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Best Trekking Tours in Sikkim

Boasting of immensely beautiful natural backdrops and vast expanses of wilderness, Sikkim is often celebrated as one of the bountifully kept secrets of the Himalayas. Bordered by Nepal, Bhutan and China, Sikkim is credited for the diverse flora and fauna, splendid culture and awe inspiring landscapes which are worth cherishing. Not only is Sikkim the most scenic destination in the Himalayas but also a haven for avid trekkers. With a number of blossoming trekking routes, Sikkim offers the enriching experience of exploring the picturesque valleys, expansive meadows, mountain passes, shimmering lakes, lush greenery and sparkling rivers. The best trekking tours in Sikkim are a glorious opportunity to scale the towering peaks and savor the adrenaline rush that keeps you going. If you have decided to take a trip to Sikkim, add a trekking tour to your itinerary and you will forever feel more content with your vacation.

 

The stunning state of Sikkim has earned the reputation for blossoming treks and always extending a warm welcome to adventure junkies. With easy, moderate and difficult treks, Sikkim has added a new meaning to trekking in the midst of green cloaked hills and gushing streams. The easy treks like Sikkim Darjeeling trek and Yuksom-Dzongri-Goecha La trek are ideal for beginners presenting a mix of thrill and fun. Some moderate treks like Singalila Ridge & Goecha La and Green Lake allow avid trekkers to relish the allure of Himalayas with average elevation ranging from 2500m to 4800m. And for the experts, the high altitude treks like Sikkim Kanchenjunga trek and Kanchenjunga Base Camp in Sikkim take the meaning of challenge and adventure to a different scale. The beautiful trails in Sikkim offer one of the most unforgettable experience of life as you develop a close friendship with nature and conquer your fears. Push your limits and indulge in a trekking expedition to discover the Himalayas like never before in the midst of the captivating beauty of Sikkim. Read on to find the best trekking tours in Sikkim for an awe inspiring and adventurous vacation.

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    Sikkim Tour Package For 9 Days/ 8 Nights
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    Gangtok
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    About the Activity:Indulge in this 9 day tour of Sikkim for a relishing experience of the most beautiful region of north India.The breath taking landscapes that include mountains, waterfalls, forests, lakes and monasteries have been attracting thousands of people.During this tour you will be witnessing the charming beauty of Changu Lake, Lachung Chu, Yumthnag valley etc.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

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    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2017
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    Yuksom
    d11 Days n10 Nights

    About the Destination:Goecha La is a tiny place located in Sikkim, and Goecha La trek is a dream and desire for hundreds of adventure lovers throughout the country. Entangled amidst vibrant and colourful flora and fauna, it is also the way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park to dive into the natural beauty. It is not about Kanchenjunga alone but the combination of other big summits around it makes Goechala Trek an absolute adventure to many and it is a great pleasure to watch these summits from the landscapes filled with exotic flowers and immensely attractive meadows and forests.To watch the mountains clearly, you should visit Goechala during October to November since the sky will be completely clear during this time and the sunset, as well as sunrise views, would be perfect. But the cold climate that welcoming winter season would be a bit tough but still it is considered to be the suitable time to enjoy the snow-clad peaks without restraints. The altitude Goechala is posing before the trekkers is 4940 meters and that is the best reason for gathering trekkers from all over the world to the small state of Sikkim.About the trek:You are happily invited to take part in an 11-day trek to Goechala to watch the mighty Kanchenjunga closer to your eyes alongside the best Himalayan peaks in the region. The trek begins with your arrival at Bagdogra Airport or NJP railway station. Yuksom is where you will stay on the first night and from there, the exciting trek to Goechala commences. Teesta River and the uphill drive to cross a bridge in Legship will be an irreplaceable act of happiness. Yuksom to Sachen covering Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge and lush green forests will be the most happening route of the trek until you reach Tshoka that is undoubtedly beautiful with the presence of Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations and many more scenic visuals.Tshokha to Phedang will take you to experience the cuddling features of thick rhododendron forests whereas Dzongri will be offering you the best views of Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Kanchenjunga and Pandim which are the towering peaks in the Himalayas. Thangshing would be waiting for you with multiple prayer flags, chortens, and the abnormally beautiful views of the Pandim Peak along with the gushing sounds of Prek Chu River. Climbing uphill through the moraines, to reach the Samiti Lake and the Zemathang Plateau which are the gateways to Goechala. Capture all the possible moments overwhelmingly beautified by the sights of Kanchenjunga and other major peaks touching the white clouds above and complete your trek on the 11th day after returning to Yuksom and from there to Bagdogra.The two major things you should do before the start of the trek are making an entry at the police station with submitting a photo identity proof copies and paying the permit fees at the forest check post. Also, the camera charges would be additional but you can get this done with the help of your trek leader by paying the amount.Quick Facts: Trekking Distance: 90 Km Maximum Altitude: 16,200ft Temperature Range: April – June: 15 to 22 Degrees (Days); -1 to 7 Degrees (Nights) September – Nov: 10 to 15 Degrees (Days); -5 to 5 Degrees (Nights) Difficulty Level: DifficultStarting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at SankriRailway Station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station, which is 150 km away from YuksomAirport: Bagdogra Airport which is 170 Kms from YuksomBase Camp: Yuksom (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)ATM: Jorethong which is one the way Yuksom thas the last ATM point before your trek begins.

