Tholung Trek Overview

The 8000 ft high, 9-day Tholung trek is regarded as one of the most stunning trekking destinations in the world and is a must-see for all travelers. The area is endowed with an abundance of flora, wildlife, and natural beauty, sure to charm your senses and give you a taste of heaven. You will also be able to observe a fantastic vista of the mountainous background throughout the hiking session and take some incredible shots here. Don't forget to stop by the well-liked tourist attractions, such as the Tholung Monastery and the Talung River. You will travel through a scenic region with lovely valleys, tea farms, mountain peaks, and more on this 9-day trek. During your Tholung monastery trek, you will stop at Gangtok, Tholung Gompa, Lingza, Changey, Upper Tholung, and Singhik. You can enjoy the sights of monasteries, hillocks, mountain summits, tropical woods, rustic hamlets, rivers, and lakes. The trek is relatively easy for beginners as it is not very steep. These routes are ideal for individuals who are serious about hiking in the northeast. The Tholung monastery trek includes travel-related expenses, like food, lodging, and transportation.

Quick Facts of Tholung Trek

Quick Facts of Tholung Trek

Maximum altitude: 8000 feet

Grade: Moderate

Duration: Nine days

Trekking distance: 75 kilometers

Rail head: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station

Airport: Bagadogra Airport

Snow Season: January and February

Service from: Bagadogra Airport

Base camp: Lingza

Best season: March to May & October to December

Region: Sikkim

Tholung Trek Itinerary

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Reach Gangtok

  • You'll be driven to Gangtok, Sikkim's capital, after arriving at Bagdogra Airport.

  • On your route, you may see beautiful tea plantations, tropical woods, quaint hamlets, seductive rivers, and lakes.

  • When you get to Gangtok, check into your accommodation.

What to Pack for Tholung Trek?

What to Pack for Tholung Trek?
  • Documents - To enter important locations, you must carry all of your necessary documentation. Bring your identity card and any other necessary forms of identification, such as your passport, Adhar card, voter ID, driver's license, and others.

  • Clothes - You must pack clothes suitable for the weather. Cotton tees should be avoided in favor of Quick Dry tees, bandanas, scarves, or hats; a thick coating (Pullover, sweater or jacket) must be carried in case it gets cold at night. Walking boots or hiking boots is a must for the hilly terrain.

  • Consumables - Be sure to carry some food and packaged water for an easy trip. You need water (Minimum three liters), Salt plus lemon juice or electrolyte powder etc.First aid kit- Make sure to carry your first aid kit in case of emergencies. Your first aid kit must include scissors, cotton rolls, and crepe bandages, Micropore tape, 1 inch wide and constructed of paper or fabric.

  • Medicines - Medicines are a must for any trekking trip that lasts more than 2 days. The best medicines that you can carry are Avomine motion sickness medication, Digene or Gelusil for acid reflux, Crocin for mild pain treatment, and regular and waterproof bandages. Other important medicines include Savlon or Dettol for antiseptic liquid, and Cipladine or Savlon for antiseptic powder.

Know Before You Go for Tholung Trek

How to Reach
Important Tips for trekkers
How to Reach

By Air: Arrive at the Bhadrapur Airport, or Bagdogra Airport then drive to Gangtok to Bagdogra (1600m).

By Road: One must take the route up to Linzey in order to get to Tolung. It takes around five hours to trek the 20 kilometers from Linzey to Tolung along the raging Tolung River through lush forests and cardamom fields.

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    Only in the summertime, when the Tholung monastery is open, are horses accessible. You may take horses only till Tholung monastery, from there you must continue your trek.

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