Goechala Trek

11 DAYS - 10 NIGHTS
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Description

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.
Beautiful Snowy mountains

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.

beautiful mountains

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

Beautiful Lake

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

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Day 1: Pickup to you from New Jalpaiguri railway station (NJP) Drive to Yuksom base camp

Total distance 210 km150 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – By taxi

Altitude –Yuksom base – 5,700 feet

Night stay – Our Hotel – on twin share basis

Reach NJP railway station at 6:00 am, the vehicle will be arranged from there and the drive is towards Yuksom base camp. For entry, carry passport size photographs and original ID proof. The rules are foreigners are different.

Trekker carry you’re 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

Reach evening 6 pm Yuksom base camp; a beautiful town of Sikkim, it was once the capital and has several interesting things. There have glimpse of their rich heritage and culture. Explore this historic town in the evening and the arrangements will be made in a hotel.

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Day 2 : Trek from Yuksom base camp to Sachen camp

Trek Distance – 08 km – 5/6 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Sachen – 7,200 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

After breakfast trek from Yuksom is the starting point of Goechala trek. The trail passes along the beautiful fields of Yuksom and then goes through Rathong river valley. Trek through the dense forests where sunlight enters the area irregularly.

There are some slippery sections ahead. The attraction of this trail is the “Tshushay Khola falls” they are many small waterfalls joining the Prek River. Some log huts will be visible along the way.

Reach your campsite Sachen lying at an altitude of 7,200 feet, below it flows River Prek and the sounds of this gushing river can be heard. Setup your camps and retire for the night.

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Day 3 :Trek from Sachen to Tsokha camp (9700 feet) via Bakhim

Trek Distance – 07 km – 4/5 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Tsokha camp – 9,700 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Trek from Sachen to Tsokha is a steep ascent. Cross Prek River over a bridge, see the Buddhist prayer flags on the bridge, they look beautiful while they swing with the air.

After you cross this bridge, ascent through forest of Rhododendrons and Oaks. Trek through Bakhim and reach Tshoka, malt is very famous there “Tumba” find it in the cafes there. At monastery of Tshoka, get amusing views of the whole Kangchenjunga range and Pandim.

After setting up the camps have sumptuous food and retire for the night.

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Day 4 : Trek from Tsokha camp to Dzongari camp (12980 feet) via Phedang

Trek Distance – 09 km – 8/9 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On foot

Altitude – Dzongari – 12,980 feet

Night Stay – Camp – on twin share basis

Wake up early have some breakfast, start trek with packed lunch the trail from Tsokha to Dzongari is a picturesque one, the climb is steep but if you trek in the spring season, amid forest the blooming Rhododendrons will blow your mind.

After crossing this section you reach Phedang, it is a wide forest clearing which offers excellent views of high mountains. Follow the trail and reach spectacular meadow of Dzongari which lies amid Kangchenjunga range.

Standing here and watching the rising peaks of Himalayas in every direction will fulfil your satisfaction of getting unmatched views. Setup your camp and settle for the day.

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Day 5 : Rest Day + Acclimatization Day

Wake up late morning 8 am, have good breakfast around 10: am enjoy camp today is the acclimatization day in Dzongari, go for a short hike today.

Trek to Dzongari top and spot these peaks

Kabru South & Kabru North

The Kabru Dome & Freky Peak

Kumbakarana

Kangchenjunga

Simro

Pandim

Jupono

Rathong, Return to your camps and explore the nearby areas.

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Day 6 : Trek from Dzongari to Thansing camp (12900 feet) via Kokcharang

Trek Distance –10 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On Foot.

Altitude – Thansing – 12,900 feet

Night Stay – Our camp – on twin share basis

Do not miss to witness the sun rising from Dzongari top because the changing color of peaks will make you stare at them, it is a one km trek. The top offers 180 degree views of Kangchenjunga peaks and Singalila ranges.

Thansing is visible from Dzongari top. Descent to reach Kokcharang and from there start the ascent to Thansing. Cross Prekchu River over a bridge and after a 2 km trek through boulder zone reach Thansing which lies at an altitude of 12900 feet.

Setup your camps wear enough to protect yourself against cold and retire for the night.

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Day 7 : Trek from Thansing to Lamuney camp

Trek Distance –04 km – 3/4 Hours journey

Mode of journey – On Foot.

Altitude – Lamunery – 13,650 feet

Night Stay – Our camp – on twin share basis

The trek from Thansing to Lamuney is an easy one on the levelled trail and it is the easiest day of Goechala trek. Go through the undulating meadows and reach the campsite in 3 hours.

Move towards Samiti Lake which lies ahead your campsite, the trail is rocky and steep. There you can spot colorful birds and mountain goats around this lake. Camping is restricted here so after spending good time there get back to Lamuney. At Lamuney retire for the night.