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    Silk Route Tour Package, Sikkim
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    Zuluk
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    About the Destination:There is no doubt that Sikkim is one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Blessed with wonderful scenic views, Sikkim is situated on the Himalayan foothills and proves to be a dream place for the visitors! Its various attractions like picturesque surrounding, pristine ambience, azure lakes, magnificent Buddhist monasteries, Khanchendzonga-the third highest peak in the world, lush forests and snow clad peaks make it a true natural paradise. The verdant green valleys, the quaint villages, the friendly local and the Sikkimese delicacies will definitely blow your mind away. Visit the soulful monasteries and watch the monks chanting a prayer. Meet the local people and learn about their culture and traditions. Not just this you will find a lot of beautiful items while you take a stroll through the markets. About the Tour:-Head out for this amazing tour in Sikkim and get a chance to explore the real beauty of this region.-Start your tour after reaching the Bagdogra Airport and then meet your representative. Get driven to your hotel.-Marvel at the sight of the beautiful Teesta River and watch the glorious sunset at Mankhim.-Visit some of the places like Kuekhola Falls, Thambi View Point and Lunthung View Point.-Explore the monasteries and the temples here. Head out for a stroll in the markets and buy some local items.-Meet the local people and in between enjoy some Sikkimese delicacies while you click some pictures.-Conclude your exciting tour and head back home with lots of memories.

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  • d10 Days n9 Nights

    About the Activity:The famous Goecha La Pass and Dzongri Trek has come again to invite those adrenaline pumping hearts to experience the colourful world of trees, rivers and mountain peaks alone and escape from the sad faces of the cities.Goecha La is situated at an altitude of 16200 feet in the district of West Sikkim. The steeps leading Goecha La would demand a high packet of energy. Several mountain peaks spreading across the Himalayan Ranges would accompany you throughout.Here is a 10 day tour of Goecha La pass starting from Yuksom and ends at Yuksom after 8 days of continuous trekking through the most celebrated rhododendron and alpine forests.On this moderate but strenuous trekking, you are going to find a lot of rejuvenating moments offered by the blessed nature.You can reach Yuksom on your own or select an option for transport from New Jaipalguri or Bagdogra at an additional rate.Highest point of the trek:  Dzongri at 4000 meters and Goecha La at 4950 meters.Access: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is well connected by train from New Delhi and Kolkata. Nearest  airport is Bagdogra, 10 Km from Siliguri. Connecting flights to New Delhi and Kolkata are available. Drive to Yuksom, West Sikkim around 160 km. 

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    Yuksom
    d10 Days n9 Nights

    About the Destinations: If you want to live a Himalayan trekking experience to the fullest, attempt the Goecha la Trekking in Sikkim. For, it takes you on a fulfilling and rich journey that has you capture the Himalayan framework like no other trek. Originating from the historic Yuksom settlement (1,780m), the trail ascends to pass through really old rhododendron forests to land at clearings formed by high altitude alpine meadows. With the incredible view of the Kangchanjunga, the highlight of this experience is the Goechala Pass (4,940m) from where the second tallest Himalayan peak seems just an arm’s distance away. Just right for a seasoned trekker, the Goechala trek in Sikkim puts forth challenges of subtropical bamboo forests, luxuriant ferns, and dense forests of oak to eventually open vistas that provide uninterrupted views of the Kanchenjunga.

