Goecha-La Trail (In West Sikkim)
Goecha-La TrailTrip Overview:
Duration; 10 Days
Maximum Altitude; 4030m
Maximum Camp Altitude; 4030 M
Trek Start Point; Yoksum
Trek Ending Point; Yoksum
Best Season: March, April, May, October, November, Mid-Dec
This Trek will take you through West Sikkim.
DAY-01- Arrival at nearest Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri railway (train) Station transfer to Kurseong about 90 kms, 2 hours drive by luxurious vehicle.
Arrival at Bhadrapur / Biratnager Airport (Nepal) Transfer to Kurseong, about 4 hours drive by luxurious vehicle. A journey to Kurseong is beautiful experience. The road passes through lush green forest, teagardens, mountain views, water falls, Mountain River and more. A complete journey to Kurseong a delightful experience simply out of the world.
Kurseong (1486 m), it is nearest hill station, a picturesque tourist resort, it provides excellent view of the southern plains. O/ N at hotel in Kurseong.
DAY-02- Drive from Kurseong to Yoksom (1700 m) 75 kms, it will take 4-5 hours drive. It was the first capital of Sikkim, according to the historical records. For adventurous and lovers of nature Yoksom has an altogether different meaning as the trek to Dzongri begins at Yoksom. The base camp for mountaineering expeditions also begins at Yoksom. Lunch at enroute. Over night stay in hotel at Pelling.
DAY-03- Trail from Yoksom to up hill Bakhim (3050 m) 16 kms, 7-8 hours trek. The trail now runs through rich wooden hill abounding in flora and fauna, going as it does through moss- laden forest of Oaks, spruce, chestnut pines and giant magnolias and rhododendrons, a botanist’s paradise. Not to be out one, the naturalists can view hundreds of varieties of exotic birds. Among the animals are Himalayan brown bear, black bear, barking deer, musk deer, red panda and more are found here. Lunch at enroute and over night stay at trekker hut in Tshoka.
DAY-04- Trail from Tshoka to Dzongri (4070 m) 10 kms, 6 hours trek. Each steep step to Dzongri leads to the world of the famed Kanchanjunga massive. The steady and demanding climb passes through gullies laid grazing yaks and mountain sheep through Tsoka. Straight ahead is the third highest in the world- the legendary Kanchanjunga, it worth the excellent and imposing view one gets of the Kanchanjunga along with the colorful rhododendron flower. Lunch at enroute and over night stay at Dzongri.
DAY-05- Day rest for acclimatization and nature trail around Dzongri area. Over night stay at Dzongri.
DAY-06- Trail from Dzongri to Thangshing (3800m) 9 kms, 3 hours trek, a gentle climb, leading into the most beautiful valleys of all situated at the base of Juponu peak. Surrounded on all sides by massive mountains here. Lunch enroute and over night stay at Thangshing.
DAY-07- Trail from Thangshing to Chemathang (4800 m) 8 kms, 4-5 hours trek, It is situated at the base of the mighty Pandim.The trekker with wonder going past splendid glacial lake and numerous as he walk amidst the legendary mountain of Sikkim. Lunch enroute and over night stay at Chemathang.
DAY-08- Trail from Chemathang to Up hill Goecha-La Top, 4 kms trek 2 hours trek. Still higher and more steep, Splendid view and closest too mighty Kanchanjunga and its surroundings are no longer at distance. The trekker is tempted to walk up further and touch the sky. Lunch enroute and over night stay at Chemathang.
DAY-09- Return trek to Thangshing, Lunch enroute and over night stay at Thangshing
DAY-10- Trek from Thangshing to Tshoka, 15kms, 5-6 hours, lunch enroute and over night stay at Tshoka.
DAY-11- Trek from Tshoka to Yoksum, 16kms, 6 hours, lunch enroute, at Leisure.
DAY-12- After lunch drive to Siliguri plan area. O / N stay in Siliguri.
DAY-13- Departure from Siliguri.
Terms and condition:
Visitors are requested to bring their own trek essentials, while having the right the trek kit with you for a trek is important, high tech- kit is not essential, sleeping bag, boots, woolen and cotton socks, light and heavy pullovers, jackets, medicines as per their requirement also bring plenty of sun screen and never underestimate the power of the sun at high altitude.
Visitors will be provided accommodation in deluxe hotels(twin sharing basis). During the entire trekking days management shall arrange trekker huts or tents (twin) for accommodation, hygienic & delicious food (vegetarian as well as non vegetarian). Luxurious vehicle will be provided by management throughout the trip.