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    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2017
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    Jalpaiguri

    About the Destination:Goecha La is a tiny place located in Sikkim, and Goecha La trek is a dream and desire for hundreds of adventure lovers throughout the country. Entangled amidst vibrant and colourful flora and fauna, it is also the way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park to dive into the natural beauty. It is not about Kanchenjunga alone but the combination of other big summits around it makes Goechala Trek an absolute adventure to many and it is a great pleasure to watch these summits from the landscapes filled with exotic flowers and immensely attractive meadows and forests.To watch the mountains clearly, you should visit Goechala during October to November since the sky will be completely clear during this time and the sunset, as well as sunrise views, would be perfect. But the cold climate that welcoming winter season would be a bit tough but still it is considered to be the suitable time to enjoy the snow-clad peaks without restraints. The altitude Goechala is posing before the trekkers is 4940 meters and that is the best reason for gathering trekkers from all over the world to the small state of Sikkim.About the trek:You are happily invited to take part in an 11-day trek to Goechala to watch the mighty Kanchenjunga closer to your eyes alongside the best Himalayan peaks in the region. The trek begins with your arrival at Bagdogra Airport or NJP railway station. Yuksom is where you will stay on the first night and from there, the exciting trek to Goechala commences. Teesta River and the uphill drive to cross a bridge in Legship will be an irreplaceable act of happiness. Yuksom to Sachen covering Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge and lush green forests will be the most happening route of the trek until you reach Tshoka that is undoubtedly beautiful with the presence of Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations and many more scenic visuals.Tshokha to Phedang will take you to experience the cuddling features of thick rhododendron forests whereas Dzongri will be offering you the best views of Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Kanchenjunga and Pandim which are the towering peaks in the Himalayas. Thangshing would be waiting for you with multiple prayer flags, chortens, and the abnormally beautiful views of the Pandim Peak along with the gushing sounds of Prek Chu River. Climbing uphill through the moraines, to reach the Samiti Lake and the Zemathang Plateau which are the gateways to Goechala. Capture all the possible moments overwhelmingly beautified by the sights of Kanchenjunga and other major peaks touching the white clouds above and complete your trek on the 11th day after returning to Yuksom and from there to Bagdogra.The two major things you should do before the start of the trek are making an entry at the police station with submitting a photo identity proof copies and paying the permit fees at the forest check post. Also, the camera charges would be additional but you can get this done with the help of your trek leader by paying the amount.Quick Facts: Trekking Distance: 90 Km Maximum Altitude: 16,200ft Temperature Range: April – June: 15 to 22 Degrees (Days); -1 to 7 Degrees (Nights) September – Nov: 10 to 15 Degrees (Days); -5 to 5 Degrees (Nights) Difficulty Level: DifficultStarting and Ending Point: The trek starts and ends at SankriRailway Station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station, which is 150 km away from YuksomAirport: Bagdogra Airport which is 170 Kms from YuksomBase Camp: Yuksom (10 hrs drive from Dehradun)ATM: Jorethong which is one the way Yuksom thas the last ATM point before your trek begins.

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    Yuksom

    About the Destinations: If you want to live a Himalayan trekking experience to the fullest, attempt the Goecha la Trekking in Sikkim. For, it takes you on a fulfilling and rich journey that has you capture the Himalayan framework like no other trek. Originating from the historic Yuksom settlement (1,780m), the trail ascends to pass through really old rhododendron forests to land at clearings formed by high altitude alpine meadows. With the incredible view of the Kangchanjunga, the highlight of this experience is the Goechala Pass (4,940m) from where the second tallest Himalayan peak seems just an arm’s distance away. Just right for a seasoned trekker, the Goechala trek in Sikkim puts forth challenges of subtropical bamboo forests, luxuriant ferns, and dense forests of oak to eventually open vistas that provide uninterrupted views of the Kanchenjunga.

