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Goecha La Trekking Adventure, Sikkim


With the Goecha La Trek in nature's rich Sikkim, treat yourself to breath-taking beauty. It is considered as one of the most stunning passes in the globe. Due to all that the pass provides, it is among the popular trekking places of India. When on this activity of 11 day, you will come across towering summits, lovely rivers, charming meadows and rich flora. Overall, you will be covering a distance of 90 km and the difficulty level oscillates between moderate to challenging. By the end of it, feel the triumph as you scale 14,100 feet. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Goecha La Trekking Adventure, Sikkim

Goecha La Trek, Sikkim 
The adventure begins once you land here - New
Day 1 NJP to Yuksom (5,670ft) (6 hrs drive)
Following your arrival in NJP, a 6 hours drive
will take you to the magical valleys of Yuksom.
The once a capital of Sikkim, this quaint town is
also called the gateway of this amazing trek.
Post arrival in Yuksom, check-in into the
guesthouse and relax for the day dinner and
overnight stay will be in the guesthouse.

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Day 2 Trek from Yuksom to Sachen (7,200ft)
Begin with the trek for the day continue
ascending through the evergreen meadows and along
the Rathong River. After around 30 minutes of
the trek, you will reach the Pha Khola Bridge,
from where the trek gets much steeper and
challenging too! The trek to Sachen will take
you through several forest areas, bridges and
finally to the Mentogang River. While on the
riverbanks, you will be trekking at a height of
7,100ft above the sea level. Ascending around
100ft from the Mentogang River, you will finally
arrive at the Sachen campsite. On arrival,
check-in into the small huts and retire for the
day overnight stay and dinner at the hut.
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Day 3 Trek from Sachen (7,150ft) - Tshokha
(9,700ft) via Bhakim (8,600 ft)
Beginning with ascending through the steep forest
areas of Yuksom, you will reach Bakhim.
Continuing with the trek, once you reach a point,
where you can witness prayer flags, the real
excitement of the Goechala Trek begins! Post
this point, the trek starts attaining more height
with a sudden fall in the temperature and takes
you through a scenic trail of oak forests. The
trail continues till you reach Bakhim.
Continuing with the trek towards Tshoka, hike
through some of the other steep slopes and after
attaining a height of around 9,000ft, you can
enjoy views of the rhododendron forests and
evergreen woods. With your arrival in Tshoka,
check-in into a trekker's hut and call it the
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Day 4 Trek from Tshokha to Dzongri (12,980ft)
via Phedang (12,000ft)
Today will be one of the important as well as an
attractive day as the trek will take you to a
stunning pond that leads to a monastery. From the
monastery, follow the path that leads to the
right and continue ascending the steep slopes.
Continuing with the trek, reach Phedang after
around 20 minutes. Up on arrival in Phedang,
relax for a while and relish a delicious lunch.
Post this hike to an azure stream called
Kockchurang, which is a major water source for
the region. Here onwards, follow the steep
terrains that lead towards Dzongri and make it to
a valley, where you can witness prayer flags all
around. Continue trekking after attaining a
height of around 12,890ft, you will come across
some of the small huts that will serve as your
overnight staying destination.
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Day 5  Acclimatisation Day at Dzongri
Since the temperature in Dzongri Valley might be
way beyond the normal temperature in the plains,
it will take time to get acclimatized to its
weather. Today, relax in Dzongri and get
acclimatized, enjoy the nearby sites and the
pristine beauty of the nature.
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Day 6 Trek to Dzongri Top(13,675ft) and
Thansing(12,900ft) via Kokchurang
Today, ascending a 1,000ft decent slope and
another 1,000ft, you can visit the Dzongri Top,
from where you can enjoy panoramic views of
Pandim, Kanchenjunga and other scenic
peaks. Descending down from the top and crossing
the rhododendron forests, the trek becomes
gradual and can be completed at an ease. On
arrival at Kokchurang, trek another 50m and reach
the Prechku River, beside which you can check-in
into the tents pitched by the trek
facilitators. Spend overnight in the tents.
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Day 7 Trek from Thansing to Lamuney (13,600ft)
Today morning, continue trekking through the
picturesque meadows that lead towards Goechala
and halt at Lamuney. As the path takes you
through steep slopes of the mountains across
ridges, be prepared to experience a bit of
challenge. Upon arrival at the campsite, you
can also opt for a visit to the Samiti Lake
since camping is not allowed near the lake, you
have to descend back to the Lamuney campsite.
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Day 8 Trek from Lamuney to Goecha La(16,000ft)
then to Thansing (via Samiti Lake)
The longest trek of the itinerary awaits you
today! Departing the Lamuney campsite early
morning at around 300AM, ascent towards the
Samiti Lake and witness the mesmeric beauty of
Pandim and Kanchenjunga peaks under the spell of
sunrise. Here onwards, continue trekking
towards Zemathang, which is around 90minutes away
from Goecha La. On arrival at Goecha La, enjoy
the pristine beauty of the nature and embark with
the return trek to Thansing via Lamuney.
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Day 9 Trek from Thansing to Tshokha (via Phedang)
From Thansing, a trek through Phedang will take
you to Tshokha today. Within the course, you have
to trek through a series of mountains and other
natural marvels. Though considered as a
challenging one, the bountiful views of the
Pandim Mountain will make it for a memorable and
exciting journey as well. From Phedang, follow
the terrains till you reach Tshoka. Upon arrival,
get freshenn up in the camp and retire for the
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Day 10 Trek from Tshoka to Yuksom (via Bhakim
and Sachen)
Today, descend down from Tshoka and continue
trekking till you reach the campsite in Yuksom.
During the trek, also witness the stunning
beauty of Bhakim and Sachen.
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Day 11 Drive from Yuksom to NJP
Today will be last day of this astounding
trekking expedition. Waking up early morning and
reach NJP by around 400-500PM. With your
arrival in NJP Railway Junction, the tour comes
to an end.
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