Trekking in Sikkim

Sikkim Trekking Packages

Duration Price
Goechala Trek, Sikkim10 days & 9 nights
INR 15,950
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Sikkim11 days & 10 nights
INR 14,700
Green Lake Trek, Sikkim13 days & 12 nights
INR 65,000
Singalila Trek, Sikkim17 days & 16 nights
INR 41,999
Dzongri Trek, Sikkim11 days & 10 nights
INR 24,900
Tholung Trek, Sikkim9 days
INR 21,250
Tinjure Trek Gangtok7 hours
INR 1,606
Everest Singalila Trek8 days
INR 15,625

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, Goecha La Trek,  Dzongri Trek, Singalila Trek, Sandakphu trek, Tholung Trek, Versay Trek, Tosar Lake Trek, Green Lake Trek, Lhaba Tarum Tsachu Trek, North Sikkim High Altitude Trek, Everest Singalila Trek and many more.

Treks in Sikkim allow you to explore some of the unknown parts of the region with the distant valleys, scenic meadows, and snow-capped mountains. Bordered by Nepal, Bhutan, and China and regarded as the Himalayan Shangri La, Sikkim is celebrated as one of the lavishly kept secrets in the range of the Himalayas.

The freshness in the breeze and silence in the wilderness which the trekker experiences while trekking in Sikkim is worth cherishing. Not just its natural beauty but the scenic views of the region make the travellers stare at it for a long. Whether you are a nature lover or adventure seeker you will have the best experience here. There are numerous best treks in Sikkim that one can take each offering some of the most exciting surprises ever. With a plethora of scenic places and natural mountains, this destination is considered the seventh heaven on earth.

As you take one of these treks, you will get some hair-rising views of the surroundings which will make you want to stay in this region forever. Restore your soul in the old sod of the Himalayas as you take the secret trails to the summit. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and witness the distant flickering light at the small hamlets. As you keep continuing you will come across the enchanting waterfalls cascading down from the bosom of the mountains and luring you away. Not just this, also get a chance to witness the rich flora and fauna of this region. With the rare and exotic birds and plants, you will love to take some shots in your lenses. This time, get ready to experience the fun while you head out for the best treks in Sikkim.

Here are some of the best treks in Sikkim:

1. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek:

This is one of the most thrilling as well as amazing trek routes in Sikkim. The trail of this trek passes through the luxuriant forests of rhododendrons, spruces, giant magnolias, and pines, then merges into the lush green meadows and mystic pastures.

While trekking through this trek one reaches the western region of Sikkim which is quite close to the border of Nepal. The Kanchenjunga trek is wrapped with Kabru, Rathong, and Talung ranges towards its south and Pyramid and Kirat Chuli peaks towards its north, it is one of the most popular places for trekking in Sikkim. 

Altitude: 17,000 ft

Duration: 8 days

Best season: The months of April and May

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

2. Sandakphu Trek:

Sandakphu Trek is one of the mesmerising yet thrilling trekking in Sikkim which begins at Manebhanjan near Darjeeling. Covering approximately 32 kilometres, the trail winds through rhododendron forests and charming villages. 

Also known as the “Trekker’s Wonderland,” it will take you to the highest point in West Bengal, offering stunning views of Everest and Kanchenjunga. During this trek, you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring sunrise and sunset views, creating memories that’ll linger after the journey ends.

Altitude: 11,930 ft.

Duration: 6-7 days

Best Season: April-May and early October-December

Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult

3. Goecha La Trek:

Known as one of the most beautiful treks in Sikkim, the Goecha La trek is a must-do trek for you while you visit this exotic destination. Blessed with natural beauty and legendary chronicles this trek is a must do the trek for you. Trekking in this region of India allows you to explore some of the unknown parts of the region. As you take a walk through the rhododendron, pine forest, and oak trees you will be amazed by the wilderness of nature. Offering the majestic view of the mountains and the beckoning valleys you will remain awestruck with the beauty of the region.

