Singalila Trek in Sikkim is said to cover the political boundary between Nepal and Sikkim. Singalila trek has a barren landscape with sheer and stony hills. The folds and green pasture of Singalila adds enjoyment to trekking at Singalila. It offers glorious views of the Himalayas Treks. You will find this trek amidst the opulence of the mountain peaks, lush green valleys spilling waterfalls, fast flowing rivers, gorgeous monasteries and terraced hills.
Sikkim offers its visitor a rare and out of the ordinary experience. Most of the dwellings in Sikkim are rustic, consisting of a bamboo structure woven with workable bamboo and coated with cow dung, providing a warm interior. In the higher elevations, houses are made of wood. Sikkim is one of the few states in India to receive regular snowfall.
Sericulture Center: Visiting this Nature Interpretation Centre can be a good learning session. Many farmers are engaged at this center.
Megma: Megma is a small village which has a tiny monastery and spectacular Chorten-stupa.
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How to get there
By Air: Sikkim doesn't have any airport, but the nearest Airport is Bagdogra (near Siliguri) in West Bengal, which lays only 125kms away from Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. Bagdogra is linked with cities like Delhi and Kolkata.
By Road: Sikkim can be reached through northern areas of West Bengal. Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Siliguri are directly connected to Gangtok and other cities of the state. Avoid traveling during the monsoon seasons.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri near Siliguri which is linked with Gangtok. Gangtok has an extensive rail network with major railway stations in India, such as Kolkata, Delhi. It is also linked with the cities of northeastern India like, Guwahati.
Best time to visit: June to September & October to Mid November.
- While trekking in this area, make sure that you do not dirty the surrounding places.
- All the waste should be disposed off away from the camping site.
- You can reach up to 3600 m on this moderate trek.
- Above average physical fitness required for this trek.
Things to Carry
- Walking stick
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes
Other Attractions in the Vicinity
Nathula: Only around 56 km from Gangtok, ˜Nathula Pass is set at an elevation of 14,200 ft. A tranquil place is bounded by alpine flora and fauna.
Sangacholing Monastery: Sangacholing Monastery was established in 1697 at Pelling. It is one of the ancient monasteries in the State.
Kopche: Trek down for about 1½ hrs from Garakhet to Megu. From the the place called Kopche, the route becomes steep and after climbing down you will reach to Megu valley.