Goecha La Trek

10 Days & 9 Nights

Starts at INR 14000 Per Person

INR 17500(20% OFF)

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Overview

Destination:

 Sikkim

Trip:

Goecha La Trek

Duration:

10 Days / 9 Nights

Group Size:

 1 to 10

Grade:

Moderate

Trip type:

Daily Departures

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Reporting Place:

 NJP

Start Point:

 NJP

End Point:

 NJP

Best For:

Solo Travelers, Couples, Group of Friends & Families

Best Season:


Short Itinerary

DAY 1:

Drive from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom (5,670ft) (7 Hours) Himalayan Views, Teesta River

DAY 2:

Trek from Yuksom to Sachen (7,150ft) 5 Hours Trek, Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge, Lush Forest, Orchids, Monkeys

DAY 3:

Trek from Sachen to Tshokha (9,700ft) (via Bhakim/8,600ft) 4-6 Hour Trek, Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations

DAY 4:

Trek from Tshoka (9,650 ft) – Dzongri (12,980 ft) via Phedang (12,050 ft) (5-6 hrs) 4 Hours Trek, Rhododendron Forests

DAY 5:

Trek from Dzongri (12,980 ft) – Dzongri Top (13,675 ft) (1 hr) and back to Dzongri and then to Thansing (12,930 ft) via Kokchurang (12,100 ft) (5-6 hrs) 3 Hours Trek, Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo & Pandim Peaks

DAY 6:

Trek from Thansing (12,930 ft) – Lamuney (13,700 ft) (2 hrs) Leisure Day, Short Excursion

DAY 7:

Trek from Lamuney (13,700 ft) – Goechala (16,207 ft) and back to Kokchurang (12,100 ft) (10-12 hrs) Samiti Lake, Zemathang Plateau, Goecha La Pass

DAY 8:

Trek from Kokchurang (12,100 ft) – Tshoka (9,650 ft) via Phedang (12,050 ft) (6-7 hrs) 7-8 Hours Trek, Kanchenjunga Peak, Dzongri Plateau

DAY 9:

Trek from Tshoka (9,650 ft) – Yuksom (5,800 ft) via Bakhim (8,600 ft) and Sachen (7,200 ft) (6 hrs) 5-6 Hours Trek, Prek Chu River, Trekking Ends Here

DAY 10:

Departure from Yuksom


Detailed Itinerary

Sikkim, in northeast India, hides within itself lands of heavenly beauty and divine experiences. Since the state opened itself to tourism, trekking became a preferred activity to explore its scenic beauty. Travellers coming here on a vacation trip should definitely think about going on the Goecha La trek to admire this hidden jewel of India.

  • DAY 1

    Drive from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom (5,670ft) (7 Hours) Himalayan Views, Teesta River

    Begin with the enthrallment of this wonderful trek by catching the remarkable views of the Himalayas while driving from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom. The drive will take you along the gushing Teesta River and continuing uphill, you will be crossing a bridge in Legship to reach Yuksom. Arriving in the town, check-in into a hotel and retire for the day.

  • DAY 2

    Trek from Yuksom to Sachen (7,150ft) 5 Hours Trek, Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge, Lush Forest, Orchids, Monkeys

    Today will be first day of this remarkable trek! Waking up in the morning, start ascending uphill and follow the gorges of the Rathong River. Trekking through the lush thickets of magnolia, rhododendron and ferns, proceed towards the Paha Khola Bridge. On the way, relish a packed lunch and keep yourself energised for the rest of the trek; be prepared to spot exotic orchids, colourful flowers and monkeys along the hike! Arriving in Sachen, settle down into the campsite and call it a day.

  • DAY 3

    Trek from Sachen to Tshokha (9,700ft) (via Bhakim/8,600ft) 4-6 Hour Trek, Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations

    The trek for the day will take you through the aromatic viburnum plantations, after which you will be crossing the Prek Chu River and hike uphill for around 2-3 hours to reach Bakhim. Hereafter, trekking upwards, you will finally reach Tshoka, the Tibetan refugee settlement; overnight stay will be in a camp.

  • DAY 4

    Trek from Tshoka (9,650 ft) – Dzongri (12,980 ft) via Phedang (12,050 ft) (5-6 hrs) 4 Hours Trek, Rhododendron Forests
    While on today’s trek, you will be making your way uphill and through scenic forests of rhododendrons; you can expect well-laid trails on the way. Moving from here, a short trek will finally take you to Dzongri, where you will spend an overnight stay in camps.

