Green Lake Trek

Green Lake Trek Introduction And Details

Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Green Lake Trek

4 Popular Peaks:
Kirat Chuli ( 7366m ), Sinolchu ( 6887m ), Kanchenjunga ( 8586m ), Simvo ( 6812m )
1 Serene Lakes:
Sikkim Green Lake ( 5104m )
3 Mind-boggling Glaciers:
Zemu, Zemu Glacier, Sinolchu Glacier
3 Tranquil Rivers:
Zema Chu, Thamgu Chu, Lhonak Chu
1 Beautiful Remote Villages:
Lachen
1 National Parks Or Forest Reserve:
Khanchendzonga National Park
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Day 1
D1Bagdogra
Day 1
Melli
Day 1
Rangpo
Day 2
D2Gangtok
Day 3
D3Lachen
Day 4
D4Talem
Day 5
D5Jakthang
Day 6
D6Jakthang
Day 7
D7Yabuk
Day 8
D8Rest Camp
Day 9
D9Green Lake
Day 9
Green Lake
Day 9
Kanchenjunga view point
Day 10
D10Green Lake
Day 10
Rest Camp
Day 11
D11Yabuk
Day 12
D12Jakthang
Day 12
Zeme
Day 13
D13Lachen
Day 14
D14Gangtok
Day 15
Bagdogra

Green Lake Trek Daywise Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Gangtok

Overnight In: Gangtok (1600m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
Cost Of Transport Included: No
Activity: Drive Day

Take on the scenic drive to Gangtok once you land in Bagdogra or New Jalpaiguri railway station. The route passes by the Malli and then crosses Rongpo, the gateway to Sikkim.

Once you reach Gangtok, one of our staff receives you and guides you to your hotel. We meet in the evening over light snacks and have a small team introduction, share latest information from the trek, check your preparation, etc.

A quick dinner and then we wish Good Nights

Day 2From Gangtok To Lachen ( 120 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 2
1600 - Gangtok
Day 2
2750 - Lachen


120Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Lachen (2750m )
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: All Meals

On  the first day of oput trek, we take a drive to Lachen today. On reaching, we checkin to our hotel. At Lachen, the beautiful peak of Lama Angden welcomes you.

Day 3From Lachen To Talem ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 3
2750 - Lachen
Day 3
3240 - Talem


12Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Talem (3240m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we start the trek with a small drive to Zema, meeting point of Zema Chu and Thamgu Chu. We then take left to enter into the Zemu valley following the Zemu Chu to its snout in coming days. The trek winds through the forest to the confluence of  Lhonak Chu and Zemu Chu where we camp for the night.

Day 4From Talem To Jakthang ( 12 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Day 4
3240 - Talem
Day 4
3300 - Jakthang


12Km, 5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Jakthang (3300m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Following on the trail through the deep forest, we follow the Zemu Chu. Some good trekking brings us to a clearing where we camp for the night.

Day 5

Rest / Acclimatization Day


Day 5
3300 - Jakthang
Day 5
3300 - Jakthang


4hrs.

Activity: Explore, rest Day
Overnight In: Jakthang (3300m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All meals
Rest day

Day 6From Jakthang To Yabuk ( 8 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 6
3300 - Jakthang
Day 6
3950 - Yabuk


8Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Yabuk (3950m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

We follow the trail towards the snout of Zemu glacier through the forest. Soon we cross the treeline and emerge on a different terrain. We follow the river and camp near its snout. 

Day 7From Yabuk To Rest Camp ( 8 Kms,4 - 5 hours )

Day 7
3950 - Yabuk
Day 7
4500 - Rest Camp


8Km, 4 - 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Rest Camp (4500m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Its a difficult but rewarding day today as we start negotiating the moraine of the Zemu glacier. The route offers great views of one of the most beautiful peak in the Himalayas - Sinolchu. We are also rewarded with views of Kanchenjunga. We camp right opposite to Sinolchu in the mouth of the Lhonak Valley.  

Day 8From Rest Camp To Green Lake ( 6 Kms,3 - 4 hours )

Day 8
4500 - Rest Camp
Day 8
5050 - Green Lake


6Km, 3 - 4hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Green Lake (5050m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

Today we head to the last camp on this trek - Green Lake. The route climbs up gently through the moraine to a wide opening where we camp. For the rest of the day, enjoy the beauty of the place surrounded by majestic mountains. You can climb up a nearby ridge to open up grand views to mesmerize your eyes.

Day 9

Exploration Day


Excursion to Kanchenjunga view point. Return To Green Lake

Day 9
5050 - Green Lake
Day 9
5050 - Green Lake
Day 9
5200 - Kanchenjunga view point
Day 9
5050 - Green Lake


5 - 6hrs.

Activity: Trek, Explore Day
Overnight In: Green Lake (5050m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All Meals

We take time exploring the place today.

Day 10From Green Lake To Yabuk, Via - Rest Camp ( 14 Kms,7 hours )

Day 10
5050 - Green Lake
Day 10
4500 - Rest Camp
Day 10
3950 - Yabuk


14Km, 7hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Yabuk (3950m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All meals
Descen down the same route

Day 11From Yabuk To Jakthang ( 10 Kms,5 hours )

Day 11
3950 - Yabuk
Day 11
3300 - Jakthang


10Km, 5hrs.

