|This trek is famous for close up views of so many mountains in Rathong Valley like Mt. Kabru, Frey Peak Rathong, Kabru South, B.C. Roy, Kabru Fork 1,2,3 and Palung etc.
It is situated in West Sikkim at an altitude of 14600 ft. As it’s name suggest that it is Base Camp of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling. Which is famous throughout india for providing courses in Mountaineering, since it was one of the oldest and highly reputed mountaineering institute of india.
All trekker are not allowed to pitch tent within Base camp. So, All trekker pitch tents in Gatte just below the HMI Base camp. From here one can visit HMI Base camp very easily and can have trek to Rathong Glacier as well as to Two sacred lake like ‘Dudh Pokhari’ and ‘Baley Pokhari’.