As you keep moving further on your trek you will come across the magnificent view of the famous Kanchenjunga which is among the imperial vista of the other Himalayan Mountains. The menacing existence of Kanchenjunga and Pandim and the frosty track; all make Goechala trek one of the most romantic treks of the Himalayan range. Get ready to explore the vivid wildlife of this region with the rare flora and fauna as you continue your trek. 

Altitude: 16,200 ft

Duration: 11 days

Best season: Month of May

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

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4. Dzongri Trek:

For those of you who are looking for a thrilling trekking expedition, the Sikkim Dzongri Trek is another best trek for you. With the verdant beauty of the snow-capped mountains, deep valleys, and stunning hamlets, this trek is just perfect for nature lovers and adventure seekers. This trek takes you through some of the unknown places of the region. 

Also, popular among the people as a short altitude trek in Sikkim, this trek offers you a spectacular view of Mt. Pandim 6691m, Mt. Kabur North 7338m, Mt. Kabur South 7317m, and Mt. Kumbhakarna. As you keep continuing your trek you will come across the deep gorges and the hundreds of Rhododendrons. Pass through the distant valleys covered with lichen and moss as you keep continuing your trek. The scenic landscape of the region will make you wonder about the places that you will come across there. 

While you are heading out for this trek, you can also do some birding as this region is home to some of the rare and exotic birds. For the shutterbugs, they can click some of their best pictures here during the trek. Another best part about the treks is that you will come across the Bharal or Blue Mountain sheep which is very famous here.

Altitude: 16,404 ft

Duration: 11 Days

Best Season: March - October

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

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5. Singalila Trek from Utteray Side:

Singalila Trek from the Uttarey side is the most famous trek in Sikkim. Starting in Uttarey, the Singalila Range separates both Sikkim and Darjeeling from Nepal, and it is an exhilarating trek in Sikkim. 

During Singalila Trek in Sikkim, you’ll navigate through rhododendron-filled forests and quaint villages. The trail ascends to Singalila Range, providing awe-inspiring views of the mountain range of both the Sikkim and Nepal sides.

Altitude: 16,207 ft.

Duration: 15 days

Best season: March to May and September to November

Difficulty level: Moderate to difficult

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6. Tholung Trek:

The Tholung trek is located in the Northern region of Sikkim. The Tholung trek starts from the region of Bagdora and extends to Lingsha. It ascends through the beautiful valley of flora and fauna. The alpine trees and yak can be commonly seen in this region. While one trek through this trek, the Ring Pi Chi River acts as an ally. The majestic hamlets and hills make the visitors feel captivated, it is one of the most popular places for trekking in Sikkim.

Altitude: 7,999 ft

Duration: 10 days

Best season: March-May

Difficulty Level: Difficult

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7. Versay Trek:

The Versay trek is also called the soft trek and is located near the border of India and Nepal. This route is often considered an abode for rhododendrons. While trekking in Sikkim through the Versay trek one can indulge in the joy of bird watching and discovering the various aspects of the wilderness.

The facility of camping is also available on this trekking route. On the trekking route, there is the presence of several monasteries which can add charm to the trekking experience. The beautiful orchids are the striking feature of this trek.

Altitude: 10039 ft

Duration: 9 nights and 10 days

Best season: Month of December till the middle of March

8. Tosar Lake Trek:

The Tosar Lake trek is located in the middle of the Chola range and Mangan range. A giant peak of the mountain is situated towards the southeast direction of this lake. The trek possesses cows and yaks in the forest cover.

The trek passes through the temperate forest cover which includes the trees of Conifer, bamboo, rhododendron, and alpine. If one desires to witness the pristine floral cover of northern Sikkim, then the Tosar Lake is the best route for trekking in Sikkim.

Altitude: 13,123 ft

Duration: 16 days

Best Season: March - June and September - December

9. Green Lake Trek:

The Green Lake trek is considered the perfect blend of the pristine beauty and breathtaking views of the peaks which are high in altitude. The trail of this trek passes through a thick cover of forests, varieties of rhododendrons, and flowers that fill the trail with various colours, waterfalls, and various species of birds.