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  • About the Activity:Indulge in this 9 day tour of Sikkim for a relishing experience of the most beautiful region of north India.The breath taking landscapes that include mountains, waterfalls, forests, lakes and monasteries have been attracting thousands of people.During this tour you will be witnessing the charming beauty of Changu Lake, Lachung Chu, Yumthnag valley etc.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

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    Gangtok

    About the Destination:Dzongri Trek is considered as one of the shortest high altitude trekking in Sikkim. This trek has been attracting a lot of travellers from far and wide.  Nestled high in the Himalayas between China to the north, Bhutan to east and Nepal to eastern frontier, Sikkim is often described as a land of unparalleled scenic beauty. A hidden gem in the north-eastern region of the country, trekkers on this trek gets introduced to the fascinating beauty of picturesque landscapes, exotic wildlife and rolling wildlife. The Yuksom to Dzongri trek in Sikkim is one of those trekking trips in India that will bring you to virgin, undiscovered lands coupled with the towering mountain peaks for a company that will ensure that you are among great company. The trek is often dubbed as ‘walking in Paradise’ and can be safely said that it is a traveller’s delight. As you continue your trek you will come across the sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri. Treat your eyes to the view of the mountains with a patchwork of green and gold streaked with blue made by the snow-capped mountains at the distant. As you keep continuing your trek you will also you will also come across some rare birds and animal species which will make you want it to explore more and more. Feel the thrill as you continue your trek through the verdant valley and the deep gorges as you keep continuing your trek. Although the Yuksom Dzongri Trek is considered as a remote trek this treks is very famous among the trekkers and the nature lovers. Pass through the hundreds of Rhododendron and valleys covered with lichen and moss. One can also do birding and also encounters with herds of Bharal or Blue mountain sheep which is very famous here.About the Departure:The Yuksom Dzongri trek will take you to the heart of the beautiful Sikkim landscape. One will be tasked to make their way through the rugged, challenging and fascinating trails. Offering you a glimpse of some of the magnificent peaks like Kabru (7,353m), Ratong (6,678m), Kanchenjunga (8,534m), Koktang (6,147m), Pandim (6,691m) and Narsingh (5,825m). Along with your way to the Dzongri peak, you can also visit several other attractions as well.This includes some of the popular and stunning waterfalls within the region, sunset point like Tiger Hill in Darjeeling which will cap off a wonderful trek. The trek will lead you to some of the majestic sights of the mountains and the distant valleys. This trek is considered as a moderate trek.  The temperature here might go beyond the freezing point at any time of the year. This exotic trek takes you through the thick pristine forest of Sikkim Himalayas takes you to the highest point of at Dzongri Top around 15000 ft from where one can imbibe the splendour of Kanchenjunga National Park.  You will complete this trek in a period of eleven days. Come across the famous and beautiful Khecheopalri Lake. It is believed that the birds here do not allow any leaves to fall on the lake. This trek shares the similar trek course to Chaurikhang the HMI Basecamp and Goechala Trek and starts at Yuksom. Listen to the chirping of the birds and spend some time staring at the small lakes while you head out on this trek. Head out for this amazing trek and also get a chance to explore the beautiful northeast. An augmentation of the Dzongri Trek, the Yuksom-Dzongri Trek brings the crude trekking adventure at its best beyond and past the glades where the trekkers can come close to nature.Yuksom Dzongri trek Highlights:- Yuksom Dzongri Trek is one the most prominent short high elevation trek and is considered as a shorter form of the Goechala Trek.- This trek will take you through some of the most beautiful views of the majestic mountains and the beckoning valleys.- Spend some time staring at the might white peaks and pass through the small streams on your way.- Catch a glimpse of some of the magnificent peaks like Kabru, Ratong, Kanchenjunga, Koktang, Pandim and Narsingh.- Visit the waterfall and spend some time getting close to nature.- Also, meet the local people here and get a chance to know about the culture of Northeast.Quick Facts:Trekking Distance:  50kmMaximum Altitude: 13,700ftDifficulty Level: Moderate Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station which is about 150 kilometres away from YuksomAirport: Bagdogra Airpot which is 135 kilometres from Yuksom

