Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek

Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek

Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek

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Farouttrek is a local company, Registered & recognized by Govt. of India, Tourism Deptt. Govt. of Sikkim. Also registered and Recognized by Govt. of Nepal, employing a small number of local Guides, Cooks & Porters.

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

With more than 25 Years of experience travelling the Himalayas, we have an intimate knowledge about the places we travel to. So, give us an opportunity to serve you with our vast experience in handling Trekking, Expedition & Tour Activities in Sikkim, Darjeeling & Nepal Himalayas. Come Join us for a lifetime of Adventure.

All you want to know Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek in Sikkim

Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek is eleven days of quite and remote trek with beautiful mountain views. Combining a trek on the Singalila Ridge with Dzongri and Goechala Pass cannot get any better with astounding views of  Everest and Kanchenjunga Range for four days in a row.  The Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek starts with a short one hour drive from Pelling to Sangkhola, a small laid back village consisting of about ten household and a Primary Government School.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Yambong Camp Site

Trekking on the Ridge

From Rimbi the trek  gently climbs up through Chongri, the last village on this side and then passes through dense forest of the Kanchenjunga National Park until Yambong. From here the tree line vanishes and the snowline starts. Alpine like vegetation of juniper and Cryptomeria bushes with a sprinkling of crystal clear mountain lakes starts appearing, until Dafebhir Pass. From here onwards it’s a gentle but long walk on the ridge right till Dzongri and Goechala pass.

An Isolated and a life changing Trek

Singalila Dzongri Trek
Belinda & Anke the two German Ladies enjoying the Solitude of the Singalila Ridge

Hiking Sikkim’s Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek is one of the most beautiful and 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 remote and beautiful part of the Sikkim Himalayas with diverse climatic conditions, intensive days spent walking on your feet is what this trek is all about.

But after having said that, it is to be remembered that the Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek is not a simple walk in the park. It’s an inspiring, challenging and a strenuous trek but a rewarding long hike in Sikkim

Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek
Everest & Kanchenjunga Range as seen from Dafey Bhir on the Singalila Dzongri Trek

The mountain views from Dafebhir Pass

Once at the Dafe Bhir Pass the sight of the Makalu looming large with Everest Range on the left and the Kanchenjunga Range on the right is the best part of the Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek. No wonder  this trek has been compared with some of the greatest treks in the Himalayas.

Trek Grade

But while it’s tempting to just book a flight, pack up your hiking boots and head off for the Singalia Dzongri Goechala Trek, remember this trek is for serious trekkers only. Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek is a strenuous high altitude Camping Trek in Sikkim with an average 12Km of trekking per day and camp site at 4000m.

But if  you are looking for a shorter version of this trek, then you could try the 8Days Yuksom to Goechala Pass Trek.

Singalila Dzongri Trek
Dafeybhir – Enroute to Gomathang on the Singalila Dzongri Trek

Equipments Provided and what to Bring

Twin Share sleeping Tents with mattress, Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent will be provided. Accompanied by a cook and kitchen helpers, hot cooked local vegetarian food will be provided during the duration of the trek.

Participants will need to bring their personal clothing and a personal sleeping Bag.

Participants carry their day pack only & walk at their own pace. Main Baggage will be carried by porters/ponies.

Best time to Trek  

April to Mid June are the best time for the Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek when the Rhododendron Trees are afire with multi colors and the meadows filled with wild flower blooms. The Horizon may remain a little hazy but the colorful flowers and mild weather will compensate for the loss in mountain view.

Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek
Camping Below the HMI Base Camp at Bikhbari

But, October to November is best recommended for this trek for crystal clear views of the mountain range and good weather.

I am a single Traveller what should I do ?

Trekking Permit for this trek will be issued for a group of not less than two persons. Therefore, you can join a group going on this trek. We have fixed group departure dates for the Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek and you can join a group on the dates provided below.

Goechala Trek
Dablakhang or Dzongri View Point – 4171m & the Kanchenjunga Range

Look out for

Since the Singalila Ridge in Sikkim straddles the border between India and Nepal, security forces from the Indian armed forces are stationed at intervals here. Be ready for their challenge with your Passport and Indian Visa.

Goechala Trek
Kanchenjunga Range from Goechala View Point 4550m

Another thing to look out for is the snow at Dafe Bhir Pass. Since the pass lies in the shadow of the big mountains sunlight is a rare commodity. Therefore, late March or Early April may result in the pass being blocked.