Green Lake is considered a restricted area, so not many individuals are allowed to explore the region. One needs to get prior permission in case one desires to explore the region beyond Green Lake. The most amazing aspect of the Green Lake trekking route is that the view of the various nearby peaks seems to be crystal clear when viewed from here. It is no doubt one of must-see sights in Northeast India.

Altitude: 16,191 ft

Duration: 11 days

Best season: Months of November till March

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

10. Lhaba Tarum Tsachu Trek:

The Lhaba Tarum Tsachu trek is celebrated for being among the best high altitude treks located in the region of Sikkim. The trek provides the tourists with a lush green wilderness, a great quantity of thrill and enticement. The Lhabha Tarum Tsachu trek is perfect if one desires to explore a place that is a blend of pleasure, adventure, wildlife, romance, and spiritualism.

The amazing peak of Kanchendzonga is just 16 km away when one trek through this route. The joy of enjoying the mountains is just brilliant when one trek through this route. This trek is also called a paradise of forested slopes of mountains, it is one of the most popular places for trekking in Sikkim.

Altitude: 8,694 ft

Duration: 6 days

Best season: March-May

Difficulty Level: Moderate

11. North Sikkim High Altitude Trek:

The peaks which are located towards the northern region of Sikkim offer a great opportunity in terms of trekking. The mountaineers experience their adrenaline flying high when they undertake the North Sikkim high altitude trek.

A large number of scenic sights and a bunch of hamlets can be easily seen on this trekking route. However, each of these places is not open to visitors; therefore before the start of trekking, one is required to take permission from the Indian Government.

Altitude: 14,239 ft

Duration: 15 days

Best season: May - October

12. Everest Singalila Trek:

If you are wondering what to do in Sikkim and have enough time in hand, then consider taking on a Sikkim Trekking adventure. Embark on a 9-day Everest Singalila Trek in Sikkim, which covers the spot around Mt. Everest. 

During this trek, you’ll be travelling through Bagdogra, Hee Bermiok, Samma Taar, Barsey, Joey Batey, Phoktey Dara, Chiwa Bhanjyang Pass, Hee Bermiok, Gangtok, Bagdogra, etc. Also, you’ll visit several towns and villages around Gangtok offering you glimpses of local life and culture.

Altitude: 12,245 ft.

Duration: 9 days

Best Season: October to December

Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium

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Which are the best short treks in Sikkim?

1. Darap Village: A tribal place and the tribe that lives here are called Limboo. If you have reached Sangchillong, this is the place to trek through. While trekking one can experience the diversities of nature. As you trek along the unique tribal Limbo dance will make you groove.

2. Damthang to Tendong: Damthang to Tendong is a short trek where you can easily take a troll and enjoy the scenic beauty around. Situated almost 14 km from Namchi, this trek is covered with dense green forests. Enjoy trekking in Sikkim on this amazing trek that is wrapped by Chola, Kachendzonga, Singalila, and Gurudongmar from all sides.

3. Pemayangtse to Sangachoeling: A combination of scenic beauty and adventure, this 1 hr short trek that joins two monasteries, is most loved by those looking for tranquillity. 

4. Hillary to Varsey: If looking for a track that is both beautiful and adventurous, Hillary to Varsey is the best option. This trek leads you to Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, where you can witness beautifully planted trees and animals.

5. Ravangla to Maenam Hill Top: At an altitude as high as 7400 feet in south Sikkim, Rabangla leads you to the mountain's highest point and is considered an ideal spot for people looking for a short trek in Sikkim. The rarely found birds like blue-fronted redstart, laughing thrush, and bubbler green-backed tit are the centre of attraction. The trek route from Ravangla to Maenam Hilltop is quite scenic and lets you visit the Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary. On a smog-free day, you can view the majestic Khangchendzonga Range.

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When is the best time to visit Sikkim for trekking?

The best time to visit for Sikkim trekking is during the spring and autumn seasons. From March to May, the weather is pleasant with blooming rhododendrons and other vibrant flora, making it perfect for trekking. During this pre-monsoon period, temperature ranges between 10 to 20 degrees Celsius in popular trekking regions.

