Trek to Green Lake - North Sikkim
Trek Code : ASB01
Duration : 11 days
Places Covered : Gangtok (2 Nights), Lachen (2 Nights), Trek (6 nights)
Day 1Arrival and Transfer to Gangtok
Arrival at Bagdogra Airport, reception by our team members after reception proceed to Gangtok by vehicle (125 Kms – 4.5 hours approx). Check into hotel. Free Evening, and overnight at Gangtok.
Day 2Drive to Lachen
Today we will travel from Gangtok to Lachen (120Kms – 5 hours approx). Lachen is a small scenic settlement at an altitude of 2700 meter, it is a traditional Lepcha village and the gateway to the higher altitude tourist destinations of Northern Sikkim. The trek to Green Lake starts from here. Walk around the village and acclimatize yourself to the mountain. Overnight at Lachen.
Day 3Trek Starts – Lachen to Tallem
Today we will trek from Lachen to a place named Tallem. The first 6 km till Zema bridge is through the metal road that connects Lachen with further north destinations such as Chopta valley and Gurudongmar lake. From Zema bridge, we will take the left road and trek further about 7 km through dense forests to reach Tallem. The place is located at an altitude of about 3,300 meter. So today you will be climbing about 600 meters in about 6 hours. Overnight at Tallem in Tent or in the local hut.
Day 4Trek from Talem to Yabuk via Yagthang
Today we will start our trek from Tallem and reach Yabuk. We will trek down to river Lhonak Chu and cross it over a small bridge. Continue to trek through dense forests to reach reach Yagthang / Jakthang (3450 mtr) in 3 hours trek (approximate). Here we will have our lunch. Post lunch trek for about 3 hours more and climb about 500 meters to reach Yabuk (4000 mtr). Overnight at Yabuk in local hut or tent.
Day 5Trek from Yabuk to Rest Camp (4500 mtr)
Today we will trek to the rest camp. Till Yabuk you will be able to see plenty of vegetation which will slowly vanish as you trek on towards the rest camp. Once you start the trek, you will soon meet Zemu glacier on your left. The different mountain peaks of the Kanchenjunga massif should also be visible to you now. The trek distance is about 8 km and should be covered in about 3 hours. Acclimatization and overnight at Rest Camp.
Day 6Trek from Rest Camp to Green Lake (4930 mtr) and back
Today we will visit Green lake and return back. Start the trek very early in the morning. It should take about 4 hours to reach Green Lake. Enjoy the surrounding view of the mountain range, identify the peaks, take pictures and start back for the rest camp. Returning to rest camp should take about 3 hours from Green Lake. Overnight at Rest camp.
Day 7Return trek to Yagthang
We will start our trek back to Yakthang today. The trekking time should be about 5 hours. Overnight at Yagthang besides Zemu river.
Day 8Rest Day
Today is the extra day kept in hand for eventualities such as bad weather, snowfall etc.
Day 9Yagthang to Lachen
Today we will trek for about 7 to 8 hours and reach back to Lachen via Talem. Today is the last day of your trek and at the end of the day today we would have trekked for about 90 kms in 7 days.
Day 10Lachen to Gangtok
We will drive back to Gangtok today. The total distance is about 120 kms and takes about 5 to 6 hours to drive. Overnight at hotel in Gangtok.
Day 11Tour Ends
After breakfast, we will start back for our onward journey/return journey toward Bagdogra / NJP or any similar destination. The trek and tour will end on your reaching your onward / return journey destination.