Sikkim with its varied landscape is a perfect destination for adventure lovers. To the adventure lovers trekking in Sikkim will be an experience of a life time. Its incomparable diversity of flora and fauna, beautiful stupas and monasteries further add charm to the excitement of trekking trips in the lush green mountain trails of Sikkim.
Trekking in Sikkim will not be exceptionally difficult as most of the trekking routes are between 6000 and 14000 feet. Some trekking routes required good guide, who can advise about the topography of the region. The ideal time to go for trekking in Sikkim is between the months of February to May and October to December.
Necessary Equipments :
For trekking in the snowclad mountains of Sikkim, it is important for everyone to have all the necessary equipments which include - personal medical kits, light weight trekking shoes, woolen shirts, pullovers, windproof jacket, cap, anti-sunburn cream, sleeping bags and tents. It is also important for everyone to keep the environment clean and observe the mountain laws.
Popular Trekking Routes in Sikkim :
Some of the most popular trekking routes in Sikkim are at Pemayangtse, Yuksam, Tsokha, Dzongri, Thangshing, Zemathang, Chaurigang, Varsey, Yangang, Sang and Sikip.
Trekking Permits for Sikkim :
For trekking in Sikkim, foreigners are required to obtain permits, which can be obtained from the Delhi, Kolkata and Siliguri. The permits direct the trekkers to only follow the specified routes within a limited period of time.