Goechela Trek (Kanchenjunga) (12 Days )
Day 1: Arrival at New Delhi.
Assistance upon arrival and transfer to a hotel. Depending upon your flight schedule, we will arrange the local city tour of Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: New Delhi – Gangtok (Flight)
Early breakfast and transfer to the domestic airport to board a flight to Bagdogra. Assistance upon arrival at Bagdogra. Continue your journey to Gangtok by road through the picturesque landscape accompanied by the Testa river. On arrival at Gangtok, check into your hotel and evening free time in Gangtok. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Gangtok
After breakfast, you go for a full day city tour. Lunch in the town and continue with your city tour. Visit the capital and other interesting places of Gangtok. Drive back to the hotel. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Gangtok - Pemayangtse (125 Km | 4 Hours)
After breakfast, drive to Pemayangtse monastery. On arrival, check into your hotel and evening at leisure to enjoy time around the valley. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Pemayangtse Monastery
After breakfast, you go for a full day sightseeing. Visit the second oldest monastery of Sikkim built in 1705 and Sangachoeling monastery. Evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Pemayangtse - Yuksum (40 km | 1.30 Hours)
After breakfast, drive to Yuksum via Rimbik. Yuksum is the oldest capital of Sikkim. It was consecrated in 1642 AD. It is set amidst the beautiful backdrop. Night in a hut or tent.
Day 7: Yuksum - Tsokha
The first day of the trek will take you through dense verdant semi-tropical forests occasionally crossed by crystal clear rivulets and cascading waterfalls up to Priag Chu. After an hour's climb, we will reach Tsokha, the small Tibetan hamlet where you first glimpse the mountains. Night in a hut or tent.
Day 8: Tsokha - Dzongri
A gradual uphill walk leads through fascinating rhododendron forests running riot with colors. Further uphill from Phedang, Dzongri commands a panoramic view of the snow-capped peaks. Night in a trekker's hut or tent.
Day 9: Dzongri
Best campsite to venture out in a cold environment where one can have a spectacular view of the mountains, including Kanchenjunga and Pandin.
Day 10: Dzongri – Thangsing
Today, we cross a distance of about 6 km and reach the massive mountains. Overnight stay in a trekker's hut or camp.
Day 11: Thangsing to Samithi
Short walk to the base of Goechela. Stay in a tent of the lodge.
Day 12: Samithi to Goechela and back to Thangsing
This is the highest point of the trek. The Kanchenjunga appears to be enormously close from here. After viewing the panorama of the third highest mountain, back to Thangsing.
Day 13: Thangshing - Tsokha
Same way back. Overnight stay in a hut or tent.
Day 14: Tsokha to Yuksum
Overnight stay in a tent or hut.
Day 15: Yuksum to Pemayangtse
Drive to Pemayangtse through the scenic landscape. Spend the night in a hotel or lodge.
Day 16: Pemayangtse - Delhi
After breakfast drive to Bagdogra to board a flight to New Delhi. Assistance upon arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 17: Delhi-Agra-Delhi
After breakfast, drive to Agra and visit Red fort at Agra and Taj Mahal. Evening drive back to New Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 18: Transfer to New Delhi Airport
Transfer to the international airport, flight to the onward destination.