Temperature drops below zero as Goechala autumn season nears its end

Temperature drops below zero as Goechala autumn season nears its end

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By Latika Payak


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.

Latika Payak

Senior Content Writer

About the author

Latika is a Senior Content Writer and one of the rare team members who has seen Indiahikes from its initial days. She was among the first few to begin creating content at Indiahikes, documenting treks around Maharasthra, interviewing trekkers and writing their stories.

Latika started trekking after joining Indiahikes and has trekked to Roopkund, Hampta Pass, Kedarkantha, Dayara Bugyal, Tarsar Marsar, and Har Ki Dun.

With a strong background in print media and have worked with several publications. Latika is always hunting for great stories hidden in the folds of the mountains. Horror stories from ancient routes and villages of the Himalayas are her favourite.

She is presently working on bringing out news from the remote trekking regions of our country.