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Green Lake trek in Sikkim

  • Whole Day Tour
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Jan 24’ - Dec 24'
  • Min Age : 12+
  • Pickup: Delhi International Airport

These trekking routes have been carefully crafted for nature lovers and Himalayan lake enthusiasts. We invite trekkers to experience the beauty of these lakes and valleys. The Green Lake trek in Sikkim is a thrilling journey for nature lovers. The Green Lake is located at the bottom of Mount Kanchenjunga on the Zemu Glacier, at around 5,000 meters in height. It is a winter wonderland filled with the highest and most majestic Himalayan peaks.

Summer is the best season to undertake this trek since the terrain is already difficult enough without adding the challenges of winter snow to it. However, for those who really want that added level of challenge, the trek trail is also open during the winter months.

The Green Lake trek in Sikkim takes 7 to 9 days to complete. Beginning at Zema, the trek takes one through thickets and over boulders, past colorful rhododendrons and gushing rivers. The days are spent in walking through some of the best sights of Sikkim; it is an intense immersive natural experience and being one with it is truly a blessing. Trekking the route is not easy- the altitude and the rugged terrain make it a challenge for the best of trekkers. 

Even with a good guide and solid gear, these hurdles may be overcome, leaving you feeling satisfied at the finish of your trip. You will traverse Talem, Jakthang, Yabuk, Mount Siniolchu, Mount Simvo, and Green Lake Base Camp throughout your journey. After a few days of enjoying the rewards of your expedition, you may begin your trek home, bearing recollections that will last forever.

Departure & Return Location

Delhi/Bagdugra Airport.

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Hotels and Accommodation

3 Star Hotels approved by Sikkim Tourism Board

Trip Advisory for Green lake Trek

  • Climatic conditions in high altitudes vary from the plains; takes adequate time to get acclimatized to high altitudes.
  • Pay heed to tour leaders or instructors in order to enjoy a safe and sound experience.

  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.

  • Avoid roaming during the night.

  • Carry basic medications and a first-aid kit during the tour.

Price Includes

  • Trekking equipment including mattresses and tent Dome/Alpine trekking tents and kitchen tent with camping stool.
  • Professional English speaking Guide throughout the Trip
  • All meals and beverages during the tour
  • Medical kit
  • All meals as per the Itinerary
  • Cooks, trekking guide, porters and yaks
  • Services such as trekking permit, Sikkim royalty and other services
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Bills of Personal Nature
  • International airfare/Domestic
  • Himalayan toy train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc. 
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway

Sikkim Green Lake Trek Info

  • Altitude 4935m above sea level
  • Best to trek from April to May and October to November
  • Main Attraction 180 degree view of Mt. Kanchenjunga Bottom to Top full view.
  • Total Distance of trekking Trails : - 92 K.M
What to Expect during Green Lake Trek in Sikkim?
  • Summer is the best season to undertake this trek since the terrain is already difficult enough without adding the challenges of the winter snow to it.
  • The Green Lake trek in Sikkim takes 7 to 9 days to complete.
  • The days are spent in walking through some of the best sights of Sikkim.
  • We invite trekkers to experience the beauty of these lakes and valleys.
Detail Tour Program for Green Lake Trek in Sikkim

Day 01Drive from Gangtok to NJP/Bagdogra Airport (4-5 Hours)

Upon arrival, you will be received by our team from Excursion to the Himalayas. On the way, you will be briefed by our team about your trekking itinerary, altitude, guides, and accommodation. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2Drive from Gangtok to Lachen (2,700m) (5-6 Hours)

Tashi View Point, Phodong Monastery, Kabi Longstok, Mangan, Chungthang

North Sikkim’s Lachen is a popular halt for trekkers exploring this area’s soul. Today, you will travel from Gangtok to Lachen, a small town. You will see many sites on the route, including Tashi View Point, Phodong Monastery, Kabi Longstok, Mangan, and Chungthang, where you will have lunch. You will arrive at Lachen in the evening and stay in a hotel for the night.

