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Popular Treks in Sikkim

Popular Treks in Sikkim

Popular Treks in Sikkim

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Six Best Treks in Sikkim

1Goechala Pass trek 13Days
2Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek 17Days
3Singalila Uttaray Dzongri Trek 20Days
4Short Dzongri Ridge Trek in Sikkim 08Days
5North Sikkim Green Lake Trek 14Days
6Singalila Pass Phoktey Dara Varsey Rhododendron Trek 10Days

Sikkim that no has really heard of is a small Himalayan Indian State with a small population of five lakh inhabitants. It is sorrounded by Tibet to the North, Nepal in the West and Bhutan to the East.  Sikkim has a landscape varying from Tropical to arid alpine vegetation at Dzongri. Most of the landscape falls in the Himalayas which is also home to Mt.Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. With most of the landscape falling in the himalayan mountains this small state in India presents some of the most popular treks in Sikkim meant to cater to a variety of Trekkers looking to do a trek in an unspoilt environment. If you are looking for a place to trek with unspoiled beauty, raw and rugged and willing to face the hardship of a camping trek then you need to look no further, one can choose from one of the popular treks in Sikkim that we can organize for you.

Trekking in Sikkim is not for the ones looking to do a luxurious trek. If you are thinking of trekking in Sikkim than one will have to remember that Sikkim Treks are adventruous. Most of the trek routes in Sikkim is concentrated inside the Kanchenjunga National Park which of late has been designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. Therefore the trekking environment is rugged and unspoiled by any human being. Trekking through the dense tropical forest of bamboo oak and walnut in Yuksom to the rhododendron forest of Tchoka and to alpine vegetation of juniper in Dzongri completely entices one to its environment.

There are no comfortable tea houses in Sikkim Himalayas like the one’s that one gets to find while trekking in Nepal Himalayas. All popular treks in Sikkim are a camping trek with the helpers and porters helping to make the trek as comfortable as possible. As a result one can imagine that at the end of the trek one gets to feel like one big family. The Kanchenjunga National Park, where most of the Treks in Sikkim are located is bereft of any human settlement. On the higher ridges one gets to meet an occassional  Sheep and Yak herders and which are very few. Therefore one can imagine the entire Trek route in Sikkim Himalayas is isolated, rugged and very serene.

Six most popular Treks in Sikkim :

1). Goechala Pass Trek : The most adventurous and popular trek in Sikkim going upto the highest altitude of 4990m at Goechala Pass which lies at the foot of Mt.Kanchenjunga. The eight days trek starts with a drive to Yuksom which is the trek head for the Goechala Trek.  The Adventurous trek route winds through the dense forests of the Kanchenjunga National Park and goes through small settlement of Tchoka, Dzongri, Thansing and Lamunee. The highlights of this Sikkim Trek is the Goechala Pass which is situated at the foot of Mt.Kanchenjunga.

TRIP FACTS

  • Trek Grade :   Strenous to Moderate.
  • Minimum No. of Participants :   2 Pax.
  • Highest Point:   4990m(Goechla Pass).
  • Highest Camp Site :   Lamunee(4164m).
  • Total No. of Days :   13 Days.
  • No. of Days on the Trek:   8 Days.
  • Style of Trek :   Camping(Tents).
  • Starting Point :   Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Ending Point :   Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Best Season :   March to June & September to December.
  • Tour Avaliblity:   Join a group trek(dates shown below)/Private treks available on request.
  • Customized private Treks can also be arranged for a minimum of two persons on request on a date of your choice.
Group Departure Dates for  Sikkim  Goecha la  Trek -2020
17-29 March,202012-24 May,2020               27 Oct-08 Nov,2020
31 March-12 April,2020          22 Sept-04 Oct,2020        10-22 Nov,2020
14 April-26 April,2020         29 Sept-11 Oct,202017 Nov-29 Nov,2020
28 April-10 May,2020          13-25 Oct,2020 
Group Departure Dates for Sikkim  Goecha la Trek -2021
16-28 March,2021              11-23 May,202126 Oct-07 Nov,2021
30 March-11 April,202121 Sept-03 Oct,202109-21 Nov,2021
13 April-25 April,202128 Sept-10 Oct,202116 Nov-28 Nov,2021
27 April-09 May,202112-24 Oct,2021