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    Darjeeling

    About the Activity: With Singalila ridge trek extravaganza, brace yourself for some of the most breath-taking sights of the Himalayas. You will be making your way to the lovely Singalila Ridge, the international border line of India and Nepal. Enjoy the trail amidst the bountiful Singalila National Park where you are greeted by an array of conifers, rhododendrons as well as orchids. The experience also gives you a feel of the diverse and rich culture of Tibetan, Mongolian, and Indians and immigrant Nepalese. The religion of Buddhism is highly prominent here. On the Singalila Ridge Trek, you will get to feast your eyes on Kanchenjunga, Everest and Lhotse. Kanchenjunga and its ringing ranges appear like somebody sleeping up-close and thus the sight is known as 'The Sleeping Buddha'. Singalila Ridge extends from one of the ridges that plunge from the lofty snows of Kanchenjunga. With a fine mix of adventure, culture and sightseeing, the experience makes for a memorable one. Altitude: 3636m

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    Darjeeling

    About the Destination: Embark upon Dzongri Goechala Trek, which is considered as one of the finest trekking destinations in Sikkim. Positioned in the Himalayan Mountains, this state offers many charms of nature. Abounding in culture, beautiful landscape and biodiversity, it lures several travellers across. The Goechala Trek to Dzongri is a delightful one with awe-inspiring snowy summits accompanying you. When here, feast your eyes on a melody of colours from green to gold and blue. A high mountain pass, Goechala's main highlight is the breath-taking view of Kanchenjunga, world's third highest mountain. It also serves as the basecamp for the brazen who want to undertake a trek to this summit. Begin the trip with unravelling the several delights of Darjeeling with a sightseeing trip. Also, get to visit Yuksom that once served as the capital of Sikkim. Along the journey, enjoy a beautiful trail along Rathong River gorge. Make way amidst forest of oak, pine, rhododendrons and magnolia. Get to set your sights on snowy peaks such as Sinolchu, Kabru, Pandim, Jopuno, Kokthang, Narsing and Talung. Also, catch the breath-taking sunrise at Dzongri and climb up to the vast grassland at Thangsing. Lap up a direct view of the eastern wall of Kanchenjunga along with small summits of Rathong and Kabru. The treats of this experience are plenty! Altitude: 4984mGoechala Trek Video (Credits: George Thengummoottil):   

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    Very Good 4.0
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    61262


  • About the Activity:This enchanting 11 day tour of Sikkim including Dzongri enables you to revel in a distinct experience since the location is brimming with serenity.Embark on this tour that starts at Bagdogra and then move to witness the unrivaled tranquility of Gangtok, Yuksom, Tshoka, Dzongri and Darjeeling.Pass through the captivating mountain peaks, monasteries, tea plantations, museum and pagodas.Indulge in a local sightseeing which lets you mingle with the native people and from them you will get to know more about the indigenous culture and tradition.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

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    Darjeeling

    Located in the laps of Himalayas, the small and beautiful state of Sikkim abounds in nature, culture and adventure. It has the unique distinction of being bounded by three sovereign nations; Nepal in the west, Bhutan in the east and China's Tibet in the north. It also shares its southern border with the state of West Bengal. Inhabitants of the state are the Lepchas, Bhutias and Nepalis. The land of orchids & The land of tranquillity, these are some of the ways in which Sikkim has been described. In fact, in all its manifestations Sikkim has been projected as a naturalists paradise. Tosar Lake is located at the junction of the Mangan Ridge and the Chola range. To the south east of the lake, is a giant cliff or mountain overlooking the lake. It is considered sacred and worshiped by the local people. This trek takes on the old traditional yak and cow trails in the Reserve forest and starts from Naga, Meyong, and Kaley with an altitude ranging from 1800 meters to 4000 meters at Tosar Lake. It passes through soggy temperature forest of broad leaved species and bamboos, temperate forest of conifer and rhodendron and damp alpine. Trek on this route requires a special permit from the Home Department, Government of Sikkim. The trek in magnificent sikkim begins from the road head at Naksuk, Naga RF above Naga village which is about an hour drive from Mangan base camp. This trail follows the steep path used by herds of cows through wet temperate forest. This trek is the most popular trek in North Sikkim and is famous for great mountain views, floral spectacle in summer, beautiful birds and views of pristine forest.  

