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Goechela Trek-SikkimTrekking the foot of Kanchenjungha

Trek to Goeche la starts from Yuksum, the first capital of Sikkim established in 17th century, first day of trek leads through dense tropical forest high over the deep gorge to the tiny hamlet of Tsokha, further uphill trail avenue by rhododendron and silver fir trees to the tree less terrain of Dznogari , Once getting higher snowy peaks appears one after other, follow the splashy mountain stream to a large alpine meadow, From here you will get a incredible view of a huge glacier field and massif of high mountains appears as last Shangrila, Subject to season you can encounter the shepherd and their herds of yaks , across the crystal clear mountain lake before being at Goechela pass to get the close view of mighty Kanchenjunga.

Before and after the trekking in Sikkim is an opportunity to explore the rich culture of Sikkim, its monasteries and different ethnic group lives here since centuries.


Day 1: Arrival Delhi,
Day 2: Delhi – Gangtok via Bagdogra,
Day 3: Visit capital of Sikkim, O/N in hotel.
Day 4: Gangtok to Pemayangtse (2137 mtrs.) 124 kms. (Pelling), 6 hours.
Day 5: Pemayangtse to Yuksom 1880 mtrs, 53 kms .via Khechupelri Lake.
Day 6: Yuksum to Tsokha (2900 mtrs), 6 hours. Trek 1
Day 7: Tsokha to Dzongri (3850 mtrs) 6 hours. Trek 2
Day 8: Dzongri to La Mini (4050 mtrs) 7 hours, Trek 3
Day 9: La Mini or Smithi to Goechela 4950 mtrs 6 hours both way (or view point 3 hours) back Thangsing Trek 4
Day 10: La Mini or Smithi to Thangsing 5:30 hours, Trek 5
Day 11: Thang – shing toTsokha, 6 to 7 hours, Trek 6
Day 12: Tsokha to Yuksum, 6 hours, O/N Camp. Trek 7
Day 13: Yuksum to Darjeeling: 95 Kms.
Day 14: Visit Darjeeling. O/N in hotel.
Day 15: Darjeeling to Bagdogra, Flight to Delhi.
Day 16: Departure.


DAY 01: Arrival Delhi,

Transfer to hotel, night in hotel.

DAY 02: Delhi – Gangtok via Bagdogra,

Flight to Bagdogra and transfer to Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim O/N hotel

DAY 03: Visit capital of Sikkim, O/N in hotel.

Excursion tour to Rumtek Monastery. Orchid Sanctuary, Afternoon explore town.

RUMTEK MONASTERY: The monastery of more recent construction is of Tibetan traditional architecture. In May, ritual sacred dances take place there (similar to those of Hemis in Ladakh and in those of Tame and Tengboche in Nepal).
Since the end of the 60s, after the arrival of its holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, the center contains some of the unique religious writings to the world as well as religious objects. Traditional in its conception, it is an original reproduction of the head office of Kagyu in the Tibet.

DAY 04: Gangtok to Pemayangtse (2137 mtrs.) 124 kms. (Pelling), 6 hours.

After breakfast drive to Pemayangtse, night in hotel, day at leisure.

DAY 05: Pemayangtse to Yuksom 1880 mtrs, 53 kms .via Khechupelri lake.

Visit Pemayangtse monastery one of the oldest in the state. Khechupelri Lake, is considered as one of the sacred lakes of the state both by the Budhist and Hindus. Evening arrive at Yuksum, night in camp or lodge.

MONASTERE DE PEMAYANGTSE: Established by Lhatsun Chempo, one of the Lamas having participated in the consecration of the first one Chogyal ( religious Monarch) of Sikkim, it is up to the nyngmapa sect of the Tibetan Buddhism. Originally, it had been built to shelter monks of high invoice, the pure of the pure.
In the monastery there is a wooden structure which depicts the celestial palace of Maha Guru ( Sang-tok-Palri) which is a masterpiece of Dungzin Rimpoche.

SANGACHOLING MONASTERY: The Monastery of Sangacholing is situated in the summit over Pelling and over the monastery of Pemayangtse, it was built in 1697 af. J.-C and is considered as one of the oldest monasteries of the state.

