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  • Daunting with the beauty of the Sikkim is one of the regions in India that is beckoning its travellers from far and wide. Trekking in Sikkim allows you to explore some of the unknown parts of the region with the distant valleys, scenic meadows and the snow-capped mountains. Bordered by Nepal, Bhutan and China and is regarded as the Himalayan Shangri Las Sikkim is celebrated as one of the lavishly kept secrets in the range of Himalayas. 

    The freshness in 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 long. Whether you are a nature lover or adventure seeker you will have the best of experience here.  There are numerous treks in Sikkim that one can take each offering some of the best surprises ever. With a plethora of scenic places and natural mountains, this destination is considered as the seventh heaven on earth. 

    As you take one of these treks, you will get some hair rising view of the surrounding which will make you want to stay in this region forever. Restore your soul in the old sod of Himalayas as you take the secret trails to the summit. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and the 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 a trek in Sikkim.

    Here are some of the best treks in Sikkim:

  • 01Goecha La Trek

    Goecha La Trek
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    Known as one of the beautiful treks in Sikkim, Goelacha La trek is a must do the 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 the 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. 4

    As you keep moving further on your trek you will come across the magnificent view of 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 keep continuing your trek. 

    During your trek, get a chance to camp under the billions of sky as you enjoy a small bonfire along with your friends. Pass through the small lakes and the witness the waterfalls during this amazing trek.

    Altitude: 4940 m
    Duration- 7.5 days
    Best season- Month of May

    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2018

    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2018

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  • 02Dzongri Trek

    Dzongri Trek
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    The Dzongri trek stretches from Yuksom till Dzongri and even leads to Goecha La. This trekking route provides an opportunity to take a breathtaking view of the Mt. Pandim and Kanchenjunga. Once the trail of this trekking route reaches Phedang, it drops down steeply in the Thangsing River.

    This Sikkim trekking route is considered as the traditional one which passes through the breathtaking mountains, wonderful landscapes and lush green cover of greenery. The Dzongri trek is often tagged as the paradise of trekkers. Being easy in terms of trekking, this trek offers the true joy of trekking in limited time duration so Dzongri trek must be included in your Sikkim tour package

    Altitude: 4020 m
    Duration: 9 days
    Best season: From March till June and From August till November

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  • 03Sikkim Dzongri Trek

    Sikkim Dzongri Trek
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    For those of you who are looking for some 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 the stunning hamlets, this trek is just the perfect for the nature lovers and the 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 with the spectacular view of the Mt. Pandim 6691m, Mt. Kabur north 7338m, Mt. Kabur south 7317m, 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 which 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: 5000 m
    Duration: 10 Days
    Best Season: March - October

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  • 04Sikkim Kanchenjunga Trek

    Sikkim Kanchenjunga Trek
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    This is one of the most thrilling as well as amazing trekking in Sikkim routes. 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 peak towards its north.

    Altitude: 4940 m
    Duration: 20 days
    Best season: The months of April and May

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    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2018, Sikkim

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  • 05Singalila Trek from Utteray Side

    Singalila Trek from Utteray Side
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    The Singalila trek is the rarest of the spots of the country from where one can view the four summits which include Everest, Makalu, Kangchenjunga and Lhotse.

    One can also take a view at the peaks which are located in the region of Tibet and Bhutan. The rhododendron and oak forests are a common occurrence on this trek. The trails of this trek are not much steep and one can also visit the Singalila National Park.

    Altitude: 3636 m
    Duration: 12 days
    Best Season: June - September

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  • 06Green Lake Trek

    Green Lake Trek

    The Green lake trek is considered as 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 the rhododendrons, flowers which fill the trail with various colors, waterfalls and various species of birds.

    The Green Lake is considered as a restricted area, so not many individuals are allowed to explore the region. One needs to take a prior permission in case one desires of exploring 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.

    Altitude: 4935 m
    Duration: 11 days
    Best season: Months of November till March

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  • 07North Sikkim High Altitude Trek

    North Sikkim High Altitude Trek
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    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 the visitors; therefore prior to the start of trekking, one is required to take the permission from the Indian Government.

