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Goecha La is a high mountain pass in Sikkim, India in the Himalaya range. The southeast face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain, can be viewed from the pass, which is also a base camp for those aspiring to scale the mountain.
Trekking through the Kanchenjunga National Park, in one of the greenest regions in the world, remains one of the top things to do for any holidaymaker in the Himalayas. Untouched by any affluence, these forests support a fine ecosystem, with numerous species of unusual flora and fauna. The weather remains clear during the winters and dramatic during the pre-monsoon season, with misty clouds that play around with your imagination. The whole eco-system is maintained in harmony and no single tree stands unaccompanied.
The trek itself can be challenging in terms of distances to be covered in a day. One needs to get properly acclimatized due to the huge changes in altitude over a small-time during this trek, which is also another reason for its popularity. However, once you get walking it becomes easy to tackle the challenging distances.
On arriving at Bagdogra Airport/ Railway Station you are transferred by our representatives to Yuksom. Check-in the hotel dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast in the morning, you will leave the hotel and start your trek tour and the natural beauty and appeal around Tashoka usually tempt all trekkers to complete the journey in a single day. But it is not possible Start with the trek for the day; Continue growing along the evergreen meadows and along the Rathong River. While trekking you can see the sun hiding and looking between the leaves and blunt your vision all the way through the forests.
After a trek of about 30 minutes, you will reach the Fa Khola Bridge, from which the trek becomes much more rigorous and challenging!
The trek to Sachin will take you to a variety of forest areas, bridges and finally to the Mentogang River. While on the riverbank, you will be at an altitude of 7,100 feet above sea level.
At an altitude of about 100 feet from the Mentogang River, you will reach the Sachin campsite. Dinner and overnight stay in camp.
After breakfast in the morning, you will start your trek tour again. Short and steep climb, today's trek will take you to the picturesque valleys of Tashoka. Further enhancing the beauty and appeal of the trek is both the water and the bridge of the Perk River.
Starting off ascending through the steep forested areas of Yuxom, you will be spared. Moving along the trek, you reach a point where you can see the prayer flags, the real excitement of the Goshala trek begins!
Takes you through a beautiful trail of oak forests; You can also see rhododendron forests during the journey. The trail continues until you reach Bakim.
The trek will continue through the hills, reaching Bakhim in 1 hour. Which is known for offering spectacular views of the Yukasom Valley.
Continue along the trek towards Tashoka through several other steep slopes and after attaining a height of about 9,000 feet, you can enjoy views of rhododendron forests and evergreen timber. Dinner and overnight stay in Tshokha camp.
After breakfast in the morning, your day will be as important as a fascinating day of the Goch La Trek, as you will visit a stunning pond there, which leads to a monastery. From the monastery follow the path that leads to the right and ascend the steep slopes. Trekking has its own charm during the springs as the entire slope is adorned with picturesque red color. Here, climbing becomes easy and will take you through wood logs and pebbled areas.
The trek will continue and reach Vedang after about 20 minutes. On arrival at Vedang, relax for a while and have a delicious lunch. There is an increase in a stream called Kokchurung which is a major water source for this region.
Then follow the steep areas leading to Dongongri and take it to a valley, where you can see the prayer flags all around. Enjoy the beautiful sights and trekking will continue to achieve a height of about 12,890 feet. Dinner and camping stay in Dzongri.
Since the temperature of the Dozongri Valley is not normal in the plains, it may be above normal, so it will take time for the weather to accelerate.
After breakfast in the morning, relax and get acclimatized in Dzongri today, roam around the sights and enjoy the pristine beauty of nature. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
After the rest of yesterday, today you will go to Dzongri Top with a 1000 feet gentle slope and another 1000 feet climb, from where you can enjoy panoramic views of Pandim, Kanchenjunga and other beautiful peaks. Descending from the top and crossing the rhododendron forests, the trek slows down and is completed by Assamese. Many exotic and colorful species of birds are also found in this evergreen forest range. Enjoy bird watching as you descend!
On reaching Kokchurung, one will trek another 50 meters and reach the Prechuk River, next to which you can check-in at the tents set up by the trek facilitators. Enjoy the icy cold winds along the river, the natural forest on the other side and stay in tents overnight.
After breakfast this morning you will be trekking through the picturesque meadows leading to Goicha La. As the path passes you through the steep slopes of the mountains across the ridges. On arrival at the campsite, you can take a stroll on Lake Samiti. Since camping is not allowed near the lake, you will have to get back to Lamanai campsite.
After breakfast in the morning, you will go on a trekker trek! Early morning departure to Lamunai Campsite. At around 3:00 pm, the natural beauty of Pandim and Kanchenjunga will be seen under the mantra of Lake Samiti and sunrise. After this trekking will continue towards Zemathang, which is about 90 minutes from Goicha La. Upon arriving at Gotcha La, one will enjoy the pristine beauty of nature and proceed to Thansing via Lamunay with return trekking.
After breakfast in the morning, you will do a trek from Thansing, via Phaedung, which will take you to Tashokha.
You have to trek through mountains and a series of other natural wonders. And the spectacular views of the Pandim Mountains will also make it a memorable and exciting journey. From Fang, follow the terrain until you reach Tshoka. Dinner and overnight stay in the camp.
Get down from Tashoka after breakfast in the morning and continue trekking till you reach Yuksom camp. During the trek, enjoy the magnificent beauty of Bhakim and Sachin. Dinner and overnight stay in Yuksom hotel.
This day is the last day of Gotcha La Trek. After Breakfast, drive check out from the hotel and drive to Bagdogra airport/ railway station.