Goechala Trek - Can be customised

Grade: Semi Strenuous
Day 1 Arrive Bagdogra airport/NJP Railway Station, drive to Gangtok for 4 hours.
Day 2 Local sight seeing of Gangtok that of Rumtek Monastery, Chorten, Institute of Tibetology, Flower Show Centre, Enchey Monastery, Cottage Industry, Banjhakri Falls, Lingung Monastery.
Day 3 Day trip to Tsonogo, 34 kms, Tsonogo Lake is at 3757 meters, return to Gangtok.
Day 4 Gangtok drive to Yuksom, 138kms, 6 hours. On the way visit Bon monastery & Tashiding Monastery. A drive through a meandering Himalayan road, terraced farm land, forest, streams and rivulets, hanging bridge. Arrive Yuksom, valley surrounded by hills covered with forest.
Day 5 Yuksom trek Bakhim , 12kms and 6 hours. Bakhim altitude: 2,743meters. Altitude gain: 1003 meters. Acclimatization zone. Trail leads through an undulating climbs later reach Perekchu Bridge from where a steep climb of 1 hour runs through the Rhododendron trees-arrive Bakhim. Camping.
Day 6 Trek Bakhim-Tshoka 2kms. 1hour, Bakhim altitude: 2,743meters.Tshokha: 3048meters. Altitude gains:305 meters. Tahoka provides a view of Mount Pandim and other smaller peaks. Acclimatization zone
Day 7 Tshoka trek to Dzongri, 10 kms, 6 hours. Via Phedang, 4 hours, 8 kms. Phedang: 3484 meters , app.
Day 8 Dzongri Halt- Excursion to Dzongrila situated at 4,500meters.Dzongrila provides a scintillating view of Rathong Glacier, Kabru Dome, Freys Peak, Talung.
Day 9 Trek Dzongri-Thangsing, 6kms, and 4 hours, Thangsing: 3,639meters. Altitude decrease by 183meters.Trail begins with dune type of climb there after descends through dense Rhododendron bushes, arrive Perek River later little climb through Silver fur forest reach Thangsing. Mountain peaks overlook Thangsing Valley. Early in the morning Thangsing Deorali Dara, provides a beautiful view of Mt. Kanchendzonga.
Day 10 Trek Thangsing-Samiti Lake, camp at Lamune 6 km, 3 hours, Samiti Lake: 4,453meters. Altitude Gain: 462meters. (Lamuni to Samiti is 10 minutes walk, camping is not allowed in Samiti Lake area),
Day 11 Trek Lamune-Goechala trek back to Samiti-Thangsing. Total walking distance: 13kms, 7 hours. Goechala:4,940meters. Early in the morning we depart for Goechala through barren land, moraines and nearby parallel to the trail on the left side, Talung Glacier. Near Goechala the sound of icefall gives an extraordinary thrill.
Day 12 Thangsing trek back to Tshokha. 16kms. Through a dense forested trail we come across Phedang later reach Tshokha.
Day 13 Tshokha trek back to Yuksom.
Day 14 Yuksom drive to Bagdogra, 5 hours. Extension to Darjeeling can be customized.


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