Sikkim: Trekker’s Paradise

Trekking in the heavenly paradise has its own appeal and charisma and no other place can take this credit except for Sikkim, a heaven, which is famous for most excellent trekking routes. Endowed with emerald green, beautiful orchards and soothing climate, fabulous flora and fauna and everything that a person desires to be in a dreamland, Sikkim could be a best holiday experience for the travelers interested in scouting the adventurous India in an out of the ordinary way.

Sikkim, a heaven, is famous for most excellent trekking routes. Image courtesy Flickr Sikkim, a heaven, is famous for most excellent trekking routes. Image courtesy Flickr

Offering a lot for the adventure and trekking enthusiasts, trekking in Sikkim Himalayas will let one forget the hectic schedules and take him/her to cloud nine where peace and unsurpassed beauty only exists in a colorful way.

Let’s take a sneak peep into few of the most popular treks in Sikkim:

Rhododendron Trek

Rhododendron trek would lead one through tropical forests where he/she gets an opportunity to encounter distinct variety of flowers. It will undoubtedly put a big smile on every traveler’s face. Besides this, they can spot the villages nurtured by Himalayan beauty. March to May is the perfect time to experience this trek.

Yuksom to Dzongri Trek

The trek is meant for every individual. Be it first timer, experienced trekker or adventure enthusiast all will get an opportunity to encounter diverse variety of flora and fauna covered in snow clad mountains. Enroute travelers can capture the sights of Koktang, Kabru & Pandim. There is need to organize nine days trip to relish this trek. April to May to November (Except July & August) is the best time to get on Yuksom to Dzongri trek.

One can spot the villages nurtured by Himalayan beauty in  Sikkim. Image courtesy Flickr One can spot the villages nurtured by Himalayan beauty in Sikkim. Image courtesy Flickr



Green Lake Trekking Expedition

This is one of the much relished treks of Sikkim, sited at an elevation of 4935 m above sea level, the trek starts from Lachen and passes through Tallem, Yabuk, Zema, Jakthang, before culminating at green lake. On the way, there are many surprises like colorful flowers, trees and views of the mountain peaks, which one will love capturing in the camera. April to June and October are ideal times to relish the Lachen to Green Lake Trek.

Tholung Monastery Trek

Situated at an altitude of 8000 ft in north Sikkim, Tholung Monastery trek represents the Sikkim culture and lets one encounter endless opportunities on this route. The trek goes through dense forest and offers magnificent views of the mountains that entices the travelers the most on this trek. The monastery has several antiques which have been brought from the other monasteries during the foray of Sikkim by Nepalese.

Monastery treks represent the Sikkim culture. Image courtesy Flickr Monastery treks represent the Sikkim culture. Image courtesy Flickr

Author: Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma is a professional guest blogger specially writes on Tours & Travels space. He has written many interesting and informative posts on travel related topics.

Comments

  1. Indeed, Sikkim is an awsome destination to enjoy trekking…

    • Rahul Sharma says:

      Absolutely right, Sikkim is really a ultimate destination . I had spend a great time with my fiancee. I just want to go there and do trekking once again….

  2. How is the life in Sikkim during raining season? Should we completely avoid to visit sikkim during rains?

    • Shubhadep says:

      Treks are not possible in monsoon…. but Sikkim has it’s own beauty in rainy season. So no need to avoid visiting Sikkim in monsoon. Life is a bit different in monsoons bcoz tourists generally avoid to visit at that time, which may prove as a blessing for nature lovers to feel the goodness of Rainy Sikkim.

  3. One of my friend is planning to visit Sikkim this year, I’ll send the link of this article to her.

    Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

  4. Nice info about “Sikkim”, thanks for sharing it

  5. One of the places on my list that has to be visited.
    The Rhododendron trek sounds interesting especially as it takes us through troplical forests.

  6. Christina Sarich says:

    Beautiful piece. I’m a great hiker, but I think the Yuksom to Dzongri Trek would be best for those just starting out. Is this true?

  7. Shrishti says:

    Sikkim is an amazingly beautiful place to visit in India.

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