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Goechala Trek

  • Short Itinerary
  • Transportation
  • Things to Carry
  • Getting There
  • Camp
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September- November & March-April.

Day 1: Bagdogra–Yuksom(5,700ft )(6 hrs)

Upon arrival at New Jaipaigudi railway station drive to Yuksom which is also a nice quaint hill station. Overnight stay in camp.

Day 2: Yuksom (5,700 feet) - Sachen (7,200 feet) ( 4 – 4 ½ hours)

After breakfast trek to Sachen at 7,200 feet. Overnight in a camp or Hut.

Day 3: Sachen (7,200 feet) – Tshoka (9,650 feet) (3 ½ – 4 hours)

After breakfast trek to Tshoka which is a short trekhe trail out of Sachen undulates but maintains an even altitude. Spend some time exploring Tshoka. Overnight in a camp or Hut.

Day 4: Tshoka (9,650 feet) – Dzongri (12,980 feet) via Phedang (12,050 feet). 5 – 6 hours

After breakfast trek to Dzongri enroute Phedang. Dzongri is a welcome sight for trekkers after the hard climb from Tshoka. At 12,980 feet trekkers feel the affect of altitude at the Dzongri meadows. Dzongri is a large cradle mostly meadows, surrounded in all directions by the mighty peaks of the Kanchenjunga range. Phedang is situated at 12,000 feet is a large clearing with superb views of the snow covered mountains. The trail divurges at Phedang with one that goes right, leading to Kockchurang. Witnesss view change between the Pandim ranges and the Kabru. Overnight in a camp or Hut.

Day 5: Dzongri (12980ft) - Dzongri top (13681ft)

After breakfast trek to Dzongri top which takes about 45 mins.Dzongri top is the highest point from where you get the panaromic view of the mighty peaks of the Singalila and Kanchenjunga ranges. Overnight in a camp or Hut.

Day 6: Dzongri (12980ft) to Thansing (12894ft) via Kockchurang (12096ft). 5 – 6 hours

After breakfast trek to Thansing which is a meadow at the same altitude as Dzongri. The trail from Dzongri to Thansing descends a 1000ft to Kockchurang and then climbs a 1000ft to Thansing. The walk through the Dzongri meadows in the lap of the mighty mountains is as breathtaking. Overnight in a camp or Hut.

Day 7: Thansing (12894ft) - Lamuney (13,693ft) (4.2 kms 2 hrs )

After breakfast trek from Thansing to Lamuney .Walk through the meadows heading closer to Goechala. The trail ascends from Lamuney and it is a 45 minute stiff climb to the Samiti lake. Overnight in a camp or Hut.

Day 8: Lamuney (13,693ft) -Goechala (16,000 ft) and back to Kockchurang. 10 – 12 hours

Early in the morning start the trek to Goechala to witnesss sunrise point right in time to see the first run rays kissing Kanchenjunga. Later return to Kockchurang. Overnight in a camp

Day 9: Kokchurang to Tshoka via Phedang. 6-7 hours

Morning after breakfast trek from Kockchurang to Phedang – a direct trail by passing Dzongri. second, the Rhododendron forest trail from Phedang to Tshoka. The trail goes on the delineation on the mountain all along and one moves a constant altitude of 12,000ft all along. The trail remains mostly horizonal with small descents and ascents only to switch between mountains. From Phedang you reiterate the descending trail to Tshoka. Overnight in a camp