Kanchanjunga Trek - Goechala is also known as Kanchanjunga Trek, Trek to Dzongri, Trek to Goechala, Trek from Yuksom to Goechala. This is One of the most popular trekking route in West Sikkim region, it offers almost everything making it a trekkers delight. Sunrise view over Kanchendzonga range from Tiger Hills, Dzongri Top and Goechala is most popular among the tourist. Trek through bamboo bushes and rhododendron forest make it very beautifull. Enchanting panoramic view of some of the highest mountain peak of world like Kanchendzonga, Pandim etc.
Day 1: Arrive Kolkata
Arrive Kolkata and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Kolkata - Bagdogra - Darjeeling
Fly to Bagdogra and drive 90 km to Darjeeling (2134 mt); the famous tea state of India. Rest of the day free at leisure.
Day 3: Darjeeling
Very early morning proceed for excursion to Tiger Hill to witness the Sun rise over Mt. Kanchendzonga Range of mountains. Return to Darjeeling visiting Ghoom Monastery enroute. Enjoy Toy Train ride (now a World Heritage entity). Afternoon sightseeing of Darjeeling.
Day 4: Darjeeling - Pemayangtse - Yuksum
Drive to Pemayangtse. Visit Pemayangtse Monastery. Later drive to Yuksum (1780 mt) – The oldest capital of Sikkim. Yuksum is the base for Dzongri Trek. Overnight stay in hotel / camp.
Day 5: Yuksum - Bakhim
Start the first day trek to reach Bakhim (3005 m). Its an uphill trek though dense bamboo bushes and forest. The trek crosses numerous streams enroute.
Day 6: Bakhim - Tsoka - Dzongri
Trek to Dzongri (4030 m) along a well marked track through thick Rhododendron forest, bamboo bushes. The trek is gradual climb for most part. Dzongri offers fantastic view of Kanchendzonga range of mountains and Mt. Pandim. Overnight stay in trekkers hut / camp.
Day 7: Dzongri - Thansing
Trek to Thansing (3800 m). You can have fantastic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru etc. from the Dzongri Pass. The trek is steep descent in the beginning and gentle ascent till Thansing. The trek passes through Rhododendron bushes. Overnight stay in trekkers hut / camp.
Day 8: Thansing - Lamuney
Today it is a short trek around 4kms. Camping is not allowed after this place due to some religious reason. Lamuney is in the base of Pendim peak.
Day 9: Lamuney - Samiti Lake - Gochala - Samiti Lake - Lamuney
Today early morning trek to Goechal from where you will get a sunrise view of Kanchandjonga peak. After exploring the area you will be trek down to Samiti Lake and back to Lamuney. Samiti lake (4200 m). Samiti is a small lake of crystal clear water and the lake is considered sacred by locals. Trek to Gochala (5000 mt) via Zemathang sand table. The trek passes over boulder and screes with steep ascent to a small pass. After spending some time at Gochala, return to Namuni for overnight stay.
Day 10: Lamuney - Thansing - Kokchurong
Trek back to Kokchurong via Thansingh. Overnight at tent.
Day 11: Kokchurong - Tsoka
Trek to reach Tsoka (3710 mt). The trek is gradula descent through thick Rhododendron and bamboo bushes.
Day 12: Tsoka - Yuksum
Trek back to to reach the Yuksum via Bakhim. (End of Trekking).
Day 13: Yuksum - Gangtok
Drive to Gangtok (1810 m). The present day capital of Sikkim.
Day 14: Gangtok
Excursion to Rumtek Monastery. Afternoon sightseeing of Gangtok. Visit Tibetology Research Institute, Orchid Sanctuary, Do-drul Chorten and Enchhey Monastery.
Day 15: Gangtok - Bagdogra - Kolkata
Transfer to Bagdogra airport. Arrive Calcutta and transfer to hotel. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 16: Depart Kolkata
Proceed for half day city tour of Kolkata. Afternoon free, evening transfer to international airport to board flight for onward destination.