Goechala Trek
Goechala Trek
Goechala Trek
Goechala Trek
Goechala Trek

Goechala Trek

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9N/10DJalpaiguri,West Bengal
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Goechala Trek

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  • The still lake of Samiti, with views of Pandim Peak and magical Thangshing surroundings, will warm your heart.
  • Not to be forgotten Sunrise view from Kanchenjunga's Dzongri Peak, in which the mountain appears gorgeous as the sun rises and changes its hue.
  • From the Goechala pass, one can see the southeast face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak.
  • Experience the embracing powers of Kanchenjunga National Park's lush rhododendron trees, where the first would not stop at 10,000 feet.
  • The suspension bridges across the Prekchu river, Pha Khola, Tshushay Khola, and Mentogang Khola, will take your breath away.


About GoechaLa Pass Trek:

  • The GoechaLa hike is located at an elevation of 16,207 feet, providing a greater view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest mountain. It is a dream and a preference for many travellers. Bounded by enthralling plants and animals, which can be so vibrant and brilliant that they can lift one's spirits.
  • The GoechaLa by Skip hike is a collection of big summits that makes it a must-do adventure. The path that connects to the well-known Kanchenjunga National Park, where you can see real nature, is enough to refresh your senses. April and May are the best months to see the mountains clearly. Because the sky is clear throughout this period, the sunset-dawn viewpoints are possible to photograph.
  • GoechaLa Pass Trek Quick Facts:∩╗┐
  • GoechaLa Trek duration: 10D/9N
  • Maximum Altitude: 16207 ft
  • Difficulty Level: Difficult
  • GoechaLa Trek Distance: 90 Km
  • Temperature Range: April - June: 15 to 22 Degrees (Days); -1 to 7 Degrees (Nights), September ΓÇô Nov: 10 to 15 Degrees (Days); -5 to 5 Degrees (Nights)
  • GoechaLa Trek Best Time: April end - May And September - November
  • Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the closest railway station, that's 150 km far from Yuksom
  • Airport: Bagdogra Airport is 115 km from Yuksom
  • ATM: Jorethong is one of the ways to Yuksom, which is the final ATM before your trip begins.
  • Starting and Ending point: Yuksom

How to Reach Yuksom :

By Train:-

  • New Jalpaiguri, or NJP, is a major railway station in Sikkim's southwest. Many long-distance trains pass by the NJP station on their way to or from their destinations. You have the option of returning to Kolkata and taking one of the numerous trains to NJP. If you're travelling from Delhi or the north of India, look for a northeast train that will take you straight to NJP, bypassing Kolkata.

By Flight:-

  • Another option is to fly to Bagdogra, though flights to Bagdogra are usually more expensive than flights to Kolkata. Flights are available from almost every major city in India.
  • ∩╗┐NOTE-  Shared cabs are frequently available from the Bus Station, Railway Station, and Airport. According to a car, it costs around Rs 3500. (shared among 5-6 trekkers).

Available dates:

  • May - 1,8,15,22,29
  • June - 5
  • September - 18,25
  • October - 2,9,16,23,30
  • November - 6,13,20,27
  • [ Note: If you are a group of 5 or more people then the dates can be customized]

Day Schedule: 

Day 1 - Drive from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom (5,670ft) (7 Hours)

  • Himalayan Views, Teesta River
  • Begin with excitement this wonderful trek by catching the remarkable views of the Himalayas while driving from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom. The drive will take you along the gushing Teesta River and continuing uphill, you will be crossing a bridge in Legship to reach Yuksom. Arriving in the town, check-in into a hotel, and retire for the day.

Day 2 - Trek from Yuksom to Sachen (7,150ft)

  • 5 Hours Trek, Rathong River, Paha Khola Bridge, Lush Forest, Orchids, Monkeys
  • Today will be the first day of this remarkable trek! Waking up in the morning, start ascending uphill and follow the gorges of the Rathong River. Trekking through the lush thickets of magnolia, rhododendron, and ferns, proceed towards the Paha Khola Bridge. On the way, relish a packed lunch and keep yourself energized for the rest of the trek; be prepared to spot exotic orchids, colorful flowers, and monkeys along the hike! Arriving in Sachen, settle down at the campsite and call it a day.

Day 3 - Trek from Sachen to Tshokha (9,700ft) (via Bhakim/8,600ft)

  • 4-6 Hour Trek, Prek Chu River, Viburnum Plantations
  • The day's trip will take you past fragrant viburnum plantations before crossing the Prek Chu River and hiking uphill for around 2-3 hours to reach Bakhim. Following that, you will hike upwards to Tshoka, a Tibetan refugee community, where you will spend the night in a camp.

Day 4 - Trek from Tshoka (9,650 ft) ΓÇô Dzongri (12,980 ft) via Phedang (12,050 ft) (5-6 hrs)

  • 4 Hours Trek, Rhododendron Forests
  • While on todayΓÇÖs trek, you will be making your way uphill and through scenic forests of rhododendrons; you can expect well-laid trails on the way. Moving from here, a short trek will finally take you to Dzongri, where you will spend an overnight stay in camps.

