Sangrila Trek

Sangrila Trek Map Sangrila Trek Map

The Dzongri - Goecha La Trek is the most popular trek in Sikkim and famed for great mountain views, a floral spectacle in summer, birds and views of pristine forest. One of the prominent features of this trek is the stunning views of Mount Kanchenjunga. This trail takes you to within arms reach of this Himalayan giant. Along the route you will have the chance to see many beautiful wild flowers, wild life, yak herd’s and the rural mountain life of villages you pass. It is a moderate trek that ascends over a pass at almost 5000m from where you are going to get unforgettable views.

From Yuksam, the trail follows the Rathong Valley to Bakhim and from here a steep ascent to the village of Tsokha. Above Tsokha the trail reaches Pethang. A further stage brings you to Dzongri (4020 M). From here the trail drops steeply down the river to Thansing (3930 M).

The final stop is at Samiti Lake from which an assault is made to Goecha La (4940 M) for the best views of Kanchenjunga. Dzongri is situated at an altitude of about 4020 M, in west Sikkim. It offers the trekker a most fascinating close-up view of Khangchenjunga and Mt. Pandim. To the west rises the long outline of the Kyangla ridge. Dzongri is trekker’s paradise.Goecha La is situated at an altitude of about 4940 M. Goecha La offers a mind catching sight of the mountains like Pandim, Khangchenjunga and the others. The trek to Goecha la really is getting out & getting trekked. There are only few trekking routes around the Kangchenjunga National Park that are open to visitors. The trek is traditional which follows a picturesque route past lush vegetation and and wonderful mountain views until it reaches a high pass. The training courses of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute are conducted in these valleys and trekkers have passed through here for decades.

Permit Formalities

For this trek, the Tourism and Civil Aviation issues Protected Area Permit (PAP) at Gangtok which is available for certain specified area for groups consisting of two or more foreigners subject to condition that the trekking programme is arranged through a registered travel agency.