Singalila Ridge and Goecha La Trekking Tours

Moderate Trek

The Sikkim government has removed all barriers for trekking in restricted areas of Sikkim including the backbone of the Singalila Ridge next to the Sikkim-Nepal border from the year 2000. This has allowed the Singalila cross a longer yet impressive approach to Goecha la pass under the Mount Kangchenjunga. You can take pleasure of the Himalayan upland trekking along with enticing challenge of moving up around 5000 Meters high at Goecha la. During your journey to this trek, you will find that the height gain is steadier so, you will enough time to get used of walking in high mountain ranges.

The Singalila Ridge and Goecha La Trekking tour is one of the best options available to witness the last left over unspoiled wilderness of the Himalayas. This trek offers an exciting trekking experience and grabs the attention of tourists from around the world. Some of the major attractions of Singalila Ridge and Goecha La trek include Garibas - Sandakphu, Sandakphu - Phalut, Raman - Rimbik, Tshoka - Dzongri and many more.

At Trekking in India, we offer a well-arranged Singalila Ridge and Goecha La Trekking tour that will take you from Darjeeling hills, where you can see a widen tea plantation to Sikkim, where you can witness an ancient culture of Himalayan kingdom. This trek certainly offers a spectacular view of the Himalayan range from Cho--Yo to Kanchenjunga. Throughout the journey, you will sometime pass through rhododendron forests, jungles and witness many rare spotted places on the earth. Also, you will visit some of the famous monasteries of Sikkim like Tashiding, Pemayangtse and Rumtek offering a touch of the culture of Sikkim.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

After reaching Delhi you will meet our representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Visit Delhi

On this day, we will travel around and visit the famous attractions of Delhi. We will be staying overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Delhi to Bagdogra (by Plane) to Darjeeling (2130 Meters) by car

Transfer to the Delhi domestic airport and catch the flight for Bagdogra. Upon arrival at Bagdogra, transfer to Darjeeling. At first, we will drive all the way through the flat rice fields and extensive tea plantation, before the thoroughfare leads to the foothill of the Himalayas. Afterward, we will drive through more tea plantation area, where the world famous Darjeeling tea is grown. The major and famous attraction is the 'steam toy train' whose track crisscross through the main motorway all the way to Darjeeling crossing over Ghoom at an elevation of 2440 meters. Darjeeling is located at an elevation of 2134 meters with a magnificent backdrop of the world's 3rd highest peak Mt. Kanchenjunga. We will be staying overnight in the Hotel.

Day 4: Visit Darjeeling

Wake up early in the morning, and drive towards the Tiger Hill to witness the mesmerizing sunrise over the spectacular Kanchenjunga and the Everest Mountain. While coming back to the hotel, we will visit the Ghoom Monastery. All these activities are completed before breakfast. After having wholesome breakfast we will visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Tibetan refugee Centre, and the Zoo. The afternoon time is all free in which you can relax and go for shopping in the colorful local bazaars. We will be staying overnight in the Hotel in Darjeeling.

Day 5: Darjeeling to Maneybhanjang (2134 Meters/ 1.5 hours) by car to Tonglu (3070 Meters)

It will be a 26 kilometres long drive towards Maneybhanjang (2134 meters), the beginning place for our trek will be the Singalila ridge. After having early breakfast and exhilarating drive into the Himalayas foothills, we will head out on the initial part of our trek a reasonably short, hike up to Tonglu. It is an inescapable fact of trekking in the spectacular Himalayas that we ought to move up high to come across the finest views of this captivating place. We will be staying overnight at Trekker's hut/Camp in Tonglu.

Day 6: Tonglu to Gairibas (2620 Meters) in 4 hours

For today trail, we take a mossy paved pathway, that crisscross through a sequence of the forests and the hamlets, giving way, to the fabulous mountain sceneries backdrop. We will be staying overnight at Trekker's hut/Camp.

Day 7: Gairibas to Sandakphu (3640 Meters) in 4. 5 hours

On this day of the trail, we will gradually ascend to join the ridge trail in the direction of Kalipokhri. After that, we will start a long and precipitous climb onto the Singalila crest that leads to the Sandakphu. From the top of the spot, you can see an incredible 360 view of the striking surrounds. We will be staying overnight Trekker's camp/ hut in Sandakphu.

Day 8: Sandakphu to Phalut (3600 Meters) in 6 hours

Today in the early morning we will hike to a well-known viewpoint for the fantastic sunrise over the Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Jannu, Everest, and Cho Oyo. All through the day, you will come across ever-changing and stunning views of the yak herds, little lakes ringed with grass, dense silvery pine forests, and the fabulous snow covered Himalayan range in the background. We will be staying overnight Trekker's Camp/ hut.

