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Sikkim | India

Goechala Trek Duration

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11 Days

Goechala Trek altitude

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15100 Ft.

Goechala Trek distance

Trekking Km

90 KM

Goechala Trek grade

Grade

Moderate to Difficult

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Overview

Trek Name: Goechala Trek

Days: 11

Adventure Type: Trekking

Base Camp: Yuksom

Season:Spring | Summer |

Month:March | April | May | September | October | November |

Country: India

Altitude: 15100 Ft.

Grade: Moderate to Difficult

Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri (NJP)

Stay: Camping (Twin sharing) & Hotel/Guesthouse

Food: Meals while on trek & at Hotel/Guesthouse (Veg & Eggs)

Location: Sikkim

Distance: 90 Km.

Trail Type: Circle trail | Camping in various locations, starting and ending at the same point.

AirPort: Bagdogra International Airport, which is 14 km away from New Jalpaiguri

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Why Goechala Is A Must-Do Trek?

Located at an altitude of more than 15,100 ft. Goechala offers an adventure like never before. While this is one of the oldest trekking routes in the Himalayas, it isn't quite as popular. However, the Goechala Trek is gained some popularity among adventure enthusiasts in recent times. Goechala is a dream for many trekkers and it offers stunning views of the third-highest mountain peak in the world, the Kanchenjunga Range. It is not just the Kanchenjunga that you get to witness but several other Himalayan peaks as well. Filled with a bundle of summits along the trek, the Goechala Trek is the ultimate adventure to embark on.

The trail offers many surprises along the way like the soothing Samiti Lake, the mystical settings of Thangshing, a beautiful sunrise view from the Dzongri top, and an abundance of natural beauty as you trek through the Kanchenjunga National Park, amidst thick forests of Rhododendrons. Capture sunrise and sunset views from the top of the world and revitalize your senses with the absolute trekking experience at Goechala. This trek may test your physical and mental endurance but the experience that you get is worth the hurdles of the journey.

Goechala Trek Informative Video
Who Can Participate
  • Age; 15 years.
  • Experience of any high altitude trek, at least 1 treks of 4,000m/13,100ft.
  • The climber must be fit and have sufficient stamina to cover 6 km of distance in 35 minutes without stress.
  • The climber should be able to carry a 12-16 kg backpack.
Itinerary
New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Yuksom

  • Altitude: 5700 ft/ 1740 m.
  • Drive Distance: 150 Km | 8 hr approx.
  • Pickup Point: NJP Railway Station at 10:00 am (Transportation is not included in the cost).
  • Lunch at Jorthang.
  • Last ATM point: Legship.
  • Stay Guesthouse in Yuksom.
  • Foreigners will need an Inner Line Permit (ILP) and it is easy to get while entering Sikkim from nearest Check post. To get it, Foreigner must have valid passport and visa for verification and printed copies for submission.
  • Trek to Goechala starts from Yuksom. If you wish to receive transportation from New Jalpaiguri to Yuksom, you need to book your transportation 10 days before the start of the trek with us. The transportation cost from New Jalpaiguri to Yuksom is 2,500/person.

Our journey for Goechala starts from Yuksom. You should reach Yuksom one day before the trek. If you have booked your transportation from New Jalpaiguri to Yuksom with us, then our team will pick you up from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station at 10 AM. You will be driven from NJP to Yuksom, from where we will start our trek the next day. Yuksom is located at a distance of 150 km from NJP and it takes approximately 8 hrs to drive from NJP to Yuksom.

Along your drive from NJP to Yuksom, you will spot remarkable views of the Himalayan Ranges and the pristine Teesta River gushing alongside as you drive uphill. You will be crossing a bridge at Legship to Yuksom and Legship is also the last ATM Point.

Located in West Sikkim,  the historic town of Yuksom was once the capital of Sikkim. Gateway to Mt. Kanchenjunga, Yuksom, unfolds the rich cultural heritage of the state. You can learn about the religious and cultural fables of Sikkim and get a close look at the traditions and the community life.

Our next stop will be at Jorthang, where travelers can have their lunch, relishing the delectable Northeastern cuisine.  After lunch, we will drive straight to Yuksom and reach the town before nightfall.

After reaching Yuksom, you will be accommodated in guest houses, where you can rest and relax. If you want to do some last-minute shopping for the trek, you can do so at Yuksom. There are many such provisions in Yuksom. 

Around late evening, the Trek Leader will give you a small briefing about the rules to be followed at the trek, the weather conditions up in the mountains, and all the essential commodities that you need to carry with you on the trek. If you have any kind of physical ailment or condition, you should let the instructor know about it.

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Yuksom to Sachen

  • Altitude: 2,400m/ 7,800 ft.
  • Altitude Gain: 450m/ 1,400ft.
  • Trek Distance: 8 km | 6 hr approx.
  • Terrain: Trek through dense forests, frequent ascents, and descents. The trail passes through three iron bridges. Steep ascent till the first bridge, gradual descent to the second, and gradual ascent to the third. 
  • No shops on the trail.
  • A packed lunch will be provided en route.
  • Be careful on the trail as it is full of mules and yak. Make way for the animals first.
  • Water points: The first water point is located before the first bridge, and the second water point is located before the second bridge.
  • Upon entering KNP, ensure that you do not take anything back as a souvenir.
  • Leeches: There is a high chance of encountering leeches, so remember to carry salt or spray with you.
  • It is a small campsite where triple sharing in a tent might be required.
  • Stay in tents at Sachen campsite.

This is the first day of your Goechala Trek! Waking up early in the morning, we will trek towards our first campsite, Sachen. Sachen is located at an altitude of 7,800 ft and the trek is about 8 km long. We will trek through an ascending path following the gorges of the Rathong River and dense forests and thickets of Rhododendrons and Magnolias. You will spot many Himalayan wildflowers and orchids on your way as well, before finally settling down at Sachen.

At the beginning of the trek, you will spot some mud houses, which slowly ebb away as we walk away from civilization and into the embrace of nature. The mobile network coverage becomes erratic and there are also no shops on the way. We will provide a packed lunch that you can relish on the way to Sachen.  Soon we will come across the serene flowing river, Rathong, the natural beauty is simply awe-striking on this trail.

Crossing the lush environs, we will trek through the dense forest covers and a surprise encounter with three ancient bridges. The path to Sachen meanders through dense forests, valleys, pristine rivers, orchid blooms, and the captivating sight of Tshushay Khola waterfalls. As we walk through the forests, we will occasionally catch glimpses of sunlight here and there.

