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Sikkim Goecha La Trek

18 Days

Yuksom to Dzongri and The Goecha-La Trek, 18 Days

Sikkim, located in the eastern, Himalaya, sits between Nepal and Bhutan, while to the north lies eastern Tibet. Sikkim is a mountainous kingdom, well known for providing stunning views of Kanchenjunga (8598m), the world’s third highest mountain which straddles the border with Nepal. Sikkim Goecha La Trek is also rich in flora and fauna and has diverse ethnic mix eighth rich cultural traditions. The people are predominantly Buddhists and there are many active monasteries where traditional and ancient rituals are practiced in an atmosphere of peace and serenity.

Sikkim Goecha La Trek start from Yuksom (1770 m), the trail climbs through dense semi tropical forests, before changing to rhododendron, pine, azalea, and giant oak. Sikkim Goecha La trekking eis not difficult and follows delightful trails. Spectacular views of Kanchenjunga, Pandim and other peaks of the Singalila ridge, separating Sillim from Nepal are visible for the entire trek. On our return, we trek back to Yuksom and visit Gangtok, Sikkim’s hilltop capital and stay two delightful and relaxing nights among the tea gardens in Kalimpong before back to Bagdogra airport.


Duration for treks of this grade stretches up to two (2) weeks. Trails generally go above 4500 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 5 – 7 hours. The perfect setting of introduction to moderate & challenging trekking. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Bagdogra airport and drive to Pelling
Day 2: Visit the Pemayangtse Monastery
Day 3: Drive to Yuksom (1,780m)
Day 4: Trek to Bakhim (2,750m)
Day 5: Trek to Phedang (3,700m)
Day 6: Trek to Dzongri (3,950m)
Day 7: Rest day & Acclimatization at Dzongri
Day 8: Trek to Thangshing (3,800m)
Day 9: Trek to Lamuney (near Samiti Lake) (4,298m)
Day 10: Lamuney to Goecha La and return to Choakchrung (4,984m)
Day 11: Trek to Tshoka (3,800m)
Day 12: Tshoka to Yuksam (1,780m)
Day 13: Trek to Yuksom [1,780 m/5,840ft]
Day 14: Drive to Gangtok via Rumtek monastery
Day 15: Sightseeing Tour in Gangtok
Day 16: Gangtok to Kalimpong
Day 17: Sightseeing Tour in Kalimpong
Day 18: Departure from Kalimpong to Bagdogra Airport

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your requirement or if you would like to customize it, please do not hesitate to contact us. This itinerary can be customized according to your required time frame and budget limit.

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Cost Inclusion

  • Bagdogra Airport pickup/drop off, on arrival/departure
  • All private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Standard accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary with Bed & Breakfast basis. (Pelling, Gangtok and Kalimpong)
  • Sightseeing tour of highlights including entrance fees
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort
  • Guide and camping staff / Cook and kitchen staff
  • Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Twin sharing tent for accommodation during the trekking
  • Full support camping crew with mules for porterage
  • Porters with the best possible equipment. (Staff transportation porters costs - including meals, insurance, salary)
  • All required permits for the trek, & Sikkim inner line permits fee
  • All government, local taxes, and official expense
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicine
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)

Cost Exclusion

  • Flight airfare
  • India Entry Visa Fees
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pelling, Gangtok and Kalimpong
  • Extra night accommodation, meals, due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, personal porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for trekking, tour. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment.

Head Gears:
— Sun hat or scarf
— Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
— Sunglasses
— Head Torch
— Sun Creams (40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body:
— Cotton t-shirts and thermals
— Fleece jacket
— Waterproof jacket
— Down jacket

Lower Body:
— Lightweight cotton pants (long)
— Waterproof pants
— Inner thermals

— Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
— Creams
— Sanitizer

— Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
— Thick, warm wool hiking socks
— Comfortable hiking boots
— Shower sandals

— Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
— Trekking bag (Rucksack)
— Duffel bag
— Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
— Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
— Water bottle or camel bag
— Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits:
— Personal Regular Medicines
— Knee Caps
— Bandages
— Ointments
— Blister Tape

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 2 copies of passport-size photos (For sim card and travel purposes)
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport
— Travel Insurance and Flight tickets

Trip Map

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Sikkim Goecha La Trek

Trip Facts

  • 18 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4,940m/16,207ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Bagdogra - Airport
  • Bagdogra - Airport
  • Fully Camping
  • 2 person

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