14 Days
Duration
Sikkim
Destination
5050m
Altitude
Trekking
Activities
Green Lake near Lachen is one such hidden gem that allows amazing view of the Kanchenjunga and other glorious Himalayan peaks. Adventurers embark on the famous green lake trek Sikkim, to revel in the beauty of the mountains!
The Sikkim Green Lake trek begins from Lachen, slowly scale heights and traverse through forests to reach the destination – Green Lake in North Sikkim. Rugged and uneven terrains, bright and colourful flowers, rare orchids and panoramic views are the main attraction on the way.

      Situated at an elevation of 16190 ft, expedition to the Green Lake is graded as tough to challenging. Being a demanding trek, trekkers need to take permission from the Home Ministry of Delhi for the expedition. However, this challenging excursion is all worthy for witnessing the picturesque beauty of the Green Lake. The Lake is completely surrounded by sky touching snow clad mountains. Best seasons for this 16 days expedition are mid April to mid May and mid October. This was just a glimpse of the hidden Sikkim treks one can explore much more during Sikkim trekking tour. The variation of altitudes, cultural richness and greenery are the charm of the state. It’s a lifetime opportunity to explore the secrets concealed within the circuit of Sikkim Himalayas.

Day 01 : Bagdogra – Gangtok

Day 02 : Gangtok Sightseeing

Day 03 : Gangtok – Lachen

Day 04 : Lachen – Talem

Day 05 : Talem – Jakthang

Day 06 : Jakthang – Yabuk

Day 07 : Yabuk – Rest Camp

Day 08 : Rest Camp – Green Lake

Day 09 : Rest Day at Green Lake

Day 10 : Green Lake – Yabuk

Day 11 : Yabuk- Talem

Day 12 : Talem – Lachen

Day 13 : Lachen- Gangtok

Day 14 : Gangtok – Bagdogra

  • Rustic wayside hamlets
  • Monasteries
  • Torrential mountain streams
  • Thick forests

  • Expenses of Personal : Telephone, Alcohols, Cold Drinks, Entry fee of places and Personal Insurance
  • Covers immediate medical facilities
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like landslide, strike, accidents, natural calamities, ropeway and tips etc

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Darjeeling Sight seeing

  • 5 nights hotel
  • 8 nights camping
  • 8 days Trekking

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Guide
  • Entry fees

Additional information

GradeModerate
RouteGangtok – Lachen – Green Lake
Day 01 : Bagdogra – Gangtok (1650 mts/5413ft)122 kms / 3-4hrs
Arrival at Bagdogra airport. Drive to Gangtok along the river Teesta, through the Sikkim-Bengal border town of Rangpo. The drive takes about 4 hours. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 02 : Rest Day at Gangtok(1650 mts / 5413ft)
Adter Breakfast tour of Gangtok which includes the famous Rumtek Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Institute of Tibet logy, Do shopping for your Personal Needs during trek and also time for acquiring the necessary trekking permits etc. Overnight at Gangtok.
Day 03 : Lachen (2750 m/9022ft) 105 kms / 3-4hrs
The drive to Lachen from Gangtok is covered by jeep along the North Sikkim highway and takes about 6-7 hours. Over night at Lachen.
Day 04 : Lachen to Talem (3468mts/11377ft) 13kms / 4-5 hrs
The jeep will ferry clients till Zemu bridge. After that the trek begins through lush green forest and reach Talem within 4-5 hrs nature walk. Overnight camping in Talem
Day 05 : Talem to Jakthang (3176mts/10419ft) 05 kms/ 4-5hrs
The trek trails are usually water logged with Rhododendron forest and fallen trees trunks rotting in the morass. Before Jakthang the path crosses the Lhonak Valley Landslides. The bridge over there is bit adventurous for the clients. Jakthang is situated on a small shepherd huts and is great fun for camping.
Day 06 : Jakthang(3176Mts) – Yabuk (3850 mts/12631ft)) 08 kms /4-5hrs
The trek to Yabuk climbs through the forest and after three hours of steady walking we reach the snout of the Zemu Glacier usually by lunch time. Overnight at camp for acclimatisation.
Day 07 : Dzongri – Yabuk(3850M)- Marco polo Rest Camp (4500m/14763ft) 5kms/ 4-5hrs
The trek now follows the Zemu glacier. The trail is mainly over boulders and in parts is indistinct. The Zemu Chu rushes through the glacier and as the valley opens up the great peaks come into view. The Rest Camp is situated right opposite Siniolchu and has a fabulous view of one of the most beautiful mountains in Sikkim. Blue sheep and the Bharal is often sighted on the hills opposite the Rest Camp. Walk slowly as the sir gets thinner and acclimatization becomes of essence.
Day 08 : Rest Camp(4050M) – Green Lake (5050m/16568ft) 05kms / 3-4 hrs
The trek from Rest Camp climbs gently up the valley. The walk is usually slow because of the altitude. On a clear morning this is one of the finest treks in the Himalayas. Mount Siniolchu, Simvo, Twins and the Kanchenjunga are some of the giants that dominate the horizon. The camp is on a grassy flat known as the Green Lake Plain, the name derived from a small tarn at the eastern end where on a clear morning the reflection of the Mount Kanchenjunga is seen in the waters. Overnight at Camp.
Day 09 : Rest day at the Green Lake(5050m/16568ft)
Spend the day lazing in the sunshine watching the peaks. The hill behind the camp which is an hour’s walk is a perfect point to see the magnificent views of the Kanchenjunga and the valley below. Zemu gap that links the Zemu valley to the Talung valley is clearly seen from this height point. Overnight at camp.
Day 10 : Yabuk(3978m)(5-6hrs Trek)
Even though the area will attract you yet one has to leave early after breakfast – One has to make the trek from Green Lake to Yabuk in one day as the trail is mostly downhill. The road is nice and the trek easy – Refreshment and dinner – Retire – Overnight stay at Tent / Trekkers hut – Night halt at Yabuk.
Day 11 : Yabuk – (3978 m) – Talem – (3468 meters / 11, 378 feet) 5 – 6 hrs
A descent of nearly 800 meters. It is advisable to trek back towards Yabuk with moderate pace and enjoy the beauty of the trek – The view is nice and the atmosphere serene, you will enjoy the beauty around the place. Camping and snacks – dinner and retire in camp at Talem – Campfire can be arranged here but Lachen is preferable.
Day 12 : Talem – (3468 m) – Lachen (2750 m/9022ft) 4 – 5hrs
The route is invigorating and exhilarating. Words fail to explain the experience of being in this trek. One will come across the varied flora and fauna of the region – The trek passes through the dense coniferous forests of Kanchendzonga National Park – This return journey is nostalgic – Evening snacks and Dinner by early night – Retire – overnight in Hotel in Lachen.
Day 13 : Drive – Lachen to Gangtok
After breakfast leave for Gangtok, Visit Phodong Monastery if not visited earlier – The road from Lachung has rhododendron lined along the way makes a fantastic view – The best time to visit is in April & May, when the rhododendrons are in full bloom – It is considered one of the route of the state and has holy sites for both the Buddhists and the Hindus – Check in hotel at Gangtok – Refreshment and evening free – Stroll and visit the local shopping center in M. G. Marg – Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Gangtok
Day 14 : Drive – Gangtok to Siliguri (100 Kilometers / 3-4 hours)
Early morning breakfast – Proceed to New Jalpaiguri Station Railway Station (NJP) / (IXB) Bagdogra Airport). Tour ends

