Sikkim Goechala Trek

Sikkim Goechala Trek

Sikkim Goechala Trek

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Therefore, when you book your trip with us, you contribute to the local economy directly. This in turn helps the local economy grow & at the same time help a number of households maintain a healthy lifestyle

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Goechala Trek – All you need to know about this spectacular Trek in Sikkim

Kanchenjunga from Dzongri Ridge

Goechala Trek a challenging trek for the adventurist spirit, a high altitude and an adreline pumping popular hike in Sikkim. From the low lands of Yuksom to the high ridges of Dzongri and to Goechala pass at the foot of the mighty Kanchenjunga, Goechala Trek is a satiating trek for the wanderlust soul. Eight days and 80Km long Goechala Pass Trek that  strikes a perfect balance between nature and endurance, is a trek in Sikkim spectacular beyond words.  Savor the charms of the mighty Kanchenjunga Range as you plunge your self into the glorious Goechala Trek.

Goechala Pass Trek
Thansing Valley with Mt. Pandim

Sikkim is amongst the most scenic and a popular Himalayan destination for adventurist looking to do some trekking in India. The treks that Sikkim offers are world  renowned, where Goechala Trek is the star attraction. Because of the views and the experience that you get along the way, Goechala Trek is one glorious trek to take.

Promise of the glorious Himalayas

Goechala Pass Trek
Dzongri

Sikkim’s old charm is arresting, known for it’s Himalayan views Goechala Pass is a beautiful destination for the adventurous. Experience the beauty of Kanchenjunga and it’s Range on this Goechala Trek, an amazing trek full of amazing views on offer. The Goechala Pass Trek at above 4000m is a natural wonderland. To get up close and personal with the mighty Kanchenjunga you will have to embark on the Goechala Pass Trek in Sikkim. A place that will mesmerize you.

Dzongri View Point and Goechala Pass – the two surreal view points

Dzongri and Goechala Pass, the two surreal view points on the Goechala Pass Trek at above 4000m is an unbelievable beauty with some of the best views that you can hope for on the Goechala Pass Trek. On a clear day you get to see some of the peaks more than 7000m tall in a semi circular motion, starting with Kokthang, Rathong, Kabru, Pandim and Mount Kanchenjunga. No wonder a trek to Gochala Pass and Dzongri are the most popular treks in Sikkim.

Goechala Trek
Goechala Pass – 4990m

How hard is the Goechala Trek ?

Goechala Pass Trek is a moderate to strenuous camping trek in Sikkim and one needs to prepare well for this trek. A months training is essential before embarking on this trek. Once on the trail it is essential that one approach Dzongri gently. For this reason it is advisable to take a night stay at Sachen before trekking to Goechala pass to get better acclimatized.

An Endurance Trek

It is important to note for hikers planning to tackle the Goechala Trek that with 80 odd Kilometer of ups and downs in the Himalayas, hiking this epic trail is equivalent to scaling Mount Kanchenjunga couple of times.

For seasoned trekkers one could try the Uttray Dzongri Yuksom Loop also known as Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek in Sikkim that involves thirteen days of strenuous trekking.

Goechala Pass Trek Starting and Ending Point

Yuksom (1762m) four hours drive from the capital Gangtok, and six hours drive from Bagdogra Airport is the starting and ending point of Goechala Pass Trek. Yuksom a small village consisting of a couple of Hotels and Lodges in West Sikkim is also the old Capital of Sikkim.

Reasons to do the Goechala Trek

Goechala trek in Sikkim is a good alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek or the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal. Ranked among the top six strenuous treks in Indian Himalayas, Sikkim Goechala Pass Trek surely does justice for those looking to do a challenging and strenuous trek in Sikkim Himalayas.

Trekking inside the Kanchenjunga National Park

Sikkim Goechala Trek
Trekking in the Kanchenjunga National Park

Trekking through the Kanchenjunga National Park, in one of the well maintained Bio Diversity Parks in the world, remains a top priority for anyone planning the Goechala Pass trek in Sikkim. Untouched and unexplored the Kanchenjunga National Park supports a fine ecosystem, with large species of flora and fauna.

The weather also remains clear from October to March but gets dramatic during the pre-monsoon season, with misty clouds playing around through the dense jungle. The entire eco-system of the Kanchenjunga National Park is maintained in equilibrium and no single tree stands alone.

Best Time

Best time to proceed on the Goechala Pass Trek is from March to May when the different  varieties of rhododendron and high altitude plant life are in full bloom. Spring/summer treks are also of interest to birdwatchers and flowering plants too.

October-November is also a good time to venture out on this trek when the skies are clear for good mountain views.

I am Single Trekker what Should I do ?

