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Best Trekking Tours in Gangtok

Gangtok, the lovely capital city of the north eastern state of Sikkim in India is a picturesque marvel. It is one of those places which are rich in scenic views and boast of the exquisite beauty lent by the Himalayas. The state of Sikkim often cited as the seventh heaven on earth is known for misty mountains and spectacular slopes which entice you with their beauty. Gangtok exudes several gorgeous hill ranges and a diverse terrain that allows a number of trekking options for adventure enthusiasts. Invariably, a trip to Gangtok will remain incomplete if you do not toss up some marvellous trekking expedition in the lap of breathtaking Himalayas.The best trekking tour of Kanchenjunga Base Camp is the best way to experience adventure and encounter some exotic and divine trekking trails in Sikkim.


Gangtok is renowned to have a splendid landscape with a tricky topography that allows all the adventure seekers the authentic taste of thrill and excitement. The captivating beauty of Himalayas is best appreciated with a trekking trip in Gangtok as you encounter the gorgeous waterfalls and sparkling lakes. The plethora of scenic vistas in Gangtok will make you breathe new life and keep coming back for bounteous best trekking routes and walking tours in Sikkim Himalayas. Embark on a trek with friends and family to witness the rolling green hills that kiss the azure blue sky in the backdrop of sprawling forests showcasing the postcard perfect beauty of Sikkim. From easy to difficult treks, Gangtok has a range of some finest treks in India. All you need to do is just step out of your comfort zone and plan a trip to Gangtok to have an unparalleled adventure on a memorable vacation in the midst of Himalayas. Whether you are an adventure aficionado or just a beginner on a curious streak, Gangtok is the perfect destination to encounter the alluring beauty of Himalayas on a trek. Find out the best trekking tours in Gangtok here.

Popular Packages

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  Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2018 10D 9N ₹ 14500 5.0 star View Details
  Yuksom Dzongri Trek in Sikkim, 2018 11D 10N ₹ 24900 5.0 star View Details
  Singalila Ridge Trek 2018, Sikkim 7D 6N ₹ 31720 4.0 star View Details
  Dzongri Goechala Trek in Sikkim 13D 12N ₹ 61262 4.0 star View Details
  Sikkim Dzongri Trek 11D 10N ₹ 22500 5.0 star View Details
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    Yuksom
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    To Book Call @ 7412020072Departure Dates:Sep: 22,29Oct: 6,13,20Nov: 1,3About the Goecha La trek:You are happily invited to take part in an 10-day trek to Goechala to watch the mighty Kanchenjunga closer to your eyes alongside the best Himalayan peaks in the region. The t...

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    Gangtok
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    Departure Dates: Sep: 15,22 and 29Oct: 6,13,20 and 27Nov: 3About the Yuksom Dzongri Trek:The Yuksom Dzongri trek will take you to the heart of the beautiful Sikkim landscape. One will be tasked to make their way through the rugged, challenging and fascinating trails. Off...

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    Darjeeling
    d7 Days n6 Nights

    About the Activity: With Singalila ridge trek extravaganza, brace yourself for some of the most breath-taking sights of the Himalayas. You will be making your way to the lovely Singalila Ridge, the international border line of India and Nepal. Enjoy the trail amidst the ...

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    Darjeeling
    d13 Days n12 Nights

    About the Destination: Embark upon Dzongri Goechala Trek, which is considered as one of the finest trekking destinations in Sikkim. Positioned in the Himalayan Mountains, this state offers many charms of nature. Abounding in culture, beautiful landscape and biodiversi...

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    About the Activity:This enchanting 11 day tour of Sikkim including Dzongri enables you to revel in a distinct experience since the location is brimming with serenity.Embark on this tour that starts at Bagdogra and then move to witness the unrivaled tranquility of Gangtok...

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    Darjeeling
    d18 Days n17 Nights

    Located in the laps of Himalayas, the small and beautiful state of Sikkim abounds in nature, culture and adventure. It has the unique distinction of being bounded by three sovereign nations; Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east and China's Tibet in the north. It also sh...

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    Gangtok
    d12 Days n11 Nights

    About the Activity:Have a good time in the most scenic places around Sikkim during this 12 day long sightseeing tour.The major places you cover are Bagdogra, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Pelling, Yuksom and Darjeeling.Sikkim being known for its clear mountain air, pristine landsc...

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    Darjeeling
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    About the Activity:Embark on this tour of 9 days that includes an invigorating Singalila trek; it covers the famous spots of trek lovers around Mt. Everest.You will be travelling through Bagdogra, Hee Bermiok, Samma Taar Nature Camp, Barsey, Jorebotey, Phoktey, Chiwa Bha...

