Region - Sikkim
Duration - 11 Days
Grade - Moderate to Difficult
Maximum Altitude - 16,200 Ft.
Trekking Distance - 90 Km
Base camp - Yuksom
Best Season - April to June & August to September
Goecha La trek, Sikkim is one of the most challenging adventures for trekkers. The level of difficulty, the breathtaking views of now just the Kanchenjunga but 14 other summits and the memorable experience draws mountain lovers from all over the globe.
Goechala trek is quite difficult. The minimum age limit for the trip is 13 years and the maximum age depends on the physical fitness and health condition of the individual. The strenuous hiking trip demands fitness, guides and protective gear. The high altitude trekking involve, less oxygen and lighter air.
The Goecha La trek starts from Yuksom. The trekking journey proceed to an altitude of 7200 feet which is about 8 km trekking, to Siachen. The trek continues the next day to Tsokha at 9700 feet, about 7 km away. The trail has is pleasant views of scaling peaks, rhododendron and alpine berries. The next day, the hiking trail continues to Dzongri via Phedang, a 9 km difficult, rocky and steep ascent to an altitude of 12980 feet. Camp and explore Dzongri at its best. The hiking trip continues to Thansing at 12,900 feet, a distance of 10 km through lush meadows. The next day embark on a difficult 4 km trek from Thansing to Lamuney at 13,650 feet. The following day holds a much difficult trekking schedule to Goechala at 16,000 feet. The trek involves steep climbs but the sight of the destination powers you with energy. Enjoy the mesmerizing view of famed Himalayan peaks. After your fill of mountain bliss, begin the trek back. The descent is a smooth sojourn via Rhododendron and alpine forests.
Goecha La Trek is a dream come true for mountain lovers. The trekking adventure is full of thrill. The scenic view makes the experience a memory of a lifetime.