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Kanchenjunga Gochela Trek

19 Nights & 20 Days

Overview

One of the most magnificent treks of the subcontinent, this one requires reasonable amount of fitness and a dire love for the outdoors and the mountains. It is best to do it in Oct-Nov or March-April, when there is little chance of the rains. Towering snow covered peaks, sprawling meadows and interactions with locals along the way are the highlight of this trek. The trek challenges the most seasoned of travellers, so it recommended to gauge your fitness first.

Top Places

Delhi | Bagdogra – Darjeeling | Yuksom | Bakhim | Tshoka | Dzongri | Thangsing | Laxmipokhori –Thangsing | Thangsing to Samiti Lake | Goechela – Thangshing | Tshoka | Yuksom | Tashiding | Pelling | Pemayangtse – Gangtok | Gangtok – Bagdogra | Delhi

Highlights

Jama Masjid | Red Fort | Humayun’s Tomb | Qutab Minar | Ghoom Monastery | Tibetan Refugee Centre | Happy Valley Tea Garden | Jamathang – Plateau | Tashiding Monastery | Rumtek Monastery



Delhi / Day 01 - 02

On arrival in Delhi you will be greeted and escorted by Indo Asia Tours executive to your hotel. After breakfast visit Red Fort – the 17th century imposing fortress, the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque where more than 20,000 people can kneel in prayer and Raj Ghat -Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial. In the afternoon visit New […]
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Bagdogra – Darjeeling / Day 03 - 04

After breakfast take the flight to Bagdogra. On arrival continue driving to Darjeeling.  It is 90 Kms in distance and will take around 04 hrs driving time. Early morning excursion to Tiger Hill and Ghoom Monastery. The distance from Darjeeling to Tiger Hill is 15 kms and is an hours drive. On a clear one […]
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Yuksom / Day 05

Transfer by coach/car/jeep to Yuksom. This drive takes about 8 hrs. Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim where the first King of Sikkim was crowned in the year 1641. We either camp in tents or in Trekker’s hut (alt approx 1900 mtrs).
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Bakhim / Day 06

The 1st day of Trek, Yuksom to Bakhim – 07 hrs, includes one-hour lunch stop. We walk up hill following the Rathang River gorge, through dense mixed jungle with Magnolias Rhododendrons, ferns and many different varieties of orchids, brightly colored birds and occasional monkeys. The 1st days Trek ends at Bakhim forest Bungalow (alt approx […]
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Tshoka / Day 07

This trek will be a very short trek and we halt in this place for acclimatization.
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Dzongri / Day 08

Trek Tshoka to Dzongri – 07 hrs including one-hour lunch stop. We walk uphill passing through the last villages of Tshoka. Tshoka is a village for Tibetan Refugees, built specially for them in the year 1965. We pass through Tshoka and walk further uphill to Phithang the lunch stop. After lunch we climb further to […]
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Thangsing / Day 09

This walk will take around 05 to 06 hrs including lunch at the river bank. During the walk, one can see the beautiful view of the Mt. Kanchendzonga range. (alt approx 3800 mtrs)
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Laxmipokhori –Thangsing / Day 10

This trek will take about 6 to 7 hrs including lunch. During the walk one will be passing through the beautiful bushes of Anthopougan. (alt apporox 3800 mtrs).
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Thangsing to Samiti Lake / Day 11

A very gentle leisurely stroll up to Prek Chu Valley amidst spectacular scenery majestic Pandim towers above us on our right and huge rock walls flanks the other side of the river. We pass ruined shrines, many walls inscribed with Tibetan prayers and Yak herder’s hut used only in summer. Crossing a small rise the […]
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Goechela – Thangshing / Day 12

An early start today that starts with some light climbing. The whole areas above Samiti Lake is called Jamathang – Plateau. We cross this under the shadow of Pandim and ascend the moraine to height of about 500 mtrs. When we rest above a frozen lake, which is dotted with snow, and ice pinnacles, we […]
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Tshoka / Day 13

Trek downhill from Thangshing to Tshoka which will take 06 to 07 hrs through the dense forest of Rhododendron and Silverfur. Tshoka is a small beautiful Tibetan village with about 10 to 15 houses. (alt. approx 2550 mtrs). Overnight at tents.
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Yuksom / Day 14

This downhill trek will take around 6 to 7 hrs including lunch. Overnight at trekkers hut or tents.
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Tashiding / Day 15

It is about 16 kms passing through small villages and terraced farm lands.
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Pelling / Day 16

Morning walk to Tashiding Monastery. This trek will take around 2 hrs including the time spent in the monastery. This Monastery is believed to be the most sacred Monastery in Sikkim. The Great Guru Padmasambhava the founder of Lamaism is said to have stayed there for sometime of his meditation. Every year in the month […]
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Pemayangtse – Gangtok / Day 17

Drive from Pemayangtse to Gangtok. It is about 130 kms in distance and will take about 6 hrs drive. This day we will drive through Ravangla. In Ravangla one can visit the Bon – Pa Monastery, which is the only Bon – Pa Monastery in Sikkim.
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Gangtok – Bagdogra / Day 18 - 19

Morning excursion to Rumtek Monastery. After lunch half day city tour of Gangtok visiting The Enchey Monastery, the Local Handicraft Centre, The Institute of Tibetology and the Flower Show. Transfer from Gangtok to Bagdogra Airport. It is 120 kms in distance and will take about 5 hrs.
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Delhi / Day 20

In time transfer to the airport and connect flight for onward journey
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