From the first suspension bridge, it is a moderate walk to the second bridge and a steep ascent to the third bridge and to Sachen. The Sachen campsite is located in a small clearing within the forest with the Prek River flowing further down the valley. You can hear the faint gushing of the river from the campsite if you listen closely enough.

There is a sharp altitude gain throughout the trek. As soon as you cross the last bridge over the Mentogang River, you reach an altitude of 7000 ft. from the last bridge, it will take another 20 minutes of trekking to reach the campsite. It can be quite exhausting after a day of trekking and hence it is recommended to sleep early to begin the next day of trekking.

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Sachen to Tshokha via Bakhim

  • Altitude: Bakhim at 2,650m/ 8650 ft | Tshokha at 3,000m/ 9,800ft.
  • Trek Distance: 7 km | 5 hr approx.
  • Altitude Gain: 800m/ 2,550 ft.
  • Terrain: Steep ascent till Bakhim. Trek from Bakhim to Tshoka through Rhododendron vegetation.
  • Water refill at Bakhim.
  • Places to visit: Small Monastery, Chortle/Stupa, Himalayan Lake, and if fortunate, you may witness the Yellow-billed blue magpie.
  • Lunch at the campsite.
  • Stay in tents.

Today you trek from Sachen to your next campsite, Tshoka via Bakhim. En route, you will cross the Prek Chu River and trek uphill to reach Bakhim. A further trek upwards, we will arrive at Tshoka, a refugee Tibetan settlement, where we will stay overnight at camps.

Tshoka is situated at an altitude of about 9000 ft approximately and here you can treat your eyes to the sight of the magnificent Mt. Pandim. The trek to Tshoka follows a steep elevation, so even if the distance is not as long, about 7 km, the duration of the trek can increase due to the steep incline. 

The trek to Tshoka involves crossing a bridge across the Prek Chu River, followed by another dense forest of Rhododendron and Oak, which is in full bloom during spring and summer and during autumn and winter, the forests capture the lovely hues of fall. Bakhim is the mid-point of today’s trek, and after that, we will resume our trek to Tshoka.  Tshoka is home to a monastery, which also holds some beautiful mountain views of Kanchenjunga and Pandim.

The trail elevates fast and the temperature also becomes cooler gradually. After a short break at Bakhim, we will begin towards Tshoka again. Bakhim has many stalls and shops, where you can energize yourself. This is the spot where trekkers take long halts to enjoy the scenic extravaganza of the Yuksom Valley. The final leg to Tshoka comprises steep ascents and descents that will take you at an altitude of 9000 ft.

There are some flat plains in Tshoka, where camps can be set. A wonderful camping location, surrounded by snow-covered mountains. Bathe in the serenity and rest for the trek the next day.

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Tsokha to Dzongri via Phedang

  • Altitude: Phedang at 3,700m/ 12,100 ft | Deoralli Top at 4,000m/13,100 ft | Dzongri at 3,950m/ 13,000 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 9km | 8 hr approx.
  • Altitude Gain:- 950m/ 3,150ft
  • Terrain: Mostly, ascent. A rocky trail for the first hour is followed by a wooden trail for the next two hours and the last leg is again rocky and follows a zig-zag trail till the campsite.
  • A packed lunch will be provided.
  • Carry enough water as there is no water source, en route.

Today we will make our way through the lush forests of Rhododendrons, through an uphill trek to reach Dzongri. The trek will take you to Dzongri top, where we will set camp for the night.

This is one of the most scenic days of your trek and by the time we reach Phedang, it will be almost lunchtime. After lunch, we will proceed towards Dzongri, one of the most scenic viewpoints that offers a spectacular view of the sunrise at Mt. Kanchenjunga. 

The trek today will take 8-9 hrs and a few minutes into the trek, it begins to get rocky with a steep ascent. Be cautious while stepping over the rocks and pebbles. Dzongri is a mesmerizing campsite with snowy mountains in the backdrop and nature all around.

Trek to Dzongri is quite demanding and one of the most challenging days of your trek. What makes the trek a little strenuous is the sharp altitude gain, so maintain a steady pace so that you can help your body acclimatize better. 

The initial part of the trek is filled with wooden logs and flanked on either side by Rhododendron bloom and a couple of hours of walking will bring you to Phedang, where you will see prayer flags lining the surroundings. You can take a break here before resuming the trek.

After another 4 to 5 hours of trek from Phedang, you will reach Dzongri, your campsite for the day. The Climb to Dzongri is quite steep and proper measures need to be taken to avoid altitude sickness, nausea, headache, etc as the altitude gain is pretty quick. But soon these problems will settle once we reach and settle in Dzongri. If the problem persists, you should consult with your trek coordinator. The winds here are quite strong so dress accordingly and it can get pretty chilly at night as well. Take your much-needed rest at night.

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Rest day in Dzongari

  • Rest Day at Dzongri, used for acclimatization. 
  • Trek to Dzongari top for sunrise view at 4,150m/ 13,675 ft | 1 hour.
  • It is recommended not to sleep during the day. Go for small walks and explore the area.
  • Peaks Spotted: Kumbakarna, Kabru North & South, Frey Peak, Kabru Dome, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Jupono, and Simro.


Today is a rest day. Here we will relax and chill and take small acclimatization walks throughout the day.  The day before was quite arduous and there was a sharp altitude gain, so your body needs some time to acclimatize as well.

The trek starts early in the morning from Dzongri to Dzongri top, which takes about an hour and we will reach the top by sunrise. Here, you will get the most spectacular view of the sunrise at Mt. Khanchenjunga, and Singalila. Watch the snow-covered mountain changing colors as the sun's rays illuminate it slowly. This is what makes the climb even more thrilling. On a clear day, Mt. Kanchenjunga appears to be turned into gold as the sun's rays strike the snow-covered peaks.

The view from Dzongri is like anything you have ever seen. Picturesque landscapes and snow-clad mountains greet your eyes, enough to help you rejuvenate after the tiring day before. You will spot a lot of Tibetan prayer flags that beautifully flutter in the breeze.

You will spot prominent Himalayan peaks like  North and South Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Kokthang and Narsing, Jupono, Simno, Frey Peak, and many more. Take small walks, capture some amazing stills, and spend your day relaxing here at the campsite.

