Goethals Trek located in the state of Sikkim, India
Goechala Trek, Goecha-la is one of the famous place for Trekkers in India. The beautiful valleys, gardens, Flora and Fauna, thick forest, and the beauty of the Goecha captivate everyone who comes to visit this place. Daarjling is considered the gateway of Sikkim.
And from here one can choose a great trek. From where this trek is designed, that is known Kanchenjunga National Park.
Goecha-la is the attractive place who makes trek wonderful and fabulous between trekking communities. The Trekking Trail starts from Yoksom city. For its historical significance it is a main route in Sikkim.
Why is Goechala Trek?
Goechala or Sikkim is also known for its prosperousness, traditional culture. On the other hand of trek we see Kanchenjunga’s attractive green Mountains, meadows, snow-capped mountains.
Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world. People become happy by looking at the litigants.
Mount Pandim, Kabru, Goecha-la is the beautiful scenes of Rohtang. Who captivates to trekkers to come here. Rohtang is a notable place.
Kanchenjunga is one of the most visited places. On the way, you see wildflowers, lust Oak trees, and thick rhododendron forests.
Once you come here you realize that Kanchenjunga is the natural creation of God on the Earth.
Kanchenjunga is the natural creation of God.
Best time for Goechala Trek
The best time duration for this trek is April- June and you can do September to October.
It is good for you that last June to September month you should not do this trek due to the monsoon.
As all, you know that monsoon is not the best time for the trek.
In January or February, the temperature of Goecha-la are is below -18 degree
In the summer the temperature is around 15- 21 C
The night temperature is found -1 C to – 7 In September the day temperature is 10 C-13 C and the night temperature is 5 C to -6 C
Why to choose Goechala Trek?
Before heading towards the itinerary, it is really essential to perceive the reason behind choosing Goechala trek.
See firstly, the trekking distance is a total of by taxi 300 Km and on foot 86 km which is to be covered into 10 nights 11 days.
Goechala trek is a high altitude mountain trek Altitudes is 4940 Meters
The Starting trail is not that abrupt and sheer as compare to other treks. So this trek is not for beginners – try to another trek in Uttarakhand Himalayas
Need proper gear & clothing for sub-zero temperature?
You got to see so many heavenly bodies at one place like the panoramic view of the Sikkim Himalayan ranges, meadows, one of the beautiful, forests, waterfall, snow mountain, different cultures or wildlife animals, different variety of flora and fauna surpassing through bona fide Sikkim or west Bengal heritage and culture.
Do spare time in Interaction with locals, and you will get to know about some of the ancient tales of Indian mythology or local cultures
Goechala trek in summers, the Sikkim valley turns totally different and amusing because of meadows, wildflowers, and woods blooming in different colors.
Beautiful landscapes so carry proper photo gear & Extra battery backup.
The backpack should not exceed 12 kg only
Trekker carry your Photo ID, Adhar Card, Passport, Visa, for entry at Police check posts on the trek it is very important
Foreigners need to Inner line permit
Altitude we are going to cover per day in Goechala Trek
Yuksom Altitude- 5,700 feet.
Sachen Altitude – 7,200 feet.
Tshokha Altitude – 9,700 feet
Bakhim Altitude – 8,600 feet
Dzongri Altitude – 12,980 feet.
Dzongari Summit Altitude – 13,675 feet
Thansing Altitude – 12,900 feet
Lamuney Altitude- 13,650 feet.
Goechala Summit altitude – 15,100 feet
Getting to Base Camp Yuksom in Goechala Trek
You can reach Jalpaiguri or NJP Railway Station this is oldest or beautiful railway station in south west of Sikkim!
Vehicles will be arranged and there you can meet our office member.
Note: – Himalayan Hikers arrange vehicles for you from NJP Railway Station Pickup and Drop Tempo
You will be reach Yuksom hotel by 5:00 Pm to 6:00 pm
Key Points of Goechala Trek
Duration: – 10 Nights 11 Days from Jalpaiguri to Jalpaiguri station
Base camp: – Yuksom
Summer Temperature: – Day 12°C to 20°C and Night 2° C to 8° C
Goechala summit Altitude: – 4940 Meters
Best Time: – May, June, September, October,
Trek Level: – Moderate
Trek distance: – On foot 86 Km – By taxi 300 km
Group Size: – minimum 5 people maximum 15 people
Short Itinerary of Goechala Trek
Day 1– Pickup to you from New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP) Drive to Yuksom base camp (150 km) (6/7 Hours) (5,700 feet) overnight stay Hotel house
Day 2– Trek from Yuksom base camp to Sachen camp (08 km) (5/6 Hours) (7,200 feet) over night stay camp
Day 3– Trek from Sachen to Tsokha camp (9700 feet) via Bakhim (07 km) (4/5 Hours) (8,600 feet) overnight stay in camp
Day 4– Trek from Tsokha camp to Dzongari camp (12980 feet) via Phedang (09 km) (8/9 Hours) (10500 feet) over night stay in camp
Day 5– Rest Day + Acclimatization Day
Day 6– Trek from Dzongari to Thansing camp (12900 feet) via Kokcharang (10 km) (6 hours) (12000 feet) over night stay in tent
Day 7– Trek from Thansing to Lamuney camp (04 km) (3/4 Hours) (13650 feet) Overnight stay in camp
Day 8– Trek from Lamuney to Goechala summit (15100 feet) via Samiti Lake and descent to Thansing (17 km) (11/12 Km) (12900 feet) overnight stay camp
Day 9– Trek from Thansing to Tsokha (9700 feet) via Phedang (16 km) (7/8 hours) overnight stay camp
Day 10– Trek from Tsokha to Yuksom (5700 feet) via Bakhim and Sachen (15 km) (6/7 Hours) over night stay Hotel
Day 11– After breakfast Drive from Yuksom to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) (150 km) (7/8 hours) reach evening 5 to 6 pm