Kanchanjunga Trek to Gochela in Sikkim

Kanchanjunga Trek to Gochela in Sikkim

Start Point

Bhadrapur

End Point

Bhadrapur

Duration

12N/13D

Grade

Easy

Max Altitude

4000 meter

Meals

B+L+D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

No. of Person

Min. 02 Pax

Highlights

  • 1. Spectacular Mountain Views: The trek offers unparalleled views of Mt. Kanchenjunga, along with other towering peaks like Kabru, Pandim, Jannu, and more. Watching the sunrise illuminate these majestic giants is a surreal and awe-inspiring experience.2. Diverse Landscapes: The trail takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, alpine meadows, rhododendron-filled valleys, and glacial moraines. The ever-changing scenery adds to the trek’s allure.3. Goechala Pass: Reaching the Goechala Pass at an altitude of about 16,000 feet (4,940 meters) is the pinnacle of the trek. From this vantage point, you’re treated to an up-close view of the Kanchenjunga massif and its surrounding peaks, creating a breathtaking panorama.

    4. Sunrise and Sunset Views: Watching the sunrise from viewpoints like Tshoka and Dzongri provides magical moments as the first rays of sunlight bathe the mountains in golden hues. Similarly, witnessing the sunset over the peaks is equally enchanting.

    5. Rhododendron Forests: Depending on the season, you might trek through vibrant rhododendron forests in full bloom, adding bursts of color to the landscape and making the journey even more picturesque.

    6. Cultural Immersion: Interact with local Sikkimese communities, including the Bhutia and Lepcha people. This offers a glimpse into their way of life, traditions, and warm hospitality.

    7. Wildlife Encounters: The trek passes through the Kanchenjunga National Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife, including the elusive red panda, Himalayan black bear, and various species of birds.

    8. Ancient Monasteries: Along the way, you may have the opportunity to visit monasteries like Tashiding and Yuksom, which hold spiritual significance for the locals and offer insights into the region’s Buddhist culture.

    9. Remote and Pristine Environment: The trek takes you off the beaten path into remote areas, allowing you to experience the untouched beauty of nature and escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

    10. Challenging Adventure: The Kanchenjunga Trek to Goechala is a challenging trek that rewards those with a sense of adventure and determination. Conquering the difficulties of the trail and reaching the pass is a fulfilling achievement.

Kanchenjunga Trek to Goechala is a challenging trek in the eastern Himalayas of Sikkim, India. The trek takes you to Goechala, a high-altitude meadow with stunning views of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.

The trek is 6-7 days long and covers a distance of about 50 kilometers. It starts from Yuksom, the capital of Sikkim, and ascends to Goechala via Thangu, Maneybhanjang, and Lambu. The trek is moderately difficult and requires a good level of fitness.

Along the way, you will pass through beautiful forests, alpine meadows, and snow-capped mountains. You will also get the chance to see a variety of wildlife, including Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and snow leopards.

The highlight of the trek is the view of Kanchenjunga from Goechala. The mountain is truly a sight to behold, and it is an experience that you will never forget.

Here are some of the things you need to know before you go on the Kanchenjunga Trek to Goechala:

The best time to trek is during the spring (March-May) or fall (September-November). During these times, the weather is generally good and the crowds are smaller.

You will need to obtain a permit from the Sikkim Tourism Department before you start the trek.

You will need to hire a guide and porters to help you with the trek.

You will need to pack warm clothing, as it can get very cold at high altitudes.

You will also need to pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat as the sun can be very strong at high altitudes.

The trek is moderately difficult and requires a good level of fitness.

Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • First Class Tourist Hotel where available
  • Twin share Tent during trekking/camping.
  • Services with cook and porters.
  • All fixed three meals everyday.
  • All road transport by car/jeep/coach.
  • Service of an English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees to monuments visited.
  • All Permits for Darjeeling and Sikkim.
  • What is Excluded
  • Sleeping bag (available on hire system).
  • Bottled alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips, client insurance, evacuation costs.
  • Any expenses of personal nature.
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