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    The state of Sikkim is among the smallest states in India but is a honeymooner’s delight for it is blessed with its spectacular natural beauty and awe-striking monasteries that take your breath away. This charming state lies below the mighty Mt. Khangchendzonga, in the Eastern Himalayas and is renowned for enticing tourists all over with its jaw-dropping natural environs.

    Sikkim honeymoon packages includes many attractions with its amazing monasteries such as the Rumtek, Tashiding, Pemayangtse and Phodong. It is also a paradise for those adventurous couples seeking to trek around the state to uncover its hidden natural gems. The Dzongri and Goecha La treks offer the amazing thrill of trekking with the Teesta River meandering through this region. But nothing is more charming than coming across an enchanting water body to romance over such as the Khecheopalri Lake, Chhangu Lake, Green Lake, Tosar Lake, Tsomgo Lake and Lakshmi Pokhari Lake.


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Goecha La Trek

Goecha La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayan range. The trek starts at the sleepy little town of Yuksom in West Sikkim. The town is very pretty with lush green surroundings and a salubrious weather to go with it. You can shop for all supplies at Yuksom before beginning the trek as this is the only place where you will get to buy all your necessary items.

Furthermore, before trekking the Goecha La, you will have to do two things, first make an entry at the local police station and second pay the permit fees at the forest check post. Usually the agencies take care of all these hassles and you will not have to bother about them.


The first phase of the trek to Goecha La will take you from Yuksom to Sachen. Yuksom is situated at an altitude of 5,700 feet and Sachen is situated at an elevation of 7, 200 feet. The trekking trail passes through a route of immense natural beauty. You will come across lush green fields, valley of the Rathong River and thick forests. From Sachen you will need to climb ahead to Tshoka which is at an altitude of 9,650 feet.

This trek is quite enjoyable in the initial phase but becomes tryingly steep towards the later phase. On reaching Bakhim, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Yuksom valley. As you trek on ahead, you pass through Dzongri and Phedang. You will also be able to enjoy the beauty of some of the densest rhododendron forests in India and get a breathtaking view of the highest mountains in the Himalayan range. You will pass through the beautiful Samiti Lake which will mesmerise you with its sparkling blue waters.

The entire journey from Yuksom to Goecha La is a treat to the eyes. Despite being a test of physical stamina, the route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful routes that you can come across while trekking in the Himalayas.

Best Season: September- November & March-April
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
Max. Elevation: 5002 m
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