Trekking in Sikkim

Sikkim - an abode for trekkers!
An abode of snow-capped mountains, tranquil alpine lakes, snow-white glaciers, emerald green meadows, gushing waterfalls and burbling rivers; Sikkim is undoubtedly, a paradise for nature lovers and adventure fanatics. Tremendous scenic beauty and serene ambience of Sikkim fills every visitor's heart with freshness and rejuvenation. The most ideal way to explore the gorgeous landscape of this quaint little North-Eastern state of India is through trekking. Dotted with enchanting scenic trails that run amidst rich flavours of bio-diversity and splendid culture, a trekking expedition in Sikkim is truly and eye opener and provides the most enriching experience of your lifetime. Whether you are a novice or an expert trekker, with an uncountable number of trekking options of varying difficulty grades, you will never be disappointed in Sikkim.
Offering some of the best trekking trails in the country, hiking and walking tour in Sikkim undeniably gives true meaning to adventure. Even the easier treks like Sikkim-Darjeeling and Yuksom-Dzongri-Goecha La treks are challenging enough to test the physical and mental endurance of trekkers. With ever-changing series of climbs and descends, these treks keep you mentally alert and exhilarated throughout the trip. Majestic views of Mt. Pandim and Mt. Kabru keep you engaged with their hypnotic beauty as you traverse through verdant forests of pines, oaks and rhododendrons. Needless to say, the sights of exotic Himalayan wildlife adds to the magical charm of these wonderful treks.

Best Trek Routes in Sikkim !!

Best Season To Go For Trekking in Darjeeling

The ideal time for trekking in Sikkim is during the summer months between March – June and in autumn from mid-September to November. Trekking in monsoons is highly not recommended as most of the roads get blocked due to torrential rains and also, the chances of landslides and cloud bursts are quite high during rainy months. During winters, heavy snow engulfs almost all the higher altitudes making it impossible to trek. It is said that different seasons bring different surprises for the trekkers that offer immense pleasure to them. So, plan specifically for yourself and make the best of our complete breakdown of Sikkim trekking in different seasons:

Temperature Table
March to May: The temperature ranges from 11 °C to 19 °C during daytime, and 2°C to 10 °C at night.
June to August
The temperature ranges from 15 °C to 22 °C during daytime, and 7 °C to -1°C at night.
September to November
The temperature ranges from 6 °C to 12 °C during daytime, and 5 °C to -3 °C at night.
December to February: 
The temperature ranges from 4 °C to 7 °C during daytime, and 4 °C to -5 °C at night.

Rules and Guidelines for  Trekking in Sikkim

Do’s and Don’ts of Trekking in Sikkim

  • Always take an experienced company services
  •  Follow the pre-decided trail; Vegetation is fragile
  •  Don’t litter and deposit garbage’s as the eco-system up there is very fragile
  •  Don’t get close to mountain streams and lakes
  •  Respect the local culture, take permission before clicking pictures
  •  Dress modestly. Be aware of the customs and manners and culture of the local people.
  •  When in the monastery, its customary to leave donations and take circles
    of the shrine in a clockwise direction.
  •  Don’t disturb animals and wildlife
  •  Don’t purchase endangered antiques or species
  •  When at some sacred place, don’t scream, consume alcohol or smoke
  •  Don’t pluck plants or flowers.

Why You Should Trek With Us?

Off Road adventure is amongst the widely respected Indian companies in the area of trekking. With more than 15 years of experience, we are known for providing a personalized, reliable and professional services and quality trips that exceed their guests’ expectation. We operate trekking tours in more than a dozen places and wilderness areas in Darjeeling and Sikkim. The team of our experienced trekkers fulfills a variety of roles including coordinating logistics, obtaining necessary permits, managing gears and vehicles, creating a schedule and a lot more! We will make sure that things work out in a right way for you. The special customized package offered by us for guided trekking tours in Darjeeling and Sikkim are loved by people who love to hike in world-renowned, and breath taking landscapes. Regardless of what you’re looking for, we have the best Darjeeling and Sikkim adventure holiday packages for you. Talking about team, all our team members are certified by Tourism Department and have experience of working in Mountaineering Institutes run by Ministry of Defense,Government of India.

How to reach Darjeeling by Air

The nearest airport to Darjeeling is Bagdogra which is approximately 95 km away from the city. There are some direct flights from the cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati to Darjeeling. From the airport, one can reach the city by hiring taxis. It will take almost 3 hours to reach Darjeeling from the airport. Flights are available from all major cities.


How to reach Darjeeling by Rail

The nearest railway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri which connects the city with all the major parts of the country. There are a number of trains from cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar and Kochi. People can hire private cabs from the station to reach Darjeeling.’


How to reach Darjeeling by Road

Darjeeling is well connected to some of the major cities closeby such as Gangtok and Kalimpong which are located at a distance of 100 km and 51 km respectively. The city is also connected with Kolkata which is 651 km away and it takes around 14 hours to reach here. The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is just 310 KM away from this beautiful place. From the airport, one can reach the city by Bus or Cab.

Trekking Essentials 

Whenever it comes to high altitude treks, the pictures of various enchanting regions of the Himalayas such as Darjeeling, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Rishikesh, etc. come to the mind. If you are smitten by the adventure bug and making plans to explore the many fascinating secrets concealed in the snow-capped Himalayan regions, then you must take up trekking as this outdoor activity apart from being filled with adventure induces you to explore hitherto unexplored territories. However, before you pack your bags, book your tickets and head off to a multi day trekking tour to the Himalayas, there are some essential items that you need to take with you for the expedition to make the journey easy, comfortable and unforgettable.

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7 Important Tips For High Altitude Hiking

Find out what it takes to get to the top.

High altitude hiking is one of the most challenging and rewarding outdoor activities that you need to add to your summer adventure list right now. From the goechala trek to the sandakphu, to international treks up everest base camp and in Nepal, hiking at high altitude gives you a unique and unforgettable look at some of the most desolate places in the world.

Like any extreme adventure, while you’re picking out the perfect camera to bring and dreaming of your quintessential summit sunrise, you’ll need to prepare accordingly and remember these tips for a successful high altitude hike.

The truth is, there’s no real way to train for high altitude other than being there yourself. So above all else, make sure you have the chance to acclimate, hydrate, and prepare for the time of your life.

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