19 Days
Duration
Darjeeling
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4940m
Altitude
Trekking
Activities
Goechala and singalila national park trek is finest trek available in darjeeling and sikkim.
Singalila national park trek & Goechala Trek: Surreal Beauty Of Sikkim And Darjeeling.

     Singalila national park trek 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 Gairibas – Sandakphu, Sandakphu – Phalut, Raman – Rimbik, Tshoka – Dzongri and many more.
At Off Road Adventure, we offer a well-arranged Singalila national park trek 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–Yu 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 01: New Delhi – Bagdogra – Darjeeling

Day 02: Darjeeling – Dodrey – Tonglu

Day 03: Tonglu – Kalapokhari

Day 04: Kalapokhari – Sandakphu

Day 05: Sandakphu – Molley

Day 06: Molley – Phalut

Day 07: Phalut – Raman

Day 08: Raman – Rimbick

Day 09: Rimbik – Yuksom

Day 10: Yuksom – Bakhim

Day 11: Bakhim – Dzongri

Day 12: Dzongri – Rest/Exploration Day

Day 13: Dzongri – Thangsing

Day 14: Thangsing – Samiti Lake

Day 15: Samiti Lake – Goecha La – Thangsing

Day 16: Thangsing – Tsokha

Day 17: Tsokha – Yuksom -Darjeeling

Day 18: Local Sightseeing In Darjeeling

Day 19: Darjeeling – Bagdogra – New Delhi

  • Tough Terrain
  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Rhododendron Trees
  • Unique landscape
  • Border Nepal and India
  • Best Sunrise View
  • View of High altitude Peaks Like Kanchenjunga ,Everest, Makalu etc.
  • Highest Point of West Bengal State
  • High Altitude Pass
  • High Altitude Lakes

  • Expenses of Personal : Telephone, Alcohols, Cold Drinks, Entry fee of places and Personal Insurance
  • Covers immediate medical facilities
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like landslide, strike, accidents, natural calamities, ropeway and tips etc

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Long Drive
  • Darjeeling Sight seeing

