8 Days
Duration
Sikkim
Destination
5
Min. Groupsize
Trekking
Tour Type

The trek to Goechala 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 the Goechala trek:

  • Certified, very experienced & Govt recognised ground staff.
  • Good quality & different variety of food is served during the whole trek.
  • Ample back up stuff. No shortage of food to any member during the trek.
  • Govt. recognised & certified guide.
  • Back up Oxygen cylinders for altitude issues.
  • Controlled group size : max 15 per group to give good logistics to each and every member.
  • Good, comfortable & hygenic staying facilities at Yuksam. No dormitories.
  • LAFL organises treks with the guidance of certified mountaineers who have been to this area many times.
  • Great value added services and discounts

NOTE : Arrangements to reach Yuksam will  be made by us included in the cost.

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Day 1 - Yuksom (5,600 ft) to Sachen (7,150 ft)

Yuksom (5,600 ft) to Sachen (7,150 ft)
2

Day 2 - Sachen (7,150 ft) to Tshokha (9,700 ft) via Bhakim (8,600 ft)

Sachen (7,150 ft) to Tshokha (9,700 ft) via Bhakim (8,600 ft)
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Day 3 - Tshokha (9,700 ft) to Dzongri (12,980 ft) via Phedang (12,000 ft)

Tshokha (9,700 ft) to Dzongri (12,980 ft) via Phedang (12,000 ft)
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Day 4 - Dzongri - Thangsing trek- (13,000 ft)- 8kms

After breakfast trail descends approx. 350m steep down to Kokchurung at the bank of river Preckchu. The walk down the hill is mostly through the rhododendron bushes. After crossing the river it is gradual climb to Thangsing passing through the silver fir and rhododendron forest. Lunch at Thangsing. O/N camp
5

Day 5 - Thansing to Samiti lake -Lamuyune trek - (14,000 ft)- 8kms

The trail is slight climb and it passes along the banks of the Prekchu river and the moraines. On the way one can see the herds of Yaks grazing on the meadows. O/N camp
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Day 6 - Samiti lake -Lamuyune to Goechala pass(15,300 ft) back to Thangsing - (13,000 ft) - 14kms

Wake-up early in the morning at around 3:30 AM and after tea walk up to Goechala. There will be packed breakfast. The trail is steep and passes through the moraines of Mt. Pandim . From the view point you climb down and walk through the flat and sandy area of Zemathang and then slowly climb up to Goechala pass which takes about 4 hrs. From here you can get the close view of the massive Mt. Khangchendzonga 8585m. After a while trek back to Samiti which takes around 2 hrs. Rest for a while and then trek to Lamini for lunch and then trek back to Thangsing for overnight camping. O/N camp
7

Day 7 - Thansing to Tshoka trek - (9,700 ft)

Wake-up early in the morning at around 3:30 AM and after tea walk up to Goechala. There will be packed breakfast. The trail is steep and passes through the moraines of Mt. Pandim . From the view point you climb down and walk through the flat and sandy area of Zemathang and then slowly climb up to Goechala pass which takes about 4 hrs. From here you can get the close view of the massive Mt. Khangchendzonga 8585m. After a while trek back to Samiti which takes around 2 hrs. Rest for a while and then trek to Lamini for lunch and then trek back to Thangsing for overnight camping. O/N camp
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Day 8 - Tsokha to Yuksam trek

Today you descend to the Prek Chu following the route you took up on the first day, and then contour gradually downwards to reach the village of Yuksam our starting point.

Fixed Departure Dates: reporting at NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport

  1. 30h Sept 2017
  2. 20th Oct 2017
INCLUDED Accommodation in non-ac rooms (Triple sharing) All veg meals during trekking
Camping gear* Inner Line Fees
Park & Sanctuary Fees Parking charges
Transport to & fro Yuksam. LAFL Service Charges
NOT INCLUDED All beverages (including bottled mineral water) Personal expenses
Camera fees Meals apart from those during the trek
All insurance All tips
Phone and internet usage Personal medical requirements
All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section

Please note that cancellation charges are calculated of the total amount payable and not of advance amount. If 100% of the amount is not paid while registering, the cancellation policy stands void.

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