Top Treks in Sikkim

Top Treks in Sikkim

If there is paradise on Earth, it is found in Northeast India. A stunning display of waterfalls, mountains, and forests is what lays in the land of Sikkim. With clear skies and crisp air, it is a perfect place for hiking, trekking, and camping.

So, here is the list of some of the top treks in Sikkim.

Goecha La Trek

Duration:- 11 Days

Grade:- Moderate To Difficult

Max Altitude :- 15,100 Ft.

Best time to visit: April to June or September- October

Approx Trekking Km:- 90 Kms.

Perched upon the elevated peak of Goecha La, overlooking the great Kanchenjunga, this snow-covered trek is renowned for its marvelous beauty. Past the shocking Samiti Lake, the primary fascination of this journey is the 15 major culminations that can be seen from here, similar to Mt. Pandim, Mt. Thingchinkhang, etc.

But due to the harsh weather conditions, this trek is considered to be a bit difficult.

Kanchenjunga base camp trek

Duration:- 11-12 Days

Grade:- Moderate To Difficult

Max Altitude:- 16686.35 Ft.

Best time to visit: March to May or September- November

One of the most popular and thrilling trek in Sikkim, the Kanchenjunga trek route is long and quite strenuous. The immense popularity it owns is due to the lush forests of rhododendrons, pines, and green meadows.

Being quite close to Nepal, it is also surrounded by Kabru, Rathong, and Talung range among others.

Chilly nights and icy rocks can be difficult to tackle without proper equipment like spiky boots, ropes, layered warm clothes, and sleeping bags.

Rhododendron Trek

Duration:- 10-11 Days

Grade:- Easy to Moderate

Max Altitude:- 5669.291 Ft.

Best time to visit: March to April

Are you looking for a change in scenery? Are you a fan of beautiful flower valleys along with luxurious greeneries? Then this trek is for you. It is a good place for beginners to start their trekking journey and has a lesser elevation than others.

This short and easy trail presents beauty to all the senses with virtuous orchids and up to 8 varieties of Rhododendron lined up! Truly, a feast to eyes.

Just make sure to prebook the camping sites or take along your tents and sleeping bags. At night, a campfire is the best idea.

Green Lake Trek

Duration:- 11-12 Days

Grade:- Slightly difficult 

Max Altitude :- 16,191  Ft.

Best time to visit: November to March 

A marvelous blend of beauty and serenity is seen in the peaks of the Green Lake trek. Clear air and beautiful views in the route are a treat to savor after battling your way up this trail.

There is one condition on entries though. It has a restricted area, needing prior permissions before exploring the region beyond the green lake trek.

Everest Base Camp trek

Region:- Nepal

Duration:- 13 Days

Grade:- Difficult

Max Altitude :- 18,200 Ft.

No doubt, one of the most popular treks in India, this marvelous trail is excellent in terms of views, connectivity, and campsite. Although, people don’t prefer coming here during the harsh winter season due to weather conditions.

The peaks are almost every time lost in clouds, so beware on your way to the top. Just with past preparing, a decent physical make-up, and appropriate gear should you start your excursion here. Also, a medical check-up before climbing is a must.

Varsey trek

Duration :- 8-9 Days

Grade:- Easy 

Max Altitude:- 10039.37  Ft.

Best time to visit: December till mid-March 

A trek that is for everyone, each member of your family can enjoy this. Given that there are no underlying health issues.

This soft trek offers many activities like bird watching, rhododendron flower gazing, and charming monasteries that are found en route. To top off the full family experience, camping and accommodation facilities are found easily in this trek.

Kasturi Orar Round Trek

Region:- West Sikkim Himalayas

Duration :- 15- 16 Days

Grade:- Moderate to difficult 

Max Altitude:- 16410. 76  Ft.

Best time to visit: March to May or September- November

The trek starts from the historical region of Yuksom, the first capital of Sikkim. It goes up to Goecha la. From up there, the crystal clear view of Talung glacier is visible along with Mt. Kanchenjunga.

One of the most popular treks in ages, go for it if you have a good physique.

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