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Goechala Trek

The quintessential Sikkim trail, a journey to the base of Kanchenjunga; you hike for the best views or the unique cultural experiences.
  • Sikkim
  • 11 Days
  • 65 KM
  • 15,100 FT
  • Difficult
  • ₹ 19500
    $ 270*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    April-May, Sept-Oct

  • Base Camp

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    Yuksom, Sikkim

  • Pickup Point

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    Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • The maximum altitude you will be reaching is 15,100 ft.
  • Breathtaking sunrise from Dzongri la.
  • Awe-inspiring views of the Kanchendzonga Massif.

Overview

Goechala Trek Guide & Itinerary

The Goechala Trek's height towers at an altitude of 15,100 ft are situated in Sikkim, one of the most beautiful states of India, it is also the smallest state in India and the cleanest. The aura of this land is something you wouldn't have felt before; the people, the food, the clothes, and the culture all are extremely unique and whether you come from north India or south, it will be a cultural shock for you. The people are very friendly and will make you feel at home. Once you get used to the beauty of the city be prepared for a long trek as Goechala Trek's Distance is about 90 km which is complete in the span of 11 days.


Another great fact about the Goechala Trek is that it is very close to Nepal and all the gigantic peaks of the world it holds; hence, you get a panoramic view of these peaks once you ascend a certain height, and the shimmering snow-capped peaks of these massifs make the scene wallpaper worthy for your laptops! The trek starts from Yuksom which is the basecamp from where you start this trek on foot, once you are onto the trail, your next stop is Sachen, you will pass many bridges on your way to Sachen, animals like mule and yak can be spotted. Your next destination is Tshoka and Bakhim, and this trail has a little bit of difficult climbing and there will be dense forests full of rhododendrons and alpine berries that brighten up the path and make your trek more vibrant. The next stop is Dzongri which is an important milestone in this trek, some people turn back from here only after halting for a day or two. You can also explore the local village and get to learn about the culture.You pass through Lamuney, Samiti Lake and then finally to Goecha La, which is your summit. This trek is popular for its sunrise views, especially the sunrise experienced on the Kanchenjunga range, although no one is allowed to actually visit the Goecha Pass, the Viewpoint number 1 and Dzongri viewpoint provide an equally great view of the majestic sun rising over the Kanchenjunga Peak.


Dzongri GoechaLa Trekking

You also come across Dzongri which is a beautiful base camp and is a good place to explore, you can interact with the locals and also visit a monastery which will soothe your mind and you will feel at peace with your chaotic soul. Trekking in Sikkim is always a blessing for anyone looking for peace and serenity in their trek along with thrill and adventure. Since this trek is a difficult grade trek, you cannot simply get up from your office chairs and traverse this trek. A lot of stamina and endurance is required to complete this trail, so make sure you have a rigorous fitness routine and have done simpler treks before this one, a beginner cannot choose this trek as a first trek. Prior experience is mandatory for this trek.


GoechaLa Trekking Weather

The best time to do Goechala Trek is in the months of September and October. However, you can also attempt this trek in the months of April and May. You should definitely avoid the tracks from June to September as the monsoons create problems like landslides, muddy and slippery paths which makes trekking extremely dangerous. You can try alternate treks from June to September.


The Temperatures at Goechala Trek are 15 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius in summers during the day and 7 degrees Celsius to -1 degrees Celsius during the night.

 

GoechaLa Trekking Package by Trekmunk

The Goechala Trek 2020 is being organized by Trekmunk and the package starts from 19500 INR and organizes trips all year round. Book for Goechala trek today. You can also customize trips according to your convenience.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

The trek starts at Yuksom, which is a comparatively larger settlement area in the western part of Sikkim. A 6-7-hour drive from New Jalpaiguri to Yuksom is where the journey starts for all trekkers. Yuksom is also the entry gateway to the Kanchenjunga National Park. Enroute Yuksum, you will come across a police booth where you will be asked to show your identity proof. Next, you will have to get the required permit and pay the permit fee at the forest checkpoint in Yuksom, this is done by your trek leader in the morning before starting the trek. The fee includes services like tent, porter, yak and other services, and if you are carrying a camera then additional charges are made. It is estimated that the approximate charges count up to 700 to 800 INR for each trekker. For foreigners’ different charges apply.

