Sikkim - Dzongri : 7Nights/8Days

  • Mountain
  • Tent / Trek Hut
  • Meals included
  • Altitude
  • Photography

Destination

Yuksum – Tsokha – Dzongri - Dzongri La

Trip at a Glance

The trip will start and end at NJP / Bagdogra Airport.
The minimum group is of 8 – 10.
The entire trip will be done by trekking and accommodation will be provided in trekker’s hut / tents.


Activities and Highlights

Visit Pemayangtse Monastery and Dubdi Monastery.
Visit Tsokha, small Tibetan hamlet from where the first glimpse of the mountains is visible.
Visit Dzongri at an altitude of 4020 m in West Sikkim. It offers the trekker a most fascinating close-up view of Kanchenjunga and Mt. Pandim.
Visit Dzongri La at an altitude of 4250 m. It is one the most popular short high altitude treks in Sikkim.

Sikkim, a princely state of India, is described as a paradise full of warm-hearted people and fascinating destination within the lofty mountains. It is a home to many hot springs that serve as natural spas have strong curative powers. It had its own mountain kingdom till 1975 and founded by Namgal dynasty in 17th century.
Sikkim impresses tourists with a scenic view of chains of mountains and lush greenery. Also called Valley of Flowers, it also homes Buddhist monasteries.
Adventure is an indispensable part of Sikkim tourism that reflects the uniqueness of these unparalleled destinations and is often preferred by tourists those who enjoy trekking, camping and mountaineering.

Day 01: Pick Up From Bagdogra / NJP Transfer to Yuksum. Overnight at Hotel (1,780m.)

Guest pickup will be done from NJP or Bagdogra Airport.
You will be driven toYuksum by car.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02: Yuksom to Tsokha

Trek begins from here. This trek takes you through dense verdant Semi Tropical forest occasionally crossed by Crystal clear rivulets and cascading waterfalls up to Praig Chu.
After lunch a steep climb for an hour brings you to Tsokha - a small Tibetan hamlet from where the first glimpse of the mountains can be seen.
O/N at trekkers huts/tents. Approx. Alt. 3050m & Distance 16kms/6 hours.

Day 03 :Tsokha to Dzongri (alt.4,500m).O/N at camp

A steep trail zigzags up through temperate forest and large clusters of rhododendrons, to the vast clearing of Phedang.
During April and May, the spectacle is gorgeous, as the land becomes a mass of flowers (400 species have been listed so far).
After 300m, we follow the ridge to Dzongri, a pasture area for Yuksam yaks from April to October.

Day 04: Dzongri to Halt. Dzongri La (alt.4,500m.) | (Acclimatization) Halt

Depending on the fitness of the group, we could head northwest to the Dzongri, where the panorama is stunning, over the Rathong glacier and further out towards the summits on the border with Nepal.
Or we could also organize a shorter ascent towards the Dzongri Peak (4320m) and enjoy a great view of Kanchenjunga (8586m), the third highest summit in the world.

Day 05: Dzongri La to Tsokha

Trek back to Tsokha. O/N at camp

Day 06: Tsokha to Yuksam

Trek back from Tsokha to Yuksam. Transfer to hotel. O/N at Yuksam

Day 07: Yuksam to NJP / Bagdogra Airport

Start your journey towards NJP / Bagdogra after bidding farewell to the mountains.

Hotel accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis depending on the packages chosen.

Inclusions

All transits to and from NJP/ Bagdogra.
Hotel 2 night in & out at Yuksum.
Guide/cook/porter.
Trekking equipments.
All National parks fees.
Yaks as needed for the Groups.
All necessary permit cost.
Personnel luggage not exceed then 15kg/ per person.

Exclusions

Airfare & Train cost.
Travel insurance.
Personnel expenses-Lunch & Dinner, alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephonic calls, Tips & Gratitude, etc.
Natural calamities expenses incurred if any.

Prepare Yourself

Sikkim Dzongri trek requires long distance walking and good amount of cardiovascular endurance.

Things to carry

Clothes and Shoes
Trekking Shoes.
Three warm layers.
Three trek pants.
Three collared t-shirts.
Thermals.
Accessories
Sunglasses.
Suncap.
Synthetic Hand Gloves.
Balaclava.
Socks (2 pairs).
Headlap LED Torch.
Trekking Pole.
Poncho.
Others
Daypack.
Toiletries.
Two water bottles.
Plastic covers.
Personal Medical Kit
You are advised to carry your personal medical kit and also consult your doctor.
Required Documents
It is mandatory to carry original & Photocopy of an identity proof and two copies of recent passport size photograph.
The travelers need to carry a medical certificate duly signed by a doctor.

What is the style of accommodation provided in this trek?

Sikkim Dzongri trek provides accommodation in trekker’s hut or guest house.

What will be the temperatures be like during this trek?

The temperature can drop down to sub zero levels.

Will there be snow on this trek?

Yes, you will find snow in your trekking route.

Can I hire a porter for my personal stuff?

If you inform us while booking, Ghumakkad can organize porter / porters for you separately at an additional cost.

Who will be with us for the trek from Ghumakkad?

Ghumakkad’s representative will be there with you during the trip. If it’s a group of 15 or more people, then there will be a senior trip lead to accompany you.

Can I consume alcohol during the cold night?

Alcohol is extremely dangerous in cold, especially on high altitude. It doesn’t make you warmer; instead it opens your body pores making you colder. Hence, consumption of alcohol is extremely prohibited during the trek. Also smoking is not allowed during the trek.

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