We have fixed Group Departure Dates leaving for the Goechala Pass Trek in Sikkim. You can join a group. The Itinerary can also be customized for a minimum of two persons on a date of your choice.

TRIP FACTS

  • Trek Grade :   Strenuous to Moderate.
  • Minimum No. of Participants :   2 Pax.
  • Highest Point:  Goechala Pass – 4990m.
  • Highest Camp Site :   Lamunee (4164m).
  • Total No. of  Days :   13 Days.
  • No. of Days on the Trek:   8 Days.
  • Style of Trek :   Camping(Tents).
  • Starting Point :   Bagdogra Airport / NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Ending Point :   Bagdogra Airport / NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
  • Best Season :   March to June & September to December.
  • Trek Availability :   Join a group trek (dates shown below) / Private treks available on request.
  • Customized private Treks can also be arranged for a minimum of two persons on request on a date of your choice.
Group Departure Dates for  Sikkim  Goechala  Trek -2022
17-29 March,202212-24 May,202227 Oct-08 Nov,2022
31 March-12 April,202222 Sept-04 Oct,202210-22 Nov,2022
14 April-26 April,202229 Sept-11 Oct,202217 Nov-29 Nov,2022
28 April-10 May,202213-25 Oct,2022
Group Departure Dates for Sikkim  Goechala Trek -2023
16-28 March,202311-23 May,202326 Oct-07 Nov,2023
30 March-11 April,202321 Sept-03 Oct,202309-21 Nov,2023
13 April-25 April,202328 Sept-10 Oct,202316 Nov-28 Nov,2023
27 April-09 May,202312-24 Oct,2023

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/5 Hours ). Overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/B only).

Day 4 : Sikkim Goechala Trek Starts. Trek to Bakhim (2763m/12Km/7Hrs). Overnight Tent (All Meals Included)

  • Yuksom to Sachen ( 2185m/7Km/3Hrs)
  • Sachen to Bakhim ( 2743m/5Km/3Hrs)

Trek to Goechala Pass starts gently for 1Km through the tiny village of Yuksom.  From here the hiking trail gains altitude very gently as the trail goes through the lush green forests till Sachen. Our lunch spot on the first day of the Goechala Trek. After Sachen the trail follows the same pattern as earlier, going through lush green forest and gaining altitude very gently for about 2Km. Then the trail drops down immediately to the river bed at Prekchu for 5om. Cross a long suspension bridge, and once over the bridge the trail starts a steep uphill climb on a very rough stone track till Bakhim. With a total gain of 983m it is not an easy uphill trek from the Prekchu River till Bakhim on the first day of Goechala Trek.

Please Note : In order to get acclimitazed properly it is also advisable to halt for the night at Sachen and trek to Tchoka the next Day.

Day 5 : Trek Bakhim to Dzongri (3950m)-11.26 Km. Overnight Tents.

  • Bakhim to Tchoka ( 2975m/1Km/1Hr)
  • Tchoka to Phedang ( 3496m/6Km/5Hrs)
  • Phedang to Deorali Dada (3900m/2Km/1Hr)
  • Deorali Dada to Dzongri Hut ( 3950m/2Km/1Hr)

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. Overnight in Tents.

Day 8 : Trek Thansing to Lamunee (4164m)–3.8 Km. Overnight in Tents.

Day 9 : Trek to Goechala Pass View Point (4990m). Return Trek to Kookrochoong (3725m)-14 Km. 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  Sikkim Goechala Trek -3 Hours Drive. Extension can be made to Darjeeling / Bhutan & Nepal.

  • SIKKIM GOECHALA TREK COST : US$1040/Person
  • Domestic Participants kindly enquire within for costs in Indian Rupees

Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participant’s safety, comfort and general well being.

Recommendation: Trek is strenuous and demands good physical form. Hence, a physical fitness check-up is recommended.

(All relevant Terms & Conditions apply).

 

 

 

    • SIKKIM GOECHALA TREK COST : US$1040/ Person
    • Indian Nationals kindly enquire for quotes in Indian Rupees

GOECHALA TREK COST INCLUDES :

  • Twin share tent with mattress during camping/trekking.
  • Hotel accommodation – twin share including breakfasts.
  • Fully organized trek services with guide, porters, camping equipment.
  • All fixed three meals everyday during trekking/Camping.
  • All road transport as per itinerary by car/jeep.
  • Service of an English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to monuments visited.
  • All Permits for Darjeeling and Sikkim.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Sleeping bag; personal clothing/equipment.
  • Lunches and dinners during hotel stays.
  • Bottled or alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips, client insurance, evacuation costs.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.

(All Relevant Terms and Conditions Apply)

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