Day 3Drive from Lachen to Zema (20 Minutes), Trek from Zema to Talem (3,240m)

5-6 Hours Trek, Zemu River, Challenging Terrains

Today we leave Zema, 20 minutes from Lachen, to begin the real trek. You’ll encounter boulders and rhododendron thickets on the trail to Zemu River as you trek. After you finish the climb through the forest to reach Talem, you can have lunch and adjust to the weather. Take your time to enjoy the area and camp out under the stars.

Day 4Trek from Talem to Jakthang (3,300m)

4-5 Hours Trek, Rhododendrons

Today’s trek will be a fairly easy walk that you can cover within 4 to 5 hours. The trek will be fascinating with more than twenty exotic varieties of colorful rhododendrons; soak yourself in the vibrant colors of nature and reach the Jakthang campsite, where you will spend overnight in tents.

Day 05Trek from Jakthang to Yabuk (3,850m)

4-5 Hours Trek, Zemu Glacier

Make your way from Jakthang to Yabuk via the rhododendron forests and creeks to begin your day. Zemu Glacier’s snout is where you begin your trek. After walking through several ascents and descents, you will arrive at the Yabuk campsite. You can freshen up and relax at the camp after a pleasant excursion. Overnight stay is permitted.

Day 6Trek from Yabuk to Rest Camp (4,500m)

5-6 Hours Trek, Mt Siniolchu, Mt Simvo

Brace yourself for a difficult trek through rough pebbles and boulders to the Rest Camp. Though the high altitudes make the trek a bit challenging, the spectacular views of peaks such as that of Mt Siniolchu and Simvo make it worth the challenges! Upon reaching the Rest Camp, retire for the day and settle down in the camping tents.

Day 7Trek from Rest Camp to Green Lake (5,050m)

5-6 Hours Trek, Siniolchu, Simvo, Twin Peaks, Nepal Peaks, Kanchenjunga, Lakeside Camping

After today’s breakfast, you will be embarking on the most fascinating part of this trek; trek to the Green Lake. As you will be gaining height, you can expect a few tricky terrains and challenges on the way. Along the entire trek, the astounding views of the Siniolchu, Simvo, Twin Peaks, Nepal Peaks, and Kanchenjunga will keep you enthralled till you reach the Green Lake; overnight stay will be in the plains beside the lake.

Day 08Green Lake

Leisure Day at Green Lake

Spend the day gaping at the majestic mountains and lush green meadows, clicking photographs or rejuvenating your tired body. Explore the kaleidoscopic surroundings of the lake and spend the night at the Green Lake camp.

Day 09Trek from Green Lake to Yabuk (3,850m)

5-6 Hours Trek, Down Trek

With the completion of today’s breakfast, you will be trekking back to Yabuk. Follow the trails that you have traced for the last few days and trek downhill to reach the Yabuk campsite for an overnight stay.

Day 10Trek from Tshokha to Yuksom

5-6 Hours Trek, Prek Chu River, Trekking Ends Here

Today, descending through the Prek Chu River, you will be arriving in Yuksom, the last leg of this astounding tour. The village is settled by a small community of Tibetan origin and is very popular for flower species. Walk around the village and spend your time. In the evening check into the hotel.

Green lake Trek in Sikkim Map
FAQ About Green Lake Trek in Sikkim

What is the Green Lake Trek in Sikkim?

The Green Lake Trek is a challenging high-altitude trek that takes you to the pristine Green Lake, located at the base of the majestic Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world.

How long is the Green Lake Trek?

The trek duration varies, but it typically takes around 10 to 15 days, depending on the chosen route and weather conditions.

What is the best time to undertake the Green Lake Trek?

The ideal time is during the pre-monsoon (April to June) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons when the weather is relatively stable.

Do I need a permit for the Green Lake Trek?

Yes, a permit is required to undertake the trek, and it can be obtained through a registered tour operator in Sikkim.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Green Lake Trek?

The trek reaches altitudes of around 16,000 feet (4,877 meters) and above, so proper acclimatization is crucial.

What is the level of difficulty for the Green Lake Trek?

The trek is considered strenuous due to its high altitude, steep ascents and descents, and challenging weather conditions.

What should I pack for the Green Lake Trek?

Essential items include appropriate trekking gear, warm clothing, a good-quality sleeping bag, trekking poles, and high-altitude medicines.

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