Goechala Trek is very safe as far as the trekking trail is concerned. The trail is well laid out and wide even though there are loose gravel and rocks.
Proper exercises for physical fitness will allow you to stay safe and healthy during the trek. Your physical fitness and preparation are what make you safe in the mountains. Having prior trekking experiences is an added advantage on your side. Knowledge about Himalayan terrain and high-altitude sickness will greatly help you in case such an issue arises during the trek.
Mild symptoms of high-altitude sickness such as slight headache, breathlessness, nausea are common in a high-altitude trek like Goechala Trek. Our staff will give you garlic soup and popcorn which helps to acclimatize however If you start experiencing acute and strong symptoms then we will advise you not to go further or else exit becomes difficult. There is only one exit point during the Goechala Trek which is Yuksam so the further you are in the trek, the tougher it gets to get back.
In a mountain “altitude sickness” is a common term for different kinds of illnesses – as simple as a headache, dizziness to swelling of fingers to an acute state like fluids accumulations in your lungs and brains.
AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness
HAPE - High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
HACE - High Altitude Cerebral Edema
Some of the scientific Medicine used to treat Altitude Sickness is –
Diamox is a diuretic. To put it simply, it helps speed up acclimatization.
Dexamethasone (Dex) is a steroid. It prevents your body from releasing substances that cause inflammation. That’s how it helps temporarily treat edema.
Nifedipine is a drug that reduces your blood pressure. You use it only if you have HAPE.
The closest primary health center and the hospital is at Yuksam and Geyzing. The primary health center at Yuksam has only basic facilities with oxygen availability. The main district hospital is at Geyzing which is one and half hour drive from Yuksam.
Mingma! Julay!namestey! hope you are in good health. Sorry to write you lately. Our trip to Thiland made us busy so we were unable to write you back. Mingma the trekking was well organised and I had a wonderful time with you.. . Ladhak is a wonderful place and your guiding made it much much better. We all are very happy and eager to visit your country sikkim next time.
The way you describe sikkim, it really seems to be a nice place. We will promote for you wherever we go. Thanks for your support when the chips were down..
Convey our regards to Jigmee,Arun and Horse man. Hope we will meet then again. Harry,Dorris Michael and Gracy Switzerland 2009
Max, hope you are doing fine business. We are thankful for your warm guidance and wonderful trekking arrangements in a short time. Mingma the food was excellent. We will return to sikkim with friends and family someday. We would no doubt recommend your company mountain tours and treks to all of our friends who want to visit India and specially sikkim and Darjeeling. Adam and wanda Netherland. 2010
Mingma, thanks for your mail. We are still in kerela and doing familiarization trip. Its very hot out here. Mingma your trekking arrangements was good and we had no hesitation in recommending your company. Your guide and cook was very good. We had more than enough varieties of food everyday. We surely hope that you will do well.
Well take care and best of luck Andrew, Roben and David Switzerland 2011 feb