Goecha La is a mountain pass at 16,207 feet in West Sikkim (La= pass) but it is no longer allowed to trek till the actual pass. The trekking trail is through Kanchenjunga National Park & goes till View Point 1, which is at 15,100 feet. You stand close to the south-west face of Mt. Kanchenjunga at this point. Despite inaccessibility to the actual Goecha La pass, Goecha La trek still offers an amazing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga from View Point 1 & Singalila range from Dzongri top. Goecha La trail is among the oldest trails in India but it gained fame during the Nepalese Civil War (1996- 2006). During this period the trekkers started looking for the alternative trekking trails in India as the treks in Nepal were restricted. Goecha La trail emerged as the most promising one with not only the closest view to Kanchenjunga (the third highest peak in the world) but 14 other big summits too.