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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

    Activity Details

    8000

    16300

    5800

    94 kms

    50 hrs

    10 kms

    Trip details
  • 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.

    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 1 Milestone

    Siliguri/Bagdogra

    Yuksom

    07:00 AM

    Food

    No meals provided today

    Veg
    Day 2 of Goecha La trek: Yuksom to Sachen
    Day 3 of Goecha La trek: Sachen to Tsokha
    Day 4 of Goecha La trek: Tsokha to Dzongri
    Day 5 of Goecha La trek: Dzongri to Thansing
    Day 6 of Goecha La trek: Thansing-Samiti lake-Lamuney
    Day 7 of Goecha La trek: Lamuney-Goecha la-Thansing
    Day 8 of Goecha La trek: Thansing to Tsokha
    Day 9 of Goecha La trek: Tsokha to Yuksom
    Day 10 of Goecha La trek: Depart from Yuksom
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    Reviews

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      On trek best arrangement what can be offered.

    • Rated : 4

      14-07-2020

      'I went on a trek to Brighu lake booked through The Great Next. The tour operator was Bikat Adventures. The trek was well organised and booking through ''The Great Next'' gave me a lot of ease in making payments, getting confirmations and booking my bus tickets. It was a group trek of 15 people, and we had an enjoyable experience with the operator. The pricing was apt, food was good and operator was responsive to our concerns during the trek. Although I had many options to choose from for the trek, I booked Brighu Lake as it seemed to be a lush green trek with beautiful views. The website gives us a lot of options to choose treks and the sales team knows and is able to guide us well in deciding what trek we should take up. Lucky to get in touch with ''The Great Next'' who can handle my upcoming trek requirements as well. Thanks a lot The Great Next team for your support.'

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      My first solo trip to kaas plateau and it was an amazing experience. Planning, transparency in sharing info, JAIN food, fun,and superb service. Will surely recommend to book your dates with TGN for memorable experience.

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      Last month we completed Kedarkantha Trek through TGN. Was our first trek ever and couldn't have been better. Everything right from the pickup to drop at dehradhun station was totally worthy. On booking the trek we were guided with respect to the gears required and the level of fittness. Emails for bagpacking and all the required checklists were circulated well before time.Dirver contact details and names of other particioants were also notified on watsapp .On the trek experience was out of the world with surprisingly awesome food even at an altitude of 12,500 feet's. Everything in inclusions were provided FOC. Would totally recommend TGN !!! Absolutely value for money !!!

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      'What an amazing trip we had. 6 of us decided to go for a trip to valley of flowers. and I started finding someone who could arrange a trip for us and found TGN sent query and immediately got back response from the team. Amit was our SPOC and the left no stone unturned to make sure we have a wonderful trip. All arrangements were awesome. comfortable stay / transport arrangement etc. Food in this area in any case is not great as the place is on too much height and sending stuff there is a challenge for locals. My team's feedback on this trip is as follows: 1. Journey was comfortable, all drivers were good & trained. 2. Stay @ Himalaya Abode was nice, What an awesome view from the valley. neat and clean property. one of our friend left a small valet with money inside, was safely returned to her after 4-5 days. We were highly impressed with this gesture. 3. Stay @ Holiday Home, Ghangria , looking at the seasonal & temporary arrangement, place was ok but Food was pathetic. That could be improved. 4. Guide : Our guide was very shy but helpful. We gave our feedback to him and to TGN. hope they work on it and he is more talkative next time. I guess we knew more then him ;-) about the place. he needs some training on guiding a tour. He helped one of our friend come down from Hemkund when she had high altitude sickness and was very slowly walking. Thanks to him for extending his help. Overall an excellent experience. Thanks to team TGN. Hope to have more and more trips with u guys.'

    • Rated : 1

      14-07-2020

      Pathetic experience. They are broker they dont do anything . These guys just do the tie up with local treakking group who are responcible for all the activitites. They tie up with cheaper treakking group and they provide worst quality of food, worst tent, worst and dirty sleeping bags .

    • Rated : 4

      14-07-2020

      the service is good and the payment process is smooth. but they are just aggregators and you will be pooled to other service providers. I need to go on long treks to experience more about The Great Next services

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      'The experience with The Great Next was amazing, start from the planning part to the last day of the trek. The spokesperson was easily accessible and was more than happy to answer any question.. All the do's and dont's were clearly explained right before the trek.. Everything was well arranged , supportive local staff , beautiful memories! It was just perfect..!! A trek to be remember always. Kudos to The Great next for the well-arranged trek. Looking forward for my trek with The Great Next.'

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      It was a phenomenal experience. My first trek and it was way above my expectations. You guys were so warm and friendly, it felt like we've known each other for a long time. Thankyou for making my first experience a memorable one.

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      We've 5 day for frozen river trek.its a great experience. With good team and good take care from the staff make this trip is memorable journey for me.( 5star for food, tents and sleeping bags��.)

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      Very well organised. Ours was a last minute request but they were very helpful in arranging it seamlessly. The entire trek was very smooth. What was promised was delivered. The food could have been better but I am not complaining. On the whole a great experience.

