Trek Highlights::

Goecha La Trek Itinerary :-

 

Day 1: BGD Airport/NJP Station-Yuksom (1800m): 
Arrive Yuksam. Dzongri or Goecha La Trek begins. Meet Himalayan Trekker representative. Arrive in the afternoon at Yuksom . After lunch at camp, excursion to Norbu Gang - The Coronation Throne of the First Chogyal of Sikkim and Dubdi Monastery. Evening, briefing by the Trek Manager. Meals and overnight at camp. 

Day 2: Yuksom-Tshoka (3000 m) 
On second day of Dzongri or Goecha La Trek, after breakfast we start the trek (12 kms) to the small Tibetan settlement of Tshoka. The trail passes through the forest of Rhododendrons, magnolias and Oaks. There are a number of suspension bridges and streams of crystal clear water. Hot lunch on the way. After the last bridge is crossed a comparatively steep climb of 45 mins brings us to the campsite for the day, Tshoka. Overnight in Bakhim. 

Day 3 :Tshoka – Dzongri (4000m): 
After breakfast trek (10 kms / 06 /07 hrs) to Dzongri. The track is through one of the most beautiful Rhododendron forest in the himalayas. There are different varieties of Rhododendrons, ranging from the Rhododendron Grande to The rhododendron Nivale. The flora becomes sparse as one climbs higher up. Hot lunch on the way at Phedang. The climb after lunch takes us to Deorali top from where the mountains can be seen at a closer range . The trail from here is flat and a little descending till Dzongri. Overnight camp at Dzongri. 

Day 4 : Dzongri -Halt. Dzongrila alt. 4, 500m. (Acclimatization) Halt. 

Day 5 : Dzongri-Thansing (3750 m): 
On Day 4, we take an early morning walk to Dzongri Top to witness spectacular sunrise view over the Kangchendzonga Ranges. After breakfast trek ( 6 kms /03/ 04 hrs) to Thansing. The trail descends down to the river and a gradual climb through the river bank and a mixed forest brings us to Thangsing. The peaks of Tinchingkhang and Jopuno tower right on top of this valley and Mt. Pandim appears straight ahead. Overnight camp at Thangsing. 

Day 6: Thangsing-SamitiLake (4300m): 
Dzongri or Goecha La Trek continues with an after breakfast trek (4 kms /04 hrs) to Lake Samiti. The lake is considered Holy by both the Buddhists and Hindus alike and the pilgrims come here to pray and offer incenses to the guardian diety of sikkim, Kanchenjunga. Overnight camp at Lake Samiti.

Day 7 : Samiti Lake-GoechaLa (5000m) -Thangsing : 
On day 6 of Dzongri or Goecha La Trek, we take a very early morning excursion (07 / 08 hrs ) to The Pass - Goecha La The trail is through moraines and rocks and passes through the dried glacial lake of Zemathang and the Juniper medow of Nimashang. After spending sometime at the pass, head back to Samiti Lake where Hot lunch will be served before proceeding further down to Thangsing. Overnight at camp.

Day 8 : Thangsing-Tshoka: 
After breakfast, trek (14 kms / 6-7 hrs) back to Choka (3000 m). Hot lunch on the way. Overnight at camp.

Day 9 :Tshoka-Yuksom: 
After breakfast trek (16 kms / 5-6 hrs) to Yuksom. Hot lunch on the way. Overnight at camp. Camp fire (IF POSSIBLE) and dances by the staff. Farewell dinner.

Day 10 :Youksam –Bagdora Air Port/New Jalpiguri Railway station: 
Early morning visit Tiger Hill for sunrise. On the way back visit Yiga Choling Monastery. After breakfast visit the Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Zoological Park, Tibetan Self Help Centre and a Tea garden. O/N at hotel