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Goecha La Trek

Goecha La Trek - 9 Nights and 10 Days

Goecha La Trek

Day 1: Arrival Bagdogra and Drive to Yuksom

Upon arrival, our representatives welcome you and assist you to transfer in Yuksom. The drive will drive you along the Teesta River. Enjoy the scenic beauty all along the route.

Overnight in the camp.

Day 2: Trek to Sachen

Today is our first day of Goecha La Trek as Yuksom serves as the starting point. In the beginning, start ascending uphill and then we will come across a beautiful V shaped valley of the River Rathong. From here, the trail will enter into the forest surrounds with lush thickets of magnolia, rhododendron and ferns. Moving ahead, you will encounter a suspension bridge over a stream, called Pha Khola. Thereafter, follow the trail through wild Tshushay Khola falls in a progression of little waterfalls joining the Perk River, bridge over the Mentogang Khola River and a few kilometers climb from here will take us at Sachen. Along the way  spot exotic orchids, colourful flowers and monkeys.

Overnight in the camp.

Day 3: Trek to Tshoka via Bakhim

Today, the trek will be easy but the altitude gain will be considerably high. The trail will lead us though forest, aromatic viburnum plantations and after crossing the Prek Chu River there will be a few hour gradual climb on the uphill to reach at Bakhim. After some rest at Bakhim valley. The view of Yuksom from here will mesmerize you. From here, we continue our trek to Tshoka. There are some ups and downs as some high climbing can be experienced overlooking Bakhim.

Overnight in the camp.

Day 4: Trek to Dzongri via Phedang

After breakfast, we start our trek to Dzongri. This day is believed to be the most rewarding day in the entire trek. Follow the trail through the densest forests of blooming colourful Rhododendrons which lead us at Phedang. The view of snow capped mountain from here will definitely take your breath away. After resting a while, we continue our trek to Dzongri. Another few hours of scenic uphill trek which traverses across a ridge and leads to a shrine will finally take you to the Dzongri. The views of the Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo and Pandim peaks from Dzongri will make you spell bound.

Overnight in the camp.

Day 5: Dzongri

Today is a well deserved rest day. You can either spend the day relaxing in the camp or just take up a short exploration quest around the camp.

Overnight in the camp.

Day 6: Trek to Thansing

The destination for the day Thansing is a meadow at the same altitude as Dzongri. The trail from Dzongri to Thansing drops down a 1000ft to Kockchurang and after that rise up to height of 1000ft to Thansing. The views of Kanchenjunga, Pandim and the other peaks to the right towering over the meadows from the ridge will mesmerize you. If you are a Bird lover then Rhodendron forest will definitely serves as a great place for you and the trail through this forest will take you at Kokchurang.

From Kokchurang, take a stroll down to the bridge spanning towards Prekchu. You can appreciate the cool wind on the bridge. On the other side of the river, you can again observe the lush green forests covered with rhododendron trees. The path will have a gradual increment in height which you will not feel. Total distance between Thansing and the bridge is about 2 km.

Overnight in the camp.

Day 7: Trek to Goecha La and then Trek to Lamuney

Today is the day when we finally reach at Goecha La. We will start as early as possible to avoid harsh climate. The trek will be difficult today as because of rocky path. The ridge, which is on top of Samiti Lake, is supposed to climb with precautions as the path is very narrow and is located on the side of a mountain. A two hour high altitude ascends will take you at Sunset point. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and watch Kanchenjunga and Pandim before you descend towards Zemathang. Goecha La from Zemathang is one and a half hours climb. After reaching at the Goecha La, spend some moments with the nature and then retrace the path to Lamuney by following the trail.

Overnight in the camp

Day 8: Trek to Tshoka

After an early breakfast, enjoy the enchanting views of the Kanchenjunga Peak from a nearby ridge and start retrace the path to Tshoka. In an order to avoid long climb we will follow the path that will lead us to Dzongri Plateau. The trail then passes through Prek Chu and the deciduous forests of Phedang to reach at Tshoka.

Overnight in the camp

Day 9: Trek to Yuksom via Sachen and Bakhim

Today will be the last day of our Goecha La Trek and Yuksom serves as the starting and the ending point of this trekking tour. The trek will be easy today as there is no high altitude climb. Sachen can be achieved soon inferable from the lofty descent. The trail from Sachen goes all over clouding losing elevation. The last few meters have much little hillock climbs, and there you are in Yuksom. On arrival, check into the hotel and Relax.

Overnight in the hotel

Day 10: Drive to Bagdogra and Transfer to Airport

Today, you will be assisted to transfer at Bagdogra Airport to catch flight to next destination.

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Destination covered in this Tour:

Dzongri
Bagdogra

 

 


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