A Short Trek from Yuksom to Dzongri Ridge
Why is Dzongri Ridge Trek a popular Short Trek in Sikkim ?
Dzongri Ridge Trek is the most popular short trek in Sikkim Himalayas due to the fact that in a period of just two days you come face to face with the highest mountains in the world at Dzongri Rigde. Sorrounded in a semi circular ring by fourteen of the highest mountain in the Kanchenjunga Range, the Dzongri Ridge trek can surely be named the most popular Trek in Sikkim.
Dzongri trek route meanders through the temperate forests of the Kanchenjunga National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site to the alpine vegetation at Dzongri Ridge. Dzongri Ridge Trek starts with a drive to Yuksom(Trek head), in west Sikkim.
Highlights of the Dzongri Trek
When in Dzongri, climb Dzongri Top at Dablakhang-4175m, for sunset & sunrise views. Enjoy the spectacular close up views of the fourteen Peaks that sorround you in a semi circular pattern with Kumbakarna, Freys Peak, Rathong, Kabru South, Kabru North, Kabru Dome, Talung & Forked Peak on the Right of the 3rd.highest mountain in the world Mt.Kanchenjunga & Mt.Pandim, Thinchenkhang, Jopuno and Mt.Narsing on the left.
What are the formalities for embarking on the Dzongri Ridge Trek ?
For Foreign Visitors one will will have to go through a travel agency registered and recognized by the Tourism Department, Government of Sikkim. Trekking permit will be issued by the Tourism Department for a minimum of two persons only. It is mandatory for all participants to be accompanied by a local Guide. Foreign visitors will have to have an Inner Line Permit to Visit sikkim that is over and above the Indian Visa issued by the Indian Embassy in the respective country. The Inner Line Permit is easily available from the Border crossing between West Bengal and Sikkim at Rangpo and Melli. Sikkim Nationalised Office in Siliguri also issues inner line permits for foreign visitors. The Inner Line Permit to visit Sikkim is issued for a period of thirty days.
I am a single person what should I do ?
We have fixed Departure dates leaving for the Dzongri Trek. You can join this group Trek in Sikkim. Customized private treks can also be organized for a minimum of two persons on a date of your choice.
TRIP FACTS :
- Trek Grade : Moderate.
- Minimum No.of Participants : 2 Pax.
- Highest Trekking Point: 4030m(Dzongri Top).
- Highest Camp Site : Dzongri(3950m).
- No. of Days on the Trek: 4 Days.
- Style of Trek : Camping(Tents).
- Starting Point : Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
- Ending Point : Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border.
- Trek Avaliblity : Join a group trek (dates shown below)
- Best Season : March – June & September to December.
- Customized private Treks can also be arranged for a minimum of two persons on request on a date of your choice.
|Group Departure Dates for Dzongri Ridge Trek -2020|
|28 March-04 April,2020||23 May-30 May,2020||10-17 Oct,2020|
|11-17 April, 2020||12-19 Sept,2020||24 Oct-31 Oct,2020|
|23 April-30 April,2020||26 Sept-03 Oct,2020||31 Oct -07 Nov,2020|
|09-16 May,2020||03-10 Oct,2020||14-21 Nov,2020|
ITINERARY FOR DZONGRI RIDGE TREK
Day 1 : Arrive at Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border. Having arrived at Bagdogra Airport our representative will meet you and drive you to Gangtok (1622m). Gangtok is 144Km from Bagdogra Airport and will take approximately 4Hrs driving beside the river Teesta which has it’s source in the Tibetan Pleatue. Overnight Hotel(B/B).
Day 2 : Gangtok sight seeing. While our staff will procure the Trekking permit, drive to Rumtek monastery, 23Km away from Gangtok Town the biggest monastery in Sikkim which also is a school for the monks. The Rumtek monastery is of the Kagyu sect of Buddhism and was built in the year 1969, therefore it is comparatively new. This monastery is the replica of the monastery that exists in Tsurpu in Tibet. Visit Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, the only one of it’s kind in India. Evening take a stroll in the famous MG Marg in Gangtok. Overnight Hotel.
Day 3 : Drive to Yuksom(1760m/5Hrs Drive). Trek Head. This a long drive by himalayan standard. The drive to Yuksom takes you through the small town of Singtam, Ravangala and Tashiding to Yuksom. Yuksom was the first and the ancient capital of Sikkim. It’s significane is that the three holy monks met in Yuksom and for the first time choose a King to rule Sikkim. One can visit the Coronation monastery and coronation throne, carved out of a single piece of boulder. Overnight Lodge.
Day 4 : Dzongri Ridge Trek Starts. Trek Yuksom to Bakhim(2828m/11Km). The Dzongri Ridge Sikkim Short Trek starts with a gentle trek through the temperate forests of the Kanchenjunga National Park till Prekchu. Then it is 2Km steep uphill Trek till we reach our campsite at Bakhim. Overnight Tents.
Day 5 : Trek Bakhim to Dzongri (3950m/12.87Km). The Trek to Dzongri Ridge is a steep uphill of almost 9Km till Deaurali Dada. The Trek Route Passes through the Tibetan settlement of Tchoka and Phedang, passing through some of the most untouched virgin forests of the Kanchenjunga National Park till Phedang. Then it is alpine vegetation with the smell of the Juniper plants all over till the Campsite at Doring in Dzongri Ridge. Overnight Tents.
Day 6 : Early Morning Trek to Dzongri Top(4030m)for Sunrise views on the Kanchenjunga Range. Return Back to Campsite for Breakfast. After breakfast slowly trek back to Tchoka( 2975m) the same way that we had taken on the way up to Dzongri Ridge. The Trek back to Tchoka is equally ardous because of the undulating tracks mixed with steep downhill. Overnight Tents.
Day 7 : Trek Tchoka to Yuksom. Trek Back to Yuksom from Tchoka is the same path that we took on the way up to Dzongri Ridge. Though today it much easier and gentler in nature till Yuksom. Overnight Lodge.
Day 8 : Drive to Bagdogra Airport/NJP Rail Station/Nepal Border for Final Departure. End of the Trek.
Extension can be made to Darjeeling/Bhutan & Nepal.
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 condition, 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 trip participant”s safety, comfort and general well being.
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