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  • Trip introduction

    Embark on this exciting trek where you'll not only get to trek to the high altitude pass of Goechala, but you'll also be treated to the elusive peak of Kanchenjunga, world's third highest peak. On your way to the Goechala, you'll also cross Dzongri and Kanchenjunga National Park. Since you'll be trekking through a gorgeous landscape consisting of sub-tropical as well as alpine forests and lush meadows, with an epic backdrop of soaring peaks, you'll get to explore Sikkim like never before. However, it should be noted that this is not an easy trek as it requires long hours of trekking, making it unsuitable for beginner trekkers.

    Destination

    Sikkim is one of the most untouched and pristine regions of India, housing spectacular natural beauty and climate ranging from subtropical to high alpine. Sikkim is also home to vast lakes, hot springs, tall mountains, and passes that cut through the said mountains. Goechala is one such high altitude pass that sits at an altitude of 16000 feet. It is located in the Kanchenjunga National Park, near Indo-Nepal border.

    Destination highlights

    Trek to the high altitude pass of Goechala and catch a glimpse of Kanchenjunga Peak. | Trek through the Kanchenjunga National Park and explore the pristine natural beauty of Sikkim. | Trek through quaint villages and hamlets of Sikkim. | Trek through lush forests and sprawling meadows to reach the top of Goechala.

    Activity Details

    5839

    15100

    5839

    90 kms

    50 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of the Goechala Trek: Arrive at Yuksom

    Arrive at Yuksom before 18:00 hrs, and spend the rest of the day exploring the village. You can also visit the helipad which gives a gorgeous view of the Yuksom, or you can visit the Kangchandzonga National Park. Overnight in tents at Yuksom.

    Overnight in tents at Yuksom.

    You have to report to Yuksom before 18:00 hrs. Today's meal package includes only dinner which will be served at the campsite. Sleeping bags and mattresses will be provided to you for the night.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Yuksom

    Yuksom

    18:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg
    Day 2 of the Goechala Trek: Yuksom to Tshoka
    Day 3 of the Goechala Trek: Tshoka to Dzongri
    Day 4 of the Goechala Trek: Acclimatisation Day
    Day 5 of the Goechala Trek: Dzongri to Thansing
    Day 6 of the Goechala Trek: Thansing to Lamuney
    Day 7 of the Goechala Trek: Lamuney to Thansing via Goechala
    Day 8 of the Goechala Trek: Thangsing to Tshoka
    Day 9 of the Goechala Trek: Tshoka to Yuksom
    Day 10 of the Goechala Trek: Depart from Yuksom
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  • Cancellation policy

    For cancellation made 15 days before the departure of Goechala trek: Full refund (excluding 15% service charges).

    NO REFUND will be provided if cancellation is made within 8-15 days of the departure of Goechala trek, however, you can postpone the trek to some other departure date or you can book some another trek of this operator only.

    NO REFUND if cancellation is made within 7 days of the departure of Goechala trek

    Rules on trip

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the trek leader during the trek to Goechala.

    Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

    Consumption of liquor, drugs, tobacco products and cigarettes is strictly prohibited during the trek.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The tour operator reserves the right to cancel or alter the itinerary of the trek to Goechala to ensure maximum safety of travellers as well as staff.

    Travellers will be required to bear any additional costs arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.

    The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident during the trek to Goechala.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in tents on twin/triple sharing basis along with in-tent amenities like sleeping bags, mattresses and blankets

    • Breakfast from Day 2 to Day 10
    • Lunch from Day 2 to Day 9
    • Dinner from Day 1 to Day 9
    • Permits and entry fees, as required
    • Services of an experienced trek leader and support staff
    • First aid kit
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Any kind of transport from your home city to Yuksom

    • Porter charges for personal luggage (can be arranged for INR 4200 per person)
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Any kind of personal expenses such as extra meals, beverages, tips, etc.
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances like bad weather, landslides, roadblocks, etc.
    • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Wind and waterproof jacket
    • Down jacket
    • Fleece jacket
    • Full sleeved shirt/t-shirt
    • Quick dry apparels
    • Trekking pants/shorts
    • Thermal inners
    • Not to wear - Expensive gadgets or jewellery

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • All the required camping equipment including tents, sleeping bags, mattresses and blankets
    • Any technical or safety equipment required for the trek, if any
    • First aid kit

    You need to get

    • Government issued ID card
    • Backpack (50-60 litres) with raincover
    • Day-pack with raincover
    • Walking pole
    • Antibacterial powder
    • Sleeping bags
    • 2x Water bottle (1 litre)
    • Trekking shoes with ankle support (preferably waterproof)
    • Flashlight/headlamp with spare batteries
    • Sun-cap
    • Sunglasses (with UV protection)
    • Towel
    • Camera with extra batteries
    • Raincoat/poncho
    • Gaiters
    • Personal first aid kit including all the essential medicines
    • Personal utilities like sunscreen cream, hand sanitizer, moisturiser, antibacterial powder, toilet paper and wet wipes, toothpaste, lip balm, quick dry towel, etc.
    • Woollen cap
    • Balaclava/neck gaiters
    • Spare sandals to use at the campsite
    • Cotton/woollen socks
    • Woollen gloves
    • Synthetic waterproof gloves

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry any prescribed medication and a personal first-aid kit.