  • 5 nights hotel
  • 13 nights camping
  • 14 days Trekking

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Guide
  • Entry fees

Additional information

GradeModerate
RouteSandakphu – Yuksum – Goechala
DAY 01: NEW DELHI – BAGDOGRA – DARJEELING (2045m/6712ft) 65kms- 3/4hrs
Take the morning flight from Delhi for Bagdogra and from there drive for about 4 hrs to reach the hill town of Darjeeling. Darjeeling was established as a rest and recuperate destination way back in 1880s and since then has become popular with tourists from all over the globe. It is most famous for its tea plantations and the views of Kanchenjunga from here. We will check into the hotel. Evening is at leisure. Overnight in a hotel
DAY 02: DARJEELING – DODREY – TONGLU (3078m/10098ft) Drive / 2-3 hrs, Trek / 2-3hrs
We drive to Dodrey, the starting point of the trek. Today we walk for 2-3 hrs through thick rhododendron forests to reach Tonglu, a small ridge top settlement. Enroute one can catch tantalizing glimpses of the Kanchenjunga, worlds third highest peak. Overnight in tents
DAY 03: TONGLU – KALAPOKHARI (3100m/10170ft) 13km / 5-6 hrs
The day starts with a downhill trail passing through a picturesque Nepalese village Call Jaw bari, Then Descending More we Pass Gairibans, From here the route is uphill for Some time, The Who Left Side Ridge Falls under Nepal .We Continue our Trek and Cross Kaya Katta a Small Tea Shop, Route is Straight From this Point till Kala pokhari(BLACK POND). One Can see great views of Kanchenjunga throughout. Afternoon Explore Kalapokhari village, Overnight stay in tents.
DAY 04: KALAPOKHARI – SANDAKPHU (3636m/11929ft) 05km / 3-4 hrs
Today we climb towards the Singalila Ridge. From Kalapokhari it’s a Shot Trek but Steep till Sandakphu. This is also a perfect walk that holds a huge potential for bird watching. From here it’s a steady haul up to Sandakphu. Himalayan panorama from here is majestic. Snow clad ranges of Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal are visible. The gigantic peaks of Everest, Kanchenjunga and Makalu are visible from here along with other peaks like Kabru, Kumbhakarna and Pandim. Sunset from here is a sight to behold. Overnight in tents.
DAY 05: SANDAKPHU – MOLLEY (3535m/11597ft) 09km / 5-6 hrs 
Today we start walking through the one of the most spectacular sections of the Singalila Ridge. There are ever changing views of the snow capped Himalayas to the north and northwest. We will slightly detour from the main trail and camp at Molley, a small clearing in the forest. Overnight in tents
DAY 06: MOLLEY – PHALUT (3535m/11597ft) 10km / 3-4 hrs
From Molley trail climbs back to ridge and rejoins to the main trail. This Is a lovely walk and continues up to the ridge top at Phalut. Phalut forms the junction between Nepal, Sikkim and West Bengal and is a place blessed with beauty. Overnight in tents
DAY 07: PHALUT – RAMAN (2490m/8169ft) 16km / 6-7 hrs
From here we say bye to the views of Kanchenjunga and descend steeply through a rich forest of rhododendrons and magnolias, teeming with bird life. The lower hills are covered with moss-laden trees, different varieties of rhododendron, spruce, silver firs, chest nuts, oaks, pines, magnolias and hemlocks. En route Gorkhey village is a small settlement on the border with the northern part of western Sikkim. We continue trekking further to reach the village of Raman. Overnight in tents
DAY 08: RAMAN – RIMBIK (2020 m/6627ft) 19km / 5-6 hrs
After breakfast, trek to Rimbick, 19 Kms in 06 hrs. Beginning with a 09 Kms almost level trail through forest, flowering trees, and orchids, with bird sounds in the air, we reach Srikhola, besides a stream, where we can have our picnic lunch. Thereafter it is a steady climb to Rimbick, a small bazar, which is also the road head. Dinner, and overnight at Lodge.
DAY 09: RIMBIK – YUKSOM (1785m/5856) 110km / 7-8 hrs
After breakfast set out on a long but varied road trip to Yuksom. Yuksom is a small town and was the former capital of Sikkim. Yuksom marks the entrance to the Kanchenjunga National park. Evening explore Yuksom. Overnight in a hotel
DAY 10: YUKSOM – BAKHIM (2750m/9022ft) 14km / 5-6 hrs
The trail from Yuksom starts at the local market and follows main road towards the north. The trail climbs gently out of the valley and hugs the right bank of the Ratong Chu river, which can be heard thundering through the gorge below. We have lunch by the Praig chu river. The trail crosses over four bridges to climb steeply towards north-west to the small settlement of Bakhim. Overnight in tents
DAY 11: BAKHIM – DZONGRI (4030m/13218 ft ) 09km / 5-6 hrs
It’s a long walk today. The trail passes through the picturesque village of Tshoka, a refugee settlement of Tibetans. Theres a small monastery and a lake here. We get a good view of the Pandim (6691m) from here. Continues climbing north through the forest of rhododendron to reach Phidang (3650 m) taking around 3 hrs to complete the ascent. From here also its a steep ascend towards the open grazing meadows of Dzongri. On arrival set campsite for overnight stay. Overnight in tents
DAY 12: DZONGRI – REST/EXPLORATION DAY
The day is for rest and acclimatization. On this day one can savour views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top this will assist in acclimatization also. From the top theres a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678m), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narsing (5825 m). Towards the west, the Singalila Ridge, which separates Sikkim from Nepal, can be seen. Overnight in tents
DAY 13: DZONGRI – THANGSING (3800 m/12464 ft) 09km / 4-5 hrs
We walk up to a ridge which affords good views across Sikkim. From here the path drops into the valley and then crosses the bridge over the Prek Chu river. Its an hour climb from the bridge to Thangsing (3800 m) located on the slopes of Mt Pandim. Overnight in tents
DAY 14: THANGSING – SAMITI LAKE (4200 m/14760 ft) 07km / 3-4 hrs
The trail from Thangsiing to the lake will take about a couple of hours and climbs gently through alpine meadows following Prek Chu river. About an hour above Thangsiing we reach terminal moraines of the Onglathang glacier having a nice view of the south face of Kanchenjunga. The trail then skirts through a series of glacial moraines before crossing over meadows again, and arrives at the emerald lake at Samiti. It’s a beautiful lake with emerald green water. Overnight in tents
Day 15: Samiti Lake – Goecha La (4940 mts – 16200 ft)- Samiti Lake (4200 m/14760 ft) 12 kms – 6-7 hrs
The climb to Goecha La begins with a gentle gradient eastwards for about half an hour and then later the steep ascent starts. The trail follows the glacial moraine north-east and then drops to a dry lake at Zemathang. A tough scramble over rocks and boulders with a rise of 400 meters will bring us on the top of the pass. The pass is formed due to the depression between Pandim and the Kabru spurs. It overlooks the Talung Valley and commands a very impressive view of the south face of Kanchenjunga. Afternoon return to the Samiti lake. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
Day 16: SAMITI LAKE – TSHOKA (14 kms – 6-7 hrs) 
Today Most Of the trails are Downwards,Start retracing steps towards Thangsing will take about couple of hours or so. From Thangsing follow the trail to Kokchorung(3800 m) which is a good camping site. Continue descending towards Tshoka by going through a bypass route directly to Tsokha. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
DAY 17: TSOKHA – YUKSOM (1785 m,14km trek / 5-6 hrs) – DARJEELING ( drive / 4-5 hrs)
Retrace steps towards Yuksom on the final day of the trek. The going is easier as the path is mainly downhill. After Taking some Rest in Yuksom we drive to Darjeeling and Late Evening will Reach Darjeeling. Check into the hotel and enjoy a hot shower. Overnight in a hotel
DAY 18: LOCAL SIGHTSEEING IN DARJEELING
For people who can manage to wake up early there’s a trip to Tiger hill from where at dawn one gets spectacular views of the Kanchenjunga with Darjeeling in the foreground and Everest and Makalu on the horizon. Today one can also take a joy ride on the Toy train of Darjeeling. This train was commissioned in 1881 and still is a big attraction for tourists apart from ferrying local people. Evening one can stroll around the local markets. Overnight in a hotel
DAY 19: DARJEELING – BAGDOGRA 
After breakfast we drive for about 4 hrs to reach Bagdogra from where you will catch a flight for your Onward Destination. Trip ends here Service ends here

