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Goechala Trek

An Overview

The Goechala Trekking changes the lives of everyone, new adventures and beautiful views give an incredible change from the daily boring routine. I always prefer everyone to take a break from their busy schedule and go trekking.

Introduction

As trekking is now famous and most people love to go on trekking, Here is a detailed guide for one of the famous trekking places in INDIA, i.e, Goechala Trek. 

Goechala Trek:

As Goechala Trek is not so difficult, many peoples prefer to visit there. Peoples experience moderate terrain and also a good height of peak, from where the incredible view wins the hearts of people.

ALTITUDE – 16,207 ft.

Starting point – Yuksom city

Endpoint – Goechala-Yuksom city

Distance – 92 km (approx)

Weather

Goechala trek is best as its daytime temperature is moderate for the trekkers as 10°C to 25°C. And the mountain views that seem very close to you, the beautiful landscapes, its flora and fauna that will definitely touch your heart and will say only one thing- WOW!

As located in Sikkim, in the Himalayas range the best for trekking is in the SPRING (March-June) AND AUTUMN SEASON (September-November).

LIST OF THE PEAKS ON GOECHALA PASS:-

          NAME                         HEIGHT

  1. Kanchenjunga –              8586m

  2. Talung –                         7349m

  3. Rathong –                       6679m

  4. Kabru N –                       7353m

  5. Koktang –                       6147m

  6. Simvo –                          6812m

  7. Kabru S –                        7318m

  8. Kabru Dome –                 6600m 

  9. Kabru Forked –               6100m

  10. Pandim –                        6691m

  11. Tenchenkhang –              6010m

  12. Jupono –                        5650m

Highest peak – Kabru N 

ITINERARY:

  • Drive to Yuksom

rest in a guest house after the long hour drive as there is no airport there so you have to come by means of public or private transport.

  • Yuksom to Sachen (10 km hike)

The first destination you reached, having the dense forests and spots yaks and mules there and also you see the beautiful Tshushay Khola Waterfalls.

  • Sachen to Tshoka (7 km hike)

Here you enjoy beautiful nature with a waterfall and incredible view.

  • Tshoka to Dzongri (10 km hike)

Starting from climbing trails reaches the phedang which leads to Dzongri.

  • Rest and hike to Dzongri La Pass (4417 m)

Walking up further will find the steep and rocky ascend, and the path leads to snowy mountains and the place of Buddhist worship.

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  • Dzongri to Thansing (10 km hike)

Enjoying the beautiful views gives a chilling mood and continuous ascent to the Thansing.

  • Thansing to Goecha La Pass and back (14 km hike)

Reaching the thansing got the only source of water to drink. When you reach the lake then the path gets narrow, and the climbing gets difficult. So, trek back to Thansing.

  • Thansing to Tshoka (16 km hike)

Due to the less presence of oxygen at the peak the trek back off to the starting point and now the downward trek started and is also faster so takes less time to reach Tshoka.

  • Tshoka to Yuksom (17 km hike)

The downward trek will give you relaxation sound and also takes less time to cover the distance and now you are very close to the ending of the trek.

  • Drive back to Siliguri

Here are your 7 days of 92 km trekking ends, and you will feel the freshness of the wonderful days that you spend at the Goechala trek.

Why choose the Goechala trek?

1. Mt Kanchenjunga:

The beautiful view of the sunrise from Mt. Kanchenjunga, and you are in the shadow of the mountain.

2. Landscapes:

As you further climb the different landscapes and the beautiful meadows of Dzongri, experience the different colors and drastic changes in the landscape.

3. Culture:

The culture of Hinduism and Buddhism, the local worship of the people living there, and the spiritual importance of the mountain peaks.

4. Flora and Fauna:

The entire region is full of flora and fauna and the biosphere reserve is the home of many animals and birds including leopards.

5. Samiti Lake:

The beautiful view of Samiti lake at the altitude of 14000 ft, and the crystal clear water sets a surreal reflection of Mt. Pandim. 

Advices:-

1. Take proper medical checkups before going on a trip.

2. Take a medical kit with you, if needed in an emergency.

3. Take warm clothes with you and be ready for the sudden change in the environment.

4. Drink water after checking its purity.

5. Book a traveling company to not distract from the group.

Railways for the mountain passes:-

Mountain railways:

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

Kalka-Shimla railway

Kangra Valley Railway 

Matheran Hill Railway 

Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Rail Mountain pass:

Bhor Ghat 

Braganza Ghats

Palakkad gap 

Sindhwane Ghat

Thal Ghat

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