Planning on making a last minute trip to Sikkim (always wanted to go) and it seems the goechala trek is the one to do. Not sure if you need a guide, but open to with or without, just need to plan! Prefer to not hike in a herd, a few partners is ideal. I like to trek at a leisurely pace to smell the Rhododendron and take pictures. I’m even open to sitting tight a little longer if the views are great to soak it in.

Anyways, this is my third attempt at posting this, so I’m going to leave it at that for now.



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  1. Hi Peter,
    I might be interested. Are you still planning the trip?
    Your description about you wanna hike sounds like me. Could be a good match.
    Let me know if you are still interested in the trip so we can get in touch 😉

    Regards Kristin

    • Hey Kristin. Yeah, it’s still on my radar. I’ve been doing some research and it looks like you need two foreigners to do anything in Sikkim! If you want to do a tour in Lachen/Lachung or if you want to do the Goechala trek!

      I would roughly have 3 weeks to fit in what I would want to do. The first week for me it would be ideal to spend time in Gangtok/Nortn-Sikkim to climatize and adjust to the time zone change. And the last 10 days or so to trek. Where would you be around April 10th?

  2. Hi Peter.
    Haven’t red sth about that you need a guide to go in this area. I just asked a friend of mine – he is a mountain guide in Nepal. Let’s see what he will say.
    I would prefer to start April 11 in Germany, fly to India and climatize a bit and start the trek. Our plans could fit.

    Kind regards