Region :- Sikkim
Duration :- 11 Days
Grade :- Moderate To Difficult
Max Altitude :- 16,200 Ft.
Approx Trekking Km :- 90 Kms.
Goechala Trek is situated in the region of Sikkim very closest to Darjeeling Hils.This base camp have many splendid peaks that are over 20,000ft high which is encircled by Ratong, Pandim, Kabru, peaks. The trek through Dzongri, Yuksom, and Goechala offers magnificent views of lovely landscape which includes Kanchenjunga peak one of the most glorious and beautiful peaks of the Himalayan Range. This trek has its own influence in attracting tourist so they can experience the other ecstasy of earth.
Goechala trek often include the best place to familiar with the overwhelming Kanchenjunga peak to make your trek beguiling. This Sikkim trek fascinates the attractiveness of beautiful picturesque view and you can feel the essence of experiencing the trek. The trek begins through dense forests and passes through vast pasturelands of grazing yaks and reaches high alpine paddock leaving the lush vegetation behind. A splendid outlook of the Kanchenjunga awaits you at the top of the Goechala pass. This glorious trek in the high alpine regions of Sikkim makes your trek very adventurous and memorable.
About the Trek
It is an eleven days trek that starts from Yuksom situated at an altitude of 5,670 ft high above the sea level then second day you have to start for the trail to Sachen Peak covered by vast thick forest, with several varieties of flowers, waterfalls on both sides of the track which will fascinates your trip. Walking continuously for 4-5 hours through hefty path crossing the plateau region of Tshoka you will feel tired and then you can take rest in camps. The trek includes the big meadow garlands and dense forest which comes in way. From here you will reach Dzongri peak which is large land surrounded by elevated Kanchenjunga peak ranges from all sides. Then another day you will reside in base camp and will take rest after a long trail.
Then another morning 6th day you will start for trail to Thansing, a mountain which view is very fascinating. In between you can see the high peak which are clad by snow and looks very preety.The following morning you will get ready for next trail to Thansing peaks situated on high altitude at 12900 ft which covers the entire trail by passing through pasture and foliage region. The next day trail starts from Goechala Mountains goes behind Samiti Lake and beyond Mountain. Pandim is always lined by huge snow walls. Next morning you will move further to deep Prekchu River which adds up the two merged paths to trail the trail. This takes completely 5-6 hours for trail this lane as it is some hefty and take some time to pass the grave rocks. After the completion of your trek you have to return back to Yuksom by air route or by road.
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Day 1 :- NJP to Yuksom 5,670 ft (6 hrs drive) (guest house)
Day 2 :- Yuksom 5,600 ft to Sachen 7,150 ft.
Day 3 :- Sachen 7,150 ft to Tshokha 9,700 ft via Bhakim 8,600 ft.
Day 4 :- Tshokha 9,700 ft to Dzongri 12,980 ft via Phedang 12,000 ft.
Day 5 :- Rest day in Dzongri.
Day 6 :- Dzongri 12,980 ft to Dzongri top 13,675 ft , then to Thansing 12,900 ft via Kokchurang (12,000 ft).
Day 7 :- Thansing 12,900 ft to Lamuney 13,600 ft.
Day 8 :- Lamuney 13,600 ft to Goecha La 16,000 f) via Samiti Lake 14,100 ft, then back to Thansing.
Day 9 :- Thansing to Tshokha via Phedang.
Day 10 :- Tshokha to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen.
Day 11 :- Leave Yuksom early morning and reach NJP by 4.00 - 5.00 pm.