But, the most to look out for is the trek from Dafey Bhir Pass to Dzongri. The most friendly terrain with the trail running through river valleys and high meadows with the mountain views ever in your sight, and with the Blue Sheep and the hairy Yaks grazing in the high meadows.

TRIP FACTS

  • Trek Grade : Moderate to Strenuous
  • Minimum No. of Participants : 2 Pax.
  • Highest Point: Goechala (4990m).
  • Highest Camping Site:   4210m ( Pangdin).
  • Total No. of Days : 18Days
  • No. of Days on the Trek: 12 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 :  April–June & September to December.
  • Tour Avaliblity:  Join a group trek (dates shown below).
  • Customized Private treks available on request for a Minimum of 2 Persons.
Group Departure Dates for Singalila Dzongri Goecha la Trek -2022
04 – 21  April, 202219 September – 06 October, 202210-27 Oct,2022
18 April – 05 May, 202229 September – 15 October, 202231 Oct-17 Nov,2022
02 – 20 May, 202218 October -04 November, 202214 Nov-01 Dec,2022
10 – 27 May,202206 -24 November, 2022

 

Group Departure Dates for Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek -2023
06 – 22 April, 2023 21 September – 08 October, 202312-28 Oct,2023
20 April – 06 May, 202301 – 18 October, 202302-18 Nov,2023
04 – 20 May, 2023 06 – 24 October, 202316 Nov-02 Dec,2023
18 May – 03 June, 2023 15 October – 01November, 2023

ITINERARY FOR  SINGALILA  DZONGRI GOECHALA 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 houses the school for the monks. Established in the Year 1969, 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 Sangkhola. Lodge.

Day 5 :   Dzongri Goechala Trek Starts. Trek Sangkhola to Nayapatal ( 2750m). 8Km Trek from Sangkhola to Nayapatal starts abruptly with an uphill trek and passes through Chongri, the last village on this side of the Singalila Dzongri Trek. 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 Lam Pokhari (4210m) . The trek to lam Pokhari is a gentle climb and one can feel the gain in the altitude as we near Lam Pokhari at an altitude of about 4300m. The entire mountain side is filled with lakes. We also call this the day of the Lakes Trek.

Day 8 : Trek Lam Pokhari to Yangshyap ( 3800m). 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 (4336m) provides one of the best mountain views. One can get mesmerized by the presence of Everest , Makalu , Lhotse , Chamlang , Three Sisters and the entire Kanchenjunga Range from this point at a single glance.  Continue Trek to Gomathang (3700m). Camping.

Day 9 : Trek Yangshyap to Pangdin (4210m). Trek to Pangdin is a fairly long & gentle Trek of about 10Km and takes about 5-6Hrs of Trekking. Camping.

Day 10 :   Trek Pangdin to Bikh Bari (3200m). Pangdin to Bikh Bari is a nice and easy Trek of about 10Km through beautiful Rathong valley. Camping.

Day 11 :   Trek to Dzongri Ridge (3950m). Trek to Dzongri Ridge is a short 4Hrs trek. Camping.

Day 12 :   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 13 :   Trek Dzongri to Lamunee(4164m). Dzongri to Lamunee 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 14 :   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 15 :   Trek Kookrochoong to Tsokha (2975m). The 15Km trek to Tchoka is through dense mixed forest and is an easy downhill trek. Camping.

Day 16 :   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 Singalila Dzongri Goechala Trek . Lodge.

Day 17 :   Drive Yuksom to Kalimpong (1200m).Hotel.

Day 18 :   Drive to Bagdogra Airport / NJP Rail Station / Nepal Border for final Departure. Extension Can be made to Darjeeling . Bhutan &  Nepal.

  • Sikkim Kanchenjunga Trek Cost : US$1590 / Person
  • Costs for Indian Trekkers : Please Enquire with us for quotes in Indian Rupee

TOUR COST INCLUDES:

  • Hotel accommodation-twin share including breakfasts.
  • Twin share tent with mattress during camping / trekking.
  • 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.
  • Trek Permit.
  • Kanchenjunga National Park Fees.
  • Airport Pick up and Drop.

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.

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, 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 .

(All relevant Terms and conditions apply)

 

  • SINGALILA DZONGRI GOECHALA TREK COSTS : US$1590 per Person
  • COST FOR INDIANS : KINDLY ENQUIRE FOR QUOTES IN RUPEE.

TOUR COST INCLUDES:

  • Hotel accommodation-twin share including breakfasts.
  • Twin share tent with mattress during camping/trekking.
  • 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.
  • Trek Permit.
  • Kanchandzonga National Park Fees.
  • Airport Pick up and Drop.

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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