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North Sikkim High Altitude Trek (Zemuchu - Green Lake area)

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Day 01. Pick up at Bagdogra airport transfer to Marina Hotel nearby for lunch. After lunch transfer Gangtok 124kms 4 hrs drive (1,547m) entering sikkim through Rongpo (Sikkim-West bengal Border). Stop at Rongpo Tourist Lodge for permit formalities and then proceed to Gangtok. 124kms about 5 hrs drive. Dinner at hotel. O/N Home stay or hotel       

Day 02. Gangtok sightseeing. After breakfast visit Rumtek Monastery the head quater of the Kagyugpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism 24 km about 45 minutes drive, on the way back visit, Institute of Tibetology and Do-Drul Chorten (Stupa). Drive back to hotel for lunch. After lunch visit Government Institute of Cottage Industry, Enchey Monastery and market place. Dinner at hotel. O/N Home Stay or hotel

Day 03. Excursion to Lingdum Monastery at Ranka valley about 25 kms from Gangtok  and drive back. Afternoon free. O/N hotel or home stay

Day 04.
Transfer from Gangtok to Lachen (2728m) 124 km 6/7 hrs drive. On the way visit Phodong Monastery. O/N Local Lodge

Day 05.
A day at Lachen. Lachen is a small village where the local governing system known as Zumsa exist headed by a person known as Pipon. Arrangements for porters/loads and army Liaison Officer is done here on this day. O/N Local Lodge

Day 6. Transfer/trek to Zema II and trek by the side of the Zema river the route here is quite steep with small boulders along the trail, small landslides have to be crossed by temporarly made log bridges in Thalem the campsite is along a small stream with Rhododendron bushes in the near surrounding.5/6 hrs walk O/N camp

Day 7. Trek to Jakthang (3,240m) in Jakthang there is small log hut camping is near the hut. The trail here goes through trees of Rhododrendron and is gradual straight path with little ups and down 5/6 hrs walk O/N camp

Day 8. Trek to Yabuk (3,810m), the trail slowly gain steepness as one approaches the camp site here is also another log hut used mainly by porters camping is a little further down from the hut 7/8 hrs walk O/N camp

Day 9. Trek to Rest Camp (4500). From Yabuk onwards the vegetation is fully alpine the trail follows steeply along the hillside and goes down to towards the Zema river after crossing the river we reach a small valley known as Sona Camp further up the trails goes through small meadows along the river camp by the side river at Rest camp from here one gets the first glimpses of one the worlds most beautiful mountain i.e. Mt. Sinolchu along with Mt. Simvo, Kachendzonga and Tent peak. 6/7 hrs walk O/N camp  

Day 10. Trek to Green lake (4934m), the trail goes along the river among meadows and Alpine flowers/vegetation the mountain view is constantly by your side as you walk through Marco Polo camp and further onto Green lake. The lake here is small as it is dried up in the past year on one side we have the Zema Glacier with meadows and small stream flowing in-between and on the other side we have rocky hill sides. Mt. Kachendzonga, Tent Peak, Nepal peak, Simvo and Mt. Sinolchu towers over Majestically 4/5 hrs walk O/N camp

Day 11. Exploring surrounding at Green lake O/N camp

Day 12. Trek back to Rest Camp O/N camp

Day 13. Trek to Yabuk. O/N camp

Day 14. Trek to Jakthang. O/N camp

Day 15. Trek to Thalem. O/N camp

Day 16. Trek back to Lachen O/N Lodge/camp.

Day 17. After breakfast transfer to Gangtok about 5-6 hrs drive. O/N hotel or home stay

Day 18. After breakfast transfer to Bagdogra finally exiting Sikkim through Rongpo
GPO Box: 771, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 4415754 | 4414250
Fax: 977 1 4420239

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GPO Box: 771, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4421328 | +977 1 4434251
Fax: +977 1 4414184


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