Trekking in Sikkim

Trekking in Sikkim is mostly concentrated in and around the Kanchenjunga National Park tagged in the year 2016 as a UNESCO world heritage site. The Kanchenjunga Biosphere reserve with an area of 1784 Sq. Km covers the north and west Districts of Sikkim Himalayas, and is the first mixed heritage site of India. It has an elevation ranging from 6001m in Yuksom to 8558m the summit of Mt.Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. With the entire area falling in the Himalayas the Kanchenjunga National Park plays host to some of the most popular Treks in Sikkim. Longer duration treks and short treks in Sikkim are all concentrated inside the Kanchenjunga Biosphere

Goechala Trek considered amongst the most popular treks in Sikkim Himalayas is an eight days trek, trekking upto Goechala Pass (4990m), highest point of the Trek at the foot of Mt.Kanchenjunga. The Dzongri Goechala Trek graded as the sixt most strenuous trek in Indian Himalayas starts and ends in Yuksom, a small hamlet in west Sikkim.

Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek which involves thirteen days of trekking also known inside the trekking circles in Sikkim as round trek is another popular trek in Sikkim. This is the longer version of the eight days Goechala Trek. There are two starting points for the Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek. One can start this popular trek in Sikkim from Upper Rimbi or from Uttray, either way the Round Trek route meets at Dafebhir Pass. Both these treks in Sikkim are high altitude camping treks and are graded as moderate to strenuous and one needs to be physically fit to do this trek.

The four days Yuksom to Dzongri Trek is meant for those looking to experience high altitude Trekking in Sikkim but have limited time on hand. The Dzongri Trek which starts and ends in Yuksom goes upto the Dzongri Ridge, highest point on the Trek at 4030m. Once in Dzongri than you are in the lap of the snow capped Kanchenjunga range.

Green lake trek where the trek route runs close to the border with Tibet is also a popular Trek in Sikkim Himalayas. As a result the permit restriction to trek in the Green lake basin is a little stringent. Therefore the Green lake trek route is barely trodden by outsiders and still pristine in its natural form.

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