    Altitude: 4340 m
    Duration: 15 days
    Best season: May - October

  • 08Versay Trek

    Versay Trek

    The Versay trek is also called as the soft trek and is located near the border of India and Nepal. This route is often considered as an abode to rhododendron. 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 at this trekking route. On the trekking route there is the presence of a number of monasteries which can add a charm to the trekking experience. The beautiful orchids are definitely the striking feature of this trek.

    Altitude: 3060 m
    Duration: 9 nights and 10 days
    Best season: Month of December till the middle of March

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  • 09Everest Singalila Trek

    Everest Singalila Trek

    The Everest Singalila trek starts from the Yambong region and offers a natural walk near the border of India and Nepal. The trek offers a number of stupendous views of both the Kanchendzonga range as well as of the Mt. Everest. The trail of this trek passes through a large number of strenuous passes which test the true trekking skills of the mountaineers.

    Altitude: 4572
    Duration: 12 days
    Best Season: June - October

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  • 10Tosar Lake Trek

    Tosar Lake Trek

    The Tosar lake trek is located in the middle of the Chola range and Mangan range. A giant peak of mountain is situated towards the south east direction of this lake. The trek possess cow and yaks in the forest cover. The trek passes through the temperate forest cover which include the trees of Conifer, bamboos, rhododendron and alpine. If one desires of witnessing the pristine floral cover of the northern Sikkim, then the Tosar Lake is the best route for trekking in Sikkim.

    Altitude: 4000 m
    Duration: 16 days
    Best Season: March - June and September - December

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    Tosar Lake Trek North Sikkim

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  • 11Tholung Trek

    Tholung Trek
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    The Tholung trek is located in the Northern region of Sikkim. The Tholung trek starts from the region of Bagdora and extends till 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 treks through this trek, the Ring Pi Chi River acts as an ally. The majestic hamlets and hills make the visitors feel captivated.

    Altitude: 2438 m
    Duration: 9 days
    Best season: March - May

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  • 12Lhaba 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 quantumm of thrill and enticement. The Lhabha Tarum Tsachu trek is perfect if one desires of exploring a place which is blend of pleasure, adventure, wildlife, romance and spiritualism.

    The amazing peak of Kanchendzonga is just 16 km away when one treks through this route. The joy of enjoying the mountains is just brilliant when one treks through this route. This trek is also called a paradise of forested slopes of mountains.

    Altitude: 2650 m
    Duration: 6 days
    Best season: March - May


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Trekking in Sikkim



Goecha La Trek

Goecha La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayan range. The trek starts at the sleepy little town of Yuksom in West Sikkim. The town is very pretty with lush green surroundings and a salubrious weather to go with it. You can shop for all supplies at Yuksom before beginning the trek as this is the only place where you will get to buy all your necessary items.

Furthermore, before trekking the Goecha La, you will have to do two things, first make an entry at the local police station and second pay the permit fees at the forest check post. Usually the agencies take care of all these hassles and you will not have to bother about them.

The first phase of the trek to Goecha La will take you from Yuksom to Sachen. Yuksom is situated at an altitude of 5,700 feet and Sachen is situated at an elevation of 7, 200 feet. The trekking trail passes through a route of immense natural beauty. You will come across lush green fields, valley of the Rathong River and thick forests. From Sachen you will need to climb ahead to Tshoka which is at an altitude of 9,650 feet.

This trek is quite enjoyable in the initial phase but becomes tryingly steep towards the later phase. On reaching Bakhim, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Yuksom valley. As you trek on ahead, you pass through Dzongri and Phedang. You will also be able to enjoy the beauty of some of the densest rhododendron forests in India and get a breathtaking view of the highest mountains in the Himalayan range. You will pass through the beautiful Samiti Lake which will mesmerise you with its sparkling blue waters.

The entire journey from Yuksom to Goecha La is a treat to the eyes. Despite being a test of physical stamina, the route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful routes that you can come across while trekking in the Himalayas.

Best Season: September- November & March-April
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
Max. Elevation: 5002 m
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