Day 01: NJP to Yuksom 5,670 ft (6 hrs drive) (guest house)
TThe audacious trek starts when you reach Sikkim. From NJP it may take 6 hrs to reach the guest house. After reaching you can have your dinner and take rest. Another morning the shaft of light landed on our faces, giving us bright morning warmness and decisive vigor. It is a very paranormal to greet the sun high up in the Himalayas which gives a feeling of being in a perfect paradise. The first day destination was to Yuksom situated at altitude of 5,670 ft high above the sea level. The track runs through dense forests of oak, birch, rhododendron, etc with stupendous mountain views. These forests dock hundreds of varieties of wild plants, striking orchids flowers for consideration with equally fabulous varieties of birds and bloom of flowers. Trekking in Sikkim contains compelling scenery and gives memorable moments to trekkers. Sikkim has lot in store for escapade seekers from antique monasteries to face of mighty Himalayan peak.
Day 02: Yuksom 5,600 ft to Sachen 7,150 ft.
After reaching the high mountains and completing 5 hours trail the main trek started from this point. The Goechala trek begins and the view was exciting and you will be gazed with big smiles captivated by this grand exquisiteness. Then you will reach the V shaped valley which looks very beautiful was named Rathong River looking very clear. From there you can see view of Yuksom High altitude peak situated at 5600 ft above sea level. After crossing the forest and river bridge you will find beautiful scenic view and can click some good punches for refining good moment. Then trail ends up to PhaKhola which is surrounded by opaque forest. There are vast area of thick forest, with several varieties of vivid flowers, and birds and several waterfalls on both sides of the trail. Further you can see pretty view with a flourishing across the basin and walking for an hour an overpass comes to an end near Mentoganag Khola.After crossing the hefty path you will reach up to Sachen peak situated at 7150 ft high altitude which looks very attractive, you can halt there and can have some snacks or something. Trekking in north east is the best tour that can discover you the magnificence of Sikkim in the most superb way. The pious exquisiteness of the nature, dazzling mountains, striking valleys, forest will make you feel like bliss on the Earth.
Day 3: Sachen 7,150 ft to Tshokha 9,700 ft via Bhakim 8,600 ft.
The morning after taking long hour rest you will move further, but the altitude gain is substantial. Trekking in Sikkim offers sight view of highest mountains of world Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga peak. Trekkers will love the preliminary wander through the forest and lovely landscape view. The trail starts further and will take 2 hours to reach bridge across the Prek River situated at halt of Sachen peak which is 7150 ft high from sea level. Sikkim venture tourism is praised because of its magnificent enrichment of rare wildlife and plantation, stunning mountains, verdant forests, and crystal water lakes. This trek will give you full enthusiasm and after completing half an hour you will reach Bakhim situated at 8,600 ft high and this beautiful place which reflects the prettiness of Yuksom Valley. After taking rest you can start for another halt To Tshoka.From there you can see the forest line to your left Glacier trek traces a odd and energizing highland walk winding through some of the most fascinating villages and glade-like upper home turf of camping grounds which will look gradually superb . After crossing the vast forest garlands you will find yourself standing on the plateau region of Tshoka which surrounds the beautiful garlands and situated at high altitude of 9,700 ft high.
Day 4: Tshokha 9,700 ft to Dzongri 12,980 ft via Phedang 12,000 ft.
Trekking in North East region will captivate your journey and you will feel very adventurous. Tshoka is a small rural community clad by trees and lovely flowers which bloom every season. The best time for the view over the snow-white peaks with the clear sky and mild climate will make you feel very refreshing. This trail starts and it is of 7 hours which accepted to complete after climbing for 30 minutes .After reaching the peak point the trail will move down towards Dzongri peak which is vast pasture land delimited by High altitude Kanchenjunga ranges from all sides.This peak is situated on very high altitude 12,900 ft from where you can view the lovely sight view location of Sikkim. Goechala Trek is very adventurous trek which will fascinate you every year to come and make your time very enthralling. After coming down you can see the snow has clad the Phedand Mountain situated on 12,060 ft high which ends up to Kochchurang peak. The highest peak tower will submerge high in the sky and the frequent stretch of glaciers gradually increase the attractiveness; this place itself provide implausible scenery of a tedious pasture bordered by giant oak ,fur big trees vast flowers garland and atmosphere looks very cozy for enjoying.
Day 05: Rest day in Dzongri.
