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Goecha La Kasturi Trek in Sikkim (India): 10 Days Trek
We are looking to do Goecha La Kasturi Trek, which is a slight variation to the classic Goecha la trek in order to make it a round trip. The classic Goecha la Trek is the most popular and one of the most beautiful treks in Sikkim. Sikkim lies in North-East India and borders Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. It is a place inaccessible to flights and has dramatic landscape; with glaciers, mountain lakes, wildflowers, amazing treks all available. It is also host to the highest mountain of India, the sacred Mount Kanchenjunga (8,586m). The Goecha La Kasturi Trek provides spectacular views of the snow-capped peaks and mountains range. You get to see not just 1 summit, ‘Kanchenjunga’, but also 14 other big summits. Highlights 1) Kanchenjunga 8586m - World's 3rd highest peak. The view of Kanchenjunga massif is just in front of you 2) Panorama of peaks in Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. 3) Trek through the rhododendron forest in the Himalayas. Rhododendrons bloom during late March to early July. 4) Wild animals and birds possibly 5) Mountain lakes like Goechla and Samity etc 6) Samity Lake and Lampokhari 7) Sunrise and sunset on the mountain peaks. 8) Sikkimese and local culture + village stay List of Himalayan peaks seen on Goechala Trek from Dzongri Top, Thansing and Goechala: 1. Kanchenjunga (8,586m) 2. Talung (7,349m) 3. Rathong (6,679m) 4. Kabru N (7,353m) 5. Koktang (6,147m) 6. Simvo (6,812m) 7. Kabru S (7,318m) 8. Kabru Dome (6,600m) 9. Kabru Forked (6,100m) 10. Pandim (6,691m) 11. Tenchenkhang (6,010m ) 12. Jupono (5,650m) Lakes At Glance: Goecha Lake ( 4775m ), Samity Lake ( 4301m ), Goecha Lake 2 ( 4795m ), Goecha Lake 3 ( 4699m ), Lam Pokhari ( 4236m ) Glaciers: Talung Glacier Who should do this trek? This trek is especially suitable for trekkers who wish to explore lesser-known regions and like to be with the raw nature for a longer period of time. The highest altitude is 4,940m. As there is no summit trek, it is not technical so it is suitable for most trekkers including beginners, as long as you have the stamina and perseverance. Duration: 14-15 days (Inclusive 3 days of flight+travelling) Dates: November 12 - 25 (Tentative) Trekking Days: 10-11days (Can be shortened to 9 days if fit) Max altitude: 4940m Estimated Trek Cost: 1,150 SGD (Final amount depends on pax) Group Size: 8 - 12 people (Minimum 8 to start!) Contact: Email [masked] or whatsapp [masked] (Gan) to indicate your interest! I will have another whatsapp group to discuss further on the flights/dates. Brief Itinerary Day 1: Flight - Fly from Singapore – Kolkata – Bagdogra Airport. Day 2: New Jalapaiguri (NJP) to Yuksom (1,720m) Day 3: R&R in Yuksom (1,720m) Day 4: Yuksom (1,720m) to Sachen (2,195m) Day 5: Sachen (2,195m)– Tshokha (3,050m) via Bakhim Day 6: Tshoka (3,050m) – Dzongri (3,970m) via Phedang Day 7: Dzongri (3,970m) – Dzongari Top (4,200m) Day 8: Dzongari (4,200m) – Thansing (3,950m) via Kokcharang Day 9: Thansing (3,950m)– Lamuney (4,190m) Day 10: Lamuney (4,190m) – Goecha la (4,940m) via Samiti Lake – Lamuney (4,190m) Day 11: Thansing (4,190m) -Chamray (4,230m) via Lampokhari Lake Day 12: Chamray (4,230m) – Kasturi Odal (3,500m) Day 13: Kasturi (3,500m) to Labdang (2,000m)/ Tashinding (1,740m) Day 14: Tashiding to Gantok/Darjeling Airport/NJP Day 15: Flight back to SG Includes: Transfer from NJP/Bagdogra Airport and back Meals during the trek All trekking equipment like sleeping bags, tents, cooking equipment etc Mountain guides, porters, cooks, horses/donkey Accommodation in Yuksom and Tashiding/Labdang Permits (Inner Line Permit + Goech La Trekking Permit) Excludes: Meals and expenses outside of the trek (in Yuksom/NJP) Flights/Transport to NJP Personal equipment Flight Plan and Cost Estimates: Singapore – Bagdogra (~280 SGD). Stopover at Kolkata or Bengaluru first. Bagdogra – Singapore (340 SGD) Estimated Total: 620 SGD Mixture of flights between Airasia, Scoot and Silkair/SQ

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This group is for anyone who finds themselves with these little inner cravings for travel and the mountains. We welcome anyone, especially beginners or recreational hikers, of all ages and fitness levels.

Our aim is to encourage more outdoor travel, to inspire and encourage each other to step out of their comfort zone and enjoy the mountains along with new learning experiences. We wish to encourage a healthy living and fitness, along with appreciating nature as a lifestyle.

Also, we do not wish to be little monsters as travellers. We wish to promote sustainable travel, along with understanding and appreciating local culture. We hope that the experience more than just enjoying yourself and "YOLO".

Therefore, we try to make our trips as affordable and accessible for people.

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We will try to cater for different trips of varying difficulties. On top of that, each trip will come with training and briefing, explaining the difficulty and preparation for it!

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