  • DAY 5

    Trek from Dzongri (12,980 ft) – Dzongri Top (13,675 ft) (1 hr) and back to Dzongri and then to Thansing (12,930 ft) via Kokchurang (12,100 ft) (5-6 hrs) 3 Hours Trek, Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo & Pandim Peaks
    Post breakfast in the Phedang campsite, get prepared for another scenic uphill trek, and with this trek, you will be crossing 4,000m in the Himalayas! With this remarkable feat, enjoy your packed lunch and relax around the scenic vistas to get acclimatised to the higher altitudes. A further climb after relaxation will finally take you to the Thansing overnight campsite area, from where you can have mesmerising views of the Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo and Pandim peaks.

  • DAY 6

    Trek from Thansing (12,930 ft) – Lamuney (13,700 ft) (2 hrs) Leisure Day, Short Excursion
    Waking up in the morning, you can either spend the day relaxing in the camp or just take up a short exploration quest around the camp. The day is much required as you must get acclimatised to the higher altitudes before gaining further height; overnight stay in camps.

  • DAY 7

    Trek from Lamuney (13,700 ft) – Goechala (16,207 ft) and back to Kokchurang (12,100 ft) (10-12 hrs) Samiti Lake, Zemathang Plateau, Goecha La Pass
    Start the day early in order to avoid the harsh climatic conditions that might hinder your course in the latter part of the day. Climbing uphill through the moraines, you will then be descending to the Samiti Lake and then cross the Zemathang Plateau. From here, you will once again start ascending over a moraine and after trekking for around 1 hour, will reach the Goecha La Pass. Arriving at this magnificent pass, behold the magical views of the Kanchenjunga and other distant peaks before you start moving back towards kokchurang for an overnight stay camp.

  • DAY 8

    Trek from Kokchurang (12,100 ft) – Tshoka (9,650 ft) via Phedang (12,050 ft) (6-7 hrs) 7-8 Hours Trek, Kanchenjunga Peak, Dzongri Plateau
    Waking up early in the morning, enjoy the enchanting views of the Kanchenjunga Peak from a nearby ridge and start trekking back towards Tshoka. Today, you will be taking a route through the Dzongri Plateau in order to avoid the long climb. The trail passes through Prek Chu and the deciduous forests of Phedang. Arriving in Tshoka, settle down in the overnight stay camps.

  • DAY 9

    Trek from Tshoka (9,650 ft) – Yuksom (5,800 ft) via Bakhim (8,600 ft) and Sachen (7,200 ft) (6 hrs) 5-6 Hours Trek, Prek Chu River, Trekking Ends Here
    Today, descending through the Prek Chu River, you will be arriving in Yuksom, the last leg of this astounding tour. Arriving in the vicinity, check-in into a local hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

  • DAY 10

    Departure from Yuksom
    Tour Ends Here After having breakfast in the hotel, prepare your bags and check-out from the hotel. With this, the amazing Goecha La trek will come to an end.



Things to Know

Inclusions:
  • 02 Nights Guest House / Home stay accommodation in Yuksom on Triple/Quad/Dorm Sharing basis.
  • 07 Nights Tented accommodation while on trek on triple sharing basis.
  • All Veg Meals from Lunch on Day 2nd to Lunch on Day 9th.
  • All fees and permit for Indians.
  • Morning, evening tea/coffee served with light snacks while on the trek.
  • Trek equipment like Sleeping bag, carrying mat, tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, dinning tent
  • Basic First Aid Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder and Oxi Meter
  • Qualified and experienced Trek Leader, Guide and support staff.
Exclusions:
  1. Transportation from NJP - Yuksom - NJP.

  2. Any fees and permits for Non Indians.

  3. KNP Fees.

  4. Meals during transit or in Yuksom.

  5. Any expenses of personal nature.

  6. Cost incurred due to natural reasons.

  7. Anything which is not a part of our inclusions.

  8. Cost escalation due to change in itinenary Natural reason of unforeseen condition like Landslides , Road Blockage Bad Weather,Social or Politcal Urest, Strikes, sudden shut down of any govt office etc.

  9. GST@ 5%


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Refund and Cancellation

  1. We would love to host you, but in case you are unable to travel as planned and need to cancel your booking, do not worry. Our simple cancellation process makes sure you receive a quick confirmation and fast refunds.
  2. Cancellation made before 30 Days – 70% Refund
  3. Cancellation made within 30 to 15 Days – 50% Refund
  4. Cancellation made after within 15 Days – No Refund
  5. Rescheduling dates within the same trek – 20% of trek charges subject to availability
  6. The applicable refund amount will be credited to you within 30 days after trek completion date

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