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Goechala Trek Package

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Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days

Destination Covered : Yuksom

Tour Activities : Hill Stations & Valleys, Lakes & Rivers, Trekking, Cycling

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Yuksom Tour Overview

In himalaya la means pass (a top of mountain which divides two valleys). Let me tell you something about this park-

Khangchendzonga National Park (previously named Kanchenjunga National Park) also Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve is a National Park and a Biosphere reserve located in Sikkim, India. It was inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list on July 17, 2016, becoming the first “Mixed Heritage” site of India.

The park gets its name from the mountain Kanchenjunga (alternative spelling Khangchendzonga) which is 8,586 metres (28,169 ft) tall, the third-highest peak in the world & so many 7000m plus peaks.

The total area of this park is 849.5 km2 (328.0 sq mi).

There are many glaciers in the park including the Zemu glacier. Animals like musk deer, snow leopard, Clouded Leopard and Himalayan tahr all make their home in this park.

About 550 species of birds are found inside the park including blood pheasant, satyr tragopan, osprey, Himalayan griffon,lammergeier, Tragopan pheasant, green pigeon, Tibetan snowcock, snow pigeon,impeyan pheasant, Asian emerald cuckoo, sunbird and eagle
Best time for Goechala trek bundle

In winter its become very difficult to reach even 2nd camp due to heavy snow. Throughout the winter the place receives heavy snow fall. So this trek only accesible in the month of April-May-June and sept-oct.

April may is considered the best time for this trek

Yuksom Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Bagdogra or NJP is the starting point of drive to the base camp yuksom. It’s a 7-8 hours scenic journey by taxi in the dense rain forest of north-east Himalaya. According to some trekkers these places looks like part of Maldives & bali. On the way you cross & drive along River Teesta. Today morning cab will pick u up around 5am. We will decide a common place meeting point.

Don’t forget to carry 2 passport size photographs & a copy of ID proof along with original ID proof for entry purpose. This trek share international border so foreigners need Inner Line Permit (ILP). One can obtain ILP a small town called melli. Ask your driver for this place. If you are arriving Bagdogra or NJP one day before then one can obtain ILP in NJP (New jalpaiguri) as well.

You will reach yuksom by 3pm. It’s a beautiful place. This place was declared frist capital of Sikkim in 1643 by Phuntsog Namgyal & it has a famous monestarty & some other beautiful places. Your trek lead will guide you for further breefing session & all.
Day 2
After having sumptuous breakfast start your trek to Bakhim which is located at an altitude of 2650m. Trek starts from upper yuksom which is 800 metres from the main market area. After crossing the forest check post trail starts and you enter in the beautiful Rathong River valley.

This trail is going through the dense forest, which has so many streams,falls & trek along stream Pha Khola. After croosing a cement bridge mentogong khola you will reach a place Sachen. Stop here for some time, refill your water bottles & haveb some energy bar. Depend on your timing you might have your lunch at this place.

After this point next stop will be at beautiful Bridge on Prekchu River. Till the bridge trail is gradual ups & down. After the bridge it’s a steep zig zag trail till the camp. On this trail don’t take short cuts. It can damage your knee or you might lost your trail. Always walk in a rhytm with baby steps. After 2 and half hour climb you will reach bat the beautiful campsite Bakhim. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 3
Start your morning with yoga & warm up exercises. Today is more about acclimatization. This morning your Trek Leader will take a session on tent pitching, dismental & some other survival techniques. After breakfast start your trek. Tshoka is just 1 hour climb from the camp.

We will leave our big sacks at tshoka camp & will continue for the further hight gain for better acclimatization with our small nap sack. Theres a old monastery & a small lake is there at Tshoka. When this place wasn’t National Park & world heritage sight. Monks use to live and grow crop here. Mount Pandim & Tenzing khang peak is visible from the camp. In clear weather sunrise & sunset is a treat to eyes.

After the monastery we again start our climb into the mysterious forest. We will come back to Tshoka Camp by lunch time. In the eve we will play interesting games & will go to bird watching.
Day 4
We wake up early because sunrise is so beautiful at this camp.We start our day again with Yoga and warm up exercises. It feels so nice when you get chance to perform yoga in these type of location.

After having delicious breakfast we start our trek to dzongri. It’s a 8km trek but it mostly uphill till Deorali top. Because theres no water source so fill your water bottle fully , carry atleast 2 litres of water. Trail is inside the dense jungle full of rhododendron & alpine trees. From first time this trail attract me a lot. This trail is very beautiful, trail looks like a green street. Movement of clouds & when fog comes this place looks like a magical place.

Trail is uphill with different-different kind of terrain. This trail gives hard time to the legs and knees. Trail is continue and you reach a small meadow open place Phedang. Phedang exactly is the mid part of the trek 4km from Tshoka. Take some rest here, if any one needs water, ask your guide. At phedang upside trail is going towards dzongri & on right side a narrow trails going inside the jungle towards Kokchurang. On that side theres a water source. Have some energy bars at this place, hydrate yourself & take some rest.