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    Very Good 4.0
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    Gangtok

    About the Activity:Have a good time in the most scenic places around Sikkim during this 12 day long sightseeing tour.The major places you cover are Bagdogra, Kalimpong, Gangtok, Pelling, Yuksom and Darjeeling.Sikkim being known for its clear mountain air, pristine landscapes and quaint monasteries, attracts a number of tourists year around.Spot Siberian tigers and red pandas at the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, catch the sunrise over the Kanchenjunga Peak, visit Directorate of Handicraft and Handloom tour and Rumtek Monastery.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip. 

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  • About the Activity:Use this opportunity to cover the most scenic places in the foothills of Kanchenjunga with 14 day long trekking and sightseeing tour. Visit Mt. Thingchinkang is the highlight of this trip.Your trip will be going through some exotic locations such as Gangtok, Yuksom,Tsokha, Phedang, Dzongri, Thangsing, Mt. Thingchinkang etc.Revel in the beauty of sacred lakes, flowering valleys, Alpine forests, mountain peaks and rhododendron forests during the trek.The package includes food, accommodation and pick up and drop off as well.

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    Darjeeling

    About the Activity:Embark on this tour of 10 days that includes an invigorating Singalila trek; it covers the famous spots of trek lovers around Mt. Everest.You will be travelling through Bagdogra, Hee Bermiok, Samma Taar Nature Camp, Barsey, Jorebotey, Phoktey, Chiwa Bhanjyang, Hee Bermiok, Gangtok/Bagdogra etc.During the tour you might be enjoying the relishing sights of different caves, lakes, waterfalls, botanical garden, water garden, red Panda gate, oak forest, rhododendron valleys, Mt Everest and Mt KhangchendzongaThis trekking expedition offers several easy and challenging trails to the trekkers. It is in this tour that the trekkers can also visit several towns and villages around Gangtok and can explore their life and culture.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

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    Very Good 4.0

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    15625


  • About the Activity:This 10 day trekking tour of Tholung takes you through a picturesque locality filled with beautiful valleys, tea estates, mountain peaks and much more.The places you will be visiting during this tour are Gangtok, Lingza, Tholung Gompa, Upper Tholung, Changey and Singhik.Embark on to relish the sights of tea plantations, tropical forests, rustic hamlets, alluring rivers and lakes, monasteries, hillocks, mountain peaks etc.The routes are perfect for those who really seek for trekking in north east.The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.

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    21250


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    Guwahati

    About the Activity: Located in the beautiful north eastern region of India, Arunachal Pradesh is a beautiful destination that is replete with all the glorious beauties. Make your dream of visiting this distant land come true with this beautiful Arunachal Pradesh Tour package. The valleys and hills, the simple homestays, the farm land, the colourful monasteries, the lush green landscape, the remote villages and the lofty mountains will charm you to no end. Head to this magical land in on an Arunachal Pradesh Tour Package and explore the beauties of this mysterious land that will captivate your imagination with its sights. If Arunachal is on your bucket list, then now is the time to explore it! Meal Types: Vegetarian and Non vegetarian Activities:Jungle Trek, Monastery Visits, Camping , Local Tours, Picnic Difficulty Level: moderate

    d8 Days n7 Nights
    Very Good 4.0

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    Yuksum

    About the activity: Designed specially keeping in mind all the features this place had to offer, this multiple sports trip to Yuksom will give you an overall experience of the beauty of West Sikkim. It is a complete package of few many things that hit the right spot. You can get an elated experience of riding a bicycle on the beautiful trails or climbing up and down an intimidating boulder.The hike to Khechuperi Lake gives a firsthand experience of the evergreen rain forests of the region. By the time this trip ends you get to know and experience everything this place is all about. Meal Types: Vegetarian meals Accommodation Types: Hotels Activities: Cycling, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Sight Seeing Difficulty Level: Moderate 