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  • d11 Days n10 Nights

    About the Activity:Regardless of its size, Sikkim, the most cleanest state of India, submits surprisingly wonderful attractions, normally, nature's creations.To be amused at some of the pride possessions of Sikkim with the accompaniment of an enlarged sect of Himalayan mountain peaks, you are invited to join a pervasive trek to  Goecha La.From the Goecha La pass, one can absorb the undeniable views of Mt. Kanchenjunga.This 11 day trek starts from the moment you arrive at Bagdogra or NJP railway station in the morning on the first day.From there, you commence your tour, first to Yuksom and continue to sojourn in Sachen, Tshoka, Bhakim, Dzongri, Phedang, Thansing, Kokchurang, Lamuney etc.The thick rhododendron and oak forests will pave the way for an enthusiastic trek that goes through different yet challenging ascents and descents. Around 17000 feet altitude is going to be yours during this trek.Capture the beguiling beauty of the snow-clad peaks seen before your eyes, and the expansive green meadows in the valley down from the great height you are and search for the overflowing happiness.The package includes food, accommodation in tents and guesthouses as well as transportation during the trip.

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    Yuksom
    d11 Days n10 Nights

    About the Destination: A pictorial destination for the nature and adventure lovers, Goechala pass in Sikkim is amongst the most beautiful passes in the world. Embraced with the charm of high soaring peaks, stunning rivers, picturesque meadows and a wide range of flora and fauna, this pass in the North Eastern corner of India is also one of the most sought after trekking destinations in the country. Be it the narrow yet fascinating passes, whirly and rugged terrains, or the challenges offered by the high altitude of the Dzongri Goechala trek which make it difficult, everything about this trek is very captivating! Originating from Yuksom, this 11days trek takes you through several other captivating destinations, mountain peaks, plains and valley. While on this trip, be always prepared to witness all the marvels of the nature at your every step!

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  • d10 Days n9 Nights

    About the Activity:Quite a famed trekking destination is Goecha La, its trails go through the subtropical forest covers of bamboo, ferns and orchids and then to the forest bends of oak and rhododendron trees.You are happily invited to take a break from your humdrum and then get ready to do a 10 day trek to Goecha La, the land of vast alpine meadows.The unfiltered views of the East Ridge of the royal Kachenjunga are the reason why Goecha La is termed to be a favourite adventure spot.Yuksom, Tshoka, Dzongri, Lamuney etc are some of the principal locations you come across during this trip. Once you arrive at NJP around morning, you would be taken to Yuksom and then you are free to explore and experience the beauty shared by the regions aplenty.This particular package provides you with food, accommodation and transportation during the tour.The brief itinerary of the tour is as follows:Day 1: NJP to Yuksom(5,800 ft). 8 hrs driveDay 2: Yuksom (5,800 ft) – Sachen (7,200 ft).4 hrs.Day 3: Sachen (7,200 ft) – Tshoka (9,650 ft). 4 hrs.Day 4: Tshoka(9,650 feet)- Dzongri(12,980 feet) via Phedang(12,050 ft). 5-6 hrs.Day 5: Dzongri(12,980ft) – Thangsing (12,930). 4-5 hrsDay 6: Thangsing –  Lamuney via Kockchurang(12096 ft).2 hrs.Day 7: Lamuney(13,693 ft) – Goechala(16,207 ft) and back to Kockchurang.10-12 hrs.Day 8: Kokchurang – Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hrsDay 9: Tshoka – Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. 6 hrs.Day 10: Drive back to NJP.

