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Goechen La & Sikkim Hiamalayas Trek
Goechen La & Sikkim Hiamalayas Trek
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Goechen La & Sikim Sikkim Himalayas Trek is a very beautiful trek that takes you to Geocha-la at 4,942m, opposite the eastern face of Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,435m the third highest in the world and one of the most magnificent massive peaks in the entire Himalayan range.
 
Most of our trips in the eastern Himalaya and across the border, starts with a sweeping flight to the Gangetic plains of south east Nepal. From here a scenic drive to Sikkim with a visit at the Queen of the Hills in Darjeeling in the comfort of the Hotel, where the hospitality still retains the touch of heritage from the British Raj.
 
From Darjeeling with a wonderful tour, a drive takes to Yuksom for our stunning adventure on the foothills of the great Mt. Kanchnjunga. The trek begins through dense sub-tropical forests and passes vast pasture lands of grazing yaks and reaches the alpine region leaving the lush vegetation behind for few arctic high Himalayan plants and shrubs. Once in the alpine region observing constant view of the great snow capped peaks nearly every day of the trek, after reaching our high destination at Goecha-la with the superb view of the Kanchanjunga, we retrace our fabulous journey back to Yuksom with a drive to Kalimpong another queen of the hill station, after a memorable trip we drive back to Nepal border for the panoramic flight to Kathmandu.
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu: Upon arrival in Kathmandu met by our representative and transfer to hotel.
 
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu: Full day city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. AM: Bouddhanath & Pashupatinath. 
 
AM: Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is one of the four most important Hindu religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. It was built in the 5th century and later renovated by Malla kings of Nepal. It is also the most important crematory site Hindus. Thousands of pilgrims around the world visit Pashupatinath each year.

Bouddhanath Stupa. Bouddhanath stupa is the largest Buddhist stupa in the world and also a world heritage site. It was build around 600AD. It is a highly symbolic construction serves in essence as a three-dimensional reminder of the Buddha’s path towards enlightenment. There are many Buddhist monasteries around the stupa.

PM: Patan city. Patan is protected by UNESCO world heritage site is the second largest city in the valley. It is some time referred to as Lalitpur, which means city of beauty. It has architectural feast with a far greater concentration of temples, Buddhist monasteries are sacttered around this fascinating town. The Patan Durbar square is a concentrated mass of temples, undoubtedly the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. 
 
Day 03: Flight Kathmandu-Bhadrapur-Darjeeling: Fly Kathmandu to Bhadrapur (45m flight) and drive to enter the Nepal-India border in Kakarbhitta and further drive to Darjeeling via Siliguri. 94 km drive.
 
Day 04: Darjeeling–Bagdogra- Yuksam:- Morning after b/fast, we drive about 2:30 hrs to Bagdogra and further drive to Yuksam, have tea and snacks on the way, it will takes about 4-5hrs to reached yuksam, the trek base. 
 
Day 05 Yuksam-Bhakhim (2745m): Today it is the first day of our trek, starts with a hot cup of tea and briefing by the guides. The first day walk is 12km distances about 7hrs. You will see more of gigantice trees and greenery, Evening camp out.
 
Day 06 Bhakim- Tsokha (3005m): Acclimatizationday. Today’s is short but steep 1hour walk of about 4km distance through magnolia and rhododendron forest. Tsokha is the only village on the trek. From our camp, we can get the first views of Mt. Pandim peak (6,691m) and at night we can even see the lights of distant Darjeeling in the valley beyond. Rest of the day to take it easy and adept to the thinner air before making further ascent, We’ll stay the night in Trekkers hut ot camp at the camping ground behind the hut.
 
Day 07 Tsokha-Dzongri (4,030m): After break fast, begin your ascend to Dzongri. This 11km stretch from Tsokha to Dzongri takes 4-5hrs rising through beautiful pine and Rhododendron forest. Phedang Meadow (3450m), before continuing Dzongri, Evening camp out, 

Day 08 Dzongri-Chaurighang (4200m):- Rise early, and the guide will lead you up hill to see the 1st sun rays hitting upon the 3rd highest mountain of the world (8598m) Mt khangchen-dzonga, and 360degree of it’s ranges, and smaller peaks, Pandim, kabru, koktang, Jopnu, After descend to the camp have breakfast and thike to Chaurighang 4-5hrs, overnight camp at Chaurighang, (BLD)
 
