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Dzongri La Trek | Best Of Sikkim

Dzongri La Trek

About The Dzongri La Trek

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Key Himalayan Geographical Offerings Of The Dzongri La Trek


Peaks: Kanchenjunga ( 8586m ), Talung ( 7349m ), Rathong ( 6679m ), Kabru N ( 7353m ), Koktang ( 6147m ), Simvo ( 6812m ), Frey ( 5853m ), Kabru S ( 7318m ), Kabru Dome ( 6600m ), Kabru Forked ( 6100m ), Pandim ( 6691m ), Tenchenkhang ( 6010m ), Jupono ( 5650m )
Rivers: Prek Chu
Villages: Yuksom
National Parks / Forest Reserves: Khanchendzonga National Park

Why Should You Do The Dzongri La Trek

  • Kanchenjunga 8586m - World's 3rd highest peaks. With this trek, view Kanchenjunga massif standing tall right in front of you, at a stone throw distance
  • Panorama of more than 16 peaks in Bhutan, Sikkim and Nepal. Chomolhari, Narsing, Jupono, Tenchenkhang, Pandim, Simvo, Goecha Peak, Forked Peak, Kanchenjunga, Kumbhakarna, Frey, Rathong, Koktang, South Kabru, North Kabru, Black Kabru, etc.
  • Trek through the rhododendron forest in the Himalayas. Rhododendrons bloom during late March to early July.
  • Birding and animal sight, if lucky.
  • Sunrise and sunset on the mountain peaks.
  • Sikkimese Subba and Limboo cultural trek
  • Duration: 7 nights, 6 Trek Days, Yuksom to Yuksom
  • Highest Altitude: 4170m
  • Grade: Moderate ( know trek grades )
  • Best Time: Jan - May, Sep - Dec
  • Terrain: Rhododendron forest, alpine meadows, rocky
  • Activity Type: Trek
  • Trail Type: Same Exit Entry Point
  • Starts From: Yuksom
  • Ends In: Yuksom
  • Region: India - Darjeeling Sikkim
  • Country: India
  • Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
  • Nearest Rail Head: New Jalpaiguri, West Bengal
  • Travel Guide: Where and How To Reach Yuksom
  • Mobile Network: Vodafone, Airtel in Yuksom
  • Internet Option: In Yuksom
  • Temperatures: 5 to -5
  • Is Cloak Room Available: Yes
  • Generic Food Menu: Indian,Nepalese,Tibetan

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With a panorama of more than 16 peaks from Dzongri top, The Yuksom - Dzongri La trek is a power trek in itself. Climbing upto the final altitude of 4170 meters in just 3 days, this trek gives you one of the most beautiful views of Kanchenjunga and that of the Oklathang Valley, apart from offering a physically demanding trek as well. Thats what makes it a perfect trek for the Himalayan High Seekers. The trek from Dzongri to Dzongri La following the route to HMI base camp is an awesome experience with giant mesmerizing peaks of the Himalayas surround you in its panorama. The huge and spiritual presence of Black Kabru standing tall right in front of you is just breathtaking, apart from the Kabru group of peaks taking your heart away. Kanchenjunga, the mother of all blesses you with its magestic presence - a rare combination of Himalayan Aura.

The cultural experience of the Dzongri La trek is a rich and vivid one too!! The cultural mix and harmony of Lepchas, Bhutias, Subbas and Limboos adds to the cultural richness of this trek. 

The flora and fauna of the Kanchenjunga National Park does not fail to attract your attention as well. Here, you will trek under one of the most denser forest cover in the Himalayas. The campsite of Sachen and Bakhim in right in the middle of the deep jungle, which starts to clear as we gain altitude from Tshokha and beyond. 

This trek can be done both in Springs, Autumn and the Winters. When done in winter, this trek adds a terrific thrill factor and makes it a bit challenging, but very rewarding trek experience in the Himalayas. Let us know if you would like to join the very few who does this trek in the winters.

You might also want to check our usual Goechala Trek

Dzongri La Trek Package - Daywise Detailed Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Yuksom

Drive Day

Brief Details Of The Day:

 Get set to take one of the most picturesque drive in the Himalayas following the Teesta and Rangeet river to the beautiful village of Yuksom in West Sikkim. Soon after you leave Bagdogra or the New Jalpaiguri railway station, in some time you start climbing the swirls with great views all around. While the deep gorge of the Teesta keeps you excited, the monkeys on the other side of the road are fun to watch. The road passes by Jorethang, the last big town where you can buy the last missed stuffs. The monasteries and furling prayer flags doesn't let you feel bored and soon you find yourself in Yuksom.

