Goechala Trek
Yuksom, Sikkim, India
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Thu, 02 Apr, 2020
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Fri, 10 Apr, 2020
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Sat, 18 Apr, 2020
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2020
Thu, 02 Apr, 2020
18
Fri, 10 Apr, 2020
18
Sat, 18 Apr, 2020
18
Fri, 01 May, 2020
18
Sat, 09 May, 2020
18
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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on this exciting trek where you'll not only get to trek to the high altitude pass of Goechala, but you'll also be treated to the elusive peak of Kanchenjunga, world's third highest peak. On your way to the Goechala, you'll also cross Dzongri and Kanchenjunga National Park. Since you'll be trekking through a gorgeous landscape consisting of sub-tropical as well as alpine forests and lush meadows, with an epic backdrop of soaring peaks, you'll get to explore Sikkim like never before. However, it should be noted that this is not an easy trek as it requires long hours of trekking, making it unsuitable for beginner trekkers.

    Destination

    Sikkim is one of the most untouched and pristine regions of India, housing spectacular natural beauty and climate ranging from subtropical to high alpine. Sikkim is also home to vast lakes, hot springs, tall mountains, and passes that cut through the said mountains. Goechala is one such high altitude pass that sits at an altitude of 16000 feet. It is located in the Kanchenjunga National Park, near Indo-Nepal border.

    Destination highlights

    • Trek to the high altitude pass of Goechala and catch a glimpse of Kanchenjunga Peak.
    • Trek through the Kanchenjunga National Park and explore the pristine natural beauty of Sikkim.
    • Trek through quaint villages and hamlets of Sikkim.
    • Trek through lush forests and sprawling meadows to reach the top of Goechala.

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Goechala.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Cancellation policy

    For cancellation made 15 days before the departure of Goechala trek: Full refund (excluding 15% service charges).

    NO REFUND will be provided if cancellation is made within 8-15 days of the departure of Goechala trek, however, you can postpone the trek to some other departure date or you can book some another trek of this operator only.

    NO REFUND if cancellation is made within 7 days of the departure of Goechala trek

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Goechala to ensure maximum safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trek to Goechala.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    There is no pick-up for this Goechala trek.
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    Drop off point
    There is no drop-off for this Goechala trek.
    Mode of transport
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    Start point
    Yuksom
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    End point
    Yuksom
    Time of departure
    06:00 PM
    Time of return
    10:00 AM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    50 hrs
    Total distance covered
    90 kms
    Start point elevation
    5839 feet
    Maximum elevation
    15100 feet
    Minimum elevation
    5839 feet
    Average per day distance
    10 kms
  • Day 1 of the Goechala Trek: Arrive at Yuksom

    Arrive at Yuksom before 18:00 hrs, and spend the rest of the day exploring the village. You can also visit the helipad which gives a gorgeous view of the Yuksom, or you can visit the Kangchandzonga National Park. Overnight in tents at Yuksom.

    Day 2 of the Goechala Trek: Yuksom to Tshoka

    Today, you'll trek to Tshoka from Yuksom. It is a gorgeous trek that takes you through dense forests and lush greenery. You'll be treated to gorgeous views of snow-capped mountains on the trek. You'll reach Tshoka by evening. Overnight in tents at Tshoka.

    Day 3 of the Goechala Trek: Tshoka to Dzongri

    Today, you'll trek to Dzongri. On the way, you'll cross Prek Chu river and trek through aromatic viburnum plantations. You can even halt at Bakhim to do some shopping. You will also catch glimpse of Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabur north and south, and Mt. Kumbhakarna, along with various other peaks. You'll reach Dzongri by evening. Overnight in tents at Dzongri.

    Day 4 of the Goechala Trek: Acclimatisation Day

    Today is an acclimatization day at Dzongri. Since you won't be trekking today, you can either chill out with your fellow travellers or depart to explore the surrounding region. You can even visit the tiny lake located close to Dzongri. Overnight in tents at Dzongri.

    Day 5 of the Goechala Trek: Dzongri to Thansing

    Today, you'll trek to Thansing. This 8 km trail primarily consists of trekking through lush meadows and rhododendron plantations. Upon reaching Thansing, you'll get to explore its lush meadows after which you'll set up camp at one of them. Overnight in tents at Thansing.

