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Sikkim Goecha La

A classic trek in Sikkim in the Eastern Himalaya with views of Kanchenjunga the third highest mountain in the world.

Your journey starts by visiting the old British Raj hill station of Darjeeling followed by a classic eight day trek in Sikkim. This state of India is famous for its large variety of flora especially its orchids of which they are over 600 species. At the beginning of this beautiful trek you walk through sub-tropical forests and pasturelands of grazing yaks and then enter the pristine high alpine at higher altitudes.

The highest Camp on the trek is next to the sacred Samiti Lake, and the next morning we start early for the trek to the Goecha La pass opposite the immense eastern flank of Mt Kanchenjunga. There are many other impressive mountains seen on this trek including Kabru, Rathong and Pandim. After the trek we visit the hill station of Kalimpong staying at the historical Himalayan Hotel. In Kalimpong you have the chance to visit a Buddhist monastery and orchid nursery or just to relax in the gardens of the hotel with a cup of tea enjoying views of Kanchenjunga.

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Trip Details

  • Destination: India
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 15 days from Delhi
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 4 people
  • Cost: 2019 - £1,595 (US$2,150 or €1,835) from Delhi 2020 - £1,595 (US$2,150 or €1,835) from Delhi
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Price includes:

  • All transfers including airport collections
  • Twin share room at Ashok Country Resort in Delhi, Traveller’s Inn in Darjeeling, Himalayan Hotel in Kalimpong and Hotel Tashiding in Yuksom
  • Breakfast only at hotels in Delhi, Darjeeling and Kalimpong, all meals included while on trek
  • Twin share tents while on trek
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, tents, guide, ponies (or yaks) and cook
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Delhi
  • Internal flight to/from Bagdogra and Delhi
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • India tourist visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Delhi, Darjeeling and Kalimpong
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Demanding

Trip Grade Demanding

Suitability:  a good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required.

1) Walking times: average 6 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 14 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky sections. There may be significant amount of ascent and descent.

4) Remoteness: often in more remote areas and normally a longer distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • April 7th to 21st 2019
  • October 6th to 20th 2019

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive Delhi 
  • Day 2Fly to Bagdogra, drive to Darjeeling 
  • Day 3Sightseeing in Darjeeling 
  • Day 4Drive to Yuksom (1,770m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Tshoka (3,050m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Phidang (3,650m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Dzongri (3,990m) 
  • Day 8Day walk from Dzongri 
  • Day 9Trek to Onglathang (4,000m) 
  • Day 10Trek to Goecha la (4,940m) and back to Thangsing 
  • Day 11Trek to Tshoka (3,050m) 
  • Day 12Trek to Yuksom (1,770m) 
  • Day 13Drive to Kalimpong 
  • Day 14Drive to Bagdogra and fly back to Delhi 
  • Day 15Sightseeing and fly back home 
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