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Goechala Trek 11 Days trip from Sikkim

10 Nights 11 Days
Tour Type:
Trekking & Camping
Group size:
Minimum : 2 persons


Duration: 10 Night 11 Days

Start and End Location: New Jalpaiguri Station

Food: Breakfast

Group size: Minimum 2 people


Total: 19425


Accompanied service

Transportation Breakfast Sightseeing Stay

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Day 1: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Yuksom


  • Altitude: 5700 ft.
  • 150 km drive, approx 8 hours.
  • Pick-up at 10:00 am NJP railway station (Travel cost inclusive.)
  • Pass through Police Check Post at Melli. Foreigners need an Inner Line Permit (ILP) – the driver will help get it. The procedure takes half-an-hour.
  • From NJP to Melli (at the border of Sikkim and West Bengal.)
  • Lunch break at Jorthang.
  • Last ATM at Legship.
  • Base camp at Yuksom. Overnight in the guest house.


Day 2: Yuksom to Sachen


  • Altitude: 7200 ft.
  • 8 km trek, approx 6 hrs.
  • No shops on the trail. Erratic telecom network. Abundant water sources.
  • Have packed lunch en route.
  • The trail through dense forests, with frequent ascent and descent.
  • After two hours of walk from Yuksom, you can see Tshokha.
  • The trail passes through three iron bridges (Gradual ascent till the first bridge, steep ascent for 20 min then gradual descent till second bridge and gradual ascent till the third bridge. Walk for half an hour to the campsite.
  • Be careful on trails as it stays busy with animals like yak and mules. Make way for the animals by sticking to the mountainside.
  • Sachen campsite is in the forest, so accommodation in tents.


Day 3: Sachen to Tshokha via Bakhim


  • Altitude: Bakhim at 8600 ft and Tshokha at 9700 ft
  • 7 km trek, approx 5 hrs
  • Pleasant walk till the last iron bridge (1 km from Sachen)
  • Steep ascent till Bakhim – spot peaks like Mt. Pandlm, Tenzinkhay
  • Enjoy tea and refill water at Bakhim
  • Bakhim to Tshokha – 2kms trek
  • Trail lined with Rhododendron and Alpine berries
  • Lunch at campsite
  • Overnight in tents


Day 4: Tsokha to Dzongri via Phedang


  • Altitude: Phedang at 10500 ft and Dzongri at 12980 ft.
  • 9 km trek, approx 7 hours.
  • The trail is mostly ascent – Tsokha to Phedang – 4.5 km, 3 hrs and Phedang to Dzongri – 4.5 km, 3 hrs.
  • For the first hour, the trail is rocky, for two hours it is wooden trail and once again rocky, zig-zag trail till the campsite.
  • Carry packed lunch and enough water as there are no sources of drinking water en route.


Day 5: Rest day in Dzongari


  • Trek to Dzongari top at 13,675 ft, approx 1 hour.
  • Peaks spotted: Frey Peak, Kumbakarana, Rathong, Kabru South, Kabru North, Kabru Dome, Kangchenddzonga, Jupono, Pandim, Simro.
  • Instructions: Do not sleep, especially inside the tents, during the day. Go for small walks and explore the vicinity.


Day 6: Dzongari to Thansing via Kokcharang 


  • Altitude: Kokcharang at 12,000ft, Thansing at 12900.
  • 10 km trek, approx 6 hrs.
  • Dzongari to Kokcharang 8 km trek, approx 4 hours.
  • Gradual walk through meadows and descend to reach Kokcharang.
  • Refill water at Kokcharang.
  • From Kokcharang, walk to the bridge towards Prekchu river. Rest and then ascend for 2 km to reach Thansing.

• Enjoy hot lunch at campsite.


Day 7: Thansing to Lamuney 


  • Altitude: 13650 ft.
  • 4 km trek, approx 2 hours.
  • Morning call 8-9-10 (8am: tea, 9am: breakfast, 10am: Move for Lamuney).
  • Easiest day of the trek – easy trail.
  • Enjoy hot lunch at the campsite.
  • Trek further to Samiti Lake for 2kms.