LAKE OF KHECHUPELRI: The Lake of Khechupelri is considered as one of the sacred lakes of the state by the Buddhists and the Hindus. The lake is hidden in the thick forest. A legend says that birds authorize nobody, not even a sheet(leaf), to float on the surface of the lake. A lot of people of the valley comes to make it a pilgrimage. We can perceive the inhabitants who collect(harvest) cardamom black, one of the resources of economic head teacher(main clause) of the inhabitants of the Sikkim.

YUKSUM: Yuksum is set in the middle of a magnificent landscape. According to certain historic papers, the first one Chogyal of the kingdom of Sikkim was dedicated to it in 1641 af. J.-C by three Lamas. The proofs of the ceremony of consecration are always intact to Norbugang Chortan in the form of stony seats and of an imprint of the foot of the big Lama on a rock. Because the history of the state began in this place, this place is now considered sacred by people of Sikkim.

MONASTERE DE DUBDI: The monastery of Dubdi is the first monastery established after the ceremony of consecration of the chogyal first one.

DAY 06: Yuksum to Tsokha (2900 mtrs), 5 hours. Trek 1

First day of trek will take you through dense verdant semi tropical forests occasionally crossed by crystal clear rivulets and cascading waterfalls up to priag chu. After one hour steady climb reach to Tsokha a small Tibetan amlet
where first glimpse of the mountains can be seen, night in tent.

DAY 07: Tsokha to Dzongri (3850 mtrs) 6 hours. Trek 2

Up hill path paved with wooden logs and stone slaves ,avenue with fascinating Rhododendron. Lunch stop at Phedang, further uphill to Dzongri which commands a panoramic view of snow caped peaks, night in tent.

DAY 08: Dzongri to La Mini (4050 mtrs) 7 hours, Trek 3

After breakfast short climb to the ridge below Dzongri top than easy path leads through the pasture land. Steep descend to the parachu and gradual walk in the beautiful valley tillThangsing carpeted meadow, After 0ne hours ched at shadow of mount Panduim where shepherd and milk maid lives with their flocks. campsite O/N in camp.

DAY 09: La Mini or Smithi to Goechela 4950 mtrs 6 hours both way (or view point 3 hours) back Thangsing Trek 4

Leave early morning at 4 a.m. by torch light, feel the silence of nature, gurgling of meandering streams, moment of glacier and whistling of wind. As day begins white mountains appears as a huge marble wall in front (In clear weather), First ray of dawn on the summit excite the trekkers and slowly white marbled wall transformed in volcanic lava for short moment, after having this magic spectacle get back to the Campsite.

DAY 10: La Mini or Smithi to Thangsing Trek 5

Short trek to Thangsing, on arrival establish the campsite, after lunch you will climb behind the campsite to enjoy the view of snow caped mountain and glaciers.

DAY 11: Thang – shing toTsokha, Trek 6

Same way back for an hour, now take lower trail through dense forest to avoid climbing Dzongari, O/N Camp.

DAY 12: Tsokha to Yuksum, O/N Camp. Trek 7

Same way back to Yuksum, night in camp or in lodge.

DAY 13: Yuksum to Darjeeling: 95 Kms.

Scenic drive to Darjeeling, Evening arrive at Darjeeling, night in hotel.

DAY 14: Visit Darjeeling. O/N in hotel.

One can View the early morning sunrise at the tiger hill, After breakfast the popular Ghoom monastery, Visit in tea garden, Zoological park, Nehru Institute of mountaineering.

DAY 15: Darjeeling to Bagdogra, Flight to Delhi.

Two hours drive to Bagdogra, flight to Delhi, transfer to hotel, night in hotel.

DAY 16: Departure.

Sight seen in Delhi, by evening transfer to airport and flight to onward destination.


Price per person : Based on Minimum 4 persons.

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Cost for less than 4 persons

Cost Per Person- €2240 for 2 person Group

Cost Per Person- €2360 for 3 person Group

Formed groups: If you are a group of more than 8 persons, please contact us to get the special deal.

Proposed date:If the proposed dates don’t suite to those individuals, families, friends, club or corporates groups, we can tailor their trip for the date that match to their holidays schedule for the suitable period when your trip can be conducted.

