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  Goechala Trek  

Starting from Yuksom, at an altitude of 1780 mtrs. one has to climb steeply to Dzongri at 4320 mtr, over a distance of 25 Kilometers. that takes 3 days, with overnight halt; to allow for acclimatization. The trek from Dzongri to the base of Gochela takes 3 days.

  Duration : 13 Days / 12 Nights
Trek Schedule
  Day 01: Arrival at Bagdogra airport. Drive to Pelling. Check in at your hotel for overnight.  

Day 02: After breakfast, drive to Pamayangtse. Walk up to the ruins of the old capital of Rabantse, and take a tour of the Pamayangtse Monastery. Drive 24 Kms ( 01.30 hrs) to the holy Khechepheri Lake. Continue the journey for another 30 Kms ( 1.30 hrs) to reach Yuksom. Check in at your hotel in time for lunch.. In the evening take a walk to the Yuksam Coronation site, - a simple stone bench, where the three monks appointed the first king of Sikkim. Visit the nearby Ani Gompa {Buddhist nunnery). Overnight at Yoksom.

  Day 03: Trek Begins. Frek from Yuksom to Tsokha. 3035m/14 kms/6 hrs.Overnight in huts or in camp.  
  Day 04: Trek from Tsokha to Dzongri. 4320m/9 kms/4 hrs. Overnight at huts or camps.  
  Day 05: Trek from Dzongri to Thangsing. 3900m/8 kms/4 hrs. Overnight at camp.  
  Day 06: Trek from Thangsing to Samiti Lake. 4500m/8 kms/4 hrs.Overnight at camp.  
  Day 07: Trek from Samiti Lake to Goechala and back to Thangsing. 4994m/14 kms/9 hrs. Overnight at camp.  
  Day 08: Trek from Thangsing to Lamphokri to Chamery.4300m/3 hrs. Overnight at camp.  

Day 09: Trek from Chamery to Kasturi Odar.1700m/ 3 hrs. Overnight at camp. Very steep desent to Kasturi Odar in 3.30 hrs. Continue trekking down hill to descend to Lapdang , 1700 m in 03 hrs. This is also the road head. Overnight in camp.


Day 10: After an early breakfast, and taking packed lunch with you, drive 113 kms, to Gangtok. The journey will take 7-8 hrs, with a diversion to visit the Tashiding Monastery. After a short drive from Lapdang trek for 2 kms to reach the Tashiding Monastery. Return back to the road after exploring the monastery and continue your journey to Gangtok. It is a fascinating journey, passing through river valleys, and crossing the Rabalg-la Pass. You will pass through scenic countryside, see exotic flora, and isolated homesteads. Enroute visit the Bon Monastery near Kewzing. Upon arrival at Gangtok check in at your hotel for overnight.

  Day 11: After an early breakfast drive to Gangtok via Rabangla. transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.  

Day 12: After breakfast a full day local tour of Gangtok visiting Enchay monastery, Handicrafts centre, Tibetology Institute, Do Drul Chorten, and Rumtek Monastery. In the evening explore the bazar. Overnight at hotel.

  Day 13: After breakfast drive to Darjeeling/Bagdogra/Phuentsoling or New Jalpaiguri for onward journey.  

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