Goechala Trek
Goechala Trek

 

The Goechala trek begins from Yuksom, an historical town in the West of Sikkim at the foothills of the Himalayas. With its unforgettable backdrop of the world’s 3rd highest peak Kanchenjunga this trek attracts people from all over the world. It is also relatively less explored than Mt. Everest Base Camp and Annapurna. You will enter Kanchenjunga National Park and venture through pristine meadows and forests as well as crossing sacred lakes and incredible hanging glaciers. The 8-day Goechela trek allows you to be immersed within the mountains while seeing a panoramic view of the Kanchenjunga range.

  • Duration: 10 days
  • Trek Level: Moderate-Strenuous
  • Best Season: Oct-Dec and March-May
  • Max Altitude: 4940m
  • Accomodation: Trekkers Huts & Camping

Day 1: Darjeeling/ NJP/IXB to Yuksom. Approx 7 hrs by car. Overnight Yuksom @ Hotel

Day 2: Trek Begins: Yuksom to Tsokha – 3050 m. (camping/hut)

Day 3:  Tshoka to Dzongri – 4320 m.- 6 hours (camping/hut)

Day4:  Trek up to Dzongri-la  4500m (camping/hut)

Day 5:  Dzongri to Thangshing – 3800 m – 5 to 6 hours (camping/hut)

Day 6:  Thangshing to Lamuney (near Samiti Lake) – 4298m  3 to 4 hours (camping/hut)

Day 7:   Lamuney to  Goechala  (4,940 m.) and return to Thangsing 6 to 7 hours (camping/hut)

Day 8:  Thangsing  to Tshoka – 3800 m- 7 to 8 hours (camping/hut)

Day 9:   Tshoka to Yuksam 6 to 7 hours.  Trek ends. Overnight @ Hotel

Day 10: Yuksom to NJP/Bagdogra/Darjeeling.

INCLUDED

  • Basic English speaking guide. Government certified and trained.
  • Transport to and from Yuksom
  • All meals on the trek, including boiled water
  • High altitude Swiss army sleeping bags (-20) with extra Thinsulate ®  fleeced liners
  • Tents and sleeping mats
  • Cook and porters
  • Yaks/Ponies for carrying tents and cooking equipment
  • All trekking permits, national park fees and camera fees
  • Extra food for breakfast including filtered coffee,  brown bread, cheese
  • Our guide will carry a comprehensive medical kit including high altitude sickness tablets

 

EXCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs
  • Visa costs
  • Personal expenditure i.e. soft drinks/beer on trek, extra snacks for the trek etc
  • Meals in Darjeeling before or after the trek
  • Trekking clothes and equipment (can be hired on request)
  • Travel insurance

 

PAYMENT POLICY

The price trip is quoted in US$ and can be paid either by cash (we accept INR, EUR, USD, AUS) at the current public rate against the US$. We also accept credit and debit card payment. We use mobile POS system with the availability of payments to be made wherever there is GSM (i.e. mobile phone) service within India. Please note that all cards are subject to bank charges of between 2.5% to 3.5%. We honor Master card, visa and maestro cards only. A DEPOSIT of 15% of the overall cost will need to be paid to secure your place.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY 

Cancellation by client; In case of cancellation the initial booking amount is a non refundable deposit. There will be $50 USD payable if you transfer your trekking dates to another fixed departure date that we offer provided we have availability on it.

There will be no refund of any kind if I leave the trek – voluntarily or involuntarily- after the trip has started.

 

Cancellation by company; I accept that Adventures Unlimited has the right to cancel the trip without any prior notice  for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. If this is to happen I will receive a full refund of the money I have paid

 

Trip alteration or termination. I accept that Adventures Unlimited has the right to alter or terminate the trip for reasons beyond their control. This may include reasons for my personal safety. In this event I will not hold Adventures Unlimited liable in any way to refund my money.

 

INSURANCE

The traveller is required to buy his/her own travel insurance prior to the trip.

 

Customize your trip
We understand that every traveler has different wants and requirements therefore this itinerary should serve as a guideline. If you would like to tailor it according to your/your groups specific needs then feel free to contact us on the link below and we will work together to come up with a great customised itinerary.