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