How difficult is Goechala Trek?
Although the level of difficulty is a relative estimation, yet the Goechala trek happens to be a moderately difficult trek. The trek initially offers the travelers a moderate terrain, which later gets transformed into a steep trail as one continues to achieve heights.
How to reach Goecha La?
How To Reach Goechala?
- By Flight. The nearest airport to Yuksom is Bagdogra. Bagdogra is Siliguri’s airport.
- By Train. You will arrive at NJP, which is the station area of Siliguri.
- By Bus. If flights are too costly and trains are crowded, you can fly to Kolkata and catch a bus to Siliguri.
How many days Goechala trek?
On this trek, you cover 65.7 km in 10 days. And that too with a considerable ascent. Here, although the trails are well-laid, the altitude gain and long days put your endurance to test. Finally, my favourite memory of the treks begin with waking up at 1 am for View Point 1.
Can beginners do Goechala Trek?
Goecha La Trek is a moderate to difficult trek. Due to the trekking distance of around 90km, it takes about 10-11 days of trekking on high altitudes. However, if you have hired a Goechala Trek Guide, then you can also have an amazing trekking experience here as a beginner.
Why is Goechala famous?
Goechala is a rare “high” altitude trail among the treks in Sikkim that takes you close to the world’s 3rd highest mountain. It is famous for its grand view of mount Kanchenjunga and other high Himalayan peaks.
What is Goechala famous for?
Is Goechala trek for beginners?
Goechala trek route starts from Yuksom West Sikkim. So, your first responsibility is to reach Yuksom one day before the trek begins on foot. Yuksom is a town in west Sikkim….Fitness required for Goechala Trek.
|16.5 – 18.5||Underweight|
|25 – 30||Overweight|
Is there snow in Goechala Trek?
Goechala trek in April With possibilities of snowfall, April is one of the very few times in the year where trekkers can enjoy snow as well as trek easily up to Goecha La. This is also the month when many rare and exotic flowers bloom in the valley, setting the trekking trails alight with bright colours.
Can I see Kanchenjunga from yuksom?
Landscape view from Yuksom Sikkim Yuksom is a gateway to Kanchenjunga National Park; hence it is quite popular among trekkers. At Kanchenjunga National Park one can choose from many treks available; Tashding, Dzongri and Goechala are the popular ones.
Can Goechala trek be done alone?
Hi Suman, it’s possible to do the Goechala trek solo. You will need your own camping gear and food though. You can easily find guides in Yuksom for this.
How do I get to Stok Kangri?
Your trekking to Stok Kangri begins with the arrival to Leh. You can easily reach Leh once you come to Delhi. You can reach Leh from Delhi either through a flight or through the road. Taking the flight is a better option as you would be saving a lot on time and energy.