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High Altitude Trekking in Sikkim

Sikkim is a utopia for trekking and adventure lovers. Apart from being generously blessed with appealing and charming natural beauty, Sikkim has some of the most exciting, and adventurous high altitude trekking routes in the world. 

Trekking in the high altitude region of Sikkim is ideal if you are looking for an adventure trip filled with the serene beauty of nature, panoramic views of the majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, Verdant dense Forest, captivating Landscape and at the same time triggering your adrenaline rush. 

The high-altitude trekking region of Sikkim is some of the most pristine and less explored regions filled with stunning natural beauty, rich vegetation, balanced ecosystem, and Mountain range. Surely one of the most well-kept secrets of the Himalayas

High Altitude treks in Sikkim range from an altitude of 1700 meters to 4950 meters above sea level. The trekking trails pass through a dense sub-tropical forest of Pine, Bamboo, Fir, Oaks, and flowering plants like Rhododendron, Magnolia, and Silvers to Alpine Valleys where Junipers, Cypresses, Rhododendrons, shrubs, and many rare and endangered species are found.  

The breath-taking view of Mt. Kanchendzonga and 16 other mighty snow-capped mountain peaks from proximity is a sight to behold for any Trekkers during the high-altitude treks in Sikkim. The spectacular switch in landscape and vegetation each day because of extreme altitudinal variation is a treat of a lifetime. The presence of exotic and rare flowering plants, tree species, and birds along the trekking trails adds more enthusiasm to this already picturesque and adventurous route. 

The special feeling of finding inner self, peace, tranquillity, and realizing how small we are while surrounded by those gigantic snow-capped Mountains, Peaks, Hills and divine nature is incomparable. Only a holy chant of “Om Shanti, Om Shanti” is what your soul will fill you up with during those moments of sublimity. 

All high-altitude trekking trails in Sikkim except Green Lake Trek are in the west part of Sikkim and fall inside the Kanchendzonga National Park, World Biosphere reserve, and mixed world heritage sites. Being inside the National park area trekking trails and camping locations are kept in its natural self with the slightest of maintenance in tandem with a well-protected ecosystem and nature. 

Goechala Trek, Dzongri Trek, Kasturi Trek, Yambong Singalila Trek, Uttarey Singalila Trek, and Kanchendzonga Trek in the west part of Sikkim is proper well beaten high altitude trekking trails. Yuksam, Uttarey, and Nambu Village serve as base camps to these trekking routes. The motorable road stops in these Villages and the real trekking starts from here onwards. 

The Singilila trek route starting from both Uttarey and Nambu Village lies on the ridge defining the political boundary between India (Sikkim) and Nepal. One can see the different peaks of Mt. Khanchendzonga range, Chola range with Mt. Everest, Mt. Lhotse, and Mt. Makalu of Nepal. Some distant village of Nepal is also seen on the other side on a clear sunny day. In the Singalila trekking route, there are many high-altitude lakes on the way which is why this Trekking route is also famous for lakes Trek. The Kasturi Trek is another beautiful less explored trekking trail that lies exactly opposite the Singalaila range. 

Green Lake Trek in the north part of Sikkim is relatively less explored by trekkers and has its adventure to offer. It is a little harder than other trekking routes of Sikkim due to its difficult terrain and altitude gain which goes up to 5,250m. The scenic view of the Green Lake Trek is a lot similar to the Tibetan plateau. Mt. Khanchendzonga, Twins peak, Mt. Simvo, Chorten Nyima Range, and one of the world's most beautiful peaks Mt. Sinolchu is seen from Green Lake. The vegetation here is mostly alpine. It is categorized as an expedition trek hence the permission formalities for this trek are different than all other treks in Sikkim. 

High Altitude Trekking in Sikkim ranges from 5 days to 20 days and above. 

7 Packages In High Altitude Trekking in Sikkim

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Goechala Kasturi Trek

Goechala Kasturi Trek is a slighty different version of the Regular Goechala trek. Goechala Kasturi trek is also know as the Round trek or Kasturi Orar trek. This particular trek starts from Yuksam and ends up at Tashiding village. Kasturi trek passes through famous Dzongri view point and Goechala view point and divert itself from the regular Goechala trails from Thangshing on the way back. This treks provides specticular views of the snow capped peaks and mountains range and falls exactly opposite to the Singalila mountain range. The views are simply Amazing an captivating during this trek and are less explored by the trekkers each years. This trek is specially suitable for the trekkers who loves to explore less explored regions, face challanges and like to be with raw nature for bit longer period of time.

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    Duration

    10 Days

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    Destination

    Sikkim

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    Starting

    14000

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Yuksam Goechala Trek

Goechala trek is the premier and the most well known trekking trail in Sikkim. This trek takes the trekkers upclose for a spectacular view of the mighty Mt. Kanchendzonga 8585m - the third mountain in the world along with several other towering snow capped mountains. Some of the most well know peaks seen during this trek are Mt. Pandim 6691m, Mt. Kabur north 7338m, Mt. Kabur south 7317m, Mt. Kumbhakarna (Janoo) 7710m, Mt. Simvo 6811m, Mt. Kabru Forked 6108m, Mt, Frey Peak 5830m, Mt. Rathong 6679m, Mt. Kokthang 6147m and Mt. Goecha Peak 5127m.  Goechala trek is an extension of the Dzongri trek. Trekking beyond the meadows of Dzongri is a raw adventure at its best where the visitor is taken into the realm of towering mountain peaks and unspoiled nature. During Goechala trek the spectacular landscape of nature will make one find inner peace and one will start appreciating the beauty of the Nature and God's creation.