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    Gangtok

    About the Destination: A wonderland in the North Eastern part of the country, North Sikkim is one of the least explored destinations in the country. Jotted with scenic lakes, lofty mountains, colourful meadows, rich flora and dense forests, it truly proves to be a paradise for the visitors. Green Lake near Lachen is one such hidden gem that allows amazing view of the Kanchenjunga and other glorious Himalayan peaks. Adventurers embark on the famous green lake trek Sikkim, to revel in the beauty of the mountains! The winding road that leads to this stunning lake is interspersed with a large variety of rhododendrons that are a sight for the eyes. Though the going is tough through rocky terrain and dense forests, the end result is worth the effort. About the Departure with Details: A walk with nature is meditative, therapeutic and exciting! Begin your 13-day green lake trekking tour from Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and drive to Sikkim’s capital Gangtok. Along the drive, the gurgling Teesta River and the mountain ranges will surely mesmerise you with their immaculate beauty. The Sikkim Green Lake trek begins from Lachen, slowly scale heights and traverse through forests to reach the destination - Green Lake in North Sikkim. Rugged and uneven terrains, bright and colourful flowers, rare orchids and panoramic views are the main attraction on the way. Meal Types: Vegetarian Activities: Trekking, Ropeway Ride, Camping Duration: 12N/13D Total Trekking Distance: 32km Maximum Altitude: 5,050m Temperature Range: Summer: 100 to 280C; Winter: -50 to 150C Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

    d13 Days n12 Nights
    Excellent 5.0
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    65000


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What You Should Know More About Trekking in Gangtok

  • When is the best time to visit Gangtok for trekking?

    The best time to visit the region of Gangtok is from March to June. This is the spring season which is a perfect time for trekking and various other activities in Gangtok.

  • How can I reach Gangtok?

    By Air: The nearest airport to Gangtok is Bagdogra and is at a distance of 126 kms from there. You can take private taxis from Bagdogra. It takes about 4.5 hours to reach Gangtok from Bagdogra by road.

     

    By Train: New Jalpaiguri railway station is the nearest railway station to Gangtok and is located at a distance of around 148 kms. From here, you can get a taxi service very easily at an affordable cost.

     

    By Road: Frequent bus services are available from Siliguri and Bagdogra to Gangtok. These provide for an inexpensive medium of tour. You may also opt to go by taxi or car which may provide an additional advantage of stopping at places you feel like.

  • Which are some famous winter treks in Gangtok?

    Some of the famous winter treks are:

     

    • YambongSingalila Trek: Yambong in Singalia presents amazing trekking experiences in Sikkim. This region consists of beautiful flora and fauna.
    • North Sikkim High Altitude Trek: The northern part of Sikkim is less explored. It consists of Mt. Khangchendzonga. The altitude is as high as 5250 mts and the treks are difficult.
    • Versay Trek: Situated between Singalila National Park in the South and the Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve in the North, this trek provides a scenic marvel in full bloom. It gives a 180 degree view of the nearby mountains.
    • Dzongri Trek: This is one of the finest treks in India and is a difficult one, even for the experienced trekkers. It provides one of the most beautiful sights of the surrounding mountains.
    • Green lake trek in Gangtok: Situated near Lanchen, this trek provides a mesmerising view of Kanchenjunga. The trek to Green Lake is a splendid walk with a variety of flowers like rhododendrons, blue poppies and primulas all in bloom.

  • Which are some famous summer treks in Gangtok?

    Some of the famous trekking spots suitable for hiking in summers are:

     

  • Is it safe to do trekking in Gangtok?

