Dzongri Trek A short scenic Trek in Sikkim
Dzongri Trek with it’s scenic beauty is an ultimate destination for the adventurous. A perfect option for a busy traveller who do not possess the time and experience, but keen on exploring the Sikkim Himalayas in an intimate way. Dzongri Trek in Sikkim can be called a little teaser with the intention of making you return at a future date. Sikkim Dzongri Trek shows you just enough to make you want to come back for more.
An Ideal short Trek in Sikkim for beginners
Dzongri Trek is an ideal short trek in Sikkim for someone looking for an introduction into trekking. A Trek that provides ample knowledge about trekking coupled with expansive mountain views. And with good reason, Sikkim is blessed with considerable amount of Himalayan beauty with the world’s third highest mountain, Mount Kanchenjunga and it’s range occupying a major part, and an abundance of gushing rivers, lush green forests of the Kanchenjunga Bio sphere and towering landscapes leading up to them.
Dzongri Trek starts with a four hours drive to Yuksom from Gangtok and six hours drive from Bagdogra Airport. Yuksom is the starting and finishing point for the Dzongri Trek.
Best Time to Trek
High season for Dzongri Trek in Sikkim Starts from Mid September to End May.
However, from March to May the skies will be a little hazy. But the colorful flowers of Rhododendrons and wildflower blooms will compensate for the loss in mountain views.
Whereas, Dzongri trek in October and November will experience clear skies and mountains even more breathtakingly visible.
While a trek in December will encounter Dzongri Trek with clear skies for mountain views but be prepared to withstand minus celcius temperature and snowfall at Dzongri.
Apart from this, during high season Sikkim Dzongri trek route can get a little crowded with many hikers. Therefore, In order to avoid crowds it is recommended to trek in the latter part of May or November. There will be a good chance of less crowd and pleasant weather with clear mountain views..
Who Can do this Trek
Dzongri Trek can be done by anyone that is moderately fit and is comfortable with long walks, sometime up to seven hours, will be able to complete the Dzongri Trek in Sikkim with ease . But, after having said that, the more fit you are, more enjoyable the Dzongri Trek will be since you do not lack the stamina and do not go out of Breath.
Early morning trek to Dzongri view point
The high point of the Dzongri Trek is an early morning and an hour long arduous trek to Dzongri View Point or Dablakhang – 4171m, where you will be blessed with great views of Kanchenjunga Massif and it’s Ranges. Not to forget the layers of mountains down below. This view itself will make the Dzongri Trek worth the effort.
Kind of Trek
Dzongri Trek is a short four days moderate, Camping Trek in Sikkim. A trek that starts from Yuksom (1760m) and climbs up to Dzongri view point (4171m), which is the highest point on this trek. Trekkers carry their Day packs only with their essential items in them & walk at their own pace. Main Baggage will be carried by ponies/Yaks.
I am a Single Traveler
We have Group Departure leaving at intervals for Yuksom Dzongri Trek in Sikkim. You can join one of the group according to the date of your choice.
Entry formalities and Trekking Permits
Foreign visitors will need to have an Inner line Permit (ILP) over and above the Indian Visa to travel inside Sikkim. The Inner Line Permit will be issued for a period of thirty days and cannot be renewed. Trekking Permit for the Dzongri Trek in Sikkim will be issued to a travel/trekking company by the Tourism Ministry for a minimum of two persons only.
Inner Line Permit will be issued at the following places :
- Sikkim House – Kolkata
- Sikkim House – New Delhi
- Overseas Indian Embassies and Consulates
- Sikkim Nationalized Transport office – Siliguri
- Entry Check Post- Melli
- Entry Check Post – Rangpo
We at Farouttrek will take care of the Inner Line Permit for you, once you land at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station.
Twin Share sleeping Tent with mattresses, Dining Tents, Kitchen Tent and Toilet Tent and Food will be provided during the Trek. A cook and his kitchen helpers will provide hot cooked vegetarian local Food during the four days Trek.
TRIP FACTS :
- No. of Days on the Trek : 4Days
- Total no. of Days : 8Days
- Minimum No. of Participants : 2Persons
- Type of Trek : Camping Trek
- Trek Availability : Join a group Dates shown below
- Trek Grade : Moderate to Strenuous
|Dzongri Trek Group Departure – 2021|
|28 March-04 April,2021||23 May-30 May,2021||10-17 Oct,2021|
|11-17 April, 2021||12-19 Sept,2021||24 Oct-31 Oct,2021|
|23 April-30 April,2021||26 Sept-03 Oct,2021||31 Oct -07 Nov,2021|
|09-16 May,2021||03-10 Oct,2021||14-21 Nov,2021|
Dzongri Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive at Bagdogra Airport. Drive to Gangtok. Overnight Hotel(B/B only).
Day 2: Gangtok. A Day in Gangtok. Drive to Rumtek monastery-23Km from Gangtok town. This monastery is the seat of Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism and was built in the year 1969. It is the replica of the same monastery in Tsurpu in Tibet. Also visit Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, the only one of it’s kind in India dedicated to tibetology. Stroll around the famous M.G. Marg in the evening in Gangtok.
Day 3: Drive to Yuksom (6Hrs.). Overnight Lodge.
Gangtok to Yuksom (Trek Head) is a six hours drive. Drive passes through small himalayan towns of Ravangla and Tashiding. Yuksom is a small village made of up few hotels and lodges. Yuksom was the old capital of Sikkim where the three holy monks met and crowned the first King / Choghyal of Sikkim, Phuntshok Namgyal. Visit the coronation monastery while in Yuksom. Overnight Lodge.
Day 4: Dzongri Trek Starts. Trek to Bakhim. Overnight Tents.
Dzongri Trek starts with a gentle 12Km uphill track and winds through the rich bio-diversity forest of the Kanchenjunga National Park until we reach the long bridge at Prekchu. From here the trek route is a steep uphill right up to our camp site at Bakhim.
Day 5: Trek to Dzongri Ridge. Overnight Tents.
8miles / 12Km trail to Dzongri Ridge passes through dense forest comprising of Silver fur, Magnolias, Maple and Rhododendron trees. The trail is uneven and sometimes one has to climb over small boulders, care must be taken while trekking on this path. 2Km from Bakhim is Tchoka, a small Tibetan settlement. The first glimpse of the mountain range starts from here and one gets to spy them through forest cover until we reach the ridge and then the Mountain range opens up like a theatre. The last 4Km from the ridge is an easy path till our camp site 5Km away.
Day 6: Return Trek to Tchoka. Overnight Tents.
Return trek to Tchoka is the same path that we had taken on the way up. It’s an easy downhill path.
Day 7: Return Trek to Yuksom. Overnight Tents. Return back the same way.
Day 8: Drive to Bagdogra Airport for Final Departure. End of Yuksom Dzongri Trek.
- DZONGRI TREK COST : US$640 / Person
- Domestic Participants Kindly Enquire within for quotes in Indian Rupees
SIKKIM DZONGRI TREK COST INCLUDES:
- Hotel accommodation – twin share including breakfasts.
- Twin share tent with mattress during camping/trekking.
- Fully organized trek services with guide, porters, camping equipment.
- All fixed three meals everyday during trekking/Camping.
- All road transport as per itinerary by car/jeep.
- Service of an English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees to monuments visited.
- All Permits for Sikkim.
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Sleeping bag; personal clothing/equipment.
- Lunches and dinners during hotel stays.
- Bottled or alcoholic drinks.
- Tips, client insurance, evacuation costs.
- Any expenses of personal nature.
Note: The above given itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participant’s safety, comfort and general well being.
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