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    About the Activity:Use this opportunity to cover the most scenic places in the foothills of Kanchenjunga with 14 day long trekking and sightseeing tour. Visit Mt. Thingchinkang is the highlight of this trip.Your trip will be going through some exotic locations such as Ga...

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  • d10 Days n9 Nights

    About the Activity:This 10 day trekking tour of Tholung takes you through a picturesque locality filled with beautiful valleys, tea estates, mountain peaks and much more.The places you will be visiting during this tour are Gangtok, Lingza, Tholung Gompa, Upper Tholung, C...

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    Gangtok
    d11 Days n10 Nights

    To Book Call @ 09024594670Departure Dates:Sep: 15,22,29Oct: 6,13,20,27Nov: 3About the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek:Kanchenjunga base camp trekking package for 8 days is right at your fingertips to let you marvel the adorning beauty and charisma possessed by the third high...

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    Guwahati
    d8 Days n7 Nights

    About the Activity: Located in the beautiful north eastern region of India, Arunachal Pradesh is a beautiful destination that is replete with all the glorious beauties. Make your dream of visiting this distant land come true with this beautiful Arunachal Pradesh Tour ...

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    Yuksum
    d7 Days n6 Nights

    About the activity: Designed specially keeping in mind all the features this place had to offer, this multiple sports trip to Yuksom will give you an overall experience of the beauty of West Sikkim. It is a complete package of few many things that hit the right spo...

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    Gangtok
    d13 Days n12 Nights

    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 par...

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    Gangtok
    d17 Days n16 Nights

    Yambong in Singalia presents the amazing Trekking experiences in Sikkim with the most spectacular sights of Mt. Everest ranges and Kanchendzonga. The region and tracks are full of beautiful flora and fauna which covers the South West of the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary ...

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Traveller Tales from Gangtok

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Ajit Khan

29 March 2016

Dzongri Goechala Trek in Sikkim is one of the best treks in the town. It had been a great trek. I had a lovely time there. It was awesome. I loved it totally. One should definitely try this to know how...

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Suryakanta Patil

01 July 2015

Located in the state of Sikkim, this Goecha La trek is my dream and desire come true. This trek is a treat to all the adventure lovers who are in our country or visit our country. This place is nestled...

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Apsara Mahajan

16 October 2015

Trekking in the state of Sikkim is very different and a unique experience that you would not gain from trekking in any other part of India. The Indian Himalayas trek in Sikkim is awesome and a must tak...

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Vinay Trivedi

17 November 2013

The trek might sound easy, but it is really not for the amateur trekkers. Guys, make sure you know enough about the Himalayan terrains and all the quotients related to height. Also, the vendor you go a...

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Anjali Malik

12 April 2015

Definitely not for the light hearts. Make sure you have enough experience of trekking before you indulge in the Goechala trek. From around 5000 ft. it will take you to a greater height of around 16,000...

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Dayaanidhi Devar

03 June 2015

Trekking through the entire Goechala trek route was not so easy...but then that was the real fun of trekking. Every single move on the trek got us closer to the charm of the snow-capped peaks. The ever...

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Aslesha Desai

14 September 2015

I am madly and deeply in love with Sikkim. I can't believe a place like this can be so beautiful and still people are unaware about it. Walking through narrow pathways and tiny hamlets on the way make ...

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Bala Khatri

16 September 2013

Awesome experience.my dream came true after this amazing trekking expedition. I must tell you the entire area so calm, it was nice waking up in the morning and heading towards the mountains.

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Bhima Sinha

15 May 2015

Kanchenjunga is certainly an epitome of beauty and Sikkim is one place that provides you with panoramic views. loved the entire trekking part. Great place, great people amazing time - thanks to our tre...

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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Gangtok

  • Q. When is the best time to visit Gangtok for trekking?

    The best time to visit the region of Gangtok is from March to June. This is the spring season which is a perfect time for trekking and various other activities in Gangtok.

  • Q. How can I reach Gangtok?

    By Air: The nearest airport to Gangtok is Bagdogra and is at a distance of 126 kms from there. You can take private taxis from Bagdogra. It takes about 4.5 hours to reach Gangtok from Bagdogra by road.

     

    By Train: New Jalpaiguri railway station is the nearest railway station to Gangtok and is located at a distance of around 148 kms. From here, you can get a taxi service very easily at an affordable cost.

     

    By Road: Frequent bus services are available from Siliguri and Bagdogra to Gangtok. These provide for an inexpensive medium of tour. You may also opt to go by taxi or car which may provide an additional advantage of stopping at places you feel like.

  • Q. Which are some famous winter treks in Gangtok?