The post-monsoon season, from late September to November, offers clear skies and crisp weather which provides excellent views of the stunning landscapes. This time is perfect for trekking in Sikkim with temperatures ranging between 5 to 15 degrees Celsius.

However, the monsoon season, from June to early September, experiences rainfall. During this time, the prices of accommodation are generally cheaper making your overall trip quite affordable.

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How can I reach Sikkim?

By air: You can get to Sikkim from Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal. This airport has good connections to big places like Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata. There are taxis and shared taxis available in Bagdogra that can take you to Gangtok, Sikkim’s capital. Gangtok is about 125 kilometers away and takes about 4 to 5 hours to get to.

By rail: New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP), situated in North Bengal, is the closest major railway station to Sikkim. Many places in India can be reached from NJP. From NJP, you can either take a cab or a bus to get to Gangtok, which is about 120 km away and takes 4 to 5 hours.

By bus: Sikkim is easily reached by road from towns like Kalimpong, Siliguri, and Darjeeling. From these cities, you can drive or take a taxi to Gangtok, the entry point to Sikkim. Through the roads, the trip from Siliguri to Gangtok takes about 4 to 5 hours and covers about 120 kilometers.

Is it safe to trek in Sikkim?

Yes, trekking in Sikkim is safe and offers an enriching experience for adventurers. The region prioritizes tourism safety, with well-marked trails, experienced guides, and proper infrastructure. Sikkim’s friendly locals and vibrant culture contribute to a welcoming atmosphere. However, it is still advisable to adhere to safety guidelines and have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience in Sikkim. 

How long is the Sandakphu Trek?

It is 65km long, and this trek takes you to the highest point in West Bengal. This trek in Sikkim starts from Jaubhari (6,400 ft). It then takes you to Sandakphu at 11,950 ft, which is the highest point in West Bengal. After that, you will head down to Sepi (6,243 ft) for around 6 days. This trek is all full of long and steep ascents and descents, so always be prepared. 

Is the Sandakphu trek difficult?

No Sandakphu trek is not difficult compared to other routes for trekking in Sikkim. That's because it features gradual climbs and clear tracks. With its gentle slopes and clear paths, the terrain isn't too hard. Thus, even newbies may enjoy it. It offers rewarding experiences without the extreme physical strain of harder treks. Moreover, it also offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest.

How difficult is the Kanchenjunga trek?

While the Kanchenjunga trek is one of the challenging treks, it rewards you with unparalleled experience. As one of the world’s highest and most remote treks, it offers a thrilling journey through pristine landscapes and diverse ecosystems. The trail boasts vibrant flora and fauna, picturesque villages, and breathtaking views of the third-highest peak, Kanchenjunga. While physical fitness and acclimatization are crucial, the trek’s difficulty enhances the sense of achievement. With proper preparation and a sense of adventure, you can easily conquer the Kanchenjunga trek.

How difficult is Goechala Trek?

The Goechala Trek is one of the most difficult treks in Sikkim, but it offers an exhilarating adventure for trekking enthusiasts. Spanning around 10 days, it involves steep ascents, rocky paths, and high altitudes, demanding a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization. The trail, leading to the iconic viewpoint of Goechala, presents breathtaking views of Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan peaks. With proper preparation, including endurance training and altitude acclimatization, you can easily complete this trekking in Sikkim tour and create memories for a lifetime.

How much does it cost to climb Kanchenjunga?

Trekking to Kanchenjunga may cost you somewhere near INR 16000 to INR 18000 and is considered as one of the breathtaking treks in India. 

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.

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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.

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

The Tholung Trek in Sikkim is a perfect blend of cultural exploration and natural beauty. This offbeat trek takes you through quaint villages, ancient monasteries, and pristine forests. The cost of the Tholung Trek will be around INR 21000-22000 per person. However, the cost of Tholung Trek depends on several factors like duration, amenities provided, and the travel agency chosen and thus can differ based on your preferences. This Sikkim trekking promises an enriching experience, showcasing Sikkim’s cultural heritage amidst breathtaking landscapes.

