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Trekking in Sikkim is a fabulous experience as it leads from lush tropical forests to the lap of the Himalayas. The trek offers verdant forests, yak-herders summer settlement on high meadows, rhododendron-covered hillsides, high passes, jagged peaks, and a magnificent mountain view. Feel the weariness of the day's trek slip away as you fall asleep under the Sikkimese night sky.

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Make a little detour en-rout chancing a butterfly, or you may chance upon shy Musk Deer on one of your treks, or wave out to the exotic Red Panda perched among the treetops.

One of the unique features of the Sikkim's Himalayas is the splendour of numerous mountain Lakes, flowers in riot of colours beyond 10000 ft- a feast to the eye of the trekker. Tranquility all the way!

Special care is taken when you trek with us. Our cooks are trained in Modern cooking hygiene. We provide top-of -the-line equipments. The people who will accompany you on the trek are trained to handle individual requirements as well as unexpected. When you trek with us you are in good hands as it is our land and we know it best. 

What is trekking?

Trekking generally involve walking along the well defined trails of approximately 6 to 7 hours a day or so. There will rarely be flat trails, as most of the trails go upward or downwards. Trekking does not involve any technical climbing and as such be enjoyed by any fit individuals, i.e., especially if they prepare themselves physically before the trip. Porters carry all the equipments, foodstuffs and personal baggages (Except your cameras, water bottle and parcel). They are also helped by pack ponies and yaks occasionally. English speaking Sherpa guides keep an eye on the fast and slow walkers and with the individual they can travel or trek as one pleases. 

Marcopolo is one of the reputed trekking agent who promotes responsible eco friendly trekking with professional guides and cook. All our trips are professionally organized and guided by experienced group leaders, most essential at higher altitudes with our own equipments and gears which guarantees extra comfort and safety at high altitude. 

Equipment List
 
Equipment Recommended to be taken on Trekking-
  • Hat sun, Hat cold
  • Head torch/torch, spare batteries/bulbs, light stick
  • Neckerchief, sunglasses, sun block lip balm.
  • Thermal vest
  • Fleece/buffalo
  • Down jacket
  • Gortex jacket/trousers
  • Windproof smock
  • T-shirts
  • Gloves
  • A complete set of clothes to keep for changing into during evening (keep dry)
  • Basecamp shoes/trainers
  • Trek Trousers / salopettes
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Boots / gaiters, spare laces, waterproof cream
  • Trainers
  • Sleeping bag / liner
  • Sleep mat
  • Penknife
  • Camel pack! drinks system
  • Leki  walking  pole
  • Games (cards - pigs)
  • Waterproofliner (rucksack)
  • Water proof cover (rucksack)
  • Exped Rucksack
  • Day sac
  • Compass
  • Gps/altimeter
  • Sewing kit

 
             
  Overview of Sikkim       Tours  
  Social Indicators       Treks  
  Places of Interest       Resorts  
  Gangtok       North Sikkim  
  Dances & Festivals       Village Tour  
  People of Sikkim       Mountain Biking  
  Flora & Fauna       Jeep Safari  
          Specilised Tour  

I T I N E R A R I E S


Who goes trekking?

Everyone who is fit enough to but generally those with an interest in the out doors and camping. Travel in remote areas can be uncertain, but with those with personal flexibility, a start for adventure and sense of humour will enjoy an experience never to leave them in memory.

 

Labha Rhododendron Trek Green Lake Trek Guicha La Trek Sandkphu Trek

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PERSONAL FIRST-AID KIT
  • Insect repellent (Repel 100 or Jungle Formula)

  • Antiseptic cream (Bruladine)

  • Sun cream and lip salve

  • Throat lozenges

  • Deep Heat or Tiger Balm

  • Anti diarrhoearal (Diacalm or Immodium)

  • Anti protozoan (Flagyl or Tineba - for treating giardiasis)

  • Antibiotics (choose broad-spectrum antibiotics for treating a vari-

  • ety of infections - carry a course of each)

  • Mild analgesics (Aspirin/Paracetamol for headaches, etc - NOT

  • Codein-based painkillers, as these suppress the breathing function

  • and are not advisable at altitude)

  • Strong analgesics (Co-Proxamol/Ponstan/Temgesic - use with

  • ca re)

  • Anti-inflammatories (Nurofen or diclofenac sodium - stomach irri-tant) I

 
  • Eye drops (Optrex or Murine)

  • Plasters and moleskin/blister kit (Com pede is recommended)

  • Bandages and safety pins

  • Re-hydrant salts (ORS - carry several sachets)

  • Dextrose/ glucose tablets

  • Multi-vitamin tablets

  • Iodine-based water purification tablets or a small bottle of tinc-

  • ture of iodine with a dropper (chlorine-based water purifiers are

  • not suitable)

  • Povidone iodine (for cleaning wounds)

  • Zinc oxide tape

  • Crepe bandages and safety pins

  • Butterfly (paper) sutures or Steri-Strips

  • Cotton wool/swabs

  • Melolin dressings

  • Clinical thermometer

  • Scissors

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MARCOPOLO WORLD TRAVELS, Palzor Stadium Road, Opp. SNT Bus Terminus, Gangtok -737101, Sikkim, India.
Phone : 91-3592-204116/ 229407/ 221723 ; Fax : 91 - 3592 - 205078 ; Email : sikkiminfo@yahoo.com