Sandakphu Trek

 The trek climbs to an altitude of over 17,000 feet and passes through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The trek is a popular choice for experienced hikers and offers amazing views of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain.

8 Days|7 Nights

90 km | 56 miles

Difficulty - Moderate

Elevation Gain - 2,800m | 9,200ft

Our Max. Group Size - 12

Epic Trails, Breathtaking Scenery: Goechala Trek

The Goecha la Trek is a challenging foot journey that takes the trekker through the eastern Himalayas in Western Sikkim, India. The trekking route starts from Yuksom and takes you up-close for a spectacular view of the mighty Kanchenjunga nestled in between a majestic panorama of the other Himalayan giants within its range of mountains.

The total distance covered is around 90 kilometers(56 miles), with an elevation gain of over 2,800 meters(9,200ft). Spanning over 8 days, Goecha La Trek offers mountain views, pristine forests, and river crossings. The trekking is accessible for all levels of hikers and is perfect for those looking for a new adventure.

Goecha La Trek is an extension of the Dzongri trek – and trekking beyond the meadows of Dzongri is raw adventure at its best where the visitor is taken into the realm of towering mountain peaks directly above and the camp is set amidst the view of rumbling avalanches and high mountain glaciers.

The itinerary described below is designed to offer a leisurely pace for enjoyment, but the total trek period can be reduced for the hardy as well as for those with less time to spare. Contact us to personalise your trek. 

The Path/Itinerary

Day 1 - Yuksam to Sachen

Day 2 - Sachen to Tshoka

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Day 3 - Tshoka to Dzongri

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Day 4 - View at Dzongri Top and Rest for Acclimatization

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Day 5 - Dzongri to Thansing

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Day 6 - Thansing to Goecha La View Point 1 and Back to Thansing

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Day 7 - Thansing to Tshoka

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Day 8 - Tshoka to Yuksam

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Inclusions and Exclusions

What's Included in the cost?

  • Certified and Experienced Guide

  • Cook

  • Potter

  • Pack Animals - Yaks or Mules

  • Meals - 3 times a day

  • Snacks - 1 time a day

  • Camping Tents for Accommodation - 3 People per tent

  • Kitchen Tent

  • Toilet Tent

  • Table Chairs

  • Permits

  • Cooking Utensils

  • Hotel/Homestay in Yuksam one day before the trek and one day after the trek.

What's not Included?

  • Expenses of personal nature such as laundry.

  • Telephone, alcohol and personal insurance

  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances such as landslide /strike /accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway, Airfare Ticket, Tips and etc

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Our experienced team will make sure you have the time of your life. Contact us today to start planning your next adventure!

Yusom, West Sikkim - 737113

Sikkim, India

(+91) 7404187543

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