The top treks of Sikkim are:
Situated in Sikkim, Kanchenjunga is the world’s 3rd highest peak and India’s largest peak with an altitude of 16,210 ft. It encompasses three major countries namely Nepal, Tibet, and Sikkim. The preferable months for Kanchenjunga Trek are October to March which bestows you with natural mountain sceneries, the remoteness from the hustle of city life, variety of flora and fauna and the peek into the unique local culture of Sikkim. The Kanchenjunga Trekking Itinerary starts from Darjeeling, travel from Darjeeling to Yuksam which is a famous trekking region of Sikkim. You will have the pleasure to find dense forests, lush green meadows, waterfalls and much more on your way to Yuksam. It is considered to be the holy place where the 3 lamas met, hence the name Yuksam. On Day 3, the next point in Kanchenjunga trekking is a trek from Bhakkhim to Phedang. On the 1 hr distance, you will be coming to a home colony of Tibetan refugees, Tshoka. These refugees have erected a small monastery by the lake. After 2-3 hrs trek from Tshoka will take you to Phedang. The next day in the Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek is of acclimatization and a short trek towards Dzongri, at an altitude of 13,218 ft. Here you will be camping and pitching tents on the meadows with unique and beautiful views of Kotang, Simvo, and Kanchenjunga. You will reach Chaurikhang and Rathong Glacier which is the Kanchenjunga Base Camp also the place of mountaineering courses taken by Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling. Select the Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek Tour Package, if you want to have the perfect combination of adventure and taste of culture and history.
Max. Altitude – 5,200 m
Duration – 11 days
Level – Moderate
One of the finest treks in the Himalayas and though being a restricted trekking area, Kanchenjunga Round Trek is the most famous treks in Nepal. Being in a remote and restricted trekking area, you need a local guide and two trekkers for the collection of trekking permits. Situated at an altitude of 4984m, Kanchenjunga Round Trek is a tea-house trek and you can experience Nepali cultures, delicious food and traditional lifestyle of the locals. It is a place to see nice views of huge meadows, and the snowy peaks in the background. The Kanchenjunga Circuit Trekking lets you interact with the local Yak herders and to know about their lives in the mountains. The Kanchenjunga Round Trek starts from Bagdogra. Next, you will be driving to Kalimpong. A 4-5 hrs drive the next day will take you to Pelling. On day 3, the actual trek will start as you will be trekking 4-5 hrs from Uttarey to Chitre. A 2-3 hrs trek from Chitre moves you towards the army posts of Chiwabhanjang which has its own beauty. You will be able to have the first views of snowy peaks when you will trek 7-8 hrs from Chiwabhanjang to Dhor. Enjoy the sunrise and huge meadows in Pharey Megu the next day. Have the pleasure of seeing dried lakes at Goechala and Zeenthana plateaus. This 16 Days Kanchenjunga Round Trek is most preferable in the months from April-October. You will definitely enjoy this Kanchenjunga Round Trek Tour Package, so book now.
Max. Altitude – 4,984 m
Duration – 16 days
Level – Challenging
Usually, there are two or three highlights that make a trek worth your while, but Goechala Trek has so much to offer, and all of it is more than enough to leave a person bewitched. The peak is located in Sikkim and rises to an altitude of 15,100 ft. Goechala Trekking will take you through dense rhododendron forests, to the beautiful Samiti lake. The best highlight of this trek though is the gorgeous view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, and in addition to the scenic beauty of the third highest peak in the world, you get to see the majestic peaks of fourteen other summits. Now that’s something worth giving a thought.
Watch the sun as it rises over Mt. Kanchenjunga; trust us when we say that it will be the most beautiful sunrise you have ever seen or most probably will ever see. No wonder this trek is so popular among the trekkers. If you take a look at the Goechala Trek Itinerary you will see that the trek starts from Yuksom, where you will get to from New Jalpaiguri Station. The drive takes around 8 hours. From there the trek continues to Dzongri, all the way to Goechala, through Thansing and Lamuney.
The trek is rated from moderate to difficult, as the trail will get steeper as you move closer to the top. Also, because of the high altitude, there might occur some breathing problems, so best to be prepared in advance.
Best time to go for this trek is from April-June and September-October. Avoiding monsoon season is recommended as the area is prone to landslides, and the slippery tracks will make an already difficult trek riskier.
Blooming flowers, the trail through dense, green forests, shimmering lake, and amazing views of mountain peaks covered with snow; it all adds up to a thrilling experience which will leave you breathless but in a good way. All these highlights are reasons enough for you to pack your bags, so, book your Goechala Trekking Tour Package right away.
Max. Altitude: 16,200 ft.
Duration: 11 Days
Popular Treks in Sikkim are: