#60DaysOfSummer – Backpacking in Zemu Glacier

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Feel like getting away from it all, and running to the mountains? The snow-capped landscape of north Sikkim is a great place to start.

With week-long treks to the Zemu Glacier at the foot of Kanchenjunga, you won’t miss the winter at all. Walking through some of the most picturesque snow-covered terrain in the country, you’ll get to spot over 550 species of birds. And while hiking through the Khangchendzonga National Park, you might just come across musk deer, snow leopards, clouded leopards and the Himalayan tahr.

And whether it’s making sure you get to Gangtok to start your trek, or if you’re ready to head back to civilisation after your incredible experience, you can rely on us to get you a cab.

HOW TO GET THERE

Most travellers get from Kolkata to Gangtok by cab before going on this arduous trek. Reaching Gangtok a day before starting on the trek helps many trekkers and hikers acclimatise to the altitude.