Last year Durga Puja was quite different for me. When the city was preparing for the festival, I was preparing for my dream trek, Goecha La. Goecha La is one of the most popular trekking destinations not only for Indians but also for many trekkers from outside India. This trek gives you chilling close video of Mount Kangchenjunga, Mount Karbu, Pandim and many more.
So, my journey was started for New Jalpaiguri from Kolkata on 14th October 2018. Me and my wife we both were going to join the other team members at NJP station next day. It was a good train journey from Howrah and we reached New Jalpaiguri station next morning at 9:00 AM. After taking our breakfast we have started for Yuksom. Yuksom is a very beautiful town in West Sikkim and the starting point of Goecha La trek. We reached Yuksom at 10:30 PM. After a long tiring day, we took our dinner and quickly went for sleep.
Day #1: Yuksom – Dubdi Monastery: Let's warm-up
Next day was allotted for a small hike to a famous monastery called Dubdi Monastery. It was total 2-3 hours hike up & down. Took some photos and video footage there and came back to our hotel after spending 1-2 hours at there.
Pro Tips: Don't miss Dubdi Monastery hike. So plan accordingly, keep an extra day before you start trek to Goecha La. It will also warm-up your muscles before the biggie.