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      It all started accidentally when we came across the website of TGN while we were trying to decide which trek should we select.. We found the website very appealling & decided to go through the contents. They have contracts with all the leading trekking companies & even at a better cost! We, being 1st time trekkers were totally confused. But the expertise of their team (Amit & Venkat) made the whole proces very smooth. They helped us with everything.. right from which trekking company to select (according to our needs) to which shoes to buy!!! We sure did bug them a lot.. but they were very patient & helpful... Amit would even keep a track of our day to day fitness routines coz we had selected a difficult trek (Roopkund). They even called us after the trek to make sure if we were doing well & know about our experience. The trekking & camping experience was out of the world and something that we will cherish for the rest of our lives... & its all because of your help & support! Thank you Amit & Venkat!! All our adventures will be through The Great Next for sure.. Cheers!! -with Shruti Soni & Nirali Soni

    • Rated : 4

      14-07-2020

      'I have availed the serices twice. The first was for the Valley of flowers/ Hemkund sahib trek and the next was the Kedarkantha trek. I have had a pleasant experience both times. I have found the package reasonable and the guide and facilities which they provide are top notch. The only concern I had on both the treks was that the itenerary was a bit too stretched and on both occassions we completed the trek in half the time and left early, but that might be because me and my friend have good stamina. So, cant blame TGN for that fully. All in all i would alys recommend TGN to others. Special mention to Venkat, who has been my point of contact at TGN on both occassions and I have been really impressed with him.'

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      The coordinators are extremely helpful. They go to extra lengths for helping you in figuring out where do you want to go and will be there with you at every step whenever you need them. Amazing service, I wanted to book a last minute ticket, I didn't think I'd get any good treks, but they sorted me out. Highly recommended.

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      'Wonderful !!! shout-out to my man Mr. Venkat for arranging the best trekking experience..'

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      As the season open for the roopkund summit..i contact TGN to help me out regarding the dates..and TGN team was very helpful and provide the best dates for the trek..all the arrangements during trek were best. We as a group of 9 enjoyed the trek to the fullest. And I recommend everyone to go Roopkund as it's once in a lifetime trek you won't forget..and thanks to venkat for all the support and making this trip real for us..��

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      Very polite and trained leads. Service was fantastic, food was on point. The trek was beautifully crafted by them. Can't wait for my next trip

    • Rated : 4

      14-07-2020

      The team is great. They properly guide you so that you can make the most out of your trip. They are very helpful and quick in resolving any of your queries. And the trip was amazing too. The way it was all planned was great. We didn't have to worry about anything. The guides with us on the trek were also very cooperative. The team makes sure that you have everything you need. Recommended 10/10 ❤️

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      'Honestly the experience was quite amazing and totally satisfied. Provided with premium quality of services and very responsive to the queries. It was my first time Manali trek with TGN and it was really a memorable experience for me. The quality of food, tents and all the amenities were quite satisfactory. Venkat, frankly speaking you're very responsive.. thank you Venkat for your support.. thank you TheGreatNext'

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      'I had booked a trek to Devkund Waterfalls on 29th October through The Great Next. It was an amazing experience. As it was my first trek ever, I was very unsure about the expedition but started liking it as soon the the trip begin. Trek leads were friendly and well organized. The safety during our time at the waterfall was taken care very well and the information regarding what all to carry and what to expect during the trek was very accurate. Overall, I had an very good first experience and looking forward to go for more with The Great Next.'

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      'The Great next is a great platform to discover, explore and book some of the best trails and treks nature has to offer! Although our trek group was managed by the amazing 'Renok adventures' , it was the great next that put us through to them. Thank you !'

    • Rated : 4

      14-07-2020

      'I completed a trek few days back to Kuari pass and pangarchulla peak. I went solo for the trek and had my own apprehensions and doubts since the very beginning. But thanks to team TGN and Tanvi specifically for clearing out all my doubts, giving me the confidence to go ahead and helping me out on each and every aspect of the trek. This was my first trek and I'm so glad I took TGN's help because it surely wont be the last! From picking a correct trek to finally leaving for the trek, Tanvi surely did a great job :) So thanks TGN! Keep going guys :)'

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      'When I bored of daily routines and surfing for some exciting trips or outings, I came across this website. I gave them my contact details and soon I got a prompt call from Mr.Raul from TGN. From then to till end of the trek they guided. coordination is appreciable. And trip was amazing with crazy trekmates and trek leads. It was one of my best well spent weekend. I would love to suggest TGN to you too...'

    • Rated : 5

      14-07-2020

      Trekking on new year's eve was an amazing experience. Adding to that thanks to the great next for making the overall experience wonderful. Supportive staff, good guides and the facilities were also nice. Keep up the good work

  • 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.

    Rules on 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.

    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.
    • Himalayan Snow Trek Adventure Trekking Sikkim Goechala Yuksom
  • 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
    • Not to wear - Expensive jewellery or valuable gadgets
    • Hard suitcases or trolley bags

    What not to Wear

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

    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.