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  • Trip introduction

    The Kanchenjunga, as they say, reveals itself only to a lucky few on the first go. On this trek to Goechala, you get a chance to witness the sacred peak in all its glory. This 10-day Goechala trek offers an opportunity to discover Sikkim like never before, as you traverse lush subtropical jungles with ferns and orchids in plenty, as well as temperate forests that are home to centuries-old oaks and rhododendron trees.

    This is a thrilling adventure as trekkers travel from 5,800 feet to a summit reaching a dizzying height of 16,000 feet, a place where few have gone before.

    NOTE: Travel from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to Yuksom is not included in the package. The pick-up can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 6,000 per vehicle, one-way.

    Destination

    The Kanchenjunga is considered sacred by the people of the North East. Covered in mist most of the time, the peak plays hide and seek with anyone wishing to see it. The Kanchenjunga, until the discovery of the Mt. Everest, was considered to be the highest mountain in the world. It is now at Number 3 after Mt. Everest and K2.

    Sikkim is the cleanest and prettiest of the seven states in the North East and boasts of a climate that ranges from subtropical to high alpine. The Lepcha people call Sikkim paradise in their local language and it’s not hard to see why. Sikkim is home to vast lakes, hot springs, mountain peaks and many glaciers, making it a perfect destination for trekkers of all kinds.

    Destination highlights

    Scale up 10,000 feet to drink in views of the mighty Kanchenjunga. | Stay in log huts to truly experience local life. | Witness a once-in-a-lifetime sunrise over the Kanchenjunga.

    Activity Details

    12000

    16000

    5800

    90 kms

    50 hrs

    10 kms

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

    Report to the base camp of the trek at Yuksom. At an additional cost, a pick-up from the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station can be arranged. Yuksom is a picturesque town located in West Sikkim and was once the capital of Sikkim. Overnight at Yuksom in guesthouse or homestay.

    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

    NJP Railway Station

    Yuksom

    08:00 AM

    Food

    No meals provided today

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    Day 2 of the Goechala trek: Yuksom to Sachen
    Day 3 of the Goechala trek: Sachen to Tshoka
    Day 4 of the Goechala trek: Head to Dzongri
    Day 5 of the Goechala trek: Dzongri to Dzongri Top
    Day 6 of the Goechala trek: Dzongri to Lamuney
    Day 7 of the Goechala trek: Lamuney to Kockchurang via Goechala
    Day 8 of the Goechala trek: Kockchurang 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 cancellations made 24 days or more before departure of the trek to Goechala: 95% refund.

    For cancellations made between 14-24 days before departure of the trek to Goechala: 70% refund.

    For cancellations made between 8-14 days before departure of the trek to Goechala: 50% refund.

    For cancellations made less than 7 days before departure of the trek to Goechala: No refund.

    No show: No refund.

    All refund amounts will be processed after deducting any transaction charges.

    Rules on trip

    Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited during the trek to Goechala.

    Travellers are required to adhere to instructions of the rafting instructor 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.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

    The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary of the Goechala trek depending upon the weather conditions and other factors. If extra cost is incurred due to rescheduling, it will be borne by the trekker.

    Please note that sometimes an unforeseen event may force changes in the itinerary of the trek to Goechala. In such cases, your trek leader will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

    All the arrangements for the Goechala trek are pre-planned and prepaid. In case of non completion of the Goechala trek due to any reason whatsoever there will not be any refund for any unutilized services. Any extra expense due any alteration has to be paid extra.
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    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
    • Sikkim Goechala Yuksom Trekking Adventure Nature Snow Trekking
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation in tents and guesthouses (quad-sharing in guesthouses/triple-sharing in tents)

    • Vegetarian meals from lunch on Day 2 to lunch on Day 9 (including morning/evening tea and snacks)
    • All technical equipment required for trekking
    • All equipment required for camping: sleeping bags, mattresses and tents
    • Services of experienced trek leader and camping crew
    • Permit charges and entry fees (for Indian citizens)
    • First aid kit (including oxygen cylinders)
    • All applicable taxes

    Excludes

    • Travel arrangements from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station to Yuksom (can be arranged for an additional cost of INR 6,000, one-way)

    • Travel arrangements from base city to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station/Yuksom
    • Meals in Yuksom
    • Permit charges and entry fees (for non-Indian citizens)
    • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
    • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
    • Adventure travel or medical insurance
    • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Shirts/T-shirts - 7/8
    • Jeans/trekking pants - 5
    • Windproof jacket of decent quality
    • Warm and thick fleece/full-sleeve woollen sweater
    • Thermal inner wear (upper and lower)
    • Woollen cap
    • Woollen gloves
    • Woollen and regular socks (7-8 pairs)
    • Scarf/muffler (optional)
    • Comfortable trekking/hiking shoes
    • 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

    • All camping equipment required: sleeping bags, mattresses, tents
    • Any safety and technical equipent as needed

    You need to get

    • Waterproof rucksack
    • Raincoat
    • Sturdy water bottle
    • Trekking pole/walking stick
    • Torch/flashlight
    • Personal toiletries
    • Camera (with batteries fully charged)
    • Sunglasses
    • Lightweight floaters/sandals

    Medical Kit

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