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Day 8: Trek from Lamuney to Goechala summit (15100 feet) via Samiti Lake and descent to Thansing

Distance – 17 km – 11/12 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Goechala summit – 15,100 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Today is the toughest and longest day of this trek. So start early to have enough time for ascending and descending. Head towards Samiti Lake, now the steep ascent starts towards Goechala which lies at an elevation of 15100 feet.
Cross the steep climb and reach a narrow ridge, pass through it carefully because it moves through mountain sides. Witness the sunrise changing the color of snow covered peaks, it looks bewitching.

Spot these peaks from here –

Kabru South & Kabru North

The Kabru Dome & Kangchenjunga

Gocha Jupono

Sinvo

Tenzingkhang

After good time at the Goechala viewpoint, start the descent to Lamuney. Have lunch there and get down to Thansing. Settle for the day in your camps.

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Day 9: Trek from Thansing to Tsokha (9700 feet) via Phedang

Distance – 16 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Tsokha – 9,700 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Go through the forests section and the trek is mostly on flat land with some ascents and descents. The beautiful Rhododendrons on the way and sight of Mt. Pandim makes the hike pleasant.

Reach Phedang, rest here in the rich ambience for some time. Now, descent towards Tsokha it is 5 km way from this point. Pass through the rich areas of Flora and Fauna. Do not take many breaks on the way to reach Tsokha on time.

Setup your camps there and retire for the night.

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Day 10: Trek from Tsokha to Yuksom (5700 feet) via Bakhim and Sachen

Distance – 15 km – 6/7 Hours journey

Mode of journey –On foot

Altitude – Yuksom – 5,700 feet

Night Stay – Camp site – on twin share basis

Follow the same path from Tshoka to Yuksom, the trek is an easy one. Pass through Bakhim and Sachen. Take a short break there and continue the descent.

Now, cross some ascents and reach Yuksom. Arrangements will be made in a hotel, have delicious food and sleep comfortably.

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Day 11: After breakfast Drive from Yuksom to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) (150 km) (7/8 hours) reach evening 5 to 6 pm

Distance – 150 km – 7/8 Hours journey

Mode of journey –By taxi

Today is last breakfast with team Himalayan hikers the trekkers’ departures Day from Yuksom to NJP Railway station

Reached Jalpaiguri (NJP) evening 4 to 6 pm
You can booked your train any time after 7:00 Pm

Things to carry on trek

Mandatory Documents

Please carry the documents given below

Original and photocopy of government photo identity card- (Aadhar Card, Driving License, Voters ID, etc,
Passport and Visa important to foreigners
Medical Certificate (First part should be filled by the Doctor and Second part by the Trekker)
Declaration Certificates

Note: –  Many trekkers commit the same mistake of carrying unnecessary items on a trek which only makes the backpack heavy. It is important to know the right items to carry.
It differs from season to season if you are trekking in summers then carry less layers of warm clothing and if you are trekking in winters carry enough layers to protect yourself against chilly cold.

Necessary Items for trekkers

carry on a trek

Backpack (50 to 60 liters)
A strongly built backpack with good support is compulsory for a trek. (Rain cover is important)

Sturdy Trekking Shoes
The shoes should be strong enough with good support. The people ask if sports shoes would be comfortable but it is good to bring the right trekking shoes.

The Clothes You Should Bring On a Trek
Avoid keeping extra clothes because it only makes you backpack heavy.

Trek Pants – The jeans are never suitable for a trek so you need at least 2-3 trek pants for treks carry more for longer treks.

Jacket – Jackets are very important to carry on a trek it protects you against the chilly weather. So carry 2 jackets on a week long trek.

Layers of warm Clothing 
Carry warm woolen layers or fleece. Carry more layers during winter season (at least 2 to 3) and less during summer.

Thermals – The Temperature decreases at night so you might be need thermals for Night.

T- Shirts – Bring those t shirts which dry fast.

Poncho –They are needed if you are trekking on a Rainy day to keep you dry.

Hiking Pole

Water Bottle 2

Cap or Balaclava

Sunglasses

Slippers

Woolen and Waterproof Gloves

Socks (Woolen and Regular)

Sunscreen

Torch head light

Personal Toiletry Items –  (toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, sanitizer etc.)

Carry Personal Medical Kit

Personal Medical Kit (Carry minimum 5 tablets and maximum 10)

Medical Kit

Diamox – (Prevents altitude sickness)

Digene – (It cures discomfort in stomach, acidity)

Crocin Advance – (Cures fever and headache)

Aspirin/Combiflam – (Pain reliever)

Disprin – (Cures headache)

Avomine – (Prevents motion sickness)

Avil – (It treat allergies)

Norflox TZ & Lomofen – (Prevents Diarrhoea)

Ranitidine – (Reduces the amount of acid in stomach)

Volini/Moov spray – (For sprains)

Betadine/Savlon – (Antiseptic cream)

ORS

Band aid

Cotton

Stretchable/Elastic bandage

Gauze

Note:- Use medicines only when prescribed by the doctor. In case you face any problem during your trek, discuss and take advice from the Professional guide.

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Personal Insurance

Medical Certificate

Personal toiletry Items and Personal Medicine kit

On first day En Route to base camp the Breakfast and Lunch are Not Included

Last Day En Route Lunch and Dinner are Not Included

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