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16 Days Goecha La Trekking Tour 

(16 Days / 15 Nights)
(New Delhi-Bagdogra-Gangtok-Yuksom-Bakhim-Tshoka-Dzongri-Thangshing-Lamuney -Goecha La-Choakchrung-Tshoka-Yuksom-Pelling-Darjeeling-Bagdogra-New Delhi)

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In Sikkim, the Goecha La trek takes the trekker up-close for a spectacular view of the mighty Kanchenjunga amidst a majestic panorama of the other lesser Himalayan giants within its range of mountains.
This is an extension of the Dzongri trek - and trekking beyond the meadows Dzongri is raw adventure at its best where the visitor is taken into the realm of towering mountain peaks directly above and camp is set amidst the view of rumbling avalanches and high mountain glaciers.
Once again, the program described below is designed to offer a leisurely pace for enjoyment, but the total trek period can be reduced for the hardy as well as for those with less time to spare.

Day 1: New Delhi - Bagdogra (by air) - Gangtok (about 126 km / 5 hrs)
Arrive New Delhi connecting fly to Bagdogra airport. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and drive to Gangtok. Overnight at hotel in Gangtok.

Day 2: Gangtok
A leisure day in Gangtok visiting places of tourist interest including Tashi view Point, Ganash Tok, Hanuman Tok and famous Enchey Monastery back to hotel after breakfast other Point visit Tibetology, Institute of Cottage Industry, Dro-Drul Chorten, Rope way and Flower snow world famous Rumtek Monastery. Return Back to hotel. Evening walk at the Mall or shopping / leisure. Overnight at hotel in Gangtok.

Day 3: Gangtok - Yuksom (about 133 Km / 3 hrs)
Today we drive to Yuksam (1780 m) from Gangtok. Arrive Yuksom. In the evening take a walk to the Yuksom Coronation site, - a simple stone bench, where the three monks appointed the first king of Sikkim. Visit the nearby Ani Gompa (Buddhist nunnery). Overnight at Yuksom.

Day 4: Yuksom - Bakhim ( Altd 2750 M )
Trek from Yuksom to Bakhim 14 kms time taken approx. 6 hrs. Trek begins with a low gradient until you cross Sachen and the third bridge, Walk through dense forest of pine and oak after crossing river Prek Chu it is straight 70 degree uphill climb this is the toughest stage in the entire trek , It will last for 2 Hrs depends on the fitness of the clients Finally we will come to Bakhim this is just a resting point for the first day. This campsite has only one hut of forest department in the hilly dense forest. Overnight at Camp or tourist hut.

Day 5: Bakhim - Tshoka (Alt. 3050 M)
Trek then we reach Bakhim the trail from Bakhim passes through magnolia and rhododendron trees the most tiring uphill climb. Tshoka is a small village housing about twelve thatched roof houses mainly Tibetan settlement. If weather remains clear we can see Mount Pandim, Aralunchong, Lama –Lamini, Pandim. Overnight in Tent or lodge

Day 6: Tshoka - Dzongri (Alt. 4020 M )
Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri is still a steep climbing time taken approx 5 hrs we go through dense forest of rhododendrons there’re over 400 flowering species , a place called Deorali Dara provides a magnificent view of mountains. Then we reach Phethang for a break. After Phethang still further climbing we reach Dzongri here the Vegetation is thin and we tend to find only small bushes and shrubs for the night stay here is a tourist hut Its usually overcrowded and noisy. In Dzongri early morning we take a walk to Dabla Khang (Dzongri Top) the view from this place is magnificent one can view all the peaks. Acclimatization here is must for further ascending trekkers. Overnight in tent.

Day 7:  Dzongri
The day is for rest and acclimatization at Dzongri. On this day one can savor views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top. From here you get a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678 m), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narshing (5825 m). Towards the west, the Singalila Ridge, which separates Sikkim from Nepal, can be seen. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 8: Dzongri - Thangshing ( Alt. 3800 m)
Trek: Dzongri to Thangshing – 5 to 6 hours- Overnight camping.
Today we ascend gradually over open hillside for a mile or so to a low ridge visible from the campsite (13,500 ft / 4,115m). From here, chortens and prayer flags overlooking fabulous views of Khangchendzonga and Pandim make ideal photocompositions. You then descend, at first traversing down towards Pandim on the far side of the valley, and then dropping steeply down on a good path through rhododendron forest to the Prek Chu River at 12,300 ft / 3,749 m. for lunch (3 hours). There is a new trekking lodge here that the crew may use for cooking. We cross the river and ascend gradually for one and-a-half-hour, through pinewoods to reach a grassy campsite, beneath the shapely unclimbed peak of Pandim. A new hut has been built here, which may be available for cooking and even sleeping.

