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Mohit Rathode


This must be on everyone’s to do list while travelling up north! Be it the mountains or the rivers, the trek shows you the amazing places around Sikkim...


Ashutosh Kothari


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...

Green Lake Trek Overview

About the Green Lake:

A wonderland in the North Eastern part of the country, North Sikkim is one of the least explored destinations in the country. Jotted with scenic lakes, lofty mountains, colourful meadows, rich flora and dense forests, it truly proves to be a paradise for the visitors.

Green Lake near Lachen is one such hidden gem that allows amazing view of the Kanchenjunga and other glorious Himalayan peaks. Adventurers embark on the famous Green Lake trek Sikkim, to revel in the beauty of the mountains! The winding road that leads to this stunning lake is interspersed with a large variety of rhododendrons that are a sight for the eyes. Though the going is tough through rocky terrain and dense forests, the end result is worth the effort.

About the Green Lake Trek:

A walk with nature is meditative, therapeutic and exciting! Begin your 13-day green lake trekking tour from Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and drive to Sikkim’s capital Gangtok. Along the drive, the gurgling Teesta River and the mountain ranges will surely mesmerise you with their immaculate beauty.

The Sikkim Green Lake trek begins from Lachen, slowly scale heights and traverse through forests to reach the destination - Green Lake in North Sikkim. Rugged and uneven terrains, bright and colourful flowers, rare orchids and panoramic views are the main attraction on the way.

Quick Facts About Green Lake Trek:

Meal Types: Vegetarian

Activities: Trekking, Ropeway Ride, Camping

Duration: 12N/13D

Green Lake Trek Total Trekking Distance: 32km

Maximum Altitude: 5,050m

Temperature Range: Summer: 100 to 280C; Winter: -50 to 150C

Green Lake Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Green Lake Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Drive from Gangtok to NJP/Bagdogra Airport (4-5 Hours)

    Tour Ends Here

    On the last day of the green lake trek, Sikkim,, you will finally be driven towards the Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. With your droop at the respective spot, this exciting Green Lake trek will finally come to an end.

  • Day 2 - Drive from Gangtok to Lachen (2,700m) (5-6 Hours)

    Tashi View Point, Phodong Monastery, Kabi Longstok, Mangan, Chungthang

    Today’s drive will take you from Gangtok to Lachen, a small town in North Sikkim and a popular halt for trekkers who want to explore the soul of this region. The journey will take you through various points of interest such as the Tashi View Point, Phodong Monastery, Kabi Longstok, Mangan and Chungthang with a lunch break at Mangan. You are expected to reach Lachen by evening and stay in a hotel for the night.

  • Day 3 - Drive from Lachen to Zema (20 Minutes), Trek from Zema to Talem (3,240m)

    5-6 Hours Trek, Zemu River, Challenging Terrains

    Put on your trekking shoes and get ready for the real walk that begins today from Zema which is a 20 minutes drive from Lachen. It will be a slow walk as you can expect boulders and rhododendron thickets on the way that leads to Zemu River. Once you successfully complete the climb through forest to reach Talem, you can have lunch and acclimatize yourself with the weather. Take enough time to explore the region and spend the night among nature in camping tent.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Talem to Jakthang (3,300m)

    4-5 Hours Trek, Rhododendrons

    Today’s trek will be a fairly easy walk that you can cover within 4 to 5 hours. The trek will be fascinated by more twenty exotic varieties of colourful rhododendrons; soak yourself into the vibrant colours of nature and reach the Jakthang campsite, where you will spend overnight in tents.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Jakthang to Yabuk (3,850m)

    4-5 Hours Trek, Zemu Glacier

    Start your day from Jakthang and make your way towards Yabuk through the now familiar rhododendron forests and streams. It is a well-defined trail that takes you to the snout of Zemu Glacier. Trekking further through several ascends and descends, reach the Yabuk campsite and get freshened up with a pleasant excursion within the surroundings of the camp; overnight stay in the camp.

  • Day 6 - Trek from Yabuk to Rest Camp (4,500m)

    5-6 Hours Trek, Mt Siniolchu, Mt Simvo

    Brace yourself for a difficult trek through rough pebbles and boulders to the Rest Camp. Though the high altitudes make the trek a bit challenging, the spectacular views of peaks such as that of Mt Siniolchu and Simvo makes it worth the challenges! Upon reaching the Rest Camp, retire for the day and settle down in the camping tents.

  • Day 7 - Trek from Rest Camp to Green Lake (5,050m)

    5-6 Hours Trek, Siniolchu, Simvo, Twin Peaks, Nepal Peaks, Kanchenjunga, Lakeside Camping

    After today’s breakfast, you will be embarking on the most fascinating part of this trek; trek to the Green Lake. As you will be gaining height, you can expect a bit of tricky terrains and challenges on the way. Along the entire trek, the astounding views of the Siniolchu, Simvo, Twin Peaks, Nepal Peaks and Kanchenjunga will keep you enthralled till you reach the Green Lake; overnight stay will be in the plains beside the lake.

