Goecha La: In Search Of Kangchenjunga | Documentary
by George Thengummoottil
Goecha La : In Search of Kangchenjunga. A film on a winter Goecha La trek in Sikkimm, India in the Himalaya range.
In December 2011, ZY and I went on a little trekking trip to Goecha La. It was an unusually cold December and the snow has set in early. It was off peak season due to the cold and we were mostly by ourselves up in the mountains. Before heading up, the weather was really bad and 2 teams actually dropped out. However with a little bit of luck, we had pretty good weather along the way and great views.
The night was still bitterly cold, especially for a tropic animal. Winds were strong and on certain nights temperature went around -10C to -15C. It certainly didnt help when the tent I shared with George practically ripped off in the middle of the night. Well at least the stars were awesome. A great trip I'll always remember. Happy Days. ..Lucas Tan
This film is a journey to the Himalayas, on Goecha La trek. The film portraits his journey from Kolkatta to Yuksam and his trekking from Yuksam to Goechala pass via Tshoka, Lamuney. Trekking over ice and the fantastic view at the end of the journey.
The trekking lasted for 8 days, and the film was shot on Canon EOS 500D Camera. The crew was equipped with solar panels and heavy lenses. The film also gives a 10 minute description on Sikkim -- the people, life and culture.
He was accompanied with three of my friends: Lucas, Chew and Joe and the trip was organized by red panda tours and travels, Yuksam.
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