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City: Yuksom State: Sikkim Country: India
Goecha La is a high mountain pass in Sikkim, India in the Himalaya range.The pass gives a view of the southeast face of Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world and is also the base camp for all those aspiring to scale the great mountain.The trek to Goecha La starts from the town of Yuksom, where the motor able road ends at an altitude of 1770 meters. It takes approximately seven and a half days to reach Goecha la and four to five days to return back to Yuksom. The main halting points in the way are Bakkhim, Tshoka, Phedang, Dzongri, Kokchurong and Lambi. The trek in the initial days is through dense forest cover, followed by Bugyals and finally totally rocky terrain. The trek is high lightened by the presence of Rhododendrons right through. It is fascinating to see the Rhododendrons in its various colors.
Climate | When to Visit
Yuksom has a moderate altitude and a pleasant climate from March to June and September to November. The winter months of December-February are very cold. you can enjoy your trip if you visit the place between March and June and September and November.
Visit during: April to November
Directions | How to Reach
By Air: Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport from Yuksom. It is located at distance of 275km from Yuksom.By Rail: To reach Yuksom by train, you have to alight at New Jalpaigu station and then travel by road from there.By Road: Yuksom is 151km by road from Gangtok. Hired taxis and privat cars will enable you to undertake the journey.