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Trip Starting From: Jalpaiguri

About the Activity:

  • Quite a famed trekking destination is Goecha La, its trails go through the subtropical forest covers of bamboo, ferns and orchids and then to the forest bends of oak and rhododendron trees.
  • You are happily invited to take a break from your humdrum and then get ready to do a 10 day trek to Goecha La, the land of vast alpine meadows.
  • The unfiltered views of the East Ridge of the royal Kachenjunga are the reason why Goecha La is termed to be a favourite adventure spot.
  • Yuksom, Tshoka, Dzongri, Lamuney etc are some of the principal locations you come across during this trip.
  • Once you arrive at NJP around morning, you would be taken to Yuksom and then you are free to explore and experience the beauty shared by the regions aplenty.
  • This particular package provides you with food, accommodation and transportation during the tour.


  • The brief itinerary of the tour is as follows:
  • Day 1: NJP to Yuksom(5,800 ft). 8 hrs drive
  • Day 2: Yuksom (5,800 ft) – Sachen (7,200 ft).4 hrs.
  • Day 3: Sachen (7,200 ft) – Tshoka (9,650 ft). 4 hrs.
  • Day 4: Tshoka(9,650 feet)- Dzongri(12,980 feet) via Phedang(12,050 ft). 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 5: Dzongri(12,980ft) – Thangsing (12,930). 4-5 hrs
  • Day 6: Thangsing –  Lamuney via Kockchurang(12096 ft).2 hrs.
  • Day 7: Lamuney(13,693 ft) – Goechala(16,207 ft) and back to Kockchurang.10-12 hrs.
  • Day 8: Kokchurang – Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hrs
  • Day 9: Tshoka – Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. 6 hrs.
  • Day 10: Drive back to NJP.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - New Jalpaiguri railway station to Yuksom (8 hours drive)

    Arrive at New Jalpaiguri railway station in the morning.

    The closest airport is Bagdogra Airport which is located about 16 km from NJP.

    Meet your guides and start travelling to Yuksom.

    After an 8 hour long journey, you would reach Yuksom, the most scenic town in West Sikkim.

    Stay overnight in your hotel at Yuksom.

  • Day 2 - Yuksom(5,800 ft) to Sachen (7,250 ft ) 4 hours

    The trekking expedition starts today.

    Begin the day after breakfast. Walk through the open field first and then enter the mesmerising valley nourished by the Rathong River.

    Enjoy the relishing glimpses of the oak, conifer and bamboo forests on the way as well as the delicate fields of ferns and orchids.

    Kanchenjunga National Park is situated here.

    Just after Yuksom, you will come to meet Baktim situated on a ridge high above the confluence of the Rathong and Prek Rivers.

    Sachen is the destination of yours today, it is perched on a height of about 7200 feet above seal level.

    Once you reach Sachen, find your room in one of the numerous Log Huts and relax.

  • Day 3 - Sachen (7,200 ft) – Tshoka (9,650 ft). (3 ½ – 4 hours)

    From Sachen, you would be trekking to Tshoka today that is at an altitude of 9650 feet.

    A bit challenging the trails, continue the expedition through the bridge over the Perk River.

    Have the sight of Prayer Flags arrayed at a distance. It symbolizes the beginning of Goecha La trails.

    Proceed through the oak and Rhododendron forests, then come across Bakhim which has a rest house.

    Take a break from trekking and relax here before you proceed to Tshoka. From Bakhim, it will take around 1 hour to reach Tshoka.

    At Tshoka, you may see the lines of trekkers hut where you are going to stay overnight.

  • Day 4 - Tshoka(9,650 ft)- Dzongri(12,980 ft) via Phedang(12,050 ft) (5- 6 hrs)

    Head out to tame a steep climb today morning and you have to negotiate with the thick rhododendron forests everywhere around.

    After almost half an hour, you will enter the trekking trails that change their features beautified with the paths of wooden logs.

    Reach Phedang at 12000 feet height and a water body nearby will make the nature salubrious.

    Have lunch and continue to Dzongri.

    You are going to attain a height of 13000 feet with this trek.

    Prepare to experience the changes your body is going to accommodate which are ubiquitous due to the thin air present here.

    As you Dzongri, check-in to your tents and relax.

  • Day 5 - Dzongri(12,980 ft) – Thangsing ( 12,930 ft) and back. (4-5 hrs)

    From Dzongri, take the steep to reach the top that may take another one hour.

    The highest point of your trek is this where you will get the 180 degree panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga Range.

    Start early around 04:00 am so that you will be able to reach the top to enjoy the first rays of the sun cutting through the seamless mountain peaks.

    Head back to Dzongri base retracing paths covered earlier.

  • Day 6 - Thangsing – Lamuney(13,692 ft) via Kockchurang(12,096 ft) 2 hours

    Only a 2 hour trek is today's target to reach Lamuney.

    Walk past the extensive alpine meadow and scintillating sights.

    Stay overnight at Lamuney.

  • Day 7 - Lamuney(13,693 ft) – Goechala(16,207 ft) and back to Kockchurang. 10-12 hours

    Trek to Goecha La is blessed with the unlimited views of the massive East Ridge of Kanchenjunga above the Talung Glacier along with the reverberating views of the peaks near the upper Prek Valley.

    Start early to reach the destination and watch the trail heads along the far side of the lake and through moraine before crossing a sandy section alongside the Onglakhing Glacier.

    From there, the views of the valley becomes closer.

    Goecha La is filled with a clutter of prayer flags and the amazing Kanchenjunga Peaks.

    After exploring the surroundings much, trek back toward Lamuney and reach Kockchurang by evening.

    Pitch your tents on the bank of the river or reside in the trekkers' hut.

  • Day 8 - Kokchurang – Tshoka via Phedang. (6-7 hrs)

    Start trekking back to Tshoka via Phedang on the same route you came before.

    The downhill walk would be comparatively easy yet tiring.

    Stay overnight at Tshoka.

  • Day 9 - Tshoka – Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. (6 hrs) 

    Proceed to Yuksom via Bhakim today and then to Sachen.

    After 6 hours of journey, you will reach Sachen. Stay overnight there.

  • Day 10 - Back to NJP

    Get transferred to NJP to wind up the tour.

Stay

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  • Accommodation (camping during trek and Guest House / Home Stay in Yuksom)

Meal

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  • Meals while on trek (Veg)
  • 7
  • From lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 9

Activity

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  • Trekking

Other Inclusions

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  • Trekking equipment
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  • All fees and permits for Indians
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  • First aid medical kits
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  • Qualified and experienced trek guide and support staff

Transport

    7
  • Transport from NJP and return (as per itinerary)

Things To Carry

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  • Jackets and sweaters
  • 7
  • Comfortable clothes
  • 7
  • Comfortable footwear
  • 7
  • Sunscreen
  • 7
  • Sunglasses
  • 7
  • Lip balm
  • 7
  • Moisturiser
  • 7
  • Personal medicine kit, if any
  • 7
  • Backpack bags
  • 7
  • Shoes
  • 7
  • Energy bars
  • 7
  • Torchlight
  • 7
  • Power bank

Tour Type

    7
  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • 7
  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 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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