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Trekking in Sikkim – Guide to Adventure Trekking in Sikkim, India

Trekking in Sikkim Guide to Adventure Sikkim Trekking in India

Trekking in Sikkim is a once in a lifetime experience so enthralling and exhilarating you will start to understand why so many trekkers are enticed here. The Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is a charming walk leading to a magnificent view of the Himalayas while The Dzongri – Goecha La (Kanchenjunga Trek) is one of the most popular with its lush surrounds and exotic birds while many other treks lead to delicious sights and stunning landmarks.

Trekking in Sikkim Mountain Trekking 

Many journey to Sikkim to trek Kanchenjunga, however make sure that if this is your plan, you have four or more people willing to do the same trip, as you are likely to have to pay an exuberant sum to do the trip with less than the minimum.

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The Kanchenjunga Trek is priced per day as the trek can last from seven to ten days which includes food and guides, porters and yaks. Things to keep in mind are altitude sickness, permits needed and the potential rigorous paths at certain points. A good idea is to talk to a travel agent to help you arrange your trek and make sure you have the required permits if any. A 15 day Restricted Area Permit is often needed to participate in some of the high altitude treks.

Alternatively, make your way to Yuksom where you can begin on the Tashiding Trek. This trek is a beautiful one day activity that includes the Phamrong Falls and the choice between the Hongri Grompa and the Pokhari Dara.

For an easy, short trek, travel to Khecheopalri Lake and trek up to the Dupok observation point for magnificent views of the lake. Then if you have time, go further up to Khecheopalri Gompa which is situated above the lake

There are many other memorable treks ready for you to experience. Talk to fellow trekkers, your travel agent or visit Sikkim’s Trekking website ( which lists the several treks and tours you can do.

Remember that trekking in India is likely to be a very different experience than trekking in other countries. So keep in mind the climate, the terrain and your own limitations. Listen to the advice of travel agents and be wary of the wildlife such as leeches and take the desired precaution against insects and disease by visiting your doctor or travel doctor. Appropriate footwear and clothing is essential, as is a way to drink water safely and measures against insects that can carry disease. Taking these tips on board will help ensure your safe travels and adventures trekking in Sikkim and beyond.