Dear Guest, in Sikkim the Goecha La pass trek Situated in the state of Sikkim, is a popular Himalayan trekking route and a perfect trekking destination for all adventure seekers.takes the trekker up-close for a spectacular view of the mighty Kanchenjunga amidst a majestic panorama of the other lesser Himalayan giants within its range of mountains. This is an extension of the Dzongri Goecha la trek. Trekking beyond the meadows of Goecha la is raw adventure at its best where the visitor is taken into the realm of towering mountain peaks directly above and camp and set amidst the views of rumbling avalanches and high mountain glaciers. Once again, the program described below is designed to offer a leisurely pace for enjoyment, but the total trek period can be reduced for the hardy as well as for those with less time to spare.
Upon arrival at Bagdogra, will be our assistant will meet you at airport and transport to Darjeeling the distend 90km time taken approx 4 hours journey, through Assam tea plantations and tiny villages takes us to Darjeeling. Built on top of a ridge, Darjeeling faces the Himalaya and is a popular destination for Westerners and Nepali culture alike. Overnight comfortable stay your hotel in Darjeeling (2130m)
Early morning start for Tiger Hill to watch the spectacular sunrise is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Darjeeling, but you’ll have to get up early to enjoy it at its best! The hill, about 14 km from Darjeeling is at an altitude of 8,515 feet and is famous for its spectacular views at sunrise. The top of Mount Everest is visible, between the peaks of Kanchenjunga and Makalu. On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast go for a half-day sightseeing of including Himalayan Mountaineering Institute: Himalayan Zoological Park (Thursday close ) Tibetan refugees Darjeeling Happy valley tea garden (Sunday close ) , Evening Free for shopping & individual activity. Overnight at hotel.
We leave after breakfast at 9:00am Trasport to Yuksam. The rigours of this 6-hour drive are, however, offset by the ever-changing scenary along the way. For the first hour, we retrace our route until Singtam, after which we take a right turn and head uphill towards the Temi Tea gardens and then on to Rabongla (a small town below Maenam Hill from where we stop for lunch). Here we get our first close up view of the Himalayas. We then proceed downhill into the valley basin of the Rangeet River and cross the bridge at Legship after which we drive uphill again to finally arrive at our destination Yuksam, which is also our starting point of treks.
On Overnight camping, we walk gently uphill, following the Rathong River gorge, through dense mixed jungle with magnolia, rhododendron, ferns and several varieties of orchids, brightly coloured birds, and the occasional monkey. After an hour or so we cross the
A fairly steep climb above Tshoka takes you into beautiful rhododendron forests, and you continue along a well-defined uphill path to Phedang. today as we are now treading above the 4,000-meter mark. We will be setting up camp by lunchtime and suggest that you spend a relaxed afternoon acclimatizing. A brief climb beyond brings you to a meadow where we can pitch our tents in a campsite with views of Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo and Pandim. As usual on trek the choice of campsite depends on many variables, one of the most important is the close supply of water.
Today we will explore the area, with the chance to climb the small peaks near to the campsite for tremendous views. This is particularly worthwhile in the early morning and the evening. While you can rest if you wish, there will be a short acclimatization walk around the local area to help prepare us for the next few days.
Today we ascend gradually over open hillside for a mile or so to a low ridge visible from the campsite (13,500 ft/4,115m). From here, chortens and prayer flags overlooking fabulous views of Khangchendzonga and Pandim make ideal photocompositions. You then descend, at first traversing down towards Pandim on the far side of the valley, and then dropping steeply down on a good path through rhododendron forest to the Prek Chu River at 12,300 ft/3,749 m. for lunch (3 hours). There is a new trekking lodge here that the crew may use for cooking. We cross the river and ascend gradually for one and-a-half-hour, through pinewoods to reach a grassy campsite, beneath the shapely unclimbed peak of Pandim. A new hut has been built here, which may be available for cooking and even sleeping.
Today's walk is fairly short to give you plenty of opportunity to rest before tomorrow's big day. You begin by continuing your walk parallel to the Prek Chu River. Sacred Samiti on the opposite side is a beautiful emerald green lake nestled in the midst of brightly colored wind-torn prayer flags and arrives at the emerald lake at Samiti overnight stay in tents in Lamuney.
An early start today to beat the inclement weather conditions that is common during the latter part of the day. Set off in the early morning climbing the hill behind the Lake before traversing the moraine and then descending to the sandy bed of an
empty lake. The whole area above Samiti Lake is called the Zemathang Plateau. You cross this under the shadow of Pandim and then ascend moraine to a height of about 15,700 feet where you rest above a glaciated lake mottled with snow and icy pinnacles. The Goecha La Pass is another hour away. We traverse the lake and proceed across a slope, and then on a well-trodden path to our objective, which is festooned with brightly colored prayer flags. The views of the east flank of Khangchendzonga and the mountains and valleys in the distance are stunning. We then return to our campsite at Kochrung.
It's worth getting up early to take a short hike to the ridge behind the camp. From here there are fantastic views of Khangchendzonga and one can look back up to the Goecha La. Leaving Thangsing, you take a different route, avoiding the long climb to the Dzongri Plateau. Descending to the Prek Chu, you contour around jungle to emerge at Phedang. Continue to Tshoka along another steep descent. This will save us a day on the return march, but does involve quite a long day.
