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DZONGRI GOEACHALA TREK

TREK FEE PER PERSON

Rs. 15000

(GST 5%)

(NJP to NJP)

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    Duration

    10 Days

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    Total Trek Distance

    90 KM

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    Temperature Range

    15 to -5

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    Nearest Railway Station

    NJP (150 KM)

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    Nearest Airport

    Bagdogra (153 KM)

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    Pickup Point

    NJP

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    Drop Point

    NJP

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    Highest Altitude

    4937 M

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    Difficulty Level

    Challenging

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Located in Sikkim, Goecha La trek is the dream and desire of the adventure lovers throughout the country! Nestled midst vibrant and colourful flora and fauna, it is also the way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park and its opulent beauty.

Originating from Yuksom, this trek passes through beautiful landscapes that are filled with exotic flowers and immensely attractive meadows and forests. The Rathong Chu River on the way adds more charm and appeal to the Goecha La trek. The pass is also an ideal spot to enjoy the best and most alluring views of the Mt Kanchenjunga.


Short Itinerary:

Day 1 :- NJP to Yuksom 5,670 ft (6 hrs drive).

Day 2 :- Yuksom 5,600 ft to Sachen 7,150 ft.

Day 3 :- Sachen 7,150 ft to Tshokha 9,700 ft via Bhakim 8,600 ft.

Day 4 :- Tshokha 9,700 ft to Dzongri 12,980 ft via Phedang 12,000 ft.

Day 5 :- Rest day in Dzongri.

Day 6 :- Dzongri 12,980 ft to Dzongri top 13,675 ft , then to Lamuney 13,693ft via Kokchurang 12,000 ft.

Day 7 :- Lamuney 13,600 ft to Goecha La 16,000 ft via Samiti Lake 14,100 ft, then back to Kockchurang.

Day 8 :- Kockchurang. to Tshokha via Phedang.

Day 9 :- Tshokha to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen.

Day 10 :- Leave Yuksom early morning and reach NJP


Day 1: New Jalpaiguri railway station to Yuksom

New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) is located in the Jalpaiguri District which is considered to be the Gateway to the Northeast. All major cities and towns are connected to NJP via the Indian Railways. The closet airport is Bagdogra Airport which is about 16km from NJP. From NJP we take a car to Yuksom in Sikkim. This journey will take us approximately 6 hrs. Yuksom is a beautiful town in West Sikkim which was once the capital of Sikkim. Overnight stay in Yuksom.

Accommodation: Hotel/ Guest House

Meals: No


Day 2: Yuksom (5800 feet) to Sachen (7250feet). 4 hours

This is the first day of the trek. After walking across open fields we enter the beautiful valley of the Rathong river. En route appreciate ancient Oak, Conifer and Bamboo forests and the luxuriant ferns and delicate orchids that line the trail . Yuksom (1760m) marks the entrance to the Kangchenjunga National Park. Just after leaving the village you can see Baktim on a ridge high above the confluence of the Rathong and Prek Rivers, which will give you an idea of how to pace yourself for the day. Sachen is located at about 7200 feet above sea level. At Sachen we will find a lot of Log huts were we will spend the night.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3:- Sachen (7,200 feet) – Tshoka (9,650 feet). 3 ½ – 4 hours

The trek from Sachen to Tshoka involves quite considerable attitude gain. We continue walking until we reach the bridge over the river,Perk. Prayer flags in the distance are an indication of the start of the Goeacha La trail. We trek through Oak and later Rhododendron forests. On the way we pass through Bakhim. Bakhim has a forest rest house and a tea and snack stall. We can stop and rest for a while and enjoy the view of the Yuksom Valley. From Bakhim, Tshoka, is about an hour. From a distance you will see a trekkers hut on a plateau. This is Tshoka. Overnight stay in Tshoka.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4:- Tshoka(9,650 feet)- Dzongri(12,980 feet) via Phedang(12,050 feet). 5-6 hours

On the fourth day we have a steep climb. You will be surrounded by Rhododendron forests all around. After about half an hour in to the trek the trail changes to a well laid out path with wooden logs. In some time we reach Phedang. At 12,000 feet and a source of water nearly Phedang is a perfect place to stop for lunch. We then continue for Dzongri. Through this leg of the trek you will be reaching over 13,000 feet, so headaches are not uncommon due to the thin air. In about 6 -7hrs we reach Dzongri. Overnight stay at Dzongri.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5:- Dzongri(12980ft) to Dzongri top(13681ft) and back.

Today we start a steep ascend to Dzongri Top which will take up about an hour. This is the highest point on the trek from where we will get a 180 degree panoramic view of the Kanchenchunja range. If we start early at 4am we can reach the top just in time for the sunrise. Experience how the golden rays of the sun interact with this magnificent mountain range. After enjoying this spectacular view we retrace our steps to Dzongri.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6:- Dzongri(12980ft) to Lamuney(13,692ft) via Kockchurang(12096ft).6-7 hours.

