Snow Trek to Goechala
Yuksom, Sikkim, India
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2019
Sat, 26 Oct, 2019
25
Sat, 02 Nov, 2019
25
Sat, 09 Nov, 2019
25
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
25
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019
25
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
25
Sat, 07 Dec, 2019
25
Sat, 14 Dec, 2019
25
Sat, 21 Dec, 2019
25
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
25
2020
Sat, 28 Mar, 2020
25
Sat, 04 Apr, 2020
25
Sat, 11 Apr, 2020
25
Sat, 18 Apr, 2020
25
Sat, 25 Apr, 2020
25
Sat, 09 May, 2020
25
Sat, 16 May, 2020
25
Sat, 23 May, 2020
25
Sat, 30 May, 2020
25
Sat, 06 Jun, 2020
25
Sat, 13 Jun, 2020
25
Sat, 20 Jun, 2020
25
Sat, 27 Jun, 2020
25
Sat, 19 Sep, 2020
25
Sat, 26 Sep, 2020
25
Fri, 02 Oct, 2020
25
Sat, 10 Oct, 2020
25
Sat, 17 Oct, 2020
25
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Date
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2019
Sat, 26 Oct, 2019
25
Sat, 02 Nov, 2019
25
Sat, 09 Nov, 2019
25
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
25
Sat, 23 Nov, 2019
25
Sat, 30 Nov, 2019
25
Sat, 07 Dec, 2019
25
Sat, 14 Dec, 2019
25
Sat, 21 Dec, 2019
25
Sat, 28 Dec, 2019
25
2020
Sat, 28 Mar, 2020
25
Sat, 04 Apr, 2020
25
Sat, 11 Apr, 2020
25
Sat, 18 Apr, 2020
25
Sat, 25 Apr, 2020
25
Sat, 09 May, 2020
25
Sat, 16 May, 2020
25
Sat, 23 May, 2020
25
Sat, 30 May, 2020
25
Sat, 06 Jun, 2020
25
Sat, 13 Jun, 2020
25
Sat, 20 Jun, 2020
25
Sat, 27 Jun, 2020
25
Sat, 19 Sep, 2020
25
Sat, 26 Sep, 2020
25
Fri, 02 Oct, 2020
25
Sat, 10 Oct, 2020
25
Sat, 17 Oct, 2020
25
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Trekking
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  • Trip introduction

    Snow treks are certainly not easy adventures to undertake, and this trek is a moderately challenging one, but the rewards make it worthwhile.

    This itinerary is a balanced mix of treacherous and easy stretches with spectacular rewards on all days of the trek. From camping in the gorgeous meadows of Dzongri, to experiencing the serenity at Lake Samiti, from crossing beautiful dense rhododendron forests to witnessing the glory of the snow-clad Kanchenjunga mountain ranges, this trek is ideal for adventure and nature enthusiasts alike.

    Destination

    Trekking in Sikkim is a totally different experience from trekking in the northern Himalayas. The landscapes, the people and the culture here are unique.

    Nestled amidst varied and vibrant flora and fauna, this trail is also the way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park. The southeast face of Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain, can be viewed from the pass, which is also a base camp for those aspiring to scale the mountain.

    Destination highlights

    • Explore the unique beauty of Sikkim on foot
    • Camp at stunning locations in the middle of the mountains
    • See Kanchenjunga, the world’s third highest mountain

    Fine print

    Rules on the trip

    The company follows a zero footprint policy, which includes no overcrowding, proper management and disposal of waste, no harm to the surroundings etc. Participants are expected to follow the same.

    Cancellation policy

    The cancellation charges are as follows:

    Cancellations made 30 days or more before departure date of the Goechala snow trek: 95% of the trip cost will be refunded.

    Cancellations made 15-30 days before the departure date of the Goechala snow trek: 50% of the trip cost will be refunded.

    Cancellations made 0-15 days before the departure of the Goechala snow trek: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    All the arrangements for the tour are pre-planned and prepaid. In case of non-completion of the tour due to any reason whatsoever there will be no refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due to any alteration has to be paid extra.

    Team Bikat Adventures reserves the right to change the plan in case there is danger involved for the group or whenever the trek leader deems it necessary. The trek leaders have the final call on all decisions.

    Trip details

    Pick up point
    Yuksom
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    Drop off point
    Yuksom
    Start point
    Yuksom
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    End point
    Yuksom
    Time of departure
    07:00 AM
    Time of return
    06:30 PM

    Activity Details

    Total trekking time
    50 hrs
    Total distance covered
    94 kms
    Start point elevation
    8000 feet
    Maximum elevation
    16300 feet
    Minimum elevation
    5800 feet
    Average per day distance
    10 kms
  • Day 1 of Goecha La trek: Arrive at Yuksom base camp

    Depending on the mode of transport you choose from your hometown, you will have to take a shared/private cab from Siliguri or Bagdogra. It takes around 7-8 hours to get to Yuksom via Jorethang. Night travel should be avoided as the road is poorly lit. Overnight stay in a guesthouse at Yuksom.

