If you’re passionate about trekking,you should surely not miss out the Sikkim trekking expeditions. These are the trekking expeditions which give you the real feel of the rough, rocky mountainous along with breathtaking scenic views. Here are some popular trekking sites in Sikkim.
1. Goecha La Trek
The main attraction is to see the Kanchenjunga peak. This trekking expedition is an extension of the Dzongri trek of the meadows. This gives you a raw experience of the rocky hills of the Sikkim region. You get to view the magnificent Kanchenjunga Mountain too. You can find out the Goecha La Trek itinerary and also get the Goecha La trek map from the trek conductors. This is one of the best treks at an altitude of 4990 meters. You happen to see the wild flowers and fauna of the place. Camping among the mountains is also a great experience.
2. Darjeeling Kanchenjunga trek
The main attraction is the Kanchenjunga peak. Besides trekking the hills of Darjeeling you get the feel of nature closely. The best time to trek is from March to mid May and September end to middle of November. The picturesque beauty of the hills and the peaks is a great attraction for the shutter bugs too.
3. Green Lake view trek
The main attraction is the Green Lake view. This is a unique trek. The trekkers reach the lake by passing through many small streams and village hamlets. The places you will be crossing during this trek are Siniolchu, Yakub, Jakthan, Lachen etc. Maintaining the spirit of seeing the beauty of the great lake helps you to fight with the mountain sickness too.
4. Barsey-Rhododendron Trek
The main attraction of the trek is to see the pink coloured Rhododendron flowers, which grow as bushes and add beauty to the already beautiful Sikkim. You also see many other Himalayan flowers of various colours and fragrances.
5. The Glacier view trek
The trekking in sikkim himalayas takes you to the frozen beauty of the glaciers. The panoramic beauty of the snow clad mountains encircling the glacier is a sight worth seeing. Trekking beyond the meadows gives you a raw adventure.
6. Singalila Kanchenjunga trek
The main attraction is the Mount Everest peak. This trek touches the altitude of 4940 meters on the Sikkim Himalayas. The best time to trek is mid March to May and September to October. This trek is of long duration of about twenty days. The reward of this challenging trek is the view of the snow clad peaks of Kanchenjunga Mountain (8850 m), Mt Makalu (8481m), Mt Lhotse (8516m) and Mt Everest (8850m). The plus point of this Uttarey Singalila trek is that it has a gradual elevation and therefore the trekkers get enough time to get familiar with the climate and the low air pressure in which they have to trek. You get the chance to see the Orchids too.
7. Heritage trek
The main attraction of this trek is to observe the culture and heritage of the heritage-wealthy Sikkim. Singing, dancing, colourful dresses, celebrations are the areas that will be covered in this trek, which are otherwise not covered in a normal tour. The areas covered are Nambu, Chongri etc.
8. Maenam and Barsay Wildlife Sanctuary Trek
The Sikkim trek including the Uttarey Singalila trek reaches you to the main attraction of the area that is the Maenam and Barsay wildlife sanctuaries. This proves to be one of the memorable treks as you walk besides miles of blooming Rhododendron flowers too.
9. Dzongu Homestay trek
The main attraction is to get drenched in the beauty of nature and feel the traditional way of living of the Lepcha community.
10. The Ravangla Trek
The main attraction is the steep climb, which takes to a great height. During the Ravangla trek, you get the chance to see the Oaks, sub alpine Rhododendrons and the Hemlocks too.