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The Green Lakes & Kangchendzonga Sikkim Trek-India
The Green Lakes & Kangchendzonga Sikkim Trek-India
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The Green Lakes & Kangchendzonga Sikkim Trek is one of the most beautiful trekking trails in Sikkim, the base camp of Mount Khangchendzonga on the Zemu glacier. Green Lakes doesn’t mean there is a lake, but one will see unbelievable stretch of green frozen glacier, which is known by the name Zemu Glacier. The view of Mt. Sinolchu (6887m) there is no other mountain that can equal Sinolchu in beauty and boldness. As mentioned by Doglas Freshfield, who had seen many mountains on earth, Green Lake trek starts from Zeema 6km ahead of Lachen. Lachen is a beautiful village itself where we set our base of this trek. Gangtok to Lachen is a day’s journey of 5-6hours by tourist jeep. 
Permits; With the relaxation by the govt. of Sikkim we can get the permit after payment of fees to Home department, with their recommendation we have to apply to the Home department Govt. of India New Delhi and finally a Defense clearance is a must. Thus we collect your documents 60days before the trek in order to apply the permits. Required Documents are; Photo copy of your passport details, visa details, 3pc of pp size photo with your home address. (Indian visa first)
Day-by-day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu: Upon arrival in Kathmandu met by our representative and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu: Full day city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. AM: Bouddhanath & Pashupatinath. 
AM: Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is one of the four most important Hindu religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. It was built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings of Nepal. It is also the most important crematory site Hindus. Thousands of pilgrims around the world visit Pashupatinath each year.
Bouddhanath Stupa. Bouddhanath stupa is the largest Buddhist stupa in the world and also a world heritage site. It was build around 600AD. It is a highly symbolic construction serves in essence as a three-dimensional reminder of the Buddha’s path towards enlightenment. There are many Buddhist monasteries around the stupa.
PM: Patan city. Patan is protected by UNESCO world heritage site is the second largest city in the valley. It is some time referred to as Lalitpur, which means city of beauty. It has architectural feast with a far greater concentration of temples, Buddhist monasteries are sacttered around this fascinating town. The Patan Durbar square is a concentrated mass of temples, undoubtedly the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. 

Day 03: Flight Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Kalimpong: Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (45m flight) and drive to enter the Nepal-India border in Kakarbhitta and further drive to Kalimpong via Siliguri. 115 km/4:12hrs. drive.
Day 04: Kalimpong-Gangtok. Today we further drive from Kalimpong to the state of capital city of Sikkim in  Gangtok .Overnight hotel. 74.8 km drive.
Day 05: Gangtok-Lachen 3100m 130km 5-6hours drive including stoppage en-route for lunch and tea, we cross the District head quarter of North Mangan, and then sub-Division of Chungthang, a small town at the junction of Lachen and Lachung valleys. After about 2hours you are in Lachen village.

Day 06:  Lachen-Tallem,(13km 6-7hours) The trek starts after crossing Zemu chhu this river will be a constant companion now onwards, by late evening you are at Tallem, where the Lhonak chhu from the north meets Zemu chu. Camp out.

Day 07: Tallem-Jakthang (3300m8km 4-5hours) Today after having a mesmerising view of Massif Khangdzonga and b/fast we leave for Jakthang, after leisurely climbing zedang and Shobuk we descended to Jakthang at the bank of the river, exactly opposite the valley leading to Kyeshong la in Tholung.

Day 08: Jakthang-Yabuk (3850 12km 5-6hours) The path to yabuk climbs through the forest and after about three hours walking on the moraines and herbal bush you are at Yabuk

Day 09: Yabuk-Rest camp (4500m 9km 5hours) today the path will be more rugged and more moraines, after criss-crossing with glacial stream and pass rest camp you are in front of the Mt. Sinolchu 6887m. Overnight camp

Day 10: Rest camp-Green lake (5050m 8km 4hours)The trail from rest camp climbs gently up the valley. The walking pace is usually slow at this height, on the clear day this is one of the finest walk in the Himalayas, Sinolchu, Simvo,Twinpeaks, Nepal peak dominates the horizon. Khangchendzonga is only 12 km away from you. Camp out.

Day 11: Rest Day at Green Lake: Spend the day lazing around or try 600m more climbs for better views of Khangchendzonga and a grand panorama of distant Chomolari in Bhutan. Overnight camp

Day 12: Green Lake-Yabuk: Return journey, it is possible to make the march from Green lake to Yabuk in one day for about 6hours as the trail is mostly downhill.

Day 13: Yabuk- Jakthang-Tllem: Depending on the stamina one can descend down to tallem and if time and stamina permits can reach up to Zema, which is the road head. Drive to Lachen. Trek end, enjoy Chhang !!!!.

Day 14: Tallem-Lachen-Gangtok -or extended tour to Lachung for hot spring dip for overnight. 

Day 15: Gangtok – Kalimpong. We retrace our route from Gangtok to Sikkim late afternoon, check in hotel. Overnight hotel. 74.8 km drive.

Day 16: Kalimpong-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu. We drive early in the morning from Kalimpong to Siliguri, cross the India-Nepal border and further drive to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival met by our representative at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel.

Day 17: Kathmandu. At leisure in Kathmandu or independent activities. Overnight hotel.

Day 18: Depart Kathmandu. Our representative will meet you at your hotel and transfer to Kathmandu international airport for onward flight/departure. 
Important! This day-to-day schedule should be taken only as a general guide. Although we update our itineraries every year, to take into account such things as: changes to trekking routes and changes in the routing or availability of local transport, it is not possible to guarantee that any of our trips will run exactly according to the proposed itinerary. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions and difficulties with transportation, can lead to enforced changes. The trip leader or the Sirdar (Local guide) will make any changes that are necessary.
Cost Includes
• Internal flight tickets and related transfers as per program,
All hotels on twin sharing in Nepal and Sikkim,
All the trekking arrangements with permits and royalty, national park fees
Full trekking support teams with full equipments, tents
Porters and dzos to carry the logistics for treks,
All the land transfers before and after the treks

Cost Excludes
Other expenses of personal nature,
Any expenses incurred due to cancellation by the clients wish half way.
International flights,
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