Dzongri GoechaLa Trek

GoechaLa trek is the most popular trekking itinerary at Sikkim from ages. This is rated by Lonely Planet as one of the best treks in India. This trail offers one of the most pristine forest of Himalayas, in the lap of Mt. Khangchendzonga, the sacred mountain of Sikkim. GoechaLa is the closest point to view Khangchendzonga from India side.


Base camp Yuksom

Sikkim, India



Event Itinerary

Max Altitude:4950m

Day 1: Arrival Day

Reach Yuksom from Siliguri/Bagdogra/NJP by car around evening.

Day 2: Trekking Day

Today is the start of the Trek. Today we will trek from Yuksom (1706m) to Sachen (2179m), 8 kms, 3 – 4 hrs.

Day 3: Trekking Day

Trek from Sachen (2179m) to Tshoka (2956m), 7 kms, 3 – 4 hrs. Tsoka is the last village on this route.

Day 4: Trekking Day

Trek from Tshoka (2956m) to Dzongri 3960m), 10 kms, 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 5: Trekking Day

Trek from Dzongri Top ( 4170m ) sunrise view, back to Dzongri and then to Thansing (3890m) via Kokchurong ( 3660m ), 10 kms, 4 – 5 hrs.

Day 6: Acclimatization Day

 It is preferable to keep an extra day for better acclimatization before the final ascend to Goecha Pass. Today we will explore the Rathog Valley upto Dzongri La pass.

Day 7: Trekking Day

Trek from Thansing (3890m ) to Lamuney ( 4150m ) , 4 kms, 2.5 hrs.

Day 8: Trekking Day

Trek from Lamuney ( 4150m ) to GoechaLa ( 4950m ) to Kokchurong ( 3660m), 20 Kms, 7 – 8 hours

Day 9: Trekking Day

Trek from Kokchurong ( 3660m ) to Tshoka ( 2956m ), 14 Kms, 7 – 8 hours.

Day 10: Trekking Day

Trek from Tshoka (2956m ) to Yuksom (1706m ), 15 Kms, 5 – 6 hours.

Day 11: Departure Day

Early Morning we need to start from Yuksom. Say good bye to Khangchendzonga National Park.

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Scheduled Date

22 Apr – 2 May
4 May – 14 May
20 Oct – 30 Oct
3 Nov – 13 Nov
17 Nov – 27 Nov


Dzongri Goecha La Trek Map
Goecha La forest
Bridge over prek chu
River Prek chu
Sachen campsiite
blood pheasant
Kanchenjunga from Goecha la
Samiti Lake
Kachendzonga from lamune
Kabru from Yuksom

How To Reach Yuksom


Bagdogra, which is about 10 kms(~6 miles) from Siliguri, is the nearest flying destination. Flights are available via Kolkata/Delhi/Mumbai.


By road, one can reach Siliguri/ NJP/ Bagdogra from Kolkata. Roads are well connected but the condition may differ based on the season; majorly after the rainy season. NJP to Yuksome takes around 6hrs by car. Car cost involved 5000-6000 INR oneway. In case of shared public transport cabs are available to ply from NJP(opposite railhead and Siliguri Bus stop) to Jorthang and then Jorthang to Yuksom, 3hrs & 200 INR approx each stop per head. Jorthang to Yuksom cab services are limited and last one leave by 12pm. While returning from Yuksome scenario remains same so don’t forget to pre-book your cab.


NJP (New Jalpaiguri) is the nearest railhead from Sikkim. Trains are well connected via Kolkata – HWH (Howrah railway station) and New Delhi.

Railway info
Railway Booking


Travel Fee

19,500 INR 
 NJP/ Bagdogra to NJP/ Bagdogra
Cost for a group size of 6 and beyond.Foreign national need to pay an additional amount of 70 USD to 100 USD per head for RAP (Restricted area permit) & other wildlife permits based on group size.


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Terms & Conditions

Fees Include:

  • Stay at Yuksom on 2-3 sharing basis in Eco-Guest House or Home stay.
  • Stay at a campsite on 2-3 sharing basis in a tent.
  • Arrival day Snacks and Dinner To  Departure day Breakfast.
  • At the campsite, breakfast, and dinner and packed lunch during activities. Veg/Non-Veg as per preference.
  • Climbing and Forest Fees based on your Nationality.
  • Sleeping bag, mat, crampon, ice axe, rope. All gears with pro-quality standards.


  • Transportation to Yuksom on day 1 and from Yuksom on Day 10.
  • All your personal apparel and gear like a shoe, down jacket, backpack etc.
  • Keeping in mind the altitude of the trek, book an additional acclimatization day at Yuksom with the cost of 1200 INR, stay + breakfast.
  • Offloading of a backpack can be done at an additional cost.
  • Any charges for a camera, if required.
  • Any insurance.
  • Anything is not mentioned in above inclusions.


  • Cancellation prior to 30 days from the start of the event– full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event– 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the event– No refund, but if you want to do the same or any other itinerary sometime later within a year, you can avail 50% of the cost paid as a discount on new Itinerary Fee.
  • There will be a deduction of 3.09% as bank processing charges on all refunds.
  • To cancel the registration, an email intimation needs to be sent to explore@rockyfeet.org/ explore@rockyfeet.com
Terms & Conditions

What to Pack

Sun Protection

Sunscreen SPF 20 above|Sunglasses( UV proof/ Polarizer) |Sun Hat Scarf |Balaclava /Face mask

Water Shell

Poncho | Water proof Upper & Lower | Waterproof Backpack Cover | Scarf Water useable shoes for rafting days

Winter Care

Cold Cream/ Moisturizer | Lip Balm | Thermal Inner Wears | Ear Cover | Sweater/Fleece jackets | Down Jackets | Hand Gloves | Woollen Socks | Face Masks/ Balaclava | Mufflers


T Shirts | Socks | Undergarments | Thin Nylon Ropes for multi-purpose use | Toilet Paper Roll | Towel | Soap Papers | Head lamp / Torch | Batteries & charger | Water Bottles | Light weight Pants | Personal Medical & First Aid Kit | Tickets & bookings | Photo Identity Card

Specialized Gear

Ruck Sack/ Day Pack | Sleeping Bag (Provided) | Trekking Shoes | Snow Gaiters | Trekking Stick/pole | Camera


    • Better fitness and acclimatization can keep you ahead to enjoy the trek. Our exploration leader will guide  you on acclimatization.
    • To get prepared, involve into brisk jogging, cycling, walking or any other sort of cardiac exercise routine at least 45 days prior to the event.
    • Enrolled participants need to submit a duly filled medical report of basic wellness authorized by certified physician.
Who can participate

Safety & Medical

  • Acclimatization Guidance; mandatory medical health check-ups of all participants prior to activity start day.
  • Duly prepared First aid box including oxygen cylinder.
  • All major safety gears related each category of sports are mandatory to use.
  • Contingent to be accompanied by certified & capable trainers and guides
  • Availability of Doctor facilities by a registered medical practitioner.
  • Emergency evacuation services available (*at own cost)

Responsible Traveller

  • ‘Responsible Traveller & outdoor ethics’ – session for the participants on acclimatization day.
  • Bio & Non-Biodegradable waste segregation at Campsite.360 degree waste management at the event.
  • Cleaning & collection team at the end of the event, in case required for big team size.
  • Leave no trace, bring only memories.
Leave no Trace

Giving Back

  • As a part of ‘An Earth Day Resolution’ project, We will plant 2 trees for each traveler traveled with us.






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