Dzongri Trek

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March 18, 2018

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6 Days
Availability : October to March
Off Road Adventure Office
Max People : 15
Tour Details

     Dzongri trek is for those who are pressed with time and less inclined to undertake the rigours of hard mountain trekking, trekking up to the meadows of Dzongri will offer the benefits of having experienced a truly spectacular Himalayan trek in a span of one week (or maybe even less). At an altitude of 4,200 m Dzongri is among the best trekking destinations not only in Sikkim but also in India. The sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri are bound to keep you gazing with awe. The view from this place has too much to be recommended a patchwork of green and gold streaked with blue – reminiscent of an abstract etching, framed by the majestic snow capped peaks shining not very far away. The awesome presence of the great mountains thrusting their snowy peaks deciphers the strength of the Tethys Sea bulging its muscles to reach this towering height. No less than 14 of them soar majestically to 20,000 ft. plus. The centre of attraction of course remain the Kanchenjunga. Snowfall is common around Dzongri especially during the winter months.Dzongri is also middle point of two trekking trails,one going to Kanchenjunga base camp also knows as Chaurikhang and other trail leads to Goechala Trek.

Departure & Return Location

Darjeeling Off Road Adventure Office

Departure Time

7 am from Off Road Adventure Office

Price Includes

  • Government Certified Trained Guide
  • All meals from Day 1 Dinner - Day 10 Breakfast (bed tea,breakfast,lunch,evening tea,dinner )
  • All accommodations on triple/ Quad sharing during trek days.
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Air/Train fare
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
  • Any Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.

Equipment Included

  • Walking Poles
  • Tents, Sleeping Bag. Mattress
  • Head Lamps
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

The trail initially meanders through dense forest and in summer  flowering orchids can be seen clinging to the bark of the highest trees. There is a lot of bird life as well in this part of the route – wagtails, redstarts, minivets, whistling thrushes, blue magpies, tree pies etc. can be spotted along the way.Numerous wild flowers including potentellias, saxifrage, anemones and primulas spread in a colourful patchwork and sheep and yaks graze contentedly on the luxuriant vegetation. The mountains are at their tantalizing best – a sharp  shower and the clouds lift for a few minutes  to reveal the steep south face of Pandim. Sometimes, at dawn the sky is clear and the entire chain of peaks is visible , only to be blanketed out by thick rain clouds by mid morning.  

Trip Highlights

  • Tough terrain
  • Thickly forested ridges
  • Azure sky
  • Unique landscape
  • Spectacular mountain views and picturesque landscapes.

Day 1Bagdogra - Darjeeling (2045 mts / 6712 ft) 65 kms /3 - 4/hrs

Upon arrival at Bagdogra airport met our representative and then drive towards Darjeeling. On arrival transfer into hotel. Evening sightseeing and acclimatization. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Dinner and Overnight in Tumling.

Day 2Darjeeling (The day is for relaxed & acclimatization)

Early morning drive to Tiger Hill to for a singular experience of the first rays of the sun bathing the Himalayas. On the return visit the Ghoom Monastery. Built in 1875 the monastery which follows the Gelugpa sect, houses one of the largest statue of the Maitreya Buddha-“the future Buddha”. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3Darjeeling - Yuksam (1780 mts /5838 ft) 123 kms/6-7 hrs

In the morning drive to Yuksam via a beautiful valley. On the way you will find dense forest, lush green meadows, waterfalls and much more. Upon arrival at Yuksam set out camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Yuksam is the base of West Sikkim’s most popular trekking region, Dzongri and is also of historical importance to the Sikkimese. Yuksam literally means ‘meeting place of the three lamas’. In the beginning of seventeenth century a rift between different factions of Buddhist sects in Tibet forced the Red Hat Sect to seek refuge in Sikkim. Lama Lhatsun Chempo, on his journey to Sikkim, arrived at Norbugang in Yuksam, where he met two other lamas, Sempa Chempo and Rinzing Chempo and began converting the people into their faith. Sacred texts had revealed that the ruler designate of Sikkim would be a man named Phuntsog of Gangtok, so the lamas sent an envoy in search of him. The party returned with Phuntsog Namgyal, whose ancestry could be traced to the legendary prince Guru Tashi, founder of the Kingdom of Miyang in the Chumbi Valley. In 1641 Phuntsog Namgyal was crowned as Sikkim’s first king, the Chogyal.

Day 4Yuksam (1785 mts/5854 ft) – Tshoka (3000 mts/9840 ft) 14 kms 5/6 hrs

The trail from Yuksam starts at the local market and follows main road towards the north. The trail climbs gently out of the valley and hugs the right bank of the Ratong Chu River, which can be heard thundering through the gorge below. The trail crosses over four bridges to climb steeply towards north-west to the small settlement of Bakkhim. Continue for another 2 kms through forest of magnolia and rhododendron to reach Tsokha(village of small Tibetan settlement). overnight stay. Tent/trekkers hut according to number of person.
Overnight in Phalut.

Day 5Tshoka – Dzongri (4030 mts/13218 ft) 10 kms/5/6 hrs

On this day the trail passes through the village of Tshoka and continues to climb towards north through the forest of rhododendron to the alp of Phedang (3650 m), phedang is lunch stop from where you can also enjoy the beauty of Mt Pandim. After lunch still treks takes you to 45 minutes steep up to the Deorali Dara from here, you can get almost all the ranges of Mt Kanchandzonga. S/on Tent/Trekkers hut.

Day 6Acclimatize at Dzongri

The day is for rest and acclimatization in Dzongri. On this day one can see views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top. From here you get a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 mts), Ratong (6678 mtys), Kanchendzonga (8534 mts), Koktang (6147 mts), Pandim (6691 mts) and Narsingh (5825 mts). Towards the west, the Singalila Ridge, which separates Sikkim from Nepal, can be seen. Stay overnight at Dzongri Tent/ Trekkers hut.

Day 7Dzongri – Tsokha (10 kms/4-5 hrs)

Start retracing steps descending towards Tshoka by going through a bypass route directly to Tsohoka. Dinner and overnight stay in tents.

Day 8Tshoka – Yuksam (14 kms/5-6hrs)

Retrace steps towards Yuksam on the final day of the trek. The going is easier as the path is mainly downhill. Dinner and overnight stay in guest house.

Day 9Yuksam – Darjeeling 123 kms/6-7 hrs

In the morning after breakfast drive to Darjeeling En route visit tea garden. On arrival check in hotel. Evening free to explore the area. Overnight stay.

Day 10Darjeeling - Bagdogra

In the morning transfer to Bagdogra airport and from here catch a flight for onward destination. Trip Ends – Service Ends


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