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Dzongari to Thansing via Kokchhurung

  • Altitude: Kokchhurung - 3,650m/ 12,100 ft | Thansing - 3900 m/13,000ft.
  • Trek Distance: 10 km | 7 hrs approx.
  • Terrains: Gradually walk through meadows and descend to reach Kokchhurung. Walk from  Kokchhurung to the bridge near Prekchhu and then an ascent of 2-3 km until Thangshing.
  • Terrain gives a mirage-like feeling and tests your patience as well.
  • Water point: There are 3 to 4 streams where you can refill your water bottle.
  • There is a wooden bridge between Kokchhurung and Tshoka.
  • The availability of lunch at the campsite or packed lunch depends on the pace of the trekkers.
  • Stay in tents.

From Dzongri we will start our trek towards Kokcharang through both ascending and descending routes, following the trail up to the Prekchhu River to our final stop for the day, Thangshing. Thangsing is situated at an altitude as same as Dzongri so the hike is not going to be as strenuous with gentle ascents and descents. It will take approximately 5-6 hours to complete the trek of 8 km. 

The trail starts with lush meadows and Rhododendron thickets, making the trail more captivating. As you walk through the forests, you can hear the chirping of birds and the sounds of nature. After you cross the forest, there is a gradual descent to Kokchhurung. Kokchhurung is located at an altitude of 12,100 ft. From here, walk straight down to the Prekchhu River gushing along the trail. You can rest for some time here and refill your water bottles for the rest of the trip.

There is a trekkers’ hut in  Kokchhurung as well and many use it for halting during their trek but the place is quite congested, which makes it difficult to set up a tent here. We will rest for some time by the bank of the Prekchhu River, a fine spot to bask in the serenity of nature. The gushing of the flowing river accompanied by the chirping of the birds makes it all the more magical.

From Kokcharang it's a straight 2 km trek to Thangsing. Trail through Rhododendron blooms enjoying the picturesque vistas. The trek to Thangsing is a gradual ascent and not steep at all so the trekkers can enjoy the walk amidst the forested land and a small trail of rocky terrain. After you cross the rocky part, another meadow will come into view, and we will arrive at our campsite in Thangsing, located at an altitude of 13,000 ft.

The Thangsing campsite is located at the foot of Mt. Pandim, so you will get some close-up views of the majestic mountain range. After reaching the campsite, we will enjoy a hot lunch and then relax for the rest of the day. The temperature at Thangsing is quite cold as such you need to layer appropriately. A light meal is recommended as heavy food can cause uneasiness during ascents to high altitudes. A lot of liquid consumption is advised. At night, we will retire in our camps.

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Thansing to Lamuney

  • Altitude: 4,150 m/ 13,600 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 4 km | 3 hr approx.
  • Altittude Gain: 200 m/700 ft.
  • Breakfast at Thangshing campsite.
  • Easiest trek day on an easy trail.
  • Reach the site by 1 pm.
  • Hot lunch at campsite.

Today, we will trek from Thangsing to Lamuney, the easiest day of our trek and we will trek up to an altitude of 13, 600 ft. The trek is quite gentle and we will reach Lamuney in about 3 hours. Today, you will mostly trek through flat trails as we reach our next campsite.

After breakfast at 9 in the morning, we will begin our journey at around 10:00 AM and proceed towards Lamuney. The leisure walk will give your body some rest and also help you acclimatize to higher altitudes. The beautiful trail through meadows and pastures on both sides will take you to Lamuney campsite.

The trail is quite simple and mostly flat, however, the last leg of the trek is a little steep and rocky and trekkers often find some difficulty climbing here. On reaching Lamuney, we will enjoy a hot lunch in the serene atmosphere, enjoying the mountain views.

The beautiful still water lake, Samiti, lies only at a distance of 2 km from the campsite. The trail to Samiti Lake can be easily covered in an hour but the road is not quite as smooth and covered with stones. Camping beside the lake is prohibited but you can take a walk to the lake and enjoy its fascinating beauty. You can capture some stills and videos of the crystal clear lake flowing gently and hitting the rocks on its banks and return to your campsite before nightfall.

At the campsite, your trek leader and guide will give you a briefing about the biggest day of your trek, the following day, the trek to Goechala Summit. You will be educated on the nature of the trail, what you can expect, and some helpful advice. The night view at Lamuney campsite is equally enchanting as the sky breaks into a galaxy of stars. It is advised to call in early, as you need to start the next day early in the morning.

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Lamuney to Goechala via Samiti Lake back to Thangsing/Kokchhurang.

  • Altitude: 4,600 m/ 15,100 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 15 km | 10 hrs approx.
  • The longest and toughest day of the trek. 
  • Trek from Lamuney to Goechala viewpoint: 6 km, steep ascent for 4 hrs.
  • Descend back to Lamuney for a hot lunch.
  • Descend further to Thangsing or Kokchhurung.
  • Peaks spotted: Kabru North & South, Kabru Dome, Kanchenjunga, Gocha Jupano, Simvo, Pandim, Tenzingkhang.

This is the toughest day of your trek and also the longest as we make our way to the Goechala Pass and back to Lamuney. First, we will make an uphill climb through moraines, following a descending route to Samiti Lake and then we will start ascending again and for trekking for about an hour, we will reach the Goechala Pass viewpoint 1.

We will begin the trek as early as 1 in the morning to avoid any harsh weather conditions that might affect the course of your trek in the latter part of the day. The trek today is about 18 km long and it will take about 13 to 14 hrs to make it to the summit and back, so we need an ample amount of time on our hands.  Also, leaving early, you can enjoy some spectacular sunrise views in the Himalayas, which is one of the most appealing parts of the Goechala trek.  Keep your bags packed well in advance at night, so that you can return from the trek, have your lunch, and leave for lower campsites.

As we will reach the viewpoint by sunrise, most of our trek will be done during the night, so the trekkers should make sure that they are carrying their head torch. We will start on the trail towards Samiti Lake, which will take about an hour. From here, there is a very steep ascent towards Goechala View Point. The viewpoint is located at an altitude of 15,100 ft, so you will have a strenuous uphill climb. Follow your trek leaders advice.

The distance of Goechala viewpoint from Lamuney is about 5 km and it takes about 3 hours to make the climb through the steep ascent, however, the time depends on the speed and agility of the trekker. The climb to the ridge from Samiti Lake is a narrow trail so be cautious on the trail. By the time, you reach the viewpoint, the sun will begin to rise. Behold the magnificent view of the majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga and some other distant paks in their snow-covered glory, before we start our descent back towards Lamuney and Thangshing. You can spot some major peaks like North & South Kabru, Kabru Dome, Pandim, Gocha Jupano, Sinvo, and Tenzing Khang. The beautiful sunrise view paired with the accomplishment of finally having summited the peak will leave you speechless and surely makes for one of the most rewarding experiences.

