Green Lake Trek is categorised as difficult to strenuous level trek and involve long trekking days with quick altitude gain on some days. It is rated as difficult to strenuous level trek because it requires lots of endurance and exposes you to high altitude sickness.
The terrain on the Green Lake Trek is not very friendly as it has uneven trails and has loose rocks and soil which makes walking difficult and tiring.
This trek climbs from 2700m (8858 ft) to 5050 m (16568 ft) in 10 to 12 days. The height gain and climb on this trek is one of the major challenge which exposes you to the risk of high altitude sickness if you are not careful and prepared.
The main difficulties you will encounter during the Green Lake Trek depending upon your itineraries are
* Jakthang to Yabuk (3430m to 4040 m) trek in one day – where you will be trekking for around 5 hours to 6 hours maximum, and gaining around 600m.
* Jakthang, Yabuk to Rest Camp, and Green Lake – where you will be trekking for 5 to 6 hours per day through alpine forest, crossing small streams and sprawling lush green landscape.
* Green Lake (5050m) – Camping and Sleeping at 5000m high camp at Green Lake
It is highly recommended to layer up as soon as you reach the Rest Camp and Green Lake camp. Good sleep and acclimatization at Rest camp are extremely important.
Mingma! Julay!namestey! hope you are in good health. Sorry to write you lately. Our trip to Thiland made us busy so we were unable to write you back. Mingma the trekking was well organised and I had a wonderful time with you.. . Ladhak is a wonderful place and your guiding made it much much better. We all are very happy and eager to visit your country sikkim next time.
The way you describe sikkim, it really seems to be a nice place. We will promote for you wherever we go. Thanks for your support when the chips were down..
Convey our regards to Jigmee,Arun and Horse man. Hope we will meet then again. Harry,Dorris Michael and Gracy Switzerland 2009
Max, hope you are doing fine business. We are thankful for your warm guidance and wonderful trekking arrangements in a short time. Mingma the food was excellent. We will return to sikkim with friends and family someday. We would no doubt recommend your company mountain tours and treks to all of our friends who want to visit India and specially sikkim and Darjeeling. Adam and wanda Netherland. 2010
Mingma, thanks for your mail. We are still in kerela and doing familiarization trip. Its very hot out here. Mingma your trekking arrangements was good and we had no hesitation in recommending your company. Your guide and cook was very good. We had more than enough varieties of food everyday. We surely hope that you will do well.
Well take care and best of luck Andrew, Roben and David Switzerland 2011 feb