Goecha La Trek, Sikkim
Preferred Season: May to June, Mid-September to October
- The pristine, undisturbed locales of Sikkim
- The blue Samiti Lake with a sharp reflection of Mt. Pandim
- Trekking in rarefied, high-altitude climes
- Birding along the way
- Reconnect with nature as you take on some of the world's most remote areas
The Dzongri-Goecha La trek is one of the most beautiful treks we have been on. Flowery trails, glacial valleys, vast meadows and an impeccably blue lake had us gaping. The beauty of the sun rising from behind Pandim and lighting up the snow peaks in a golden blush is indescribable. The indomitable peaks of Khangchendzonga and Pandim loom on the horizon. The route runs over well-marked stone and log trails but in the upper reaches, we had to walk over moraines, glacial debris and snow fields but the end was rewarding.
About Goecha La Trek
The Goecha La Trek in North Sikkim is considered to be one of the most romantic treks in the country. The trail runs to the jaw-dropping elevation of the Goecha La, the base camp for mountaineers attempting to climb Khangchendzonga, before traversing through some of the most beautiful landscapes you have ever experienced. Thick canopies of vibrant rhododendrons mark the trail between Tshoka and Phedang. The bloom is so great that the forest floor turns into a pool of reddish-light in some parts. The glacial valley of Thansing, the quiet village of Bakhim and the startling blue waters of the Samiti Lake up the romance. In the rarefied atmosphere, the moon is so brilliant that it inspires poetry.