Trekking in Sikkim For A Quaint Himalayan Activity

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Trekking in Sikkim

Trekking in Sikkim is one of the best ways to see the stunning Himalayas. With most of the treks not being too crowded, it is a great way to experience the serenity and calm of the Himalayas. We have list some of the best places for long trekking and Short trekking in Sikkim.

Here is the list of 12 Trekking in Sikkim For A Quaint Himalayan Activity

1. Dzongri Trek

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Nestled at an altitude of 4,200 m, Dzongri Trek serves as one of the most popular high altitude trek destinations in Sikkim that can be completed in a short time. The trek offers some enchanting sights while hiking through the fascinating trail comprising of varied terrains, from patches of land streaked with green and gold and lush green meadows to dense forest and mighty peaks covered in snow. Being a shorter version of Goecha La Trek, this particular trek commences from Yuksam and ends at Yuksam within a span of 5 days.

2. Sandakphu Trek, Darjeeling

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Sandakphu Peak (11,941 Feet) is the highest peak in West Bengal. The highest peak of Singalila Ridge in Darjeeling district, almost near the border of Nepal, it is located very close to Singalila National Park. Sandakphu, the highest peak in West Bengal, gives you a spectacular view of four out of five highest peaks in the world. The best view possible is of mountain Kanchendzonga. You can reach the peak either by car or trekking.

3. Aritar Trek, Sikkim - Paradise for trekking in Sikkim

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Aritar apart from offering beautiful panoramic vistas is also a paradise for adventure enthusiasts. Situated near Lungchok valley is some of the amazing trekking routes leading towards Lokdara and Chujachen.

4. Kasturi Trek, West Sikkim

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Kasturi trek is a round trek passing Goecha la pass and offers extraordinary panoramic mountain views. The Trek starts from Yuksom and goes up to Goecha La, the highest point of this trek. From here, you can see the stunning view of Talung Glacier and Mt Kanchenjunga. The views are simply amazing and captivating. From green meadows to shiny glaciers, the Kasturi Trek is a trekker's haven.

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5. Goecha La Trek, West-sikkim

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Goecha La is a high mountain pass located at a height of 4,940 m and acts as the base camp for the southeast face of Kanchenjunga. This place can only be accessed by trekking from Yuksom and it roughly takes 7-8 days for a person to reach Goecha La and come back to Yuksom.

6. Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is the most exciting trek as it is the world’s highest peak at an elevation of 8586 metres spread in the boundaries of India, Tibet and Nepal. It offers stunning views of valleys and landscapes where you will find nature at its best. The trail starts from Darjeeling from where you will walk through Yukhsang, Bakkhim, Phedang, Dzongri, Bikhbari to Chaurikhang and Rathong Glacier. The trek is a real adventure waiting for you to witness panoramic views of mountain ranges and pass through lush dense forests, varied flora and fauna, tribal villages and grazing yaks.

7. Singalila National Park Trek

Singalila National Park is very popular due to its trekking trails. Trekking in the region is popular during the months of March and April as this is when the rhododendrons and orchids bloom, providing a marvellous outlook to the whole forest. There is s government-run hut in the park providing living accommodations to the trekkers. Within the park, it is necessary for tourists to be accompanied by trained and registered guides of the Wildlife Department. The guides are available at the entry point from any of the following places:

8. Varsey Trek

An offbeat trek that is perfect for nature-lovers who would like to enjoy some alone time amidst the beauty of nature. A no-sweat trail, Varsey Trek offers mesmerising views of pink and red rhododendron forests. Trot up to a height of 3300 metres while you enjoy the verdant landscape that surrounds the hills. The hanging mosses and abundant flora and fauna beautify the region. If you are looking forward to a short weekend getaway, Varsey Trek is for you.

9. Kasturi Orar Round Trek

Have you always been dreaming of clicking some mind-blowing pictures against the backdrop of stunning glaciers? Plan for Kasturi Orar Round Trek, which, as the name suggests is a round trek that will give you a wonderful opportunity to go beyond the gigantic glaciers. These are Goecha La, Dzongri Thangsing Valley and Tashiding. While on the trail, you can also visit some unexplored territories such as the Kanchenjunga National Park and a few remote villages where you might make a pitstop to rest and start off for the ascend with a fresh wave of energy. While you get to go up to 4500 metres, you will also get to observe the Nepali culture and tradition practices in these villages.

10. Rhododendron Trek

You can enjoy a variety of landscapes on the Rhododendron Trek where you can see the most natural form of Himalayan beauty as you move across scented flower beds across your path. The pretty sights of blooming rhododendrons have made this trek as one of the most popular choices in Sikkim. To visit this luscious and vibrant region with abundant scenic beauty, one needs to reach the basecamp Yuksom. One can quickly take a taxi from Sikkim to reach the base camp after a journey of approximately four hours. Some of the most exotic species of rhododendrons found here are Arboretum, Barbatum Campanulatium, Falconeri, and Hodgsoni.

11. Green Lake Trek

An offbeat trek that is perfect for nature-lovers who would like to enjoy some alone time amidst the beauty of nature. A no-sweat trail, Varsey Trek offers mesmerising views of pink and red rhododendron forests. Trot up to a height of 3300 metres while you enjoy the verdant landscape that surrounds the hills. The hanging mosses and abundant flora and fauna beautify the region. If you are looking forward to a short weekend getaway, Varsey Trek is for you.

12. Lachung Trek

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Lachung, a tourist hotspot situated in North Sikkim is a splendid destination that is sited at the spot where two tributaries Lachung and Lachen meet. This town is a popular tourist attraction because of the many waterfalls that gush in this area. Glimpses of snow covered mountains can also be caught from this place and offer a spectacular sight. Lachung is also a preferred base to visit the famous Yumthang Valley, quite a landmark in Sikkim's tourism scene.

Planning to go trekking in the Himalayas? Let us know which of these treks have made it to your bucket list in the comments below!

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