Singalila Dzongri Gochala Trekking Tour
Duration of Tour : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Destination Covered : Yuksom - Tshoka - Dzongri - Thansing - Lamune Gochala - Thansing - Tshoka - Yuksom
Day 01: Arrival Yuksom
Day 03: Tsoka - Dzongri
Arrival at Yuksom (5840 Ft / 1780 Mts), the historical capital of Sikkim. The drive takes you through quaint villages steep valleys and green hills. Yuksom is rich in history and tradition, as it was here that the first Chogyal of Sikkim was consecrated by the three Lamas. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Yuksom - Tsoka
Following an early morning start, you trek for three hours through lush green meadows and cross four mountain streams. Henceforth, the trek is a continuous up hill path lined with conifers and is virtually carpeted with a bed of leaves to leach Bakhim (9000 Ft / 2744 Mts), - a hill village. Tsoka (10000 Ft / 3049 Mts, 17Kms / 7 Hrs), is a slightly larger settlement with a few houses, a monastery and is the last village on the route. You spend the night at Tsoka. Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
The vegetation changes to stunted bushes of rhododendrons and miniature pine trees resembling bonsais as you gain altitude with every step to reach Dzongri (13218 Ft / 4030 mts, 10 Kms 5 Hrs). Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
Day 04: Rest at Dzongri
Dzongri is picture of solitude surrounded by hills and mountains on all sides. The mountain fortress has no settlements except for two trekker's huts. An early morning trek at around 4.30 am to Dzongri top which at 14002 ft / 4269 mts is higher than most mountain peaks in Europe, presents yet another view of the Kanchenjunga along with other ranges basking in the glory of the rising sun. We return to the campsite and spend the day to acclimatize. Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
Day 05: Dzongri - Thanshing
You lose altitude during the first half of the trek and steadily regain it as you walk along the river Prekchu, a tributary of the Rangeet, before you reach your camping site at Thanshing. Thanshing (12602 Ft / 3842 mts, 10 Kms / 4 Hrs). is the base camp for mountaineering expeditions to Mt. Tinchinkhan (6010 mts). Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
Day 06: Thanshing - Lamune
You set out early for your destination- Lamune (13658 Ft / 4164 Mts, 6 Kms / 4 Hrs). Lamune is surrounded by imposing mountains on all sides. You stop here for the night. Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
Day 07: Lamune - Goechala - Lamune - Thanshing
You leave at 3 a.m. in the morning equipped with torches braving the temperature of 90 below zero and climb to Goechala (the Goecha Pass 16252 Ft / 4955 Mts)- higher than any place in Europe. After sunshine, the area is engulfed with fog and cloned banks. You return to Lamune to collect your gear and move down to Thanshing. Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
Day 08: Thanshing - Tsoka
You take a short route back to Tsoka (10 Kms / 5 Hrs) through dense forests. We call it a day at Tsoka. Overnight at Trekkers Hut / Tent.
Day 09: Tsoka - Yuksom
A veritable repeat of your 3rd day, the only difference being that you are walking downhill to Yuksom. A visit to the Dubdi monastery- one of the oldest in Sikkim is a must. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Leave Yuksom
Transfer to the point for your onward connection (after breakfast).