The Sikkim Green Lake Trek is considered one of the most complex and unexplored treks in the Sikkim Himalayan belt. It traverses through secluded tribal villages perched at a lofty peak of the mountains and offers breathtaking views of the expansive green landscape and the serene lake. The trek also allows trekkers to witness the diverse flora and fauna, including alpine trees, rhododendrons, and numerous flowering plants.
Moreover, the trek provides an opportunity to explore the lifestyle and culture of the local inhabitants, which reverberates in the minds of numerous explorers who come in contact with this alpine trek. The trek commences from Lachen, which is at an altitude of 2,730 meters and ends at the same place after a downhill journey to Gangtok.
The Green Lake Trek is expansive and unique as it takes trekkers to the bottom of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, and provides a close-up view of the peaks such as Kanchenjunga West, Kanchenjunga Primary, Kanchenjunga South, and Kangbachen. The trek spans over the limits of Nepal, Tibet, and the Indian state of Sikkim, forming a silver line parallel to the spotless blue sky.
Overall, the Sikkim Green Lake Trek is a must-visit destination for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, and those seeking to explore the unexplored terrains of the Sikkim Himalayas.
Day 1: Arrive Bagdogra Airport drive to Gangtok
Day 2: Gangtok Sightseeing & Walk
Day 3: Gangtok to Lachen.
Day 4: Lachen to Zema drive and trek to Tallem , 2848 m, (27Â°46â€™09N,88 32â€™22E) (drive 2 Kms) to Tallem 3312m, (27Â° 47â€™ 01N, 88Â° 29â€™ 48E)
Day 5: Tallem to Jackchen
Day 6: Jackchen to Poki Cave Camp, 3702m,
Day 7: Poki Cave Camp to Rest Camp, 4332m,(27Â° 46â€™06N, 88Â° 22â€™33E)
Day 8: Rest Camp to Camp Masuda, 4641m, (27°46 09N, 88° 146E)
Day 9: Camp Masuda to Green Lake Excursion (Real Base Camp of Mt. Kanchendzonga) then trek back to Rest Camp.,4930m, (27Â° 45â€™51N, 88Â° 17â€™49E) to Rest Camp.
Day 10: Rest Camp 4592m to Poki Cave Camp.
Day 11: Poki Cave Camp to Tallem.
Day 12: Tallem to Zema to Lachen.
Day 13: Lachen Village to Gangtok.
Day 14: Gangtok to Darjeeling
Day 15: Darjeeling Sightseeing.
Day 16: Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport