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Goechala Trek Map
GOECHALA TREK
DURATION : 14 Nights and 15 Days
ALTITUDE : 5000 Mt.
GRADE : Moderate

Starting at altitude of 6000 ft in sub-tropic moss -laden forests of pine, magnolia and rhododendron steadily progressing upwards through wild and uninhabited alpine landscapes finally takes us up to Goechala Pass, opposite to the eastern phase of Khangchendzonga (8435 mtrs) third highest mountain in the world.

The package trail the Goechala Trek - Towards Khangchendzonga , starting at altitude of 6000 ft in sub-tropic moss-laden forests of pine, magnolia and rhododendron steadily progressing upwards through wild and uninhabited alpine landscapes finally takes us up to Goechala Pass, opposite to the eastern phase of Khangchendzonga (8435 mtrs) third highest mountain in the world.

Goechala, at 5000 mtrs is the northernmost and the highest point in the trekking itineraries of Sikkim.

Each walking Day may differ with different groups, some taking longer and others less. The group leader or your guide can alter the schedule if necessary and advise you of the same.

ITINERARY    

DAY 01

Transfer from airport - Gangtok Distance:124 kms Time: 5 hrs drive

DAY 02

Gangtok - sightseeing of Rumtek Monastery, the premier Kagyu Monasterry and seat of HH Gyalwa Karmapa, the Local Handicraft Center, Research Institute of Tibetology, Flower Exhibition and the Enchey Monastery.

DAY 03

Gangtok - Yuksom
Distance:138 kms Time: 6 hrs drive

DAY 04

Yuksom - Tsokha (2745 mtrs) (trek starts)
Distance:12 kms Time: 8 hrs trek

DAY 05

Tsokha - Dzongri (4200 mtrs)
Distance:
9 kms Time: 3 hrs trek

DAY 06

Acclimatization in Dzongri.

DAY 07

Dzongri - Thasning (3800 mtrs)
Distance: 8 kms Time: 61/2 hrs trek
Distance: 6 kms Time: 3 hrs trek

DAY 08

 

DAY 09

Samiti Lake - Goehala (5000 mtrs) and back to Samiti
Distance: 8 kms Time: 7 hrs trek

DAY 10

Samiti Lake - Thansing

DAY 11

Thansing - Tsoka

DAY 12

Tsoka - Yuksom (trek ends)

DAY 13

Yuksom - Pemayangtse (halt at Mt. Pandim)
Distance: kms Time: 3 hrs drive

DAY 14

Morning - visit Pemayangtse Monastery, the premier Nyinmapa Monastery and Rabdentse ruins.
Distance: kms Time: 3 hrs tour

Afternoon - visit Tashiding Monastery, a 17th century Nyinmapa Monastery situated on top of a hill.
Distance: kms Time: 2 hrs drive

Pemayangtse - drop to airport/railway station
Distance: 124 kms Time:: 5 hrs drive

 
 
   
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