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    Gangtok
    d11 Days n10 Nights

    About the Destination:Dzongri Trek is considered as one of the shortest high altitude trekking in Sikkim. This trek has been attracting a lot of travellers from far and wide.  Nestled high in the Himalayas between China to the north, Bhutan to east and Nepal to eastern frontier, Sikkim is often described as a land of unparalleled scenic beauty. A hidden gem in the north-eastern region of the country, trekkers on this trek gets introduced to the fascinating beauty of picturesque landscapes, exotic wildlife and rolling wildlife. The Yuksom to Dzongri trek in Sikkim is one of those trekking trips in India that will bring you to virgin, undiscovered lands coupled with the towering mountain peaks for a company that will ensure that you are among great company. The trek is often dubbed as ‘walking in Paradise’ and can be safely said that it is a traveller’s delight. As you continue your trek you will come across the sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri. Treat your eyes to the view of the mountains with a patchwork of green and gold streaked with blue made by the snow-capped mountains at the distant. As you keep continuing your trek you will also you will also come across some rare birds and animal species which will make you want it to explore more and more. Feel the thrill as you continue your trek through the verdant valley and the deep gorges as you keep continuing your trek. Although the Yuksom Dzongri Trek is considered as a remote trek this treks is very famous among the trekkers and the nature lovers. Pass through the hundreds of Rhododendron and valleys covered with lichen and moss. One can also do birding and also encounters with herds of Bharal or Blue mountain sheep which is very famous here.About the Departure: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. Offering you a glimpse of some of the magnificent peaks like Kabru (7,353m), Ratong (6,678m), Kanchenjunga (8,534m), Koktang (6,147m), Pandim (6,691m) and Narsingh (5,825m). Along with your way to the Dzongri peak, you can also visit several other attractions as well.This includes some of the popular and stunning waterfalls within the region, sunset point like Tiger Hill in Darjeeling which will cap off a wonderful trek. The trek will lead you to some of the majestic sights of the mountains and the distant valleys. This trek is considered as a moderate trek.  The temperature here might go beyond the freezing point at any time of the year. This exotic trek takes you through the thick pristine forest of Sikkim Himalayas takes you to the highest point of at Dzongri Top around 15000 ft from where one can imbibe the splendour of Kanchenjunga National Park.  You will complete this trek in a period of eleven days. Come across the famous and beautiful Khecheopalri Lake. It is believed that the birds here do not allow any leaves to fall on the lake. This trek shares the similar trek course to Chaurikhang the HMI Basecamp and Goechala Trek and starts at Yuksom. Listen to the chirping of the birds and spend some time staring at the small lakes while you head out on this trek. Head out for this amazing trek and also get a chance to explore the beautiful northeast. An augmentation of the Dzongri Trek, the Yuksom-Dzongri Trek brings the crude trekking adventure at its best beyond and past the glades where the trekkers can come close to nature.Yuksom Dzongri trek Highlights:- Yuksom Dzongri Trek is one the most prominent short high elevation trek and is considered as a shorter form of the Goechala Trek.- This trek will take you through some of the most beautiful views of the majestic mountains and the beckoning valleys.- Spend some time staring at the might white peaks and pass through the small streams on your way.- Catch a glimpse of some of the magnificent peaks like Kabru, Ratong, Kanchenjunga, Koktang, Pandim and Narsingh.- Visit the waterfall and spend some time getting close to nature.- Also, meet the local people here and get a chance to know about the culture of Northeast.Quick Facts:Trekking Distance:  50kmMaximum Altitude: 13,700ftDifficulty Level: Moderate Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station which is about 150 kilometres away from YuksomAirport: Bagdogra Airpot which is 135 kilometres from Yuksom

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    About the Activity:Fixed Departure Dates - 4th, 11th, and 18th of June, 5th and 9th of November, 17th and 24th of December, 2016.Pack your bags to take part in a 9 day long trekking to Goechala in Sikkim and enjoy the tough paths to the top of several snowy hills.Your trek starts from Yuksom, enjoy an overnight stay there and from the next day onward you will be trekking all around.Start the trek to Sachen from Yuksom which will take almost five hours, rivet in the beauty of Rathong river valley and also enjoy the serenity of  Tshushay Khola falls.Trek for four hours from Sachen to reach Tshoka where you will spot monasteries and cafes and also have a glimpse of the majestic Pandim mountain in Kanchenjunga.The next day will be really awesome since you will get a chance to see various peaks in the Himalayas from Phedang and Dzongri.Dzongri top is the main destination for the fifth day of the tour from where you can experience an enthralling view of many peaks spreading in the Kanchenjuga range.Reach Thansing for an overnight stay and from Thansing you will trek to Lamuney the next day which will take 2 to 3 hours and also have the sight of Samiti lake for a while.Get back to Lamuney for an overnight stay and then wake up for the most challenging trek the next morning to Goecha La and then walk to Thansing that consumes almost 11 hours of your day.Enjoy the trail to Tshoka through the thick forest and you will reach the destination after 7 hours of walk and take rest in the camps.Trek back to Tshoka from Thansing which will take 7 hours at the maximum and then on the last day you will reach Yuksom by evening where your tour ends.

