Trekking Sikkim with an area of just 7096 sq. km, situated in the eastern Himalaya, boasts of rich biodiversity and high mountain ranges. Mt. Khangchendzonga (8586 meters) the third highest peak in the world, and the guardian deity of Sikkimese people, lies along it western ramparts.
Sikkim is one of the best kept secrets in the Himalayas and trekking in Sikkim can be a wonderful experience and antidote of city stress and daily life. Sikkim trekking experience can be memorable and cherished for a lifetime. While trekking one can relish the pure air and silence of wilderness, feel the awakening of the senses burdened by urban living, as one walks through the vales and dales and quaint villages. Mountains take up strange and wonderful shapes and the beauty of Sikkim Himalayas unfolds itself before you. All through each and every nook and corner of Sikkim – from the sultry tropical forests in the south to howling wilderness in the north is a trekker’s paradise. Treks to Kanchenjunga are the most fascinating and challenging.
“4000 species of flowering plants, 600 species of birds, 560 species of Orchids, 40 species of Rhododendrons and a large number of other animals are sheltered in this tiny state. Numerous snow-clad peaks, alpine lakes and swirling clouds beautify the area for any adventure lover who comes to Sikkim.
Top Five region to choose us in SikkimTrekking ::
- Pre-trip consultations with a detailed list of what is required for the trip
- An English speaking leader who is based in Sikkim/Bhutan and is experienced and knowledgeable in the natural history and culture of the area you travel.
- Support crew of Sherpas, Porters, Cooks, Horsemen and Packers are provided as necessary —you only carry a day pack with your essentials!
- 24×7 Services available. customer satisfaction guarantee.
- Safety is our number one priority while traveling in this region. Hence we use the best available transportation with mature and experienced drivers which is very important for the long drives and hilly terrain.
KANGCHENJUNGA, SINGALILA RIDGE & GOECHA LA TREK:
::Other most popular Treks in Sikkim Region ::
|Green Lake Trek||
|Sikkim Round Trek||
MOUNTAIN CLIMBING PEAKS OPEN IN SIKKIM
Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim
The beautiful Yumthang valley in northern Sikkim, this is an area that not many trekkers venture to, the journey to this wonderful place takes you through the Singba Rhododendron sanctuary, with its forests of Rhododendron hodgesonii with its giant leaves and peeling bark, thomsonii with its bright red blooms and campanulatum with its stunningly blue foliage and …
The beautiful Yumthang valley in northern Sikkim, this is an area that not many trekkers venture to, the journey to this wonderful place takes you through the Singba Rhododendron sanctuary, with its forests of Rhododendron hodgesonii with its giant leaves and peeling bark, thomsonii with its bright red blooms and campanulatum with its stunningly blue foliage and its lilac-pink flowers, so why not book a trek this year and visit this magical place
Sikkim Travel Information
Sikkim Trekking Tours
Sikkim is the 2nd smallest state of India despite its tiny size, with an area of 7,110 Sqkm. Sikkim is geographically diverse, owing to its location on the Himalaya. The climate ranges from subtropical to high alpine., the world’s third highest peak Kanchenjunga, is located in the northwestern part of the state on the boundary with Nepal, and can be seen from most parts of the state. Sikkim is a popular tourist destination for its culture, scenic beauty and biodiversity other then trekking tours
THE BEST TREKKING TRIPS RECOMMEND IN SIKKIM
Dzongri Moderate Trek
Duration: 13 Days.
Best Time: March-May, Oct. -Dec.
Dzongri Goechala Trek
Duration: 10 Days
Best Time: March- May, Oct. – Dec.
Green Lake Trek
Duration: 15 Days
Namu Yanbong Trek
Duration: 15 Days
Best Time: April- May Oct. – Dec.
Duration: 16 days
Best Season: April- May, Oct., Nov.
Sandakpu Phalut Trek
Duration: 11 Days
Best Time: April- May, Oct.- Dec.
Yuksam Dzongri Trek
Duration: 9 Nights/ 10 Days
Best Time : March -May, Oct. – Dec.
Kanchendzonga Base Camp Trek
Duration: 12 Days
Khechepeori Lake Trek
Duration: 11 Days
Sikkim – Monastic Trek – 10 days from Nov 22nd 2013. Specially requested. **Also available anytime for individual backpackers.
Sikkim – Homestay – an unforgettable experience and a great way to explore local culture
Sikkim – Goeche La Trek including Darjeeling -15 days, 2 dates departing on April 20th & May 17th 2013.
Sikkim – **Sikkim Jeep Tour 1 – (including Pelling) 10 days, 2 dates departing on April 25th & May 15th 2013.
Sikkim – **Sikkim Jeep Tour 2 – (including Darjeeling) 8 days, departing on May 15th 2013.
VISA AND PERMITS : In addition to an Indian visa, foreigners must obtain inner line permit (ILP) to visit Sikkim, the permits can be obtained from all Indian missions, Tourism Office, New Delhi, Sikkim Tourism office, Calcutta and Sikkim Tourism Office, Siliguri on the strength of an Indian Visa.
Foreigners are issued a permit for initial period of 15 days duration on the spot without any delay provided photocopies of Passport and Visa details along with two passport photos of applicants are made available then and there. It can be extended for further 30 days of 15 days each. The extenstion of permits can be obtained from FRO at Gangtok, Superintendent of Police of North, South and West Districts.
If you are visiting the interior regions, you also require aRestricted Area Permit (RAP) OR Protected Area Permit(PAP) which is obtainable in Gangtok from the Police Check Post and Department of Tourism.
By Flight : The closest Indian Airport is at Bagdogra,124 kms from Gangtok, where scheduled flights operates from Calcutta, Delhi, Guwahati. Travel time from the airport to Gangtok is 4 hours. Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation also operates a daily helicopter service flight from Bagdogra to Gangtok (20 minutes). FromKathmandu, fly to Bhadrapur in the east Nepal(1 hour), then drive to Kakarbhitta (Nepal-India border,35 kms), to Siliguri(37 kms) and to Gangtok (110 kms,4 hrs). Or fly to Biratnagar also in the east.
By Rail : The closest Railhead is at New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri which are connected to Calcutta ,New Delhi Guwahati and other major Indian cities.
By Road : Gangtok is at a distance of 110 kms from Siliguri and will take 4 hours from Siliguri to reach Gangtok. Gangtok is connected by road with Darjeeling,(4 Hrs) and with Bhutan, Phuntsholing (6 Hrs).
BEST SEASON TO VISIT : March to June and September to December
ADVENTURE SPORTS : Trekking, mountaineering, rafting and yak safari
ACCOMMODATION : There are modern hotels and restaurants in Gangtok. Comfortable resort lodges are available in the outlying areas.
TRANSPORT is provided by buses. Vehicles are also available on hire. Taxis are available for getting around Gangtok. Sikkim helicopter service operates sight-seeing flights to different points in Sikkim.