Trek to Goechala, Sikkim

Location
:Goechala, Sikkim
Season
:Oct - Nov
Duration
:9 Days8 Nights
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience
Level
:Easy
Start From
:New NJP Railway Station, Jalpaiguri
Ends
:New NJP Railway Station, Jalpaiguri

Trek to Goechala, Sikkim

Goechala, Sikkim
9 Days8 Nights

Event Overview

Goecha La is a high mountain pass in Sikkim, India in the Himalaya range. Hike around Khangchendzonga National Park takes us to the whole new different experience as we hit thick pine forests, rivers, meadows, rhododendrons and spectacular views of higher peaks. With Kanchenjunga standing huge, right in front there is Goecha La at 5000 meters, the tear shaped Goecha Lake, Jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets on the snow clad high Himalaya mountains. Right from the Day 1 at Yuksom to Goechala, you will go through an amazing journey with trails leading from steamy, subtropical forest with bamboo, luxuriant ferns and orchids to temperate forest bands with ancient oak and rhododendron trees before heading to the alpine meadows to get an uninterrupted view of the East Ridge of the mighty Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - NJP to Yuksom (5,840 Feet / 1780 Meters) 7 - 8 Hrs Drive:
  • Reporting at NJP Railway Station at around 07:30AM (You are expected to reach NJP on previous night). We all will meet up there & proceed to Yuksom which is around 150 kms but 8-9 hour drive (a cab will be hired at NJP to drive to Yuksom & the costing will be shared among all the participants). Reach Yuksom, Introduction, Briefing & Overnight stay at camp.
Day 2 - Yuksom to Tshoka - 6 to 7 Hrs (10,000 feet / 3048 Meters) :
  • After morning breakfast and briefing, we hit the trail quite early as the day is longer ahead. Once we exit the comforts of Yuksom and enter the forest, we step inside the beauty of the lush green thick forest through dense mixed jungle with magnolia, rhododendron, ferns and several varieties of orchids, brightly colored birds, and the occasional monkeys. We come across 3 river bridges and Perk Chu river followed by 4 hour steep ascent before reaching the campsite in Tshoka which is a small village with 4-5 houses and a shop. After a long day hike, the tents will be set up to crash in after a hot meal served at the camp.
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Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Adventure Activities

Trekking

Amenities

Firstaid
Washrooms
Accommodation
Guide

Transportation

Own Transport

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 08.00 AM Drop Time: 08.00 AM

Things To Carry

  • Backpack (55 - 65 L) with sturdy straps and supporting frame. Quechua Forclaz 60 is a good choice.
  • Day(20-25 L) - optional. Useful for summit/pass day, handy if you want to offload your backpack on the trek.
  • Trekking shoes - Sports shoes are an absolute NO in trekking. You need Traction on Snow and Sport Shoes with PVC soles hardly justifies the choice. Ensure the shoes are well used before the trek. Forclaz 500 and Woodland are good choices.
  • 3 pair of track pants (at least one should be synthetic quick-dry kind). Or 3 pair of cotton pants with lots of pockets. Track pants are light and we highly recommend them. Plus when things get really cold then layers of clothes matter.
  • 3 cottome across while trekking and you won't want them to get scared with your dressing sense.
  • One full Sleeve Sweater. A fleece jacket would be an alternative.
  • A full sleeve thick Jacket.
  • 4 pairs of Undergarments.
  • 1 pair of Thermal Inners.
  • 4-5 pair of Sports Socks.
  • Woolen Monkeycap/Balaclava that cover the ear.
  • Light weight Rain Coat/Poncho (to escape a quick burst of rain).
  • Hand Gloves (water proof).
  • Sun multi toned ones too. Sunglasses prevent snow blindness, and are mandatory for treks.
  • Sun ap and/or Head-Scarf.
  • Trekking Pole is mandatory.
  • People who wear spectacles should have any one of these:
  • Contact Lens
  • Photo Chromatic Glass.
  • If either of the above is not possible, wear your spectacles and carry a big sunglass that can be worn over your spectales.
  • Light towel (a quick drying kind).
  • Chap stick or Lip Balm.
  • Cold Cream and Sun Screen Lotion (SPF 40+).
  • 2 Water bottles (1 L each). Do not carry packaged water bottles.
  • Life straw personal water filter (optional) - buy them online at Pepperfry
  • LED torch with extra set of cells/ Head Lamps (preferred).
  • Toilet Kit (minimal) and Toilet Paper.
  • Small Reair Kit consisting of Safety Pins, Needle, Thread and String (mandatory).
  • Slippers/Sandals (for walking around campsite).
  • While there are adequate food provided on trek, some do feel very less energetic compared to others. So you can carry few energy bars, dry fruits, etc.

Policy

Included

  • Service tax 3.6%
  • Trek equipments like Sleeping bag, mattress, tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
  • Nutritious, high calorie vegetarian food
  • Guide, cook and camp helpers.
  • Tented accommodation
  • First Aid
  • Forest Permission Charges
  • Coordinator for the trek

Excluded

  • Any expenses of personal nature like phone call etc.
  • Any air/tran t reach Delhi and return from Delhi.
  • Travel from Delhi to Dehradun.
  • Any hotel accommodation.
  • Horses with horsemen to carry your loads on the route.
  • Your Accommodation or any other expenses before or after the trek schedule.
  • Extra food apart from above mentioned things.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Backpack 35- 40 Liters (You can choose to send it with horse/porter at actual cost).

Terms & Conditions

Any expenses of personal nature like phone call etc.
Any air/train to reach Delhi and return from Delhi.
Travel from Delhi to Dehradun.
Any hotel accommodation.
Horses with horsemen to carry your loads on the route.
Your Accommodation or any other expenses before or after the trek schedule.
Extra food apart from above mentioned things.
Anything not mentioned above.
Backpack 35- 40 Liters (You can choose to send it with horse/porter at actual cost)

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