Take the trail uphill going towards Deoarali top. This climb will be continue till the Deorali. After 2 hour climb, you will reach at this lovely place. It’s a small meadow covered with rhododendron. After this place you entered in high altitude Himalaya. So many big huge mighty peaks visible on this trail. You will reach dzongri in 40 mins from this place.
Day 5
Toady morning first we will start our day with sunrise from Dzongri top. To reach Dzongri top takes 40 minutes from the campsite. This sunrise is one of the main attraction of this trek. You will get a 180 degree view of the peaks of the Singalila and Kanchenjunga ranges. The view of sunrising from behind the mountains and first rays falling on the Kanchenjunga first and to other snow clad peak is treat to eyes. Thansing todays camp can be seen from the top.

The trail descends upto Kockchurang and then climbs upto Thansing.Trail going towards kokchurang (a beautiful place located near river). The Prekchu river flows at the kokchurang. This place is use to be the lunch spot. Cross the bridge over the river and from the here, Thansingh is about next 45 minutes. Trail goes over rocks and boulders till you reach Thansingh.

Thansing is also a meadow. In this valley on both of side you can see snow clad peaks Mount Pandim & tenzing khang. The night is going to be cold here. Overnight stay in camps.
Day 6
Todays trek is very easy mostly flat terrain. It feels like you are walking in a big well maintained farm house. This is a beautiful & relaxing walk along the river with view of mighty mountains. There are so many small streams & bridges on the trail. It takes 2 and half hour to reach Lamuney.

After pitching tents & camp set up, we will start hike for samiti lake. Its very necessary to get acclimatize for the next day. There are very good chance of spotting blue sheep (mounytain goat) & very different beautiful blue colour of birds. After spending some time at the lake will come back to the camp. Today there will be early dinner because next day we are going to wake up at 2am.
Day 7
Today is the most challenging day of the trek as we wake up at 2am and have start trek by 3am in any condition. You have advantage that you will leave your ruck sacks at camp & will trek with small napsack. It takes max 2 and half hour to reach 1st view point. It depend on forest department & trekkers condition, if all good then we will proceed to view point 2, which is another 3 hours from 1st view point. Otherwise will come back from 1st view point itself.

At the 1st view point, you can see all major peaks of Kanchenjunga Range including Kanhecjunga in front of your eyes. 1st ray falls on mighty Kanchenjunga & then on other peaks.l

I saw flaming mountains first time at this point. It feels like all snow peaks on fire, due to dark orange colour of first sun rays. You will hear some big sound, sounds like someone dropped a bomb. These sound use to come from glaciers. When sun comes out due to cracks these sound generate by glaciers or because of avalanche.

After visiting these magical place, we will comw back to the camp lamuney. Our sumptuous food will be waiting for us. After it we start our trek to todays camp Kokchurang.
Day 8
The trail is through the dense forest and the gradient is with small ascends and descends. This jungle is full of rhododendron and so many other kind of trees. In this jungle there are more then 1500 types of birds. Don’t make noise, walk with out making any sound.

I am sure you will see so many surprising things. In this jungle every tree to stones are covered with layer of moss. Which makes it so beautiful and alive. While descending and it is advised to trek slow. This jungle ends you come out thsat old place Phedang. Overnight stay in camps at Tshoka.
Day 9
Retrace the same path from Tshoka to Yuksom. Its steep downhill for first 3 and half km. Again advice to you that don’t take short cuts because it gonna take your knees. Walk step by step in zig zag motion to avoid pressure & pain in your knee.

Its downhill till the Prek Bridge. After the bnridge its 5 hour trek with ascends and descends. Take a quick halt at Sachen. The last section has a few ascends before you reach Yuksom. This is the last day of the trek. Overnight stay at a hotel in Yuksom. The trip ends here. Plan for your return journey the next day.
Day 10
Yuksom to bagdogra drive. Here your goechala trek package finishes

More Details about Yuksom Tour

Inclusions

  • Hotel
  • Food according to menu on the trip (beginning with Dinner on Day 1 till Breakfast on Day 9)
  • Woods Permits/Camping Charges (Upto the sum charged for Indian nationals)
  • Tents on twin sharing premise, Sleeping bag, mats
  • Miniature spikes, and Gaiters, as required
  • Experienced Trek guide, cook, assistants
  • porters and muels for carrying common stuff
  • Mountaineering course ensured Trek Leader with First Aid confirmation
  • 2 Nights Dormitory/Guest House Stay in yuksom

Exclusions

  • Meals during road journeys,if any
  • Meals duiring guest house stay (except the meals mentioned in Inclusions section)
  • Cost of any kind of travel insurance
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Any expense not specified in the inclusion list.