Meals : Dinner only
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 6 - 7 hours
Altitude : 5,840 ft.
Distance : 150 km

The trek from Yuksom to Sachen/Bakhim takes about 5 to 6 hours (Sachen) and 8 to 9 hours (Bakhim). There are a lot of steep slopes that you will have to climb on this trek, especially if you are planning to ascend Bakhim. You should be carrying about 2 liters of water, you will come across streams where you can later fill your bottles from. The trail involves dense dark forest for about half an hour from where you can see a shelter on the way, this is the exact spot where you will find a bridge standing over Pha Khola. Pha Khola is a thick forest that will engulf you with its variety of flora and fauna, the forest has cool vibes and you see the temperature difference once you step out of the sheltered branches. The trail gradually ascends.


While walking for another hour and a half you will begin to see beautiful waterfalls called the Tshushay Khola Falls. About 50 to 60 meters ahead you will see a sturdy iron bridge which will take you further into the trek. After walking for one more hour, you will see a small cement bridge that is at the height of about 7,100 ft and is about half an hour away from your destination Sachen. Once you reach Sachen, you will find a log hut, which houses several rooms for the travelers (approximately 6-7 people), and a small pantry to cook. For groups comprising a larger number of people, there is a campsite opposite the shelter when you can rest in the open.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 5-7 hours
Altitude : 8,683 ft. at bakhim

It will take 5 to 6 hours to reach Tshoka if you start from Sachen. The climb is through dense Oak forests which are a blessing to trek in, overshadowing trees and pleasant air will surround you at all times. Half an hour into the forest you will start seeing rhododendrons flooding the forest with their charm and color. With the increase in altitude, you will experience the air get cooler and thinner. The trail will climb up to a ridge which will then continue till to reach Bhakim.


At Bhakim you will find a forest rest house as some travelers prefer to stay at Bhakim for a while before continuing their journey ahead, the reason being the famous and beautiful Yuksom valley and its amazing view you get from the Bhakim range. You will, however, have difficulty in finding a caretaker, so you can opt to trek till Tshoka which is only at an hour’s distance from here. At Bhakim you will find a tea stall, which will provide you with some snacks as well, after this rest, you begin your great climb to Tshoka, the trail will now have multiple climbs and which will overlook Bhakim. At about 9,000 ft and rhododendrons all around the forest, the trail will get dark as the forests will get denser, the canopy of trees creating a dark atmosphere and blocking the sunlight. After walking for a while, you will come out of the shade of the forest into a plateau and the campsite of Tshoka, there’s a hut as well as a camping site to satisfy all kinds of travelers. The hut is a building fully made of wood that can house up to 20 trekkers. Other than that, a forest rest house is at a little distance uphill from the hut where you can reside for the night as well.


Tshoka is a great place to explore, you will find local cafes that cater to a malt beer known as Tumba, you can also visit the monastery which is nearby, to get the spiritual touch of the place. A monastery is a place where you can find peace, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, and only calm spread all around you. A very limited number of people reside in Tshoka, therefore, there is usually peace and quiet here at all times.


The Kanchenjunga peaks blossom more from Tshoka, you can see them at a nearer distance and the snow covering the peaks creates a magical view of the scenery and it is a breath-taking experience. There is also Mt. Pandim which covers a major part of the skyline. To get the best photo results you can climb a little higher and get great panoramic shots of the various peaks surrounding the area.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 3-4 hours
Altitude : 9,700 ft.

For your next destination, move towards the dame monastery and keep following the trail. There are steep climbs on the way and within minutes you will find Tshoka disappearing from the view. You will enter a forest full of rhododendrons and adding their bright colors to the trail. During the months of May, the whole slope is covered with bright rhododendrons which gives a fiery effect. The is a difficult climb which lasts for half an hour which soon eases into a comfortable climb.


This path changes to a woody one and you see wooden benches lined up on either side of the trail, it starts to look like a park and you feel like taking at the moment, the peace and scenery all in. There is also this beautiful scent of the forest and flowers and trees which spreads all across the way. The stony trail along with the long path is easy to climb as the slope is quite gentle and you reach Phedang in 20 minutes. From Phedang you experience a spectacular panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains, you will find huts and wooden benches here as well. After having lunch, you start your journey towards Kockchurang. Spring will show up after 15 minutes from where you can refill your bottles and then resume your trek to Dzongri.


