Monday, July 26, 2010

Sikkim: The Green Lakes trek in North Sikkim

Off limit to trekkers for many years and rigidly controlled by a permit system, few have made it to the north east base camp of Kangchendzonga. In the summer of 1987, supported by an Assam Rifles team who were climbing the peak, I reached the Green Lakes Base Camp in the Zemu Valley. The trek is around 8/9 days from Lachen (up and down) and has some stupendous views, rhododendrons and blue poppies, bharal grazing on the Green Lake plain and Siniolchu, that perfect mountain, visible from the Zemu glacier. The trek needs full support with tents, porters and food to be carried. It is on my agenda to take a South Col Expeditions team to Green Lakes soon!

Kangchendzonga as seen from the Green Lakes Base Camp in North Sikkim on the Zemu Glacier, May 1987


  1. Amazing snaps marvelous attaractions.....

  2. please suggest good operators and approx costing for this trek.


      Cost should be around Rs 8000 per day Gangtok to Gangtok for a full service trek.



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