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About the Activity:

  • The famous Goecha La Pass and Dzongri Trek has come again to invite those adrenaline pumping hearts to experience the colourful world of trees, rivers and mountain peaks alone and escape from the sad faces of the cities.
  • Goecha La is situated at an altitude of 16200 feet in the district of West Sikkim. The steeps leading Goecha La would demand a high packet of energy. Several mountain peaks spreading across the Himalayan Ranges would accompany you throughout.
  • Here is a 10 day tour of Goecha La pass starting from Yuksom and ends at Yuksom after 8 days of continuous trekking through the most celebrated rhododendron and alpine forests.
  • On this moderate but strenuous trekking, you are going to find a lot of rejuvenating moments offered by the blessed nature.
  • You can reach Yuksom on your own or select an option for transport from New Jaipalguri or Bagdogra at an additional rate.

  • Highest point of the trek:  Dzongri at 4000 meters and Goecha La at 4950 meters.

  • Access: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is well connected by train from New Delhi and Kolkata. Nearest  airport is Bagdogra, 10 Km from Siliguri. Connecting flights to New Delhi and Kolkata are 
    available. Drive to Yuksom, West Sikkim around 160 km. 


Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrive at Yuksom

    Arrive at Yuksom on your own or request in prior to arrange transportation from NJP or Bagdogra at an additional cost.

  • Day 2 - Yuksom to Sachen

    From Yuksom, the journey goes to Sachen, walk gently through the forest ranges and watch the majestic beauty of greenery arranged in a perfect manner.

    After walking for around half an hour, you will cross the Paha Khola suspension bridge and take a break for lunch there.

    Explore the location on your own and stay overnight in your tents.

  • Day 3 - To Tshoka

    Travel to Tshoka around 8 kilometer distance after breakfast. The trek for today starts to Tshoka through lush greenery and watching the beautiful Rathung River Gorge. Cross the river Prek Chu and then start climbing up to Bhakim Village.

    From there, continue to the picturesque village of Tshoka.

    Visit a small monastery located near a holy lake.

    Stay overnight in the tents.

  • Day 4 - Travel to Dzongri

    Today, you will be travelling to Dzongri located at a height of 3950 meters above sea level. It is a fairy steep climb from Tshoka through a beautiful collection of rhododendron trees.

    Climb up through the well defined uphill path to Pheadang and have lunch.

    Continue to reach the beautiful region of Dzongri.

    Stay overnight in the tents.

  • Day 5 - Trek to the mountain peaks

    Start an early trek to the view point to see Kokthang, Rathung, Kabru, Kanchendzonga, Pandim and more similar mountain peaks located at a great height above sea level.

    Later, after exploring the sights you will be able to see from the altitude, return to Dzongri and stay overnight in tents or huts.

  • Day 6 - Dzongri to Thangsing

    Travel to Thangsing today after ascending gradually over a hill side for a mile and then to a low ridge visible from the campsite.

    From there, you can enjoy many other wonderful sights and then descend towards the far side of the valley.

    Continue walking through rhodendron forest to the Prek Chu river located at a height of about 12300 feet and have lunch there.

    You can find a new trekking lodge there.

    Cross the river and ascend other thick forests to reach the grassy campsite at the foothills of Pandim.

    Stay overnight in tents there.

  • Day 7 - Thangsing to Lamunay

    Walk for 5 to 6 kilometers from Thangsing to reach Lamunay which is going to be interesting as the route goes though thin forests.

    Stay overnight in tents at Lamunay.

  • Day 8 - Trek to Goechala Pass

    The important day of the trip comes today that is the enchanting trek to Goechala Pass.

    Start through an alpine forest and climb up the hill behind the lake and then later traverse the moraine and descend to the sandy bed of an empty lake. Chemithang Plateau can be seen from Samati Lake.

    Cross it under the shadow of Pandim and then continue to ascend to a height of around 15700 feet where you can take rest watching the beautiful lake.

    Goechala Pass is yet to be reached after a trek of an hour almost.

    The trek will go through a scree slope and then on a well trodden path to the region filled with brightly coloured prayer flags and other mountain peaks.

    Return to Thangsing after the trek and take a short break at Lamunay on the way back.

    Stay overnight in tents at Thangsing.

  • Day 9 - Thangsing to Tshoka

    A 16 kilometer long trek is waiting for you that is to Tshoka. Watch the reminiscent views of Kanhendzonga and leave Thangsing in the morning saying goodbye to the old route you came through.

    Take a different route and reach Tshoka after a long day.

    Stay overnight in tents at Tshoka.

  • Day 10 - Tshoka to Yuksom

    Descend steeply down back to the Prek Chu river following the route taken on the first day of the trip.

    Finally, you will reach the village of Yuksom after a long trek.

    The trek ends now.

Stay

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  • Accommodation in quechua tents on sharing basis

Meal

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  • All meals during the trek

Activity

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  • Trekking
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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • Guide
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  • Yak & Porter for central equipments
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  • Sleeping bag
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  • Mattresses
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  • Trek leader
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  • Permit fees
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  • Oxygen cylinder
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  • Medical assistance from base camp to base camp

Transport

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  • Transport can be arranged from Bagdogra or NJP at an additional rate if you inform the organizers in prior.

Things To Carry

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  • Rucksack
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  • Trekking pole
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  • 3 pair of trekking pants
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  • 3 pair of cotton t-shirts
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  • 3 pair of woollen full sleeves t-shirts
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  • Windcheater
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  • Poncho
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  • Fleece
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  • Head cover
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  • Headlamp
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  • Medicines
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  • Toiletaries
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  • Trekking shoes
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  • Identity proof

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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