The trekking points start but copiously will divert to the highest point and you can see verdict greenery ambiance. Goechala Trekking is full of high rocks which can make your path very hefty and you will spot a number of valleys near the village area. The route is not well marked specially for the beginner trekker but a vigilant look will offer you with the sight of small pebbles which will make your track some difficult. Then also you will feel the great adventure living in cold weather in base camp and enjoying the moist temperature. The 5th day you will stay in base camp and will take rest and cold wind make you feel special and mesmerize you. A luscious dinner will pamper your taste buds after hectic long hours.
Day 06: Dzongri 12,980 ft to Dzongri top 13,675 ft , then to Thansing 12,900 ft via Kokchurang (12,000 ft).
It is a 5-6 hour mixed walk where you descend from Dzongri to Kockchurang and then climb 1000 feet to Thansing. The trail from Dzongri descends through the Rhododendron shrubs to grass fields. This undulating drop continues for 2 hours. Afterwards you will find Rhododendron forest full with beautiful colored birds. At the end of the descent, Kockchurang will appear from nowhere. The trail follows from Kockchurang to the bridge over Prekchu River. The distance from bridge to Thansing is around 2 km. in the middle of the path the forest turns into a landscape barren and rocky. Thansing is situated at the end of the climb.
Day 07: Thansing 12,900 ft to Lamuney 13,600 ft.
The trek from Thansing peak clad by snow all over situated on high altitude at 12900 ft which covers the entire trail by passing through meadow and greenery region. You will walk through the meadow heading closer to Goechala. The trek is stirring because the peak covered with snow view look very mesmerizing and green pastureland sizzle your trail. Trekking in Himalayas is one of the most eye-catching treks for international visitors who come specially for rafting. The meadows tend to get rockier as you move ahead. The flat gradient suddenly gives you way to complete ascending trail and that's the farthest you can camp. The trail ascends from Lamuney on top altitudes at 13,600 ft high and it is a 45 minute stiff climb to the Samiti Lake. The trail further stops to overwhelm the exquisite locations view to capture the lovely surrounding view for cherishable memories and making this trek very adventurous.
Day 08: Lamuney 13,600 ft to Goecha La 16,000 f) via Samiti Lake 14,100 ft, then back to Thansing.
Then you will follow the trail to Goechala which joins further to Samiti Lake and further than mountain Pandim is to your right and wizened by huge snow walls. You will climb to the edge on top of Samiti Lake and then pass through right on the slim trail on the border of the peak. You can spend few split seconds here before starting your dive to Zemathang. This peak is covered with snowfall and gravel. Goechala is a lovely peak which scales upto a gigantic height. Then you will divert your trail to Lamuney valley and then head to Kockchurang peak with your luggage. After long route you can take rest in shed or pitch tents by the waterway at Kockchurang.Trekking in Darjeeling makes your trek glorify and interesting. There was the gigantic sandy dell almost like in a desert, surrounded by snowy which hit the highest point and looks very mesmerizing. It looked very fantastic and after that you will walk through a beautiful basin which is surrounded by different colors like red and yellow and untypical little flowers. There were more peaks and more glaciers on the way making your journey more enthrall.
Day 09: Thansing to Tshokha via Phedang.
Another day start with 9th day trek which will trail the pass of Dzongri Mountain and it is very appealing. The path is very immense and will make fantasy in your way, further you will see small bridge which is highly manifested on upper part and passes by Thansang Mountain peaks. Then you will move further and diversion from Dzongri peak is very important to cross the valley. A descending trail to Tshoka Mountain goes from Phedand Mountain which is clad by snow and fascinates you. Then after moving further you will see deep Prekchu River and it adds up the two composite paths to trail the path. This takes completely 6-7 hours for trail this path as it is some hefty and take some time to pass the heavy rocks.