The trail will start to brush off with small rhododendrons covering the way. The next challenging climb is through a ridge where the trail will fluctuate between either side of the slope. After about an hour you will begin to see the prayer flags lighting up your way all the way to the top.
Here you can visit and gather your blessings from a local shrine which many travelers visit, and then you start to descend towards Dzongri. The hut situated in Dzongri appears at a bend, you will find a stream of water running beside the hut which can house 30 trekkers at a time. Dzongri is a vast meadow with peaks surrounding you from all sides, you can spot the Kanchenjunga peak and other peaks which are covered with shimmering snow, in fact, the view here is so attractive and breath-taking that people often stay here and head back from here only.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 3-4 hours
Altitude : 13,024 ft.

You start this day with a small trek to Dzongri Top located at the height of 13,778 ft, it is the maximum altitude you can reach to get the best panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the tows you’ve traversed so far, only they will look like miniature houses and forests from up here. The majestic peaks of Singalila and Kanchenjunga ranges are clearly visible from here and the best photographic experience for shutterbugs.


The Dzongri climb is a 2 hill climb from the residing hut/campsite at Dzongri and tasks at most one hour to reach. For people who love a beautiful sunrise, 5 am is the best time to reach Dzongri Top and feel the fresh rays of the sun hitting your soul and enlightening your body, the sun rays also light up the Kanchenjunga peaks and give you a view of a lifetime. If you start your trek from 4 am with headlights and torches you will reach at the right time of hitting dawn.


Now as you climb up the Singalila range begins to expand at the bend and Kanchenjunga and other respective peaks beside emerge from there. The color of the sky and the mountains changes with the rays and direction of the sun. The best way to enjoy the Dzongri is by taking long soothing strolls in the region and taking in the nature and beauty of Dzongri. It is also a paradise for shutterbugs as you get great views of the Himalayan peaks. If you are planning to spend the day in your tents, then think again and choose to explore and roam around.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 3 hours
Altitude : 13,778 ft at Dzongri La top

This path is again like most of Sikkim trails covered in beautiful rhododendrons which blossom along the way with their vibrant colors and alluring design. You need to descend for about 2 hours, it is a very gentle descend. The rhododendrons which were earlier scattered in the form of shrubs now take the shape of full-grown forests and make way for your eyes. It is in the forest that you will find the descent getting steeper and more difficult, therefore be very careful.


You can spot many birds in this forest and also capture their photos if you have the time and patience, the birds are totally camouflaged with the trees and rocks and it will take a lot of time to separate the bird from its natural surroundings. You will find a beautiful spring called Kockchurang spring, from here a route leading to the forest where you have to head next, it will lead you to Phedang. You can’t place your campsite at Kockchurang but there is a river 100m away, where the campsite is usually set up for trekkers to halt for the night, the river and the weather together make a great camping experience for the trekkers.


From Kockchurang you will have to take a bridge across Prekchu, where you can explore and take a breath of fresh natural air. You can see the river which is running at freezing temperatures and you can see the clear way flowing below the bridge. Thansing is 2 km away from the bridge and the terrain in between changes from dense forests to its extreme opposite which is rocky and barren. When you finally reach Thansing you will see a wide clear meadow and a trekkers hut situated in the meadow is also visible. However, you cannot reside in the hut, so tents have to be put up anyway.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 3-4 hours
Altitude : 12,946 ft.

The trek to Lamuney is comparatively very gentle and calm and you will come across pasturelands and wide meadows which will soothe the mind and soul with their space and beauty. Once you reach Lamuney you will have a delicious lunch and then you can think about exploring the area further.


From here you can further go up to visit the popular lake Samiti and spent a few hours taking in the beauty and serenity of the lake, the trek will ascend from Lamuney it should take about 1 hour to reach lake Samiti, once you’ve successfully scaled the climb, it will open on to a wide flat area followed by the lake with is glistening pure water and mesmerizing beauty. The waves of the lake change according to the wind direction and you can see the harmony of nature with itself.


It is advisable to spend considerable time here taking in the beauty and shutterbugs capturing it as well. The lake’s purity is unchanged as it hasn’t been exploited by the man at all. the lake has the most beautiful shades of blue and you can also spot bluebirds matching the lakes color and domestic animals can be found here too. However, you cannot camp near Lake Samiti so you will have to return back and spend the night at the Lamuney campsite, which is equally petty with wide pastureland and cool breeze which will calm your nerves from the city life.


