Green Lake Trek

16 NIGHTS | 17 DAYS

Region, State : SIKKIM

Difficulty Level   : Difficult

Name of the program : Trek to the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga (Third highest mountain in the world)

Itinerary at a Glance:

Day Activities
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Day 2 Delhi / Bagdogra / Gangtok
Day 3 Gangtok / Lachen
Day 4 Lachen / Tallem
Day 5 Tallem / Jakthang
Day 6 Jakthang
Day 7 Jakthang / Yabuk
Day 8 Yabuk / Rest camp
Day 9 Rest Camp / Green Lake
Day 10 Green Lake, Base camp of Kanchenjunga
Day 11 Green Lake, Base camp of Kanchenjunga
Day 12 Green Lake / Yabuk
Day 13 Yabuk / Jakthang
Day 14 Jakthang / Tallem
Day 15 Tallem / Lachen
Day 16 Lachen / Gangtok
Day 17 Gangtok / Bagdogra / Delhi & Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

Sikkim Green Lake Trek Introduction:
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. Prewar Everest expeditions also passed through North Sikkim and this trail was part of their route. Today, it is still a largely unexplored country as not many parties have been allowed across to Green Lake.

The trek to green lake, the base camp of mount Kanchendzonga on the Zemu glacier in north Sikkim is a splendid walk with the variety of flowers like rhododendron, blue poppies and primulas all in bloom. The mountain views are fantastic with amphitheater of peaks with mount Kanchendzonga at the head of the valley. However, the green lakes base camp is more than 5000 m and so proper acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Delhi / Bagdogra / Gangtok (AI 879 ETD/ETA: 11:00/13:30, 4-5 Hours’ Drive)
We checkout and drive to the airport to board our flight to Bagdogra. On arrival at Bagdogra Airport, (500Ft / 150Mts) you will be met by our representative who will assist you to board your vehicle to Gangtok (5500 Ft /1677 Mts, 135 Kms / 4-5 Hrs).

Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 3: Gangtok/Lachen
We checkout post breakfast and drive to Lachen (9500 Ft / 2896 Mts / 130 Kms / 6-7 Hrs).

Overnight at Tents (B, D)

Day 4: Lachen/Tallem
Today you trek from Lachen - Tallem (3240 Mts, 13 km, 6-7 hrs).

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 5: Tallem/Jakthang
Trek from Tallem to Jakthang (3300 ml, 8 km, 4-5 hrs).

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 6: Jakthang
Day free for Acclimatization.

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 7: Jakthang/Yabuk
Trek from Jakthang to Yabuk (3850 Mts, 12km, 5-6 hrs).

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 8: Yabuk/Rest Camp
Trek from Yabuk to Rest camp (4500 Mts, 9 km, 5 hrs).

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 9: Rest Camp/Green Lake, the base camp of Mount Kanchenjung.
Trek from Rest Camp to Green Lake (5050 Mts, 8 km, 4 hrs).

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 10: Green Lake, the base camp of Mount Kanchenjung.
Day free for Acclimatization.

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 11: Green Lake, the base camp of Mount Kanchenjung.
Day free for Acclimatization.

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 12: Green Lake/Yabuk
Today trek back to Yabuk.

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 13: Yabuk/Jakthang
Trek from Yabuk to Jakthang.

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 14: Jakthang/Tallem
Trek from Jakthang to Tallem.

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 15: Tallem/Lachen
Trek from Tallem to Lachen.

Overnight at Tents (B, L, D)

Day 16: Lachen/Gangtok (Approx 130 Kms / 6-7 Hrs).
Drive to Gangtok and on arrival, check into the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel (B)

Day 17: Gangtok/Bagdogra Airport/Delhi/Departure (Approx 135 Kms / 4-5 Hrs, AI 880 ETD/ETA: 1405/1610 Hrs).
Transfer to Bagdogra Airport to board your flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, you are transferred to the International airport for your onward flight.