After admiring the beautiful sunrise and spending some time at the Goechala viewpoint, we will begin our descent towards Lamuney and further below if the weather permits. Back at Lamuney, we will enjoy a hot lunch, and depending on the weather we will trek down to either Thangshing or Kokcharang. You will call it a day after reaching Thangshing or Kokcharang campsite and sleep in your tents.

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Thansing/Kokcharang to Tsokha via Phedang

  • Altitude: Thansing-3,900m/ 13,000ft | Kokcharang 3,650m/ 12,100ft | Tsokha 3,000m/9,800ft.
  • Trek Distance: 16 km | 7 hr approx.
  • Altitude Loss: 900m/ 3,150ft | 650m/ 2,350ft.
  • Kokcharang to Phedang: 12 km, gradual ascent, and descent through Rhododendron forest.
  • Phedang to Tshoka: descent for  4km.
  • A packed lunch will be given.

Today we will retrace our path back from Thangshing to Tshoka. The trek distance is approximately 16 km and takes about 7 hours to complete. The trek back to Tshoka can be steep in certain places and if you are doing it in the winter months, then some sections will be frozen in ice as well.  In spring you will find the path lined by Rhododendron blooms. Arriving in Tshoka, we will settle down in our overnight camps.

We will begin our descending journey early in the morning by 7 AM so that we can reach Tshoka in the evening before nightfall. A packed lunch will be provided for you. On our descent, the first destination we will reach is Phedang. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to reach Phedang. The trail on the way back is pretty direct without many diversions. 

We will make our way from one mountain to another through dense Rhododendron forests to descend further. The vibrant forest and the scenic beauty on the trail are quite enough to revitalize you. From here, there are no steep stretches and quite a pleasant walk and you will catch beautiful sightings of Mt. Pandim as you descend. 

At Phedang, we will take a short break, and have our lunch. The cool breeze and the melody of nature will soothe your senses as you gain the energy to trek down to your campsite. After taking adequate rest, we will begin descending to Tshoka through the same trail that we came and from here the distance to Tshoka is about 5 km. At Tshoka we will call it a night early so that you get enough rest as the next day is also a long walk back.

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Tsokha to Yuksom via Bakhim and Sachen

  • Altitude: 5,670 FT.
  • Trek Distance: 15 km (8 hr approx.)
  • Altitude Loss: 1,250m/ 3,950ft.
  • Complete descending route.
  • Packed lunch will be given.

Today we will be descending, crossing the Prek Chu River and arriving at Yuksom. Arriving at Yuksom, we will check-in at a guest house and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Since the trek to Yuksom is mostly descending, it can put a little strain on your knees, so be mindful and maintain a steady pace.

The trek from Tshoka to Yuksom is about 15 km and ideally, it is covered in 7 to 8 hours. We will start the day early providing you a packed lunch to savor on the way.  We will follow the same trail while descending as we took while trekking from Yuksom to Tshoka.

This trail is quite scenic as well with the backdrop of the snow-clad Himalayas. There aren’t any steep turns on the trail, which makes it less tiresome and more enjoyable. We will pass through Bakhim and Sachen before crossing three iron bridges and finally trek to Yuksom.

From Sachen, the road becomes a little zig-zag and follows some ascends and descends as we gradually lose altitude. The final leg of the trek follows climbing a hillock, which can be a little strenuous considering the tiring journey but then it is just a few meters. After crossing the hillock, you reach the neighborhood of Yuksom again. Telecom networks will return as you reach Yuksom and you can get in touch with your friends and family. After reaching Yuksom, you can settle down in the guest houses, take a shower, have a wholesome dinner, and have a good night’s sleep.

For enthusiastic travellers, the option of exploring the town is still open. You can roam around, explore the local culture and learn about the heritage and history as well as their religious beliefs. The people in Yuksom are warm and friendly and interacting with them is always a pleasure. You can visit the monasteries or visit the local handicraft market to shop for souvenirs., a remembrance of the wonderful trek that you have just completed.

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Yuksom to NJP

This is the last day of our expedition as you drive back from Yuksom to NJP. We will start the day early as a long drive awaits us for the day. After having a delicious breakfast at Yuksom, you will start your journey towards New Jalpaiguri. The distance from Yuksom to NJP is 150 km and will take 8 to 9 hours depending on traffic congestion and you will reach NJP by late evening.

Driving along the same scenic route that we came in, with the beautiful Teesta River flowing side by side, we will reach NJP in the late hours of the day. You can arrange for a night’s stay in NJP and then arrange your journey further. You can roam around in the local Hong Kong and Bidhan markets if time permits. You can shop local handicrafts and relish the local cuisine in the eateries. In your scheduled time, move onward on your further journey.

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Day-1: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to Yuksom
  • Altitude: 5700 ft /1740 m.
  • Drive Distance: 150 Km | 8 hrs approx.

Important note for Non-Indians: Foreign nationals will need Foreigner Trek permit for the Goechala Trek. The permit is issued in Gangtok and cannot be processed in advance, so participants need to come Yuskom one day early on their own to complete the formalities.

The charge for obtaining the Foreigner Trek permit is 2000/- INR per person. Pay the amount to the TTH representative and we shall arrange the permit. Additional cost for extra day accommodation in Yuksom and traveling charge is not included in the trek cost.

  • Citizens of China, Myanmar, and Bangladesh are not allowed to trek in Sikkim.
Day-2: Yuksom to Sachen
  • Altitude: 2,400m/ 7800 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 8 km  | 6 hr approx.
Day-3: Sachen to Tshokha via Bakhim
  • Altitude: Bakhim at 2,650m/ 8650 ft | Tshokha at 3,000m/ 9,800ft.
  • Trek Distance: 7 km | 5 hr approx.
Day-4: Tsokha to Dzongri via Phedang
  • Altitude: Phedang at 3,700m/ 12,100 ft | Deoralli Top at 4,000m/13,100 ft | Dzongri at 3,950m/ 13,000 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 9km | 8 hr approx.
Day-5: Rest day in Dzongari
  • Rest Day at Dzongri, used for acclimatization. 
  • Trek to Dzongari top for sunrise view at 4,150m/ 13,675 ft | 1 hour.
Day-6: Dzongari to Thansing via Kokchhurung
  • Altitude: Kokchhurung - 3,650m/ 12,100ft | Thansing - 3900m/13,000ft.
  • Trek Distance: 10 km | 7 hrs approx.
Day-7: Thansing to Lamuney
  • Altitude: 4,150 m/ 13,600 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 4 km | 3 hr approx.
  • Altittude Gain: 200m/700ft.

