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Sikkim Green Lake Trek
15 Nights - 16 Days
Tour Id - SGL-01
Tour Includes

Description

Sikkim Green Lake Trek
This is a very picturesque trail which combines natural beauty with spectacular views of high peaks. There are vast tracts of thick forest, with several varieties of rhododendrons, other colorful flowers, and birds and many waterfalls on both sides of the trail. Kanchenjunga was one of the first peaks to be attempted by expeditions before world war two. As Nepal was closed, the approach from Sikkim, via the Zemu Glacier, was followed instead. Pre war Everest expeditions also passed through North Sikkim and this trail was part of their route. Today, it is still largely unexplored country as not many parties have been allowed across to Green Lake. (Harish Kapadia).

Itinerary

  • 1
    Day

    Bagdogra - Gangtok

    Up on arrival at Bagdogra airport met our representative and drive to Gangtok (124 kms/5 hrs). Overnight stay in hotel.
  • 2
    Day

    Gangtok - Lachen (2730 m/8950 ft) (135 kms/6-7 hrs drive)

    After breakfast drive for Lachen in north Sikkim (135 kms/5-6 hrs). Overnight stay in hotel/tents.
  • 3
    Day

    Lachen- Tallem (3240 m/ 10620 ft) (12 kms/ 5-6 hrs)

    We start day 1 with walk towards Zema. At Zema there is confluence of Zemu Chu and Thangu Chu. After crossing a bridge the trail turns towards the west to follow the left bank of the Zemu Chu to Green Lake. The trail for the first 6 kms is wide and broad .Sometimes the route is hampered with landslides. After a further 6 kms we reach Tallem, at the confluence of Lhonak Chu with Zemu Chu. Overnight stay in tents.
  • 4
    Day

    Tallem - Jakthang (3430 m/11250 ft) (12 kms/ 5-6 hrs)

    On day 2 the trail enters some of the most magnificent forest areas for which Sikkim is famous. Cross a bridge to climb steadly through forest to Shobuk. The trail then descends steeply for 12 kms to Jakthang, a small clearing in the forest. Overnight stay in tents.
  • 5
    Day

    Jakthang (3430 m/11250 ft)

    Day is for rest and acclamitisation.
  • 6
    Day

    Jakthang - Yabuk (4040 m/13250 ft) (8 kms/ 4-5 hrs)

    The trail continues through forest on this day. After a short climb it crosses a bridge over Thombak Chu. There are several ascents and descends on the route, and is often wiped out of floods. Later we descend towards the bank of the Zemu Chu and follow the trail beside the river. After a tiring 8 kms day walk we reach the camping ground of Yabuk. Yabuk is a small but beautiful camping area very cold and windy near the glacier. Overnight in tents.
  • 7
    Day

    Yabuk - Rest camp (4725 m/15500 ft) (8 kms/ 3-4 hrs)

    From Yabuk the trail enters the moraine field of the Zemu Glacier, crossing boulders and pebbles. It is a tiring route with increasing altitude and is like a walk in high altitude desert; though on later part one is rewarded with magnificent views of mountain peaks like Siniolchu and Simvu. At times one can also view Kanchenjunga rising in the distance. After a 6 kms walk we reach Rest camp at the mouth of Lhonak valley. Overnight stay in tents.Day 08: Rest Camp - Green Lake (4935 m/16190 ft) (6 kms/ 3-4 hrs) The trail from Rest camp towards the Green Lake is along similar terrain along a moraine ridge. The views of the surrounding peaks are very clear. Finally we reach Green lake camp which is a vast open ground. Overnight Stay in Tents.
  • 8
    Day

    Green Lake (4935 m/16190 ft)

    The day is for rest /acclamitisation. Overnight stay in tents.
  • 9
    Day

    Green Lake - Rest Camp (4725 m/15500 ft) (6 kms/ 2-3 hrs)

    Today we start retracing our steps towards Rest camp. Overnight stay in tents.
  • 10
    Day

    Rest camp - Yabuk (4040 m/ 13250 ft) (8 kms/ 3-4 hrs)

    This day we trek back towards Yabuk with moderate pace and enjoy the beauty of the trek. Overnight stay in tents.
  • 11
    Day

    Yabuk - Jakthang (3430 m/11250 ft) (8 kms/ 3-4 hrs)

    We continue to descend further towards. Jakthang. Overnight Stay in tents.
  • 12
    Day

    Jakthang - Tallem (3240 m/ 10620 ft) (12 kms/ 4-5 hrs)

    Today we start little early and continue towards Tallem. The trail is easy walk with ups and down. Overnight Stay in tents.
  • 13
    Day

    Tallem - Lachen (2730 m/8950 ft) (12 kms/ 4-5 hrs)

    On the final day we will trek towards Lachen. The route is generally downhill and is an easy walk. Overnight stay in tents/hotel.
  • 14
    Day

    Lachen - Gangtok (135 kms/5-6 hrs)

    After breakfast drive for Gangtok. Overnight stay in hotel.
  • 15
    Day

    Gangtok - Bagdogra

    In the morning after breakfast drive to Bagdogra airport to catch onward flight. Tour & Services End.
  • 16
    Day

Inclusions

    • Accommodation: Hotel in  Lachen with MAPAI Basis Breakfast and
    Dinner. While on trek we will provide you Dome/Alpine trekking tents. Camping mattresses, kitchen tent, camping stool, camping table etc would be provided.
    • Transport: Innova, Xylo, Tata Sumo/ Gold/Scorpio/ Maxx Jeep car according to Itinerary. Also all sightseeing
    • Meals: At Hotels only breakfast will serve. While on trek, all meal. Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, Chinese & Continental.
    • Yaks/Porters: For carrying camping equipment, rations, vegetables and some amount of personal gear of the clients (one bag not weighing more than 14 kgs).
    • Professional local trekking guide and kitchen staff would accompany the group
    . Green Lake Expedition Royalties-

Exclusion

    • Air Ticket
    • Any charges for carrying still/video cameras etc.
    • Alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, beverages, etc.
    • Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, laundry, etc.
    • Any meals/services not mentioned above
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like landslides, road blocks, bad weather, etc.
    • Travel insurance.

    Medicare & insurance (Clients should have an all inclusive insurance policy that soul cover medical, emergency evacuations, baggage loss or damage, etc) Additional services not mentioned above in the included clause Tips


    Please note, that costs quoted are as per the above package and there will be no refunds for services not utilized for any reasons whatsoever.
    Initially company quoted you a basic cost that covered Green Lake Trek.
    With your requirements the costs have increased proportionally but you can rest assured that it is money for value as we will be offering you the
    best in services.

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