GREEN LAKE TREK
A dramatic high altitude trek leading upto the climbing basecamp of the world’s 3rd highest peak Kanchenjunga 8585m in North Sikkim.
12 days trip
9 days trekking
Nearest Airport - Bagdogra
Trek to the basecamp of Kanchenjunga,
the Third highest peak in the world
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.
The Green Lake trek starts and ends with night at Gangtok. The city offers comfortable accommodation and entertainment options.
In the distance is Lachen 2750m which is one of the most prominent small town’s in north Sikkim and launch pad for the Green Lake Trek.
The trek starts from Lachen and heads along the Zemu Chu to its origin from the Zemu
Glacier. The well marked route heads westwards along the Zemu Chu
The trail goes through thick green forests, upto the hut at Yabuk.Beyond Yabuk the tree line starts thinning till one reaches the Rest Camp.
Beyond the Rest Camp to Green Lake the walk is along a fairly well marked trail in a valley adjoining the Zemu Glacier.
In the distance overlooking the Zemu Glacier one can see the peak of Siniolchu. On the Green Lake trek one gets good views of the
various glaciers from the different peaks like the Siniolchu glacier, Simvo Glacier, Twins Glacier, Nepal Gap Glacier confluencing with the mighty Zemu Glacier.
Another prominent feature visible from Green Lake is the Zemu Gap 5861m, the lowest point on the ridgeline between the Simvu peak and Kanchejunga Massif, separating the Zemu Glacier to its north and Tongshong Glacier
and is the route to connect the Green Lake Trek with the Goecha La Trek.
The Green Lake trek offers a most dramatic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga massif
Siniolchu 6856 metres, north face, as seen from Rest Camp. Siniolchu is widely considered as one of the prettiest peaks in the world thanks to its straight lines and pyramid type structure.