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Goechala Trek: Weather Guide

Goechala trek is one of the most famous and breathtaking treks in Sikkim and such a beautiful place for trekking here you are given all the best parts of Goechala Trek.

Starting from Mount Kanchenjunga, ending at Mount Pandim and on its way, you can see Three Sisters to the mighty Everest. People experience moderate terrain and also a good height of the peak, from where the incredible view wins the hearts of people.
ALTITUDE – 16,207 ft.
Starting point – Yuksom city
Endpoint – Goechala-Yuksom city
Distance – 92 km (approx)

Your journey on the track lasts for 7 to 11 days and will experience 12 big mountain peaks.
There you will enjoy it a lot, the temperature there is also moderate there is no problem in the beginning, but later the climate changes a little that can be a problem in trekking but there you can make your Tents and also guest houses are available where you can rest.

Why choose Goechala Trek

Although there are many reasons to choose the Goechala trek, and the main reason among them is the mountains, people like the view, to see the sunrise there and also the stunning night with the sky full of stars. And one more thing the people like the most is SAMITI LAKE, it is the main attraction for the visitors, the reflection of Mt Pandim in the crystal clear lake is literally so pleasant to see.
Main attractions:

  • Mountains
  • Environment
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Mt Kanchenjunga
  • Landscapes
  • Culture
  • The Dzongri Summit
  • Morning vie at Tsokha
  • Samiti lake
  • All 12 peaks

weather guide for Goechala Trek

March-May

If you ask me one of the best seasons for trekking in Goechala trek, I prefer the summer season.
The temperature is moderate in the summer season, the sunshine in the day, and the starry sky at night. Temperature differs from 11 degrees to 19 degrees and 2 degrees to 10 degrees in day and night respectively.
Generally, the best time to visit the famous Kanchenjunga National park. A glimpse of the various bird species. As the higher region is covered with snow, it’s better to enjoy it at a lower altitude.

June-August

If you want to catch the monsoon season of the Goechala trek then you should visit there in June-august. But be careful because the surface got more slippery in monsoon and is much more risky and dangerous.
After all of this risk and danger, the Goechala trek gives an incredibly unforgettable experience for the visitors.
For mountain looks, you should wake up earlier and you will also experience a magical mist in the forests.
The temperature at this time is pretty good, varies from 15 to 22 degrees to -1 to 7 degrees in day and night respectively.
Due to heavy rainfall and mist and snow, this trek becomes more dangerous and comes in the list of most challenging treks in India.

September-November

The time for Autumn season, the best season of all the seasons, and also the best for trekking in Goechala trek.
As it offers the most beautiful and stunning views of mountains and ice-caped peaks, so most trekkers start their tracking in the Goechala trek at this time.
Bright morning and starry night, along with less crowd the trek also offers pleasant weather for trekking.
The autumn season at Goechala trek offers an average temperature of 6-12 degrees Celsius during the day and it falls from 5- (-3) degree Celsius at night.

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December-February

If you ask me the extremely difficult time to trek on Goechala Trek, I said the winter season. Only the professionals can trek there with their professional trekking equipment and for them also this season is extremely difficult.
Due to heavy snowfall, there was no place to walk, and also that trekkers can be stuck in storms. So it is advised not to go on trekking without any physical checkup.
The temperature goes down at this time from 4-7 degrees celsius during the day and Falls at low as -5 degrees Celsius at night.

Summary:

So here you got the weather guide of all seasons in Goechala trek, after researching all this it is clear that the best time is the summer season and the autumn season. To catch the incredible views of the Kanchenjunga mountain range and the Samiti lake you have to be careful about the season and the weather. As in winter and monsoon, there is much risk and you also do not get the chance to see the beautiful peaks and Samiti lake. Moreover, due to to insects in forests and wild animals, it is advised to avoid the trek during monsoon.

Itinerary :

Drive to yuksom
Yuksom to Sachen
Sachen to Tshoka
Tshoka to Dzongri
Hike to Dzongri la pass
Dzongri to Thansing
Thansing to Goechala la pass and back
Thansing to Tshoka
Tshoka to yuksom
Drive back to Siliguri

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