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  • Trip introduction

    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.

    Destination

    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.

    Destination highlights

    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.

    Activity Details

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    16200

    5670

    90 kms

    50 hours

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1 of Goechala trek: Arrive at Yuksom base camp

    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.

    Day 1 Milestone

    New Jalpaiguri Railway Station

    Yuksom

    15:00 PM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg|Egg
    Day 2 of Goechala trek: Yuksom to Sachen
    Day 3 of Goechala trek: Sachen to Tsokha via Bhakim
    Day 4 of Goechala trek: Tshokha to Dzongri via Phedang
    Day 5 of Goechala trek: Rest day at Dzongri
    Day 6 of Goechala trek: Dzongri to Thansing via Kokchurang
    Day 7 of Goechala trek: Thansing to Lamuney
    Day 8 of Goechala trek: Lamuney to Thansing via Samiti Lake
    Day 9 of Goechala trek: Thansing to Tshokha
    Day 10 of Goechala trek: Tshokha to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen
    Day 11 of Goechala trek: Yuksom to NJP Railway Station
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  • Cancellation policy

    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.

    Rules on trip

    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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    Trek the Himalayas reserves the right to change/cancel the plans for the Goechala trek without prior notice if deemed necessary. No arguments or refunds will be entertained.

    Any event cost for the Goechala trek is exclusive of any kind of insurances or medical coverage/benefits.

    Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch.

    In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by the operator.

    The operator holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice.
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  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Travel arrangements between NJP railway station and Yuksom in a private SUV or similar vehicle

    • Accommodation in tents/lodges for 10 nights on triple/quad-sharing basis
    • All equipment required for camping: alpine tents, sleeping bags, common kitchen/dining tent and washroom tent
    • All vegetarian meals from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 11
    • Services of experienced trek leader and support staff
    • Services of porters/mules to carry common equipment
    • All government permits and charges
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinder)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements between your home city and the NJP railway station

    • Services of porters/mules to carry your personal luggage (arranged at an additional cost of INR 3,200 per person, for the entire trek, if booked in advance)
    • Any meals not mentioned in inclusions
    • Costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks, natural calamities etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, extra meals or beverages, apparel or gear etc.
    • Adventure travel insurance
    • Any item not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • 2 synthetic trek pants
    • 2 full sleeves t-shirts (non-cotton)
    • 1 fleece t-shirt
    • 1 fleece jacket
    • 1 woolen sweater
    • 1 down feather / hollofil jacket
    • 1 wind and waterproof jacket and pants
    • 2 pairs thermal inners
    • 1 poncho
    • 1 pair woolen socks
    • 1 pair of trekking shoes
    • 1 woolen cap
    • 4 pairs of cotton socks
    • 1 pair of waterproof gloves
    • 1 pair of fleece woolen gloves
    • 1 balaclava
    • A pair of sunglasses
    • 1 sun cap
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery and gadgets
    • Denims, jeans, capris and shorts
    • Sandals and floaters

    What not to Wear

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

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Tents
    • Sleeping bags, mattresses
    • Toilet tents
    • Kitchen and dining tents
    • First aid medical kit
    • Oxygen cylinders
    • Technical equipment needed for the hike, if any.

    You need to get

    • Backpack with rain cover
    • Day pack with rain cover
    • Walking stick
    • Head torch
    • Water bottle
    • Personal medical kit
    • Sunscreen
    • Moisturizer
    • Lip balm
    • Toilet paper and wipes
    • Energy bars
    • Dry fruits
    • Electral/ORS

    Medical Kit

    • Please carry specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.