Djongri Top, Goechala
  • What – 9N10D Hike in Goechala, Sikkim India
  • When – Oct’2015
  • Travel
    • Flight to Bagdogra, Siliguri in West Bengal, India. OR
    • One can also take train to NJP, Siliguri.
  • Campsites
    • Base camp is Yuksom, Sikkim. 160km from Siliguri.
    • Sachen – 7.5K, 6-7 hours, Tshoka Via Bakhim – 6.5Km, Tshoka to Dzongri via Phedang – 8.5Km
      • Many trekkers only plan till Dzongri, go to Dzongri top from here and back to base camp
    • Dzongri to Thansing via Kokchurang. Thansing to View Point 1 and/or 2 (Based on Trek permission) via Samiti Lake and return journey
  • Highlights
    • The best trek trail I have ever experienced so far. Every day is different experience.
    • Dzongri top, Kokchurang camp site and Kanchenjanga view were the most mesmerizing places ever visited
    • Traditional millet beer – ” Chang” after trek at Yuksom
    • Very famous for Rhododendrons  in spring, we obviously missed due to autumn season.
  • Lowlights
    • Similar to any other Himalayan trek, physical fitness is mandatory due to long walks every day and longer trek duration
    • Travel to Yumsom can be boring from Siliguri.
  • Suitable Time Period
    • Can be done in Spring (April-May) and Autumn (Sept-Oct). Trek route is generally closed during winters and inaccessible.
  • ArrangementsIndiahikes
  • Caution
    • Do not take this trek easy, fitness and drinking enough water during the trek is mandatory. In our group itself someone suffered and had to return back due to AMS. A year after there was also causality reported due to same reason.
  • STAR Rating – 5/5 – Must do for its beautiful trails.
  • Cost – Primary cost is Air travel, Trek cost is 15-20K based on operator

For this trek, some of pics are posted, however it is so tough to choose the images, hence posting videos in four different categories which gives much better feel the trek.

Goechala Camp Sites
Djongri Top
Kokchurang Campsite
Goechala Trek Team Photos – Oct’2015

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