Mountain Monks

DZONGRI – GOECHALA TREK @ INR 12500

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Batch 1 – > 15th April 2017
Batch 2 – >24th April 2017
Batch 3 – >3rd May 2017
Batch 4 – >15th May 2017
Batch 5 – >28th May 2017
Batch -5 -> 30th September 2017
Batch 6 – > 13th October 2017
Batch 7 – > 25th October 2017

 

Altitude :  4940 metres
TREK LEVEL :  MODERATE – DIFFICULT
Days :  8-9 Days
Goechala trek is an admired trek which will add cherishable memories.The biggest reason to do the Goechala trek is the grand views of big mountains that you see. You don’t just see one summit — the Kanchenjunga. But 14 other big summits. That’s a lot for any trek — especially as close to the eyes as on the Goechala trek. It is no wonder trekkers consider Goechala to be the closest to the big mountain treks of Nepal.

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Our Batches  25th April – 3rd June
–   15th September – 3rd November

Drive from NJP/Bagdogra to the basecamp – Yuksom

begin with the enthrallment of this wonderful trek by catching the remarkable views of the Himalayas while driving from Bagdogra Airport/NJP to Yuksom. The drive will take you along the gushing Teesta River and continuing uphill, you will be crossing a bridge in Legship to reach Yuksom. Arriving in the town, check-in into a hotel and retire for the day.

 

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Day 1:
 Yuksom to Sachen

Altitude: 5700 feet to 7200 feet

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Today will be first day of this remarkable trek! Waking up in the morning, start ascending uphill and follow the gorges of the Rathong River. Trekking through the lush thickets of magnolia, rhododendron and ferns, proceed towards the Paha Khola Bridge. On the way, relish a packed lunch and keep yourself energised for the rest of the trek; be prepared to spot exotic orchids, colourful flowers and monkeys along the hike! Arriving in Sachen, settle down into the campsite and call it a day.


Day 2:
 Sachen to Tshokha

Altitude: 7200 feet to 9650 feet

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The trek for the day will take you through the aromatic viburnum plantations, after which you will be crossing the Prek Chu River and hike uphill for around 2-3 hours to reach Bakhim. Hereafter, trekking upwards, you will finally reach Tshoka, the Tibetan refugee settlement; overnight stay will be in a camp.

 Day 3: Tshokha to Dzongri (180 degree panoromic view of the entire kanchenjunga range)

Altitude 9650 feet to 12980 feet,

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​For most trekkers this day is perhaps the highlight of the Goechala trail. Everyone looks forward to the trek this day..After a stiff climb for about 30 minutes, the trail evens out to a gradual climb. The trail changes to one paved over wooden logs.and finally to Deaorali top..After the trails become open  and windy..Watch for the view change between the Pandim ranges and the Kabru. An hour later the climb tops at a shrine with multitude of prayer flags. This is the highest point of the days trek at 13,080 feet.

 

Day 4: Dzongri to Thansing 

Altitude: 12980 feet to 12894 feet,

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The day starts with a climb to Dzongri top. Dzongri top i.e at 13681 feet, is the highest point from where you get the 180 degree panaromic view of the mighty peaks of the Singalila and Kanchenjunga ranges. Witness an inspiring sunrise and spend time watching the mountains changing colours in the sun rays. Spot Thansing, the destination for the day, Lamuney and Goechala peaks below you.

Day 5: Thansing to Lamuney 

Altitude: 12894 feet to 13693 feet

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The trek from Thansing to Lamuney is an easy one. Walk through the meadows heading closer to Goechala. The trek is inspiring because the mountains come closer and closer. The meadows tend to get rockier as you move ahead. The flat gradient suddenly gives way to an ascending trail and that’s the farthest you can camp. The ascending trail heads to Samiti lake where camping is no longer allowed.

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Excursion to Samiti lake 14100ft 45 mins moderate climb and back to Lamuney


Day 6:
 Lamuney to Goecha La  to Thansing
Altitude: 13693 feet to 16400 feet
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​This is the longest day of the trek and so start your day really early at 3 a.m to give you multiple advantages.

