Goecha La Trek
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  • Small Batch Size (Max 15)
  • Mountaineering Course Certified Trek Leaders, Specially Trained in Emergency Procedures & First Aid Responder
  • Local Guides Certified in First Aid Responder
  • Trek Leaders to Participants ratio of 1:8
  • Zero Accident Record
  • Learning Based Experience
  • Consistent & Transparent Saving Principles

Goecha La Trek

The southeast face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain, is viewable from the pass, which is also a base camp for those aspiring to scale the mountain. Trekking in Sikkim or the entire north east is totally different from trekking in the northern Himalayas. The people and culture are totally different .Nestled midst vibrant and colourful flora and fauna, this trek is also the way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park.


1 Region Sikkim
2 Difficulty Level Moderate
3 Maximum Elevation achieved & where Goechala (4940 mts)
4 Accommodation Tents/Guet House
5 Food Nutritious food suited for trekking / 3 meals a day
6 Trek starting point Yuksom
7 Trek End Point Yuksom
8 Distance Altitude Graph
9 What is included in the fee Meals during the trek
Forest Permits/Camping Charges , if any
2 Nights guest house stay in Yuksom on sharing basis
Tents, Sleeping bags, mats
Safety Equipment
Services of Trek guide, cook, helpers.
Porters or mules for carrying common supplies
Services of a Trek Leader
10 What is not included in the fee Meals during road Journeys
Meals during Hotel/Guest House Stay
Cost of any kind of Insurance
Any expense of personal nature
Any expense not specified in the inclusion list

Trek Fee

15400

Yuksom to Yuksom

Service Tax @ 9% is applicable on the fee.


You Can Save Upto 25% On this Trek
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Dates

30-09-2017 - 08-10-2017(Open)
07-10-2017 - 15-10-2017(Open)
14-10-2017 - 22-10-2017(Open)
21-10-2017 - 29-10-2017(Open)
28-10-2017 - 05-11-2017(Open)
04-11-2017 - 12-11-2017(Open)
11-11-2017 - 19-11-2017(Open)
18-11-2017 - 26-11-2017(Open)
25-11-2017 - 03-12-2017(Open)
02-12-2017 - 10-12-2017(Open)
09-12-2017 - 17-12-2017(Open)
16-12-2017 - 24-12-2017(Open)
23-12-2017 - 31-12-2017(Open)

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day (Base camp Yuksom)

On this day you have to report in Yuksom. Stay will be in Yuksom.Click for Travel Options for Yuksom

Day 2: Yuksom to Sachen ( 4-5 hours )

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Take the trail which starts behind the forest check post in Yuksom . The trail initially skirts around the fields of Yuksom and then enter the beautiful Rathong river valley. Todays trek is through pleasant jungle with occasional glimpses of sunlight . The trail can be slippery at places. One of things to look for is fierce Tshushay Khola falls in a series of small waterfalls joining the Prek River. You can see the log huts spanning all along the way. Right below the camp site runs river Prek the sound of which is soothing. Camp overnight at Sachen.

Day 3: Sachen to Tshoka ( 4 hours )

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The trek to Tshoka is steep. We first cross the wooden bridge over prek river. The bridge is lined with Buddhist prayer flags and swings as you walk on it .After crossing the bridge we climb into the forest of oak & rhododendron The local malt Tumba is pretty popular. You will find it in cafes at Tshoka . From the monastery at Tshoka, get the fantastic views of Mt. Pandim and the entire Kanchenjunga range. The stay options in Tshoka include camps, forest hut or the forest rest house. For overnight we will be doing camping here.

Day 4: Tshoka to Dzongri

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This is the day which all Goechala trekkers look forward to . The climb is steep today . If you come here in spring the trail passes through the densest forests of blooming colourful Rhododendrons. After a few hours into the trek we reach Phedang, a large clearing with superb mountain views. Continue on the trail & reach Dzongri . It is large meadow surrounded in all direction from Snow clad peaks of Kanchenjunga range. Enjoy the experience of surrounded by Himalayn might from all directions . Don’t forget to ask for the names of peaks from your guide. Camp overnight at Dzongri.

Day 5: Dzongri to Thansing

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Wake up early before sunrise & start trek to Dzongri top. From the top you will get a 180 degree view of the peaks of the Singalila and Kanchenjunga ranges. Watch the sunrise from behind the mountains & its first rays falling on the top of peaks. Thansing can be seen from the top. The trail decends upto Kockchurang and then climbs upto Thansing. The Prekchu river flows through the trail. As you cross the river from a bridge experience the cool breeze .From the bridge Thansingh is about 2 kms. Trail goes over rocks & boulders till you reach Thansingh. Thansing is also a meadow . We will pitch our tents here. The night is going to be cold here.

Day 6: Thansing to Lamuney ( 2 hours )

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Todays trek is easy with mostly flat trail. Within 2-3 hours of starting the trek we will reach Lamuney . About half an hour from Lamuney over a steep rocky trail lies Samiti Lake. There is a good chance of spotting mountain goats and blue birds on shores of the lake. Camping is not permitted by the lake. After spending some time on the shores of this beautiful lake we head back to our camps at Lamuney .

Day 7: Lamuney to Goecha La to Thansing (10-11 hours)

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Today is the most challenging day as we trek upto Goechala & return to our camps on the same day . But we have the advantage of leaving some of heavy stuff from our rucksack at the Thansingh camps & trek with lighter load. The distance is long & steep so we start way before sunrise. Continue on the trail till you reach Goecha La. The view from Goecha La is breathtaking with Mt. Pandim and Kanchenjunga standing right in front of you. Spend some time here and then descent to Thansing. Reach Thansing by evening.

Day 8: Thansing to Tshoka (6-7 hours)

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The trail is through forest and the gradient is mostly flat, with small ascends and descends. Be careful while on descending trails & trek slow. Rhododendron trees line your way all along and the Prekchu river flows below. Camp overnight at Tshoka.

Day 9: Tshoka to Yuksom. Stay in Yuksom.

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Retrace the same path from Tshoka to Yuksom. Its an easy trek. Take a quick halt at Sachen. From Sachen the trail goes up and down with mosty downhill. The last section has a few ascents before you reach Yuksom. This is the last day of trek.Stay overnight at Yuksom.The trip ends here. You can plan for your return on the next day. Click for Travel Options from Yuksom


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