Singalilla Ridge - Sikkim Route
A dramatic high altitude trek leading upto the climbing basecamp of the world’s 3rd highest peak Kanchenjunga 8585m in North Sikkim.
6 nights and 7 days trip
8 - 14 April, 2021
Bagdogra in West
This trek covers the higher reaches of the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in West Sikkim, which is famous for its flowers, and spectacular mountain views of Kanchenjunga and Everest. The views are complimented with camping in dense Oak forest amidst the calls of barking deer and wild birds. In Barsey one passes through dense thickets of Rhododendrons below the Tal mountain ridge laden with conifer forest of silver fir and hemlock. The trek winds its way through the source of two rivers, which originate from moist grassy meadows. After Thulo Dhaap the trail climbs up to the Shingalila Ridge and from Phokety one can experience the sunrise on Everest and Kanchenjunga, the highest and third highest peaks in the world.
Singalilla Ridge Gallery
The starting point of the trek is the picturesque town of Okhrey located in Western Sikkim
On the trail one starts getting great views right from day 1
The vegetation level in the Eastern Himalaya is not only unique but significantly denser than the Western Himalaya.
The trek offers sprawing campsites all dominated by views of Kanchenjunga and multiple peaks towards the north
The highlight of the trek are most dramatic views of Kanchenjunga the 3rd highest peak in the world
The last night on the trip is at a comfortable hotel in Pelling which is a great place to unwind after a trek in the Himalaya
View of the Kanchenjunga and Kabru peaks from the Shinghalila ridge
Last views of Kanchenjunga as you fly out from Bagdogra