5 reasons to trek to Goecha La this spring

Situated in West Sikkim, the trek to Goecha La pass is one among the numerous trekking trails Sikkim has to offer. Well known for its wonderful scenes, unmatched views of grand peaks including Mt. Khangchendzonga, and rich varied greenery, the Goecha La trek is probably on every trekker’s bucket list.

So why is this trek so special you ask? Well, here are five reasons to visit Goecha La this spring (March and April).

(1) Trek through rhododendron forests: The trail to Goecha La runs through rhododendron forests. Rest assured you will not come across animals during your walk due to the narrow nature and dense vegetation on the trail.

(2) Inch closer to Mt. Khangchendzonga: As you move closer to Goecha La pass, the entire Khangchendzonga range can be seen clearly and offers great views during sunrise and sunsets.

(3) Changing landscape: From meandering trails and rivers and streams to forests and beautiful meadows of Dzongri, the Goecha La trek makes its ways through various landscapes.

(4) The weather in March and April is simply splendid: The rhododendron forests, which burst to life with pink and red flowers during spring-summer, makes walking through the forest enormously pleasing.

(5) Adventure of a lifetime: The sensational feeling of fulfilment that you feel upon reaching Mt. Pandim is pure magic. The memories and experiences you collect throughout the journey are the ones you will cherish forever.

Feeling tempted? Check out 6 exhilarating trekking routes in Sikkim and pick your favourite.


Plan your trip to Sikkim this year by choosing the best travel agent

Ever since Sikkim opened its doors to tourists in October last year, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations for families, couples, and solo travellers alike. The winter months, from November to March, are an ideal time to visit Sikkim as you can enjoy snowfall and get clear views of the Himalayan peaks. The spring month of April again sees clear skies and is perfect for trekking and enjoying the outdoors.

If you are planning a trip to Sikkim soon, choosing the right travel agent in Sikkim can be overwhelming as there are over 500 travel agents selling various packages that are more or less the same. So how do you decide whom to go with?

Different types of travel agents:

Travel agents can be classified into 4 types: the done-it-alls, the followers, the doers, and the young guns. The done-it-allsareexperienced and well-established tour agents that provide set tours, while the “young guns” offer ultra-customizable trips.

Now, you might jump at the first few companies that are found in your search results, but don’t just stop there. You need to look for answers to some basic questions: Are they a registered agency? How is their customer service like? How are they rated online? What are their reviews like? And are they accessible 24/7?

A bit of research on Choosing the Best Travel Agents in Sikkim can help a lot in picking the right one to go with, ensuring you have a stress-free and comfortable trip throughout.  

10 places you absolutely must visit in Sikkim

When you are planning to visit Sikkim there are so many places to chose from! Some of the 10 best places to visit in Sikkim are the famous Changu Lake, Pelling, Namchi, Ravangla, Temi Tea Garden, Yuksom, Dentam, Sombaria, Lachen and Lachung.

Changu Lake is one place in Sikkim that will always show up on Google images whenever you search for places to visit in Sikkim. If you visit Changu Lake in winter, you will witness a thick layer of snow covering the landscape and a frozen lake. During other seasons, the lake is not frozen but the views are still mesmerizing. However if you want to catch an excellent view of Mt. Khangchendzonga then Pelling is the place you must visit in Sikkim.  Pelling is home to India’s first glass Skywalk and is 200ft long and 55ft tall. Namchi is another great place to visit in Sikkim with many places of attractions in Namchi the tourism has drastically increased in this part of the state.  Some of the places to visit in Namchi are Chardham, Samdruptse, Namchi ropeway, Shirdi Baba Mandir etc. Not very far from Namchi is Ravangla in South Sikkim. Buddha Park is the famous place you can visit in Ravangla and also see the view of Mt Khangchendzonga from Ravangla. Temi Tea garden is located in South Sikkim and it is a stunning area to drive through. You can also pluck tea leaves, visit tea factory and taste the tea. If you love trekking then Yuksom is a place you must visit. It is also the oldest village in Sikkim and base camp for Khangchendzonga trek or the Dzongri Goechela trek.

Some of other places to visit in Sikkim are Dentam, Sombaria, Lachen and Lachung. Whether you come to Sikkim for peaceful holidays or for adventures these are the places you cannot avoid visiting.

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