    Day 2 of Goecha La trek: Yuksom to Sachen

    Start early to take the trail behind the forest check post in Yuksom. The trail skirts around the beautiful Yuksom fields before entering the beautiful Rathong valley. The trek is pleasant and winds through dense jungles, which can be slippery at certain places. You can also spot the fierce Tshushay Khola falls joining the Prek river. Camp overnight at Sachen, at a campsite located above the river Prek.

    Day 3 of Goecha La trek: Sachen to Tsokha

    The trek route to get to Tsokha is steep. After crossing a wooden bridge over Prek river, you enter a forest of oak and rhododendron trees. Once you reach Tshoka, you can witness spectacular views of Mt. Pandim and the entire Kanchenjunga range from the monastery here. You can also try the popular local malt here called Tumba. You will camp overnight in Tsokha.

    Day 4 of Goecha La trek: Tsokha to Dzongri

    The climb on this route is quite steep but absolutely worth it. If you visit the place in spring, dense forests of blooming rhododendrons will greet you, but in this season, the landscape is stark. A few hours into the trek you will reach Phedang, which is a large clearing with spectacular mountain views. Dzongri is a beautiful vast meadow surrounded by snow-clad mountains of Kanchenjunga. Camp overnight amidst the mountains at Dzongri.

    Day 5 of Goecha La trek: Dzongri to Thansing

    You’ll start trekking before sunrise today. This means that as you get to the summit, you’ll see the sun rising over the mountains of Sikkim. From the top you get views of the peaks of Singalila and Kachenjunga. The trail goes alongside Prekchu river, and then climbs up to Thansing, crossing over rocks and boulders. Thansing is also a gorgeous meadow where you will pitch your tents for the night.

    Day 6 of Goecha La trek: Thansing-Samiti lake-Lamuney

    Today’s a relaxing day, with a leisurely trek of about 2-3 hour along a flat trail to Lamuney. There’s a short rocky section from Lamuney to Samiti lake. Here you can witness the surrounding beauty and might also get to spot mountain goats and native birds on the lakeshore. You’ll be spending some time here, but camping is not permitted by the lakeside so you’ll have to head back to the campsite at Lamuney.

    Day 7 of Goecha La trek: Lamuney-Goecha la-Thansing

    Prepare yourselves for a long and challenging day. You start the day before sunrise, heading up along a steep trail toward Goecha La. The view from here is absolutely breathtaking as you get to witness the grandeur of Mt. Pandim and Kanchenjunga. You’ve come a long way to get here, so enjoy your victory. After spending considerable time here, you start descending to Thansing, and spend the night here.

    Day 8 of Goecha La trek: Thansing to Tsokha

    The trek from Thansing to Tsokha is mostly on flat terrain, with small ascents and descents. However, it is advised to be extra careful during descending trails. The trail is dotted with rhododendron trees all the way, with the Prekchu river flowing below. You will spend the night at Tshoka.

    Day 9 of Goecha La trek: Tsokha to Yuksom

    Today’s a long trek, but it's all on an easy downhill trail from Tsokha to Yuksom. En route, you'll stop at Sachen for a break and then continue onwards. Overnight at a guesthouse in Yuksom.

    Day 10 of Goecha La trek: Depart from Yuksom

    After breakfast, pack your bags up and check out. Trip ends here.

    Day 1 - Milestone

    Start point
    Siliguri/Bagdogra
    End point
    Yuksom
    Day start time
    07:00 AM

    Day 2 - Milestone

    Start point
    Yuksom
    End point
    Sachen
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    5 kms
    Trekking time
    4-5 hrs

    Day 3 - Milestone

    Start point
    Sachen
    End point
    Tsokha
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    4 hrs

    Day 4 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tsokha
    End point
    Dzongri
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    4 kms
    Trekking time
    5 hrs

    Day 5 - Milestone

    Start point
    Dzongri
    End point
    Thansing
    Day start time
    05:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    10 kms
    Trekking time
    6 hrs

    Day 6 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thansing
    End point
    Lamuney
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    2 kms
    Trekking time
    2 hrs

    Day 7 - Milestone

    Start point
    Lamuney
    End point
    Thansing
    Day start time
    05:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    11 kms
    Trekking time
    10-11 hrs

    Day 8 - Milestone

    Start point
    Thansing
    End point
    Tsokha
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    7 kms
    Trekking time
    6-7 hrs

    Day 9 - Milestone

    Start point
    Tsokha
    End point
    Yuksom
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
    Trekking distance
    12 kms
    Trekking time
    7 hrs