Day 9: Thangshing - Lamuney (near Samiti Lake) - (Alt 4298 m) 
Trek: Thangshing to Lamuney - 3 hours -Overnight camping.
Today’s walk is fairly short to give you plenty of opportunity to rest before tomorrow’s big day. You begin by continuing your walk parallel to the Prek Chu River. Sacred Samiti on the opposite side is a beautiful emerald green lake nestled in the midst of brightly colored wind-torn prayer flags.

Day 10: Lamuney - Goecha La - Choakchrung
Trek to Goecha La (4,984 m.) and return to Choakchrung. Overnight camping.
An early start today to beat the inclement weather conditions that is common during the latter part of the day. Set off in the early morning climbing the hill behind the Lake before traversing the moraine and then descending to the sandy bed of an empty lake. The whole area above Samiti Lake is called the Zemathang Plateau. You cross this under the shadow of Pandim and then ascend moraine to a height of about 15,700 feet where you rest above a glaciated lake mottled with snow and icy pinnacles. The Goecha La Pass is another hour away. We traverse the lake and proceed across a slope, and then on a well-trodden path to our objective, which is festooned with brightly colored prayer flags. The views of the east flank of Khangchendzonga and the mountains and valleys in the distance are stunning. We then return to our campsite at Choakchrung.

Day 11: Choakchrung - Tshoka (3800 m)
Trek: Choakchrung: to Tshoka – 7 to 8 hours- Overnight camping.
It’s worth getting up early to take a short hike to the ridge behind the camp. From here there are fantastic views of Khangchendzonga and one can look back up to the Goecha La. Leaving Thangsing, you take a different route, avoiding the long climb to the Dzongri Plateau. Descending to the Prek Chu, you contour around jungle to emerge at Phedang. Continue to Tshoka along another steep descent. This will save us a day on the return march, but does involve quite a long day.

Day 12: Tshoka - Yuksom (5 to 6 hours)
Today you descend to the Prek Chu following the route you took up on the first day, and then contour gradually downwards to reach the village of Yuksom our starting point. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13: Yuksum - Pelling (About 40 kms/ 1 Hrs)
Early morning drive to Pemayangtse visit Khechopalri Lake Drive 24 Kms ( 01.30 hrs) to the holy Khechopalri Lake. Continue the journey for another 30 Kms ( 1.30 hrs) to reach Pelling. Overnight at Pelling.

Day 14: Pelling - Darjeeling (about 85 kms / 4 hrs)
Early morning drive from Pelling to Darjeeling  on the Darjeeling tea Garden arrive Darjeeling. Evening free for leisure . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 15: Darjeeling
Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak (subject to clear weather). On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop. After breakfast visit to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (closed on Thursday), Tenzing & Gombu. Rock, Tibetan Refugee Self-Help Center (Closed on Sunday) & Tea Estate. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 16: Darjeeling - Bagdogra ( about 85 kms / 2 hrs) - Delhi (by air) - Home
Today we drive from Darjeeling  to Bagdogra Airport  for onwards Journey.
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Our Services Include:
      Accommodation in double rooms on twin sharing basis with bath and WC in the
          chosen category on CP Basis. 
Rooms on the departure day.
Continental Breakfast.
Services of qualified local guides (English speaking or languages of your choice)
          at every place of sightseeing.
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations
  All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an air-conditioned Car with
          driver. For groups an individual air-conditioned bus (Except Standard Hotels) will be
Trekking support with trekking guide, cook, potters, yaks, trekking accommodation with
           meals & beverages, services for trekking permit, Khangchendzonga National Park fees &

           other necessary services.
  While on trek we will provide you Dome / Alpine trekking tents on twin sharing basis,
           Camping mattresses, camping stool, table, kitchen tent etc.

      Expenses of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, alcohol and personal insurance
          however covers immediate medical facilities, extra expenses due to unforeseen
          circumstances such as landslide/strike/accidents/natural calamities, Ropeway, Airfare
          Ticket, Himalayan toy train ride in Darjeeling, tips etc. 
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
Any Flight Charges.
Monument Entrances.
Unspecified Meals etc.
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