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The trek to Green Lake, the base of Mt. Khangchendzonga on the Zemu glacier in North Sikkim is the most enchanting of all treks in this area with a variety of flowers such as rhododendrons, primulas and blue poppies. The view of the Mt. Khanchendzonga is fantastic. The Green Lake base camp is more than 5000 meters, so proper acclimatization is essential to avoid altitude sickness. Since there are no trekkers huts or bunglows along this route so any team attempting the trek must be entirely self sufficient, with proper trekking equipments, food, guide, porters etc. Best Season: April-May and October-November. Trek Grading: Moderate to Strenuous. Maximum Hiking Altitute: Zemu Glacier Maximum Camp Altitude: Green Lake. Staring and Ending Point: Bagdogra/ Phuentsoling/Bhadrapur airport.
Arrival at Bagdogra airport. Drive to Gangtok along the river Teesta, through the Sikkim-Bengal border town of Rangpo. The drive takes about 4 hours. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Gangtok
City tour of Gangtok which includes the famous Rumtek Monastery, Enchey Monastery, Institute of Tibetology and also time for accquiring the necessary trekking permits etc. Overnight at Gangtok
The drive to Lachen from Gangtok is covered by jeep along the North Sikkim highway and takes about 6-7 hours. Over night at Lachen
Follow the main North Sikkim highway to Thangu and we reach the junction of the Lachen Chu and the Zemu Chu at Zema. After crossing the Zemu Chu, we proceed westward up the Zemu valley following a trail through the forest. Before Jakthang the path crosses the Lhonak Chu. Jakthang is situated in a small meadow where we camp for the night. (5-6 hours approx)
The trek to Yabuk climbs through the forest and after three hours of steady walking we reach the snout of the Zemu Glacier usually by lunch time. Overnight at camp for acclimatisation. (4-5 hours approx)
The trek now follows the Zemu glacier.The trail is mainly over boulders and in parts is indistinct.The Zemu Chu rushes through the glacier and as the valley opens up the great peaks come into view. The Rest Camp is situated right opposite Siniolchu and has a fabulous view of one of the most beautiful mountains in Sikkim. Blue sheep and the Bharal is often sighted on the hills opposite the Rest Camp. (4-5 hours approx) Walk slowly as the sir gets thinner and acclimatization becomes of essence
The trek from Rest Camp climbs gently up the valley. The walk is usually slow because of the altitude.On a clear morning this is one of the finest treks in the Himalayas.Mount Siniolchu, Simvo, Twins and the Khangchendzonga are some of the giants that dominate the horizon. The camp is on a grassy flat known as the Green Lake Plain, the name derived from a small tarn at the eastern end where on a clear morning the reflection of the Mount Khanchendzonga is seen in the waters. Overnight at Camp (3-4 hours approx)
Spend the day lazing in the sunshine watching the peaks. The hill behind the camp which is an hours walk is a perfect pont to see the magnificent views of the Khanchendzonga and the valley below.Zemu gap that links the Zemu valley to the Talung valley is clearly seen from this hight point. Overnight at camp
The trek back to Yabuk is much easier as because it is mostly downhill. Overnight at Camp. ( 4-5 hours approx)
Trek to Jakthang. Overnight at Camp (5-6 hours)
Drive to Lachen and transfer to the hotel/lodge. Overnight at Lachen. (5-6 hours)
Drive from Lachen to Gangtok
Darjeeling, one of the most beautiful hill station is generally called the “ Queens of the hills”. It has all attributes of a queen like glamour and beauty of evergreen hills around, green tea gardens at her feet and Mt. Kanchenjunga as her crown. In Sanskrit, Durjaya linga means “Shiva of invincible power who rules the Himalayas”. Darjeeling is northern district of West Bengal, which shares its border with Sikkim in the north, Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east and Bangladesh and plains of Bengal in the south. Overnight at hotel
Early morning drive to the Tiger hill. Situated at an altitude of 2590 meters Tiger hill has earned international fame for the magnificent view of the sunrise. The majestic peak Kanchenjunga (8596 mtrs) rears up flanked by Mt.Kabru and Mt Pandim to the far left are Everest, Makalu and Lhotse. Other peaks visible from here are Mt. Jano, Mt. Nar sing, Mt. Frey peak, Mt. Sinolchu etc. After Tiger Hill visit Yiga Choling Monastery of Ghoom. Take a joy ride in the famous Darjeeling "Toy Train", titled World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After breakfast visit Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, a high altitude wildlife Zoo with the most successful captive breeding center for Snow leopard and Red Panda. After this visit, you may proceed to Tibetan Refugee Self Help Center and then Tea Garden. Evening free for market Overnight at Hotel
Included in trek cost are 3 meals a day, service of trekking chef, helper/ trekking staffs, guide, horse man, sleeping tent, mess tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent duffel bag, ponies to carry supplies, trek royalty, chairs, table, pillow, mattress, mineral / boiled water, transportation luxury car, sightseeing , Tea tops (Juices during lunch). And also morning juice, hot tea during lunch or before lunch depending on guest choice, hot water bag at night. And note that you have to carry only your camera.
Included in tour are Accommodation, tour trek guide, entrance fees.
Anything that is not mentioned in the INCLUSION
Group size of minimum 5 pax required
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