The Kasturi trek is an alternative version of the Goechela trek where you pass Goeche La pass and then instead of backtracking the same way we take you down a different route. This trek starts from Yukosm amd ends in Tashiding village. It is a little longer than the Goechela trek but like it offers some incredible views of the world’s third highest mountain Kanchenjunga (8586m).
On the way back down from Goeche La pass you will get the opportunity to visit Lampokhari Lake and some of the less explored trails of the Kanchenjunga National Park.
Note: Trek to Kasturi is rated slightly difficult than the usual Goecha la trek as you will cross couple of more high passes over 4500m.
Day 1: Bagdogra/NJP/Darjeeling to Yuksom.
Day 2: Trek Begins: Yuksom –Sachen (2200m – 3hrs trek- acclimatisation)
Day 3: Sachen – Tshoka (2900m-10km)
Day 4: Tshoka – Dzongri (3950m -5hrs walk)
Day 5: Rest at Dzongri. In the morning you will walk up to the Dzongri top, 4300m to catch amazing sunrise views on the Khanchendzonga range.
Day 6: Dzongri – Lamune (4200m – 5hrs walk)
Day7: Lamune – Goechela Pass (4940m) – Thangsing (3800m) 13km in 8 to 9 hrs
Day 8: Rest day at Thangsing valley where you can explore local peaks and get ready for the next day which is a bit more challenging
Day 9: Thangsing – Chamrey 4300m via Lamphokhari lake (5hrs walk)
Day 10: Chamrey – Kasturi ( 3800m) 6hrs walk
Day 11: Kasturi – Labdang village. Overnight stay at Nepali homestay
Day 12: Labdang – Tashiding Monastery. Trek ends
Day 13: Tashiding – Bagdogra/ New Jalpaiguri/Darj
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.
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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.