Goecha La trek: At the lap of the mighty Kangchenjunga | 29th March | Arrival at NJP. Private vehicle to Yuksom - 150 km drive - 6 hours 30th March | Yuksom (5700 ft) to Sachen (7200 ft)- 8 km - 6 hours 31st March | Sachen (7200 ft) to Tshokha (9701 ft) - 7 km - 6 hours 1st April | Tshokha (9701 ft) to Dzongri (12980 ft)- 10 km - 7 hours 2nd April | Dzongri (12980 ft) to Dzongri Top (13675 ft) to Thansing (12900 ft) - 10 km - 6 hours 3rd April | Thansing (12900 ft) to Lamuney ( 13650 ft) - 4 Km - 2 hours 4th April | Lamuney (12650ft) to Goecha La (16200 ft) to Thansing ( 12900 ft)- 22 km - 15 hours 5th April | Thansing (12900 ft) to Thsokha (9700 ft) - 16 km - 7 hours 6th April | Tshoka to Yuksom - 15 kms - 6 hours 7th April | Yuksom to NJP. Private vehicle - 150 km drive - 6 hours.  

Goecha La trek: At the lap of the mighty Kangchenjunga


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Yuksom, Sikkim, India


What's Included

- Stay in guesthouses at Yuksom on Day 1 and Day 9
- All meals from Day 2 to Day 9
- Expert guide
- Tents, sleeping bags and mats
- Service of an experienced trek leader
- Porters and mules for common items
- All necessary permits


What's Excluded

- All transportation charges till Yuksom. We can arrange a private pick and drop from NJP, the cost of which needs to be shared by all.
- All meals in transit
- Personal expenses and tips- Individual mule + Porter charges

NOTE: All trekkers are required to carry their own backpack along with their personal belongings. Porter facility can be availed at an additional cost


Cancellation Policy

20 days before the event start date: No Refund
20- 45 days before the event start date: 50% Refund
Before 45 days of the event start date: 75% Refund
Do go through our detailed T&C



DETAILS

Day 1
29th March | Arrival at NJP. Private vehicle to Yuksom - 150 km drive - 6 hours

Travel Not Included

Hotel

Dinner

The Goechala Trek starts from Yuksom, which was once the capital of Sikkim. Yuksom is 150 kms away from NJP and takes appx 6 - 8 hrs to reach. The team is picked up from the NJP station around 10 am in a private vehicle. Yuksom being a historical town provides a perfect glimpse of the rich heritage and religious traditions of the state. At Yuksom, accommodation will be provided at a guesthouse. The evening can be spent exploring the town and shopping any last minute items.


Day 2
30th March | Yuksom (5700 ft) to Sachen (7200 ft)- 8 km - 6 hours

Trek

Hotel

All Meals

Sachen is appx 8 kms away from Yuksom and takes 6 hours to reach. As we leave the Yuksom village behind, the trail crosses vast landscapes leading to the valley of the serene river Rathong. Crossing the valley, the trail takes a sharp turn to forested lands of Oak, Fir, Bamboo and Pine tree with each step becoming denser with thick growth of trees. Trekking through the forest for around 30 minutes, we reach the first iron bridge. As we continue on this trail we are greeted by the spectacular beauty of the Tshushay Khola waterfalls which flows to meet the Perk river. We cross another iron bridge and a gradual ascent leads us to the third iron bridge over Mentogang Khola river. From here it’s another 20 minutes of trek to the Sachen campsite.


Day 3
31st March | Sachen (7200 ft) to Tshokha (9701 ft) - 7 km - 6 hours

Trek

Tents

All Meals

It is a distance of 5 km from Sachen to Tshokha. Initially a pleasant walk, the trail becomes steep before Bhakim (8600 ft). From Bhakim, Tshokha is only 2 kms away with the trail lined up with rhododendrons and alpine berries. We can find the presence of beautiful Magnolias and Rhododendrons here. We come across an iron bridge over the river Perk a km from Sachen. From here we can see the waving prayer flags which mark the beginning of the Goechala trail. It is a steep ascent till Bhakim. Try to spot Mt. Pandim and Mt. Tenzinkhay en route. Tshokha is another 2 km from Bhakim. There are trekkers hut in this region which can accommodate around 20 trekkers. The Tshokha campsite is a wonderful location with fascinating views of the snow clad Himalayan peaks especially Kanchenjunga and Pandin.


