Sikkim Kasturi Labdang Goechala Round Trek

  • Duration16 Days
  • DestinationIndia
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude5,200mt - 17,060ft

About Trip

Join Himalyan Glaicer's View of Mt. Kanchendzonga Trek also known as Sikkim Kasturi Labdang Goechala Round Trek is a circuit trek starts from Yaksum that goes beyond the goecha la pass trek and ends your trek at Tasiding. This trek offer you the extraordinarily mountain views of Mt. kabru, Ratong and Kanchenjunga you can see clearly on the way to Dzongri Summit. In order to avoid the same trial we combined Kasturi Itinerary to go another route passes through famous Dzongri view point and Goechala view point and divert itself from the regular Goechala trails from Thangshing on the way back via Thansing with another trial move off the beautiful remote village Lampokhari has a small lake.This trek will end at the secret Tashiding Gompa including Cultural.

Highlights

  • This trek offer you the extraordinarily mountain views of Mt. kabru, Ratong and Kanchenjunga you can see clearly on the way to Dzongri Summit.
  • Stand at the top of Goechala (5,002 meters) with eye-popping mountain views Kanchanzonza.
  • Enjoy a range of sceneries throughout the trek.
  • The trekking thrudht rhododendron forests on the trail
  • Up-close views of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world.

Itinerary

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Dear Guest This is our regular Itinerary and most people have done this itinerary.  So If you have any special request on this itinerary you can contact us via email. We can Customize this trip with your request. If you want to make it shorter or longer or want to add some other tours with this package please mention on your email, we will work out on your request. 

Upon arrival at Bagdogra, will be our assistant will meet you at airport and transport to Darjeeling the distand about 3-4 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 Napali culture alike. Overnight comfortable stay your hotel in Darjeeling (2,134m – 7,001)

  • Hotel
  • 4 Hour
  • 2,130m
  • Rest day

You cannot leave Darjeeling without exploring what the city has to offer! Begin the full-day sightseeing tour after breakfast. Check out Observatory Hill, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the famous Everest Museum. Also worth visiting is the Padam Naidu Zoological Park, where you can see the rare Red Panda, as well as the Himalayan Black Bear and Royal Bengal Tiger. In the afternoon, see the Tibetan Self Help Center and Happy Valley Tea Garden to try Darjeeling’s world famous tea. In the afternoon, we visit Dali Gompa/Monastery (also known as the Druk Thupten SangagChoeling Monastery). If we manage the timing right, sit in the monastery and listen to the monks chanting and playing their ritualistic music. After, stroll around the main marketplace. Overnight in hotel.

  • Hotel
  • 4 hour
  • Breakfast
  • 2,130m
  • Cultural tour

Have breakfast and leave the hotel at 9:00am for the drive to Yuksam. Six hours might seem like a long drive, but the drag of driving is offset by the ever-changing scenery along the way. We head down to Singtam, and then uphill towards the Temi Tea Gardens before stopping in Rabongla for lunch. Rabongla is a small town below Maenam Hill. Have your lunch in the presence of the astonishing Himalayas. Then drive into the valley basin of the Rangeet River, and then back up to Yuksam, where we begin the trek the following day. Overnight in hotel.  

  • Home Stay
  • 7 hour drive
  • Breakfast
  • 1,780m
  • Acclimatize day

Today marks the beginning of our Sikkim Kasturi Labdang Goechala Round Trek. Walk gently uphill along the Rathong river gorge, through a lively jungle of magnolia, rhododendron, fern, and several varieties of orchids. Listen to the chirping birds, occasional monkey, and the sound of the wind in the trails – the ultimate feeling of peace. After ascending a bit more, reach Tshoka, a Tibetan refugee settlement. Overnight in tent camp.                             

  • Camping
  • 7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 2,948m
  • Trekking

Take a steep climb after leaving Tshoka through vibrant rhododendron forests. The trail is very well-maintained. Take a rest in Phedang, and continue, progressing past the 4,000-meter mark. The lush vegetation gets sparser throughout the day. We set up our camp in Dzongri in the afternoon and, if you have the energy, we continue climbing briefly up to a meadow with crisp views of Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Simvo, and Pandim. This quick hike helps our bodies prepare for the following days. Overnight in tent camp.

  • Camping
  • 6 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,030m
  • Trekking

Dzongri is a perfect place to spend an extra day acclimatizing. There are smaller peaks within walking distance of our campsite, so we can climb those to help our bodies acclimatize. We keep going high throughout the following days, so we want to be as prepared as possible for that. If you have interest in making the hikes for the sunrise and/or sunset views, this is the best time to do it! Overnight in tent camp.

