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GoechaLa trek is nestled at a height of 16,207 ft, with a closer look at the third-highest peak-Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is a dream and desire for hundreds of adventure lovers. Bounded by the mesmerizing flora and fauna, which are so vibrant and colorful to cheer up one’s mood.
The GoechaLa pass trek is a bundle of big summits, making it an absolute adventure to embark on. The trail link with the famous Kanchenjunga National Park, where one can witness the true nature, enough to revitalize your senses. To watch the mountains clearly, April and May are the ideal months. Since the sky is completely clear during this time and the sunset-sunrise views can be captured.
GoechaLa Pass Trek Quick Facts:
Begin with the enthrallment of this wonderful trek by catching the remarkable views of the Himalayas while driving from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom.
The drive will take you along the gushing Teesta River and continuing uphill, you will be crossing a bridge in Legship to reach Yuksom.
Arriving in the town, check-in into a hotel, and retire for the day.
Today will be the first day of this Goechala pass trek! Waking up in the morning, start ascending uphill and follow the gorges of the Rathong River.
Trekking through the lush thickets of magnolia, rhododendron, and ferns, proceed towards the Paha Khola Bridge.
On the way, relish a packed lunch and keep yourself energized for the rest of the trek; be prepared to spot exotic orchids, colorful flowers, and monkeys along the hike! Arriving in Sachen, settle down at the campsite and call it a day.
The trek for the day will take you through the aromatic viburnum plantations, after which you will be crossing the Prek Chu River and hike uphill for around 2-3 hours to reach Bakhim.
Hereafter, trekking upwards, you will finally reach Tshoka, the Tibetan refugee settlement; overnight stay will be in a camp.
You will be making your way uphill and through scenic forests of rhododendrons; you can expect well-laid trails on the way.
Moving from here, a short trek will finally take you to Dzongri, where you will spend an overnight stay in camps.
Post breakfast in the Phedang campsite, get prepared for another scenic uphill trek, and with Goechala pass trek, you will be crossing 4,000m in the Himalayas!
With this remarkable feat, enjoy your packed lunch and relax around the scenic vistas to get acclimatized to the higher altitudes.
A further climb after relaxation will finally take you to the Thansing overnight campsite area, from where you can have mesmerizing views of the Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo, and Pandim peaks.
Waking up in the morning, you can either spend the day relaxing in the camp or just take up a short exploration quest around the camp.
The day is much required as you must get acclimatized to the higher altitudes before gaining further height.
Enjoy your overnight stay in camps.
Start the day early in order to avoid the harsh climatic conditions that might hinder your course in the latter part of the day.
Climbing uphill through the moraines, you will then be descending to Samiti Lake and then cross the Zemathang Plateau.
From here, you will once again start ascending over a moraine and after trekking for around 1 hour, will reach to the Goecha La Pass view point 1.
Arriving at this magnificent pass, behold the magical views of the Kanchenjunga and other distant peaks before you start moving back towards kokchurang for an overnight stay camp.
Waking up early in the morning, enjoy the enchanting views of the Kanchenjunga Peak from a nearby ridge and start trekking back towards Tshoka.
Today, you will be taking a route through the Dzongri Plateau in order to avoid the long climb. The trail passes through Prek Chu and the deciduous forests of Phedang.
Arriving in Tshoka, settle down in the overnight stay camps.
Today, descending through the Prek Chu River, you will be arriving in Yuksom, the last leg of this Goechala trek package.
Arriving in the vicinity, check-in into a local hotel, and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Goechala trek package ends here.
After having breakfast in the hotel, prepare your bags and check-out from the hotel. With this, the amazing Goecha La trek will come to an end.