Goecha La (el. 4940 m.) is a high mountain pass in Sikkim, India in the Himalaya range.The southeast face of Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain, is viewable from the pass, which is also a base camp for those aspiring to scale the mountain.
The trek to Goecha La starts in Yuksom, where the motorable road ends at an altitude of 1770 meters. It takes approximately seven and a half days to reach Goecha la and return to Yuksom. Key halting points are Sachen, Bakkhim, Tshoka, Phedang, Dzongri, Kokchurong,Thansing and Lamuney. The initial days of the trek proceeds through dense forest cover, enters bugyals(A Bugyal is a high altitude alpine grass lands, or meadows), and ends in rocky terrain. The trek is highlighted by the presence of rhododendrons of various colours during the month of may.
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