Day 5 - Trek from Dzongri (12,980 ft) ΓÇô Dzongri Top (13,675 ft) (1 hr) and back to Dzongri and then to Thansing (12,930 ft) via Kokchurang (12,100 ft) (5-6 hrs)

  • 3 Hours Trek, Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo & Pandim Peaks
  • Post breakfast in the Phedang campsite, get prepared for another scenic uphill trek, and with this trek, you will be crossing 4,000m in the Himalayas! With this remarkable feat, enjoy your packed lunch and relax around the scenic vistas to get acclimatized to the higher altitudes. A further climb after relaxation will finally take you to the Thansing overnight campsite area, from where you can have mesmerizing views of the Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Khangchendzonga, Simvo, and Pandim peaks.

Day 6 - Trek from Thansing (12,930 ft) ΓÇô  Lamuney  (13,700 ft) (2 hrs)

  • Leisure Day, Short Excursion
  • Waking up in the morning, you can either spend the day relaxing in the camp or just take up a short exploration quest around the camp. The day is much required as you must get acclimatized to the higher altitudes before gaining further height; overnight stay in camps.

Day 7 - Trek from Lamuney (13,700 ft) ΓÇô Goechala (16,207 ft) and back to Kokchurang (12,100 ft) (10-12 hrs)

  • Samiti Lake, Zemathang Plateau, Goecha La Pass
  • Start the day early in order to avoid the harsh climatic conditions that might hinder your course in the latter part of the day. Climbing uphill through the moraines, you will then be descending to Samiti Lake and then cross the Zemathang Plateau. From here, you will once again start ascending over a moraine and after trekking for around 1 hour, will reach the Goecha La Pass.
  • Arriving at this magnificent pass, behold the magical views of the Kanchenjunga and other distant peaks before you start moving back towards kokchurang for an overnight stay camp.

Day 8 - Trek from Kokchurang (12,100 ft) ΓÇô Tshoka (9,650 ft) via Phedang (12,050 ft) (6-7 hrs)

  • 7-8 Hours Trek, Kanchenjunga Peak, Dzongri Plateau
  • Waking up early in the morning, enjoy the enchanting views of the Kanchenjunga Peak from a nearby ridge, and start trekking back towards Tshoka. Today, you will be taking a route through the Dzongri Plateau in order to avoid the long climb. The trail passes through Prek Chu and the deciduous forests of Phedang. Arriving in Tshoka, settle down in the overnight stay camps.

Day 9 - Trek from Tshoka (9,650 ft) ΓÇô Yuksom (5,800 ft) via Bakhim (8,600 ft) and Sachen (7,200 ft) (6 hrs)

  • 5-6 Hours Trek, Prek Chu River, Trekking Ends Here
  • Today, descending through the Prek Chu River, you will be arriving in Yuksom, the last leg of this astounding tour. Arriving in the vicinity, check-in into a local hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 10 - Departure from Yuksom

  • Tour Ends Here
  • After having breakfast in the hotel, prepare your bags and check-out from the hotel. With this, the amazing Goecha La trek will come to an end.


  • 2 Nights Guest House / Homestay lodging in Yuksom on a Quad/Triple Sharing basis.
  • 7 Nights Tented lodging whilst at the trek on a triple sharing basis.
  • All Veg Meals from second Day Lunch to until ninth Day Lunch whilst on Trek
  • Morning, night tea/espresso served with mild snacks whilst at the trek.
  • Trekking Equipment like Sleeping bags, Sleeping mattresses, Sleeping tents, utensils.
  • All Indian costs and permits are included in the Goechala trek package.
  • Dinner on Day 1 and Breakfast on Day 10 is covered.
  • Basic First Aid Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, and Oxi Meter.
  • Qualified and skilled Trek Leader and aid staff.

Not Included

  • Not on the inclusion list
  • Meals in transit
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Unscheduled or extended stay due to road closures, landslides
  • Emergency evacuation costs
  • Any kind Insurance  

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Things To Carry

  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Comfortable Footwear
  • Backpack
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • UA Voucher

Additional Info

Know Before You Go for Goechala Trek:

  • On request, transportation to and from NJP Railway Station or Bagdogra Airport can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • The climatic conditions at high elevations differ from those on the lowlands; it takes some time to acclimate to high altitudes.
  • Pay attention to the excursion leaders or teachers for a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Avoid going out late at night.
  • The route passes through the green zone; trashing neighbouring websites or campgrounds is not encouraged.
  •  Carry primary medicinal drugs and a first-resource package throughout the Goechala Pass Trek.
  • Porters or assistants to hold Central Equipment's equipment
  • You can also pay an additional fee to have your backpack offloaded. Your backpack should now weigh no more than nine kilogrammes.

How To Reach

locationJalpaiguri,West Bengal

By Air:Bagdogra International Airport(IXB) is the nearest airport to Jalpaiguri, at a distance of 20 KM. The flights plying from here connect the city with places like- Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, etc.

By Road:The state transport buses and the private buses connect Jalpaiguri with various parts of the state of West Bengal, and cities of nearby states. Thus, one can reach this place by a bus or taxi.

By Train:New Jalpaiguri Railway Station(NJP), situated at a distance of 4 KM from the city, supports a good rail connectivity with the other major cities of India.