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Day-8: Lamuney to Goechala via Samiti Lake back to Thangsing/Kokchhurang.
  • Altitude: 4,600 m/ 15,100 ft.
  • Trek Distance: 15 km | 10-11 hrs approx.
Day-9: Thansing/Kokcharang to Tsokha via Phedang
  • Altitude: Thansing-3,900m/ 13,000ft | Kokcharang 3,650m/ 12,100ft | Tsokha 3,000m/9,800ft.
  • Trek Distance: 16 km | 7 hr approx.
Day-10: Tsokha to Yuksom via Bakhim and Sachen
  • Altitude: 5,670 FT.
  • Trek Distance: 15 km (8 hr approx.)
  • Altitude Loss: 1,250m/ 3,950ft.
Day-11: Yuksom to NJP
  • Distance: 150 km (8 hr approx.)
  • Reach NJP by 5:00 Pm.
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  • Pulse rate at rest must be in between (60 to 90 beats per minute).

  • Blood Pressure Reading must be in between (DIASTOLIC 70 – 90, SYSTOLIC 100 - 140 mm Hg).

  • Respiratory rate at rest must be in between (12 to 20 breaths per minute).

  • Should not have Liver and kidney issues.

  • Should not have Diabetes Mellitus, Bronchial Asthma, Heart problems, Hypertension, etc.

  • No pacemaker implant.

  • People with Sinus issues, Epilepsy please contact to trek coordinator before booking the trek.

  • If your BMI is not normal, Please contact our Trek coordinator before Trek booking.

        Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download Medical & Disclaimer Form

 

  • Government Employees can avail the benefit of Special Casual Leave (SCL) when they join us for a trekking expedition. As per the rules of the Pay Commission, Special Casual Leave can be availed for up to 30 days in a calendar year for trekking/mountaineering expeditions through a registered organization. Trek The Himalayas is a registered adventure tour operator by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) and the Ministry Of Tourism (MOT).
  • Trekkers have to apply for leave at least 20 days before the trek departure date.
  • This service is exclusive to Indian government employees and is applicable only for treks within India.
  • Do mail at info@trekthehimalayas to apply and mention your booked trek date and trek name.

  • Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.
  • Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.
  • Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download Medical & Disclaimer Form

Exercise For Moderate to Difficult

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How To Reach

It is essential for everyone to arrive at New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) (10:00 am)

Once you have reached New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP), TTH will manage the rest of your travel arrangements, if you have opted for TTH's pick-up service, you can select this option during the booking process by adding it as an add-on.

Options to reach New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) railway station.

1. Take a flight to Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal, and take a cab to NJP railway station, it’s 20 km away and will take 45 minutes.

  • Domestic: There are various direct and indirect flights from other cities. You can take direct flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and other cities.
  • International: International terminal is well equipped with modern amenities. Druk Air is the airline which provides international flights to the passengers. International flights connect with Paro in Bhutan and Bangkok. These flights are direct and comfortable.

2. Take a train to New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) that is well-connected to major cities like Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi and Mumbai.

If you prefer to travel independently, you can either take a government bus or book a private cab. Your trek coordinator will provide guidance on how to arrange for the bus or cab booking.

Arrive in New Jalpaiguri (NJP) by 4:00 pm.

The designated drop-off point is NJP railway station.

Please consider planning your subsequent travel arrangements after 5:30 pm.

The distance from Railway Station to Bagdogra Airport is 20 km, it will take approx 40 minutes.

TTH offers comfortable transportation through Xylo, Bolero, or equivalent vehicles. If you wish to upgrade your mode of transportation, please contact your trek coordinator for further assistance.

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Cost Terms

Inclusion

1. Insurance is Mandatory.

2. Accommodation (as per the itinerary):

  • Camping, Guest house during trek.

3. Meals (Veg + Egg):

  • Meals while on trek (Veg + Egg).
  • Day 1 Dinner to Day 10 Dinner.

4. Support:

  • 1 Versatile base camp manager handles communication and deploys extra manpower in emergencies.
  • 1 Mountaineering & First aid qualified professional trek Leader.
  • 1 Experienced high-altitude chef.
  • Local experienced guides (Number of guides depending on the group size).
  • Enough support staff.

5. Trek equipment:

  • Sleeping bag, Sleeping liners (if required), mattresses, and Utensils.
  • 3 men all season trekker tent (twin sharing), Kitchen & Dining tent, Toilet tent.
  • Camping stool, Walkie talkie.
  • Ropes, Helmet, Ice axe, Harness, Gaiters & crampons (if required).

6. First aid:

  • Medical kit, Stretcher, Oxygen cylinder, Blood pressure monitor, Oximeter, Stethoscope.

7. Transportation (as per the itinerary):

  • Transport from NJP to Yuksom and return.

8. Mules/porters to carry the central luggage. 

9. Clock room facility available at the base camp for additional luggage.

10. All necessary permits and entry fees, up to the amount charged for Indians.

11. Services from Yuksom to Yuksom.

Exclusion

1. Food during the transit.

2. Any kind of personal expenses.

3. Mule or porter to carry personal luggage.

4. Emergency evacuation, hospitalization charge, etc.

5. Anything not specifically mentioned under the head Inclusion. 

Things can be provided on demand and availability (participant has to pay extra for these things).

1- Satellite phone/set phone - a type of mobile phone that connects via radio links via satellites orbiting the Earth instead of terrestrial cell sites like cellphones. Therefore, they can operate in most geographic locations on the Earth's surface.

2- Gamow/PAC HAPO Bag (Portable Hyperbaric Bag) - is a unique, portable hyperbaric chamber for the treatment of acute mountain sickness (AMS), also known as altitude sickness. 

3- AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) -  are portable life-saving devices designed to treat people experiencing sudden cardiac arrest, a medical condition in which the heart stops beating suddenly and unexpectedly. 

Cancellation terms:

Cancellations prior to 25 days from the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 5% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (any trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 24 days and 15 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 30% deduction of trek fee
  • 100% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 85% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation between 14 days and 10 days to the start of the Trip

Refund options

  • 50% deduction of trek fee
  • 80% cash voucher for same trip till one year
  • 70% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Book the same trek, in the same season, with any other batch
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, any date) to your friend

Cancellation less than 9 days to the start of the trek

Refund options

  • No cash refund
  • 20% cash voucher for the same trip till one year
  • 10% cash voucher for any trip till one year
  • Transfer your trek (same trek, same date) to your friend

Note- If a booking is made using a voucher or discount code, the policies related to vouchers and discounts cannot be modified.

