How high and location trek route of Sikkim Kanchenjunga Goechala Trekt ?
The Sikkim Kanchenjunga Goechala Trek is a high mountain pass in Sikkim, India in the Himalaya range. The southeast face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain, which runs about 90km altitude of 4,940 mt or 16,207 ft) the typical itinerary is over 9 days each day you will be walking about 6-7hours. the trek begin from Yuksoom trail thrugh kanchanzonga national park with night camping at Tshoka, Dzongri, Tsansing, Lamuney, Kockchurung end your trek Yuksom.
Goechala Trek difficulty
Before signing up for the Goechala Trek, most people ask, how hard is the Goechala Trek? Of all the treks in Sikkim, the Goechala Trek is one of the more difficult ones. It is considered to be a hard trek. However, anyone with moderate trekking experience should have no problems taking this trek. If you do not have much prior trekking experience or if you want to be extra prepared, some cardio preparation would benefit you. In terms of altitude, you will not have to worry, as our ascent is slow and steady. For those of you who can take on this challenge, you will be heavily rewarded with some of the best mountain views in India.
Goechala Trek Permit
Yes, for foreigners you need a permit for the Sikkim Kanchenjunga Goechala Trek. The permits required depend on where you are from. All permits will be taken care of by Ashmita Trek and Tours. Do note that citizens of China, Bangladesh, and Myanmar are not permitted to trek in this region.
The ILP (Inner Line Permit) is required for all foreigners before entering Sikkim. They are obtained either at Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri or at the entrance of Sikkim.
Kanchenjunga National Park (KNP) permit is also required, which can be obtained as you leave Yuksom village.
The Protected Area Permit (PAP) is also required for all foreigners. This is obtained in Gangtok and only through an authorized tour operator. For this reason, all foreign trekkers must book the Goechala Trek package through an government-authorized trekking agency.
What to Expect on the Sikkim Goechala Trek
Expect nothing less than to see several of the world’s highest peaks, including the majestic peak of Kanchenjunga. The Goechala Trek is truly of the India’s greatest trails, providing up-close mountain views. See rare alpine flowers blooming in the springtime, blooming rhododendron trees, and a variety wild animals wandering the forests. Get to know the Rai, Limbu and other ethnic groups while staying in their comfortable teahouses. Expect to get blown away by the natural beauty at Samiti Lake, enveloped by rocky mountains. On this 11-day excursion, prepare to trek through true Himalayan wilderness and see dozens of majestic.
Best season for Sikkim Goechala Trek
Best season for Goechala Trek first season Spring (March to May) In the springtime, in the mountain the colorful flowers are blooming like rhododendrons,orchids and magnolia. during the fall, the skies are usually clearer the temperature ranges from 7 - 11 degrees C°, and the second Season is after the monsoon starting from (September to early December) the snow peaks show in their dazzling beauty in a clear blue sky when the temperature ranges from from - 10 to 4 degrees C°
Note : also possible to do this trek in winter from - Jan - Fab but it's cold recommended to bring warm cloth as munch as posible we Ashmita Trek and Tours arranges the trek with full management, including transportation, meals, stay ,permit etc. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions!
Sikkim Goechala Trek Weather/Temperature
The Sikkim Goechala Trek can be doen all throughout the year, though it’s much more pleasant in some weather conditions than others. The weather along the Goechala Trek depends on the season. During the springtime (March to May), temperatures fall between 11-19 C° during the day and 2-10 C° at night. Monsoon temperatures are around 15-22 C° during the day and 7 to -1 C° at night. People tend to favor trekking in Autumn, when weather is moderate and skies are clear. In the daytime, temperatures range between 6-12 C° and 5 and -3 C° at nighttime.
Keep in mind, the Goechala weather is always unpredictable. In to time, a cloud can come and take away a mountain view, and a gust of wind can nearly knock you off your feet on a high pass. This just adds a little more adventure to the trek. Regardless of the season, you should pack several layers just in case.