    Day 6 of the Goechala Trek: Thansing to Lamuney

    Today you'll trek to Lamuney, which is the biggest plane surface that you will encounter on this trek. It is also the easiest trek of the trip since the trail consists of uphill patches alternating with easy descends across vast pastures. You'll reach Lamuney by noon, and you can spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in tents at Lamuney.

    Day 7 of the Goechala Trek: Lamuney to Thansing via Goechala

    Today, you'll finally trek to Goechala. You'll begin your trek early and begin your ascent to Goechala. Today's trail is moderately difficult, and as you trek higher you'll be treated to the gorgeous Himalayan landscape and its snow-covered peaks. From the pass, you'll also catch a glimpse of the world's third-highest mountain: Kanchanjunga. You'll then begin your return trek to Lamuney and then trek to Thansing from there. Overnight in tents at Thansing.

    Day 8 of the Goechala Trek: Thangsing to Tshoka

    Today, you'll trek to Tshoka from Thangsing and your route will take you through Dzongri Plateau. The trail passes through the deciduous forests of Phedang. Although you'll trek long distance, it is mostly descent and the trail is not as challenging. Overnight in tents at Tshoka.

    Day 9 of the Goechala Trek: Tshoka to Yuksom

    Today is the last trekking day of the trip as you make your way to Yuksom. It is a long day of downhill trekking which will take you across scenic hillocks with small hamlets. You'll arrive at Yuksom by evening. Overnight in tents at Yuksom.

    Day 10 of the Goechala Trek: Depart from Yuksom

    Today, you'll wake up and have breakfast, after which you'll bid farewell to your fellow trekkers. You'll then depart for your next adventure. Your trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Yuksom
    End point
    Yuksom
    Day start time
    06:00 PM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Yuksom
    End point
    Tshoka
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dzongri
    End point
    Dzongri
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    9 kms
    Trekking time
    8 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dzongri
    End point
    Dzongri
    Day start time
    06:00 AM

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dzongri
    End point
    Thansing
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    8 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thansing
    End point
    Lamuney
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lamuney
    End point
    Lamuney
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    18 kms
    Trekking time
    13 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thansing
    End point
    Tshoka
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    16 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tshoka
    End point
    Yuksom
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    15 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Yuksom
    End point
    Yuksom
    Day start time
    06:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis along with in-tent amenities like sleeping bags, mattresses and blankets
    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 10
    • Lunch from Day 2 to Day 9
    • Dinner from Day 1 to Day 9
    • Permits and entry fees, as required
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Any kind of transport from your home city to Yuksom
    • Porter charges for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 4200 per person)
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Any kind of personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, tips, etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, landslides, roadblocks, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Quick dry apparels
    • Trekking pants/shorts
    • Thermal inners
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • All the required camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags, mattresses and blankets
    • Any technical or safety equipment required for the trek, if any
    • First aid kit
      You need to get
    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Walking pole
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Sleeping bags
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Personal first aid kit including all the essential medicines
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of the Goechala Trek: Arrive at Yuksom

    Overnight in tents at Yuksom.

    You have to report to Yuksom before 18:00 hrs. Today's meal package includes only dinner which will be served at the campsite. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you for the night.

    Day 2 of the Goechala Trek: Yuksom to Tshoka

    Overnight in tents at Tshoka.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you for the night.

    Day 3 of the Goechala Trek: Tshoka to Dzongri

    Overnight in tents at Dzongri.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you for the night.

    Day 4 of the Goechala Trek: Acclimatisation Day

    Overnight in tents at Dzongri.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you for the night.

    Day 5 of the Goechala Trek: Dzongri to Thansing

    Overnight in tents at Thansing.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you for the night.

    Day 6 of the Goechala Trek: Thansing to Lamuney

    Overnight in tents at Lamunay.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you for the night.

    Day 7 of the Goechala Trek: Lamuney to Thansing via Goechala

    Overnight in tents at Thansing.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you for the night.

    Day 8 of the Goechala Trek: Thangsing to Tshoka

    Overnight in tents at Tshoka.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you for the night.

    Day 9 of the Goechala Trek: Tshoka to Yuksom

    Overnight in tents at Yuksom.

    Today's meal package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you for the night.

    Day 10 of the Goechala Trek: Depart from Yuksom

    Your trip ends before nightfall.

    Today's meal package only includes breakfast, after which you'll depart for your home city. Your trip ends here.

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