There are many things to see and places to explore in northeast India, with Sikkim being one of the top destinations to consider if you are the adventurous type. Trekking in Sikkim is a popular activity that can be tailored to any visitor, as long as you get the right tour package from a reputable company. Durations can range from short to lengthy stays, but you should consider at least five days and four nights so that you have enough time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the region. Here are some of the experiences you can consider:
Dzongu – Trekking in Sikkim is not complete without a visit to Dzongu, which is notable for its amazing terrain. Best suited for adventurous people, the experience takes you through ice-cold rivulets that you must cross to get to the hot water springs. Going further, you should find a lush forest that is home to exotic flora and fauna. As you explore, you should be able to spot at least five waterfalls.
Trekking to Keushong Lake – Avid and experienced trekkers and adventure seekers should consider a tour package that will take them on a trek to Keushong Lake in North Sikkim. The lake is one of the most beautiful places in Dzongu, surrounded by lovely hills and a clean lake.
David-Neel Cave – This is an easy trek to Lachen, which is north of Sikkim. Alexandra David-Neel, a Belgian-French spiritualist, Buddhist, and explorer arrived in Sikkim in 1912 while travelling throughout Asia. She stayed in this cave to meditate and enhance her knowledge on Buddhism.
Lama Angden Base Camp – Trekking in Sikkim can include a visit to the Lama Angden Peak where you can bask in the natural beauty of the environment while overlooking the snow-clad mountains in the surrounding area.
Goecha La and Dzongri – Both are among the most difficult trekking experiences in Sikkim, but if you are experienced, consider either or both. Goecha La lets you see the majestic Mount Kangchendzonga, Kabru Dome, and Mount Kabru while overlooking the other giants of the Himalayas. Dzongri will take you through a memorable and surreal journey in nature as you explore the Himalayas.