    Yes, it is completely safe to trek in Gangtok. Gangtok, Sikkim attracts tourists and pilgrims throughout the year. However, there are many treks that are difficult in nature and might require expert guidance and additional safety precautions.

     

    Some of the tips are to exchange the money at authorised dealing shops and always ask for a receipt. Don’t take unnecessary risks. Keep your documents handy while travelling, majorly your passport.

     

    Always carry a map even when you are with a guide. Do not leave cash or valuables in cars or taxis and majorly do not trust strangers.

  • Which is the highest peak for trekking in Gangtok?

    Goecha La Trek is one of the highest peaks in India, trailing through Mount Kanchenjunga which has a height of 28169 ft. or 8586 metres. Goecha La is anothermost beautiful Himalayan treklocation, famous for its spectacular views of mountain peaks, especially the southwest side of Mount Kanchenjunga.

     

     It is the third highest peak standing in the whole world and can be seen from the top of Goecha La. Apart from this, you can enjoy a beguiling view of 14 other mountain peaks from Goecha La.

     

    Goecha La trek has a distance of 90 km which have to be covered in a period of few days, but it is expected to become easy to hike, once you get a grip of it.

  • Can I do the Goecha la Trek? What sort of a trek is it?

    Goecha La is one of the most popular treks in the Himalayas. You can access the road to this trek by motorbikes. The trek initiates from Yuksom, and the best time to plan your trek here is in the month of May.

     

     Drench in the greenery of the Kanchenjunga National Park and discover the fine variety of trees and fauna. Although, it is quite challenging to cover the required distance in one day, the hike gets easier as you go.

  • What sort of a trek is YuksomDzongri Trek? How much will it cost me?

    This is one of the famous short heightened treks in Gangtok. It is comparatively low in altitude than its peer, Goecha La. This trek initiates from Yuksom and ends at Yuksom.

     

    Offering the pristine views of meadows and grasslands, this trekking destination is a traveller’s dream and is often called as ‘walking in paradise’. It will cost you around 20,000 INR. Plan a trip to hike up this trek which can be done in a period of 10 days.

  • Can I do Singalila Ridge Trek? What is the difficulty level?

    Yes, of course, Singalila Ridge Trek can be done. It is a moderately difficult trek situated at an elevation of 3695 m, which is rising steadily to the mountains of Kanchenjunga.

    You can witness a picturesque view of four out of world’s tallest peaks from atop the ridge. It is almost a 2 day trek to Singalilaridge .  You can indulge in a camping activity on your Sandakphu trek with parts in Nepal and parts of India, as they say, ‘Mountains know no boundaries’.

     

    However, this trek has stretched views of forests, rhododendrons and magnolias. The trek of  Singalila ridge can be done in two rounds or twice in a year. Each season offers a unique experience to the trekker. You will witness seasonal wildflowers blooming in the summers and snow patches on your trail in winters.

  • What is special about Tholung Trek? Is it a difficult trekking option?

    Tholung trek in the North Sikkim is famous for its alluring rivers, lakes and tropical forests. This trek leads to lower valleys of ice cap mountains where you can sight grazing Yaks and cows.

     

    Walk through tea plantations, hillocks and monasteries. It is graded as an easy trek which is not very lengthy. This trekking trail has an elevation of 12000 ft but can be stretched to 15000 ft. It is usually a 5-7 days trek.

  • What is the Green Lake Trek? Is it worth doing it?

     Green Lake Trek initiates from the beautiful Thangu valley and is situated at the base camp of Mt. Khangchendzonga.

     

    It is a melodious trek of North Sikkim, perched on the Zemu Glacier which passes through the meadows of the World Heritage Site of Kanchendzonga National Park.

     

    Green Lake base camp is more than 5,000 metres above sea level and is totally worth experiencing.

  • How difficult is YambongSingalila Trek? How many days are required to complete it?

