Goechala, the only trekking trail in India which can bring you to a touching distance of one of the fourteen eight thousanders, Mt. KhangchennDzonga, the third highest peak in the world. Difficult, but spellbounding trail takes the traveler to the core heart of adventure in the Sikkim Himalayas. One could feel the achievement and emotional attachment with the mountains, the Himalayas, on reaching the View Point 1. The mighty Gigantic third highest peak of the World, KhangchenDzonga stands with pride at a stone throwing distance with Pandim and several other peaks. The trail starts from Yuksom, a town in West Sikkim and goes as, Tshoka (2,960m) via Sachen and Bakhim, Thansing (3,960m), Phedang, Dzongri(4020m), Lamuney and then finally to the Goechala View Point 1. The early morning sunrise view over Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Talung (7,349m), Rathong (6,689), Kabru N (7,353m), Kabru S (7,318m), Simvo (6,812), Pandim (6,691m), is a lifetime memory, an achievement as well, which one could relish throughout the lifetime. A must do trek in the Sikkim Himalayas, is a bundle of big summits, making it an absolute adventure to embark on. The trail link with the famous Kanchenjunga National Park, where one can witness the true nature, enough to revitalize your senses. To watch the mountains clearly, April and May are the ideal months. Since the sky is completely clear during this time and the sunset-sunrise views can be captured. There are massive temperature drop in the night, so one should be aware of the accessories and gears. After April May, September to mid November is the another best time to acces the Goechala Trail. It is a dream and desire for hundreds of adventure lovers. Bounded by the mesmerizing flora and fauna, which are so vibrant and colorful to cheer up one's mood.
Reporting at NJP/Bagdogra/Siliguri then drive to Yuksom, through Namchi, Pelling. Briefing and registration to be Completed by everyone. Overnight stay at Homestay.
After early morning Breakfast trek to Sachen(8km). Trail runs through dense forests comprising of pine and oak trees, cross the Prek Chu River continue hiking uphill till you reach Sachen. Overnight stay in camps.
After breakfast trek from Sachen to Tshoka(7km) via Bakhim. The trail is through magnolia and rhododendron trees. Visit the beautiful but small Tshoka village, catch a breath-taking view of Mt Pandim, Aralunchong, Lamba-Lamini and spend the night in a local wooden hut in Tshoka. Overnight stay at Camp/hut.
After breakfast trek from Tshoka to Dzongri(12kms). It takes around 5 hours, through dense forests consisting of rhododendrons as well as 400 different flowering species. Upon reaching Phedang, take a short break and get enough time to enjoy the scenic beauty around. Continue the trek, reach Dzongri by late afternoon. Overnight stay in the huts/Camp.
Wake up early in the morning to hike to Dzongri Top, watch the sunrise over Khangchendzonga, Kabru, Pandim, Rathong and other peaks belonging to the Khangchendzonga range. After breakfast, hike to Laxmi Pokhari and witness the magical beauty of the region. Return to Dzongri. Overnight stay in Dzongri in camp/hut.
After breakfast trek to Lamuney(14kms), get prepared for another scenic uphill trek, since this will be the most important day of the trek crossing 4,000m. From Lamuney, can have mesmerizing views of the Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo, and Pandim peaks.
Overnight stay in a Camp.
Wake up early morning to hike to the Goechala View point 1(2kms), climbing uphill through the moraines, you will then be descending to Samiti Lake and then cross the Zemathang Valley. From here, you will once again start ascending over a moraine and after trekking for around 1 hour, will reach to the Goecha La Pass view point 1. This magnificent pass, behold the magical views of the Kanchenjunga and Pandim, Rathong, Kabru South -North, Kabru Dome, Talung and other distant peaks. Return to Lamuney, after breakfast trek to Kokchurang(16kms). Overnight stay at camp.
After breakfast start trekking back to Tshoka(18kms), via Dzongri to avoid the long climb. The trail passes through Prek Chu and the deciduous forests of Phedang. Overnight stay camps.
After breakfast start trekking back to Yuksom(15kms), via Bakhim. Overnight stay homestay in Yuksom.
Drive to NJP, we will leave you in NJP railway station/Siliguri Railway Station/Tenzing Norgay bus Terminus. Our Journey ends here, leave only footprints, take only sweet Himalayan Memories.
Cost of transportation NJP to NJP
Cost of accommodation in Huts/Hotels/Homestays.(Two nights in Yuksom)
Cost of Fooding while on trek (Morning and evening Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- meals will be provided. Breakfast-Roti, Sabji/Maggi, etc., Lunch/Dinner-Rice/Roti, Sabji, Dal, Achar, etc.).(Day 1:- Dinner to Day 9:- Dinner)
Cost of Permit fees.
Guide, Cook, Support staff,
Equipments:- Tent(on sharing basis), mattress, sleeping bag, Utensils etc.
Medical and first aid kit
"What not included"
Cost of Personal expenses
Cost of Insurance
Cost of extra stays
Cost of emergency due to bad weather conditions.
Cost of personal porter.Meals during transit i.e. meals while on road or travelling will not be provided.
No meals will be provided in Last day (Day 10)
Cost of personal porter to carry his/her backpack.
To book your trek, you need to pay 30% of the trek fees as advance. Rest 70% to be paid in cash when you reach the basecamp, to be collected by the team leader.
One can pay the amount online(Net Banking, GPay, UPI ID).
Details to be shared on request.
30 days before the trek date, full refund of the paid amount
15 days before the trek date, 50% refund of the paid amount.
Cancellation less than 15days to the start date of the trek, no refund possible
In case Himalayan Passion cancels the trek or trip, full refund will be paid.
One has option to send another person on their behalf.
One has option to adjust the paid amount on any other trek, if a person cannot join the trek he/she paid for.
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