Trek Sikkim’s Singalila Dzongri Trek an isolated and least visited area in Sikkim Himalaya with views of Everest and Kanchenjunga Range from Dafebhir Pass(4635m) and Goechala Pass(4990m) at the foot of the third highest mountain in the world Mt.Kanchenjunga.
Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek a trek of a lifetime
Hiking Sikkim’s Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek is one of the most beautiful, life changing experiences that you can have on one of your travels. You’ll be absolutely captivated by the area from the very first day.
Trekking through some of the most beautiful part of the Sikkim Himalayas with diverse climatic conditions ranging from tropical to freezing Alpine like zones, intensive days spent walking on your feet and enjoying the beautiful hospitality of the Sikkimese people and their quaint mountain villages, is what can be described as the Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek.
The 11days you’ll spend on the Sikkim Goechala Pass Trek trail are some of the most inspiring and challenging you’ll ever experience. Graded as strenous to moderate this long and beautiful Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek is not a simple walk in the park and when you end the trek in Yuksom you will feel so rewarding.
But while it’s tempting to just book a flight pack up your hiking boots and head off into the isolated Sikkim Himalayas, remember this trek is for serious trekkers. But if you are looking for a shorter Sikkim trek, then you could try the 8Days Yuksom Dzongri Goechala Pass Trek.
Moderate to Strenuous high Altitude Camping Trek in Sikkim from Rimbi(1700m) to Goechala Pass(5000m). All Camping equipments will be provided. Participants carry their day pack only & walk at their own pace. Main Baggage will be carried by ponies/yaks/porters.
ITINERARY FOR SIKKIM SINGALILA RIDGE GOECHA LA TREK
Day 1 : Arrive at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border. Our Representative will meet you and Drive you to Gangtok(1622m). Overnight Hotel.
Day 2 : Gangtok & Rumtek Monastery Sight Seeing. a day in Gangtok. Drive 23Km to Rumtek monastery, the biggest monastery in Sikkim which also is the school for the monks. Established in the Year 1969 the rumtek monastery is the replica of the monastery that still exists in Tsurpu in Tibet. Evening stroll around MG Marg in Gangtok. Overnight Hotel.
Day 3 : Drive Gangtok to Pelling(2075m/5Hrs). Overnight Hotel.
Day 4 : Acclimatization Day in Pelling. Walk to Pemayangtse Monastery, the holiest and the oldest monastery in Sikkim. Also visit the Sangacholing Monastery which is equally the oldest monastery in sikkim too. Afternoon Drive to Upper Rimbi. Camping.
Day 5 : Trek Upper Rimbi to Nayapatal(3000m). 8Km Trek from Upper Rimbi to Nayapatal is fairly easy and passes through the villages of Sangkhola and Chongri. Chogri is the last village on this route. The Trek route after this last village is through dense temperate forest till we reach our camp site at Nayapatal. Camping.
Day 6 : Trek Nayapatal to Yambong(3735m). Trek from Nayapatal to Upper Yambong is fairly uphill trek of about 8Km and takes about 5Hours to complete . Camping.
Day 7 : Trek Yambong to Gomathang. This a gentle climb to Laxmi Pokhari and one can feel the gain in the altitude as we near laxmi Pokhari at an altitude of about 4300m. As we continue our trek towards Dafey Bhir Pass first view that we get is of the tip of Makalu protruding from behind Dafey Bhir Pass. Dafey Bhir Pass(4635m) provides one of the best mountain views. One can get mesmerized by the presence of Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Chamlang, the Three Sisters and the entire Kanchenjunga Range from this point at one glance. Continue Trek to Gomathang(3700m). Camping.
Day 8 : Trek Gomathang to Pangdin(4210m). Trek to Pandin is fairy long & gentle Trek of about 14Km and takes about 7-8Hrs of Trekking. Camping.
Day 9: Trek Pangdin to Ghatey Khola(3200m). Pangdin to Ghattey Khola is a nice and easy Trek of about 10Km through beautiful rathong valley. Camping.
Day 10: Trek to Dzongri Ridge(3950m). Trek to Dzongri Ridge is a short 4Hrs trek. Camping.
Day 11: Rest day at Dzongri. Dzongri top for sunrise/sunset. Trek to Dablakhang (4171m) also known as Dzongri Top for sunrise views on the Kanchenjunga Range. Relax and get back your energy or take an acclimatization walk to Laxmi Pokhari. Camping.
Day 12: Trek Dzongri to Lamunee(4164m). Dzongri to Lamee is 11Km and a fairly easy Trek through Thansing valley and it takes about 6-7 Hours trek with lunch break at Thansing. Camping.
Day 13: Early morning trek to Goecha La(4990m). Return trek to Kookrochoong (3725m). Trek to Goechala pass and the Trek back to Kookrochoong is the longest Trek involving about 24Km. Start the Trek at 3am and finish it at 4PM. Camping.
Day 14: Trek Kookrochoong to Tsokha(2975m). The 15Km trek to Tchoka is through dense mixed forest and is an easy downhill trek. Camping.
Day 15: Trek Tsokha to Yuksom(1760m). Tchoka to Yuksom is an easy 13Km trek through dense forest of Kanchenjunga National Park. First 3Km is a steep downhill and then it is on level ground till Yuksom where the Trek ends. End of Sikkim Singalila Ridge Trek. Lodge.
Day 16: Drive Yuksom to Kalimpong (1200m).Hotel.
Day 17: Drive to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border for final Departure. 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.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.
Recommendations: The trek is strenuous and demands good physical form. A physical fitness check-up is recommended. Prior 2 to 3 months preparation is recommended.
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