Cost Include

  • Ground transport as per itinerary
  • Airport/Railway Station & Bus Stand transfer
  • All Hotel on BB basis (Bed & Breakfast)
  • English speaking local Guide
  • Twin sharing room in a 3 star hotel
  • Twin sharing specious tent & foam mattress
  • Dinning tent for 4 person onward, 2/3 person will eat in kitchen tent
  • All meals during trekking-lunch will be served as packed
  • During the trek transport by jeep/pony, mule or porter
  • Kitchen team with all necessary items
  • Camping fee / permit
  • Medical box with oxygen cylinder

Cost Exclude

  • International flight ticket,
  • Lunch & Dinner in Delhi/ Bagdogra/Sikkim/ Pelling/ Yuksum/Darjeeling.
  • Monument fees
  • Visa and airport tax
  • Insurance
  • Rescue expanses
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Medical expenses and evacuation
  • Tipping


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All the cancellation must be in written and signed by the person who signed the booking form and will be effective from the date of the reception by the company.

1:60 days or more before departure

The agency will refund the entire paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charge for train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelling policies applied for different services.

2: 40 Days before departure

The agency will refund the 50% of paid amount to his client deducting the registration fee (€ 40 per persons or equivalent in other currency), bank charges subject to the bank policies, when booking domestic flights, the Cancellation fee subject to airline policies at present or if the tickets are non- refundable in that case the full amount of the ticket will be retained. The hotels are reserved and must be paid in advance; the company will apply the cancellation policies of hotels. Cancelation charges of train tickets and other ground transport and related services if needed to be booked in advance. Hence the remaining amount will be refunded after deducting all above cancelation policies applied for different services.

Less than 30 days before departure

The agency will be obliged to withhold the full amount of the deposit paid by the customer. In this case, the customer must inform their insurance as soon as possible and provide as much documentation to support the cancellation of trip. It is therefore h3ly advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover such expenses.

To access this part of Himalayan world we required to obtain special permit called (ILP) Inner line permit. Hence you are requested to send the scanned copies of passport, visa and 4 passport size photos 15 days prior to your arrival which enable us to issue the permit in advance.

Itinerary / hotels are sub. to change in case of strike, civil war threat, you may be will lose expected places you have prepared for but will explore unexpected and for sure will not disappointed.

In case of Vehicle break down another mode of transport will be managed at the earliest possible, In that case you are requested to keep patience and co-operate with the situation, while travelling to rural and isolated area replacing vehicle can take time due to lac of communication.

It is very much possible that Pony / Mule /yaks can disappear during the night when get scared by wild animal such as snow leopards and wolf and can be impossible to trace out, in that case getting new team of pony / horse /yaks cannot immediately arranged. You can loose one or more days to get arranged mode such of transport. In case unavailability of pony / horse /yaks tour itinerary can be curtailed or changed completely from the trekking to cultural tour for the remaining days. We need your co-operation to understand the present situation and contribution to cover extra expanses occured due to such circumstance.

The Company cannot be made liable for the consequences of weather condition, flight cancellations, war or threat of civil war, strikes, industrial action, political unrest or any other force majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstance. The company reserves the right to use alternate transport, or vary the itinerary if breakdown, sickness or any other force major. Any additional that result, such as extra hotel accommodation, flight or road transport will be on your charge and must be paid directly at the spot.

Please understand, there are certain hazards involved in your adventurous and culture holidays which you must accept at your own risk. The company will not be liable for any illness major or minor injury, death sustained during neither the trip, nor it will be liable for any uninsured losses of your property and other losses during the trip. It is h3ly advised that clients take out insurance to cover the unexpected and cancellation charges.

Accommodation is based on 3 star category in cities, Neat and clean local standards of hotels will be provided in Leh. While trekking you will be assisted by kitchen with with all necessary items including to men spacious tent, mattress, dining tents from 4 persons onward, toilet tents and all necessary items.

While trekking you will be assisted by kitchen team with all necessary items including two men spacious tent, mattress, dining tents from 4 persons onward, toilet tents and all necessary items. Our chef will prepare verities of Indian, Chinese and Continental vegetarian and non vegetarian meals, Chefs on trek are used to cook for the western guest and pay their attention to dose the spice, Breakfast and dinner will be served at camp, lunch is always packed, Afternoon snacks is served with hot beverages as of tea and coffee.

