SINGALILLA RIDGE

This trek covers the higher reaches of the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in the West Sikkim, which is famous for its flowers, and spectacular mountain views of Kanchenjunga and Everest. The views are complemented 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.

REgion

West Sikkim

FIRST TRIP

November 2013

Trip Grading

2

Trip DURATION

7 days

Best Period

March, October, November

Side TRIPS

Explorer trek towards Dzongri

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1.  A short and easy trek offering wide mountain views  

  2.  Dramatic views of Kanchenjunga and the Kabru peaks in west Sikkim

  3.  Distant views of Mt. Everest and Makalu from the Singhalilla ridge

  4.  Possibility to stay on in Pelling after the end of the trek

Singalilla Ridge Gallery

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The starting point of the trek is the picturesque town of Okhrey located in Western Sikkim.

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On the trail one starts getting great views right from day 1.

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The vegetation level in the Eastern Himalaya is not only unique but significantly denser than the Western Himalaya.

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The vegetation level in the Eastern Himalaya is not only unique but significantly denser than the Western Himalaya.

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The highlight of the trek are most dramatic views of Kanchenjunga the 3rd highest peak in the world.

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A close up view of the Kanchenjunga and Kabru peaks from the Shinghalila ridge.

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The high point on the Sihnghalila ridge also offers distant views of Makalu and Everest in Eastern Nepal.

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A close up view of peaks looking into Eastern Nepal. Makalu is about 150km's away and Everest is a 180km's away from the Shinghalila ridge.

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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.

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Last views of Kanchenjunga as you fly out from Bagdogra.

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