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

The Green Lake Trek in Sikkim is famous for its beautiful views of Kanchenjunga, the world’s highest peak. Nestled in the pristine wilderness, the trek unveils alpine meadows, vibrant rhododendron forests, and glacial lakes. While the trek is challenging due to high altitudes, rock terrains, and changing weather, the reward is the stunning scenery. Experienced trekkers seeking an offbeat adventure find this Sikkim trekking a truly special and fulfilling journey, as it connects with the wilderness of the Himalayas.

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

Yes, the Versay Trek in Sikkim is worth it for nature enthusiasts. This moderate trek combines lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Sikkimese villages. Offering stunning views of the Singalila Range and Darjeeling, it is a perfect choice for those seeking a shorter trek with diverse landscapes. Also, it provides an immersive experience of local culture and biodiversity. The charming trail and panoramic vistas make it a worthwhile journey, striking a balance between adventure and tranquillity in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas.

Which is the longest trek in Sikkim?

The Goechala via Dzongri is one of the longest routes for trekking in Sikkim due to its length and difficult terrain. It takes about 10 to 12 days to complete this walk, which passes through rough terrain, thick forests, high-altitude passes, and alpine meadows. The trek also involves sharp ascents, rocky trails, and river crossings, making it physically challenging.

Which is the most difficult trek in Sikkim?

Goechala Trek is one of the most difficult routes for trekking in Sikkim. The difficult landscape and high elevation make it one of the hardest treks in Sikkim. Trekkers have to deal with rocky trails, steep ascents, and erratic weather, which can include rain and snow. A high degree of physical fitness, stamina, and prior trekking expertise is required. Besides, you must also be able to navigate through thick forests, cross mountain streams, and camp in isolated wilderness.

How difficult is the Sikkim trek for beginners?

Different treks in Sikkim have different levels of difficulty for first-timers. Some treks, like the Dzongri-Goechala Trek, are harder because they have steep climbs and high elevations. You need to have done other Sikkim treks before and be in good shape. Some treks, like the Sandakphu Trek, are more beginner-friendly and appropriate for those with little fitness levels and hiking experience.

How many treks are in Sikkim?

There are about 15-21 trekking trails in Sikkim. However, the level of difficulty of these treks varies. While on the one hand, the Yuksom-Dzongri Trek is one of the easiest treks for beginners. The Goechala and Kanchenjunga Base Camp Treks are comparatively more challenging. No matter what trek you set out on, these treks let you view Sikkim's beautiful landscapes, diverse wildlife, and cultural treasures.

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

Sikkim Trekking Reviews

Vishal Patel
Reviewed: 27 Jun 2022
The trek was unique and challenging as well. Overall experience was good. Looking forward for upcoming tour and trek from thrillophilia.
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Arnab Ghosh
Reviewed: 11 Nov 2022
Really nice trek team and support team. Had an amazing experience.
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Siddharth Rao
Reviewed: 25 Jun 2022
The trek really amazing and those days were the best days of my life. The tour manager Mr. Kiran from Glacier Tour and Treks organized it very well
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Rajesh Sharma
Reviewed: 20 Nov 2018
About the operators: Thrillophilia ties up with trek operators for this amazing trek. The team that carries the group is well trained, well versed and allows the trekkers to focus on their trekking. To provide service at such altitude with smile on face is bliss. They also have some hidden gems plan... Read More
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Vipin C
Reviewed: 20 Nov 2018
"The beauty of this trek is all about the landscape. You start of the trek from dense forest with fresh streams and then to Rhododendron trees when you gain altitude , later which you would come across a beautiful valley overlooking Mt Kanchenjunga. Try out the local cuisine in Yuksom. Thukpa and Ch... Read More
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Manoj Acharya
Reviewed: 26 Mar 2020
The Singalila Trek by Thrillophilia had everything that I wanted from a trek .From adventurous forest trails to sights of the Everest, this trek was the most enjoyable experience of my entire life. The support staff, guide and even the whole organised process of the trek was all due to Thrillophilia... Read More

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