Green Lake in North Sikkim is steeped in history. As the basecamp for the worlds 3rd highest peak it has been the staging ground for many historic climbs and explorations. 

Green Lake Trek - Sikkim

Difficulty

Grade 4

Duration

12 days trip with 9 days trekking

Dates

10 - 21 October, 2020

AIRPORT

Bagdogra

The Green Lake is a 90 km long trek leading to the basecamp of the mighty Kanchenjunga. Passing through some extraordinary landscapes in the heart of the Himalayas, full with dense rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, endless glaciers and a view of the Himalayan peaks that simply cannot be compromised, this trek is a must for the passionate trekker. It ends at the base of the holiest peak in Sikkim, regarded as the main protector of the eastern Himalayan state which shares it’s borders with Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.

Highlight #1

Kanchenjunga Basecamp

Trek to the basecamp of Kanchenjunga, the
third highest peak in the world

Green Lakes Trek Gallery

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The Green Lake trek start point is near Lachen in North Sikkim.

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Forest of north Sikkim are dense and resemble a rain forest

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The trail to Green Lake runs along the Zemu Chu

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With height gain the colour of the forest turns yellow and orange

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The day 3 campsite is Yabuk 4000m, the last campsite near a forested area

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Autumn leaves and flowers adding vibrant colours on the trail.

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From Yabuk the trail soon passed along the snout of the Zemu Glacier

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The highest campsite of the trek is at Rest Camp 4600m right under Siniolchu considered the prettiest peak in the world.

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The first light hitting the summit of Siniolchu 6888m.

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Close view of Kanchenjunga

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Views of the imposing Zemu glacier

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In the distance Twin Peaks, Tent Peak and Pyramid Peak visible towards the head of the valley.

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While Green Lake does not exist anymore and this point is close to the head of the valley.

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Yabuk campsite after a snow shower.

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The final section of the descent to Lachen along the Zemu Chu remains disturbed by multiple landslides

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Descend down through a landslide hit region

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