Famous trekking points in Goechala trek

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Overview

Goechala Trek in India is among the most prominent treks for big mountain views. Trekking on the goechala trek is worth it. You not only see one summit i.e., Kanchenjunga but you can also view 14 other big summits there. Goechala trek is famous among the trekkers because they can see different views in just one visit.

The Goechala trek is one of the treks for the thrill seeker persons. You can experience a different kind od adrenaline rush here.

The difficulty of the Geochala trek varies from moderate to difficult. The trek starts from Yuksom town which is located in West Sikkim. It is not that much recommended for beginners as it is located at an altitude of 15,000 ft above sea level. It takes almost 10-11 days to cover the whole distance of the Goechala trek, which is quite a long time.

 

The Journey

You can see a huge variety of vegetation and animals along with the scenic beauty of the trek. The trek is not only famous among Indians but also among trekkers from all over the world. Many trekkers visit this trek every year to see the beautiful landscapes and serene environment.

 

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

 

 

 

Why choose the Goechala trek?

1. Mt Kanchenjunga:

The stunning view of sunrise from the Mt. Kanchenjunga, and you are in the shade of the mountain.

2. Landscapes:

As you further ascend the different landscapes and the beautiful meadows of Dzongri, experience the distinct colours 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 value of the mountain peaks.

4. Flora and Fauna:

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

5. Samiti Lake:

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

 

This is a list to give you an overview and understanding of Goechala’s Journey as a whole. 

  •  Location: West Sikkim 
  •  Yokusam is the first place 
  •  Last place: Goecha La 
  •  Altitude: 16,200 feet. 
  •  Period: 11 days (up and down) 
  •  Total distance: Approximately 90 km 
  •  Difficulty: It’s a little difficult at first, but if you change places, it will be difficult to travel. 
  •  Accommodation options: Tents, Trekking huts, and Guesthouses are available along the trail

 

The most prevalent path that passengers can take with their expertise, feasibility, and ease of use is the one that leads to Dzongri via Phedang, all the way to Thangsing, all way to Goechala. Alternatively, one can miss Dzongri and walk up and down in Phedang, but that would just take away the core of the trip.

 

ITINERARY:

  • Drive to Yuksom

                         Then rest in a guest house after the long hour drive.

  • Yuksom to Sachen

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

  • Sachen to Tshoka 

Here you enjoy captivating nature with a waterfall and an incredible view.

  • Tshoka to Dzongri 

Starting from climbing routes reach the Phedang which leads to Dzongri.

  • Rest and hike to Dzongri La Pass which is 4417 m high

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

  • Dzongri to Thansing

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

  • Thansing to Goecha La Pass and vice versa.

Reaching the thansing has the only source of water to drink. When you arrive at the lake then the path gets narrow, and the climbing gets difficult.

  • Thansing to Tshoka

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

  • Tshoka to Yuksom

The descending trek will give you relaxation and also takes less time to cover the distance.

  • Drive back to Siliguri

Here are your 7 days of 92 km trekking ends, and you will feel the real essence of the wonderful days.

 

 The best means of transport to arrive at Yokusam Base Camp are by plane and train. 

 

  •  By plane: Many communities reach the nearby Bagdogra Airport. You can arrive at the airport and take a taxi to Yokusam. Yokusam is  155 km away and takes 6-7 hours.

 

  •  By train: Situated in the heart of Siliguri, West Bengal, New Jalpaiguri Junction is the closest railway station to Sikkim, which connects to other major cities. Juxam is 150 km far from it and is nearly 6 hours by cable from New Jarpaigli Junction. 
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