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Green Lake Trek
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|Trek : Green Lake Trek
| 9 Days
|| Moderate to Strenuous
||Mid March to May - October to December
Bagdogra - Gangtok - Kalimpong - Bagdogra
Bagdogra-Gangtok: Leave for Gangtok about 124 km or approx 4 hrs drive. This
is a scenic and winding drive, takes you along the River Teesta which leads
to Gangtok the capital of Sikkim.
While half way you arrive at a place called Rangpo, this is the entry point
to Sikkim. You will have to fulfill the entry formalities against your special
permit to tour around Sikkim,While we fulfill the formalities you refresh
yourself with Tea and Snacks, then continue the drive to Gangtok.Arrive Gangtok
by evening check-in to hotel.
Gangtok Sight Seeing. (While we process final documentation.)
After breakfast visit to the World famous Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centers Monastery,
situated 24kms from Gangtok. This is the headquarter of the present seat of
His Holiness, the Gyalwa Karmapa, head of the Kagyud Sect. This Monastery
is said to be replica of the monastery at Tsurphu, Tibet with its traditional
architecture, exquisite paintings, intricate wood work, housing treasures
of manuscripts and icons. Rumtek is a splendid example of Tibetan monastic
art. ON the way back visit Do-Drul Chorten Stupa: An awe inspiring stupa,
encircled by prayer wheels which you may spin while walking around, clockwise
only, to offer the prayer Om Mane Padme Hum Re. Nearby, simple
housed are two giant statues of the Lord Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava. Tibetology:
A unique institution, devoted to Tibet logy the only of its kind in the world
where is displayed perhaps the largest collection to Tibetan artifacts outside
After lunch visit Govt. Institute of Handicrafts Cottage Industries: this
place you can buy local handicrafts such as carpets, woodcarvings or nick-knacks.
You may also see the artisans at work.Flower Show at White Hall: Specimens
of Sikkims famous Orchids and other flora.Overnight at hotel.
Gangtok Lachen (2728m) 123km, 6-7 Hours drive by jeep passing through
Tashi View Point, Kabi Lungtsok, Phodong Monastery, Mangan & Chungthang.
Overnight at Gurudongmar Lodge at Lachen.
Lachen Talem (3468m) 5-6 hours walk. After breakfast, drive towards Zema
(20 mins). The trek starts from Zema to Tallem along the Zemu River towards
west. The going in this section is usually slow as the path travels through
water logged Rhododendron thickets and fallen tree trunks. Lunch at Tallem and
in the afternoon free for excursion in the area. Overnight at Camp.
Tallem Jakthang (3176m) 4-5 hours walk.Trek from Tallem to Jakthang
This route is a walk in the paradise passing through at least twenty different
kinds of Rhododendron varying in colours from white to the deepest red and in
height from trees of 6m to scrubs of not more than a foot. Lunch at Camp.
Jakthang Yabuk (3978m) 4- 5 hours walk.The path to Yabuk climbs through
the forest and after about three hours of steady walking you reach the snout
of the Zemu glacier. Lunch at Camp. In the afternoon free for excursion
in the area.
Day 07 :
Yabuk Rest Camp (4570m) 5 Hours Walk.The path from Yabuk to Rest Camp
follows the Zemu Glacier; the path is mainly over boulders. As the trail opens
into the valley the great peaks come into view. The Rest Camp is situated just
opposite Mt Siniolchu which is one of the most beautiful peak in Sikkim.
Day 08 :
Rest Camp Green Lake (5050m) 4-5 Hours walk.The trail from Rest Camp
gently climbs up the valley. On a clear day this is one of the most beautiful
walks in the Himalaya. Mt Siniolchu, Simvo, Twin Peaks, Nepal Peak and The Khangchendzonga
are some of the giants that dominate the horizon. The Camp at Green Lake Plain.
Rest Day for sight seeing at Green Lake.Spend the day lazing in the sun watching
the panoramic view of the Great mountains of Sikkim. Climb for about an
hour or so to the hill behind the Green Lake one will come to a high point where
you will get the grandest view of the Mt Khangchendzonga divide and the distant
Mt Chomolhari in Bhutan.
Day 10 :
Green Lake (5050m) to Yabuk (3978m) It is possible to make the trek from Green
Lake to Yabuk in one day as the trail is mostly down hill.
Day 11 :
Yabuk (3978m) to Tallem (3468m) 4-5 Hours walk
Day 12 :
Tallem (3468m) to Lachen (2728m) 3-4 hours walk
Day 13 :
Lachen to Gangtok.
Day 14 :
After breakfast leave for Gangtok, lunch enroute. Visit Phodong Monastery if
not visited earlier. Check in Hotel at Gangtok.