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Sikkim Goechala Trek Tour

Duration 17 Nights / 18 Days
Destination Covered Kolkata, New Delhi, Pelling, Gangtok, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Sanga Choling Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Ganesh Tok, West Sikkim
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  • Sikkim Goechala Trek Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kolkata/Delhi

Arrival at Kolkata (land of Joy)/ New Delhi. Received upon arrival and transferred to hotel. Day free at your, leisure. Evening, free. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 2: Full day sightseeing

Sightseeing the boulevards of the erstwhile British capital which still carries the reminiscence of the days of Raj in India. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3: Kolkata/Delhi- Pelling

Morning drive to the airport for flight to Bagdogra. Received upon arrival and transferred to Pelling. Overnight in hotel.

Day 4: Yuksom

Early morning hike to Sanga Choling Monastery situated at the top of a ridge, after breakfast visit Pemayangste Monastery and Rubdantse ruins. Afternoon drive to Yuksom. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5: Yuksom

Visit the Oldest Monastery of Sikkim, the Dubdi Monastery and the Coronation Stone. Afternoon enjoy the beauty of this small village while acclimatizing for the trek. Overnight in hotel.

Day 6: Yuksom-Bakhim (2743meters or 9000ft.)

The trail now runs through rice wood hills abounding in flora and fauna going, as it does, through moss-laden forests of oak, spruce, chestnut, fir, pines, giant magnolias and rhododendron- botanist' paradise. Not to be outdone, the naturalist's cab views hundreds of varieties of exotic of birds, butterflies and orchids. Among the animals are the Himalayan brown beer, black beers, barking deer. Samber, marble cats, Blue sheep, Tibetan antelope, wild ass, Himalayan wild goats, red pandas and musk deer at various altitudes. It takes six hours before the Bakhim forest Bungalow. Overnight at camp.

Day 7: Bakhim-Dzongri (4030meters or 13,221ft.)

Eight kilometers and six hours away, each steps to Dzongri leads to the world of the gamed Khanchenjunga massive. The steady and demanding climb passes through gullies laid by grazing yaks and mountain sheep through Tsokha, a Tibetan resettlement centre, and the last village passed on the way. Now, one begins to get the initial views of the Sikkim snows. It is time for lunch and one has reached a picturesque spot, Phithang after which the trail leads up right amidst an exclusive and bewitching forest of rhododendron to Deorali Dara' - the meeting place of Men and Mountain- of God and Nature. Finally we reach our camp. Overnight at Camp

Day 8: Dzongri-Thangsing (3800 meters or 12,467ft)

Seven kilometers from Dzongri, the four hours' trek leads through meadows and valleys down the burrow leads into the most beautiful valley of all situated at the base of Joponu peak. Surrounded on all sides by massive mountains here, the beautiful stream pierces the forest and presents an enchanting scene. To reach the camping grounds dwarfed in the giant valley, one crosses a wooden bridge over the stream under the watchful eye of majestic Mt.Pandim. Overnight at Tent/Hut.

Day 9: Thangsing- Lake Samiti (4800meter or 15,748ft.)

Situated at the base of mighty Mt.Pandim, Samiti Lake is a holy lake for the local people and even for far wandering pilgrims from the plains. It takes us only three to four hours gradual uphill walk to reach this beautiful camp. The trek upto Lake Samiti is flat and surrounded as it is by the mighty mountains inspires the trekker onward. This day after pitching our tents we take a walk on the ridges of the lake and as we go higher the splendid, and breathtaking sight. Overnight at Tent.

Day 10: Lake Samiti – Chemathang-Goechala - Lake Samiti (5000m or 16500ft.)

This day we wake up early in the morning and after having some tea we start walking uphill towards Goecha-La. Chemathang is eight kilometers from Lake Samiti and takes 6 hours to trek. Walking towards the legendary Khanchenjunga, right through the giant Onglathang Valley the mystic awe of the surrounding mountains fills the trekker with wonder going past splendid glacial lakes and numerous glaciers as he walks amidst the legendary mountains of Sikkim… Still higher and more steps, the Goecha - La pass about 5 km away but taking a good three hours to cover. This is the northernmost and highest point of the trek. The climb starts through and over lichen covered moraine, the approach to the pass is precipitous and over rugged, trail-less terrain but rewards the climber with splendid views and the closest too, of the legendary God of Sikkim interlaced with glaciers, swift rivers flowing down from sacred lap. After having our packed breakfast we will walk back to our camp. Overnight in Tent/Hut.

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Tour Detail

Inclusions :

  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing

Terms & Conditions :

* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount * Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.~^#^~* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount. * Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date. ~^#^~