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Sikkim:  Yuksum Goecha- La Trek


Day 1 Arrival at  Bagdogra We will be present at Bagdogra airport to take you to your hotel in Darjeeling. It takes three hours to drive along 82 km road to your hotel. Evening around town. After that you’ll be free for the evening and your diner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 Early morning drive to Tigerhill for sunrise on Kanchenjunga, back to hotel, after breakfast hike to tibetain refuese center, himalayan mountaineering institute, happy valley  tea estate,  botanical garden.

Day 3 Drive from Darjeeling to Yuksum [1780 m]   After breakfast, we will be transported to Yuksum. Visit Tashiding monastery on the way After  7-8 hours, we arrive at Yuksum, the first capital of Sikkim 1780 m. Treks and expeditions to Mt. Kangchenjunga are generally started from this little town of Western Sikkim. Dinner and accommodation are provided at your hotel.

Day 4 Trek from Yuksum to Tshoka [2900 m] 6 hours walk . The trek advances towards the dense forest. The trail further meanders past three bridges.This long ascent reward us with magnificent sight of Mt. Pandim. Further ahead, we enter a pristine Tibetan settlement. Then, on reaching an altitude of 2900 m we find ourself in the territory of Tshoka. In the evening we can visit a small monastry in the village. Overnight at a camp site.

Day 5 Tshoka to Dzongri [3995 m] 6 hours walk. Early in the morning after breakfast, we continue trekking away from Tshoka towards Dzongri The trail transverses past luxuriant rhododendron forest. After several ascents, we arrive at Devrali.. On descending towards an elevation of 4030 m, we approach Dzongri. You can spot several herdsmen grazing their yaks. Overnight at a camp site.

Day 6   Dzongri    On this day we get an entire day for complete acclimatization. In the morning we can excurse to Dzongri La (4200m ) to catch a glimpse of breathtaking Mt. Rathong, Kabru range and Goecha peak. After breakfast, you get leisure time. Overnight at our camp tent.

Day 7 Dzongri to Lamuni [4100 m] 6 hours walk. After breakfast, we follow the trail to the east that leads towards Thangsing. We progress forward basking in the splendours of nature and Himalayan views. The  trek rewards you with mesmerizing view of Kanchenjunga and Prek valley. As the trail nears an altitude of 3930m, meadows of Thangsing come. We walk 1 hour more and camp site at Lamuni.

Day 8 Lamuni to Goecha La [4940 m] optional ascent and back to Thangsing [3900 m] 7 hours walk.  We commence our trekking very early in the morning to avoid the misty clouds. We ascend the valley to reach Samiti Lake 1 hour. The trail walks past grazing meadows and moraine. This lake is regarded very sacred by local people and is a source of Prek River.

Normally, it takes 3-4 hours to trek up to Goecha La. Up ahead in the distance at the head of the valley, the undulating glaciated pass becomes visible. Further ahead, the trail reaches Goecha La 4940 m. Colorful prayer flags and outstanding views of Kanchenjunga 28169 ft makes Goecha La a very special place. After lunch, we retreat to Thangsing.. Overnight at  a camp site.

Day 9 Thangsing to Bakhim [2700 m] 6 hours walk . The trail following the Prek River crosses a bridge, gradual descend through thick forest  and then narrows while heading towards Pethang. We cross Tshoka and after half an hour more overnight at your camp tent. in Bakhim.

Day 10 Bakhim to Yuksum [1780 m] 5 hours walk . We have to trek for 5 hours to reach up to Yuksum. You get to have leisure time in Yuksum to indulge in activities of your choice. Night at the hotel.

Day 11 Drive from Yuksum to Darjeeling

Shortly after breakfast you will be driven to Darjeeling .