The Goecha La & Dzongri Trek

 

Overview

The quintessential Himalayan trek, flying into Lukla and trekking to the foot of the iconic Mt. Everest, through a breath-taking alpine landscape. The Everest Base Camp Trek has been on the bucket list of adventure seekers for years; It climbs through Sherpa villages and glacial valleys into unparalleled big-mountain scenery.

Highlights

  • Trek to Everest Base Camp, soaking in an epic close-up view of a range of Himalayan peaks.

  • Ascend Kala Pathar to gain the best view of Everest, in all the Khumbu.

  • Take a day hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp, getting up close, to one of the most beautiful mountains in the region.

  • Visit traditional Sherpa villages like Khunde, Khumjung and Phortse along the way. Stay at and explore the fascinating Sherpa capital of Namche Bazaar.

  • Journey to ageless Buddhist monasteries — the spectacular Tengboche monastery is a cultural highlight of the trek.

  • Our trek takes you off the beaten path often, avoiding the crowds, and taking in untouched corners of the Khumbu.

Trek Details

Destination - Sikkim, North East India 

Trek Style – Full-service Camping Trek

Duration – 14D/13N (8N Trekking)

Group Size – 2 to 10 people

Trek Difficulty - ★★★★☆☆ (Demanding) 

Price – US$ 2,150

Single Supplement – US$ 120 (Single Tent)

Best Season – mid - March to May &

mid - September to December

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Practical Information

Premium - US$ 2,150

Single Supplement - US$ 120(Single Tent)

  • On the trek, accommodation is in comfortable 3-person tents (for the twin share option) and in a 2-person tent (for the single supplement option). Toilet tents are set up at each campsite. We use the highest quality tents, suitable for the season you will be trekking in.

  • In Leh we use comfortable, locally run, heritage establishments (4 nights).

  • While on the trek, you will be provided high quality, nutritious food in sufficient quantities. For breakfast you are likely to get porridge or cereal, toast or chapatis, omelettes and a range of hot drinks; for coffee aficionados we provide fresh coffee from our moka coffee machine. Lunch is often packed in thermal containers and a temporary tarp is set up, if the landscape allows it, for lunch. On arrival to camp in the evening you will be given tea and snacks and a three course meal will follow for dinner.

  • All meals are served in our spacious, social mess tent. Meals can be served in your personal tent, if desired.

For detailed information on pricing, the single supplement & inclusions and exclusions, download our trip dossier.

 

+ Extras


Allow approximately US$ 300 for extras such as alcoholic/aerated drinks, snacks, laundry, massages, internet and battery charging on the trek and for meals while not on trek plus tips for our local staff.

 

Extensions

+ Tea Estate Stay

Set in the beautiful foothills of the Himalaya, on a hill above the banks of the River Rungeet, this tranquil tea plantation offers old-fashioned elegance and charm, and is the perfect way to end your holiday in India. Glenburn features two beautifully restored bungalows, each with four spacious rooms that offer stylish décor and furnishings, private balconies and stunning mountain views. Owned by tea planters for generations, you can tour the working tea estate and enjoy walks and birdwatching accompanied by a naturalist guide

Note: Please contact us for details and pricing for all extensions.

Climate

Spring

March to May brings dry & warm weather after the Himalayan winter and the benefits of trekking in this season are multi-fold: fewer crowds and gorgeous rhododendron blooms. There is pollen in the air though, which make for less clear views than in autumn. The lower foothills can get quite warm during the day when the sun is shining. 

Autumn

Late September to mid-November offers the best weather in Sikkim, but is also the most crowded time to be trekking. Blue skies, sunny days and chilly night-time temperatures are the norm. The mercury starts to dip towards the end of Autumn (mid-November) and the crowds thin out before the park closes for the winter.

 
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Bagdogra, Drive to Darjeeling

Day 2: Sightseeing in & around Darjeeling

Day 3: Drive to Yuksom

Day 4: Climb to Bhakim

Day 5: Trek to Phedang via Tsokha

Day 6: Climb to Dzongri via the Mon Lepcha Pass

Day 7: Day trip over the Rathong La

Day 8: Onwards to Onglathang

Day 9: Trek up to Goecha La and return to Thangsing

Day 10: Retrace your steps to Tsokha

Day 11: Return to Yuksom

Day 12: Buffer Day/Sightseeing in Yuksom

Day 13: Drive to Kalimpong

Day 14: Transfer to Bagdogra airport for your return home

Every trek is curated to your individual requirements. The above is only a sample itinerary to give you a sense of what awaits you. Contact us to start building your adventure! 

 
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