In the unlikely event that TTH cancels a trek prior to the scheduled departure date:

While it is extremely rare for TTH to cancel a trek, we understand that unforeseen circumstances or natural disasters may occasionally require us to do so before the scheduled departure. These circumstances could include continuous rain or snow, thunderstorms, snowstorms, landslides, floods, earthquakes, or any other natural calamity that poses a risk to the safety of our trekkers. Additionally, unforeseeable events such as local riots, curfews, pandemics, lockdowns, government orders, or any similar situations that compromise the safety of the trekking experience may also necessitate a cancellation.

In the event of such a cancellation, TTH will provide you with a voucher equivalent to the amount you paid for the trek. This voucher can be redeemed for any of our treks within the next year, allowing you to still enjoy an adventure with us at a later date.

Note

  • The issuance of a voucher is not applicable in situations where you are required to descend from the trek for any reason. The trek leader may make the decision to send you down from the trek due to factors such as insufficient fitness level, symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), high blood pressure, exceeding the designated turn-around-time, health concerns, or if you are found smoking, drinking, or violating the rules set for the trek. In such cases, the provision of a voucher does not apply.

In the rare event that TTH shifts a trek:

We would like to emphasize that weather conditions in high-altitude areas are highly unpredictable and can undergo sudden changes at any time, irrespective of the day. Additionally, circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters, political unrest, pandemics, and lockdowns, may impact the feasibility of conducting a trek. In cases where we are unable to proceed with an event due to such circumstances that are beyond our direct control, we will make every effort to provide you with an alternative trek that is safer and more suitable.

In such situations, we will issue a voucher to offset the cost difference between the originally scheduled trek and the alternative trek. This voucher can be redeemed at any time within one year from the date of issue. Please note that a refund fee or reimbursement of the cost difference is not applicable in these cases.

Note:

  • Change of trek batch is dependent on the availability of seats in the batch
  • In case of transferring a trek to a friend, he/she should satisfy all the mandatory requirements put forward by TTH
  • TTH holds the right to change/cancel the policies, without prior notice
  • Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers

Cash Voucher Terms:

  1. This is a non-transferable voucher
  2. The voucher cannot be merged with any other offer of Trek The Himalayas
  3. The voucher is valid for Trek booked directly with Trek The Himalayas in India
  4. To avail the voucher please use your register phone number or e-mail id
  5. All the other Terms of booking a trek with Trek The Himalayas are applicable to the voucher
  6. Trek The Himalayas holds rights to add/remove any of the Terms and Conditions without prior notice

Itineraries are based on information available at the time of planning and are subject to change. "Trek The Himalayas" reserves the right to change expedition dates, people or itineraries as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which TTH or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays and/or other changes are the responsibility of the participant. TTH reserves the right to decline, or accept, any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

Trek Essentials

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Backpack with rain cover (50 - 60 ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack with rain cover 20 - 30 ltr (If off-load opted)
Walking stick Advisable (At least one)
Water Bottle / Hydration pack 2 bottles of one liter each, People who use hydration pack 1 hydration pack and 1 bottle of one liter, Carry at least one thermos flask.
Small size tiffin/lunch box 1 Nos
Snacks Energy bars, dry fruits, electoral/ors
Personal Medical Kit Consult your doctor
T-Shirt (Synthetic quick dry) 1 Full & 2 Half sleeves
Fleece T-shirt 1 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather / Hollow jacket 1 Nos
Thermal inner (Upper and Lower) 1 Pair
Trek Pant (Synthetic quick dry) 2 Nos
Wind stopper / Fleece Pant 1 Nos
Waterproof gloves 1 Pair
Fleece / woollen gloves 1 Pair
Poncho / waterproof Jacket and pant 1 Nos
Sunscreen 1 Nos
Moisturiser 1 Nos
Chap-stick / Lip balm 1 Nos
Toothbrush and toothpaste 1 Nos
Toilet paper & Wipes 1 Nos
Soap / hand sanitizers 1 Nos
Antibacterial powder 1 Nos
Quick dry towel 1 Nos
Head torch 1 Nos. (Avoid Hand torch)
Sun Cap 1 Nos
Woolen cap 1 Nos.
Balaclava 1 Nos.
Buff / Neck-gaiters 1 Synthetic & 1 Woollen
Sunglasses UV with dark side cover, People who wear spectacles - (A)- Use contact lenses | (B)- Photo chromatic glasses
Trekking shoes 1 Pair (Waterproof, high ankle, good grip)
Floaters / flip-flops 1 Pair
Cotton socks 6 pairs
Woollen socks 1 pairs
Gaiters 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
Micro spikes 1 Pair (TTH provides when required)
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

To register with TTH, visit our website - www.trekthehimalayas.com and create your account. To create your account you will need to use your email address and fill in all the details, set your unique password and your account is ready to use.

  • To book a trek with TTH, you first need to register with us and create an account.
  • Choose the trek that you want to do and click on available dates.
  • You will land at the login page, fill in the required details.
  • Add Participants, choose add-on services click on the Pay now button, choose your preferred payment method, and make the payment. TTH accepts multiple payment options, including credit/debit cards, net banking, and UPI.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from TTH with all the necessary details about the trek, including the meeting point, transportation, accommodation, and other important instructions.

please send an email to us at info@trekthehimalayas.com or reach out to the numbers provided in the Help and Support section of your Trek Page. We will ensure that your issue is promptly resolved.

To book services such as off-load luggage and transportation, you can find them listed as add-ons. These additional services can be booked at the time of your initial booking. If you miss booking add-ons during the initial reservation, you can log in anytime and easily book 4 days before the departure date add-ons through the platform.

In such a situation, please log in to your account and transfer your trek or date to the desired one within 12 hours or drop us an email at info@trekthehimalayas.com 10 days before the departure date of the trek. After the initial 12-hour period, any changes will be processed according to the cancellation policy.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Family treks differ from regular treks by focusing on ease of difficulty, offering shorter durations for younger participants, Kid-friendly and easily digestible foods, child-friendly activities, maintaining a higher guide ratio for diverse age groups, and implementing additional safety measures for families.

Family Trek with Kids recommendation Only Dayara Bugyal and Chopta Chandrashila Trek.

Minimum age for TTH treks is typically 7 years, though this may vary depending on the specific trek.

Yes, you can take a kids to a high-altitude trek with a parent. Discuss with a trek expert before booking a trek.