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  • d7 Days n6 Nights

    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 05-11-2016This is one of the best adventurous trips through the Silk Route in Sikkim for 7 days covering the beautiful locations around Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan ranges.Get a transfer from New Jalpaiguri to Sillery Gaon from where you will start your cycling trip through the serene valleys and scenic mountain roads.Rishikhola, Zuluk, Nathang Valley etc are the major points to visit during your tour.Pickup and drop point is NJP Railway Station is at around 10 A.M and approximately at 02:00 P.M respectively.The package is inclusive of food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

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    Yuksom
    d10 Days n9 Nights

    About the Activity:Fixed Departure: 02-10-2016Pack your bags to take part in this amazing 10 days long trekking to Goechala in Sikkim and enjoy the tough paths to the top of several snowy hills.Your trek starts from Yuksom, enjoy an overnight stay there and from the next day onward you will be trekking to different tourist spots.The trek will go through Sachen, Rathong river valley, Tshoka, Dzongri, Thansing, Lamuney  with challenging and moderate paths.The main attraction of the tour is the trek to Goecha La and wind up the tour after getting dropped off at New Jalpaiguri railway station.The tour is inclusive of food, accommodation and transportation during the tour.

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  • d11 Days n10 Nights

    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, Yuksom, Tshoka, Dzongri and Darjeeling.Pass through the captivating mountain peaks, monasteries, tea plantations, museum and pagodas.Indulge in a local sightseeing which lets you mingle with the native people and from them you will get to know more about the indigenous culture and tradition.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

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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 landscapes and quaint monasteries, attracts a number of tourists year around.Spot Siberian tigers and red pandas at the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, catch the sunrise over the Kanchenjunga Peak, visit Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom tour and Rumtek Monastery.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip. 

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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, Changey and Singhik.Embark on to relish the sights of tea plantations, tropical forests, rustic hamlets, alluring rivers and lakes, monasteries, hillocks, mountain peaks etc.The routes are perfect for those who really seek for trekking in north east.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Sikkim

  • When is the best time to visit Sikkim for trekking?

    This beautiful state of Sikkim observes five seasons, winter, summer, spring, autumn and monsoon respectively.

     

    The best time to visit Sikkim is between March to June. Sikkim is ideal for hiking in the summer’s season. Summers provides a fine time to enjoy the blooming rhododendrons and orchids that grow in the region.

     

    This is the spring season which is a perfect time for involving in various activities in Sikkim and Gangtok. However, in the peak season you will have to face scorching heat.

  • How can I reach Sikkim?

    Sikkim is well connected by all different means of transportation. But, since it is a mountain territory, it does not have a railway station. Bagdogra serves as the nearest airport which is at a distance of 120 km from Sikkim.

     

    You can even take a helicopter ride to reach Sikkim. Sikkim is near to the railway stations of Siliguri and New Jalpaiguri railway station. Moreover, you can board a bus to reach Sikkim.

  • Are there separate Winter/Summer special treks in Sikkim?

    Yes, there are separate winter and summer special treks in Sikkim like the famous winter trek of Goecha La and the summer trek of Dzongri.

  • Is it safe to trek in Sikkim?

    Sikkim has been rated the safest places in India, thus, we can conclude that it is completely safe to plan a trekking getaway in Sikkim. This destination serves some of the most exquisite trekking locations which have been enticing tourists ever since.

     

    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.

  • Which is the highest peak for trekking in Sikkim?

    Goecha La Trek is one of the highest peaks in India. This trails through spreads of green and rhododendron flowers while witnessing the sunlit peak of Mount Kanchenjunga which is at 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. Being the third highest peak in the world it 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 has to be covered in a period of few days, but it is expected to become easier to hike as you get the hang of it.