While driving, sub. to the number of person in group, for 2-4+ guide Toyota Innova, for more than 5 persons Tempo travelers or mini bus. All vehicle will be air-conditioned, except in hilly area air-condition of any vehicle can not be regularly used due to steep uphill drive, So you have to co-operate with.

While trekking logistic will be transported. by mule / porters or Yaks, you are requested to not carry more than 15 kgs as even domestic airline limit the weight till 15 kgs. Exceeding 15kgs of weight will result the surcharges as per the airline law, even excess baggage’s will increase the weight on animal back which we should understand and respect the limit.

Road

You will use road for sight seen and to reach at the starting point of trek and from the end of the trek to Darjeeling. But still you can face land slide due to usual rainfall in Darjeeling and can be blocked for few hours or for a day. you may miss the places expected to visit, or will visit the unexpected places, to regulate the situation the team at the spot will do the best possible at the moment. Road in India are being widen So please don’t compare the driving time as estimated in developed nation.

Preparation of relief of sun burn, Lip salve, Anti septic cream, Antihistamine cream (for relief of insect bites), Anti diarrhea (flagyl or any other), Anti headach (diamox, aspirin,paracitamol, zimalgin), Anti vomiting (avomin), For stomachach (baralgan,trigan or other diagnose) Dettol, washproof dettol plaster, Bandage and cotton, Balm, Anti cramp spray, Pills to purify the water, Scisor and knife are must in the medical kit.

According to your physical condition you are requested to consult your doctor to complete your medical kit. Apart from that HIMALAYAN FRONTIERS also provides an additional medical kit including oxygen cylinder and Diamox with each group. Special precaution is taken to pack some medicine to deal with Prevention from Altitude sickness.

Warm jacket type of gore axe or else ,Pull over, Trek suite, Raincoat, trekking shoes, Sneakers for river crossing, Camp shoes, Gloves, pairs of warm socks + normal socks, Sunglasses / Spare glasses or contact lenses, Sun hat + cap, sun cream, stick to protect the lips, long and short sleeves Shirts- Loose trousers, breathable water proof over , trousers , Washing kit, toilet kit, A small sewing kit, Safety pins, torch or flash light with spare batteries, Camera with spare memory cards and batteries, battery Charger , day sac, water bottle, pair of gaiters , walking sticks if one required, personal medical kit as per your medical advisor. Sleeping bag (-10/-15°C ) small pillow if you required , A light towel, a knife, a role of toilet paper, a plastic bowl for shaving ( for men, a large plastic bag to protect your clothing inside the bag, wet tissue paper, fanny pack to keep safely your important doc as passport, insurance paper, credit cards, money, Multifunctional knife, lighters, wooden pencils and pen, string of 4-55 meters to dry the clothing or other purpose, English –Hindi dictionary to learn the important words to greet and to communicate with locals and a note book can be useful to engrave your memory in it.
You will be guided by a professional Englsih speaking mountain guide. Kitchen team will be at your service with necessary items, Horse/ Ponies or porters in specific route will be carrying the load while trekking. Once reaching at campsite your assistance to team members will be appreciated to establish the camp site.

Generally, vary to different season, Darjeeling remain one among most rainy part of north east India due to its tropical climate.

Subject to the season and regions climate is variable in each region. its semi tropical Autumn, winter is cool and summers is hot and it rains lots. On the other hand, in the Himalayas severe winters and cool summers are prevalent. Darjeeling is botanists’ paradise. Rare and exotic faunas found here. Temperature in low altitude vary from minimum 5 to 10°C and maximum 13-30°C , in higher altitude temperature goes down but while in bad weather temperature can go under Zero during late autumn and in winter, so please be prepared accordingly.

Pre-travel conditioning is very desirable, as more you are prepared the more you enjoy the trips. For such trek required good physic, previous trekking experience will make your way easier to attempt the goal to complete the scenic trek.

As we gain altitude slowly, so we get acclimatize naturally. And for the vast majority the slow ascent to height will produce minimum effects. The most important attribute for any adventure travel trip is positive attitude