Day 01: pickup from (N J P) New Jalpaiguri railway station / Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok (1,950.mtrs) 125km appx.
The nearest airport from Bagdogra around 125.km from Gangtok And nearest railway station from (NJP) around 120.km. Bagdogra airport and (NJP) are serves as the confluence point for many travellers. From here you can get connecting flights for many destinations.From airport helicopter service is available between Bagdogra and Gangtok around 35 minutes one way. Pick up from Bagdogra airport /NJP to Gantok 3 to 4 hours.The road routes from Bagdogra airport, NJP and Siliguri all meet at Sevoke Road which leads to the National Highway NH31A. The route passes through Teesta bazer and then all the way goes to Gangtok through Police Check Post at Rampo. Foreigners need Inner Line Permit (ILP). Our Guide, driver will help you get the necessary permits. From here take aTea and Snacks and then continue to drive toward Gangtok. Check into hotel. Evening is free.
Day 02:Gangtok (1,630.mtrs) to Lachen(2750.mtrs) 123km, 6-7 hrs. Appx.
This day after breakfast drive from Gangtok to Lachen. It is around 6 to 7 hours. The journey will take you through various places of interest such as the Tashi View Point, Phodong Monastery, Kabi Longstok, Mangan and Chungthang. We take a lunch break at Mangan.Mangan is a small town at 1,185 mtrs. After lunch drive towards Chungthang. We still drive on the left alongside a big valley and river towards Lachen. Lachen is a small town at an elevation of 2,700 meters in North Sikkim. The name Lachen means big pass. The Lachen is one of the popular tourist destination in North Sikkim for Gurudongmar Lake, Green lake trek and Choktha valley. Lachen is approximately 123.Km from Gangtok. Drive around 6 to 7 hours. Lachen, quite close to the China border, serves as an excellent base for adventure lovers. The main occupation is agriculture and people mainly produce potatoes, cabbage and green peas during the summer. Here livelihood mainly depends upon agriculture and on tourism, besides herding cattle like Yaks and cows. Lachung remains as the highest inhabited Himalayan village in Sikkim and in winter months of January and February this village regularly receives snowfall. Lachen Village majorly has people from Bhutia community.
Day 03: Lachen (2,750.mtrs) to Tallem (3,468m) 5 to 6 hrs.
After breakfast take a 30 minute drive from Lachen to the start point. The trek starts from Zemu towards Tallem with a gradual ascent alongside Zemu River and rhododendron forest towards west. Once you complete the climb through the forest to reach Tallem camp side you can have lunch and are free to explore the area. Overnight at camping.
Day 04: Tallem (3,468.mtr) to Jakthang (3176m) 4 to 5 hrs.
This day trek is a fairly easy walk that you will cover within 4 to 5 hours. The trail is Paradise passing through at least twenty exotic classification colourful Rhododendron. Before Jakthang the trail crosses the Lhonak Valley. There is also a bridge to be crossed in the Muguthang valley. After walking through the forest to Shobuk the trail gradually descends towards your camp site. Overnight in camp.
Day 05: Jakthang (3,176.mtrs) to Yabuk (3,978m) 4 to 5 hrs.
Today, start from Jakthang and make your way towards Yabuk through the familiar dense and magnificent rhododendron forests and streams. It is a well-defined trail that takes you to the snout of Zemu Glacier. The route further passes through several ascents and descents to reach the Yabuk campsite. Once there, freshen-up with a pleasant and leisurely walk around camp. Overnight stay in the camp.
Day 06: Yabuk (3,978.mtrs) to Rest Camp (4,570.mtrs) 5 hrs.
This day brace yourself for a difficult trek through rough rocks and boulders towards to Rest Camp. Though the high altitude trek is a bit challenging, the spectacular views of snow-capped mountains such as the Mt Siniolchu and Simvo makes it worth the challenge. Mt.Siniolchu is one of the most beautiful peaks in Sikkim. And upon reaching the Rest Camp, retire for the day and settle down in the camping overnight in tents.
Day 07: Rest Camp (4,570.mtrs) to Green Lake (5,050.mtrs) 4 to5 hrs.
Today, after breakfast you will embark on the most fascinating part of this trek to Green Lake. As you gain height you can expect a bit of a tricky terrain and challenges on the way. Along the entire trek you are served on a platter, astounding views of the Mt. Siniolchu, Mt.Simvo, Mt.Twin Peaks, peaks in Nepal and Mt.Kanchenjunga, that will keep you enthralled till you reach the Green Lake; overnight stay will be on the plains beside the lake.
Day 08: Green Lake (5.050.mtrs) Rest day / (Excursion)
This day, whole day you will be surrounded by breath-taking sights of the majestic mountains and lush green meadows. Spend your day clicking photographs, taking walks or resting your tired body. Be rejuvenated for the remaining days of walking. Explore the kaleidoscopic surroundings of the lake and spend the night at the Green Lake camp.
Day 09: Green Lake (5,050.mtrs) to Yabuk (3,978 meter)
This day after breakfast you will be trekking back to Yabuk. Follow the trails that you have traced since last few days and trek downhill to the reach the Yabuk campsite. Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Yabuk (3,978 mtrs) to Jakthang (3,176.mtrs) / 4 to 5 hrs) (Camping)
After breakfast camp move down to Jakthang the route offer majestic views of impressive or beautiful natural rhododendron scenery. And proceed towards Jakthang. The journey will give you joy, satisfaction and enjoyment. The trail will take you through rare and exotic flora and fauna towards Jakthang camp side. Overnight in camp.
Day 11: Jakthang (3,176.mtrs)to Lachen (2750.mtrs / 4 to 5 hrs) (Camping)
This day walk is gradual and easy. It will take around 4 to 5 hours towards Lachen. The trail offers you amazing views, natural beauty, colourful dense flora and fauna. The truly unimaginable majestic paradise for the visitors.This last day of trekking is a memorable experience. Overnight in hotel. You will be free in the evening to visit Lachen village and monastery.
Day 12: Lachen to Gangtok (1, 630.mtrs) 5 to 6 hrs.
After having breakfast, we depart for Gangtok. Ideally it should not take more than 6 to 7 hours. And it is advisable to start early since it is a long drive. We suggest you pack the luggage in advance before starting on your journey. And Lunch can be enjoyed at Magan Bazar. After having lunch, continue your drive towards Gangtok. Overnight stay at the hotel. In the evening, free time for Shopping/marketing.
Day 13: Gangtok (1,630.mtrs) NJP/ Bagdogra Airport(3 to 4 hrs drive)
After having breakfast, we depart to NJP or Bagdogra Airport depending upon the trekker’s mode of transportation to their respective homes. It is advisable to start early since it is a long drive. We suggest you pack the luggage in advance before starting on your journey. The distance from NJP/ Bagdogra airport is 125 kilometres which ideally should not take more than 3 to 4 hours. Lunch can be enjoyed at Siliguri after having lunch, continue your drive to your destination at the N J P/Bagdogra Airport.