Green Lake Trekking Tour
Altitude: 4935 mts / 16186 ft
Season: March -April & Sept - Nov
Duration: 15 Days
Located in a prohibited area, Green Lake trek is one of the lesser trodden treks where so far a very few trekkers have visited before. Trekking to Green Lake require sending many notices prior in advance in order to get the necessary permit. It is a scenic trail that combines the beauty of nature with stunning views of high mountain peaks and ranges. Over this trek, one can see huge areas of thick forest with a variety of flowers such as rhododendrons, blue poppies and primulas. It also gives trekkers a chance to witness many beautiful waterfalls on both sides of the trek.
Green Lake is the base of the Mt. Kangchenjunga in the North Sikkim on the Zemu Glacier. So, trekkers can witness a fantastic view of Mt. Khanchendzonga on Green Lake trek. It is one of the most enthralling treks in the region. If you love walking on less explored and challenging treks, then Green Lake trek is best meant for you. At Trekking in India, we offer you the most convenient Green Lake Trekking tour so that you can enjoy the maximum while our experts will take care of all your needs. Apart from assisting you throughout the trip, our tour operators will also help you in getting all the required permission to visit this unexplored place.
We have our Green Lake base camp set up at more than 5000 meters high to ensure that you can get used to the place and the ambience. You can enjoy staying in comfortable camps with all the required facilities. Starting from Bagdogra airport, this trek will take you to Lachen, Tallem, Jakthang, Yabuk and Green Lake. After resting for 2 days in our Green Lake base camp, you will again come back to Yabuk, on the same way to reach back at the starting point.
It is a hard as well as challenging trek in North Sikkim area. So, if you are really daring and want to take the challenge of trekking on this tough trail, then our Green Lake Trekking tour is what you really need.
Day 01: Delhi - Bagdogra - Gangtok
Fly from Delhi to Bagdogra. Up on arrival at Bagdogra airport drive to Gangtok (124 kms/5 hrs). Over night stay in hotel.
Day 02:Gangtok - Lachen (2730 m/8950 ft)(135 kms/6-7 hrs drive)
After break fast drive for Lachen in north Sikkim . Overnight stay in hotel/tents.
Day 03: Lachen- Tallem (3240 m/ 10620 ft)(12 kms/ 5-6 hrs)
We start the day with walk towards Zema. At Zema there is confluence of Zemu Chu and Thangu Chu. After crossing a bridge the trail turns towards the west to follow the left bank of the Zemu Chu to Green Lake. The trail for the first 6 kms is wide and broad. Some times the route is hampered with landslides. After a further 6 kms we reach Tallem, at the confluence of Lhonak Chu with Zemu Chu. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 04: Tallem - Jakthang (3430 m/11250 ft) (12 kms/ 5-6 hrs)
Today the trail enters some of the most magnificent forest areas for which Sikkim is famous. Cross a bridge to climb steadly through forest to Shobuk. The trail then descends steeply for 12 kms to Jakthang, a small clearing in the forest. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 05: Jakthang (3430 m/11250 ft)
Day is for rest and acclimatisation.
Day 06: Jakthang - Yabuk (4040 m/13250 ft) (8 kms/ 4-5 hrs)
The trail continues through forest on this day. After a short climb it crosses a bridge over Thombak Chu. There are several ascents and descends on the route, and is often wiped out of floods. Later, we descend towards the bank of the Zemu Chu and follow the trail beside the river. After a tiring 8 kms day walk we reach the camping ground of Yabuk. Yabuk is a small but beautiful camping area very cold and windy near the glacier. Overnight in tents.
Day 07: Yabuk - Rest camp (4725 m/15500 ft) (8 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
From Yabuk the trail enters the moraine field of the Zemu Glacier, crossing boulders and pebbles. It is a tiring route with increasing altitude and is like a walk in high altitude desert; though on later part one is rewarded with magnificent views of mountain peaks like Siniolchu and Simvu. At times one can also view Kangchenjunga rising in the distance. After a 6 kms walk we reach Rest camp at the mouth of Lhonak valley. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 08: Rest Camp - Green Lake (4935 m/16190 ft) (6 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
The trail from Rest camp towards the Green Lake is a similar terrain along a moraine ridge. The views of the surrounding peaks are very clear. Finally we reach Green lake camp which is a vast open ground. Overnight Stay in Tents.
Day 09: Green Lake (4935 m/16190 ft)
The day is for rest / acclimatisation. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 10: Green Lake - Rest Camp (4725 m/15500 ft) (6 kms/ 2-3 hrs)
Today we start retracing our steps towards Rest camp. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 11: Rest camp - Yabuk (4040 m/ 13250 ft) (8 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
This day we trek back towards Yabuk with moderate pace and enjoy the beauty of the trek. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 12: Yabuk - Jakthang (3430 m/11250 ft) (8 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
We continue to descend further towards Jakthang. Overnight Stay in tents.
Day 13: Jakthang - Tallem (3240 m/ 10620 ft) (12 kms/ 4-5 hrs)
Today we start little early and continue towards Tallem. The trail is easy walk with ups and down. Overnight Stay in tents.
Day 14: Tallem - Lachen (2730 m/8950 ft) (12 kms/ 4-5 hrs)
On the final day we will trek towards Lachen. The route is generally downhill and is an easy walk. Overnight stay in tents/hotel.
Day 15: Lachen - Gangtok (135 kms/5-6 hrs)
After breakfast drive for Gangtok. Overnight stay in hotel.