Day 4
1st April | Tshokha (9701 ft) to Dzongri (12980 ft)- 10 km - 7 hours

Trek

Tents

All Meals

Dzongri is 9 km away from Tshokha and takes appx 8 hours to reach. The route to Dzongri goes via Phedang (1-500ft) which is located midway. It is a steep ascent all the way to Dzongri through trails covered with Rhododendrons.


Day 5
2nd April | Dzongri (12980 ft) to Dzongri Top (13675 ft) to Thansing (12900 ft) - 10 km - 6 hours

Trek

Tents

All Meals

Dzongri top is an hours hike from Dzongri. The pictorial view from Dzongri top is quiet mesmerizing. The top is marked by the prayer flags. Enjoy the view of peaks such as Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Kabru (7353 m), Padim (6691 m), Koktang (6147 m) and Narsing (5825 m).

After sometime on the top, we continue on the trail to Lamuney via Kokcharang (12000 ft) and Thansing (12900 ft). It is and 8 km trek from Dzongri to Thansing and takes appx 5 hours. The initial trail is amont lush green meadows and dense rhododendron plantations followed by deep forested areas. The trail descends before Kokcharang. From here it is a straight walk down towards the bridge of Prekchu river. From here Thansing is another 2 kms away on a gradual ascending trail. From Thansing Lamuney is another 2 hours away. The trail to Lamuney passes through meadows with over stretched pastures on both sides. Today was a tough day. Spend the evening relaxing at the campsite.


Day 6
3rd April | Thansing (12900 ft) to Lamuney ( 13650 ft) - 4 Km - 2 hours

Trek

Tents

All Meals

Today is a relaxed day. We trek 2 hours to Lamuney through meadows with over stretched pastures on both side. Spend the day exploring Lamuney and beyond. Sleep early tonight as we need to start early to Goechla the next day


Day 7
4th April | Lamuney (12650ft) to Goecha La (16200 ft) to Thansing ( 12900 ft)- 22 km - 15 hours

Trek

Tents

All Meals

It is the D day. Today is the longest day of our trek and the most awaited day as well. The good news is all we need to carry today is a day pack. Expect an early morning wake up call. We start the first leg of our hike, towards Samiti lake which takes appx an hour to reach. From here is a steep ascent of 2 kms to viewpoint 1. From here the route descent to the km long Zemathan pass. Another 2 kms from here takes us to viewpoint 2. From here Goechala is another 2 kms away. Witness the mighty Kanchenjunga from here, a view that takes one's breath away.

We trace our route back all the way to Thansing where we camp for the night.


Day 8
5th April | Thansing (12900 ft) to Thsokha (9700 ft) - 16 km - 7 hours

Trek

Hotel

All Meals

We retrace our route from Thansing and cover a distance of 16 kms to Tshokha. From Thansing, Phedang takes 5 hours to reach and another 2 - 3 hours to Tshokha.


Day 9
6th April | Tshoka to Yuksom - 15 kms - 6 hours

Trek

Hotel

All Meals

We retrace our route from Tshokha to Yuksom. It is a distance of 15 kms and takes appx 7 hours to reach.


Day 10
7th April | Yuksom to NJP. Private vehicle - 150 km drive - 6 hours.

Travel Not Included

Stay Not Applicable

Meals Not Included

After breakfast we board our private vehicle to NJP. Overnight trail to Kolkata.



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"The Great Escape" upholds its name, literally! Among the couple of trekking organisations that I have hiked with in Himalayas, TGE is one of the best. They plan the trek very well, adapting the route and camping locations to factors like weather and the footfall. The support staff is experienced and deft, food great, and trekking practices "green". The organisers themselves are friendly and look after the group well. At the same time, they are firm, decisive, and in a mode of continuous improvement! It is a pleasure trekking with TGE, and I would highly recommend them! Good luck Reetu & Jamila...and keep rocking !


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