Oct 24, 10.00 a.m.: We’re presently crossing the peak autumn season and moving towards winter. At this time, Goechala is experiencing clear and sunny weather. But nigh-time temperatures at the higher campsites—Dzongri and Thansing—are dropping to -5°C.
These are freezing temperatures pose considerable challenge, especially when trekkers are climbing to View Point 1 at 15,100 ft.
“That’s a long day. Trekkers start trekking at 1.00 a.m. at night. The cold temperatures hit them at that time. Simple tasks like tying your shoelaces, getting ready for the trek become challenging at such freezing temperatures,” shares Slope Manager Sanket Shitole.
These temperatures will continue to dip as we move closer to winter. By mid-November trekking to Goechala becomes incredibly challenging. It’s freezing cold and snowfall begins to set in.
Our last group to Goechala starts trekking on 29th october.
On the other hand, Sandakphu experiencing mixed weather.
“It's sunny in the morning, cloudy and windy in the afternoon, and clear skies and cold at night,” shares Slope Manager Areeb Parvez from Sepi. And while Aal witnessed a hailstorm last week, this week there have been no such reports of precipitation.
Our treks on Sandakphu-Phalut will now continue till the end of April 2024.