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Trip Fact

Trip Duration 18 Days
Destination India
Trip Grade Gentle

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 is 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.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff & transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu free.
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Bhadrapur by flight then transfer to Kakarbhitta then drive to Darjeeling & transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 04: In Darjeeling. Sightseeing in Darjeeling. Visit the tea gardens and the market. O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 05: 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 06: 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 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 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 09: 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 17: Kathmandu Free.
  • Day 18: Last Minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.
  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Jeep, Hiace and Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • Full day 4/5 hours sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide & temple entry fees. (As Per the itineraries in Kathmandu & Darjeeling)
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 3 nights at Darjeeling at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All three major meals B/L/D (provide continental food)and accommodation in tented camp (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • 1 Professional equipped English speaking trekking guide, 1 special trekking Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa and Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 25 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit & National Park permits Fees.
  • Air Ticket: KTM/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu & Airport taxes.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All Official taxes and service charge.
  • Personal transportation except above programs. 
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Darjeeling.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country. 
  • Nepal entry, re entry visa fees and India visa fees & airport departure taxes. 
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crew.

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Jeep, Hiace and Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • Full day 4/5 hours sightseeing with professional English speaking tour guide & temple entry fees. (As Per the itineraries in Kathmandu & Darjeeling)
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 3 nights at Darjeeling at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All three major meals B/L/D (provide continental food)and accommodation in tented camp (twin sharing North Face tent or, normal trekking tent, dining tent, toilet tent, Kitchen tent, staff tent, Table, chairs and Kitchen utensil etc.).
  • 1 Professional equipped English speaking trekking guide, 1 special trekking Cook, Kitchen boys, necessary Sherpa and Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 25 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Trekking Permit & National Park permits Fees.
  • Air Ticket: KTM/Bhadrapur/Kathmandu & Airport taxes.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All Official taxes and service charge.
  • Personal transportation except above programs. 
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Darjeeling.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: to & from your country. 
  • Nepal entry, re entry visa fees and India visa fees & airport departure taxes. 
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crew.

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