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Yuksom to Dzongri & The Goecha La Trek in Kanchenjunga National ParkKanchenjunga
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Yuksom to Dzongri & The Goecha La Trek in Kanchenjunga National ParkKanchenjunga

Yuksom To Dzongri &amp; The Goecha La Trek<br><br>This popular trek in Sikkim, is from Yuksom to Dzongri and onwards to Goecha La, and has superb views of Kanchenjunga. From Yuksam, the trail follows the Rathong Valley to Bakkhim and from here a steep ascent to the village of Tshoka. Above Tshoka the trail reaches Phedang. A further stage brings you to Dzongri (4020 M). From here the trail drops steeply down the river to Thangsing (3930 M).<br><br>Dzongri is situated at an altitude of about 4020 M, in west Sikkim. It offers the trekker a most fascinating close-up view of Kanchenjunga 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, Kanchenjunga and the others. The trek is traditional which follows a picturesque route past lush vegetation and wonderful mountain views until it reaches a high pass.
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Rich S wrote a review Dec 2019
Boston, Massachusetts32 contributions10 helpful votes
Tashi Ding is an active monastery in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. I recently visited to attend the cremation of my Tibetan master. The monastery was established in the 1600's. There are two holy caves visited by the master Guru Rinpoche located at the site. There is a stupa garden, two meditation halls, a prayer wheel house with an immense prayer wheel, as well as residences for the monks. On the walk up to the site is a little shop at which you can buy a traditional kata, or prayer shawl, to make an offering. Below the main site is one of the 8 great charnel grounds (burial sites) in the Buddhist tradition. The site is pretty high up and there is some steep walking, I recommend taking your time climbing the hill. Modest dress is most appropriate, generally long pants are best - not shorts.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Trip565006 wrote a review Dec 2018
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates106 contributions5 helpful votes
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We deliberately stopped in Tashiding to visit this ancient monastery, stayed at the wonderful new Rabney Residency hotel. In the morning we visited the monastery and our dream came true! But it should be noted that the monastery was closed, but 2 telephones were left on which you can call the monks. After only 10 minutes, the monk opened the doors for us and waited very patiently for us to perform all the rituals and enjoy the solitude. Tashiding is also known by Saint Chorten, known as Thong-WaRang-Dol, which literally means "Savior." It is believed that mere contemplation of this should wash away all the sins of believers.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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sayon s wrote a review Nov 2018
Boise, Idaho64 contributions23 helpful votes
For Yuksom, I must say the village is beautifully maintained. It is set up model village. if you want you can stay there for a day. Truly there is nothing to do apart from cherishing the green surroundings and breath the mountain air. This monastery is one of the small little monastery to visit.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Emmanuel S wrote a review Jan 2018
Lille, France35 contributions10 helpful votes
A beautiful monastery, a must to see on your to-do list in West Sikkim. Serene, peaceful and active monastery.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Ricardo Silva wrote a review Oct 2017
Sao Paulo, SP442 contributions46 helpful votes
In 2015 we ( my wife and I ) have been for about 30 days traveling through Sikkin, and I have been following Tibetan Buddhism since my 18 years of age, visiting the temples is monasteries, they were part of my travel planning. Tashiding means “The Devoted Central Glory” and the monastery by this name was founded in 1641 by Ngadak Sempa Chempo Phunshok Rigzing who belonged to the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located on top of the hill rising between the Rathong chu and the Rangeet River, 40 kilometres (25 mi) from Gyalshing and 19 kilometres (12 mi) to the south east of Yuksam. Tashiding is the nearest town to the Tashiding Monastery (Gompa), which is the most sacred and holiest monasteries in Sikkim. This monastery located at an altitude of 1465 m is built on top of a heart shaped hill or helmet shaped hill above the confluence of the Rathong Chu and Rangeet rivers, with the Mt. Kanchendzonga providing the amazing scenic back drop. Interesting route ( no rush ) to get there, for travelers who like to explore different areas and places.
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Date of experience: November 2016
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