    Yambong in Singalila serves as an exotic trekking location, where you can sight rare view of five summits including Mt. Everest and Kanchendzonga. It is a high altitude strenuous trek which requires you to be fit and healthy.

     

    This trek is a moderately rated trail. The climb to YambongSingalila requires 10-15 days of hiking on the path and has an altitude of 5000 metres high. This place can be favourably visited from June to September & October to Mid-November.

  • What sort of Trek is Khangchendzonga Trek?

    Mount Khangchendzonga is the third highest peak in the whole world and this moderately difficult trek is less than 4,000 ft to 16, 400 ft in height. This is full of musk deer and leopards.

     

    Get a stunning view of ice formations and Magnolia and Rhododendron trees. The best times for this trek are mid-March through April into early May. Also from October into mid-November.

  • Is it worth doing Tosar Lake Trek? What sort of a trek is it?

    Tosar Lake is one of the popular hiking locations, bounded by Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet and is situated at the confluence of the Chola Range and the Mangan Ridge.

     

    It is a moderately difficult pass which makes its way through the forests of broad leaved plants and bamboos, temperate forests of conifer and moist alpine and rhododendron.

  • What sort of trek is Versay Trek?

    The Versay Trek is a popular trek starting at Bagdogra and ending at the beautiful Versay crossing the areas of Hilley and Soreng. It is a famous trek known for blooming rhododendrons.

     

    Hilley is the most accessible place from where Versay is just 4 km away and this trek is also graded as a soft trek. The best time to visit Varsey is during the springtime which comprises of the months from April and May when the whole area turns really beautiful.

  • Will we stay in camps during trekking in Gangtok?

    Yes, you will stay in camps during your trek session in Gangtok. Explore the daunting mountain slopes, dance around a campfire and go on a star watching experience during your Gangtok hike.

     

    You will find unique locations for your stay while trekking in Gangtok. During the hike at various sites you get to choose between spending a night gazing at stars or book a luxurious villa to stay in.

     

    Make that scrumptious meal over barbeque grills. Apparently, camps will be there in most of the treks but it’s always advisable to check the dates before booking, also collect information about camping facility in a particular trek.

  • What sort of tents will be there for us?

    Tents will be spacious enough to accommodate up to 3 people. The tents will be waterproof, lightweight and equipped with comfortable sleeping mats or beds, compost toilets and hand basins.

     

    Stay in tents with insulated mats and sleeping bags, experience bonfire and music in the evenings.

  • What things must I carry while going for trekking in Gangtok?

    The things you must carry while going for trekking in Gangtok include:

    • Walking stick
    • Map
    • Binoculars
    • Sleeping bag
    • Hiking shoes
    • Woolen clothes
    • Water, juices and energy drinks
    • Easy to eat snacks
    • Electric torch
    • Scissors
    • Sunglasses
    • Medical kit : equipped with medicines for motion sickness, fever and food poisoning
    • A good compass
    • An extra pair of clothes

  • Is it safe for a solo female to trek in Gangtok?

    As stated earlier, Gangtok is a safe tourist destination. It is situated in Sikkim and has been rewarded as the safest state in the whole of India for girls. Thus, it is completely secure for a solo female trekker.

     

    As for girls, trekking is extremely safe. The vendors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with a single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent.

     

    Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.

  • What type of sleeping bags will we get during the trek?

    Usually, all the lodges provide proper blankets and sleeping bags with efficient insulation and soft inner fabric. You will be provided with proper and comfortable sleeping mats.

     

    These will be long foamed mats on which a person can sleep with ease. These mats will help insulate your body from the cold ground.

     

    Although, it is still better to carry your own synthetic sleeping bags during the trek as you can experience rainfall or snowfall.

  • What are the different things apart from trek which can be done in Gangtok?

