Goche La Trekking

Goche La and Kanchanjunga is more than just the third highest peak in the world; it is believed to be the abode of the state’s patron deity. Goche-La trek takes one right up close to the big mountain, through forests of rhododendrons, orchids, pine and magnolia. To the higher valleys and the Rolling Meadows used for grazing by the gentle yak-herding Lepchas.

This an extension of the Dzongri trek and beyond the meadows of 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.

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters). Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel . Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley : Optional In the morning of after breakfast at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal. After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. Sightseeing places will be : Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Kathmandu to Bhadrapur by flight then transfer to Kakarbhitta then drive to Darjeeling & transfer to Hotel.
Day 4 In Darjeeling. Sightseeing in Darjeeling. Visit the tea gardens and the market. O/N at Hotel.
Day 5 Drive Darjeeling to Pelling (2440m) 4hrs. Visit Pemayangste, the second oldest monastery in Sikkim. Wonderful views of the Kanchenjunga range. O/N at Hotel.
Day 6 Drive Pelling to Yoksum (1760m) 5-6 hrs. Drive to Yoksum, the ancient capital of Sikkim. Complete police and tourism formalities and visit the old Yuksom Monastery. O/N at Hotel.
Day 7 Gochala Trekking, Kanchanjunga Base Camp, Sikkim and Goche-La, Trekking in Sikkim, Darjeeling Goche-La trekkingDay 07: Trek Yoksum to Tshoka (3050m). 6-7 hrs. The first half of the day is a level walk through the fairly dense forest. After lunch, it crosses the Rathong Chu and then climbs steeply for an hour and a half till the rest house at Bakhim. Continue ascent through the forest till Tshoka, a small Tibetan refugee settlement. O/N at tented camp.
Day 8 Rumtek Buddhist MonasteryDay 08: Trek Tshoka to Dzongri (4020m.) 5-6 hrs. The trail is a steep uphill through some beautiful rhododendron forest to a small clearing at Phedang which is usually our lunch spot. Another steep ascent from here brings us to the top of the ridge at Deorali Dara – the treeline ends here. The walk though strenous gets a little gradual as we approach the grazing grounds of Dzongri. O/N at tented camp.
Day 9 In Dzongri A day of rest and acclimatisation at Dzongri. One can take a walk up to the ridge past fluttering prayer flags for some rewarding views of the Kanchenjunga massif and its secondary peaks or even walk upto the Dzongri pass. O/N at tented camp.
Day 10 Dzongri to Thangsing (3920m) 3-4 hrs. Descend on a well defined trail to Prek river and continue to campsite at Thangsing , at the base of Pandim peak. O/N at tented camp.
Day 11 Thangsing to Samiti Lake (4200m) 2-3 hrs. Easy and gradual walking along mani walls takes us past Onglathang to a small moraine ridge and down to a lovely campsite at Samiti Pokhari. O/N at tented camp.
Day 12 Samiti Lake to Goche La (4940m) to Thangsing 7-8 hrs Begin early for a steep climb to the Goche La pass. After having spent time on the pass come back to the campsite for lunch. After lunch pack up to descend further down to Thangsing. O/N at tented camp.
Day 13 Thangsing to Tshoka (3050m) 6-7 hrs Walk down along the Prek river to bypass Dzongri. The trail goes through some really dense forests of rhododendrons. Have a lunch break again at Phedang and descend to Tshoka. O/N camp or a village lodge.
Day 14 Tshoka to Yuksom (1760m) 5-6 hrs. Descend to Yuksom. O/N at Hotel. Day 15: Yuksom to Darjeeling 5-6 hrs. Drive to Darjeeling. O/N at Hotel. Day 16: Darjeeling to Bhadrapur and by flight to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 15 Free day in Kathmandu. Today, Pax have their own free time in Kathmandu for their final shopping and packing. O/N in Kathmandu
Day 16 Departure to final destination. Morning time is free in Kathmandu and afternoon will transfer to airport for the final destination.
Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.

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