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Goecha La Trek

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Trekking in other parts can never be as awesome and worth it as Goecha La Trek. Several trekkers and nature lovers have described the trekking benefits here. Let's dive in more and find out what it is that makes it so much unique and interesting about Goecha La Trek.

Goecha La Trek is situated in Sikkim like other treks such as Rhododendron Trek, Dzongri Trek, Varsey Trek and more. But, no other trek gives you a view like the Goecha La Trek. Situated amidst the Rhododendron forests, the way through the trek is filled with utmost beauty. 

Samiti Lake is another tourist spot that lies in Goecha La trek and the view of the lake in the early mornings is worth watching. The reflection from surrounding hills gives the trekkers a mesmerizing moment. However, if you want to live a real moment of sunrise, it is the Kanchenjunga mountain sunrise view. 

There are so many Mountain ranges that are in Sikkim, but Kanchenjunga is the highest peak among all. The beauty of sunshine falling on it is another aspect to cherish. So, people opt Goecha La Trek to get this piece of joy. 

Not only Kanchenjunga, but all major mountains of Sikkim are visible from Goecha La Trek. It is the only trekking point in Sikkim that offers the opportunity to view all big mountain ranges which is why it is better than rest trekking points. 

The best time to go trekking to Goecha La Trek is April or May, where Rhododendrons blossom and spread the fragrance everywhere. It is a pleasure to have a heavenly walk through the pink pathway. 

Goecha La Trek is the closest trek to Nepal and offers the view to Nepal and its mountain valleys. Some foreigners also travel to Goecha La Trek after seeking the trek permit at the gate. 

Goecha La Trek is once in a lifetime experience for visitors. Numerous adventures can be undertaken here. So, if you are an adventure lover, it is the place for you. 

The trek usually takes ten days to travel to reach the Kanchenjunga viewpoint and a lot of great mountain ranges. The trek starts from Yuksom where trekkers can stay for the night and the trip commences from there. Teesta River Bridge is again a point where you will cherish your trek and have a good time. From Yuksom to Sachen, you will cross the Rathong River and the Paha Khola Bridge. 

On your Goecha La Trek, you will move through several moraines and reach Zamatheng Plateau and Samiti Lake. Samiti lake is a beauty reflecting the Pandim mountain's artistic image. The trek commences from Yuksom and is completed on the 11th day when you return to Yuksom. If you travel to Goecha La around October, you will experience the snow on the mountain-top and the clear sky. 

The total trek distance is around 90 kilometers and the height of the trekking point is around 16,200 feet. If you are waiting to go on trekking to Goecha La, plan it and explore the beauty of nature with JustWravel.

Short Itinerary

1st Day: Yuksom(1760m) to Sachen (2621m)

2nd Day: Trek from Sachen (2160m) to Tsokha (2930m)

3rd Day: Trek from Tsokha (2930m) to Dzongri (3930m)

4th Day: Acclimatization Day

5th Day: Trek from Dzongri (3930m) to Thansing (3900m)

6th Day: Trek from Thansing (3900m) to Lamuney (4120m)

7th Day: Trek  to Goecha la pass and  return to thangsing (16,500ft 4,960m)

8th Day: Thangsing  to Tshoka 

9th Day: Tshoka  to Yuksam 

Itinerary (Yuksam)

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    1st Day : Yuksom(1760m) to Sachen (2621m)

    Yuksam   to  sachen (7569mts/2300ft)you walk gently uphill throught denese forest with ferns many different   varieties of orchit and brightly coloured birds . After an  hour or so  you cross the  paha  khola suspension  bridge.ideal place  for lunch spot . Overnight stay in tents.

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    2nd Day : Trek from Sachen (2160m) to Tsokha (2930m)

    Sachan  to  tshoka (8km)  (9443ft /2900 mts) After breakfast our trek starts to tshoka through the lush thick green un touched forest of pine  and  oak,following the  rathung  river  george we cross the  river  prek chu  then start uphill climb to bhakim village  then  continue to  picturesque village  of tshoka,home  to a small monastry set beside a holy  lake. overnight stay  at cabin/tents.

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    3rd Day : Trek from Tsokha (2930m) to Dzongri (3930m)

    Tshoka  to Dzongri (9km ) (13000ft /3950mtr) a fairy steep climb  from  tshoka takes  you  in  beautiful rhododendron forest and along a well defined uphill path to pheadang (good lunch sport) a further climb  takes you to the trek lodges at dzongri .over night stay  at hut /tent.

