Yambong Singalila Trek

Yambong - Singalila is an offbeat trek in West Sikkim , exploring the unknow sections of the Singalila range


  •   Dates: 19 Apr -28 Apr 2024
  •   Region: Sikkim
  •   Duration: 10 days
  •   Activity: Adventure
  •   Grade: Moderate
  •   Price: Rs.42,000 + GST
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The Yambong Singalila trek is an offbeat trek in the remote western corner of Sikkim. Commencing from the little know Yambong valley, the route climbs up to the Sikkim side of Singalila range seldom visited by trekkers.

Climbing up through verdant forests teeming with birds, one reaches up to some picturesque glacial lakes where we set camp. A little further up is the Dafe Bir view point offering grand views of the Khangchendzonga range. From this point the route passes through a variety of rhododendron forests in the constant company of Mt.Khangchendzonga.

If you want to trek away from the crowds then the Yambong Singalila trek is definitely for you.

    • • Visit some high altitude glacial lakes
      • Trek an offbeat trail in Sikkim
    • • Grand views of Khangchendzonga range
Day 1Bagdogra to Darap
Pickup from Bagdogra airport and drive to Darap, the base village for the Yambong Singalila trek. In the evening walk around this quiet and quaint village . Night halt at a homestay
6 hrs5200 ft
Day 2Trek: Sangkhola to Naya Patal
After breakfast drive for an hour to the hamlet of Sangkhola, on the banks of the Rimbi river. From here we commence the Yambong Singalila trek ascending to the village of Chongri, the highest and the last settlement in West Sikkim. Our path meanders through thick temperate forests teaming with life. On traversing through the forest a final climb would get us to the grassy meadows of Naya Patal. O/n in tents
5 hrs8179 ft
Day 3Trek: Naya Patal to Lower Yambong
Our ascent continues with the gradient becoming steeper. Our climb alternates between conifer forests and exposed boulders, with the views becoming more fantabulous. The forest areas towards the end are prime habitat for the Monal pheasant, with good chances of sighting one. A large open field marks our campsite for the night. O/n in tents
7 hrs12116 ft
Day 4Trek: Lower Yambong to Lam Pokhari
We now cross over the tree line to continue with our short and gentle climb. The landscape drastically alters with juniper shrubs and pretty wild flowers. We set camp on the banks of the serenely beautiful Lam Pokhari lake. O/n in tents
3 hrs14189 ft
Day 5Trek: Lam Pokhari to Pare Meghu
Wake up before sunrise to climb up to Daphe Bhir, the view point from where you admire the first rays of the sun bathe Mt.Khangchendzonga in its golden light.

Post breakfast take the route due West , which connects you to the Singalila ridge. Throughout the day you descend and climb, maintaining a steady height, spiraling from one side of the Singalila ridge to another. The initial descent through the woods brings one to pastures where you may find Blue Sheep. Beyond, the trail winds its way steadily through rhododendron thickets. O/n in tents
6 hrs12824 ft
Day 6Trek: Pare Megu to Dhor
The trail continues to wind over the Singalila ridge with omnipresent views of Mt. Khangchendzonga. Verdant valleys, open meadows colored with wild flowers and imposing snow clad mountains create a most scenic backdrop for your walk. Set camp in one of the soft green meadows. O/n in tents
6 hrs12375 ft
Day 7Trek: Dhor to : Ghairi
It’s a relatively short day today as we continue our march on the Singalila ridge, enjoying the rhododendron blooms . O/n in tents
4 hrs11685 ft
Day 8
Trek: Ghairi to : Chewabhanjyang
Today is our last day on the Singalila ridge. On our way we brush past yaks and sheep being herded by their Nepalese care takers. A steep final descent gets us to our camp site in the Barsey Rhododendron sanctuary. O/n in tents
4 hrs
10446 ft
Day 9Trek: Chewabhangyang to Uttarey
The first part of your descent today is over steep stone steps, passing through rhododendron forests. On reaching Chitrey , the rhododendron forests gives way to Oaks and other temperate trees, with the gradient tapering off a bit. Cardamom fields mark your entry into Uttarey, from where you drive back to Darap.
4 hrs6512 ft
Day 10Darap to Bagdogra
After breakfast drop to Bagdogra airport
6 hrs


Cost per person(for Indian nationals): Rs.42,000  (+ 5% GST)


  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • Entire logistics for the trek , including cooks , guides and porters
  • All meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 10
  • All transfers using an Innova or Xylo

Not Included

  • Flights
  • GST
  • Rescue / medical charges in case needed due to any ailment and/or accidents
  • Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport
  • Soft drink charges, table drinks, bottled water, laundry, cigarettes, telephone expenses, and liquor charges
  • Any other item not mentioned in “Included” section above
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