Goechala Trek

Goechala Trek

 

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Goechala Trek

Area: Sikkim
Suitable for : Fit Trekkers
Difficulty Level : Moderate (Grade 2.0)

 The trek to Goecha La starts in Yuksom, where the motorable road ends at an altitude of 1770 meters. It takes approximately seven and a half days to reach Goecha la and return to Yuksom. Key halting points are Sachen, Bakkhim, Tshoka, Phedang, Dzongri, Kokchurong,Thansing and Lamuney. The initial days of the trek proceeds through dense forest cover, enters bugyals, and ends in rocky terrain. The trek is highlighted by the presence of rhododendrons of various colours during the month of may.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP :
  • The trek is highlighted by the presence of rhododendrons of various colours during the month of may.
  • Views of awesome summits of  Pandim, Tenzing Khang, Kabru South, Frey and more peaks of the Himalayas
  • The southeast face of Kanchenjunga, the worlds third highest mountain, is viewable from the pass, which is also a base camp for those aspiring to scale the mountain.
  • NOTE : arrangements to reach Yuksam can be made by us on actual costs, which can be shared by the group. 

    How to reach Yuksam base camp : from NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport - its around  5 hrs journey by road. We can arrange a vehicle for you at prior notice. 
    On Hire: Feather jackets, few shoes, ski sticks, ruck sack. Extra luggage can be kept at Yuksam and have it collected after the trek. 

    The group comprises of men and women. There are usually 20 members in a group. If you do not find a position in a particular group, then our team will offer you a booking in another group.This will be intimated to you by telephone and email.
OUTLINE ITINERARY :
  • Day 1 : Yuksom to Bhakim/Tsokha trek - 3035 m- 13 kms
  • Day 2 : Bhakim to Dzongri trek - 4030 m- 12 kms
  • Day 3 : Dzongri 4030m - rest day -acclimitising day
  • Day 4 : Dzongri - Thangsing trek- 3800m- 8kms
  • Day 5 : Thansing to Samiti lake -Lamuyune trek - 4200m- 8kms
  • Day 6 : Samiti lake -Lamuyune to Goechala pass(5000m) back to Thangsing - 3800m - 14kms
  • Day 7 : Thansing to Tshoka trek - 3710m
  • Day 8 : Tsokha to Yuksam trek

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