Goecha-La / Dzongri Trek (The Khangchendzonga Trek)

Hey everyone,

I’m planning to do to the Goecha-La Trek, which apparently is a breathtaking 8 day trek from Yuksom to Goecha-La Pass with stunning views of Mt Kachenjunga (the highest peak in India and 3rd highest Mountain in the world) – page ref 556 – 557 Lonely Planet India

Depending on timing, weather and interest I may opt for the shorter 5 day Dzongri Trek which is the same trek but does not go all the way to Goecha-La Pass.

Proposed date of trip is to leave from Yuksom on 17 October 2014. I can start one day earlier or start a day later, so have some flexibility.

I’m travelling solo in Sikkim and this trek requires a Restricted Area Permit (different to the Sikkim Entry Permit) which requires a minimum of 2 people. Most tour companies also will only take you on board as a minimum of 2.

I’ll be contacting all the tour companies in Gangtok today to check their availabilities and if they have any bookings already. So if you are interested in joining as a trekker, get in touch and I’ll pass on their details to you.

Please let me know if you are interested (either as a trekker or a guide) by Wednesday 15 October 2014 5pm as I will be most likely signing up to a trek regardless on 16 October 2014 by 12pm.

Look forward to hearing from you. Can’t wait to see Sikkim!





0 replies