Trek to the foot of Mt.Kanchenjunga on the Northern side close to the border with Tibet. A popular trek in Sikkim but unadulterated, untouched and less frequented by outsiders. A trek to the Green Lake basin overlooking the Zemu glacier with a semi circular views of the majestic himalayas.
North Sikkim Green Lake Trek
High Altitude Trek to Green Lake area in Newly Opened North Sikkim
90km Green Lake Trek in North Sikkim close to the border with Tibet starts with a 6Km drive to Zemu Bridge from Lachen.The well defined trek route heads westwards along the Zemu Chu to Zemu Glacier which lies on the eastern side of Mt.Kanchenjunga.The Green Lake Trek route goes through thick green forests and river valleys along the foothills of the great Kanchenjunga Range. Trek through pristine areas visited by very few westerners till date. The Green Lake Trek route in North Sikkim is newly opened, little trekked & is still untouched by outsiders.
Enjoy great views of the snow clad Himalayan mountains lying in a semi-circular arc running clockwise from south east to North West prominent among them being Siniolchu (6887m), Simvo (6811m), Mt. Kanchenjunga(8585 m) the third highest miuntain in the world,Twin Peak (7350 m), Nepal Peak (7168 m),Tent Peak (7365 m) & Pyramid Peak (7123 m) from the Gren lake basin.
Spring is best for many varieties of rhododendron and high altitude plant life. Spring/summer treks are of interest to birdwatchers and flowering plants. October-November is best for clear weather and good mountain views.
North Sikkim Green Lake Trek Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border. Drive to Gangtok (1622m). HOTEL(B/B Only ).
Day 2 : Gangtok Sight Seeing.Visit Rumtek Monastery. Overnight Hotel
Day 3 : Drive Gangtok to Lachen(3100m/123Km/5Hrs Drive). Overnight Hotel(B/B only)
Day 4 : Short Drive to Zemu Bridge(6Km). Green Lake Trek Starts. Trek to Tallem (3300m/13Km/6-7Hrs). Overnight Tents (B,L,D)
Day 5 : Trek Tallem to Jakthang (3430m/8Km/4-5Hrs). Overnight Tents (B,L,D)
Day 6 : Trek Jakthang to Yabuk (3850m/12Km/5-6Hrs). Overnight Tents (B,L,D)
Day 7 : Trek Yabuk to Rest Camp (4500m/9Km/4Hrs). Overnight Tents (B,L,D)
Day 8 : Trek Rest Camp to Green Lake (4930m/8Km/4Hrs). Overnight Tents (B,L,D)
Day 9: Day Hike from Green Lake to Zemu Glacier. Overnight Tents (B,L,D)
Day 10: Trek Back to Yabuk. Overnight Tents (B,L,D)
Day 11: Trek Back to Jakthang. Overnight Tents (B,L,D)
Day 12: Trek Back to Lachen. Overnight Tents (B,L,D)
Day 13: Drive Back to Gangtok. Overnight Hotel (B/B only)
Day 14: Drive to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station for Final Departure. End of North Sikkim Green Lake Trek.
Extension can be made Darjeeling, Bhutan and Nepal.
Meals: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D= Dinner.
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Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule.Numerous factors such as weather,road conditions,the physical ability of the participants,etc.,may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail.We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participant’s safety,comfort and general well being.
Recommendations: The trek is strenuous and demands good physical form.A physical fitness check-up is recomended.
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