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Sikkim Green Lakes Trek

Sikkim Green Lakes Trek

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+ Quick Info
  • Duration: 14 days/ 13 nights Bagdogra to Bagdogra
  • Highest Altitude: 5200m
  • Grade: Moderate + ( learn more )
  • Best Time: Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov
  • Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts At: Lachen
  • Ends At: Lachen
  • Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
  • Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
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  • Is Cloak Room Available: No
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan
+ Travel 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.

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We believe that a smaller group gives you the best of the Himalayan Experience and specialize in organizing customized groups for this travel. Do get in touch with us if you want us to arrange this for you.

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WE MOSTLY ORGANIZE CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE GROUPS FOR THIS TREK.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW LINK TO REQUEST US A CUSTOMIZED PRIVATE TREK EXCLUSIVELY FOR YOUR TEAM. ONCE WE RECEIVE YOUR REQUEST, WE WILL REVERT BACK WITH THE ENTIRE PLAN AND COST DETAILS AS PER YOUR EXPECTATIONS, REQUESTED SERVICES AND TEAM SIZE.

ALSO, If we have a OPEN GROUP TO JOIN CLOSER TO YOUR PREFERED DATES, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW IN REPLY TO THE REQUEST FORM

+ TRAVEL ITINERARY

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Gangtok (1600m ), Via - Melli (150m ), Rangpo (333m ). 3 - 4 Hrs. 125 Kms
    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

    Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

    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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+ Detailed Itinerary

Day 1From Bagdogra To Gangtok, Via - Melli, Rangpo

Quick Information:
  • Bagdogra : 126 meters / 416 feets
  • Melli: 150 meters / 495 feets
  • Rangpo: 333 meters / 1099 feets
  • Gangtok: 1600 meters / 5280 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 125 Km
  • Approximate Time: 3 - 4 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The 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

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

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Day 2From Gangtok To Lachen

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: All Meals

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Day 3From Lachen To Talem

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 4From Talem To Jakthang

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 5Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day

Quick Information:
  • Jakthang: 3300 meters / 10890 feets
  • Jakthang: 3300 meters / 10890 feets
  • Approximate Time: 4 hours
  • Day's Activity: Explore, rest
Brief Details Of The Day: Rest day
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 6From Jakthang To Yabuk

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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. 

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 7From Yabuk To Rest Camp

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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.  

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 8From Rest Camp To Green Lake

Quick Information:
Brief Details Of The Day:

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.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

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Day 9Rest / Acclimatization / Local Exploration Day. Excursion to Kanchenjunga view point

Quick Information:
  • Green Lake: 5050 meters / 16665 feets
  • Green Lake: 5050 meters / 16665 feets
  • Kanchenjunga view point: 5200 meters / 17160 feets
  • Approximate Time: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek, Explore
Brief Details Of The Day:

We take time exploring the place today.

Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All Meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 10From Green Lake To Yabuk, Via - Rest Camp

Quick Information:
  • Green Lake: 5050 meters / 16665 feets
  • Rest Camp: 4500 meters / 14850 feets
  • Yabuk: 3950 meters / 13035 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 14 Km
  • Approximate Time: 7 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day: Descen down the same route
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 11From Yabuk To Jakthang

Quick Information:
  • Yabuk: 3950 meters / 13035 feets
  • Jakthang: 3300 meters / 10890 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 10 Km
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day: Retrace the trail
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 12From Jakthang To Lachen, Via - Zeme

Quick Information:
  • Jakthang: 3300 meters / 10890 feets
  • Zeme: 2912 meters / 9610 feets
  • Lachen: 2700 meters / 8910 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 16 Km
  • Approximate Time: 6 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek, Drive
Brief Details Of The Day: REtrace the trail to reach Zeme. Drive to Lachen
Accommodation: Homestay, hotel, guest house
Meals: All meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 13From Lachen To Gangtok

Quick Information:
  • Lachen: 2700 meters / 8910 feets
  • Gangtok: 1600 meters / 5280 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 120 Km
  • Approximate Time: 6 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day: Drive back to Gangtok
Accommodation: Hotels
Meals: All meals

Photos From The Day:

Day 14From Gangtok To Bagdogra

Quick Information:
  • Gangtok: 1600 meters / 5280 feets
  • Bagdogra: 216 meters / 713 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 120 Km
  • Approximate Time: 4 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day: Drive back to bagdogra
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Photos From The Day:

+ Why Is This Special

Glaciers At Glance: Zemu, Zemu Glacier, Sinolchu Glacier

Rivers At Glance: Zema Chu, Thamgu Chu, Lhonak Chu

Villages At Glance: Lachen

National Parks / Forest Reserves: Khanchendzonga National Park

  • 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
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