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Goecha-La Trek - 16 Days

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Goecha – La Trek

Goecha La Trek is an outstanding one in the isolated area of West Sikkim. Sikkim shares its border with Tibet to the North, Bhutan to the East, Nepal to the West, and the State of West Bengal (India) to the South. It is a beautiful land of monumental mountains from which Khangchendzonga; the world’s third-highest mountain peak of the world can be viewed. The trek itself can be challenging, in terms of distances to be covered in a day. One needs to get properly acclimatized due to the huge changes in altitude over a small time during this trek.

It is one of the greenest regions in the world, remains one of the top things to do for any holidaymaker in the Himalayas untouched by any affluence, these forests support a fine ecosystem, with numerous species of unusual flora and fauna.

This trek offers stunning Himalayan views, beautiful landscape, Lush valley, and Mixed Sikkim culture. This trek towards Khangchendzonga situating at an elevation of 6,000 ft. in sub-tropic moss-laden forests of pine, magnolia, and rhododendron steadily progressing upwards through wild and uninhabited alpine landscapes finally takes us up to Goechala Pass, opposite to the eastern phase of Khangchendzonga (8435m).


Why Trek With AlpineTrav Treks?

At AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions, it is our aim to provide a wonderful holiday in our part of the world and to ensure that our clients enjoy the holiday as much as possible with minimized risks and a worry-free trip should it be monetary, physical, or emotional. Read below to find out what makes your journey different from AlpineTrav Treks:

1. All the logistical arrangements required for the trip will be done prior to your arrival providing you with a hassle-free trip.
2. On trekking, you will be led by an experienced and medical-trained guide or leader with a high staff ratio. Safety is our utmost priority.
3. To pass through challenging routes and to ensure your safety and comfort, we need an adequate number of staff. It includes an Experience guide, porters, an assistant guide too.
4. We provide boiled water for drinking purposes on all our treks. During mealtime, you can ask the staff to fill the hot water for you. We strongly discourage the use of single-use plastic bottles such as mineral water on all our trips. Carrying a hot water bottle is highly recommended.
5. Daily wake-up calls will be between 6.00 am to 7.00 am while on the trek. The wake-up time and breakfast time will be decided the night before during the briefing time. The timetable for each day will entirely depend on your walking duration for that particular day.
6. Tea will be served at your Tent or Room as a wake-up call. After a hearty breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. Before breakfast, you are required to pack your duffel bag as it will be loaded by the porter while you are having your breakfast.

All-Inclusive for Trek

Trekking is an all-inclusive trip meaning you will need cash only for your personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu, Darjeeling and Gangtok.
1. During the trekking, Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and a waterproof duffel bag trekking map, all required permits, Document for the trek, Guide, and camping staff, Cook, and kitchen staff, support staff, necessary ground transportation and domestic flight fare, etc all include.
2. For trekking, all accommodation including sleeping tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, dinner table, sitting chair, shower tent, and toilet tent is included.
3. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, dinner, tea, coffee, fresh fruits every day of Meals AlpineTrav Treks staff provide you.


Itinerary [for Goecha-La Trek 16 Days]
Cost USD ($) 1975 per person (Min, Group Size: 2)

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly to Bhadrapur and scenic drive to Darjeeling (2042m), 5 hours.
Day 03: Sightseeing in Darjeeling overnight at Darjeeling
Day 04: Trek to Yuksom (1780 m), 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Tshoka (3030 m), 7 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Dzongri (4020 m), 6 hours.
Day 07: Rest day at Dzongri for acclimatization.
Day 08: Trek to Lamuney (4200 m), 6 hours.
Day 09: Hike to Goecha-La viewpoint (4984 m) and back to Thangsing (3800m), 6 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Tshoka (3800 m), 6 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Yuksom (1780 m), 6 hours.
Day 12: Drive to Gangtok (1650 m), 5 hours.
Day 13: Sightseeing in Gangtok (We visit the famous Monastery of Rumtek)
Day 14: Drive to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Durbar Square world heritage sites by UNESCO, Swayambhunath Monkey Temple, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square), etc.
Day 16: Departure to your own destination
Join us on a Goecha-La Trek in 2022/2023
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be ‘tailormade’. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at ramalpinetrav@gmail.com

Notice

Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with AlpineTrav Treks. Please take care to note that your trek leader or guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trekking leader or guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but be prepared to be flexible if required.


