07 Days
Duration
Sikkim
Destination
4200m
Altitude
Camping, Trekking
Activities
Dzongri Trek is one the  most popular short high altitude trekking destination in Sikkim. Dzongri trek is a shorter version of the Goechala Trek.
The trek involves viewing the ranges of Kanchenjunga or more appropriately known as Khangchendzonga.
Dzongri trek, for those 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 4,200mt 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 snowcapped 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 is  Kanchenjunga. Snowfall is common around dzongri especially during the winter months.

 

Day 01 : Darjeeling – Yuksam (123 kms/6-7 hrs) (1780 mts /5838 ft.)

Day 02 : Yuksam (1785 mts/5854 ft) – Tshoka (3000 mts/9840 ft) (14 kms 5/6 hrs)

Day 03 : Tshoka – Dzongri (4030 mts/13218 ft) (10 kms/5/6 hrs)

Day 04 : Acclimatize at Dzongri

Day 05 : Dzongri – Tsokha (10 kms/4-5 hrs)

Day 06 : Tshoka – Yuksam (14 kms/5-6hrs)

Day 07 : Yuksam – Darjeeling

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

  • Expenses of Personal : Telephone, Alcohols, Cold Drinks, Entry fee of places and Personal Insurance
  • Doesnt Covers immediate medical facilities
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like landslide, strike, accidents, natural calamities, ropeway and tips etc

  • Trekking
  • Camping
  • Darjeeling Sight seeing
  • Sikkim Village Visit

  • 2 nights homestay
  • 4 nights camping
  • 4 days Trekking

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Guide
  • Entry fees

Additional information

GradeModerate
Day 01: Darjeeling – Yuksam (123 kms / 6-7 hrs) ( 1780 mts /5838 ft )
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 02: Yuksam ( 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.
Day 03: Tshoka – 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 04: Acclimatize at Dzongri
The day is for rest and acclimatization. On this day one can savor 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 over night at Dzongri Tent/Trekkers hut.
Day 05: Dzongri – Tsokha (10 kms/4 – 5 hrs)
Start retracing steps descending towards Tshoka by going through a bypass route directly to Tsohoka. Dinner and overnightstay in tents.
Day 06: Tshoka – 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 07: Yuksam – Darjeeling
In the morning after breakfast drive to Darjeeling Enroute visit tea garden. Trek Ends.

Sikkim Treks Booking Form

Dzongri Trek Q1. Are you a licensed trekking agency ?
Dzongri trek Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than eleven years.

Q2. Can your guides speak English ?
Our guide and his assistants speak reasonable amount of English, good enough to explain you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes.

Q3. Do you arrange private dzongri trek ?
Yes, we do arrange private dzongri trek. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of your friends are wanting to go for this trip you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Q4. How difficult is dzongri trek ?
Dzongri trek is not difficult compared to other treks of sikkim like Goechala Trek, Still to trek in high altitude one most have good fitness.

Q5. When is the best Month for dzongri trek ?
September to January and March to May are Best season for dzongri trek

Q6. What is the general duration of the everyday dzongri trek ?
General duration of trek per day is 5 to 7 hrs..

Q7. What are the sources of drinking water supply during dzongri trek ?
Our Kitchens staffs will provide boled water during dzongri trek.

Q8. What kind of luggage should I bring for dzongri trek ?
If you are joining our trekking trips, you should be bringing trekking rucksack- which to be carried by our Sherpa helper and you bring separate day bag (20 to 30 ltrs recommended) where you could put your day required thing along with your valuable document- passport, money etc. We would provide you our trekking duffle bag if you do not have proper trekking bags so it is not a problem.
If you are joining our tours, you can bring suitcase or any other common luggage bag you have. Usual travelling bags are fine.

Q9. What should I pack for dzongri trek?
This is a very frequently asked question but of course it depends entirely on your destination, the season you’re travelling in and the activities you’ll participate in. The most important thing to pack is your sense of humor because this can get you through any situation – including lost luggage. Most of our high altitude treks, you should be having warm clothing, bring your regular clothing stuff for tours. Please see each trip itinerary for the required equipment for the trips.

Q10. What type of food is served during a trek ?
On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal – soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.

Q11. Do you provide any equipment while dzongri trek ?
On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent; all the main meals while trekking but not snacks.

Q12. Is there electricity during the dzongri trek ?
No electricity is available during dzongri trek.

Q13. How safe travelling alone women with your company ?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman travelers while with us, we are more responsible for these kinds of issues. So we have trained our guide’s staffs, the way our clients want. We have been organizing private treks, tours to solo women travelers since our establishment, we have trained our guides especially on this regards so do not hesitate to join us. We assure you our great safety during your trip with us. We can also Provide Lady Guide if asked.

Q14. What about security during trekking ?
Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the India Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping trek’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Q15. What problems can arise on altitude ?
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11,808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.

Q16. What are the Preventive facilities of Altitude Illness ?
Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

Q17. Are your staffs equipped/trained & insured ?
Yes! Our guides and porters are fully equipped. Actually we are working in a team. We all are boss and we all are workers. Most of our staffs are trained mountaineers who are certified by various mountaineering institute of India, Some have experience of Working in trekking field for more then two decades making our Company a team of Qualified and Experienced Trekkers. We provide one of the best informative guides for your holidays who can explain about Culture, Geography, Eco system, Plants and History. Some are multi lingual also.

Q18. Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget ?
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips.

Q19. Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services ?
Yes, we can arrange all kind of flight tickets and services. Additional help will be provided for you to the different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Paragliding, jungle safari etc according to your interest and requirements.

Q20. Can we change the itinerary of Dzongri Trek?
Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.