Sikkim & Goech-La Trek

Goech-La Trek is a beautiful trek takes you unto Geocha-la at 4,942m, opposite the eastern face of Mt.Kanchenjonga 8,435m the third highest in the world and one of the most magnificent majestic peaks of the Himalayan range. Most of our trips in the eastern Himalaya and across the border, starts with a sweeping flight to the Gangetic plains of south east Nepal. From here a scenic drive to Sikkim with a visit at the Queen of the Hills in Darjeeling in the comfort of the Hotel, where it still retains the touch of heritage from the British Raj. From Darjeeling with a wonderful tour, a drive takes to Yuksom for our stunning adventure on the foothills of the great Mt. Kanchenjunga.

Goech-La Trek begins through dense sub-tropical forests and passes vast pasture lands of grazing yaks and reaches the alpine region leaving the lush vegetation behind for few artic high Himalayan plants and shrubs. Once in the alpine region observing constant view of the great snow capped peaks nearly every day of the trek, after reaching our high destination at Goecha-la with the superb view of the Kanchenjunga, we retrace our fabulous journey back to Yuksom with a drive to Kalimpong another queen of the hill station, after a memorable trip we drive back to Nepal border for the panoramic flight to Kathmandu.

Sikkim & Goech-La Trek Fact box

Trek Grade:              Moderate / Adventurous

Trip duration:          16 / 17 days. Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

Trek duration:         09 / 10 days.

Highest spot:           Goecha-la 4,942m.

 

Trip highlights:       Trekking in and around the five jewels panoramic views of snow capped peaks, Asia's highest hill station, warm local, colorful bazaar, traditional culture, Buddhist monasteries, pristine forest of rhododendron and magnolia, breathtaking sunrise and sunset view in the very heart of world's 3rd highest Mt.Kanchenjonga.

Trip Map

Sikkim & Goech-La Trek Map

Sikkim & Goech-La Trek Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu. 1,300m. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu. 1/2 Day guided tour.

Day 03: Fly to Bhadrapur. approx. 600m. 50 minutes flight.

Day 04: In Darjeeling tour of Tiger Hill 2,550m (8,500ft).

Day 05: Drive to Yuksom, Sikkim. 1,780m  5-6 hrs  ride.

Day 06: Trek to Tsokha (Chokha) 3,006m. 16 km. 6 hrs.

Day 07: Rest day at Tsokha (Chokha) 3,006m. 16 km. 6 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Dzongri 4,030m. 10km. 5 hrs walk.

Day 09: Trek to Thangsing 3,780 m. 3-4 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Samiti Lake 4,308 m. 3-4 hrs.

Day 11: At Samiti Lake for hike to Goecha-la 4,942m. Return trek to Samiti Pokhari.

Day 12: Trek to Kok-Tshering. Approx. 3,550m. 6 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Yuksom via Tshoka. approx. 6 hrs.

Day 14: Drive to Kalimpong. 4-5 hrs ride.

Day 15: Drive to Nepal border for the flight to Kathmandu.

Day 16: Free day at leisure.           

Day 17: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.