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Goecha la Trek
 

Sikkim: 12 days with 10 days trekking
Elevation: Max 5000 meters.
Grade: Moderate.

The 5000 metres high view point at Gochela (the lock Pass) offers a superb view point. A depression, between Mount Pandim, and a spur of the Kabru Peak form the pass. It looks down into the Talung Valley, with the mighty Talung Glacier, winding its way down below. One is surrounded by great white peaks - Khangchendzonga (8596 M),

Simvo (6811 M), Sinolchu (6888 M), Pandim (6691 M), Kabru (7338 M) and Rathang (6087 M). The awe inspiring sight, instills a feeling of standing in the very lap of Khangchendzonga, and gazing up at its face.

Starting from Yoksom, which is the cradle of Buddhism, in Sikkim, at an altitude of 1780 mtrs; one has to climb steeply to Zongri at 4320 mtr , over a distance of 25 Kilometers. that takes 3 days, with overnight halt; to allow for acclimatization.

The trek from Zongri to the base of Gochela, is an enchanting experience, walking through the Himalayan uplands of the Praig Chuu Valley, with the great white peaks dominating the skyline on either side. It takes 2 days to reach Gochela, and another 02 days to return to Yoksom.

You can stay in trekker's huts or in tents, on the trek. On termination, you get a chance of visiting Yoksom, and Pamayangtse and exploring the famous Buddhist Monastery. The last day is spent in Darjeeling. During this leg of the adventure we stay at the best available hotels.

Alternates: 08 days adventure with 06 days trekking upto Zongri, 4320 mtr.

 

Day 01 Kolkata airport pickup / Afternoon free / Evening train boarding for Siliguri / 12 hrs by train.
Day 02 Siliguri to Gangtok (4 hrs) transfer to hotel.
Day 03 Gangtok local sight seeing, including Rumtek Monastery, Tsomgo Lake, Tibetology and Enchay Monastery.
Day 04 Gangtok to Yuksom, via Bon Monastery/Halt hotel (6 hrs drive, alt 1780 m)
Day 05 Yuksom to Tshoka Camp (16 km, alt 3035 m)
Day 06 Tshoka to Pedang (8 km, alt 3730 m) & back to Tshoka
Day 07 Trek to Zongri (8 km, alt 43200m)
Day 08 Zongri to Samiti Lak (8 km, 4555 m)
Day 09 Samiti Lake to Gochela (5 km, 5005 m)
Day 10 Trek down Gochela to Zongri
Day 11 Zongri to Yuksom
Day 12 Yuksom to Gangtok (5 hours drive)

 

   
   

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State Tourism Award 2014

State Tourism Award 2014

Dear Zigmee Thanks for a fabulous time in North Sikkim, highlight of the trip were staying with Chopal and sonam lachenpa in lachen and the journey to Gurudargma (well worth the many hours in the jeep and the cold air). It wasn't hard to imagine just being over the border in

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