Goecha-laTrek

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You see view of cloud formation during trek. To reach there fly into Gangtok, bus to Yuksum (app 4 hours, visit Rumtek Monastery there). From there you start the trek. Route is Prekchu bridge, Tsokha, Dzongri, Thangshing, Lamuney and Goecha-la (app 5003 metres). From Geocha-la you get a very good view of the world`s third highest peak Kanchenjunga 28,168 feet. Gangtok to Gangtok is a 13 day trek app cost in 2010 Rs 30,000/.

Trek to the first camp site Prekchu bridge.

Wild flower enroute. If you know name please email me at [email protected]

Trek enroute to Tsokha.

Sun set from Dzongri.

You see Kanchenjunga. If u are in Darjeeling drive for one hour to Tiger Point and see sunrise ie spectacular.

U see prayer flags with Mount Thanshing Khang.

Seen thru the gaps between prayer flags in Kanchenjunga.

You see dark pink wild flowers enroute. In season ie April get to see Rhododendron flowers in large numbers. They are red and pink in color, beautiful. The entire path has these flowers on either side.

On the way to Thanshing Khang.

Camp site at Thanshing Kham. In background is Mount Pandim.

You see a Sikkimese porter. The trek requires a minimum support staff team of ten, three in the kitchen and the rest for luggage.

On the way to Lamuney.

Camp Lamuney. Background is Mount Pandim.

You see Blue Sheep ie found in Sikkim at higher altitude.

Mount Pandim covered with clouds.

Small stream with kitchen in the background. Temp when we clicked the photo was 2 degrees. At night it is sub zero temperature.

Dining tent. We were having dinner when this was pic was clicked.

The purpose of the Goecha-la trek is to get as close to the Kanchenjunga as a ordinary person can. You see the Kanchenjunga peak 28,168 feet. Photo taken from View Point. The base camp is still ahead.

Rising sun`s rays from the Goecha-la view point.

Reflection in lake Samiti ie enroute to Goecha-la.

Cloudy and slight drizzle on return. U need to carry rain proof rain gears with u.

Return from Goecha-la. You see team members winding up camp site.

U see a cake titled `Happy Trek` that was baked at the beginning of the trek. If u like to do this trip mail [email protected]