You will be briefed about the big day which will ascend you to your final destination Goecha La and you should also at this point think about resting and recharging yourself for the following day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 2-3 hours
Altitude : 13,743 ft.

This is the oomph day of your trek, you will finally be reaching the destination you have been working so hard to get to, this trek will be the longest and toughest trek of all the days you’ve trekked up till now. The trek from Lamuney to Viewpoint 1 and back is long and it can take about 12 – 13 hours to complete. You start off this trek at the earlier hour of 1 am in the morning, the trek starts at this hour so that you have more time in hand to reach viewpoint 1 on time. Starting at this time also gives you a chance to witness the sunrise in full bloom.


Your first destination is the well-traversed Samiti Lake which some if you have already visited the day before, for those who will come here for the first time it will be an amazing experience as the fresh crystal clear lake is shining bright and creates a picture-perfect view to mesmerize your eyes for a while, you just don’t want to look away from the view, you also see the reflection of the beautiful massive mountings surrounding the area falling on the laze, people with DSLRs can capture this moment forever. The trek from Lamuney to Samiti Lake is a one-hour trek. From here you will ascend on a very steep slope which leads towards Goecha La viewpoint 1 at a towering altitude of 15,100 ft and about 5 km from Lamuney. On your way, you will experience the spectacular sunrise and the fresh sun rays hitting the mountain tops which are fully covered in shining snow. The bright sin light to the contrasting dark Rocky Mountains and soft snow will combine and make a view that is breathtaking. You will be able to locate many peaks from this point like Kabru South, Kabru North, Kabru Dome, Gocha Jupano, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Tenzingkhang and Sinvo, shutterbugs should make use of the opportunity and capture the beauty of nature in their cameras, the rest of us, we can simply enjoy the view from Goechala viewpoint.


After spending some time at Goecha La viewpoint and taking in the beauty of the place, you start to descend to Lamuney. You will then have a delicious warm lunch at the campsite and start packing for your next descend to Thansing. Once you reach Thansing, you halt for the night to prepare your descent journey the next day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 12-13 hours
Altitude : 15,100 ft at the view point

On this trail, you will again enter the rhododendron covered forests and it will create its magical effect to beautify the forests and their vibrant colors will light up any trek. The total distance to reach Tshoka from Thansing is 16 km. Mountain peaks of Mt. Pandim and Kanchenjunga are visible all throughout this trail. You will come across the trail of Phe Dang and it will take about 4 to 5 hours to reach depending on your group’s speed.


After reaching Phedang you will finally begin your descent to Thansing retracting your steps back to where you came from. The path is pretty simple with gentle descents, the rich and lustrous forests which are untouched by human beings give you a sense of spiritual healing, you will come across plant species which you have never seen and the overall beauty of these enchanting trails will engulf you whole. Mt. Pandim is a view to behold, the snow-covered peaks peeping out of places and the glorifying height of the mountain top are something you will call tall buildings in cities. You will set up a temporary campsite for a little halt and have your packed lunch, you can have a power nap, explore around, click the pictures or simply sit down and feel the serene nature and let the cool breeze hit your face. After everyone is well-rested and refreshed with their energy levels full again, you start your remaining journey to Tshoka.


From Phedang it will take about 6 km to reach Tshoka, the trail still remains surrounded with dense rhododendron sprawling forests, it’s like walking on another planet similar to earth which is untouched by humans. There will be some difficult descents so it is advised to walk slowly and carefully, but once when you do reach a stable ground, try taking fewer breaks so that you reach Tshoka on time before it gets dark. On reaching Tshoka you will be served with dinner and everyone will go and rest calling it a day and prepare for the next day.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Time Taken : 6-7 hours
Altitude : 9,700 ft.

It takes about 6 hours to reach Yuksom the base camp from Tshoka, the total distance covered is approximately 16 km. the day will start with an energetic group which is well-rested. You will carry packed lunch so that time can be saved during breaks. You simply retrace your steps as you have to scale down the exact path you climbed a while back. The trek is also faster as you descend. And the majestic Himalayas will show their glory even from here, they will accompany you throughout the trek like a fixed wallpaper. From Sachen, you will see an irregularity in the terrain with lots of ups and downs and zig-zag roads in between and the last stretch has a couple of climbs which are a little challenging, the town of Bhakim will also come on your way back to Yuksom. There will be Hillock which will be the final hurdle of the trek, once you cross those, the trek will be over and you will find yourself standing in the Yuksom neighborhood. As soon as you are back to civilization, you will find cellular phone networks and you can contact your loved ones about the success of the trek. You can then settle down at the guest house, take a refreshing bath, get a power nap, and prepare to bid farewell to Sikkim.