  • Can I do YuksomDzongri Trek? What sort of trek is it?

    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 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 per person.

  • What sort of trek is Tholung Trek? How much will it cost me?

    Embark on this amazing journey from Bagdogra and meander in the tea plantations, spreads of flora and fauna, witnessing cows and yaks on your way up the hill.

     

    Tholung trek in North Sikkim is famous for its alluring rivers, lakes and tropical forests. You will have to pay the cost according to the package you select or the days you require to hike.

  • Can I do Kanchenjunga Base camp Trek? What is the difficulty level?

    Yes, one can enjoy the picturesque Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Sikkim. Mount Kanchenjunga at an altitude of 8,586 metres is the third highest peak in the world and can be seen from the top of Goecha La, standing in parts in Sikkim and partly in Nepal.

     

    Kanchenjunga trek is considered as one of the most adventurous peaks. This peak offers some challenging yet delightful trails and is undertaken by trekkers from different parts of the world. This trek has the highest elevation of 5200 metres, thus, serving as a perfect climb for the adventure seekers.

     

    This trek is really lengthy and will kick through your adrenaline spine. It is a moderately difficult level of trekking. The best month to visit Kanchenjunga Base camp in summers is from March to May as this is the most pleasant time for trekking in this area.

  • What is special about Green Lake Trek? Is it a difficult trekking option?

    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.

     

    This trek takes you to the sprawling green landscape, dotted with few alpine trees and a serene lake situated at the base of third highest mountain. Green Lake base camp is more than 5,000 metres above sea level and is totally worth experiencing. This trekking trail can be climbed in the months of April and October.

  • What is YamongSingalila Trek? Is it worth trekking it?

    Yamong in Singalila serves as an exotic trekking location where you can enjoy a 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 this peak has an altitude of 5000 metres high. This place can be favourably visited from June to September & October to Mid-November.

  • How difficult is LhabaTarumTsachu Trek? How many days are required to complete it?

    The LhabaTarumTsachu trek is celebrated for being among the best high altitude treks located in the region of Sikkim. LhabaTarumTsachu Trek is located in Gangtok and is just a 16 km distance to the tall and famous kanchendzonga peak.

     

    This is a slightly moderate trek which gets difficult at times. It is a 5-10 days hike depending on the speed you travel with. Apparently, the best season to plan your trek to LhabaTarumTsachuis from March till June and from August till November.

  • Is it worth doing Versay Trek? What sort of trek is it?

    The Versay trek initiates at Bagdogra and finally reaches the Versay though areas of Hilley, Dentam and Soreng. This is a fairly easy trek of 3060 m which could be completed in about a week’s span.

     

    You can indulge in joy of bird watching and meandering in the shaded journey of rhododendrons or discovering the wildlife. 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 called as a soft trek.

     

    The best time to visit Varsey is during the springtime which comprises of the months of April and May when the whole area turns really beautiful.

  • Will we stay in camps during trekking in Sikkim?

    Yes, you will stay in camps during your trek session in Sikkim. Explore the daunting mountain slopes, cook that scrumptious meal over barbeque grills, dance around a campfire and go on a star watching experience during your Sikkim hike.

     

    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 the camping facility in a particular trek.

  • What sort of tents will there be?

    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.

  • What things must I carry while going for trekking in Sikkim?

    Trekking in Sikkim requires you to be well equipped. You must carry these mandatory items when planning the trek:

    • 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

  • Is it safe for a solo female to trek in Sikkim?

    Sikkim is a safe destination 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 also extremely safe.

     

    The vendors have highest regards for women safety and 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.

  • What kind of sleeping bags will we get during the trek?

    Usually, all the lodges provide proper blankets and sleeping bags, with soft inner fabric, heat and insulation. These mats will help insulate your body from the cold ground. You will be provided with proper and comfortable sleeping mats.

     

    These will be long foamed mats on which a person can sleep with ease. Further, it is still advisable to carry your own synthetic sleeping bag during the trek as you can experience rainfall or snowfall.

  • What are the different things apart from trek which can be done in Sikkim?

