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Green Lake Trek
Green Lake Trek
Green lake trek is the best trekking destination in Sikkim Himalaya. It is expensive trek compare to other treks in sikkim but its a trek that is must do . This is a trek into an area which is restricted, so it is something for the trekker who likes to walk on the lesser trodden track and you will need to give plenty of notice, so as to get the necessary permits.
Green Lake is the best trekking destination in Sikkim Himalaya.
Day 01: Bagdogra to Gangtok. 04 hours drive.
Pick up from bagdogra airport and driven to Sikkims capital Gangtok. You will pass through tea plantations, dense forests and pass by rivers and waterfalls. Arrive at Gangtok, and evening free to explore. Overnight stay in hotel on a b&b basis
Day 02: Gangtok Sight Seeing.
Sight seeing at gangtok
Day 03: Gangtok to Lachen, 2700 m. 6 hours drive.
Leave the capital of Sikkim after breakfast and travel for 125 kms to the little town of Lachen.
overnight stay in hotel
Day 04: Lachen(2700m) to Talem(3150m), 4- 5 hours hike
Start trek after breakfast, you will walk approx 8km through forests of Pine, Oak and rhododendrons, following the zemu chu river. Overnight stay in tents
Day 05: Talem to Jakthang(3270m). 4 -5 hours hike
Start trek after breakfast, you will walk approx 5 kms following the Llhonak river whose source is the Green lake through alpine pastures. Overnight stay in tents
Day 06: Jakthang to Yabuk(3850m). 4-5 hours hike.
After breakfast, you will walk approx 8 kms along the Llhonak river through alpine pastures to Yakbuk which is at the mouth of the zemu glacier. Overnight stay in tents
Day 07: Yakbuk to Sona camp(4550m). 5 hours hike
After breakfast, you will walk approx 7 kms following the zemu glacier and today is a hard day walking across boulders and the glacial moraines but its worth it for the magnificent view of the most beautiful peak in the world Mount Siniolchu. Overnight stay in tents
Day 08: Rest Day.
This is a rest day to aclimatize to the altitude and you will be free to explore this region. Over night stay in tents
Day 09: Sona camp to the green lake(5100m).
Start trek after breakfast and you will walk approx 6kms, 3 kms there 3kms back, in full view of the mountains Siniolchu, Nepal peak and the mighty Khangchendzonga. This is a hard journey hence worth it see these peaks and the crystal clear waters of the green lake, return to Sona camp. Overnight stay in tents
Day 10: Sona camp to Yabuk.
After breakfast follow route down yabuk. Overnight stay in tents
Day 11: Yabuk to Lachen.
Trek after breakfast follow route back down to Lachen. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 12: Lachen to Gangtok.
After breakfast, return trip to Gangtok staying in hotel on a b&b basis
Day 13: Gangtok to Bagdogra.
After breakfast return trip to Bagdogra, trek ends