Goechala Trek, Sikkim

Goechala Trek, Sikkim

Yuksom, Sikkim, India
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Goechala Trek, Sikkim Highlights

  • Not to be missed: The southeast face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world, can be seen from the Goechala Pass.
  • The goechala pass offers views of Mount Kanchenjunga's southeast face, the third-highest mountain in the world.
  • Discover the comforting qualities of Kanchenjunga National Park's dense rhododendron forests, where the forest doesn't cease at 10,000 feet.
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Goechala Trek, Sikkim Overview

GoechaLa trek is nestled at a height of 16,207 ft, with a closer look at the third-highest peak-Mt. Kanchenjunga. It is a dream and desire for hundreds of adventure lovers. Bounded by the mesmerizing flora and fauna, which are so vibrant and colourful to cheer up one's mood.

The GoechaLa pass trek is a bundle of big summits, making it an absolute adventure to embark on. The trail link with the famous Kanchenjunga National Park, where one can witness the true nature, enough to revitalize your senses. To watch the mountains clearly, April and May are the ideal months. Since the sky is completely clear during this time and the sunset-sunrise views can be captured.

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Itinerary For Goechala Trek, Sikkim


Day 1 - Drive From Bagdogra Airport – Yuksom

  • Today you will drive toward Yuksom from Bagdogra airport 
  • This will be a 7-hour long journey and on your way, you’ll witness breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  • To reach Yuksom you’ll cross a bridge in legs 
  • After arriving in Yuksom, check in to your hotel and take some rest for the day

Day 2 - Yuksom – Sachen (Trek)

  • Wake up early in the morning for the first day of your trek. Follow the rathong river and start climbing uphill. 
  • It is an 8 km long trek that will take around 6 hours 
  • While trekking you will pass through lush forests, Rohodendoren, and ferns and head toward the Paha Khola Bridge. 
  • Make sure you carry a packaged lunch with you for the journey.
  • After arriving in Sachen settle down in your camps and stay there overnight 

Day 3 - Sachen – Tshokha (Trekking)

  • Today you will trek through viburnum plantations and you’ll cross the Prek Chu river 
  • To reach Bakim you will hike uphill for around 2-3 hours 
  • After trekking upward you will reach Tshoka. 
  • There you will stay overnight in the camps. 

Day 4 - Tshokha – Dzongri Via Phedang (Trekking)

  • Today you will trek uphill to Dozongri via Phedang
  • On your way, you will pass through scenic Rohodendoren forests. 
  • A short trek from here will take you to dzongri where you will stay for the night at the campsites. 

Day 5 - Dzongri – Dzongri Top And Then Back To Dzongri – Thansing Via Kokchurang

  • Wake up early in the morning and prepare for another wonderful uphill trek after breakfast. 
  • Carry your packed lunch along with you so that you can relax and enjoy your meal on the way.
  • After relaxation complete the remaining trek to Thansing where you will stay overnight. 
  • From the campsite, you can have amazing views of the Kabru, Rathong, Koktang, and Pandim peaks.

Day 6 - Thansing – Lamuney (Trekking)

  • Wake up early in the morning and have a healthy breakfast
  • Today you can even relax in your camps or you can explore the quest around the campsite 
  • You need to take a day for relaxation as you will achieve a higher altitude in the upcoming days. 
  • Stay overnight at the campsite today

Day 7 - Lamuney – Goechala And Back To Kokchurang

  • Wake up early in the morning to avoid harsh weather conditions
  • Today you will climb uphill through Moraines and after that, you will cross Samiti Lake
  • After crossing Samiti Lake you will pass the Zemathang plateau  
  • You will trek to Moraines once again for around 1 hour and after that, you will reach the 1st viewpoint of the Goechala pass 
  • After reaching the pass you will be able to have stunning views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and some other beautiful peaks 

Day 8 - Kokchurang – Tshoka Via Phedang

  • If you want to enjoy the stunning views of Kanchenjunga then you will have to wake up early in the morning. 
  • Today you will trek to Tshoka from Kokchurang and for this, you’ll have to pass through the Dzongri plateau 
  • You will stay overnight at the campsite after reaching Tshoka 

Day 9 - Tshoka – Yuksom Via Bakhim And Sachen

  • Today you will be arriving in Yuksom for which you’ll have to descend through the Prek Chu river. 
  • After arriving at Yuksom check in to local hotels and spend a day sightseeing.