  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,030m
  • Acclimatization day

Take breakfast and begin another day of ascending through gorgeous landscapes. Reach a ridge at about 4,115 meters (13,500 feet) for unreal views of Kanchenjunga and Pandim while experiencing the charming chhortens and prayer flags – signs of Tibetan Buddhism. Take some photographs and descend towards Pandim and even further through rhododendron forests to the Prek Chu River at 3,749 meters. Take lunch in the peace and quiet and take a deep breath. Enjoy the splendid scenery of the Sikkim Kanchenjunga Goechala Trek. After lunch, cross a river and slowly ascend for an hour and a half through pine trees to a nice camping spot. Above us lies the majestic, Overnight in tent camp.

  • Camping
  • 6 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,962m
  • Trekking

Today is the big day! To maximize the changes of good weather, we leave early in the morning. Besides, the views are best during this time. Ascend the hill behind the lake and then traverse the glacial moraine. Above Samiti Lake, the area that we are trekking on, is called the Zemathang Plateau. Hike across the plateau under the shadow of Pandim, and climb up to a height of 15,700 feet. Look down at a majestic snowy and icy glaciated lake. From here, it’s an hour to the Goechala Pass. Traverse the well-trodden path to the pass, which is decorated with bright-colored prayer flags. Sit in awe at the view of the world’s highest mountain range, and glacial valleys in the distance. Descend all the way to Thangsing, today’s destination. Overnight in tent camp. 

  • Camping
  • 7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,940m
  • Trekking

Thansing to Lampokhari 4,230m 4 to 5 hrs Camping

  • Camping
  • 6 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 4,230m
  • Trekking

Lampokhari to Kasturi - 3,715m 6 to 7 hrs

  • Camping
  • 7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 3,715
  • Trekking

Katuri to Labdang 1,830m 6 to 7 hrs

  • Camping
  • 7 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1,830m
  • Trekking

after your breakfast trek from Labdang to Tashiding  4 to 5 hrs then pick up by a vehicle and drive to other destination Tashiding overnight stay.  

  • Home Stay
  • 5 hour
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1,246m
  • Trekking

After your breakfast visit The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Pemayangtse. Planned, designed and founded by Lama Lhatsun Chempo in 1705, it is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim, also the most famous in west Sikkim. later Transfer from Tashiding to Gangtok via Ravangla Overnight stay.

  • Hotel
  • 6 hour
  • Breakfast,
  • 1,650m
  • Cultural Tour

Take breakfast in the hotel and begin the sightseeing tour! Pay homage to the Rumtek Monastery, famous amongst Tibetan Buddhists. Originally called the Dharma Chakra Centre, the monasteryhas a lovely temple and a learning center for the monks. Rumtek Monastery, a pilgrimage site, was built by the 16th Karmapa. Then, visit Enchey Monastery, belonging to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. In the evening, explore the rest of Gangtok. Overnight in hotel in Gangtok.

  • Hotel
  • 5 hour
  • Breakfast,
  • 1,650m
  • Cultural Tour

Free day in Gangtok. today you have your own free day that means you can explore your self in gangtok local market overnight stay. 

  • Hotel
  • Free day
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • 1,650m
  • Farewell Dinner after Successful Trek

After breakfast, our team transfers you to Bagdogra airport or NJP Train station for your next destination. Thank you for taking the Sikkim Kanchenjunga Goechala Trek with Ashmita Trek & Tours! We look forward to seeing you again.

  • 5 hour drive
  • Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Accommodation provide you standard good family home stay in with breakfast Plan before and after trek.
  • Airport tranfers pickup and drop with private vehicle.
  • Guided sightseeing tour with friendly local driver as per itinerary.
  • All government fees and local taxes.
  • All necessary mountain Trekking permits during trek and tour.
  • Services of porters at airport and hotels.
  • Meals ( breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek with hot tea/coffee (Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, and Napali local).
  • All expenses for guide and porters (not including tips) expected.
  • Accommodation in camping tent during the trek.
  • Local English-speaking licensed holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Some amount of Client personal gear to be carried by porter or yek / mule. 
  • Group medical kit box.
  • International Domestic airfare.
  • India Entry Visa fee.
  • Air or train fare to and from Sikkim or Darjeeling (before and after start of itinerary)
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, snacks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected, but not mandatory).
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary.
  • Your travel, medical, and any other forms of insurance.
  • Personal gear and expenses for the trek.
  • Any other expenses not mention above as included in the price.

