8 Hidden Treks in North-East India That Real Travellers Need To Explore

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The North-East of India is undoubtedly the most ignored and undiscovered part of the entire nation. Along with mystical lakes, untouched forests and undiscovered trails, there are many trekking routes that are still far from the gaze of mainstream tourists.

These are my favourites!

Day 1

1. Gorkhey to Phalut Trek

Route: Siliguri- Ribdhi/Boreng- Gorkhey ( 1hr)- Samanden- Phalut- Molle-Sandakphu ( 12 km trek )- Singalila National Park Forest- Rimbik ( 15 km trek )- Siliguri.

Photo of Phalut, Singalila Forest, 734201 by Sreshti Verma

Duration: 7 days

Difficulty: Moderate

2. Goechala Trek

Route: Yuksom- Phamrong- Dubdi monastery- Bakhim or Tshokha ( 16 km, 6-7 Hours ) via Sachen- Bakhim- Dzongri ( 11 km, 5-6 hours )- Thangsing ( 10 km, 5 hours )- Lamoni ( 6 km, 3 hours )- Goechala Pass ( 4940 Mtr.)- Samiti lake- Tshokha

Photo of Goecha La, Sikkim 737113 by Sreshti Verma

Duration: 6 days

Difficulty: Moderate+

3. Mainam la Trek

Route: Ravangla- Mainam peak at 10,600 ft- Borong Via Bhaledunga- Ravangla

Photo of Ravangla, Sikkim 737139, India by Sreshti Verma

Duration: 2 days

Difficulty: Easy+

4. Phoktey Dara Trek

Route: Uttarey- Chewabhanjyang Pass( 10 km, 6 hr)- Singalila top ( 3660 mtr.)- Kalizar- Phoktey dara- Kalizar to Uttarey Via Achalley

Photo of Singalila Forest, West Bengal, India by Sreshti Verma

Duration: 2 days

Difficulty: Easy+

5. Rechala Trek

Route: Pitamchen- Mulkharka villag- Mulkharka Lake- Neora valley forest via Fusrey- Rachela- Jorpokhri- Alubari camp- Neora River- Lava or Choudapheri- Siliguri

Photo of Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India by Sreshti Verma

Duration: 4 days

Difficulty: Moderate

6. Sandakphu Trek

Route: Jaubhari- Tumling- Kalipokhri- Sandakphu- Sabargram- Gorkhey via Phalut- Sepi via Ramam

Photo of Sandakhphu, West Bengal 734201, India by Sreshti Verma

Duration: 6 days

Difficulty: Moderate+

7. Uttarey to Dzongri Singalila Trek

Route: Siliguri- Uttarey- Chiwa Bhanjyang Trek- Dhor - 3800 mtr- Sikkimey Meghu - 3940 mtr- Lampokhari- Garakhat- Gomathang - 3940 mtr- Pangding - Dzongri - Tshoka- Yoksum- NJP / Bagdogra

Photo of West Sikkim, Sikkim 737113, India by Sreshti Verma

Duration: 11 days

Difficulty: Hard

8. Versey Phalut Trek

Route: Hilley- Versey- Deolingalidhap- Thulodhap- Singalila pass- Thorebhulebhanjan- Phalut- Sirikhola- Rimbik.

Photo of Singalila Forest, West Bengal, India by Sreshti Verma

Duration: 6 days

Difficulty: Moderate

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