Sikkim Treks Booking Form

Q1. Are you a licensed trekking agency ?
Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than eleven years.

Q2. Can your guides speak English ?
Our guide and his assistants speak reasonable amount of English, good enough to explain you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes.

Q3. Do you arrange private treks ?
Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of your friends are wanting to go for this trip you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Q4. How difficult are the treks ?
Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking.

Q5. When is the best season for trek ?
In India We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have some departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who cannot make their holidays during the best months. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then.

Q6. What is the general duration of the everyday trek ?
The duration of the trek depends on interests which you have. Generally, your trek can range from 4-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route. Duration can be Customized.

Q7. What are the sources of drinking water supply during trekking ?
In the trekking areas most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water at every place so you can easily plan to buy mineral water during the trekking period. If you are in trek with Off road adventure our kitchen staff will make sure to give u boil water throughout the trek.

Q8. What kind of luggage should I bring ?
If you are joining our trekking trips, you should be bringing trekking rucksack- which to be carried by our Sherpa helper and you bring separate day bag (20 to 30 ltrs recommended) where you could put your day required thing along with your valuable document- passport, money etc. We would provide you our trekking duffle bag if you do not have proper trekking bags so it is not a problem.
If you are joining our tours, you can bring suitcase or any other common luggage bag you have. Usual travelling bags are fine.

Q9. What should I pack ?
This is a very frequently asked question but of course it depends entirely on your destination, the season you’re travelling in and the activities you’ll participate in. The most important thing to pack is your sense of humor because this can get you through any situation – including lost luggage. Most of our high altitude treks, you should be having warm clothing, bring your regular clothing stuff for tours. Please see each trip itinerary for the required equipment for the trips.

Q10. What type of food is served during a trek ?
On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal – soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.

Q11. Do you provide any equipment while trekking ?
On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent; all the main meals while trekking but not snacks.

Q12. Is there electricity during the trekking ?
Only few trekking areas like Singalila in West Bengal and trekking routes of Himachal Pradesh, we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries. However it is likely that the electricity can off in mountain anytime so you should be bringing your personal head lamp or light additionally for the safety.

Q13. How safe travelling alone women with your company ?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman travelers while with us, we are more responsible for these kinds of issues. So we have trained our guide’s staffs, the way our clients want. We have been organizing private treks, tours to solo women travelers since our establishment, we have trained our guides especially on this regards so do not hesitate to join us. We assure you our great safety during your trip with us. We can also Provide Lady Guide if asked.

Q14. What about security during trekking ?
Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping trek’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Q15. What problems can arise on altitude ?
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11,808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.

Q16. What are the Preventive facilities of Altitude Illness ?
Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

Q17. Are your staffs equipped/trained & insured ?
Yes! Our guides and porters are fully equipped. Actually we are working in a team. We all are boss and we all are workers. Most of our staffs are trained mountaineers who are certified by various mountaineering institute of India, Some have experience of Working in trekking field for more then two decades making our Company a team of Qualified and Experienced Trekkers. We provide one of the best informative guides for your holidays who can explain about Culture, Geography, Eco system, Plants and History. Some are multi lingual also.

Q18. Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget ?
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips.

Q19. Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services ?
Yes, we can arrange all kind of flight tickets and services. Additional help will be provided for you to the different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Paragliding, jungle safari etc according to your interest and requirements.

Q20. Can we change the itinerary ?
Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.