    Gangtok is a beautiful place in the North of Sikkim. While there are many things that can be enjoyed in Gangtok. You can experience some of the below mentioned:

     

    • Mountain biking in the long beautiful roads or rugged terrains
    • Take a helicopter ride
    • Exploring various monasteries
    • Get into a water activity
    • River Rafting
    • Witnessing the picturesque waterfalls near the city
    • Take a Yak Ride
    • Explore the wilderness of Kanchendzonga National Park

  • Which are some famous monasteries in Gangtok?

    The famous monasteries in Gangtok are:

    • Tsuk La Khang Monastery
    • Enchey Monastery
    • Rumtek Monastery
    • Ranka Monastery
    • Tsuklakhang Palace
    • Dodrupchen Monastery
    • Tashiding Monastery
    • Phensong Monastery
    • Pemayangtse Monastery
    • Tashiding Monastery

Traveller Tales from Gangtok

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Ajit Khan

29 March 2016

Dzongri Goechala Trek in Sikkim is one of the best treks in the town. It had been a great trek. I had a lovely time there. It was awesome. I loved it totally. One should definitely try this to know how it had been. It was definitely a nice and fun trek.

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Suryakanta Patil

01 July 2015

Located in the state of Sikkim, this Goecha La trek is my dream and desire come true. This trek is a treat to all the adventure lovers who are in our country or visit our country. This place is nestled midst colourful, unique, and vibrant flora and fauna. This trek also paves way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park that can be visited in a day. This trek is an opulent beauty as it opens doors to murky valleys, snow clad mountain peaks, astonishing lakes, and lovely rivers in Sikkim. I was just marvelled at the spectacular beauty of this place.

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Apsara Mahajan

16 October 2015

Trekking in the state of Sikkim is very different and a unique experience that you would not gain from trekking in any other part of India. The Indian Himalayas trek in Sikkim is awesome and a must take. What we enjoyed the most were the mountains, the trek trails, the people and their unique culture. This was a sharp contrast to our habits and culture. The trek is not that difficult and it is in fact very much feasible to be taken even by a first timer as well. The trekking was very nicely planned and organized with perfect budget. Do try this trek.

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Vinay Trivedi

17 November 2013

The trek might sound easy, but it is really not for the amateur trekkers. Guys, make sure you know enough about the Himalayan terrains and all the quotients related to height. Also, the vendor you go along for the Goecha La trek also matters a lot. If you can, try to book with Thrillophilia or directly with their app. For our group, we booked it only 15 days prior the trek, but while we went to Bagdogra, we found everything on place and properly arranged. All the best for the new aspirants of Goechala trek.

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Anjali Malik

12 April 2015

Definitely not for the light hearts. Make sure you have enough experience of trekking before you indulge in the Goechala trek. From around 5000 ft. it will take you to a greater height of around 16,000 ft. Pack well before you start, get all the required info form the trek operator and do your own research on it. To be on the safer side, try to book it with this organiser as they have the best of the Himalayan trek guides and other crew members.

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Dayaanidhi Devar

03 June 2015

Trekking through the entire Goechala trek route was not so easy...but then that was the real fun of trekking. Every single move on the trek got us closer to the charm of the snow-capped peaks. The evergreen forest and the colourful views were also unbelievable. Had awesome moments with the crew members. Good going guys.

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Aslesha Desai

14 September 2015

I am madly and deeply in love with Sikkim. I can't believe a place like this can be so beautiful and still people are unaware about it. Walking through narrow pathways and tiny hamlets on the way make this place all the more interesting and worth the effort.

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Bhima Sinha

15 May 2015

Kanchenjunga is certainly an epitome of beauty and Sikkim is one place that provides you with panoramic views. loved the entire trekking part. Great place, great people amazing time - thanks to our trek guide who made sure people were satisfied and enjoying the trek.

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diwakar Prajapati

18 November 2014

This was an expedition we went for when me and a few of my friends were visiting Sikkim. This trek not only taught us about ourselves but also brought all of us a lot closer together. I highly recommend to go for this trek if you are on a holiday with friends. But one needs to consult a physician before going on this trek since it can get challenging after a point of time.

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