Activity: Trek Day
Overnight In: Jakthang (3300m )
Accommodation: Tents
Meals Included: All meals
Retrace the trail

Day 12From Jakthang To Lachen, Via - Zeme ( 16 Kms,6 hours )

Day 12
3300 - Jakthang
Day 12
2915 - Zeme
Day 12
2700 - Lachen


16Km, 6 hrs.

Activity: Trek, Drive Day
Overnight In: Lachen (2700m )
Accommodation: Homestay, hotel, guest house
Meals Included: All meals
REtrace the trail to reach Zeme. Drive to Lachen

Day 13From Lachen To Gangtok ( 120 Kms,6 hours )

Day 13
2700 - Lachen
Day 13
1600 - Gangtok


120Km, 6hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Gangtok (1600m )
Accommodation: Hotels
Meals Included: All meals
Drive back to Gangtok

Day 14From Gangtok To Bagdogra ( 120 Kms,4 hours )

Day 14
1600 - Gangtok
Day 14
220 - Bagdogra


120Km, 4 hrs.

Activity: Drive Day
Overnight In: Bagdogra (216m )
Accommodation: None
Meals Included: Breakfast
Drive back to bagdogra

Why Should You Do The Green Lake Trek

  • Kanchenjunga 8586m - World's 3rd highest peaks. 
  • Sinolchu is regarded as one of the most beautiful looking peak in the Himalayas
  • Zemu glacier emerging from Kanchenjunga is the largest glacier in Eastern Himalayas
  • Green lake is a high altitude lake at 5000 meters.
  • The trek route is rich in flora and fauna

Green Lake Trek - Elaborate Description

This is probably the best trek in Sikkim. Regarded as being the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek, the route has a history too !! Earlier, it used to be a very important route for expeditions going to Kanchenjunga. The Zemu glacier emerging from the mighty Kanchenjunga is a breathtaking sight, from which emerges the Zemu river, a tributary of the mighty river Teesta, the lifeline of Sikkim and Darjeeling. Zemu is the largest glacier in the Eastern Himalayas.

The trek climbs up the narrow Zemu gorge into the snow cladded peaks surrounded by Mt. Simvo, Kanchenjunga, Tent Peak, Sinolchu and Lama Angden.

One of the very remote trek in the Himalayas, going close to the border, obtaining permission for this trek takes time too. It should always be planned atleast 4 - 5 months ahead.

Green Lake Trek Package Cost Details

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Gangtok (1600m )
    Overnight In: Gangtok (1600m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Drive

    From Gangtok (1600m ) To Lachen (2750m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 120 Kms
    Overnight In: Lachen (2750m )
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Lachen (2750m ) To Talem (3240m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Talem (3240m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Talem (3240m ) To Jakthang (3300m ) . 5 - 6 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Jakthang (3300m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 5

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    Overnight In: Jakthang (3300m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Jakthang (3300m ) To Yabuk (3950m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Yabuk (3950m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Yabuk (3950m ) To Rest Camp (4500m ) . 4 - 5 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Rest Camp (4500m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 8

    Trek

    From Rest Camp (4500m ) To Green Lake (5050m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs. 6 Kms
    Overnight In: Green Lake (5050m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 9

    Trek, Explore

    From Green Lake (5050m ) To Green Lake (5050m ) . Excursion to Kanchenjunga view point (5200m ). 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Green Lake (5050m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All Meals
  • Day 10

    Trek

    From Green Lake (5050m ) To Yabuk (3950m ), Via - Rest Camp (4500m ) . 7 Hrs. 14 Kms
    Overnight In: Yabuk (3950m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 11

    Trek

    From Yabuk (3950m ) To Jakthang (3300m ) . 5 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Jakthang (3300m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 12

    Trek, Drive

    From Jakthang (3300m ) To Lachen (2700m ), Via - Zeme (2912m ) . 6 Hrs. 16 Kms
    Overnight In: Lachen (2700m )
    Accommodation: Homestay, hotel, guest house
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 13

    Drive

    From Lachen (2700m ) To Gangtok (1600m ) . 6 Hrs. 120 Kms
    Overnight In: Gangtok (1600m )
    Accommodation: Hotels
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 14

    Drive

    From Gangtok (1600m ) To Bagdogra (216m ) . 4 Hrs. 120 Kms
    Overnight In: Bagdogra (216m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
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When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Rules Of Cancellation: 

If cancellation is done:

  1. Up to 30 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 30 days to 20 days before the trek start date - 50% refund of the invoiced amount. 30% of the invoice amount will be charged as the cancellation penalty.
  3. Between 20 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  4. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 15 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  6. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks between 4000 to 6000 meters and graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

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Green Lake Trek Quick Informations

  • 📅 Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights Bagdogra to Bagdogra
  • 🔼 Highest Altitude: 5200m
  • 🛑 Grade: Moderate + ( know trek grades )
  • 👍 Best Time: Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov
  • 🌄 Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky
  • 🏃 Activity Type: Trek
  • 🔄 Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • 🚩 Starts From: Lachen
  • 🚩 Ends In: Lachen
  • 🌏 Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
  • 🎌 Country: India
  • 🛪 Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
  • 🚉 Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
  • 🙏 Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Lachen
  • 📶 Mobile Network:
  • 🌐 Internet Option:
  • 🌞 Temperatures:
  • 🔒 Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • 🍵 Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

We had started our treks from October 2020 and since then we have served many trekkers without any problems related to covid. Thanks to our safety protocol and SOW.

Covid Negative RT-PCR Test Report or Vaccination Certificate Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

All our permanent staffs are fully vaccinated and we hire vaccinated local resources only to ensure everyone's safety.

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