Brief Itinerary of 13Days Goechala Trek : Day 1: Arrival at Bagdogra Drive to Gangtok. Day 2: Gangtok.  Day3: Drive to Yuksom. Day4: Trek to Sachen. Day5: Trek to Tchoka. Day6: Trek to Dzongri Day7: Rest Day at Dzongri. Day8: Trek to Lamunee . Day9: Kookrochoong Day10: Tchoka. Day 11: Yuksom. Day12: Drive to Kalimpong. Day13: Drive to Bagdogra Airport or NJP Rail Station or Nepal Border. Extension can be made to Darjeeling & Bhutan.

2). 17Days Singalila Ridge Dzongri Goechala Pass Trek : The Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek also referred to as the Round Trek in Sikkim is longer and strenuous than the shorter Goechala Trek starting from Yuksom.  This trek has two starting points, one can either start from Uttaray or from Upper Rimbi, either way both the trek routes in Sikkim will eventually meet at Laxmi Pokhari. The long and Beautiful Singalila Dzongri Trek winds through some of the most beautiful & secluded  part of the Sikkim Himalayas. This popular trek in Sikkim is meant for those looking to do a longer and strenuous Trek.

Brief Itineray for 17Days Round Trek in Sikkim starting from Upper Rimbi : Day 1: Drive to Gangtok. Day 2. Gangtok. Day 3: Pelling. Day 4: Drive to Upper Rimbi. Day 5: Trek to Naya Patal. Day 6: Trek to Yambong. Day 7: Trek to Gomathang. Day 8: Trek to Pangdin. Day 9: Trek to Bikhbari. Day 10: Trek to Dzongri. Day 11: Dzongri Rest Day. Day 12: Trek to Lamunee. Day 13: Trek to Goechala to Kookrochoong. Day 14: Trek to Tchoka. Day 15: Trek to Yuksom. Day 16 : Drive to Kalimpong. Day 17: Drive to Bagdogra Airport.

3). Brief Itineray for Round 19Days Trek in Sikkim starting from Uttaray : Day 1: Drive to Gangtok. Day 2. Gangtok. Day 3: Uttaray. Day 4: Chewabhanjyang. Day 5: Acclimitization Day. Day 6: Gairi. Day 7: Dhond. Day 8: Paharae Megu. Day 9: Lam Pokhari. Day 10: Gomathang. Day 11: Pangdin. Day 12: Ghattey Khola. Day 13: Dzongri. Day 14: Lamunee. Day 15: Kookrochoong. Day 16: Tchoka. Day 17: Yuksom. Day 18 : Kalimpong. Day 19: Bagdogra Airport.

4). North Sikkim Green Lake Trek : This is also among the popular treks in Sikkim and the trek route which lies close to the border with Tibet leads to the foot of Mt.Kanchenjunga on the North Side overlooking the Zemu glacier and the ring of seven thousand metre peaks all around. Closed to outsiders trekking to the green lake basin in North Sikkim was opened to foreign trekkers only in the eighties. The Green Lake Trek in North Sikkim is rarely trekked. This is because of it’s isolation and also because of the permit formalities. Therefore it will be a pleasure if one gets to meet some trekkers onb the route.

TRIP FACTS

  • Trek Grade :   Strenous to Moderate.
  • Minimum No. of Participants :   2 Pax.
  • Highest Point:   5500m(Zemu Glacier).
  • Highest Camp Site :   Green Lake (4930m).
  • Total No. of Days :   14 Days.
  • No. of Days on the Trek:   9 Days.
  • Style of Trek :   Camping(Tents).
  • Starting Point :   Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Ending Point :   Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Best Season :   March to June & September to December.
  • Customized private Treks can also be arranged for a minimum of two persons on request on a date of your choice.

