Sikkim: Kanchenjunga base camp trek in pictures

Sikkim: Kanchenjunga base camp trek in pictures
The northeast face of Kanchenjunga dominates the view from the Green Lake camp, Photo Credit: Sujoy Das

The ardous yet picturesque Zemu glacier trek in the now open Zemu valley in Kanchenjunga base camp, makes trekking in Sikkim an experience to remember. Text and photographs by Sujoy Das


May 14 , 2015
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The northeast face of Kanchenjunga dominates the view from the Green Lake camp
The trail from the Rest Camp to the Green Lake Camp follows a dry riverbed, fringed by slopes covered with dwarf rhododendron
Phurba, our indomitable kitchen helper, reflects on the food at the Yabuk Camp
The peak of Simvu, the famous Zemu Gap, the Kanchenjunga massif and Nepal Peak can be seen from the meadows east of Green Lake
Porters head towards the Zemu glacier from the Rest Camp with the massive wall of Simvu looming over the valley
Fallen leaves in the undergrowth
Colourful lichens and mosses
Creepers in the forest between Jaktang and Tallem
The camp at Yabuk, with nearby peaks illuminated by the rising moon
The massive river of ice that is the Zemu glacier, as seen from a high point near Green Lake
Crossing a temporary log bridge over the Lonak Chu on the way to Jakthang

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