikkim. Along the trail blue sheep is often sighted. Walk slowly as the sir gets thinner and acclimatization becomes of essence.
Day 05: Rest Camp – Greenlakes (5050 m)
The trail from Rest Camp climbs gently up the valley for about three to four hours.. This is one of the finest walks with the Siniolchu, Simvo, Twins and the Khangchendzonga are some of the giants that dominate the horizon. Rest at the camp, known as the Green Lake Plain, the name being derived from a small tarn at the eastern end where on clear morning the reflection of the Khangchendzonga is seen in the waters.
Day 06: Rest day at the Green lakes.
Spend the day lazing in the sunshine watching the peaks. The Zemu gap that links the Zemu valley to the Talung valley is clearly seen from the hill behind the camp with the magnificent view of the Khangchendzonga as well
Day 07: Green lakes to Yabuk
The return journey would be much quicker as it is downhill.
Day 08: Yabuk to Jakthang
Day 09: Jakthang to Lachen
Day 10: Lachen – Gangtok.
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