Jalpaiguri is well-connected by railway to all major cities and towns in India. The closest airport is Bagdogra, which is about 16 kms from NJP.
A glimpse of the glorious Kanchenjunga peak should be reason enough to book this trek. Goechala however, has a lot of other attractions to offer. Trekking in Sikkim takes you through a landscape that is very different from that of Himachal or Uttarakhand. You'll see stark contrasts of steep mountains and subtropical forests, with a mixed vegetation of orange trees, orchids, and century-old oak and rhododendron trees. You begin your adventure at 5,670 feet and trek to an altitude of 16,000 feet, that only a few can take pride in.
IMPORTANT: This trek involves some serious altitude gain on trekking days. Do make sure you are fully acclimatized and prepared for steep climbs.
The Kanchenjunga was considered the highest peak until Everest was discovered. It is now the third highest peak in the world and is sacred to the people of North East. The peak is always covered in mist and is visible only to the luckiest. The state of Sikkim has the most hot springs, glaciers, and snow-capped peaks than any of the other north eastern states in India. This gives you plenty of glorious landscape to explore, and inspiring natural beauty to discover.
Witness sunrise over the mighty Kanchenjunga. | Trek through subtropical forests of oak and rhododendron trees. | Take a sip of icy cold water from the Samiti Lake. | Trek through forests, open green pastures and frosty tracks. | Spot exquisite birds in Lamuney.
You’ll be picked up from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and driven up to the town of Yuksom. Located in West Sikkim, Yuksom was once the capital of Sikkim. The journey takes approximately 6 hours with scenic landscapes to look out for. You will have the evening free to explore the town and pick up any small last minute trek supplies. Get a good night's sleep and rest before the big adventure tomorrow. Overnight in a guesthouse or in tents in Yuksom.
Overnight stay in tents or guesthouse.
Tonight you'll sleep in tents in Yuksom, or in a guesthouse, depending on availability. If you're camping, you'll be provided with tents (on triple sharing basis), sleeping bags and mattresses. In addition, you'll also have access to toilet tents, and a kitchen/dining tent. Today's package includes only dinner.
New Jalpaiguri Railway Station
The cancellation policy is as follows:
For any cancellations made 24 days or more prior to the departure of the Goechala trek: 95% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book any other trek with the same operator within a year.
For cancellations made between 14-24 days before the departure of the Goechala trek: 70% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount to book the same trek with any other batch of the same operator within a year.
For any cancellations made between 10-14 days before the departure of the Goechala trek: 50% of the total trip cost will be refunded minus any transaction charges, or you can use this amount for the same trek in the same season.
For cancellations made less than 10 days before the departure of the Goechala trek: No refund but you can transfer the same trek to a friend.
Participants must adhere to the instructions of the trip leader/guide at all times during the Goechala trek.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages/drugs is not permitted while trekking.