Winter Treks in Sikkim

Thrillophilia offers some of the most breathtaking winter treks in Sikkim. Known for its diverse landscapes, our winter treks provide a range of experiences that range from easy to challenging adventurers. Some of the most popular winter treks in the region are the Goecha La Trek and the Dzongri Trek. We organise your trek itinerary in such a way that you can enjoy a safe, peaceful, and memorable trekking experience in the serene beauty of nature.

Each of these winter treks takes you through snow-covered meadows, dense oak and rhododendron forests, and spectacular lakes. They also provide amazing views of the majestic Mount Kanchenjunga, which is the third-highest peak in the world. If you are looking for a short trek, you can opt for the Varsey Trek and the Bajre Dara Trek. They offer a rewarding journey through beautiful rhododendron forests and serene mountain landscapes. 

One of the highlights of Sikkim winter treks is the chance to explore unique flora and fauna. The Rhododendron Trek in the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary allows you to witness the vibrant plant life and spot exotic birds of the region. 

So, book your winter trek in the beautiful region of Sikkim with Thrillophilia today!

Here are some of the best winter treks in Sikkim:

1. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek- The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek starts from Yuksom and leads you through magnolia, ferns, and rhododendron forests, tribal villages, and snowy mountains. This trek takes you to the base of Kanchenjunga at 8,586 metres, which is the third-highest mountain in the world. You will also see stunning views of Frey and Kabru Peaks during this 11-day trekking journey.

2. Goecha La Trek- The Goecha La Trek is one of the most difficult winter treks in Sikkim that lets you reach over 15,100 feet. This trek passes through thick forests and the beautiful Samiti Lake up to Dzongri for amazing sunrise views. It also allows you to soak in the beauty of the Kanchenjunga Range, the third-highest peak in the world.

3. Dzongri Trek- Starting from Yuksom, the Dzongri Trek is another popular 11-day winter trek in Sikkim. This moderate-level trek takes you through lovely spots like Khecheopalri Lake and serene high-altitude villages. It offers spectacular sunrise views of Kanchenjunga and Kabru Peak from Dzongri Peak, which is about 15,000 feet high. You can also stop by Laxmi Pokhari Lake to soak in the tranquillity.

4. Varsey Trek- If you are looking for some of the short winter treks in Sikkim with your family, you can undertake the Varsey Trek. This trek begins from Hilley and covers around 4 to 5 kilometres through the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, which is famous for its colourful flowers. You will also relish beautiful views, forests, and peaceful village life on this trek.

5. Bajre Dara Trek- The Bajre Dara Trek is an offbeat winter trek that allows you to pass through mystical forests to the Bhanjung Campsite. On this trek, you will climb to 11,000 feet to reach the Bajre Dara summit, where you will see stunning views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Although it is a new trekking route in Sikkim, it promises a unique adventure in the Eastern Himalayas.

6. Green Lake Trek- The Green Lake Trek is a dream come true experience for an adventure lover. Situated at the base of Mount Kanchenjunga on the Zemu Glacier, it is a snowy wonderland surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks. It passes through rhododendron forests and the Teesta River to provide you with intense natural beauty. The rugged and uneven terrains on this trail add more excitement to the Sikkim winter treks.

7. Rhododendron Trek- The Rhododendron Trek in Sikkim takes you through the beautiful Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in West Sikkim. This sanctuary is home to stunning views of peaks like Kanchendzongha and Pandim. Covering 104 square kilometres, it is a vital corridor for wildlife that connects two national parks. If you are looking for an ultimate family adventure in Sikkim, this trek should be your choice.

8. Sikkim Bikbari Dzongri Trek- The Sikkim Bikbari Dzongri Trek is among the moderately difficult winter treks in Sikkim. This 11-day trek takes you through stunning forests of oak, chestnut, and rhododendron to the meadows of Dzongri at 4,030 metres. Along the way, you will spot exotic orchids, birds, and maybe even a Red Panda. The trek also offers gorgeous views of Mt. Khangchendzonga and a chance to visit the sacred Khecheopalri Lake.

9. Singalila Phoktey Dara Trek- The Singalila Phoktey Dara Trek is a stunning winter trek in West Sikkim. It is a paradise for nature lovers as it passes through dense forests of rhododendrons and oak trees. The Achalley and Kalijhar campsites offer breathtaking views, with the Sleeping Buddha mountain close enough to touch. During sunrise, you can witness the spectacular sights of Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu. 

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Sikkim Winter Treks FAQs

How much does it cost to trek Kanchenjunga Base Camp Nepal?

The cost of trekking to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Nepal starts from INR 14,700 INR per person on our website. It includes a guide, porters, food, and accommodation. However, the price varies based on the group size, the itinerary, the type of stay option, and the facilities. 

How long is the Dzongri Trek?

The Dzongri Trek is one of those winter treks in Sikkim that usually takes about 8 to 10 days to complete. This duration includes your acclimatisation period in Yuksom before starting the trek. It is also an ideal time to enjoy the trekking journey and witness the breathtaking views of the Himalayas at your own pace.

What is the height of the Green Lake Trek?

The height of the Green Lake Trek is about 5,050 metres. It is a challenging trek due to its high altitude. This trek starts from the Zemu Glacier near Mount Kanchenjunga and takes you through snow-covered mountains, forests, and waterfalls.

Is the Rhododendron Trek worth it?

Yes, the Rhododendron Trek is absolutely worth it. It is one of the best winter treks in Sikkim that allows you to see beautiful red, pink, and white flowers in the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. The trek also offers incredible views of the Singalila Range, Yuksam, and Pandim.

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