Trekking

Trekking in Sikkim

Sikkim offers some of the finest trekking experience in the Himalaya. The state’s vast unspoiled mountain range is a trekker’s delight and its Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary passes through forests of silver fir, hemlock, magnolia and rhododendron with a view of Kangchendzonga peaks in the background. The Dzongri- Goecha La Trek is the most popular trek in Sikkim and famed for great mountain views, a floral spectacle in summer, bird and views of pristine forest.

The trek to Green Lake, the base of Mt. Kangchendzonga on the Zemu glacier in the North Sikkim is the most enchanting of all treks in this area with a variety of flowers such as rhododendrons, primulas and blue poppies. Trek to this route needs a trekking permit from Tourism Department after getting clearance from Defense, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.

Some of the popular and recommended trek routes in Sikkim are:

Monastic Trek
Season: March-May/October-December
Itinerary: Pemayangtse- Sangacholing-Khecheopalri- Hongri- Sinon- Tashiding- Ralong Trekking in Sikkim

Rhododendron Trek
Season: March-May
(i)Itinerary: Hilley/Soreng- Barsey- Dentam-Pemayangtse
(ii) Hilley- Barsey- Jorbutey- Kalijar- Chewabhabjang- Uttary

Khangchendzonga Trek
Season: Mid March- Mid June/October- December
Itinerary: Yuksom- Bkhim- Tsoka- Dzongri- Thangsing/Kokchurong- Lamuni/Chaurigang- Goechala/Rathong glacier and back.

Coronation Trek
Season: October/December
Itinerary: Rumtek- Sang- Yangyang- Ravang- Tashiding- Yuksom.

Khedi Trek
Season: October-December
Itinerary: Assam Lingzey-Pashing Teng Kha (Base Camp, 1425m)-Chauri Kharka-Do Bato-Khedi- Sela Pass (3150m)-Do Basti-Tal Kharka-Nugang-Passang Teng Kha.

Singalila Trek
Season: Mid May-October
i)Itinerary: Uttarey-Chewabhanjang-Dhor(Wahong)-Sikkim Megu-Dafey Bhir-Gomanthang/Boktok
ii)Pelling- Nambu- Chongri- Yambung- Dafeybhir- Gomathang- Tegyapla- Dzongri- Thanghshing- Lamuney- Kokchurong- Tsokha- Yuksom- Tegyapla- Bikbari- Dzongri Tsoka- Yuksom

Samartek Trek
Season: Mid March-Mid June/October-December
Itinerary: kodong-Dokshing-TsenKhong-Lenchok-Samartek-Pakchong-Kungo-Kuling Nae(Cave) Gungramgampo-Singhik-Dak Bungalow

Rinchenpong/Soreng Trek
Season: April-June/October-December
Itinerary: Kaluk-Rinchenpong Dak bunglalow-Rigsum Gumpa-Kalud-Sribadam Jhandi Dara-Soreng

Himalayan Trek (South Sikkim)
Season: April-June/October-December
Itinery:Namchi(Base camp)-Tendong-Damthang-Ravangla-Maenam-Bhaley Dhunga-Yangyang-Sinchuthang-Bermoik-Parbing-Namchi

Tosar Lake Trek (North Sikkim)
Mangan –Naksuk-Sohar Dhe-Soahar Antsok-Patam-Tosar Lake-Mayong Tar-Kalep Mangan

Meanam Hill Trek (South)
Rabong-Meanam-balleydunga-Ralong-Rabong

Tendong Hill Trek
Dentam-Tendong- Samdruptse - Namchi