The northeast state in India, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful and sought location among trekkers with lots of trekking routes. It is home to glaciers, varieties of wildflowers and alpine meadows, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal, the area has a dramatic landscape including India’s highest mountain, Kangchenjunga which is situated at a height of 8,586m. Along with lots of unspoiled lands Sikkim tour is incomplete without experiencing the famous thrilling trek routes.
Goecha La Trek
If you will search about famous trek routes in Sikkim, Goecha La trek will top the list because there is no other better way to experience the pristine beauty of this place other than to book a Sikkim Tour Package that includes Goecha La Trek. Situated at an altitude of 4939 meters, they are also known as one of the easiest and shortest trekking routes that will take you through the spectacular landscape of Himalayan ranges.
You can enjoy the cold breeze, solitude, peace, and wilderness along with the incredible view of Kanchenjunga as well as 14 big summits such as Mt. Pandim, Mt. Thingchinkhang, Mt. Jopuno, etc. It’s a 10 to 11 days trek and the best month for this trek is between March to May, a time when you can enjoy the enticing views of Kanchenjunga Peak.
Yuksom Dzongri Trek
Another trekking route which is categorized as easy to moderate trek and can be enjoyed by amateurs too offers an incredible sight of the great Kanchenjunga and Mount Pandim from a very close distance. Situated at an altitude of 4020 meters, this hiking trails will take you through picturesque trails surrounded by vibrant flowers, vegetation and gorgeous valley like Rhododendron, maple magnolia pine and oak forests, etc.
The lush green valleys, amazing panoramic view of the whole range will surely leave you spell-bound while taking you close to the scenic beauty of Sikkim. The trek starts from the historic village of Yuksom followed by different petite scenic villages, where you can rest before you continue again. It’s an 8 to 9 days trek and the best month for the trek is between Mid-March to May or September to November.
Green Lake Trek:
The hidden Gem of Himalayas, one of the most unspoiled and unexplored destinations in Sikkim is Green Lake trek. Completely unique trek and a true paradise for nature lovers, displaying enthralling scenic beauty, sharp-edged mountains, colorful meadows along with rich biodiversity. Always remember the journey is more important than the destination and it stands true in the case of Green Lake trek.
Keep enjoying the lovely places en-route to reach Green Lake, you will cross Lachen, Jakthang, Yabuk, and Siniolchu, these are all amazing sites with spectacular scenic views. The misty view of Kanchenjunga and other Himalayan abodes is once in a lifetime of experience, a memory you will cherish for your whole life. It’s a 16 day trek that starts from Lachen and the best time is between April or October.
Rhododendron is a dark vibrant red & pink flower that grows as bushes making the whole valley beautiful and attractive. This is again an easy to moderate level trek and can be enjoyed by beginners too, the best part about Sikkim tours is they offer trek for all.
The trekking route will include Barsey, Rabongla, Maenam, Borong, lachung and Yumthang, the excursion will also include the Maenam and Barsay wildlife sanctuaries along with the beautiful trek surrounded by fully bloomed Rhododendron. You can enjoy the walk through the Oak and Rhododendron forests along with the panoramic view of lovely landscapes of surrounding ranges.
Situated at a height of 1728 meters, it is one of the beautiful and worth trekking routes you can opt for. The best time for this trek is when the vibrant red and pink rhododendron spread across the valley, between April to mid-May. To enjoy the trek, you have to start from the basecamp at Yuksom.
Singalila Ridge Trek
Singalila Ridge Trek is another famous and best trek to be enjoyed during summers, which tops the list of travelers. The easy route that you can effortlessly enjoy with your friends as well as family. This trek will take you through beautiful garden-fresh tea estates of North Bengal to the mesmerizing views of various Sikkim Himalayan Peaks.
This trek also offers owe-inspiring sights of prosperous lushness, alpine trees, medicinal plants, captivating view of the sunrise, highlands, and various species of birds that you can capture in your camera and keep as a memento for a lifetime. The basecamp for this trek is Manebhanjan, which is also known as esteemed Gateway to Singalila trek.
Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Situated at a height of 5086 meters, Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek is one of the most favorite trek routes of Sikkim among adventure enthusiasts. It is not an easy trek because it will take you through some steep sides of the Himalayas but it’s worth the effort if you want to enjoy the unmatched view of Mt. Kanchenjunga as well as other captivating, sky-high peaks of the world.
While traveling through Tshoka, Thangsing, Dzongri, Lamune, Goecha La, Samiti, and Kokchorung it will also cover Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. It is one of the best opportunities to explore colorful flora as well as bird watching.
The basecamp which is at Yuksom is considered as one of the most spectacular camps, home to some overwhelming trails of Himalayas. To witness snow-clad mountains the best time is between September and November, otherwise, you can also enjoy the trek between March to May.
Sikkim’s geographic location, which is situated in the heart of Eastern Himalayas makes it an incredible trekking destination. The third highest mountain in the world, Kachenjunga shares its border with Sikkim, an additional reason for adventure seekers to go on trekking and explore the lovely mountain.
Trekking, mountaineering, along with river rafting and mountain biking, are the most popular attractions in Sikkim. Sikkim offers a number of short and easy treks in the southern & Eastern region, and increasingly difficult & longer treks when you head northward, the best thing is ultimately it has something for all.