Junior trekkers (below 15 years) should have a company of parents/guardians.

Trekkers between 15 to 18 years can come solo with the disclaimer form signed by parent/guardian.

Medical & Disclaimer Form (Mandatory Documents) Click here to download medical and disclaimer form

Physical Fitness: Ensure your child is physically fit. Engage them in regular exercise, outdoor activities, and hikes to build stamina and endurance. Hydration: Emphasize the importance of staying hydrated at high altitudes. Encourage your child to drink water regularly, even if they don't feel thirsty. Proper Nutrition: Provide a well-balanced diet with sufficient carbohydrates for energy and foods rich in iron to prevent altitude sickness. Adequate Sleep: Ensure your child gets enough sleep in the days leading up to the trek. Quality rest is crucial for altitude adaptation. Educate on Altitude Sickness: Teach your child about the symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. Encourage them to communicate any discomfort immediately. Appropriate Clothing and Gear: Dress your child in layers to adjust to changing temperatures. Ensure they have appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy footwear. Positive Mindset: Foster a positive mindset. Encourage your child, and let them know it's okay to take breaks when needed. Medical Check-Up: Schedule a medical check-up before the trek to ensure your child is fit for high-altitude activities. Consult with a healthcare professional about any potential health concerns.

TTH takes special care to provide wholesome and nutritious food for children on treks. Here are some of the foods that are typically served for children:
Breakfast: For breakfast, TTH serves a variety of options like porridge, cornflakes, bread, butter, jam, honey, boiled eggs, omelettes, and pancakes. Children can choose from these options to fuel themselves for the day's trek.
Lunch: For lunch, TTH serves lunch which includes rotis, vegetables, rice, dal, and salad. The rotis are usually made fresh on the trek and are a good source of carbohydrates. The dal and vegetables provide protein and other essential nutrients.
Snacks: TTH provides healthy snacks like fresh fruits, dry fruits, energy bars, cookies, and biscuits to keep the children energized throughout the day.
Dinner: For dinner, TTH serves a hot and wholesome meal which includes soup, rice, dal, vegetables, and a non-vegetarian dish (if requested in advance). Children can also choose from a variety of desserts like custard, jelly, and fruit salad.
Dietary requirements: If a child has any special dietary requirements, TTH can cater to those needs as well. For example, if a child is lactose intolerant or allergic to nuts, the kitchen staff can make arrangements to accommodate those requirements.

Choosing the right trek for a beginner can be a bit overwhelming as there are many factors to consider such as distance, elevation gain, terrain difficulty, weather, and time of year. Here are some tips that can help you choose the right trek for a beginner:

1. Determine fitness level: Assess the fitness level of the beginner to understand their physical capabilities. This will help you select a trek that is challenging but not too difficult.

2. Choose a well-traveled trail: A well-traveled trail will have more amenities such as signposts, water stations, and shelter. It is also safer as there will be other hikers on the trail.

3. Consider the length of the trek: For beginners, it is recommended to start with a shorter trek that can be completed in a day or two. This will help them get acclimatized to trekking and build their confidence.

4. Look for gradual elevation gain: Choose a trek with a gradual elevation gain rather than steep ascents. This will make the trek easier and more enjoyable.

5. Check the weather: Check the weather forecast before selecting a trek. Avoid treks during the monsoon season or winter when the trails can be slippery or dangerous.

6. Research the trail: Read about the trail to get an idea of the terrain, altitude, and difficulty level. This will help you select a trek that is suitable for the beginner.

7. Consult with an expert: If you are unsure about which trek to choose, consult our trek expert Mr. Nitin (+91 70600 59773) between 10 AM to 6 PM (Tuesday - Friday). Mr. Nitin will provide you valuable advice and guidance.

Overall, it is important to choose a trek that is enjoyable, challenging but not too difficult, and suitable for the beginner's fitness level and experience.

It is not recommended for a beginner to choose a difficult Himalayan trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally challenging, especially if you are not used to the high altitude, steep slopes, and rugged terrain. Choosing a difficult trek without the proper experience, fitness level, and preparation can be dangerous and put you at risk of altitude sickness, injury, and other hazards.

If you are a beginner, it is recommended to start with an easier trek and gradually build up your skills and experience. This will help you understand the challenges of trekking in the Himalayas, and also prepare you physically and mentally for a more difficult trek in the future. It is also important to choose a trek that matches your fitness level, experience, and interest.

There is no specific age limit for a beginner trekker. However, it is important to consider your physical fitness, health condition, and personal interests before embarking on a trek. Trekking in the Himalayas can be physically and mentally demanding, and requires a certain level of physical fitness and endurance.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are above a certain age, it is recommended to consult with a doctor before embarking on a trek. It is also important to listen to your body and take breaks as needed during the trek to prevent exhaustion or injury.

We recommend visiting our "Suggest Me a Trek" page. By filling out the form, our experts will contact you with the best possible trek options based on your preferences and experience level. Alternatively, you can reach out to us via email at info@trekthehimalayas.com or give us a call using the numbers provided on our website for personalized assistance and recommendations.

Yes, you can join the trek. We have fixed departure groups where you can simply book your trek and we will take care of curating a group.

Before you start the trek, it is recommended that you make all the necessary phone calls as during the trek you may or may not receive network coverage, once you come back to the Base Camp, you can reconnect with your family via phone once again. You can share your trek coordinator contact detail with your family members to get the latest updates about your trek batch.

At TTH, we provide wholesome and nutritious meals during the trek. The food is vegetarian and includes a variety of dishes such as rice, dal, vegetables, chapati, paratha, pasta, noodles, and soup. We also offer snacks such as biscuits, and salty, and dry fruits during the trek. Special dietary requirements such as vegan, gluten-free, or Jain food can also be arranged if informed in advance.

If you are allergic to some foods, you need to let us know in advance so that we can make arrangements accordingly.

TTH is a trekking company that prioritizes the safety of all its participants, including women trekkers. They have a comprehensive safety system in place, which includes a dedicated team of experienced and trained trek leaders and support staff who are equipped to handle emergency situations and provide first aid.

TTH also takes specific measures to ensure the safety and comfort of women trekkers. They have a separate tent accommodation for women trekkers, female trek leaders, and support staff. They also provide separate toilet facilities for women and encourage a safe and respectful environment for all trekkers.

Moreover, TTH has a strict policy against any kind of harassment and has a zero-tolerance policy towards such incidents. They have a designated Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) to investigate and address any complaints related to harassment or misconduct. Overall, TTH has a good reputation for safety and responsible trekking practices, and women can feel comfortable and safe while trekking with them.

