The top treks of Sikkim are:
The Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is a doorway to the third highest mountain in the world, and the highest mountain in India, and offers a once in a lifetime glimpse at the mighty Himalayan giant up close. Feel the entanglements of your heart fade away as you witness that first ray of sunlight bathing the peak in a golden hue. Tracing the path to the famous Goecha La Pass, the trail to Kanchenjunga Base Camp winds though pristine alpine forests carpeted by blooming rhododendrons, orchids and other beautiful floral species. Climbing up to over 5,000 meters, the trek exposes you to some extreme temperatures and tricky sections to traverse, but the rewards are worth all the efforts you take. Unfurling under the unwavering gaze of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the Kanchenjunga Base Camp trek is on the top of every trekker’s bucket list, as it should be. Come, take a few days off from the maddening monotony of life, and rediscover yourself amidst the sweeping realm of the Himalayas.
Max. Altitude – 5,200 m
Duration – 11 days
Level – Moderate
One of the least explored trails in India, the Kanchendzonga Trek is perfect for those seeking respite from the madding crowds. Bouts of uninterrupted silence await you as you’re embraced by some of the most striking Himalayan surroundings! The trek is towered by the some of the mightiest snow-clad peaks, including the marvelous Mt. Kanchendzonga. What’s better is that you can an unrivaled vantage point! Seeing herds of beautiful yaks grazing on the verdant grass is also a common sight on this trek. The trek takes you through Nepal for the first few days, post which the trail eventually re-enters India, making it a quite mesmerising experience. It begins from the quiet little village of Uttarey, and plunges you deep into the dense forests for 2 days straight. It also allows you to tread the more popular Yuksom-Dzongri-Goechala trail, pushing you to its highest point, Goechala, which sits at an astounding 4,960 m!
Max. Altitude – 4,984 m
Duration – 16 days
Level – Challenging
1. The mighty Kanchendzonga peak watches over you throughout!
2. Unexplored and offbeat trails with unprecedented views.
3. Trek through Yuksom and Dzongri to Goechala
Cant wait to open the cap of your bottled adrenaline rush? This is just the perfect trek for all you adventure junkies out there. Providing you with equal doses of challenges and overwhelming views, Goechala is known as one of the preferred destinations amongst the trekkers in India. Test yourself in the arousing spirits of Sikkim, standing on Goecha La at 16,200feet, onlooking the massive Kanchenjunga and eyeing the Goecha lake with its tear shaped structure. The trail takes you through snow capped gigantic Himalayas, verdant Himalayan forest, meandering rivers, fringes of rhododendron trees, beautiful orchards, the list just keeps going on. Enjoy the misty taste of mountain fog when you climb the summit with tears of achievement in your eyes.