Day 10 - Yuksom Departure

  • Here comes the end of the Goechala tour package 
  • Treat your taste buds to a delicious breakfast at the hotel and pack your bags for checkout from the hotel
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Things to Carry

BanBanjara Voucher
Water bottle
ID Proof
Thermal inners
Medical kit
Power bank
Extra batteries
Hand gloves
Lip balm
Personal medications (if any)
Essential toiletries
Dry Fruits and Chocolates
Hiking Shoes
Fleece jackets
UV Protected Sunglasses (Advisable)
Quick Drying Towel
Lightweight trekking pants
Warm clothes
Trekking pole
Woollen cap

Location Details about Goechala Trek, Sikkim

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Goechala Trek, Sikkim Reviews


Vishal Patel


Goechala Trek is one of the most beautiful treks and the viewpoints are really amazing we click lots of pictures at their for over memory.


Arnab Ghosh

Wonderful Experience

The destination was really very beautiful and we enjoyed the trek too much and the weather was also nice on that day. Thank you Banbanjar for making the trip awesome.


Siddharth Rao

Good experience

I went there with my wife and we enjoyed the trekking to much and the guide was also nice and the food was too tasty. Wonderful place.


Madeleine Spek


Perfect place for nature lovers to enjoy the beauty of nature. the guide was also nice and the way of trekking was also nice. Great recommendation.


Rajesh Sharma

Wonderful Place

Overall the trekking experience was amazing. You should visit it once.


Gati Dhawan

Awesome trip

At the top of the mountains, the view was amazing and the mountains were also fully covered with lush greenery. we click lots of pictures on them.


Rati Embranthiri


Best experience!!!! book from Banbanjara they give the best price and fantastic facilities. Highly recommended.


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Goechala Trek, Sikkim FAQs

What is the length of the Goecha La Trek?

The entire walk may be 90 kilometres long. You will have to traverse the various landscapes and sceneries by walking and climbing for about 7-8 hours each day for nine days.

What time of year is ideal for the Sikkim Goechala Trek?

The spring months of April to May and later in the autumn months of September to November are the ideal times for the Goecha La Trek. During these months, the daily average temperature ranges from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, and the overnight ranges from 7 to -1 degrees Celsius. It is recommended to avoid July and August because of how slick the roads become during those months owing to rain.

How can we travel to Yuksom?

As we travel from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom, we get our first glimpse of the Himalayas before beginning this beautiful walk. The trip will continue uphill and offer picturesque views of the raging Teesta River. To go to Yuksom, you must go through Legship and over a bridge. Yuksom is equally lovely. For the photographer in you, the entire trip to Yuksom will feature many snow-capped mountains and breathtaking scenery.

Does the Goechala Trek package include meals?

The programme includes all meals from Day 2 through Day 10 of the expedition. Additionally, the package includes dinner on Day 1.

How challenging is the Goecha La Trek?

Due to the rocky and steep terrain, the Goecha La hike ranges in difficulty from moderate to challenging. At a height of 16,200 feet, there are a few challenging twists as well, but the difficulties are worth it for the vista. Along the way, you'll pass through many forest areas that get progressively denser.

To successfully complete Goecha La, you must have completed a number of prior moderate to difficult treks, as it would take a lot of endurance to complete this one.

Confirmation Policy

  • Upon booking, the traveller will receive a confirmation voucher via email, within 24 hours.
  • In the special cases of slots not being available, feasible alternatives will be provided to the customer, in regards to the customer’s preference. In such cases, a new voucher would be sent via email, consisting of the new travel details.
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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellation made 20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 30% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 7-20 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 60% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Any cancellation made within 0-7 days prior to the date of departure, would levy a 100% of total tour cost as cancellation charges.
  • Due to any restrictions such as sudden government policies or regulations, health hazards, medical emergencies, or unprecedented weather conditions, activities and tours may be nonoperational and be cancelled. In cases such as these, operators will attempt to cater to the traveller an alternate, which is feasible in nature. However, any refund would not be catered.
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Refund Policy

  • Any refund applicable will be processed within 7 business days.
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