– A 3 a.m start ensures that you reach the first view point or the sunrise point right in time to see the first run rays hitting Kanchenjunga.

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– It also makes it easier to walk on the morains that you find after the sunrise point as the snow is still hard.

 – The probability of getting good views are higher in the mornings.

– Lastly gives you enough time to go all the way to Goechala and return to Thangsing

Day 7: Thansing to Tshokha

Altitude: 12894 feet to 9650 feet

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The days trek can be divided into two phases. The first from Thangsing to Phedang – a direct trail by passing Dzongri and second, the Rhododendron from Phedand to Tshoka

Day 8: Tshokha to Yuksom

Altitude: 9650 feet to 5700 feet

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Retrace your way from Tshoka to Yuksom. Its much faster and easier than your trek up. Sachen comes up quickly being a pure descent. From Sachen the trail goes up and down generally losing altitude. The last stretch has a few climbs which makes you wonder but its soon over and you find yourself back in the friendly Yuksom neighbourhood.

Leave Yuksom early morning and reach NJP/Bagdogra by 5.00 pm

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Inclusions:

  • Accommodation during the trek (camping  ie from Day 1 till Day 7)
  • Four times  meals a day – (all meals during the trek)
  • Trekking permits and forest camping charges
  • Services of an expert trek leader
  • Services of an expert trek team  (guides, cooks, helpers)

Exclusions:

  • Transport to and from the base camp (NJP/Bagdogra  to Yuksom and return)
  • Accomodation and Dinner for Day 8
  • Food during transit is not included (to and from the base camp)
  • Backpack offloading charges – .Charges are additional for offloading last minute, on slope. The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.
  • Personal expenses of any kind
  • Anything apart from the inclusions.
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Terms & Conditions

The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start of the trek at Yuksom to the end of the trek at Yuksom.

Backpack carrying: We expect all trekkers to carry their own backpacks

ON SPOT OFFLOADING If for some reason a trekker is unable to carry his or her backpack, while on the trek  then he/she can offload the same by paying an additional charge. as per charged by the porter to be hired on spot.Partial offloading is not allowed. Charges will vary for last minute te on slope offloadingfrom each of the trekkers.The backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags will be allowed.

 Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness.

Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online throughcredit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash is not accepted. Payment can be done only after you have received an email confirming your position on the trek. An email containing an account number that allows you to make the payment online will be sent to you within 12 hours of your confirmation

For any climatic changes or  unavoidable circumstances a buffer day may be provided. A minimal on spot fee would be collected

The transport is arranged in shared cabs. Transport from NJP/Bagdogra to Yuksom and return from Yuksom to NJP/bagdogra can be arranged by us at an extra cost .Participants are expected to share the cost likewise.. We only arrange the vehicle pick up and drop.Hence we are not responsible for any issues during transport.
Drop out during trek: If for any reason a participant has to drop out from the trek on any day then we will  make arrangements for his/her return to the nearest road head. A staff will accompany the participant to the nearest road head.

 Non-liability: We are not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.

 


Drinking alchohol or any form of intoxication during the trek is strictly prohibited. If found flouting the rules, your participation on the trek will be cancelled with immediate effect.

Documents required:

  • 2 photocopy of photo id proof (Voter Icard, Passport, Adhaar card) .Carry the original ID while coming for the trek
  •   2 copy  pass port size photographThe cancellation charges are as under:
  • Cancellation before  20days to the start of the trek  – 75 % refund
  • Cancellation between 20days – 10days to the start of the trek —50% refund
  • Cancellation between 10days – 3days to the start of the trek – 25%refund
  • Cancellation less than 3 days to the start of the trek — no refund.
    • **Note:
    • 1. The above mentioned package price is net, non commission able… Please feel free to contact us for any further assistance.

     

     

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    MOUNTAIN MONKS  ” MOUNTAIN BUDDY ” OFFER….

    ***Bring a Buddy  and get 10 %  off on all  Treks .Offer  Valid till 31st  March 2017

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