Complete The Form Below To Register For The Goecha la Trek

(The form to register is below Terms & Conditions)

Trek fee: Rs. 16,650/- Service tax at 9% is payable on the trek fee

Eligibility criteria for Goechala Trek

1. BMI upper limit is 26. Please calculate your BMI here. Your BMI will be checked at the base camp again.
2. Upper age limit: 55 years.  
3. Lower age limit: 12 years.    
4. Registration Fitness criteria: Before you register for a difficult trek it is important to be already on a fitness plan. We will need proof of current fitness level before registration. Use Nike+ Run Club to track your fitness. Your minimum current fitness level must be:
               a. For those below 35: Ability to run 3 kms in 18 mins. 
               b. For those above 35: Brisk walk 2 kms in 18 mins.
         Please call us on 9343831803 to help you register.  
5. Final Fitness requirement for a Difficult Trek (15 days before trek starts)         
         For those below 30: Should be able to jog a distance of 5 km in 30 mins, 4 times a week.  
         For those above 35: Brisk walk at the speed of 9 minutes per kilometer. Must be

         able to cover 4 km in 36 mins.

If you need help with preparation call us on 9343831803.

Please read carefully the following Terms & Conditions before registering for the trek. 

1. The trek fee includes all costs of the trek from the start at Yuksom to the end of the trek at Yuksom

2. Pick up: Trekkers are picked up from NJP railway station at 9:30 am. Transport from NJP to Yuksom and return from Yuksom to NJP can be arranged by us at an extra cost (One way costs Rs 5,500 per vehicle). Participants are expected to share the cost of the cab. The cost is shared this way: Total no of vehicles divided by total no of participants. 

No service tax is applicable on transport cost. Indiahikes only arranges the vehicle pick up and is not responsible for any issues during transport. You can choose to come independently to the base camp.

3. Backpack offloading: Indiahikes expects trekkers to carry their own backpacks -- which contains clothes, warm gears, toilet kits etc. Camping gears like tents/sleeping bags is carried by Indiahikes support team. If for some reason you do not want to carry your backpack, you can offload the same by paying an additional charge.

Backpack offloading charge for the entire trek duration is Rs 2200. Partial offloading is not allowed. Charges vary for offloading on arrival at the base camp. Also, offloading on arrival may be refused if sufficient man/animal power is not available. Your offloaded backpack cannot weigh more than 9 kgs. No suitcases/strolleys/duffel bags are allowed for offloading.

4. Emergency during trek: In a trek a medical emergency or any other emergency may arise. If for any reason you are sent down from the trek then Indiahikes will make arrangements for your return to the base camp or nearest road head. A staff will accompany you. He may not be a trained personnel.

Evacuation or dealing with emergencies is extremely difficult in the mountains. It is time consuming as well. A normal trek of 2 hours may take 6 hours in an emergency (a sick person is not easy to evacuate). Doctors do not go along with a team. Doctors are not available at the base camp or nearest road head either. Indiahikes trek leaders are trained to administer first aid and know how to deal with issues related to the mountains. However, they are not doctors. 

Registering for this trek is an understanding that you have read up on the difficulties of high altitude trekking and understand the risks. You have also understood what AMS, HAPE and HACE are. You have taken efforts to educate yourself and you are in a position to manage your own altitude related emergency. 

5. Fitness: A high altitude trek in the Himalayas requires considerable fitness. Your body needs to train itself to process more work with lower levels of oxygen. Cardiovascular training before a trek is critically important. Training must include strength and flexibility workout. We have laid out the eligibility criteria here. Registering for the trek is an understanding that you will undertake the mandated fitness training. Indiahikes has the right to reject candidates who do not meet our eligibility requirement at the base camp. 

6. Non-liability: Indiahikes is not responsible for any loss/damage of your gears/equipment or other belongings on the trek.

7. Drinking and smoking is dangerous on a high altitude trek. It is strictly prohibited. If you flout this rule your participation on the trek will be cancelled forthright.

8. Payment: Payment for the trek can be done online through credit/debit card or net banking. Cheque/draft or cash are not accepted.

9. Cancellation: If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforseen circumstances (like rains, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc), Indiahikes will issue a trek voucher for the full amount. The voucher can be redeemed for the same trek or another trek in the next one year.

In case you wish to cancel your trek please e-mail us at Cancellation requests are not taken over phone.

The cancellation charges are as under:

  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek -- full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek -- 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek -- no refund.

10. Safety Protocol: 

      a. While our itineraries are designed to allow for adequate acclimatisation, most treks in Indian Himalayas climb quickly, which is called forced accents. Unavailability of camp sites and the Indian Himalayan terrain are the reason for this. There are chances that you will feel the effects of altitude sickness and oxygen deprivation while on this trek. Please be aware that your trek leader may deem it unsafe for you to continue trekking at any time, and arrange for you to descend to a lower attitude.

      b. Our trek leaders will conduct routine health checks at all camps to measure oxygen saturation, pulse and blood pressure. Indiahikes reserves the right to exclude any trekker from climbing higher on the trek without refund if the trekker's vital readings are below accepted norms for that altitude. These norms are available with Indiahikestrek leaders.

      c. This is a high altitude trek with rough, rocky and snowy terrain. It is important that you are a fit and confident walker in mountain terrain, able to manage ascents and descents by yourself within a reasonable time. Indiahikes reserves the right to turn around a trekker if in the opinion of our trek leader they are unable to complete the itinerary without requiring exclusive assistance. Please realistically self-assess your fitness and suitability for this trek before registering.

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