Day 8: Lamuney to Goechala via Samiti Lake back to Lamuney


  • Trek to Thansing (or Kokcharang, depending on the trekkers’ speed/weather).
  • Altitude: 15,100 ft.
  • 18 km trek, 13 hours.
  • The longest and toughest day of the trek.
  • Call for Goechala at 1 am. Pack your backpack at night only, so when we return, we just have food and leave for lower campsite.
  • Lamuney to Samiti Lake easy walk for one hour.
  • Lamuney to Goechala View Point (15100 ft – 5 km – 3 hrs) Steep ascent for 2 hours.
  • Descend to Lamuney for hot lunch.
  • Descent further to Thansing/Kokcharang.
  • Peaks spotted: Kabru South, Kabru North, Kabru Dome, Kangchendzonga, Gocha Jupano, Pandim, Sinvo, Tenzingkhang.


Day 9: Thansing/Kokcharang to Tsokha via Phedang


  • Altitude: Thansing 12,900 ft/ Kokcharang 12,000 ft to Tsokha 9700 ft.
  • 16 km trek, approx 7 hours.
  • Start around 7 am to reach by 3 pm Tsokha.
  • Carry packed lunch.
  • Kokcharang to Phedang (12 km, approx 4 hrs) – gradual ascent and descent in the Rhododendron forest.
  • Phedang to Tsokha – descent for 5 km.


Day 10: Tsokha to Yuksom via Bakhim and Sachen


  • Altitude: 5670 ft.
  • 15 km trek, approx 6 hours.
  • The trail is a complete descent on the same route as day 2 and 3.
  • Carry packed lunch.


Day 11: Yuksom to NJP


  • 150 km drive, approx 8 hours.
  • Leave Yuksom early morning to reach NJP by 5.00 pm.
  • Pack your backpack at night only, so you don’t have to be in rush before leaving for NJP.


Things to Carry

  1. Backpack & rain cover: (50 – 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
  2. Day pack + rain cover: 20 – 30 ltr (If hire a mule or porter)
  3. Walking stick: Advisable (At least one)
  4. Head torch: 1 Nos.
  5. Water bottle/Hydration pack: 2 bottles of one litre each
  6. People who use a hydration pack
    1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one litre
    Carry at least one thermos flask
    Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electral/ors
  7. Personal Medical Kit: Consult your doctor
  8. T-shirts: 2 Full sleeves (Non-cotton)
  9. Fleece T-shirts: 1 Nos.
  10. Fleece jacket: 1 Nos. (Alternative: a woollen sweater)
  11. Down feather / Hollofil jacket: 1 Nos.
  12. Wind & waterproof (jacket & pant): 1 Pair
  13. Thermal inners (upper and lower): 1 Pair
  14. Trek pants: 2 Synthetic (avoid shorts, fitting denim, capris)
  15. Poncho: 1 Nos.
  16. Personal Utilities
    Sunscreen cream
    Toilet Paper & wipes
    Lip balm
    Hand sanitizer
    Antibacterial powder
    Toothbrush and toothpaste
    Quick-dry towel
  17. Sun cap 1 Nos: (One that covers the neck as well)
  18. Woollen cap: 1 Nos.
  19. Balaclava: 1 Nos.
  20. Neck-gaiters: 1 Nos.
  21. Sunglasses
    Dark with side cover, it should be U/V protected.
    People who wear spectacles-
    (A)- Use contact lenses. (Not for Chadar trek)
    (B)- Photochromatic glasses.
  22. Trekking shoes: 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle with good grip)
  23. Floaters/flip-flops: 1 Pair (Optional)
  24. Cotton socks: 5 pairs
  25. Woollen socks: 3 pairs
  26. Gaiters: 1 Pair (TTH team will notify you if required)
  27. Waterproof gloves: 1 Pair
  28. Fleece/woollen gloves: 1 Pair

1. Accommodation. (guest house, Camping).
2. Meals while on trek (Veg. & Egg).
3. Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, mattress, tent (twin sharing), kitchen & dining tent, toilet tent, utensils and crampon (if required).
4. All necessary permits and entry fees.
5. First aid medical kits and oxygen cylinder.
6. Mountaineering qualified & professional trek Leader, guide, cook and Support staff.
7. Transport from NJP to yaksum and return.
8. Mules to carry the central luggage.
9. TTH Staff insurance.

1. Food during the transit.
2. Insurance.
3. Any kind of personal expenses.
4. Mules or porter to carry personal luggage.
5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head.
6. Any kind of emergency evacuation charges.

Additional information

Activity Type

Backpacking, Hiking, Trekking