Dream of life time to touch the mt. klanchanjunga crown of India. Lets make dream comes true. We organise authentic trek experience in Sikkim.
Goechala trek in Sikkim is an admired trek which will add best outdoors experience, kind of relived and reborn after this stunning trek, this trek is not lees nicer the Everest. Non commercial and authentic trek. The trek starts from Yuksom and through Sachen pass, it joins the conventional Dzongri-Goechala trail. The Ridge is really gorgeous and full of exciting activity whereas the Goechala pass is the decisive destination for the magnificent sight of Mountain Kabru and Kanchenjunga. Next day you will trail descend steep forest to the overpass on the Dzongri-Goechala track after walking an hour from then you will reach to Tshoka. After Tshoka our aim is to reach 3900mtr to Dzongri, and next morning you will witness one of the smiling sunrise from the top, make whole klanchanjunga in Golden colour. We do acclimatise in Dzongri, in afternoon we will explore the Yak grazing land and some Shepards homes. April is the best season for flowers as well as clear sky. Next we will move to Thangshing camp which is about similar height, we will camp in base of Mt pandim, iconic peak in this trail. Then slowly in 2 days we will be very close to Klanchanjunga, view from Gochela is unforgettable. Trek is more authentic than Everest, no commercial, no crowed and off course away from internet as well.
After full 8-9 days hiking, sleeping in your privet tent, eating what our cooks prepare for everyday, hygiene and nutrition is well look-after for you. We supply supplemental oxygen and medical facilities for your safety. and most importantly our well trained staff, who will take up to the base of Klanchanjunga and bring you down safe as we all want to go home too.
Day 1: Bagdogra Airport NJP to Yuksom
Our representative will meet you at your arrival station, nearest airport or train station. We can drive the same day to Yuksum where our trek start or add an additional day to break the journey at Namchi/ pelling with additional cost and day. It depends on how many days you have.
Yuksom is a nice small hill town in West Sikkim away from the chaos of cities. Yuksum is the starting point of our trek. You will be meeting all your guides, porters and your trek permit will be issued here. If you have one extra day it always good to spend a day here before starting the trek.
Day 2: Yuksom to Sachen
Most of the trekkers reach Tshoka or Bhakim in a day but being the first day of the trek we have another stopover at Sachen. After breakfast starts the Goechala trek to reach Sachen of trekking to reach Sachen approx 7 Kms through thick forest. The trekking trail is a Gradual Ascent and descent through the dense green semi-tropical forest. Reach the campsite and treat yourself to the hardwork with the bonfire and camping dinner.
Day 3: Tshoka
Today’s trek is short but a strenuous uphill climb. Trekkers enjoy the initial part which goes through the thick forest and swinging bridges over small rivers. After crossing the trail climbs towards Bakhim. Bakhim has a forest hut and many trekkers like stay at Bakhim another 2 hours of steep climb and you will the beautiful village of Tshoka. At Tsokha village there are few small shops that also serve hot noodles and a beautiful monastery. The views from Tshoka village will take away your all pain.
Day 4: Tshoka – Dzongri via Phedang
Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri is the highlight of the Goechala trek through a steep climb that starts from the village itself. The initial part of the Goecha la trek is through a well-laid log trail covered in the shadow of thick forest and thick rhododendron forest, once you cross this you suddenly come into an open area, and views of lofty Kanchenjunga peak are amazing. Reach Dzongri and stay in forest huts if available else in tents.
Day 5: Dzongri top and back
The day is to rest as in last three days we almost gain 2700 meters in altitude. Explore the surroundings of the Dzongri trek, Dzongri trek is famous for the views it offers from the Dzongri top. Trekkers go for Dzongri trek at 4 am to capture the first sunrays on Mt Kanchenjunga.
Day 6: Dzongri to Lamuney via Kockchurang
After days of uphill trekking in the Himalayas, today will be the descent of around 1000ft and again a climb of 1000ft over 8 Kms in the distance which makes it an enjoyable trek along with the majestic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru etc.
Day 7: Altitude Lamuney
The trek from Thansing to Lamuney is an easy one. Crossing the meadows and little ascends from Lamuney takes you to the Samiti lake at 14000 ft. Enjoy at samiti lake for some time and return back to Lamuney.
Day 8: Kokchurang to Tshoka via Phedang
Today is the longest day and it’s like a summit day in any expedition. We will start at 3 am early in the morning to make sure that we reach to witness the sunrise from the Goechala pass. Spend some time at Goechala pass enjoying the views of Mt. Pandim on your right and Mt. Kanchenjunga in front and then descend to Lamuney and trek further to reach Kockchurang.
Day 9: Tshoka to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen
Trek till Phedang which meets the same trail to Dzongri and trek downhill all the way to village Tshoka. Camp at Tshoka.
Day 10: Drive back to NJP
Trek all the way downhill till Yuksom via Bakhim crossing four swinging bridges between Bakhim and Yuksom. Trekking downhill is faster but a lot of trekkers find it difficult than trekking uphill and every trekker should note that they should not put too much jerk on their knees while descending. Stay in a forest hut or camp in Yuksom.