TREKKING IN SIKKIM; BUCKETLIST MATERIAL
One of those treks you should do, once in your life: The Dzongri – Goecha la Trek
Prices start from Rs 69,500/-
*based on twin sharing
The Dzongri – Goecha la Trek is one of the most amazing treks in Sikkim. An absolute classic, this trek gives spectacular views of Kanchenjunga up close, apart from many other smaller peaks which surround it.
The whole trail is filled with rhododendrons. Post Monsoon, the mountain views are outstanding – Kanchenjunga (3rd highest peak in the world), Pandim, Rathong and Kabru, are some of the peaks seen from several vantage points all along the trek.
Tea houses exist till Dzongri, beyond which tents are mandatory. We’ll be camping throughout on this trek. The sight from Goecha La is glorious and well worth all the walking it takes to reach here. The high altitude lakes, crystal waters of the rivers, the fluttering prayer flags at the high points make this whole trek special and culturally distinct from any other route in the Himalaya.
Day 01: Fly to Bagdogra and drive to Kalimpong (1250m)
Day 02: Drive Kalimpong to Yuksom (1780m)
Day 03: Trek to Tsokha (3005m) (7 to 8 hrs)
Day 04: Trek to Dzongri (4030m) (6 to 7 hrs)
Day 05: Rest Day at Dzongri
Day 06: Trek to Thangsing (3850m) (4 to 5 hrs)
Day 07: Trek to Lamuney (4300m) (2 to 3 hrs)
Day 08: Trek to Goecha La (4984m) and back to Thangsing (3850m)
Day 09: Trek to Tsokha (6 to 7 hrs)
Day 10: Trek to Yuksom (6 to 7 hrs)
Day 11: Drive to Darjeeling
Day 12: Drive to Bagdogra Airport (4hrs)
DURATION: 12 days
DATE: 21 October - 1 November 2018
CLASSIFICATION: Moderate Trek
On this trek there will be 5-7 hours of walking per day. You will have to be careful about acclimatization. Prior experience is desirable. Good fitness levels are needed to enjoy these trips. So some training up before the trip would help (endurance and strenght training). The trek will involve a considerable amount of ascents and descents and could have an odd long day.
Please mail us for a detailed itinerary and exact cost.
Tour duration is 12 days. Travel dates: 21 October - 1 November 2018.
Group size max 12 people.
The tour can be booked individually or as a group (minimum 6 participants).
Program starts and ends in Bagdogra, Darjeeling West-Bengal. We can assist you in booking domestic flights into Bagdogra from larger cities with international connectivity, such as Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, to name a few.
The program includes: all stay, transport, all meals Sanctuary fees/royalties/permits where applicable, all trekking arrangements - experienced guiding team, camp staff, cook.
Not included: domestic travel to and from Bagdogra, international travel, visas, alcohol, insurance, personal expenses.
Read more about our payment and cancellation policy, and other useful information in our ‘before you travel’ section.