Dzongri Trek – A popular short trek in Sikkim
Dzongri Trek in Sikkim is relatively short in distance, but the tough terrain in this area makes it best spread over four days. This Yuksom Dzongri Trek provides beautiful views and excellent camping spots along the way. Keep an eye out for the Rare Red Pandas and the Blood Pheasant while trekking from Bakhim to Dzongri .
Dzongri Trek a short camping trek in Sikkim involving just four days of trekking and is known for it’s view of the Kanchenjunga Range. While in Dzongri experience the thrill of by being surrounded by some of the highest mountains in the Himalayas in a semi circular cirque. You not only see Kanchenjunga but fourteen other massive peaks more than seven thousand meters tall at a single glance and this is what makes Yuksom Dzongri Trek popular.
Yuksom to Dzongri Trek is a four days short Trek in Sikkim meant for those who are short on time but would also like to get a feel of the high altitude camping trek within a stipulated time. A short moderate camping trek that goes up to the maximum altitude of 4175m at Dzongri view point.
A popular trek in sikkim himalayas , because of the fact that in two days Dzongri Trek takes you from the temperate forests in Yuksom to alpine vegetation in Dzongri and into the lap of the Himalayan range. But, If you are looking for a longer duration trek than one could try the Goechala pass trek which goes further up to Goechala Pass.
Dzongri Trek, What to expect.
Dzongri Trek provides great views of the Kanchenjunga Range from Dzongri view point . Early morning Trek to Dzongri top for sunrise views on the Kanchenjunga Range. Imagine being surrounded by fourteen of the tallest mountains with Kumbakarna, Rathong, Kabru South, Kabru North, Kabru Dome, Talung & Forked peak on the left and Goecha Peak, Holy Mount Pandim, Jopuno, Thinchenkhang and Narsing to the right of the main peak of the Kanchenjunga. This view itself makes this trek in Sikkim a memorable Trek.
What kind of Trek is the Dzongri Trek ?
Dzongri Trek is a short four days moderate, Camping Trek in Sikkim. Trek from Yuksom(1760m) to Dzongri Ridge(4030m). Highest point on this trek is Dzongri view Point-4175m. 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 Traveller.
We have Group Departure Dates leaving at intervals for Dzongri Trek. You can join a group.
Dzongri Trek – Entry formalities and Trekking Permits
Foreign Traveller 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 will be issued to a travel/trekking company by the Tourism Ministry for a minimum of two persons only.
ILP will be issued at the following places
- Sikkim House – Kolkata
- Sikkim House – New Delhi
- Overseas Indian Embassies and Consulates
- Skkim Nationalised 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.
what are the Equipments provided within the cost ?
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 Availibility : Join a group Dates shown below
- Trek Grade : Moderate to Strenuous
|Group Departure Dates for Dzongri Trek -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,2020||03-10 Oct,2020||14-21 Nov,2020|
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 coronated the first King/Chogyal of Sikkim, Phuntshok Namgyal. Vist 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 Dzongri Trek.
Note: The above 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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