Sikkim Green Lake trekking- Green Lake trekking information

Sikkim Green Lake trekking                        Sikkim Green Lake in Sikkim takes you to a region ,a route used by mountaineers to climb Kanchenjunga - the world's third highest mountain. Sikkim green lake area is a restricted area and requires special permits. The trek and mountain views are spectacular. You trek through forests of rhododendron and past stunning glaciers, occasionally scrambling through rough paths. Sikkim green lake trekking is a very picturesque trail which combines natural beauty with spectacular views of high peaks. There are vast tracts of thick forest, with several varieties of rhododendrons, other colourful flowers, and birds and many waterfalls on both sides of the trail. Kangchenjunga was one of the first peaks to be attempted by expeditions before world war two.

                        The great glaciated bowl on the northeast flank of Kanchenjunga and surrounded by the spectacular peaks of Siniolchu (6878m), Sugarloaf (6455m), Tent (7365m) make green lake trekking is most popular trekking trail in sikkim. Apex Nepal Adventure Treks & Expedition arrange sikkim green lake trekking according to clients holiday duration and wish.

Sikkim Green Lake trekking itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi India From home country or Nepal, fly to Bagdogra, Apex Nepal Adventure’s airport representative will transfer to Hotel, A charming 4-hour journey, through Assam tea plantations and tiny villages takes us to bagdogra and Sikkim green lake trekking briefing with officially arrangements. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Gangtok –Lachen (2700 m)
This journey from Gangtok to Lachen is covered by jeep along the North Sikkim highway and takes about 6-7 hours
Day 03: Lachen – Jakthang (3300 m)
Following the main North Sikkim highway to Thangu , we reach the junction of the Lachen Chu and the Zemu Chu at Sema. After crossing the Zemu Chu, we proceed westward up the Zemu valley following a trail through the forest. The path of rhododendron thickets and fallen tree trunks leads to Lhonak chu before reaching Jakthang, situated in a small meadow with a broken herdsmen’s hut that makes a convenient first nights halt.
Day 04: Jakthang – Yabuk (3850 m)
From Jakthang, the path to Yabuk climbs thorugh the forest and after three hours of steady walking, we reach the snout of the Zemu Glacier. We reach Yabuk by lunch time.
Day 05: Yabuk
Rest Camp (4500 m)Following the glacier of the Zemu, the trail is mainly over boulders and the Zemu chu rushes through the glacier and as the valley opens up the great peaks come into view. The Rest Camp is situated right opposite Siniolchu and has a fabulous view of one of the most beautiful mountains in Sikkim. Along the trail blue sheep is often sighted. Walk slowly as the sir gets thinner and acclimatization becomes of essence.
Day 06: Rest Camp – Greenlakes (5050 m)
The trail from Rest Camp climbs gently up the valley for about three to four hours.. This is one of the finest walks with the Siniolchu, Simvo, Twins and the Khangchendzonga are some of the giants that dominate the horizon. Rest at the camp, known as the Green Lake Plain, the name being derived from a small tarn at the eastern end where on clear morning the reflection of the Khangchendzonga is seen in the waters.
Day 07: Rest day at the Green lakes
Spend the day lazing in the sunshine watching the peaks. The Zemu gap that links the Zemu valley to the Talung valley is clearly seen from the hill behind the camp with the magnificent view of the Khangchendzonga as well
Day 08: Green lakes to Yabuk
The return journey would be much quicker as it is downhill.
Day 09: Yabuk to Jakthang
Day 10: Jakthang to Lachen
Day 11: Lachen – Gangtok. Drive to Bagdogra (by car) - Delhi (by plane) - Delhi by than Apex Nepal Adventure’s airport representative will drop for fly to Nepal and for onward destination.

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