Q1. Are you a licensed trekking agency ?
Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than eleven years.

Q2. Can your guides speak English ?
Our guide and his assistants speak reasonable amount of English, good enough to explain you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes.

Q3. Do you arrange private goechala and singalila national park treks ?
Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of your friends are wanting to go for this trip you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Q4. How difficult goechala and singalila national park trek ?

Goechala trek lies in Kanchenjunga national park and singalila national park lies in Darjeeling.During goechala trek one will trek up-to height of 16000 ft and in singalila national park trek upto 12000 ft. For goechala trek we suggest to be fit enough were as for singalila national park trek average human fitness is fine. singalila national park trek is much easier compared to goechala trek.

Q5. When is the best season for goechala and singalila national park trek ?
In India We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have some departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who cannot make their holidays during the best months. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then.

Q6. What is the general duration of the everyday trek ?
During goechala we trek for 5 to 7 hrs daily.In singalila national park trek we trek for 3 to 5 hrs daily.

Q7. What are the sources of drinking water supply during trekking ?
In singalila national park trek most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water at every place so you can easily plan to buy mineral water during the trekking period. If you are in camping trek with Off road adventure like goechala then our kitchen staff will make sure to give u boil water throughout the trek.

Q8. What kind of luggage should I bring for goechala and singalila national park trek?
If you are joining our trekking trips, you should be bringing trekking rucksack- which to be carried by our Sherpa helper and you bring separate day bag (20 to 30 ltrs recommended) where you could put your day required thing along with your valuable document- passport, money etc. We would provide you our trekking duffle bag if you do not have proper trekking bags so it is not a problem.
If you are joining our tours, you can bring suitcase or any other common luggage bag you have. Usual traveling bags are fine.

Q9. What should I pack for goechala and singalila national park trek ?
This is a very frequently asked question but of course it depends entirely on your destination, the season you’re traveling in and the activities you’ll participate in. The most important thing to pack is your sense of humor because this can get you through any situation – including lost luggage. Most of our high altitude treks, you should be having warm clothing, bring your regular clothing stuff for tours. Please see each trip itinerary for the required equipment for the trips.

Q10. What type of food is served during goechala and singalila national park trek ?
On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal – soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.

Q11. Do you provide any equipment while trekking goechala and singalila national park trek?
On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent; all the main meals while trekking but not snacks.

Q12. Is there electricity during goechala and singalila national park trek ?
No light in Goechala trek ,on singalila national park trek we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries. However it is likely that the electricity can off in mountain anytime so you should be bringing your personal head lamp or light additionally for the safety.

Q13. How safe travelling alone women with your company ?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman travelers while with us, we are more responsible for these kinds of issues. So we have trained our guide’s staffs, the way our clients want. We have been organizing private treks, tours to solo women travelers since our establishment, we have trained our guides especially on this regards so do not hesitate to join us. We assure you our great safety during your trip with us. We can also Provide Lady Guide if asked.

Q14. What about security during trek to goechala and singalila national park trek?
Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the India Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping trek’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Q15. What problems can arise on altitude ?
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11,808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.

Q16. What are the Preventive facilities of Altitude Illness ?
Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

Q17. Are your staffs equipped/trained & insured ?
Yes! Our guides and porters are fully equipped. Actually we are working in a team. We all are boss and we all are workers. Most of our staffs are trained mountaineers who are certified by various mountaineering institute of India, Some have experience of Working in trekking field for more then two decades making our Company a team of Qualified and Experienced Trekkers. We provide one of the best informative guides for your holidays who can explain about Culture, Geography, Eco system, Plants and History. Some are multi lingual also.

Q18. Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget ?
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips.

Q19. Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services ?
Yes, we can arrange all kind of flight tickets and services. Additional help will be provided for you to the different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Paragliding, jungle safari etc according to your interest and requirements.

Q20. Can we change the goechala and singalila national park trek itinerary ?
Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify singalila national park trek itinerary to some extent after consulting with off road adventure. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

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