Day 10: Tshokha to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen.
he trek is coming to end and you will retract your way to Yuksom from Tshoka mountain peaks. Trekking in Himalayas will add excitement for trekkers lovely pasture island and crossing exquisite stack will start in morning so that you can feel the essence and magnetism of lovely morning. Then coming down from slope side you will reach to Bakhim region. This route deals with some major altitude to plan extra days to acclimatize from Sachen and you will feel the track very auspicious and great .The last trail contain high mountain ranges and you will get feeling of being on another paradise of earth.
Day 11: Leave Yuksom early morning and reach NJP by 4.00 - 5.00 pm.
The exploratory trip comes to an end when you will reach Yuksom and from there you will move to your goal which was full of venture and adore. The last day comes to a conclusion and in morning you will leave the base camp, it will take 6 hours from NJP to reach Yuksom by car. You will reach airport by 4:00 to 5:00 p.m so you can be on time and go back to your destined places. Goechala Trek is very audacious trek which makes your journey very flattering with full of exciting activity.
How to Reach
By Train :-
New Jalpaiguri or NJP is a major railway station located in south west of sikkim. There are many long distance trains arrives or pass through the NJP station. You can choose to come to Kolkata and take one of the many trains to NJP. If you are coming from Delhi or north part of India, try to take any north east train which directly goes to NJP by passing Kolkata.
Flying to Bagdogra is another option that you can choose though flights to Bagdogra tend to be pricier than those to Kolkata. Most of the flight foremost metros in the country come here.
1. Accommodation. (guest house, Camping).
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. & Egg).
3. Trek equipments like Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
4. Trekking Permits.
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Qualified & experienced trek Leader, Guide and Support staff.
7. Transport from NJP to yaksum and return.
1. Food during the transit.
3. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
4. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
Normally TTH expect to carry your personal luggage on your own, if you don't want to carry your backpack so you can give it to porter, but you have to inform us in advance and have to pay Rs. 300/- extra per day per bag.
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Paying the Trek/ Adventure activity fee:
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When to book:
It is wise to make your booking at least two months in advance. However, if you want a good deal on your domestic/international flight, we recommend organising your trip at least five months in advance. (Please contact us if you require a late booking)
In the event of cancellation of trek/adventure activity services due to any avoidable / unavoidable reasons we must be notified of the same in writing. Cancellation charges will be effective from the date we receive advice in writing, and cancellation charges would be as follows: -
Up to 24 Days :- 95% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 14-24 Day :- 70% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refund.
Between 14-10 Days :- 50% of Trek/adventure program cost will be refunded.
Less than 10 Days :- No refund
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Risk & Respond
High Altitude Treks: Risk and Response
A high altitude trek calls for an adventurous attitude, but embarking on an adventurous trip without calculating the risks is utter stupidity. That’s why we have listed a few risks and the response planned by TTH to minimise or address the risks in the best possible way.
Before you start the trek, it is important to understand the implications of high altitude on your body. Be aware of symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) like mild headache, nausea and general discomfort.
Response: If you feel any of these symptoms, inform the trek leader on priority and follow his instructions. Every campsite has as stretcher, fully equipped first aid kit, oxygen cylinders to address the situation.
Risk: Weather Weather is unpredictable in the Himalayas. Though we are always observant about the changing weather, no one can guarantee a snowfall, rain or Sun. Do understand that your security is of utmost importance to us and we will not proceed any further from the campsite if the weather is not favourable.
Response: The decision of the Trek Leaders and Guides to proceed or wait for the weather to get better will be final.
Often, while trekking over difficult terrains, you might have minor injuries like leg sprain, bruises etc. Serious injuries like fractures or major cuts are very rare.
Response: All our Trek Leaders are Certified Wilderness First Aid responders. They are trained to handle emergencies and can tackle minor injuries with a well-equipped first aid kit. In case of serious injuries, the patient is carried on a stretcher to the nearest road-head and is led to nearest medical centre.
Risk: Lack of communication devices
In the remote areas of the Himalayas, mobile networks do not reach. On a trek, one is cut off from the world of calls, SMSs or watsapps.
Response: We rely on walkie-talkies and runners to communicate between the campsites and the base camps.
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