    Some of the famous winter treks are:

     

    • YambongSingalila Trek: Yambong in Singalia presents amazing trekking experiences in Sikkim. This region consists of beautiful flora and fauna.
    • North Sikkim High Altitude Trek: The northern part of Sikkim is less explored. It consists of Mt. Khangchendzonga. The altitude is as high as 5250 mts and the treks are difficult.
    • Versay Trek: Situated between Singalila National Park in the South and the Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve in the North, this trek provides a scenic marvel in full bloom. It gives a 180 degree view of the nearby mountains.
    • Dzongri Trek: This is one of the finest treks in India and is a difficult one, even for the experienced trekkers. It provides one of the most beautiful sights of the surrounding mountains.
    • Green lake trek in Gangtok: Situated near Lanchen, this trek provides a mesmerising view of Kanchenjunga. The trek to Green Lake is a splendid walk with a variety of flowers like rhododendrons, blue poppies and primulas all in bloom.

  • Q. Which are some famous summer treks in Gangtok?

    Some of the famous trekking spots suitable for hiking in summers are:

     

  • Q. Is it safe to do trekking in Gangtok?

    Yes, it is completely safe to trek in Gangtok. Gangtok, Sikkim attracts tourists and pilgrims throughout the year. However, there are many treks that are difficult in nature and might require expert guidance and additional safety precautions.

     

    Some of the tips are to exchange the money at authorised dealing shops and always ask for a receipt. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Keep your documents handy while travelling, majorly your passport.

     

    Always carry a map even when you are with a guide. Do not leave cash or valuables in cars or taxis and majorly do not trust strangers.

  • Q. Which is the highest peak for trekking in Gangtok?

    Goecha La Trek is one of the highest peaks in India, trailing through Mount Kanchenjunga which has a height of 28169 ft. or 8586 metres. Goecha La is anothermost beautiful Himalayan treklocation, famous for its spectacular views of mountain peaks, especially the southwest side of Mount Kanchenjunga.

     

     It is the third highest peak standing in the whole world and can be seen from the top of Goecha La. Apart from this, you can enjoy a beguiling view of 14 other mountain peaks from Goecha La.

     

    Goecha La trek has a distance of 90 km which have to be covered in a period of few days, but it is expected to become easy to hike, once you get a grip of it.

  • Q. Can I do the Goecha la Trek? What sort of a trek is it?

    Goecha La is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayas. You can access the road to this trek by motorbikes. The trek initiates from Yuksom, and the best time to plan your trek here is in the month of May.

     

     Drench in the greenery of the Kanchenjunga National Park and discover the fine variety of trees and fauna. Although, it is quite challenging to cover the required distance in one day, the hike gets easier as you go.

  • Q. What sort of a trek is YuksomDzongri Trek? How much will it cost me?

    This is one of the famous short heightened treks in Gangtok. It is comparatively low in altitude than its peer, Goecha La. This trek initiates from Yuksom and ends at Yuksom.

     

    Offering the pristine views of meadows and grasslands, this trekking destination is a traveller’s dream and is often called as ‘walking in paradise’. It will cost you around 20,000 INR. Plan a trip to hike up this trek which can be done in a period of 10 days.

  • Q. Can I do Singalila Ridge Trek? What is the difficulty level?

    Yes, of course, Singalila Ridge Trek can be done. It is a moderately difficult trek situated at an elevation of 3695 m, which is rising steadily to the mountains of Kanchenjunga.

    You can witness a picturesque view of four out of world’s tallest peaks from atop the ridge. It is almost a 2 day trek to Singalilaridge .  You can indulge in a camping activity on your Sandakphu trek with parts in Nepal and parts of India, as they say, ‘Mountains know no boundaries’.

     

    However, this trek has stretched views of forests, rhododendrons and magnolias. The trek of  Singalila ridge can be done in two rounds or twice in a year. Each season offers a unique experience to the trekker. You will witness seasonal wildflowers blooming in the summers and snow patches on your trail in winters.

  • Q. What is special about Tholung Trek? Is it a difficult trekking option?

    Tholung trek in the North Sikkim is famous for its alluring rivers, lakes and tropical forests. This trek leads to lower valleys of ice cap mountains where you can sight grazing Yaks and cows.

     

    Walk through tea plantations, hillocks and monasteries. It is graded as an easy trek which is not very lengthy. This trekking trail has an elevation of 12000 ft but can be stretched to 15000 ft. It is usually a 5-7 days trek.

  • Q. What is the Green Lake Trek? Is it worth doing it?

     Green Lake Trek initiates from the beautiful Thangu valley and is situated at the base camp of Mt. Khangchendzonga.

     

    It is a melodious trek of North Sikkim, perched on the Zemu Glacier which passes through the meadows of the World Heritage Site of Kanchendzonga National Park.

     

    Green Lake base camp is more than 5,000 metres above sea level and is totally worth experiencing.

  • Q. How difficult is YambongSingalila Trek? How many days are required to complete it?

