14 Images That Prove Goecha La Is The Most Romantic Trek In India

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5th Oct 2014
Photo of 14 Images That Prove Goecha La Is The Most Romantic Trek In India by Ayan Das

Goecha la being my first high altitude trek will always be a special one in my life. I still remember how I ended up on this trek in the month of October, 2014. After coming back from Singapore that year, I was desperately looking for a trip to the Himalayas and I told myself being from Kolkata, Sikkim would be the best option to explore. That was the time I came to know about this most romantic trek of India and what can be a better way to experience Sikkim than doing a high altitude trek on its mountains. I knew that Goecha la trek is not going to be easy one but I was determined to do it.

The trek starts from a small, quiet village in West Sikkim, called Yuksom (5670 ft above sea level) and ends at Goecha la pass (16,207 ft above sea level).

Day 1 goes up to Sachen, Day 2 up to Tshoka, Day 3 to Dzongri, Day 4 to Thansing, Day 5 to Lamunay, Day 6 takes us to the final destination at Goeacha la pass and then back to Lamunay and continue down to Kokchurang, Day 7 down to Tshoka and finally Day 8 back to Yuksom.You can easily get the detailed itinerary online.

Unfortunately, I lost half of my photos I took on the trek, but I am quite sure that the ones I still have with me, will be enough to prove my point that it is definitely not one of the most romantic treks in India but 'the most romantic trek' in India.

Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das
Photo of Goecha La, West Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ayan Das

View of Mt. PANDIM which keeps you going

Prek Chu river

A colourful forest at Kokchurang definitely adds the romantic quotient to the trek

A small but amazingly beautiful waterfall in the forest

View from Dzongri point. The 360 degree view from the top offers the best view of the trek.

On the left, one get to see the Himalayan peaks of Nepal, while partially hidden on the right is the mighty Kanchenjunga and to the extreme right is Mt. Pandim.

Our campsite at Thansing with a splendid view.

On our way to Lamunay, the last campsite before the summit.

Reflection on Samiti Lake

Morning's first ray on partially hidden Kanchenjunga

The early rays of sun lit up the snow capped peaks, making them appear like volcanos.

Yes. we were standing at the feet of Mt. Pandim.

The crystal clear blue turquoise colored water of Samiti lake.

Goechala trek, view point 1.

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Awesome.... Planning for Rupin pass/Goecha la next year...:)
Tue 11 29 16, 06:49 · Reply · Report
Tue 07 12 16, 10:14 · Reply · Report
can you pls share if any groups organiz ths trekk and please let me me know about budget as well. you can whatsapp me on 91 9850534125 or email at wajejeetendra@yahoo.co.in tnk u
Tue 07 12 16, 09:05 · Reply (1) · Report
You can send me an email at ayanbkp19@gmail.com or ping me in fb. I will be happy to help.. There are groups like Indiahikes and tth organize this trek but I would recommend the local team as it will be economic. But it's only possible if u have a team with u, at least 6-7 people.
Tue 07 12 16, 11:16 · Report
Beautiful. .I reaily love it
Tue 07 12 16, 08:48 · Reply (1) · Report
Thanks! Good to know that u liked it
Tue 07 12 16, 11:14 · Report