Overnight in hotel
Today you descend to the Prek Chu following the route you took up on the first day, and then contour gradually downwards to reach the village of Yuksam our starting point.
morning after breakfast drive to Pemayangtse peeling on the way visit Khechoperi Lake Drive 24 Kms ( 01.30 hrs) to the holy Khechepheri Lake . Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri (meaning the heaven of Padmasambhava), is a sacred Lake for both Buddhists and Hindus, which is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake, and a height of about 6000ft , According to Buddhist belief the lake is the emanation of goddess Tara blessed by Guru Rempoche. One should go to the lake and it is believed that whatever wish you pray silently it will get fulfilled. Later continue the journey for another 30 Kms ( 1.30 hrs) to reach Pelling and overnight.
after breakfast Drive to Gangtok the Capital town of Sikkim via Rabongla and the famous tea gardens of Sikkim,Temi Tea Estate. Check in and overnight halt. (120 kms-5 hours)
After breakfast proceed for the half day sightseeing in and around this capital city of Sikkim, covering Chortan (Stupa), Institute of Tibetology (Closed on Sunday) Institute of Handicrafts and handlooms (Closed on Sunday), Rumtek Monastery. overnight at the hotel.
After early breakfast check out from the hotel, and drive towards Bagdogra airport to catch your flight or NJP Train station/Bhadrapur airport Domestic airport in Nepal according to schedule with Happy Memories!
During the trekking
Equpment we provided during trek
Yaks/Porters carry for
Our valuable Client we would like to inform you during the trekking in Darjeeling Sikkim will not allow carrying any satellite phone and GPRS due to the border security area.
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Backpack : a backpack (-10 C) (50 - 60 ltr) with multiple-compartments will surely help you to keep your personal belongings safe and organized a good quality haversack as to make all things to fit in one it must be comfortable while walking with it Sleeping bag. Day pack + rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
Clothing & Accessories : The trek routes go from low to high altitudes. we suggest you T- shirt, pentagon with cap Extra socks, a water proof jacket, (rain coat requred in ranny Season ) Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket, Light wind & water proof jacket , Inner sleeping sheet , Long sleeve T-shirts , Warm hat/ gloves,a good trekking shoe, make sure you choose the right footwear shoes have to be lightweight and durable, that offers complete and grip. a sun protection cream. Woolen cap and hand gloves. Warm jacket or a sweater and also a wind-cheater You experience strong cold winds especially in the months of September and October.
First Aid : Personal Medical Kit to heal minor injuries, cuts, or burns, carry your own small first aid kit with basic medicines and bandages. or Consult your doctor.
Flashlights : 1 Nos Torch with extra battery or head light in important.
Supplements : Water bottle , packet food like biscuits dry fruits (dates,cashew,almonds,resins etc) and sweets (Dry packet sweets-Cadbury-peanut candy) are to be carried as supplements during the treks.
Water bottle : / Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each People who use hydration pack
Which is the Best part of view point during your trekking ?
The best part of view point during your trekking is - forther then Dzongri any place
Health and fitness :
All tour and treks in Darjeeling and Sikkim demand a sufficient level of fitness, therefore you should check with your doctor concerning your health and fitness before preceding your journey. You have any pre existing medical condition or disability you might increase the risk of you requiring medical attention you need to inform to Ashmita Trek and Tours. this may also hamper your ability to travel.
Do you need a trekking permit for sikkim ?
All the trekking area in Sikkim Darjeeling requires trekking permits. Once you book the trek with us. We, agency will apply and obtain permit for you. For this you need to provide your passport copy India Visa and passport size photograph.
What is the Best Season : March / April / May and October - November up 15Th Dec..
Note : In the months of March and May there are many varieties of rhododendrons and magnolias are available .
Walking stick : Advisable (At least one)
What type of shoes or boots you havr to bring for this trekking ?
we requred The proper foot wear depends on the trek. Shorter treks in low altitude can be done in comfortable running shoes up to 2000miters and while longer, more demanding treks in high altitude require sturdy trekking/hiking boots.
Group size : From 2 persons min and up to 15
Trip cost per person : On request
Departure Date : Any day during season time
We took a 9-day trek to sikkim Dzongri goecha La pass with Ashmita and we were incredibly happy to do so. The trek was wonderful and the tour guide Sangay was the most responsible, helpful and caring person we could have ever imagined. Thanks to Sangay's knowledge of mountains and experience we enjoyed an awesome view of the Himalayan ridge on Dzongri Top despite two days of rainy weather. As our guide suggested "a trek is a team work" and therefore we thank to Sangay, the cook, the helper and the horseman who did a great job in taking care of us.
Veronika0012015, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
We have had a wonderful 14 days tent trekking trip to Goecha La - with incredible views to Mt. Kangchenjunga. After that we continued our tour to walk along the Singalia Ridge. The entire Trekking Tour was perfect organised and the personal was highly motivated, competent and very friendly. It was a pleasure to travel with such wonderful people. On the tour we could spot blue sheeps, eagles, a lot of colorful birds and pheasants.
It was an unforgettable journey.
Thank you so much to Ahsmita Tours and the entire Team.
Visited April 2016
Rudi Doppelberger, Germany