Rated as the sixth most strenuous treks in Indian Himalayas the Goechala Trek is a popular trek in Sikkim Himalayas that goes upto the highest altitude of 4990m at Goechala Pass.
Sikkim Goechala Pass Trek fondly called Goecha la Trek, a 45Km route extends from the temperate lowlands of Yuksom to Alpine zones of Dzongri Thansing & Lamunee. Rated as the sixth most strenous treks in Indian Himalayas, Sikkim Goechala Pass Trek is the most popular trek in Sikkim Himalayas.
At an elevation of 4990m Goechala pass is the highest point on this Trek. Sikkim Goechala Trek is an absolute visual Treat with mesmerizing upclose views of the Kanchenjunga Range from Dzongri at an elevation of 4030m. The Yuksom to Dzongri Goecha la Pass Trek starts from Yuksom & ends in Yuksom. One can also start the trek from Pelling & end in Yuksom but this of a longner duration and involves 12 days of trekking.
Kanchenjunga National Park with an area of 1784 Sq.km, a UNESCO world Heritage site was established in the year 1977. With unexplored virgin Forests & home to a variety of Flora & Fauna this park is a global bio diversity hotspot. The National Park lying between the lowland of Yuksom & Mt.Kanchenjunga is home to Sikkim’s famous high altitude Sikkim Goecha la Trek. So when you have a trail passing through such bio diversity hotspot, you can experience the best of nature & her bounties.
Moderate to strenous camping trek from Yuksom(1760m) to Goechala Pass(4990m) deep into the Kanchenjunga Range. All camping equipments & food will be provided. Participants carry their day pack only with their personal items in them & walk at their own pace. Main baggage will be carried by ponies/porters.
|Group Departure Dates for Sikkim Goecha la Trek -2020|
|17-29 March,2020||12-24 May,2020||27 Oct-08 Nov,2020|
|31 March-12 April,2020||22 Sept-04 Oct,2020||10-22 Nov,2020|
|14 April-26 April,2020||29 Sept-11 Oct,2020||17 Nov-29 Nov,2020|
|28 April-10 May,2020||13-25 Oct,2020|
|Group Departure Dates for Sikkim Goecha la Trek -2021|
|16-28 March,2021||11-23 May,2021||26 Oct-07 Nov,2021|
|30 March-11 April,2021||21 Sept-03 Oct,2021||09-21 Nov,2021|
|13 April-25 April,2021||28 Sept-10 Oct,2021||16 Nov-28 Nov,2021|
|27 April-09 May,2021||12-24 Oct,2021|
SIKKIM GOECHALA TREK ITINERARY
Day 1 : Arrive at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border. Drive to Gangtok(1622m)-5 Hours Drive. Overnight Hotel.
Day 2 : A day in Gangtok. Drive to Rumtek Monastery 23Km away. Visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology the only one of it’s kind in Sikkim. Evening free to Explore the famous M.G. Marg of Gangtok. Overnight Hotel
Day 3 : Drive to Yuksom(1760m). Trek Road Head–5 Hours Drive. Overnight Hotel.
Day 4 : Trek Starts. Trek Yuksom to Bakhim (2828m)-11Km. Trek from Yuksom to Bakhim winds through undulating Track through the dense forests of the Kanchenjunga National Park until Prekchu. Once over the bridge than it is a steep uphill climb till the camp site in Bakhim. Overnight in Tents.
Day 5 : Trek Bakhim to Dzongri(3950m)-11.2 Km. The 8mile Trek to Dzongri is a steep uphill track till Dzongri Ridge. Overnight in Tents.
Day 6 : Rest Day at Dzongri. Trek to Dzongri Top(4030m) for Sunrise/Sunset. Side Trek to Dzongrila Pass(4100m). Overnight in Tents.
Day 7 : Trek Dzongri to Thansing(3840m)-7 Km. The Trek from Dzongri to Thansing is an easy Trek through alpine vegetation, except for the 2Km dowhill trek till the river bed at Kookrochoong. Overnight in Tents.
Day 8 : Trek Thansing to Lamunee(4164m)–3.8 Km. This is a gentle trek to Lamunee in the Thansing Valley with mountain views all the way till the Camp Site. Overnight in Tents.
Day 9 : Trek to Goechala Pass(4990m).Return Trek to Kookrochoong(3725m)-24Km. Trek to Goechala Pass is the longest with almost 24Km to cover. Trek starts early morning as we need to catch the morning light on the Kanchenjunga Range from the Goechala View point. Overnight in Tents.
Day 10: Trek Kookrochoong to Tchoka(2975m)-9.55Km. Overnight in Tents.
Day 11: Trek Tchoka to Yuksom(1760m)-12Km. Lodge.
Day 12: Drive to Kalimpong(1200m)-4-5 Hours Drive. Hotel.
Day 13: Drive to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal for Final Departure. End of the Trek-3 Hours Drive. Extension can be made to Darjeeling/Bhutan & Nepal.
Note: The above itinerary is a sample,intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Likewise, numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, physical ability of the participants, etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. Therefore, we reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participant’s safety, comfort and general well being.
Recomendation: The trek is strenous and demands good physical form. Hence, a physical fitness check-up is recomended.
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