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10 Best Treks With
Garhwal Himalayan Explorations
(Quality Adventure Trips Since 1989)

Home of many mountain ranges including the highest mountain range Himalayas, India offers great opportunity to trek & explore some of the remotest mountain area giving you a chance to have close encounter & witness different life styles, settlement patterns, jewellery , different food & food styles & above all to give you some of rarest moments of life captured in your cameras. Garhwal Himalayan Explorations, one of the leading trekking company based in Rishikesh India takes you to 10 of the best treks in different parts of India and to different mountain ranges. Come & explore........


Culture, Nature & Adventure -- Trek

Trekking in India - Fixed Departure - 2017 Green Lake Trek in Sikkim
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This is a very picturesque trail which combines natural beauty with spectacular views of high peaks. There are vast tracts of thick forest, with several varieties of rhododendrons, other colorful flowers, and birds and many waterfalls on both sides of the trail. Kanchenjunga was one of the first peaks to be attempted by expeditions before world war two. As Nepal was closed, the approach from Sikkim, via the Zemu Glacier, was followed instead. Pre war Everest expeditions also passed through North Sikkim and this trail was part of their route. Today, it is still largely unexplored country as not many parties have been allowed across to Green Lake.

Day 00 .Arrive Delhi. Overnight hotel. Day 01:

Day 02: Gangtok Local Sightseeing- Early morning visit Hanuman Tak,GaneshTak,Tashi view Point(These three points are famous for watching beautiful early morning view on Mt Kanchenjunga).After breakfast best point sightseeing tour in and around this capital city of Sikkim, covering Chortan, Stupa, Institute of Tibetology Institute of Handicrafts and handlooms along with Rumtek Monastery & Dharma Chakra Centre (24Kms/45Mins), the sect of the Kargyupa Sect – one of the 4 major Tibetan Buddhist Sect,& Flower Show. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Gangtok --Lachen(2730 m/8950 ft) (135 kms/6-7 hrs drive)
After breakfast drive for Lachen in north Sikkim (135 kms/5-6 hrs). Overnight stay in hotel/tents.

Day 04: Lachen- Tallem(3240 m/ 10620 ft) (12 kms/ 5-6 hrs)
We start day 1 with walk towards Zema. At Zema there is confluence of Zemu Chu and Thangu Chu. After crossing a bridge the trail turns towards the west to follow the left bank of the Zemu Chu to Green Lake. The trail for the first 6 kms is wide and broad .Sometimes the route is hampered with landslides. After a further 6 kms we reach Tallem, at the confluence of Lhonak Chu with Zemu Chu. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 05: Tallem –-Jakthang(3430 m/11250 ft) (12 kms/ 5-6 hrs) On day 2 the trail enters some of the most magnificent forest areas for which Sikkim is famous. Cross a bridge to climb steadly through forest to Shobuk. The trail then descends steeply for 12 kms to Jakthang, a small clearing in the forest. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 06: Jakthang -Yabuk(4040 m/13250 ft) (8 kms/ 4-5 hrs)
The trail continues through forest on this day. After a short climb it crosses a bridge over Thombak Chu. There are several ascents and descends on the route, and is often wiped out of floods. Later we descend towards the bank of the Zemu Chu and follow the trail beside the river. After a tiring 8 kms day walk we reach the camping ground of Yabuk. Yabuk is a small but beautiful camping area very cold and windy near the glacier. Overnight in tents.

Day 07: Yabuk --Rest camp(4725 m/15500 ft) (8 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
From Yabuk the trail enters the moraine field of the Zemu Glacier, crossing boulders and pebbles. It is a tiring route with increasing altitude and is like a walk in high altitude desert; though on later part one is rewarded with magnificent views of mountain peaks like Siniolchu and Simvu. At times one can also view Kanchenjunga rising in the distance. After a 6 kms walk we reach Rest camp at the mouth of Lhonak valley. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 08: Rest Camp - Green Lake(4935 m/16190 ft) (6 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
The trail from Rest camp towards the Green Lake is along similar terrain along a moraine ridge. The views of the surrounding peaks are very clear. Finally we reach Green lake camp which is a vast open ground. Overnight Camp.

09: Green Lake (4935 m/16190 ft)
The day is for rest /acclimatization. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 10: Green Lake --Rest Camp (4725 m/15500 ft) (6 kms/ 2-3 hrs)
Today we start retracing our steps towards Rest camp. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 11: Rest camp --Yabuk (4040 m/ 13250 ft) (8 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
This day we trek back towards Yabuk with moderate pace and enjoy the beauty of the trek. Overnight stay in tents.

Day 12: Yabuk --Jakthang (3430 m/11250 ft) (8 kms/ 3-4 hrs)
We continue to descend further towards. Jakthang. Overnight Stay in tents.

Day 13: Jakthang - Tallem - Lachen (2730 m/8950 ft) (12 kms/ 5/6 hrs)
On the final day we will trek towards Lachen. The route is generally downhill and is an easy walk. Overnight stay in tents/hotel.

Day 14: Lachen - Gangtok (135 kms/5-6 hrs)
After breakfast drive for Gangtok. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 15: Early morning after breakfast transfer to - Bagdogra Airport catch flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi . Tour and trek End.

The package costs are inclusive of :
      1. Twin sharing accommodation as per the ity.
      2. All meals hygienically cooked and served by our specially trained staff for westerners
      3. Transportation from Rishikesh to Rishikesh by Toyota jeeps
      4. Services of professional trekking guide cook & camp staff during the trip.
      5. Camping equipment on trek e.g. tents, Mattresses, Sleeping bags etc.
      6. Portage of personal rucksack on the trek.
      7. Trekking permits & camping fees on the trek .
      8. Portage of camping equipment, food, kitchen equipment on trek
      9. All tourist taxes on the trip.
      10. Visit to the entire place as per the itinerary.
The Package costs Do Not Include:
      1. Items of personal nature e.g table drinks, telephone, insurance, medical services, evacuation and services in landslides & unforeseen circumstances
      2. Riding ponies on the trek.
      3. Services other than specified above.
The Package costs are :
      1. Subject to government service tax which is at present 6%
      2. Nett& non commissionable.
      3. Valid for trekking season of 2017 from March to November.
Package Tariff – The above package tariff is for standard option. You can also opt for deluxe option with better transport, accommodation, meal options & highly professional staff on the trip. Please let us know.

Food on the trek: We emphasize on clean and hygienic meal s on the trek. Breakfast & Dinner are full hot meals. Lunches are picnic lunches as we driving or trekking that time.

Water on the trek: we carry ample of bottled water in the jeep which can be used for the driving days. For the trek we use boiled stream water, which is equally good or some time better.

Your accommodation in Rishikesh before & after the trek: We have our own best located guest house in Rishikesh , which you can use before and after the main trek. Please visit us to get the details www.highbank.in

Your Travel to Rishikesh- As we have a fleet of cars & jeeps, we shall be happy to provide you pickups from Delhi & Dehradun Airport. We shall also help you arrange you flight or train tickets from Delhi to Haridwar& Dehradun

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