Experiences

1. Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trials.
2. Trekking in the Himalayas always takes us to challenge altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day.
3. We always provide the details in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping, and other workouts.

Lists Safety & Security

1. Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. AlpineTrav Treks pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel.
2. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staff and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange helicopter service for emergency rescue.
3. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till on in your final departure date (airport drop services)

Package Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Bed & Breakfast)
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu, Darjeeling and Gangtok (entrance fees)
  • 3-star hotel in Darjeeling/Gangtok (Bed & Breakfast)
  • Full boards Camping Service during the whole trek.
  • Guide and camping staff.
  • Cook and kitchen staff.
  • Porters with the best possible equipment.
  • All staff and porters’ insurance.
  • Domestic flight as in the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation as in the itinerary.
  • Trekking permit and National park fees.
  • Emergency rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

Package Cost doesn’t include

  • All kinds of beverages.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Helicopter rescue cost.
  • Staff tips.

Equipment

The gears listed below are required for this trek. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops.


Head
Warm Hat and Bandana, Scarf, Baseball cap, Thermal Balaclava, Sunglasses with UV protection, Headlight with spare batteries

Upper Body
Long-sleeved shirts, T-shirts, Baselayers, Warm Jacket, Sweater, Pullover, Waterproof Gore-Tex, Down Jacket with hood (800m). fill Primaloft or light Jacket.

Lower Body
Thermal, Inner, wears, Baselayers, Undergarments, Waterproof Gore-Tex Pant, Trekking Trousers, Pants, Down, or Primaloft Pant. Warm socks (4 pair thin socks and 4 pair thick socks), Trekking Boots (Preferably full to protect, support your ankle), Camp Shoes, Gaiters, Down shoes (Optional), Flip-flop.

Hands
Liner Gloves, Primaloft Mitten, Down Mitten

Others
Sleeping bag, Backpack 40-50 liters, a pair of trekking poles, Water bottle one (1) liter X 2, Multi-tool knife, Inflatable sleeping mattress (For additional comfort), Laundry bag to keep dirty clothes, Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry, Padlock, sewing kit, Duct tape, Reading materials notebooks, and pens


Documents

1. Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
2. 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
3. Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
4. Flight tickets
5. Credit cards in case of emergencies
6. Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport. (Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Toiletries and hygiene
Quick-drying towel, Small face towel, Toothbrush & Toothpaste,
Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle), Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen, and lip balm, Hand sanitizer, Antiseptic wipes, Hygiene products, Basic first aid kit

Food (Meals)

We will provide three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), during the trek. Since this is a full camping trek, our kitchen crew will serve freshly prepared meals during the trek. We consider hearty and delicious meals as a key component to the overall success of our trip. You can and are encouraged to bring along comfort food which you enjoy eating – chocolates, power bars, dry fruits, candies, other snacks, etc.
Such as in Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where what and with whom to eat for lunch and dinner.


About Nepal Visa

All foreign nationals except Indian Nationals are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese Visa can be obtained either prior to your arrival at a Nepalese embassy abroad or on arrival time in Kathmandu at the airport. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can be also taken at entry points at Nepalese borders. For Nepalese Visa, it requires your passport with at least six months validity, a recent digital photo (size: 1.5″ x 1.5″), and the following fees either in USD dollars cash or the equivalent local currency. Cost for visa fee you can check to here!

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining a tour which should cover medical expenses, hospitalization, helicopter evacuation from high-altitude places in case of an accident or medical emergency. MORE DETAILS

Side Trips/ Trip Extensions

After This Amazing Trekking; if you are interested in other activities like you can join in various side Trips in Nepal like a cultural tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Jungle Safari in National Park, White Water Rafting in Himalayan Rivers, Adventure activities like Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Mountain flight or mountain bike, etc. Or You can also extend your trip to neighboring Himalayan Countries: Bhutan, Tibet, Darjeeling, Ladakh which seems more appealing to you.
On your request, we will give you the details of the side trips we can Make organize trips according to your desire.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

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