The various treks on offer in Sikkim can be classified on the basis of their difficulty level, duration, grade and season. While the Dzongri-Goecha la or Khangchendzonga Trek, which we covered in the first instalment of our series on trekking in Sikkim, is the most popular trek here, there are also lesser-known and virgin treks that one can take in the state.
Monastic TrekOne of the most popular trails in Sikkim, the Monastic Trek introduces you to the various monasteries of the state which holds immense historical and spiritual significance.
Tip: No special permits are needed for this trek. Indians don’t need any permit. Foreigners can do with their Inner Line Permit or ILP. Itinerary in Brief
DAY 1: Set base in Pelling and visit Pemayangtse, Sangaloching and Rabdentse ruins (second ancient capital of Sikkim). Return to Pelling.
DAY 2: You can walk up to Khecheopalri and spend a night there in a camp.
DAY 3: You can keep the thrid day for visiting the magnificent and serene May Khangchendzonga Falls. After visiting the falls, get back to Yuksom and stay overnight.
DAY 4: Spend the day around Yuksom and explore the Norbughang coronation throne…