    Sikkim is in the north eastern state which highlights discipline and adventure in one’s life. Discover the various activities which are popular in Sikkim apart from trekking in the Himalayan Range. Here is the list of things you can do:

     

    • River rafting on the Teesta
    • Bird Watching in Kewzing
    • Cable Car Ride in Gangtok
    • Mountain Biking in Gangtok
    • Yak Ride near Tsomgo Lake
    • Visiting Rumtek Monastery
    • Flower Exhibition at White Hall
    • Caving in the North Lha-ri-nyingphu
    • Enchanting beauty of Seven Sisters waterfall
    • Discover the famous Sikkimese nightlife

  • Which are some famous monasteries in Sikkim?

    Some of the famous Monasteries which are located in Sikkim are:

     

    • ChawengAni Monastery
    • Lachen Monastery - North Sikkim.
    • Lachung Monastery North Sikkim
    • Tholung Monastery
    • Phodang Monastery
    • Phensang Monastery
    • Ralang Monastery
    • Yangyang Monastery
    • Namchi Monastery
    • Tashiding Monastery, Gangtok
    • Phensong Monastery, Gangtok
    • Pemayangtse Monastery
    • Enchey Monastery
    • Rumtek Monastery, Gangtok
    • Rhenock Monastery
    • Khecheopalri Monastery
    • Dubdi Monastery
    • Ranka Monastery, Gangtok

Traveller Tales from Sikkim

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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 midst colourful, unique, and vibrant flora and fauna. This trek also paves way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park that can be visited in a day. This trek is an opulent beauty as it opens doors to murky valleys, snow clad mountain peaks, astonishing lakes, and lovely rivers in Sikkim. I was just marvelled at the spectacular beauty of this place.

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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 ft. Pack well before you start, get all the required info form the trek operator and do your own research on it. To be on the safer side, try to book it with this organiser as they have the best of the Himalayan trek guides and other crew members.

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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 this place all the more interesting and worth the effort.

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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 trek guide who made sure people were satisfied and enjoying the trek.

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Avani Kakkar

17 December 2015

Trekking, mountaineering, camping, rock-climbing-I did everything I always wished for on this trek. The lovely sceneries and ranges of mountains took my breath away for the moment and I was gasping at the views.

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sudha b

15 May 2017

I decided to do a solo Himalayan trekking in a spur of the moment, on a Sunday afternoon. I randomly googled for the organisers and Thrillophilia were the only guys to come back with answers. They suggested me to do the Sandakhphu trek as it was my first trek as well. And I am glad they did.I would recommend this trip to anyone who is looking for an adventure as the difficulty is easy to moderate. This lets you experience not only the rich flora and fauna of the region but also gives a glimpse of the lifestyle of the pahadi people. Finally, as we watched the Mountain Goddess Kanchenjunga shining in all its grandeur, at Sandakphu, we felt every bit of the effort is worth it.

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Arjun Talwar

15 November 2013

We started our trip from the Bagdogra airport and then went Gangtok that almost took two hours on road. We stayed there for two days, because we had to explore that place to our fullest. We visited many awesome places of Gangtok, wao ita a wonderful city always crowded by tourists. after that we headed for Dzongri via Yuksom and Tshoka. Trekking at Dzongri was very adventurous trip for all of us. From there we went to Darjeeling the ultimate beauty. I never expected that these places would be so amazing.

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Deepesh Namboothiri

25 January 2015

For those who want to join this trek, they must have prior trekking experience. And if possible they should have Himalayan trekking experience. Once done, they can sign in for the much acclaimed Goechala trek and enjoy the thrill of the Himalayas. Only make sure, while booking, the trek operators provide you with all the required info. I would personally suggest to book with this organiser as they have been very reliable and trust worthy to me during my other treks as well.

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Ashutosh Kothari

06 April 2015

A full 10 out of 10 for the Green Lake Trek in Sikkim. Over the 13 days of this enthralling trek, I and our entire group members were all so captivated by the beauty of the Himalayas of Sikkim. If you are planning for this one sooner or later, be sure to experience a lot of variations in the terrains. At places, they might appear easy and other places it might be a bit challenging to strenuous. In a nutshell, it was an amazingly awesome experience we all had.