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    4th Day : Acclimatization Day

    Early morning trek to  view  point to see  kokthang  20,167ft /6,147m , Rathung , kabru 24,075ft/7,338m,  kanchenjunga 28,169ft/8,585, pandim  21,952ft/6,691m  more  mountans  then  trek back to  Dzongri  (acclimatization day)over  night stay at hut /tent

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    5th Day : Trek from Dzongri (3930m) to Thansing (3900m)

    Dzongri  to thangsing (9  km  ) (12.670ft/3,850 mtr )today  you ascend gradually over open  hillside for a mile or so  to a low ridge  visible  from the campsite(13500ft/4115m ) .From here  beside some chortens on the skylines there  are Faboulous view of kanchenjunga and  pandim you then descend, at first traversing down towards of pandim on the far side of the valley,then dropping steeply on good path  through rhododendron forest to the perk chu river at 12,300ft/3,749m) for lunch .

    There  is a new trekking  lodge  here which the crew may use for cooking. you cross the river and ascend throught pine forest before you reach a grassy campsite beneath the shaply unclimbed peak of pandim.   over night at cabin  or  tent.

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    6th Day : Trek from Thansing (3900m) to Lamuney (4120m)

    Thangsing  to lamunay 5 km  (13,776ft/4,200m)today’s walk  is fairly short throught thin forest;give plenty of opportunity to rest before tommrow’s big day. 

    Overnight Stay in Tents

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    7th Day : Trek  to Goecha la pass and  return to thangsing (16,500ft 4,960m)

    Trek  to Goecha la pass and  return to thangsing (16,500ft 4,960m) an alpine start today, setting off in the early morning climbing the hill  behind the lake before traversing the moraine and then descending to the sandy bed of a empty lake the whole area above samati lake is called the chemithang plateau.

    You cross this under the shadow of pandim and then ascend moranie to a  height of  about (15,700ft4,785m) where  you rest above a frozen lake which  is dotted with snow and ice pinnacles.the Goecha la pass is a further hour away across the lake up a scree slope and then on a well -trodden path to the objectives which is festooned with brightly coloured prayer,  flags,there are stupendous view of the east flank of kanchenjung.

    As well as  mountains and valleys distance returning down the valley there will be short rest at lamuney  before setting off to walk gently downhill to reach thangsing over night.

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    8th Day : Thangsing  to Tshoka 

    Thangsing  to Tshoka  (16km) from here there fantastic view of kanchanjunga and one can look back up the Goecha la leaving  thangsing  you take a different route back avoiding the long camp to the dzongri plateau.Descending to the prek chu river  you contour round  throught  jungle with inevitably some  up as well as downs  to emerge  at phedang  again from there it is steep walk down to tshoka but does involve  quite a long day.  over night at cabin  ya tent.

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    9th Day : Tshoka  to Yuksam 

    Tshoka  to yuksam  ( 16 km).today you desend steeply back down to the prek chu river following the route taken  on first  day and then gradually downwards  to reach the village  of yuksam  . End of  the  trek.

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Inclusions

All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner)

accommodation(quechua tents)

guide

yak

porter

sleeping bag

mattresses

trekleader

permit fees

oxygen cylinder

medical assistance from base camp to base camp.

Exclusions

Any personal cost during the journey

Offloading charges extra (300rs per bag)

Any other luxury cost.

Transportation cost to and from base camp.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.

 Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date

 59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)

 44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost

 29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.

 15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.

 7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.

 No Show . No refund.

Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.

 If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.

 If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.

 Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.

 Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket (Main jacket)

Raincoat/ Poncho

Inner Layer

Tshirt or Fleece

Track Pant

Extra pair of Socks

Trekking/ Hiking Shoes (Forclaz 100 and above or Arpenaz 100. Checkout in Decathlon stores)

Woolen Cap

Rucksack (At least 40L)

Mufflers/ Neck Warmer

Extra pair of Clothes

Undergarments

Slippers

Power Bank

Sunscreen Lotion

Sunglasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Tissue Roll

Hand Sanitizer

Personal Toiletries

Medicines

First Aid Kit

*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season

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