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Written by Preetha Manivelan on May 18, 2020 Share on

Trekking In Sikkim – What Makes It So Exciting To Trek In Sikkim?

Sikkim is a northeastern state of India. It is well known for its mountains which gives you some amazing views of nature which makes every makes travellers revisit this beauty. Trekking in Sikkim indeed is a mystical experience offering a perfect blend of both cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes. The west part of Sikkim, because of the very reason that it has high elevations, got the name as the trekker’s paradise.

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A picturesque view of the mountains in Sikkim
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Best places for trekking in Sikkim

Planning to trek in Sikkim is one of the top things to do. I would say, you haven’t really enjoyed the best of Sikkim if trekking wasn’t part of your plan. If you are curious to know more about the places that are best to trek in Sikkim, have a look at the below mentioned top 5 places for trekking:

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  1. Goecha La Trek
  2. Sandakphu Trek
  3. Kasturi Orar Round Trek
  4. Varsey Trek
  5. Green Lake Trek

1. Goecha La Trek

Goecha La Trek is one of the worth attempting yet a difficult trek, especially for the beginners. This gives you an amazing view of not only one of the world’s highest mountains, Mt Kanchenjunga but also Mt. Thingchinkhang, Mt. Jopuno and many more. If you are so much into trekking in Sikkim, then you would already be having Goecha La Trek on your list as it is very popular. While you are there. Don’t forget to click some pictures at Rattan Chi river.

A picture of Goecha la trek, India
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2. Sandakphu Trek

The word “Sandakphu” means “the height of poisonous plant” referring to the trees along the trail which are poisonous. Located at an altitude of 3636 m up above the clouds, Sandakphu Trek is said to moderate graded. This trek gives you some amazing views of Mt Kanchenjunga, Mt Everest and many more. Since the place is not too far from Darjeeling, it takes you to some little villages like Meghma, Sandakphu etc.

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3. Kasturi Orar Round Trek

This trek provides you with an amazing experience to cover the glaciers such as Dzongri, Goecha La, and Thangsing Valley, finally at Tashiding. Along the way, you will able to explore more of Kanchenjunga National Park. To refresh yourselves while trekking in Sikkim, you will have villages on the way. Being located at an altitude of 4500 m high, it will slightly be difficult to trek yet an exciting trek to be given a try.

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4. Varsey Trek

Varsey Trek is one of the offbeat destinations for trekking in Sikkim. This trek’s highest point reaches up to 3300 m which is considered to be a not so short distanced treks making it easy even for the beginners. Since the place is located near the Indo-Nepal border, giving you a chance to witness some amazing views of the Himalayas.

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5. Green Lake Trek

This place might be last on our list on the best trekking places in Sikkim but definitely not the least. The trail passes through a set of thick forests with flowers along the way to make it way more colourful. Because the place is filled with peaks at high altitude, you sure will be able to witness spectacular views of nature. Do not miss to ass this place on to your list as it also gives you panoramic views of Mt Kanchenjunga.

An amazing view of Mt Kanchenjunga, Sikkim
Image Credits: Google Images

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Sikkim is a treat for everyone who loves to trek. Trip to Sikkim without trekking will leave you in a huge regret for life. So start planning your trip to Sikkim with any of these treks included making the trip more exciting. Let us know your choices and we will craft the best itinerary of your choice.

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