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10-Day Goecha La Trekking

By Lamdik Eco-ventures Tours and Trekking

Overview

10 days 9 nights
Group trip (30 travellers per group)
The most popular and extraordinary trek at Kanchenjunga national park, a world heritage sanctuary. The trek is high altitude (reaches almost 5000 meters) and gets very close to the third highest mountain in the world, Mt Kanchenjunga. Note that this operator provides differently graded packages depending on the number of people in a group, the quality of the services, accommodation, and food provided. Please request for the full pricing list!

Trip Highlights

Yuksom
Sachen
Tshoka
Dzongri
Thansing
Kokchurang
Goecha La
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What's included

From US$ 55 INR3,956.22 per person
  • 2 nights accommodation at Yuksom
  • National Park Fees and Trekking Permits
  • Guides/ Porters/ Sherpas/ Yaks
  • Camera Charges
  • Organic Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Pick-up and Drop-off to airport
  • Vehicle Transfers
  • Local food and drinks at the end of the trek
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Accommodation

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Transport

Pick-up
The timing is flexible.
Airport/railway station according to flight/train timing
Drop-off
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Availability

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Bookings should be made at least 7 days in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.

Itinerary

Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Bagdogra Airport/NJP Railway Station - Yuksom

Today you will arrive at Yuksom

  • Pick-up at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Railway Station
  • Drive up to the border of West Bengal and holy river Rathong (6 hours).
  • Overnight at Hotel Red Place
Day 2: Yuksom - Sachan

Cover 10km in 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Ejam Residiancy -

  • The route will start with a gradual ascend and descend through the dense semi-tropical forest along Rathong River's gorge.
Day 3: Sachan - Tshoka

Cover a 650m incline in 4 hours

Accommodation: Munnar Camping - Tent

  • It is a steep incline and will bring us to the small settlement of Tibetan village and small Tibetan Monastery.
  • Tshoka offers a view of Mt Pandim, Tinchi Khang and Narsing.
  • Overnight Camp
Day 4: Tshoka - Dzongri

Cover a 1050m incline in 5 hours

Accommodation: Munnar Camping - Tent

  • From Tshoka, the trail continues to Phedang (3450m) which will take about 2-3 hours.
  • Break for lunch.
  • The transition from the coniferous forest to the rhododendron forests. The 2 hours walk brings you to Dzongri.
  • Overnight camp.
Day 5: Dzongri

Allow yourself to acclimatize to the altitude in Dzongri.

Accommodation: Munnar Camping - Tent

  • Head to Dzongri viewpoint early morning to catch the sunrise.
Day 6: Dzongri - Thansing

Trek for about 5 hours today

Accommodation: Munnar Camping - Tent

  • The trek starts flat for half an hour, followed by a steep descend through the rhododendrons, towards the Glacial Prek River.
  • After crossing the river, it will be another 1-hour gentle climb to Thansing.
  • Overnight camp.
Day 7: Thansing - Lamune

Trek for about 3 hours today

Accommodation: Munnar Camping - Tent

  • Follow an easy trail up to the valley.
  • A steep climb of 40 minutes takes you over an old glacier Moraine and down to Lake Samiti.
  • Overnight Camp.
Day 8: Lamnue - Zamathang Viewpoint - Thansing

Catch the sunrising against the Himalayan landscape.

Accommodation: Munnar Camping - Tent

  • Start at 04:00 hrs and summit the peak before the sun rises.
  • Catch the sunrise.
  • Descend down to Lamune, followed by a gentle walk to Thansing.
  • Overnight camp.
Day 9: Thansing - Tshoka

Trek for about 6 hours today

Accommodation: Ejam Residiancy -

  • Follow the traditional route back to the main valley then to old capital Yuksom.
  • Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Yuksom - Bagdogra/NJP

Departure

  • Breakfast
  • 6-hour transfer to Bagdogra Aiport/ NJP Railway Station.
  • Note: Set off early.

Meet your guide

Lamdik Eco-ventures Tours and Trekking

The owner, Binay, comes from a remote village in West Sikkim. He started as a porter and slowly climbed his way up the trekking ladder and became of the leading guides in Sikkim. He started his own company focusing on sustainable tourism and environmentally responsible trekking. He's extremely community-minded and has trained many guides from the different villages to get them out of poverty. He invests his profits and his free time into doing social work and helping local communities introduce sustainable tourism practices. He's amazing and his company is extra special and professional.
13 years experience
Fluent English

Lamdik Eco-ventures Tours and Trekking Policies

Flexible cancellation policy
Cancel for free 5 days before your trip starts. Cancellations after such date will not be eligible for refunds as Lamdik Eco-ventures Tours and Trekking would have paid for your trip’s logistics already.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Proper trekking shoes
Sufficient clothing
Pre-Requisites for The Trip

Trekkers must be above 6 years old and in good physical condition.

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