But for the people who still want to hang on to Sikkim for a while longer can explore the town, explore the rich culture, try local cuisines and buy local handicrafts. If time allows you should definitely visit one of the Sikkim monasteries to get the spiritual touch of the area. You can look for small souvenirs and gifts to take for your loved ones and one for yourself too, so that it reminds you of the journey and beauty of the trek and Sikkim itself.


This is indeed one of the most beautiful treks of the Himalayas which gives you an opportunity to visit Sikkim as well. You will take much more than just mountains and camping from this trek, you will take some great memories and learning which you will cherish for a lifetime.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel
Time Taken : 5-6 hours

This is the actual final day of the trek when you actually prepare to leave Sikkim altogether, you should start your journey early because an exhausting and a long drive awaits you. You begin your day with the beautiful sunrise of Yuksom, taking in the cool and fresh breeze in as you breathe. Along with that you also pack your luggage and head out for a delicious breakfast in the morning sun. the ideal time to start would be 8 am so that you can reach New Jalpaiguri Railway Station by dusk. The total drive distance from Yuksom which can easily be covered within 8 to 9 hours of driving, but your overall time will depend on the traffic, weather, and the condition of roads, since Sikkim is prone to landslides, a lot of roads and bridges are under construction.


The journey by car back to Jalpaiguri is as exciting as your time in Yuksom, as the Himalayas will remain fixed to your car window and the beautiful rural life running past your eyes, this will make the ride very pleasurable. You will take a halt at Jorthang where mouth-watering lunch will be served and you can find many kinds of cuisines like Chinese, Indian, continental and the local delicacies of Sikkim.


The halt is short-lived as you still need to catch your train and so you immediately get on with your remaining journey. Since the travel time is not fixed and there can always be a delay in reaching Jalpaiguri on time, you should book an onward journey, which could be a couple of hours later than your ETA. You can even book tickets for the next day if you don’t want to take risks because sometimes trains aren’t available at night.


Once you reach Jalpaiguri and have some time in your hands, you should definitely explore of Jalpaiguri, it is a prominent district of West Bengal. It has a very popular market called Hong Kong Market which should definitely be on your list, it’s rarely about 4 km from the Railway station. There’s also a Bidhan market 5km away from the railway station, it is famous for its food, especially local eateries.

Meals : Breakfast only
Accommodation : Not Included
Time Taken : 6-7 hours
Distance : 150 km

How To Reach

We can arrange a cab for you from the pickup point in Siliguri/NJP/Bagdogra Airport, the charges for the same are not included in the package. The cost of the cab can be shared among the trekkers joining the trek. For communications purposes, we will create a Whatsapp Group before the departure date of the trek and will share the details regarding the transportation. The drop at Siliguri after the trek will be arranged in a similar way.


How to reach Goechala Trek Starting Point (Yuksom) :

By Air

Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport, from here you can take a taxi/bus to Yuksom. If you are a large group then a minivan or a minibus can be arranged easily.


By Train

New Jalpaiguri Station located at a distance of 150 km from Yuksom, from the station you can take a taxi/bus to Yuksom.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in Siliguri: Food and stay in Siliguri is not included in the package. 
  • Flights and Transportation to and fro base camp: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from Siliguri to Yuksom and back to Siliguri is not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

Reviews

We were a group of 12 friends and booked a trek to Kedartal with Trekmunk, it was an amazing experience..even though it was our first trek to the Himalayas and Kedartal being a difficult terrain trek we were guided excellently by the Trekmunk team. They served us nutritious food, ...

Mazhar Dohadwala
Kedartal Trek

I chose (after a lot of research) Trekmunk for my first trek - The Hampta Pass and Chandratal Trek. And I am so really glad I did so. The trekker needs to only focus on the trek and the beautiful landscape around him/her. The rest of everything is taken care of by Trekmunk from d ...

Sreekul Nair
Hampta Pass Trek

I was bored with my regular 9 to 5 schedule and then I decided to seclude myself from the chaotic city life. So, I went to Brahmatal trek last month along with a couple of my friends. We went with Trekmunk and it was a lovely experience. The trek guide, Ramesh was very polite and ...

Sidhant Das
Brahmatal Trek

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