Day 9: Phalut to Raman (2560 Meters) in 5 hours

After leaving Phalut, the captivating vistas of the spectacular Kanchenjunga and the eastern Himalayas will fade away as we move downwards for most of ours this day's trek passing through the forests of Magnolias and Rhododendrons with isolated patches of the farmland towards Ramam. We will be staying overnight at Trekker's hut/Camp.

Day 10: Raman to Rimbik (2280 Meters) in 4 hours

Today, again we will continue the trail downhill towards the crossing of the Siri Khola passing all the way through farmland and the scattered villages. Then, we will move uphill through extensive forested terrain towards the village of Rimbick. We will be staying overnight at Trekker's camp/hut.

Day 11: Rimbik to Pelling by car- 9 hours

Today we will be leaving Rimbik and move forward towards ours next destination Pelling by car which will take about 9 hours to reach.

Day 12: Pelling to Pemayangtse to Yuksom by car- 2 hours

On this day, we will visit the Pemayangtse monastery which is just about 2.5 km away from Pelling. Perched at an elevation of 2800 Meters, it is one of the oldest and most notable Gompas in Sikkim. We will be staying overnight at the Hotel.

Day 13: Yuksom to Tsoka (3030m) in 6 hours

Today, the trail leads up towards the Rathong valley, passing through dense, semi-tropical forests. After that, a precipitous mount takes to the small Tibetan village of Tsoka. From this place, the scenery has now changed into the rhododendron, magnolia, and pine, forests. From here we get the most stunning panoramic views of the entire Kanchenjunga and magnificent Himalayan range.

Day 14: Tsoka to Dzongri (4020 Meters) in 5 Hours

This days trail starts on with a precipitous start and the trail criss-crosses upwards through the diverse temperate forest and large stands of the Rhododendrons to a large open space at Phedang, where we halt for relaxing and having scrumptious Picnic lunch. The vision of the Narshing, Pandim, and Joponu is incredible. A further 1.5 hours of precipitous mount will take you to Deorali. Following that a ridge walks with ascends and descends for about 45 minutes takes you to Dzongri (13320 feet), set in the natural bowl on the crest. We will be staying overnight camping /hut.

Day 15: Dzongri to Thangsing (3930 Meters) in 4 hours

Today, we will tumble down through the dense rhododendron forest in the direction of the glacial Prek River. After that, we will set up our campsite on the verdant pastures of Thangsing. The southern ridge of the spectacular Kanchenjunga and the Onglakthing glacier are easily visible directly in the front and you can also get the close view of Pandim.

Day 16: Thangsing to Samity Lake (4200 Meters) in 3 hours

Today, we will go for a pleasant stroll below the west side of the Pandim, passing through dwarf azaleas and the rhododendrons towards Zemathang. After that, we will take our first steps on the Onglakthing glacier, and ascend to the shore of the Samity Lake, known to be the consecrated source of the River Prek. Ringed by the prayer flags, the lake reflects the Forked Peak, Gocha Peak, Kabru North, and other snow-covered peaks.

Day 17: Samity Lake to Gocha La (4940 Meters) to Thangsing in 7 hours

Today, we have to leave quite early in the morning, as the fog and clouds fall down on the pass soon after the sunrise. The pathway to Gocha La climbs precipitously passing through the moraines. From the pass, the pathway is bordered with colorful prayer flags, from here we can see the fabulous Kanchenjunga Peak and ahead of that, the Talung glacier.

Day 18: Thangsing to Lam Pokhari (4230 Meters) in 5 Hours

On this day of the trail, after a precipitous descent, we will ascend through the alpine areas and pass through the tiny lakes offering magnificent views.

Day 19: Labdang to Tashiding (1740 Meters) in 5 hours

Today, it will be an easy hike, in an atmosphere turning to be heavier and humid as we move downwards.

Day 20: Tashiding to Martam by car 4 Hours

Today, we will visit the Tashiding monastery, one of the most remote monasteries in Sikkim, hovering on the top of a hill and situated between two rivers.

Day 21: Martam to Gangtok by car 1 Hour

On the way to Gangtok, we visit the famous Rumtek monastery, known for its religious Tibetan art. At the monastery visitors are always welcome to attend the prayers. The afternoon time is at leisure which you can spend relaxing, exploring the stunning backdrops or go for shopping in the local markets in Gangtok.

Day 22: Gangtok to Bagdogra (by car) to Delhi (by plane)

On this day, we will leave Gangtok and travel in the direction of Bagdogra by the vehicle and then catch the scheduled flight to head towards Delhi.

Day 23: Last Day

After reaching Delhi our trail and services end here and you can catch the onwards flight and fly back your next destination or home.

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