Beyond Dzongri, the peak of Pandim looms above the Prek Valley. Below the mountain peaks are countless hanging glaciers and snowfields that define the upper reaches of this impressive alpine valley and the route to the Goeacha La, providing a taste of the days to follow. The hanging glaciers and moraine fields leave little doubt that you are in the midst of the high mountains while the alpine meadows are particularly attractive during May. From camp, head east from Dzongri to a series of cairns above the Prek Valley. From the ridge, a steep descent though rhododendron forest leads to the riverbed before heading up along the boulder-strewn riverbed to a bridge over the Prek River. The trail leads to the meadows at Thangsing(3930m). Overnight stay at Thangsing.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7:- Lamuney(13,693ft) to Goechala(16,000ft) and back to Kockchurang.10-12 hours.

The trek to the rarefied climes of the Goecha La is rewarded with unrivaled views of the massive East Ridge of Kangchenjunga high above the Talung Glacier as well as views of the high ridges and peaks that enclose the upper Prek Valley. Looking north there is a vast mountain region yet to explore, but for now the Goecha La is as far as you are permitted to go. The pass is often shrouded in mist and cloud not long after sunrise, so an early start is necessary. The trail heads along the far side of the lake and through moraine before crossing a sandy section alongside the Onglakhing Glacier. From here, you can see the pass at the head of the valley. However, the trek through the lateral moraine is tiring – more so if there has been a recent snowfall.The Goecha La is marked with fluttering, colourful prayer flags, framing the peak of Kangchenjunga.

Lead the same trek towards Lamuney and then move forwards to reach the destination for the day- Kockchurang. You can choose to set up your tent near the bank of the river or you can also reside in the trekkers hut.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8: Kokchurang to Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hours

Waking up early in the morning, enjoy the enchanting views of the Kanchenjunga Peak from a nearby ridge and start trekking back towards Tshoka. Today, you will be taking a route through the Dzongri Plateau in order to avoid the long climb. The trail passes through Prek Chu and the deciduous forests of Phedang. Arriving in Tshoka, settle down in the overnight stay camps.

Accommodation: Tent

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9: Tshoka to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen. 6 hours.

Today, descending through the Prek Chu River, you will be arriving in Yuksom, the last leg of this astounding tour. Arriving in the vicinity, check-in into a local hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day10: Back to NJP

After having breakfast in the hotel, prepare your bags and check-out from the hotel. With this, the amazing Goecha La trek will come to an end. Then drive back from Yuksom to NJP.

Accommodation: No

Meals: No


COST INCLUSION

 Accommodation on a sharing basis on trek (hut/camp/tent).

 Good Indian veg food during trek. (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner).

 All necessary permits and entry fees for the trek.

 All the trek equipment like tent, sleeping bag etc (but for hygiene purpose we recommend bring your own sleeping bag, if you have).

 All safety equipment, first aid Kit, Etc.

 Service of our expert team.

 Transportation.


COST EXCLUSION

 Any kind of personal expenses.

 Insurance.

 Any extra day staying at the Base Camp.

 Anything not mentioned under inclusion.

 Food ordered outside fixed menu.

 Any extra cost due to unforeseen reason.

 Camera charge.

 Food during transfer.


CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek -- 80% Refund.

Cancellation between 30 days to 20 days prior to the trek -- 50% Refund.

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek -- No Refund.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. GST @ 5% payable on the trip fee. 

2. We provide transport from pick up point to Base Camp and vice-versa at a particular time. So you have to report this place before that time. If you failed to reach within this time then you have to make your own arrangement to reach and return from our Base Camp, or we can arrange a transport depends on availability by paying an additional charge.

3. We expect all trekkers to carry their own backpacks. All common gear will be carried by the support team. If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge.

4. If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trip on any day then we will make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.

5. We will not be responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trip. And if you damage or lose any of our equipment then you have to pay the full market price of that equipment.

6. Drinking and smoking during the trip is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trip will be cancelled with immediate effect.

7. In case of any medical emergency, Medical expenses, if required, at the medical centre are to be borne by the participant.

8. If any of our trip cancelled due to any unavoidable reason. We will issue a voucher of the same amount of the trip. This can be redeemed for the same or any other trip within 1 year.

9. We have the right to postpone cancel the Trekking/ Cycling/ Camping/ Rafting/ Paragliding/ Expedition with or without any reason. We also have the right to terminate the participation of any member at any stage.

10. In case of any delay due to bad road condition or other unforeseen reasons. We will not be responsible.

11. All the issues will be subject to the jurisdiction of Kolkata.

12. All the costs are for Indian Citizen Only.


Available Dates

1,6,7,8,13,14,15,20,21,22,27,28,29,30

May

4,5,6,11,12,13,18,19,20,25,26,27

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