Overview

About the Destination:

A wonderland in the North Eastern part of the country, North Sikkim is one of the least explored destinations in the country. Jotted with scenic lakes, lofty mountains, colourful meadows, rich flora and dense forests, it truly proves to be a paradise for the visitors.

Green Lake near Lachen is one such hidden gem that allows amazing view of the Kanchenjunga and other glorious Himalayan peaks. Adventurers embark on the famous green lake trek Sikkim, to revel in the beauty of the mountains! The winding road that leads to this stunning lake is interspersed with a large variety of rhododendrons that are a sight for the eyes. Though the going is tough through rocky terrain and dense forests, the end result is worth the effort.

About the Departure with Details:

A walk with nature is meditative, therapeutic and exciting! Begin your 13-day green lake trekking tour from Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and drive to Sikkim’s capital Gangtok. Along the drive, the gurgling Teesta River and the mountain ranges will surely mesmerise you with their immaculate beauty.

The Sikkim Green Lake trek begins from Lachen, slowly scale heights and traverse through forests to reach the destination - Green Lake in North Sikkim. Rugged and uneven terrains, bright and colourful flowers, rare orchids and panoramic views are the main attraction on the way.

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Activities: Trekking, Ropeway Ride, Camping

Duration: 12N/13D

Total Trekking Distance: 32km

Maximum Altitude: 5,050m

Temperature Range: Summer: 100 to 280C; Winter: -50 to 150C

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive from Gangtok to NJP/Bagdogra Airport (4-5 Hours)

    Tour Ends Here

    On the last day of the green lake trek, Sikkim,, you will finally be driven towards the Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. With your droop at the respective spot, this exciting Green Lake trek will finally come to an end.

  • Day 2 - Drive from Gangtok to Lachen (2,700m) (5-6 Hours)

    Tashi View Point, Phodong Monastery, Kabi Longstok, Mangan, Chungthang

    Today’s drive will take you from Gangtok to Lachen, a small town in North Sikkim and a popular halt for trekkers who want to explore the soul of this region. The journey will take you through various points of interest such as the Tashi View Point, Phodong Monastery, Kabi Longstok, Mangan and Chungthang with a lunch break at Mangan. You are expected to reach Lachen by evening and stay in a hotel for the night.

  • Day 3 - Drive from Lachen to Zema (20 Minutes), Trek from Zema to Talem (3,240m)

    5-6 Hours Trek, Zemu River, Challenging Terrains

    Put on your trekking shoes and get ready for the real walk that begins today from Zema which is a 20 minutes drive from Lachen. It will be a slow walk as you can expect boulders and rhododendron thickets on the way that leads to Zemu River. Once you successfully complete the climb through forest to reach Talem, you can have lunch and acclimatize yourself with the weather. Take enough time to explore the region and spend the night among nature in camping tent.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Talem to Jakthang (3,300m)

    4-5 Hours Trek, Rhododendrons

    Today’s trek will be a fairly easy walk that you can cover within 4 to 5 hours. The trek will be fascinated by more twenty exotic varieties of colourful rhododendrons; soak yourself into the vibrant colours of nature and reach the Jakthang campsite, where you will spend overnight in tents.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Jakthang to Yabuk (3,850m)

    4-5 Hours Trek, Zemu Glacier

    Start your day from Jakthang and make your way towards Yabuk through the now familiar rhododendron forests and streams. It is a well-defined trail that takes you to the snout of Zemu Glacier. Trekking further through several ascends and descends, reach the Yabuk campsite and get freshened up with a pleasant excursion within the surroundings of the camp; overnight stay in the camp.

  • Day 6 - Trek from Yabuk to Rest Camp (4,500m)

    5-6 Hours Trek, Mt Siniolchu, Mt Simvo

    Brace yourself for a difficult trek through rough pebbles and boulders to the Rest Camp. Though the high altitudes make the trek a bit challenging, the spectacular views of peaks such as that of Mt Siniolchu and Simvo makes it worth the challenges! Upon reaching the Rest Camp, retire for the day and settle down in the camping tents.

  • Day 7 - Trek from Rest Camp to Green Lake (5,050m)

    5-6 Hours Trek, Siniolchu, Simvo, Twin Peaks, Nepal Peaks, Kanchenjunga, Lakeside Camping

    After today’s breakfast, you will be embarking on the most fascinating part of this trek; trek to the Green Lake. As you will be gaining height, you can expect a bit of tricky terrains and challenges on the way. Along the entire trek, the astounding views of the Siniolchu, Simvo, Twin Peaks, Nepal Peaks and Kanchenjunga will keep you enthralled till you reach the Green Lake; overnight stay will be in the plains beside the lake.

  • Day 8 - Green Lake

    Leisure Day

    Spend the day gaping at the majestic mountains and lush green meadows, clicking photographs or rejuvenating your tired body. Explore the kaleidoscopic surroundings of the lake and spend the night at the Green Lake camp.

  • Day 9 - Trek from Green Lake to Yabuk (3,850m)

    5-6 Hours Trek, Down Trek

    With the completion of today’s breakfast, you will be trekking back to Yabuk. Follow the trails that you have traced since last few days and trek downhill to the reach the Yabuk campsite for an overnight stay.

Other Inclusions

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  • Trekking equipment including mattresses and tent
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  • Dome/Alpine trekking tents and kitchen tent with camping stool
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  • All meals and beverages during the tour
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  • Medical kit
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  • Cooks, trekking guide, porters and yaks
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  • Services such as trekking permit, Sikkim royalty and other services

Advisory

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  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
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  • Avoid roaming during the nights.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
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  • The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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  • While visiting the temples, do obey proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.

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