Sikkim offers some of the finest trekking experiences in the North East Himalayas. Trekking in Sikkim is every adventure enthusiast’s dream come true. Blessed with snowcapped mountain peaks, unspoilt nature, geographical condition and varieties of flora and fauna, trekking opens offers memorable experiences.
Trekking in Sikkim is a wonderful remedy to remove stress of daily life. While trekking, you are amid pure air of mountains, the wilderness and only nature as your companion. The experience is truly memorable.
Some of the popular and recommended trek routes in Sikkim are:
It is famed for great mountain views, a floral spectacle in summer, bird and views of pristine forest.
Best time: From March till June and From August till November
The base of Mt. Kangchendzonga on the Zemu glacier is an enchanting trek. The area is blessed with a variety of flowers such as rhododendrons, primulas and blue poppies. You need a trekking permit from Tourism Department after getting clearance from Defense, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi is needed.
Best time: Months of November till March
Trek to the sources of spirituality in Sikkim, the monasteries. The trek covers Pemayangtse, Sangacholing, Khecheopalri, Hongri, Sinon, Tashiding and Ralong monasteries.
Trek to visit the beautiful Rhododendrons in bloom. The mountain flowers are seen in plethora of shades gracing the valleys presided by snow covered peaks.
The exciting trek passes through the blessed beauty of Sikkim. Trek through glacial lakes, rhododendron forest, and lush pastures to reach the snow covered peak dominating the skyline.
Season: Mid-March- Mid June/October- December
Trekking route: Yuksom- Bkhim- Tsoka- Dzongri- Thangsing/Kokchurong- Lamuni/Chaurigang- Goechala/Rathong glacier and back.
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.
Season: Mid May-October
Celebrated for being among the best high altitude treks located in the region of Sikkim. The trek provides the tourists a thrilling adventure.
Best season: March - May
A little off-track but no less beautiful, this trek offers the incredible experience of natural beauty, monasteries and the pristine bliss of the mountains.
Itinery: Namchi(Base camp)-Tendong-Damthang-Ravangla-Maenam-Bhaley Dhunga-Yangyang-Sinchuthang-Bermoik-Parbing-Namchi
If one wishes to witness the pristine floral cover of the northern Sikkim, then the Tosar Lake is the best route for trekking in Sikkim.
Best time: March - June and September – December
Trekking route: Mangan –Naksuk-Sohar Dhe-Soahar Antsok-Patam-Tosar Lake-Mayong Tar-Kalep Mangan