Vipul Jani who did the Goecha la trek in May 2011 writes,
"Over all, It was an amazing experience for me. The trek has been fanastic. Our team was wonderful and co-operative. The highlights were obviously Dzongri Top and first view point on way to Goecha La. We could not go beyond first view point but there are no regrets as we were very much dependent on weather. The trail between Tsokha and Phedang, specifically the wooden section in between rhodedendrons on both sides was awesome.
As far as camp sites are concerned, Sachen and Kokchurang were least satisfying and could be avoided if possible. I felt, may be we could have gone up to Bakhim on first day if we could leave earlier. I wish they renovate Kokchrang trekker's hut and clean up surrounding area as it is critical junction for Phedang, Thansing and Dzongri.
From Indiahikes perspective, it has been successful trek. We got great food along the way at almost all places. The guides / porters were very friendly and helpful. It is moderate to difficult grade trek, thus having an extra day at Dzongri would have been great to conserve energy and aclimatize better before we head for Thansing/Lamune.
This is a lovely trek and I would definitely recommend to my colleagues and friends to go on this trek at least once"
Bhupendrasing Rajputh writes,
" This was my first trek of long spell and that too in the Himalaya's. So I was in the mixed state of mind throughout the trek. Although the trek route was visited by many trekkers and we found many more enroute (to & fro), every moment was new challenge for me and that's how I enjoyed the trek.
For the first two days, I was moving ahead with my normal pace and found myself alone, well ahead of the group. Second day, Kailash, our cook, advised me to be with the group only and from that moment, I brought down my pace and decided to be part of support team extending moral support to the team members who are in need during the trek. I was happy doing this role as well.
I found myself to be well supported by the team mates who are well versed and experience with such treks and really gave me confidence that I can do this..
Overall I am happy with trek and whatever we could achieve during the trek is the foundation for the next event."
Vijay Zala who did the Goecha la trek in May 2011 writes,
"The locations and campsites selected were beautiful also the trek routes were awesome. Our teammates were fantastic - I have never been in trekking with such a nice team. All basic arrangements were nicely planned and managed - particularly food, trek timings, emergency plans, safety cautions..
Organizing team have done wonderful job starting from introduction mail to end of expedition.Only few things I would like to notify which may add more value:
- camp site of first camp at Sachen was not good - we can think of exploring better camp site in nearby vicinity. Also treks for first two days were too short (only 2- 3 hours walk). I think we can reduce one day here and add one more day at Goecha La Pass.
-I come to know from many local guys that it would be a better time to be at Goecha La during September compared to May.
I personally believe that organization of such event is not easy task and can be improved step by step but above all it was nicely done!!"