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October 8, 2015

Kanchenjunga Goechela Trekking

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Day Activities
Day 1: Arrive Delhi or Calcutta and connect flight to Bagdogra Airport, met and transfer to Darjeeling, the cool hill country (2123m/94 km/3.5 hrs). On reaching check into a Heritage Hotel
Day 2-3: Sightseeing in Darjeeling – the charming township of old “hill station” built as a mountain resort in the days of the British Raj. It has a colorful cross section of people including Nepali, Tibetans, Lepchas, Bhutias and Dukpas from Bhutan. Full day sightseeing by private car on both days including sunrise visit to Tiger Hill for the views of Kanchenjunga (28’208 ft) plus the excursion tour of tea estate, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling Zoo, Ghoom Monastery and the Tibetan Refugee Center. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 : Morning after breakfast, drive to Gangtok (1600 m/98 km/4 hrs) through beautiful countryside by the riverside of Teesta and Rangeet River. On reaching, check into Hotel Norkhill. After lunch visit Tsukla Khang Monastery and Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Dodrul Chorten and the old Enchey Monastery. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5 : Morning one-hour drive on a steep winding roads to the Rumtek Monastery(24 km/01 hrs) Built by the late Gyalwa Karmapa, the head of Kagyu (Black Head )sect. After lunch drive to Pemayangtse (2085 m/117 k.m./5 hrs). On reaching check into Norbu Gang Resort.
Day 6 : Morning visit Pemayangtse Monastery and the small bazaar. After lunch drive to Yuksom (1750 m/42 km/2.5 hrs) the old capital town of Sikkim. Meet rest of the trekking crew members and prepare for the next days journey. Overnight at the camp.
Day 7: Start trek after breakfast through the dense semi tropical forests occasionally crossing small mountain streams. After lunch the last two hours to Tshoka is a steep climb (2745 m/12 km/5 hrs).
Day 8 : The trail makes a steep climb through the rhododendron forests. And if the sky is clear, magnificent view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga and Mt. Pandim opens throughout the route. Overnight camp at Dzongri (4200m/9 kms/3 hrs)
Day 9 : To day the trail makes a relatively approach with exceptional views of the Kanchenjunga Massif. After lunch the gradient of hike makes a slight climb after crossing a clear mountain stream. We camp at Thangsing (3930 m/8 kms/3 hrs)
Day 10 : The trails to day is almost even up to a small village and then the walk is along the moraines for just about an hour. We camp for the night at Samiti Pokhari (4500 m/8 km/3 hrs) .
Day 11 : After breakfast we climb up to Goechala Pass (5002 m) to get the real close up view of Kanchenjunga and descend to Samati Pokhari. Camp for the night.
Day 12 : Retrace the trail back to Thangsing. Camp for the night.
Day 13 : Descend to Phedang and then steep down towards Bakhim (2684 m/12 m/3.5 hrs). Camp for the night.
Day 14 : Retrace further to Yuksom at easy pace. If we arrive early , then we have time to visit and explore the Dubdi Monastery and stroll around the tranquil lake. Overnight at trekker’s hut/tents.
Day 15 : Drive Yuksom/Pemayangtse/ Bagdogra (137 k.m./5 hrs/118 m.) Fly To Delhi or Calcutta for international departure.

Trip Cost US$1800 5% Discount to Top Travel Members


  • 3 star hotel where available
  • Experienced regional leader and porters on the trek
  • Trek permit
  • All meals on trek
  • Park fees
  • Staff inasurance
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Sightseeing as indicated.

Trip Cost Does Not Include:-

  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (Compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  • Tips(suggested amount; US$50 per week for staff only), Leader’s tipping up to your discretion
  • Items of a personal nature e.g alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenir etc.
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Country: India
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