    Yambong in Singalila serves as an exotic trekking location, where you can sight rare view of five summits including Mt. Everest and Kanchendzonga. It is a high altitude strenuous trek which requires you to be fit and healthy.

     

    This trek is a moderately rated trail. The climb to YambongSingalila requires 10-15 days of hiking on the path and has an altitude of 5000 metres high. This place can be favourably visited from June to September & October to Mid-November.

  • Q. What sort of Trek is Khangchendzonga Trek?

    Mount Khangchendzonga is the third highest peak in the whole world and this moderately difficult trek is less than 4,000 ft to 16, 400 ft in height. This is full of musk deer and leopards.

     

    Get a stunning view of ice formations and Magnolia and Rhododendron trees. The best times for this trek are mid-March through April into early May. Also from October into mid-November.

  • Q. Is it worth doing Tosar Lake Trek? What sort of a trek is it?

    Tosar Lake is one of the popular hiking locations, bounded by Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet and is situated at the confluence of the Chola Range and the Mangan Ridge.

     

    It is a moderately difficult pass which makes its way through the forests of broad leaved plants and bamboos, temperate forests of conifer and moist alpine and rhododendron.

  • Q. What sort of trek is Versay Trek?

    The Versay Trek is a popular trek starting at Bagdogra and ending at the beautiful Versay crossing the areas of Hilley and Soreng. It is a famous trek known for blooming rhododendrons.

     

    Hilley is the most accessible place from where Versay is just 4 km away and this trek is also graded as a soft trek. The best time to visit Varsey is during the springtime which comprises of the months from April and May when the whole area turns really beautiful.

  • Q. Will we stay in camps during trekking in Gangtok?

    Yes, you will stay in camps during your trek session in Gangtok. Explore the daunting mountain slopes, dance around a campfire and go on a star watching experience during your Gangtok hike.

     

    You will find unique locations for your stay while trekking in Gangtok. During the hike at various sites you get to choose between spending a night gazing at stars or book a luxurious villa to stay in.

     

    Make that scrumptious meal over barbeque grills. Apparently, camps will be there in most of the treks but it’s always advisable to check the dates before booking, also collect information about camping facility in a particular trek.

  • Q. What sort of tents will be there for us?

    Tents will be spacious enough to accommodate up to 3 people. The tents will be waterproof, lightweight and equipped with comfortable sleeping mats or beds, compost toilets and hand basins.

     

    Stay in tents with insulated mats and sleeping bags, experience bonfire and music in the evenings.

  • Q. What things must I carry while going for trekking in Gangtok?

    The things you must carry while going for trekking in Gangtok include:

    • Walking stick
    • Map
    • Binoculars
    • Sleeping bag
    • Hiking shoes
    • Woolen clothes
    • Water, juices and energy drinks
    • Easy to eat snacks
    • Electric torch
    • Scissors
    • Sunglasses
    • Medical kit : equipped with medicines for motion sickness, fever and food poisoning
    • A good compass
    • An extra pair of clothes

  • Q. Is it safe for a solo female to trek in Gangtok?

    As stated earlier, Gangtok is a safe tourist destination. It is situated in Sikkim and has been rewarded as the safest state in the whole of India for girls. Thus, it is completely secure for a solo female trekker.

     

    As for girls, trekking is extremely safe. The vendors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with a single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent.

     

    Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.

  • Q. What type of sleeping bags will we get during the trek?

    Usually, all the lodges provide proper blankets and sleeping bags with efficient insulation and soft inner fabric. You will be provided with proper and comfortable sleeping mats.

     

    These will be long foamed mats on which a person can sleep with ease. These mats will help insulate your body from the cold ground.

     

    Although, it is still better to carry your own synthetic sleeping bags during the trek as you can experience rainfall or snowfall.

  • Q. What are the different things apart from trek which can be done in Gangtok?

    Gangtok is a beautiful place in the North of Sikkim. While there are many things that can be enjoyed in Gangtok. You can experience some of the below mentioned:

     

    • Mountain biking in the long beautiful roads or rugged terrains
    • Take a helicopter ride
    • Exploring various monasteries
    • Get into a water activity
    • River Rafting
    • Witnessing the picturesque waterfalls near the city
    • Take a Yak Ride
    • Explore the wilderness of Kanchendzonga National Park

  • Q. Which are some famous monasteries in Gangtok?

    The famous monasteries in Gangtok are:

    • Tsuk La Khang Monastery
    • Enchey Monastery
    • Rumtek Monastery
    • Ranka Monastery
    • Tsuklakhang Palace
    • Dodrupchen Monastery
    • Tashiding Monastery
    • Phensong Monastery
    • Pemayangtse Monastery
    • Tashiding Monastery