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    Duration

    8 Days

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    Destination

    Sikkim

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    Starting

    15000

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Yuksom Dzongri Trek

Yuksom Dzongri Trek is one the the most popular short high altitude trekking destination in sikkim. Dzongri trek is a shorter version of the Goechala Trek. This particular trek starts from Yuksam and ends up at Yuksam in 5 days. Dzongri trek is specially suitable and designed for the trekkers who wanted to explore more in shorter period of time. In fact Dzongri and Dzongri La (view point) is the best spot for a view of the mountains and its ranges in the sikkim himlayas. Along with Mighty Mt. Kanchendzonga 8585m - The third highest mountains in the world, some of the most well know peaks seen during this trek from Dzongri View Points are Mt. Pandim 6691m, Mt. Kabur north 7338m, Mt. Kabur south 7317m, Mt. Kumbhakarna (Janoo) 7710m, Mt. Simvo 6811m, Mt. Kabru Forked 6108m, Mt, Frey Peak 5830m, Mt. Rathong 6679m, Mt. Kokthang 6147m and Mt. Goecha Peak 5127m

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    Duration

    5 Days

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    Destination

    Sikkim

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    Starting

    18000

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Yambong Singalila Trek

The Yambong singalila trek is one of the rare spot on earth where the view embraces five summits rising above 7000m, amongst them are Mt. Everest, Mt. Makalu and Mt. Lhotse of Nepal and Mt. Kanchendzonga and Mt. Sinoclu of sikkim. During this trek one treks on the narrow paths adjacent to Indo – Nepal border, sometimes at the edge of the jungle, sometimes through rhododendron forests and sometimes along the top of the hills. The visit to some of the beautiful high altitude lakes in this trek will give a blend touch of both nature and culture which make the journey a rare venture.Yambong singalila range is one of the few ranges to provides shelter to many endangered wild animals. In this range one would see animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, Blue Ship, Himalayan Black Bear and spectacular pheasants like Satyr Trapogan, Himalayan Monal and Blood Pheasant, however the sighting are very rare. One has to be Lucky enoughf to spot the animals.Yambong Singalila Trek is one of the most beautiful and exicting trekking destination of sikkim along with Goechala Trek, Kanchendzonga Trek, Uttarey singalila Trek, Kasturi Trek and Dzongri Trek

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    Duration

    11 Days

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    Destination

    SIKKIM

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    Starting

    2500

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Sikkim Green Lake Trek

Sikkim Green Lake Trek Introduction: This 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 colorful flowers,birds and many waterfalls on both sides of the trail. Kanchendzonga was one of the first peaks to be attempted by expeditions before world war two.As Nepal was closed, the approach from Sikkim,via the Zemu Glacier,was followed instead. Pre war Everest expeditions also passed through North Sikkim and this trail was part of their route.Today,it is still largely unexplored region as not many parties have been allowed across to Green Lake. The trek to Green Lake, the base camp of mount Kanchendzonga on the Zemu glacier in north Sikkim is a splendid walk with the variety of flowers like rhododendron, blue poppies and primulas all in bloom. The mountain views are fantastic with amphitheater of peaks with mount Kanchendzonga at the head of the valley. However, the green lakes base camp is more than 5000m and so proper acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness.

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    Duration

    12 Days

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    Destination

    SIKKIM

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    Starting

    4900

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Uttarey Singalila Trek

Uttarey Singalila Trek route encompasses the area southwest of Dzongri and as defined by its name, includes several days of hike traversing the Singalila range, the lesser mountain chain that rises from the northern hills of Darjeeling district and extends to converge with the Kanchendzonga massif. The Singalila range demarcates the western borders of Sikkim and Darjeeling with Nepal. During this trek one will be able to witness and enjoy the Mounatains, passes and range of both India (Sikkim) and Nepal. Uttarey Singalila Trek passes through the Border and ridges of Indian and Nepal. During this Trek one has the flexibilities and option to trek through 5 to 7 different high altitude lakes of different sizes and shape however it adds few more days to the itinerary. This Uttarey Singalila Trek is also known as the Lake trek or the Uttarey Chewabhangyang Trek. Uttarey Singalila treks is specially suitable for the trekkers who love to be with Nature for longer number of days. The treks starts from Uttarey and Ends up at Yuksam or can be done vise versa.

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    Duration

    14 Days

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    Destination

    SIKKIM

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    Starting

    4900

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Sikkim Darjeeling Kanchendzonga Trek

Sikkim Darjeeling Kanchendzonga Trekking is a popular Long high altitude trek which offers Adventure Lovers to Experience the Pristine and Panoramic beauties of himalayas of both the region. Sikkim Darjeeling Kanchendzonga Trek offers Sandhakphu Trek and Goechala Trek togather as one. The views of the Snow capped Mountain Peaks and serene Beauty of both the region during the trek is Breathtaking. During this Trek one has the rare opportunity to witness and view the Singalila and Sikkim himalayan range of Mountains and Peaks from different location and Angle. From Sandhakpu one has the rare Opportunity to veiw Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchendzonga at a same time. The best view of Mt. Kanchendzonga is seen from Sandhakpu which is also know as Sleeping Buddha or Sleeping Shiva Sikkim Darjeeling Kanchendzonga Trek is best suited for the Adventure Lovers and Trekkers who loves to Explore and be with the Himalayas for a longer period of time. 

 

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    Duration

    17 Days

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    Destination

    SIKKIM

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    4900

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