Sikkim- Goecha La Trekking cum Training Expedition: 2023
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NAME OF THE PROGRAM COORDINATOR / FD: Shri Raja/ Shri M Sekar
CONTACT NUMBER: 9842710236/ 9444927323 EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org REPORTING PLACE: Yuksom, Sikkim COMPLETE POSTAL ADDRESS: Youth Hostels Association of India, Tamil Nadu State Branch, 2-D Viswas Flats, Pillaiyar Koil Street, Nesapakkam, West KK Nagar Chennai 600078
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM: Youth Hostels Association of India, Tamil Nadu
State Branch is happy to announce second time the famous trekking program named
National Trekking cum Training Expedition: Sikkim- - Goecha La Trek: 2023. One
of the very famous treks is called the Dzongri – Goechala Trek which starts from
Yuksum (1780 Mtrs the first Capital of Sikkim) and reaches to the final point
as Goechala (4491 Mtrs).
DAY WISE SCHEDULE:
Day 1: Arrival at Yuksom Base Camp, Sikkim and
Day 2: Yuksom (5,700 feet) to Sachen (7,200 feet)
Trek of around 4 to 4.5 hours trek
Day 3: Sachen (7,200 feet) to Tshoka (9, 650 feet)
Trek of around 3.5 to 4 hours
Day 4: Tshoka (9,650 feet) to Dzongri via Phedang
(12,050 feet) Trek of around 5 to 6 Hours
Day 5: Dzongri (12980ft ) to Dzongri Top (13681 ft)
Day 6: Dzongri (12980 ft) to Thansing (12894 ft ) via
Kochchurang (12096 ft). Trek of around 5 to 6 hours
Day 7: Thansing (12894 ft) to Goechala (16,000 ft)
and back to Thangshing Trek of around 12 to 14 hours
Day 8: Thangshing to Tshoka via Phedang trek Trek of
around 6 to 7 hours
Day 9: Tshoka to Yuksom via Bhakim and Sachen : Trek
of around 6 hours
Day 10: Check out from Yuksom – Sikkim
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? For Indian Nationals only: Any YHAI member
aged 18 years to 60 years strictly.
****PEOPLE WITH HEART PROBLEMS, HIGH PRESSURE,
MIGRANNE, ASTHMA OR ANY MEDICAL PROBLEM ARE NOT ADVISED/ ALLOWED TO UNDERTAKE
Documents need to bring at the time of
1. Voter ID/
Passport/ Driving License as your ID Proof. The ID Proof/Medical Certificate must be shared to YHAI
before 7 days of the program starting date.
2 . 3 passport size photographs
3. Medically Fit
Certificate from a Medical Practitioner to undertake the trek.
FEE INCLUSIONS: All meals (food), Tent, High altitude Guide, Trekking permit, Kanchanzonga National Park fees .
Things not included in fees:
·Transportation pick up and drop
·Alchohol (strictly prohibitted), Soft Drinks, beverages etc.
·Personal expenses like tips, telephone calls, Laundry etc.
·Any meals/ services not mentioned above.
·Off loading (personal bags) if not able to carry pay extra per bag 10kg per day rs 500/- directly to the porter.
HOW TO REACH THE BASE CAMP:
By Airways :
Visitors who wish
to reach Yuksom by flight, Bagdogra Airport located 160 kms from this town is
the closest airport. This airport receives flights from various major
destinations across the India. On getting down at this airport one can easily
hire a cab or take a taxi till Yuksom.
By Roadways :
If you are keen
in taking the roads, then you can reach Yuksom within 5 hours from Geyzing
(44.9 km) taking a private or shared jeep. One can also take a bus to reach
this point. The roads to Yuksom are poorly lit, so taking a morning bus from
the railway station or airport is advisable in comparison to a night journey by
By Railways :
wish to experience a journey by train, must know that New Jalpaiguri Railway
Station is the sole option available. Travelling by train is a lot reasonable
alternative to reach Yuksom. This railhead connects major states of the
country. From this station one can hire a private vehicle or a taxi to reach
Reporting Date :
Seats left :
Reporting Point : Yuksom, Sikkim
FOOD & WATER SUPPLIES: Simple
vegetarian and nutritious food will be served. Local food will be provided on
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING ALONG:
1.First Things First: Basic gear for trekking,
refillable water bottles, sunglasses, trekking pole, a rain- covered rucksack,
torch and spare batteries.
strictly prohibited in the area so don’t bring the same.
2.Major Documents: Govt. ID Card (original, and
three photocopies), three passport size photos, Inner Line Permit (ILP) for foreigners,
6.Must carry: Anti fungal cream, tampons for women, pouches to dispose off non
7.Miscellaneous: Personal First aid kit, prescribed
medicines(if any), dry fruits, energy bars, chocolates, and snacks to munch on.
CANCELLATION RULES: CANCELLATION RULES:
1. In case any participant is unable to join this trek and willing to cancel, you will get a refund of 50% of your fees amount provided that your cancellation request must received to us at least 15 days in advance from the programme reporting date.
2. No refund will be applicable if the cancellation request will receive less than 15 days in advance from the programme reporting date.
3. No credit shell will be provided in this program and no transfer request to any other program is permissible from this program.
4. No medical issues, natural calamity or any sort of personal reasons will be considered as cancellation reason and will be considered for refund.
SAFETY & SECURITY: While every care has been taken to ensure safety, the Youth Hostels Association of India cannot be held responsible for any theft, accident, illness and other such unforeseen eventualities.
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