Thingchinkhang is one of the most picturesque trails among the various Himalayas Treks.
Thingchinkhang (6010m) and Mt. Jopunu (5030m) are settled in west part of Sikkim.
These famous cliffs go under Khangchendzonga National Park. It is famous for its natural richness bio-diversity, holy lakes and snow covered mountain tops.
This trail will let you wander through Rhododendron bushes and alpine meadows.
This trek will make you experience some of the organized treks to Dzongri, Guichala, Singalila, Green Lake, Gochala, Kanchenjunga trekking trails.
You get a chance to observe the steeply trails while going to Thangsing.
From here you will put up in camps and there after your journey will take you to Tsokha, which has dense forest.
While going back, you may encounter with Tigers on the way.
Green lake: Green Lake is one of the best in the regions in west Sikkim.
Mt Siniolchu, Mt Simvo, Mt Khangchendzonga, Mt Nepal Peak, Mt Tent Peak, Mt Kabru North can be clearly viewed from Green lake.
Goech La pass: It is placed at 16,200 ft and lies at the base of Mt. Kangchenjunga.
The awe-inspiring South-East face of Kangchenjunga is noticed directly from this pass.
Thangsing: It is located around 8 km from Dzongri in West Sikkim, on the Samiti Lake trek route.
Thangsing is bounded by woods of rhododendron and grasslands.
This area holds good and clear views of the Kanchenjunga, Pandim and Kabri.
How to get there
By Air: Sikkim doesnt 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 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. Temporary problems may occur.
By Rail: New Jalpaiguri connected with Gangtok is the closest railway station.
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: May to October
- Never use any uncertified or untested equipment.
- Check the state of the equipments before you start climbing.
- Trekking permit for restrained area needs to be received for this trek area.
- While trekking in this area, keep in mind that make sure that you do not dirty the surrounding places and camping sites.
- You should be physically fit.
- The maximum height of this trek is 6010m.
Things to Carry
- Walking stick
- Binoculars and camera
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking shoes
- Woolen clothes
- Water, juices, snacks
- Electric torch
- Medical kit
- A good compass
- An extra pair of clothes
Rabdentse: It was the second capital of Sikkim after Yuksam.
The scenic view from the top of the ruin can be observed.
There is a deep valley, from where the mystic heights of Khangchendzonga ranges is noticed and cherished.
Dubdi Monastery: It is located on a hill top over Yumsom and bounded by abundant forest.
This monastery can be neared by trekking only. The route passes through steep slope for about half an hour.
It is the perfect place for pilgrims and lamas.