    Day 10 - Milestone

    Start point
    Yuksom
    End point
    Yuksom
    Day start time
    07:00 AM
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  • Includes / Excludes

      Includes
    • All meals from lunch on Day 2 to lunch on Day 9
    • 2 nights guest house stay in Yuksom (on triple sharing basis)
    • Tents on trekking days, on triple sharing basis
    • Toilet tent
    • Kitchen and dining tent
    • Sleeping bags/mats
    • Safety equipment
    • Services of trek guide, cook, helpers
    • Porters or mules for carrying common supplies
    • Forest permits/camping charges (if any)
    • All applicable taxes
      Excludes
    • Personal utensils
    • Meals in Yuksom
    • Transport from NJP to NJP (can be arranged for INR 2900)
    • Any insurance
    • Any expense of personal nature
    • Any expense not specified in the inclusions list

    What to Wear

      What to Wear
    • 2 pairs quick-dry warm pants or track pants
    • 3 full sleeved t-shirts/ sweatshirts
    • 4 pairs of thick woollen socks
    • Upper and lower thermal body warmer
    • Warm jacket closed at wrist and neck
    • Full sleeved sweater
    • Rain wear jacket and pants
    • Pair of warm gloves
    • Woollen cap
    • Hat/cap
    • Non-skid deep treaded hiking shoes or boots
      What not to Wear
    • Expensive jewellery or valuable gadgets
    • Hard suitcases or trolley bags

    Equipment / Gear

      We Provide
    • Technical equipment needed for the hike, if any
    • All necessary safety equipment
    • Camping gear like tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, etc
      You need to get
    • Rucksack bag with rain cover
    • Hand torch with spare batteries
    • UV protection sunglasses
    • 1 litre water bottle
    • Personal toiletries kit (small napkin, toilet paper, paper soap, bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream etc.)
    • Sun screen lotion
    • Lip balm
    • Small, lightweight, leak proof lunch box
    • Plate and spoon
    • Tea/coffee plastic mug
    • Camera (optional)
    • Dry fruits, nuts, chocolate bars (optional)

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.
  • Day 1 of Goecha La trek: Arrive at Yuksom base camp

    Overnight stay in a guesthouse at Yuksom.

    Tonight you'll sleep in a cosy, clean guesthouse at Yuksom. Do make sure your phones, camera and spare battery packs are charged tonight, because you will be away from civilization for the next few days.

    Day 2 of Goecha La trek: Yuksom to Sachen

    Overnight camp in Sachen.

    Camp overnight at Sachen, at a campsite located above the river Prek. The soothing sounds of the river will lull you to sleep at night.

    Day 3 of Goecha La trek: Sachen to Tsokha

    Camp overnight in Tshoka.

    Today you'll begin to feel the charm of this landscape. Buddhist prayer flags line the bridges, and the forests surround you. Your campsite is at a height so you can expect some beautiful views.

    Day 4 of Goecha La trek: Tsokha to Dzongri

    Camp overnight amidst the mountains at Dzongri.

    Tonight you'll camp on a large meadow, nestled amidst the peaks of the Kanchenjunga range.

    Day 5 of Goecha La trek: Dzongri to Thansing

    Put up tents amidst the gorgeous meadow at Thansing.

    Your campsite for tonight is also in a meadow, at a higher altitude. You can expect a cold night today, but you're going to be so tired after the long trek that you'll fall asleep instantly.

    Day 6 of Goecha La trek: Thansing-Samiti lake-Lamuney

    Camp overnight in Lamuney.

    Your trek for the day is a short one, so you'll reach in a couple of hours. After setting up, you'll head up to explore the lake, and then return. Enjoy a restful evening at camp, because tomorrow you have an early start.

    Day 7 of Goecha La trek: Lamuney-Goecha la-Thansing

    Camp overnight in Thansing.

    You'll have a long day today, waking up before dawn and trekking for about 10 hours. Eat a hearty hot meal and tuck yourself into your sleeping bags in Thansing.

    Day 8 of Goecha La trek: Thansing to Tsokha

    Camp overnight in Tshoka.

    After yesterday's long haul trek, today's descent is a relief. You'll be camping at Tsokha, with forests around, and the river flowing nearby.

    Day 9 of Goecha La trek: Tsokha to Yuksom

    Overnight stay in a guesthouse at Yuksom.

    Today you'll be back in civilization again. Enjoy simple comforts like a hot bath and a soft bed, in your guesthouse in Yuksom.

    Day 10 of Goecha La trek: Depart from Yuksom

    Trip ends before nightfall.

    Today you'll wake up in a soft bed, after days of camping in tents. You can pack up and check out after breakfast. Your trip ends here and you're free to proceed to your next destination.

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