Dates & Availability

Customize Trip

Ashmita Trek & Tours have set of fixed dates for the trek departure for the dates of 2020, 2021 please look at the list of the dates above the blue link and select your favorite date for small group / private departure trek and please mention on your email, contact us by requesting for your own departure dates if none of the date we will work out on your request.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
04 Sep, 202019 Sep, 2020AvailableUS$1760
08 Sep, 202023 Sep, 2020AvailableUS$1760
12 Sep, 202027 Sep, 2020AvailableUS$1760
16 Sep, 202001 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$1760
18 Sep, 202003 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$1760
24 Sep, 202009 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$1760
28 Sep, 202013 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$1760
30 Sep, 202015 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$1760

Useful Information

What kind of Accommodation you accept 

We provide you standard good family home stay or hotel in yuksoom – Pelling and Darjeeling before and after your trek (7 nights) The stay on all other days will be in tents. Each tent and will accommodate two trekkers. will be provided high altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.

Transports used during your tours:

We at Ashmita Trek and Tours will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour as per ititnerys in Sikkim

Will you Company provide us with tents and sleeping bags?

Yes, Ashmita Trek & Tours will be provided with tents and high altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.

What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Day time temperatures will range from 14-18ºC and night time temperature will range from 3-5ºC in May. You Expect temperatures to be lower by a few degrees in October/November.

What is best seasons for the Goecha la trek?

In Sikkim Dzongri Goechala in April and May. mid September to October end is also a good time for the trek – the views during these months are crystal clear. and trek also called the Rhododendron trek because of its forests of Magnolia and Rhododendrons in are in full bloom.

No of people requre for sikkim trek: 

The trekking included your package permit can be arranged by Company, but minimum of 2 people is required.

Are there any electricity charging points on this trek Is there mobile network on this trek ?

Darjeeling to Yuksoom ,is the last place where you’ll get mobile network. Make sure you finish your important telephone calls before reaching Yuksom and Please  inform family members about poor connectivity on the trek. Yuksom, if at all, might have charging points, provided there is electricity. we suggest you to have spare batteries as well.

Your Travel Insurance : 

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients. Before the client commences a tour he or she must arrange his or her insurance with a reputable insurer, with protection for the full duration of the tour, to cover personal injury, medical expenses, emergency helicopter expenses, repatriation expenses, loss of luggage and the expenses associated with cancellation or curtailment or a tour. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctor’s fees and repatriation costs are the client’s responsibilities and the company shall not be liable for any refund of the tour cost. 

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 toAshmita Trek and Tours. this may also hamper your ability to travel. 

Group Size, Teams member :

We organize this trek from two people to maximum 16 people at once and there are 1 guide and one Assistant up to 10 people and 2 guides and one Assistant for 11-16 people and a porter for trekkers as per needed .

Note

Our valuable Client we would like to inform you during the trekking in Darjeeling Sikkim will not allow carrying any satellite phone and GPRS and drone cámera due to the border security area.

Ashmita Trek and Tours does not take responsibility for any problems incurred by weather, damages to personal property, etc. We will do our best to prevent/handle any problems that happen. There is a chance that transportation may be delayed due to road and weather conditions. Therefore, it is recommended to book your international flight with several days margin. 

Customer Reviews

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    Daniel Traveler - November 20, 2019

    Whw!what a professional service and well organized.our Goechala trek in Sikkim our guide Sherpas was very experienced and a great person to spend our time on the trek with.he was a wealth of knowledge and was able to answer every question he had about the Himalayas,the culture, and the trek. He told us that it was the job of the guide to make sure we walk,eat,sleep, and enjoyable.

    So we didn't need to worry about anything during our trek in Sikkim Goechala from the beginning of our trip everything was organized for trekking equipments porter accomodetion nesesary and looked after all emails answered promptly.

    Our experience with Ashmita Trek and Tours was excellent overall.and the rest of Ashmita teams made sure our bookings went smoothly.we highly recommend Ashmita as a service to all and we definitely coming back in the coming year to do Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal!
    Cheers.

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    John L - October 29, 2019

    My friend and I decided to book a last minute Trip to India to do Kanckanzonza goechala trek base Camp in 2019. and turned out to be a great decision because we had an absolutely amazing experience! From the very beginning we had lots of questions about the india trip and itinerary and Subash Tamang the owner was always quick with answers so we felt comfortable with everything.

    The team from Ashmita Trek and Tours Company has done a marvellous job to ensure that my safety, logistics and lodging was organised properly during our Trek.

    The guides were helpful, friendly and were always on the lookout for my well-being which I deeply appreciate.
    All in all we had a wonderful time and I could honestly recommend these guys to anyone interested in Sikkim Trek. Only hope I come back in the near future and do another trek!

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