Day 09 Chaurighang-HMI (4600M) Dzongri: HMI, is an institute for mountaineers, most of these mountaineers are nominated from different departments of Indian government, after visiting HMI, back to the camp have lunch and Trek back to Dzongri, camp at Doring, (BLD)
 
Day 10 Dzongri-Cokchurung or Thangsing, 4-5hrs: Today the place is much warmer than Dzongri, as they are in the valley Cokchurung is more quit and warmer, whereas Thangsing is more scenic, overnight camp (BLD)
 
Day 11 Cokchurung /Thangsing-Lamunie (3,600m): A pleasant couple of hrs walk of 5km, beneath the west side of Pandim, on a path which leads through dwarf azaleas and rhododendrons, take us to the first of the terminal moraines of Oglathang clacier. We climb steeply to the crest of a moraine ridge where you will have a good view of the south face of Khangchendzonga. Proceeding further, we find ourselves on the foot of the lovely and sacred semeti lake, since we are not allowed to camp near by the lake so we have to camp below the lake called Lamunie camp.
 
Day 12 Lamunie (4060m)-Zemathang (4500m) Goechala (4940):Today we will make the hard climb up to the 4,940m-high Goe-chala (5km distance takes about 4.5 hours) A pre dawn start is recommended, to ensure that we reach the pass when the visibility is best. Afternoon cloud build-up can sometimes obscure the view. The trail skirts the semeti Lake on its left side before ascending a series of moraine ridges on the eastern edge of the Oglathang Glacier. The trek through the rocky and uneven lateral moraine is tiring. As we trek higher, we have increasingly spectacular views of mountains and valleys to the south and east, but these are overshadowed by the panorama that unfolds ahead of us when we reached the prayer flagged Goechala. Wish anything and return to camp. Have hot lunch and start return to journey to Thangsing or Cokchurung.
 
Day 13 Thangsing/Cokchurung to Tsokha: We, continue our descent down the trail by taking the lower trail, which bypass Dzongri to reach Tsokha directly. This trail travels through some of the finest rhodhodendron forest in the eastern Himalaya and gradually ascends above the perk river with views back to Pandim. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach the open area of Phedang, and from there it’s familiar territory as you join the main trail back to Tsokha Village. The total walk takes about 5-6hrs, overnight in trekkers hut or camping.
 
Day 14 Tsokha-Yuksam: Today, is the final walk down the trail to Yuksam, Takes about 5-6hrs overnight in hotel tashighang with hotshower and our crews will prepare for farewell. 
 
Day 15 Yuksam-Gangtok: Today we travel by Jeep to Gangtok- The capital of Sikkim. The drive takes about 6-7hrs via Temi tea garden. Overnight in Hotel Sonam dhelek,
 
Day 16 Gangtok –Tsomgo lake & Sightseeing:  Today drive about 2hours to Tsomgo lake towards east of Gangtok near the Tibet border. Back to Gangtok and free and easy, or day visits to the remaining major tourist sightseeing places till evening.

Day 17: Gangtok – Kalimpong. We retrace our route from Gangtok to Sikkim late afternoon, check in hotel. Overnight hotel. 74.8 km drive.
 
Day 18: Kalimpong-Bhadrapur-Kathmandu. We drive early in the morning from Kalimpong to Siliguri, cross the India-Nepal border and further drive to Bhadrapur and fly back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival met by our representative at airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel.
 
Day 19: Kathmandu. At leisure in Kathmandu or independent activities. Overnight hotel.
 
Day 20: Depart Kathmandu. Our representative will meet you at your hotel and transfer to Kathmandu international airport for onward flight/departure. 
 
Important! This day-to-day schedule should be taken only as a general guide. Although we update our itineraries every year, to take into account such things as: changes to trekking routes and changes in the routing or availability of local transport, it is not possible to guarantee that any of our trips will run exactly according to the proposed itinerary. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions and difficulties with transportation, can lead to enforced changes. The trip leader or the Sirdar (Local guide) will make any changes that are necessary.
 
Cost Includes
The above cost is inclusive of:
• Internal flight tickets and related transfers as per program,
All hotels on twin sharing in Nepal and Sikkim,
All the trekking arrangements with permits and royalty, national park fees
Full trekking support teams with full equipments, tents
Porters and dzos to carry the logistics for treks,
All the land transfers before and after the treks,
 

Cost Excludes
Insurance
Other expenses of personal nature,
Any expenses incurred due to cancellation by the clients wish half way.
International flights,
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