Why You Should Do Goechala Trek

Why You Should Do Goechala Trek

Overlooks the massive peak of Kanchenjunga looking over the Goecha Lake and its tear-shaped lake along with breathtaking views of sunrises and sunsets as well as the magnificent covered in snow Himalayas and the stunning views of the spectacular sixteen mountains that can be seen from Dzongri highest point as well as the beautiful Himalayan Forest, the dense meadows, streams, and the Rhododendrons trees.

  • Forest – Catch a sight of the mountainside covered with rhododendrons and oak trees overhanging the trail, Kanchenjunga National Park. The trail runs through traditional Eastern Himalayan forests, blending into the mountains.
  • Mountains – See the massive peak of Kanchenjunga and the stunning views of the spectacular sixteen mountains that can be seen from Dzongri, the highest point. As you begin your trek from Sachen, you can see Mount Tenzinkhay and Mount Pandim. Tshoka campsite is a beautiful spot with stunning views of snow-clad Himalayan peaks.
  • Flaura – Get mesmerized by beautiful, vibrant yellow and red flowers. The bright, rosy-red flowers appear in spring, and the thick leaves of the trees give the trail an edgy green look. From Tsokha, climb a steep slope through an unforested valley surrounded by magnificent magnolias. As the trekker reaches the Tshoka campsite, they can enjoy the views of the alpine berries.
  • Fauna – At Samiti lakeshore, you will see mountain goats and bluebirds. Other wildlife you would find on this trek are snow leopards, rare red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and musk deer, as this trek falls in the Kanchenjunga National Park.
  • Dzongri meadows – Rhododendron trees lined along the Dzongri meadows, with the Prek Chu River flowing at the bottom. At Dzongri meadows, you would find temperate broad-leaved forest, mixed coniferous/ sub-alpine forest, and land covered by alpine scrub and grass.
  • Samiti Lake – Samiti Lake is the main attraction of Goechala Trek. The lake’s water is so calm that you can see the reflection of Mount Pandim. Samiti Lake is an alpine glacial lake considered sacred by the residents; its emerald green turquoise transparency makes it enchanting.
  • Cultural Experience – Sikkim has a unique blend of cultures, including Tibetan, Nepalese, and Bhutanese influences. During the trek, you’ll encounter remote villages and interact with friendly locals, providing an authentic cultural experience.

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