  • Day 8 - Green Lake

    Leisure Day

    Spend the day gaping at the majestic mountains and lush green meadows, clicking photographs or rejuvenating your tired body. Explore the kaleidoscopic surroundings of the lake and spend the night at the Green Lake camp.

  • Day 9 - Trek from Green Lake to Yabuk (3,850m)

    5-6 Hours Trek, Down Trek

    With the completion of today’s breakfast, you will be trekking back to Yabuk. Follow the trails that you have traced since last few days and trek downhill to the reach the Yabuk campsite for an overnight stay.

Other Inclusions

  • Trekking equipment including mattresses and tent
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  • Dome/Alpine trekking tents and kitchen tent with camping stool
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  • All meals and beverages during the tour
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  • Medical kit
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  • Cooks, trekking guide, porters and yaks
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  • Services such as trekking permit, Sikkim royalty and other services


  • Climatic conditions in the high altitudes vary from the plains; take adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
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  • Pay heed to the tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.
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  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
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  • Avoid roaming during the nights.
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  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.
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  • The tour takes place through eco-friendly zone; do not encourage littering the local sites or campsites.
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  • While visiting the temples, do obey proper dress-code and do not hurt the local sentiments of the places.
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    Story by Mohit Rathode

     Rated : 5.0

    This must be on everyone’s to do list while travelling up north! Be it the mountains or the rivers, the trek shows you the amazing places around Sikkim which you will want to visit again and again. The organizing team has done a stellar job in providing us with this experience. I honestly wish to go back for more. The Teesta River and Phodong monastery are few of the amazing sights to see in this place.

    Story by Ashutosh Kothari

     Rated : 5.0

    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.

    Story by Chakravarti Patel

     Rated : 5.0

    Wao what a great place it was!! Would love to visit Gangtok and the famous Green Lake again. The views along with the trek was spectacular. It was a very refreshing trip. Felt like a new person after returning from the trip.

    Story by Rachit Baweja

     Rated : 5.0

    All the 13 days of this Green Lake trek was so charming and memorable that I am again planning for it. The great views of the Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest and other peaks were so refreshing and way better than other experiences I had so far. Would love to do it once again.

    Story by Gagan Jain

     Rated : 5.0

    LOVED IT! Being an adventure junkie pays off to a huge extent when you are assisted by the brilliant team at thrillophilia to provide you with such an experience. We saw the lovely peaks of Mt. Simvo, Green Lake and much more. Feel so happy having gone there!

    Story by Kiran Singh

     Rated : 4.0

    Sikkim is no doubt a beautiful and wonderful place to visit. But what dragged me to this state for the first time was the Green Lake Trek in Sikkim. Really, I missed the gorgeousness of this small yet beautiful trekking destination. Well no regrets, planning for another visit and also again a trek.

    Story by Bhushit Joshi

     Rated : 4.0

    The road to Green Lake Trek is too winding and though the going is tough through rocky terrain and dense forests, but it feels wonderful to experience such awesome journey.

    Story by Richa Singh

     Rated : 5.0

    Sikkim...Sikkim...all the way in my mind is now Sikkim. After I completed this trek, I'm so much in love with Sikkim. The trekking routes, the challenges that I overcame, the beauty of the nature still echoes in my mind. An amazing trek to take with friends.

    Story by Kashyapi Iyer

     Rated : 4.0

    It was very nice feling to see green lake terk in sikkim.One of the best trek of North sikkim.The trek was very tiring but the experience was wonderful. It was a lifetime experience which we will never forget. The group was very co-operative, helping and full of energy. Talking about the lakes its very nice to see that kind of nature. The mountain views are fantastic with amphitheater of peaks with mount Kanchendzonga at the head of the valley.There are vast tracts of thick forest, with several varieties of rhododendrons, other colorful flowers,birds and many waterfalls on both sides of the trail. would like to visit again

    Story by Dhruv Nayar

     Rated : 4.0

    This was my first ever trip in north east region of the country, Sikkim which I never expected hat it could have been so amazing so beautiful. I had visited the place with my wife, and the place was recommended by my family members. I am tankful to all of them really. Actually we were planing for Agra but for some reason that plan was canceled due to summer season, so we booked for Sikkim. Gongtok which the states capital is very adorable place , there are deep valleys, and the interesting part is that the valley is full of houses and people there are so nice and beautiful. Green Lake is a very famous tourist destination which was easily accessible. We stayed in a hotel and we were quite impressed by their service and food they had served. The entire trip was great. Would love to come again, actually we missed the nearby place Darjeeling.


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