In case you are the only women in the group, we provide a single sleeping arrangement. Also, during the trek, the trek leader will always remain by your side to provide optimum safety and reassurance.

You can reach out to the trek coordinator to inquire about the number of female trekkers and their respective states who have booked the trek. Please note that the trek coordinator cannot disclose personal details of any trekker. Once you've confirmed your booking, a WhatsApp Group will be created for all the trekkers in your batch. This allows you to connect with fellow trekkers before the trek begins.

While many of our treks are led by female trek leaders, however, it is not possible to know which trek leader is assigned to which group. But nonetheless, whether the trek leader is male or female you can be completely assured of your safety and security with us.

Yes, it is possible to trek with periods. However, it is important to take some extra precautions and preparations to ensure a comfortable and safe trekking experience.

Here are some tips that can help you trek during your period:

1. Use menstrual hygiene products that you are comfortable with, such as tampons, pads, or menstrual cups. It is recommended to carry enough supplies for the entire duration of the trek.

2. Pack wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and plastic bags to dispose of used hygiene products.

3. Wear comfortable and breathable clothing that allows for easy movement and reduces friction. Avoid wearing tight or restrictive clothing that can cause discomfort.

4. Carry pain relief medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, in case of menstrual cramps.

5. Stay hydrated and maintain a balanced diet to support your energy levels and overall health.

6. Take breaks as needed and listen to your body. If you feel uncomfortable or experience any unusual symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.

It is also recommended to consult with a doctor before going on a trek during your period, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition or are taking medication. By taking necessary precautions and being prepared, you can have a safe and comfortable trekking experience even during your period.

We provide proper disposal facilities for sanitary pad disposal during the trek.

We offer three person tents with twin-sharing for optimum comfort. A woman trekker will share a tent with another woman trekker and if you are the only woman in the group, you will be given a single accommodation for your comfort and privacy.

Yes, we do provide gears on rent. You can book it using you TTH account directly.

Mountaineering qualified Experienced and first aid certified Trek Leader, First Aid Certify local guide, Cook, helpers and supporting staff.

People suffering from Bronchitis, Asthma, High blood pressure, Epilepsy (got faints), TB , Heart problem or on higher BMI side are strictly not allowed to go on any Himalayan trek. Apart from this if you had any medical history, please let us know.

No. Alcohol and smocking isn’t allowed while on trek. It is totally misconception that it will keep you warm. Your body need to acclimatize properly and for that eat properly and drink enough water; these things will keep you warm.

Toilet tents provide a convenient solution for answering nature's call in the great outdoors. Dry toilets, in particular, offer a highly sanitary approach. By digging a pit and utilizing mud and a shovel, you can easily cover up your waste. This method ensures cleanliness and hygiene while camping or exploring in the forest. 

Remember to pack essential toiletries to complete your outdoor bathroom kit and maintain proper personal hygiene during your adventures. With these practices in place, you can enjoy nature while also respecting it.

Layer Up From Head To Toe
Eat Full Meals, never sleep empty stomach
You can keep warmee (if you’re more susceptible to cold).
Use sleeping bag in right way and don’t leave free space in sleeping bag.

For upper body
– Thermal layer
– T-shirt (full-sleeves)
– Fleece T-shirt (for extreme colds)
– Fleece layer
– Thick Jacket/Down Jacket
– Waterproof or Windproof layer (outermost layer, when it is snowing or raining)
- For Lower Body
– Thermal layer
– Hiking pants (normal) or Winter hiking pants

Based on how warm you feel you can skip any of the above layers. Your outer later should be windproof since it is windy at high altitude.
The idea behind layering is that the more insulation you have the less cold you feel, and instead of wearing a very thick jacket if you wear multiple layers, your body will be better insulated against the cold.

Yes, we provide micro spikes and gaiters, if required.

Mandatory documents: 2 xerox of ID having address (addhar card/driving license), 2 Passport size photographs, hard copy Medical form signed & sealed by doctor, disclaimer form sign by trekker and high altitude insurance.

No. We don’t but we can suggest you good hotel/Stay nearby pick up location.

Yes, trekker must carry 2 water bottles 1 litre each so they can refill it at campsite for drinking and keep themselves hydrate.

You should buy shoes which has these three features –Good grip, Ankle Support and additional water resistant layers. Generally, we advise Quechua Trek 100, MH 500 and MH 100.

No one is forced to go on. There is always enough staff to split the party according to need and regroup later at the camp. Most people have no trouble reaching the highest campsite. If some members decide not to climb the final distance they can wait for the climbers to come back down the same way or take a lateral path to the descent route.

The best time to do Goechala is from April to Mid May, during Spring and Summer and October in autumns. This region also get fair share of rains so it's advisable if you're planning for Trek then pack your rain gears as well.

No, Travel cost is not included in the package.

Goechala Trek is one of the difficult Trek so physical fitness and past trekking experience helps a lot. 

If beginner can fulfil minimum fitness criteria like cover 5 km distance within 30 minute and don't have any chronic diseases then they can plan for Goechala Trek, for Experienced Trekkers, its recommended that they work on their fitness so that they can complete this trek easily. 

Foreigners are allowed for Goechala Trek except for Citizens of China, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.

Yes, There is.

1. Inner line permit  Paper: Foreigners will need an Inner Line Permit (ILP) and  it is easy to get while entering in Sikkim from nearest Check post. To get it, Foreigner must have valid passport and visa for verification and printed copies for submission  

2. Goechala Trek Permit: Foreign National will need Foreigner Trek permit for Goechala Trek. The permit is issued in Gangtok and cannot be processed in advance, so participant need to come yuskom one day early on their own to complete the formalities.

The charge for obtaining the Foreigner Trek permit is 2000/- INR per person. Pay the amount to TTH representative and we shall arrange the permit. Additional cost for extra day accommodation in Yuksom, and travelling charge is not included in the trek cost.

Yes, it is correct. We have to arrange permission for Foreign National from Gangtok office and it is not possible if foreigner reach with group so to get permission part done, they have to reach one day early and submit all documents with permission charges to our Trek Leader so that we can arrange permission without any delay.

NJP Railway Station Parking at 10 AM.

Tata sumo and bolero kind of vehicles for travelling.

It is recommended to do the Goechala Trek with a certified guide or trekking agency for safety reasons, but it is possible to do it solo if you have previous trekking experience and the necessary equipment and permits.

The distance covered on the Goechala Trek is approximately 90-100 kilometers (56-62 miles), depending on the route taken.