GREEN LAKE

TREK

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. As the area is restricted the upside for those who persevere is the opportunity to stand in a vast amphitheatre of mountains in virtual solitude. Being face to face with Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu, regarded the prettiest mountain in the world, is indeed a major highlight of the trek. If you add the mountain views to the experience of walking through some of the prettiest forest stretches imaginable the trek becomes even more memorable.

REgion

North Sikkim

FIRST TRIP

October, 2018

Trip Grading

4

Trip DURATION

12 Days

Best Period

May and October

Side TRIPS

Exit from the Lhonak valley towards the north 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1.  Exciting walk up through forest sections 

  2.  Superb views of Sinialochu

  3.  Grandeur of the Zemu glacier

  4.  Impressive views of the Kanchenjunga Massif

Green Lake Gallery

GL1

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

GL2

Forest of north Sikkim are dense and resemble a rain forest

GL3

The trail to Green Lake runs along the Zemu Chu

GL4

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

GL6

Autumn leaves and flowers adding vibrant colours on the trail.

GL5

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

GL7

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

GL8

The trail continued to move along a meadow stretch parallel to the Zemu Glacier.

GL9

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

GL10

The first light hitting the summit of Siniolchu 6888m.

GL11

After gaining views of Sinialchu the next objective was to get a close view of Kanchenjunga.

GL13

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

GL14

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

GL12

On the trek to Green Lake wide views of the imposing Zemu glacier came into view.

GL15

Yabuk campsite on the return after a snow shower.

GL16

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

GL16(2)

GL17

CONNECT WITH US

Receive updates of our latest trip plans

CALL 

011 - 46153333

Juniper Logo.png

Contact

Visit

E-4 East of Kailash

New Delhi, 110065

India

Follow

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram
  • YouTube

©2019 Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Center , Powered by JUNGLI DESIGN