Western Sikkim Treks
- Max Elevation: 5000 m
- Grade: Moderate to strenuous
- Period: Apr-May and Oct – Nov
From the 8586 Meters high, Mount Khangchendzonga, the Singelila Range, slopes downwards, towards the South along the Indo-Nepal border, dipping down to an elevation of 3275 Meters, at the Chiwabhanjan pass. The ridge offers breathtaking views of Khangchendzonga and Everest 8848 M.
Starting at Utterey, 2050 m, the trek attains the Singalila ridge via Chiwabhanjan pass, 3100 m and follows the ancient trail traversed by the Yak herders between Himalayan grazing grounds, at an average elevation of 4500 Meters, to reach Gochela on the eleventh day.
This is the domain of scores of Himalayan lakes, glacial valleys, gurgling streams, cascades, chiseled snow peaks, wind- swept passes, green Yak pastures, and breathtaking views. The return route is via Tshokha to Yoksum.
Trek tour can start and end at Bagdogra, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, or Gangtok.