North Sikkim Green Lake Trek a Brief itinerary :  Day 1: Arrive at Bagdogra. Drive to Gangtok. Day 2: Gangtok. Day 3: Drive to Lachung. Day 4: Drive to Zemu Chu. Trek to Talem. Day 5: Trek to Jakthang. Day 6: Trek to Yabuk. Day 7: Trek to Rest Camp. Day 8: Trek to Green Lake. Day 9: Exploration of Zemu Glacier. Day 10: Trek Back to Yabuk. Day 11: Trek back to Jakthang. Day 12: Trek Back to Lachen. Day 13: Drive to Gangtok. Day 14: Drive to Bagdogra Airport or NJP Rail Station or Nepal Border. Extension can be made to Darjeeling/Bhutan / Nepal.

5). Short Dzongri Trek in Sikkim : Trek to Dzongri Ridge from Yuksom a short  four Days Trek is also among the popular treks in Sikkim. This popular trek in sikkim entails just four days of trekking during this period a trekker gets to go upto Dzongri which is in the lap of the Kanchenjunga Range and gets to view upclose views of the Kanchenjunga Range from Dzongri Ridge.

TRIP FACTS

  • Trek Grade :   Strenous to Moderate.
  • Minimum No. of Participants :   2 Pax.
  • Highest Point:   4030m(Dzongri).
  • Highest Camp Site :   Dzongri (4030m).
  • Total No. of Days :   08 Days.
  • No. of Days on the Trek:   4 Days.
  • Style of Trek :   Camping(Tents).
  • Starting Point :   Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Ending Point :   Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Best Season :   March to June & September to December.
  • Customized private Treks can also be arranged for a minimum of two persons on request on a date of your choice.

Brief Itineray for Dzongri Ridge Short Trek in Sikkim : Day 1: Arrival at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail station. Day 2: Gangtok. Day 3: Yuksom. Day 4: Tchoka. Day 5: Dzongri Ridge. Day 6: Tchoka. Day 7: Yuksom. Day 8: Final Departure.

6). Singalila Pass Phoktey Dara Trek :  Also known as Varsey Rhododendron Trek, the singalila pass trek is moderate to easy trek in nature and climbs to the hiughest altitude of 3600m only at Singalila view point and Phoktey Dara. The 180 Degree views of Everest and Kanchenjunga range from these two vantage points make this among the popular treks in Sikkim Himalayas.

TRIP FACTS

  • Trek Grade :   Strenous to Moderate.
  • Minimum No. of Participants :   2 Pax.
  • Highest Point:   4990m(Goechla Pass).
  • Highest Camp Site :   Lamunee(4164m).
  • Total No. of Days :   13 Days.
  • No. of Days on the Trek:   8 Days.
  • Style of Trek :   Camping(Tents).
  • Starting Point :   Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Ending Point :   Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Best Season :   March to June & September to December.
  • Tour Avaliblity:   Join a group trek(dates shown below)/Private treks available on request.
  • Customized private Treks can also be arranged for a minimum of two persons on request on a date of your choice.

Brief Itinerary  for Singalila Pass Phoktey Dara Trek : Day 1 : Arrival at Bagdogra/NJP. Drive to Gangtok. Day 2: Gangtok. Day 3: Drive to Okhrey. Day 4: Varsey. Day 5: Joributey. Day 6: Kalijhar. Day 7: Singalila Pass. Day 8: Uttray. Day 9 : Kalimpong. Day 10: Final Departure

COSTS : Please write to us for Costs & other details

TOUR COST INCLUDES:

  • Hotel accommodation – twin share including breakfasts.
  • Twin share tent with mattress during camping/trekking.
  • Fully organized trek services with guide, porters, camping equipment.
  • All fixed three meals everyday during trekking/Camping.
  • All road transport as per itinerary by car/jeep.
  • Service of an English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to monuments visited.
  • All Permits for Darjeeling and Sikkim.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Sleeping bag; personal clothing/equipment.
  • Lunches and dinners during hotel stays.
  • Bottled or alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips, client insurance, evacuation costs.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.

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, 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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