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Goechala is the right place to be 

Goechala is the right place to be!

The Himalayas are an incredible geological wonder, known for their majestic peaks, magnificent rivers and diverse flora & fauna. Himalaya (Hima + Aalaya), literally means “snowy spot”. The Himalayan Range contains Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world, and many other tallest peaks. The Himalayan range can be found in many countries, but the majority is located in India. The Indian Himalayas are a paradise for adventurers. They offer many beautiful trekking trails and a unique mix of culture and nature.

The Goecha La trek, Sikkim’s most beautiful trekking trail, is one of many.

The stunning scenery and breathtaking views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and diverse flora & fauna. Here are the top ten reasons every trekker should add the Goecha la trek to their bucket list.

 

Meanwhile you can also plan for Devkund Water Falls

(1) Sunrise views from Mt. Kanchenjunga

Another name for the Goecha La trek is Kanchenjunga Base camp trail. You will be able to see the sunrise from the Goecha La pass. As you approach Goecha La Pass, the entire Kanchenjunga Range is visible. This gives you great views at sunrise. Every trekker dreams about seeing the sun rise on the snow-capped peaks.

(2) Altering landscapes

The trek starts in “Yuksom”, a small village. The trail climbs and descends through forests, crossing streams and rivers for the first few days. The entire route from Tshoka passes through beautiful rhododendron forests. The trail continues to Dzongri meadows after Tshoka. There is some rock terrain and moraines that you will need to traverse between Lamuney, the last campsite, and the Goecha La Pass. Every day brings new colors and dramatic changes to the landscape.

(3) Country life and gracious hospitality

You will travel through a country where the air is thin and life is simple during your ten-day trek. This trek allows you to experience the Sikkim way of life. You will find smiles everywhere and be charmed by the simplicity of the Sikkim people.

(4) A synthesis between Buddhist, Hindu, Tibetan cultures

Sikkim’s majority practice Hinduism and Buddhism. It also has a Tibetan influence. The region is home to many important religious sites. The oldest monastery in Sikkim is Dubdi, which can be found in Yuksom. The locals worship mountains, rivers and lakes as Gods.

(5) Fauna and Flora Exotica

The Goecha La trek is located in the Kanchenjunga National Park. It is also Unesco World Heritage Site. There is a wide variety of fauna and flora in the region, and the biosphere reserves are home to many bird species and wildlife, including a mysterious snow leopard. Tshoka’s forest, which is completely covered by rhododendrons trees, is home to many rare flower plants.

(6) Distinctiveness

For a variety reasons, the trek to Goecha La can be considered unique.

It is distinguished by its geography and climate from trekking in other parts Indian Himalayas.

(7) There are beautiful campsites under the shadows large mountain ranges, and also trekkers’ huts.

The Goecha La trek route, except for Lamuney has trekkers’ shelters at nearly every stop. Trekkers’ huts are simple wooden structures that provide basic accommodation. This hut provides shelter from the elements and relief from the extreme altitudes. The spectacular sunset and sunrise views at Thansing and Lamuney campsites is well-known.

(8) Mt. Pandim and Samiti Lake

You can find Samiti Lake at approximately 14000 feet elevation on the trail from Goecha La. Another visual treat is the beautiful alpine lake. Surreal reflections of Mt. Pandim and the other hills nearby. Samiti Lake can be both refreshing and delightful.

(9) Obstacles along the way

The difficulty rating for the Goecha La trek ranges from moderate to difficult. Both novice and expert trekkers can complete the trek. However, prior preparation and physical fitness are necessary. There are many sections and steep stretches that will test your mental and physical strength. Proper acclimatization is necessary due to the daily altitude gain. Depending on the weather, it is possible to experience very low temperatures. These factors make high altitude trekking difficult, but rewarding.

(10) It’s the photographer’s dream

Photographers have the best chance to capture nature at its most beautiful moments on the Goecha La trek. You will be amazed by the beauty of the trek, its colorful wasteland, majestic sunrises and sunsets, as well as its magical starry night skies.

 

 

 

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