Payments Terms

  • * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount

Minimum essentials for trekking in Goechala trek

  • 1.Traveling shoes: You will require trekking shoes with great grip.. Sports shoes won’t be sufficiently agreeable.
  • Rucksack (40-60 liters): A rucksack with strong ties and a supporting edge.
  • Assuming that you are going for the Roopkund journey in May, be ready to stroll on snow. Here, miniature spikes prove to be useful and these will be given by us.
  • CLOTHES
  • 2.Garments
  • On a trip, convey less garments than you would regularly require. Try not to pack for ‘imagine a scenario where circumstances’. That will just add to the heaviness of your rucksack and not be utilized on the journey. When your garments get ready on a trip, you won’t want to change. Simply keep up with individual cleanliness.
  • 3.Three warm layers: Starting from Pathar Nachauni campground, you experience sudden temp change down particularly in the periods of September and October. You will require somewhere around three warm layers (one basy layerand two lights layers like down jacket and woolen or flees full sleve) for this trek.
  • 4.Three hiking pants: One can be regular sports outfit and a pair of trek pants. you can keep one extra pair on the off chance that the first gets wet. Wear one sets and convey one sets. Denim/pants and shorts are not appropriate for journeying.
  • Three cotton shirts: Carry light, full sleeved shirts that forestall sun related burns on the neck and arms. Let one of these be a dri-fit shirt. It will dry rapidly on the off chance that you are traveling on a blustery day.
  • A typical slip-up that travelers make isn’t changing their shirts regularly enough. Not withstanding the way in which cold it is, the body will in general perspiration a great deal. Travelers who don’t change to new garments in the wake of arriving at the campground become sick because of wet garments and can feel unfit to finish their journey.
  • 5.Thermals (Optional): Those who are more vulnerable to cold can convey thermals to wear around evening time.
  • ACCESORIES
  • 6.Shades: Sunglasses are for snow area. At high altitude radition is high so u need 100% uv proof sunglasses. These are more significant in May and early June. There may be snow at the upper campgrounds no matter what the season. So convey a couple of shades.
  • 7.Suncap: The sun is extraordinary at higher heights and a sun cap is significant to protect your face and neck from sun related burns.
  • 8.Engineered hand gloves: One sets of downy or woolen hand gloves. One sets of water evidence gloves. (or 1 water proof snow gloves)
  • 9.Balaclava: You might utilize woolen scarves rather also.
  • 10.Socks (2 sets): Apart from two cotton socks, you can take a couple of woolen socks for the evening.
  • 11.Headlamp/LED light: Mandatory
  • 12.Trek pole (on personal choice)
  • 13.Rain coats: At high alti, snowfall and downpour are very normal and consequently it’s obligatory to convey a rain coat with the goal that you don’t get wet.
  • OTHERS
  • 14.Daypack (20 liters): If you are offloading your knapsack, you will require a day sack (small bag) to convey water, clinical unit and a few light tidbits.
  • 15.Toiletries: Sunscreen, cream, light towel, lip analgesic, bathroom tissue, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitiser. Try not to convey moist disposable tissue since these are not biodegradable. In the event that you in all actuality do end up utilizing moist disposable clothes to tidy up after a trip, ensure you carry them back with you.
  • Similar holds for utilized clean napkins. Convey a zip lock sack to put utilized wet tissues and napkins. Carry this ziplock pack back with you to the city and don’t throw wet tissues and clean napkins in the mountains.
  • 16.Cutlery: Carry a spoon, espresso cup and a lunch box. We demand adventurers getting their own cutlery for cleanliness reasons.
  • 17.Two water bottles: 1 liter each
  • Plastic covers (poly bags): utilize plastic sacks to compartmentalize things and convey not many additional plastic packs for wet garments.
  • 18.Personal Medical Kit
  • Diamox – 10 tablets (to AMS)
  • Dexmathasone-one strip
  • Nifedipine-5 tablets
  • Crocin – 6 tablets (fever)
  • Avomine – 4 tablets (movement affliction)
  • Avil 25mg – 4 tablets (sensitivities)
  • Combiflam – 4 tablets (Pain executioner)
  • Norflox TZ and Lomofen-6 tablets every (the runs)
  • Digene – 10 tablets (causticity)
  • Omez/Rantadine – 10 tablets (acid neutralizers)
  • Crepe gauze – 3 to 5 meters
  • Dressing – 1 little roll
  • Bandage – 10 strips
  • Cotton – 1 little roll
  • ORS – 10 parcels
  • Betadine or any germicide cream
  • Moov splash (throbs, and injuries)
  • Knee cap, assuming that you are inclined to knee injury
  • Hostile to contagious powder

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Standard Cancellation Policy when you drop a trip:
  • 1. Undoing 30 days before the beginning date of the trip – Get a money discount with 15% scratch-off charges.
  • 2. Undoing between 30 days and 20 days before the beginning date of the trip – Get a money discount with half scratch-off charges OR, to stay away from the dropping charges, get 80% of your journey expense back.
  • 3. Scratch-off under 20 days before the beginning date of the trip – No money discount, get half of your journey charges back in an Indiahikes Trek Voucher.
  • 4. Undoing on the beginning day of the trip, or no show on the beginning day of the journey – Unfortunately, no discount or voucher.
  • Significant Note 1: The Trek Insurance sum isn’t refundable assuming the trip is dropped during the most recent 6 days before the beginning of the journey. In any remaining cases, the Trek Insurance sum is discounted alongside the trip charge.
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