Trekking in Sikkim

Trekking in Sikkim

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 snow-capped mountain peaks, unspoiled nature, geographical conditions, and varieties of flora and fauna, trekking offers memorable experiences. 

Trekking in Sikkim is a wonderful remedy to remove the stress of daily life. While trekking, you are amid the pure air of mountains, the wilderness, and only nature as your companion. The experience is truly memorable. So, if trekking is on your mind, here’s a list of the best trekking places in Sikkim. 

Some of the popular and recommended trek routes in Sikkim are:

Goecha La Trek

Goecha La Trek is among the popular Sikkim treks that let you soak in the beauty of Himalayan ranges. You will be surrounded by the cold breeze and silence of the wilderness, which adds to the trek experience. During the trek, you will see Mount Kanchenjunga and other 14 gigantic summits, including Mt. Jopuno and Mt. Pandim. The weather is extremely harsh, freezing. So, you must be prepared physically as well as mentally to undertake Goecha La Trek in Sikkim.

Sikkim Green Lake Trek 

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. Green Lake Trek has the best trekking route in Sikkim as it covers the Teesta River and mountain ranges, exhibiting pristine beauty. The trek slowly scales heights and transverse through forests to the Green Lake in North Sikkim. Once here, enjoy the panoramic vistas and witness rare orchids. 

Monastic Trek

This trek in Sikkim covers the sources of spirituality, the monasteries. Pemayangtse, Sangacholing, Khecheopalri, Hongri, Sinon, Tashiding, and Ralong monasteries will be covered during the Monastic trek. Buddhism strongly influences Sikkim’s local culture, and the Monastic trek is the way to combine adventure with culture and experience the essence of rural Sikkim and its way of living. You will also get a chance to stay in homestay accommodation and eat as locals do. 

 Rhododendron Trek

Trek to visit the beautiful Rhododendrons in bloom. Rhododendron Trek is one of the best treks in Sikkim that take you to the Himalayan beauties on broken paths filled with various flowers. The trek is perfect for exploring nature and the Himalayan slopes. Spring is the best time to undertake Rhododendron Trek as the flowers are in full bloom, and the sight of the Kanchenjunga range adds to the experience. Many species of birds can also be seen.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

This exciting trek passes through the blessed beauty of Sikkim. Being one of the most preferred treks in Sikkim by Indians and foreigners alike, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek offers surreal views of the mountain. Trek through glacial lakes, rhododendron forest, and lush pastures to reach the snow-covered peak dominating the skyline. You will also get a chance to witness flora and a variety of bird species. If you are a non-adventure, this must be a challenge for you as the trek has some steep sides of the Himalayas. 

Singalila Trek

The Singalila Trek takes trekking in Sikkim to another level. It is the rarest of the spots of the country from where one can view the four summits which include Everest, Makalu, Kangchenjunga, and Lhotse.  The Everest Trek covers the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, where one can witness exotic flowers, oak trees, and snow-clad mountaintops. The trekking trail covers the meadows and lush forests, making your Sikkim trekking in June a journey of a lifetime.

Lhaba Tarum Tsachu Trek

Celebrated for being among the best high-altitude treks in Sikkim, Lhaba Tarum Tsachu Trek provides tourists with a thrilling adventure. It is ideal for those who want to experience a mix of adventure, wildlife, beauty, and spirituality. The enjoyment of covering the beautiful trail with views of snow-clad peaks is unmatched. The highlights of the Lhaba Tarum Tsachu trek include views of Karpo-la, Lhako peak, Dongkhya peak, and Sengkamo from the top of the hill on Tsethang. 

Dzongri Trek

Among the famous treks in Sikkim, Dzongri Trek offers great views of Mount Kanchenjunga and Mount Pandim from a close distance. Along the hiking trail, you will witness picturesque views of Sikkim. The trekking route has beautiful Rhododendron, magnolia pine, maple, and oak forests, which add to the trekking experience. Cross tiny hamlets in between the route like Tshoka Village and rest for a while before you start again. The trek is easy, so even if you are a beginner, do trekking in Sikkim a try. 

Tosar Lake Trek (North Sikkim) 

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. This trek is located amidst the Chola and the Mangan range. Also, a gigantic peak is nestled towards the southeast direction of this lake. You can see cows and yaks in the forest cover along with bamboos, conifer, rhododendron, and alpine. If you wish to see the pristine floral cover of the northern Sikkim, then Tosar Lake Trek is the best option.

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