Checkin to your Hotel

Evening Snacks with team introduction, brief the trek plan.

Accommodation: Homestay, Guest House

Meals: Evening Snacks, Dinner

Day 2From Yuksom To Sachen ( 8 Kms,3 - 4 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Swirl up through the dense forest crossing multiple rivers over bridges to camp right in the middle of the forest
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All meals

Day 3From Sachen To Tshokha, Via - Bakhim ( 7 Kms,3 - 7 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: Same trek continues with steep climbs to reach Tshokha.Grand first view of the magnificent Pandim, Tenchenkhang, Jupono awaits you in Tshokha.
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All meals
  • day3 photo - buit in memories
  • day3 photo - double rainbow seen from bakhim
  • day3 photo - the deep forest around bakhim

Day 4From Tshokha To Dzongri, Via - Phedang, Deorali Top ( 10 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: One of the best and longer days off the trek. Climbing up straight to Phedang from Tshokha, we are almost on the verge of crossing the tree line. After resting for a while in Phedang, we start to climb again to reach devrali top from where we get our first view of Kanchenjunga. From Devlali top it's a short decent and an easy walk till Dzongri - the meeting place of Gods
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All meals
  • day4 photo - the campsite and trekkers hut of dzongri
  • day4 photo - smiles to take away from dzongri
  • day4 photo - the trek through rhododendrons from tsokha to dzongri
  • day4 photo - yaks resting in phedang

Day 5Summit Day. From Dzongri To Dzongri, Via - Dzongri Top, Dzongri La. Excursion to Dzongri La ( 8 Kms,5 - 6 hours )

Summit Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
Brief Details Of The Day: After a short trek to Dzongri top to witness the ultimate magic of peaks glowing slowly with the sunrise, we descend down and the take a hike till Dzongri La.
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All meals
  • day5 photo - sunrise lighting up kanchenjunbga as seen from dzongri top
  • day5 photo - view from dzongri top

Day 6From Dzongri To Bakhim, Via - Phedang, Tshokha ( 12 Kms,5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Dzongri: 3920 meters / 12858 feet
  • Phedang: 3500 meters / 11480 feet
  • Tshokha: 2956 meters / 9696 feet
  • Bakhim: 2727 meters / 8945 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: Descend down the same route to camp at Bakhim.
Accommodation: Tents

Meals: All meals

Day 7From Bakhim To Yuksom ( 11 Kms,5 hours )

Trek Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Bakhim: 2727 meters / 8945 feet
  • Yuksom: 1706 meters / 5596 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: Retrace the trail to reach Yuksom.
Accommodation: Homestay

Meals: All meals

Day 8From Yuksom To Bagdogra

Drive Day

Altitude Profile And Geo-Coordinates:
  • Yuksom: 1706 meters / 5596 feet
  • Bagdogra: 300 meters / 984 feet
Brief Details Of The Day: Drive back to Bagdogra
Accommodation: None

Meals: Breakfast

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

We had started our treks from October 2020 and since then we have served many trekkers without any problems related to covid. Thanks to our safety protocol and SOW.

Covid Negative RT-PCR Test Report Is Mandatory To Trek With Us.

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+ Short Travel Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    Drive

    Arrival Day
    Arrive In Yuksom (1706m ), Via - Jorethang (350m ), Legship (1900m ). 5 - 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Yuksom (1706m )
    Accommodation: Homestay, Guest House
    Meals Included: Evening Snacks, Dinner
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
  • Day 2

    Trek

    From Yuksom (1706m ) To Sachen (2179m ) . 3 - 4 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Sachen (2179m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 3

    Trek

    From Sachen (2179m ) To Tshokha (2956m ), Via - Bakhim (2727m ) . 3 - 7 Hrs. 7 Kms
    Overnight In: Tshokha (2956m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 4

    Trek

    From Tshokha (2956m ) To Dzongri (3960m ), Via - Phedang (3500m ), Deorali Top (3980m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 10 Kms
    Overnight In: Dzongri (3960m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 5

    Summit Day.

    From Dzongri (3920m ) To Dzongri (3920m ), Via - Dzongri Top (4170m ), Dzongri La (4250m ). Excursion to Dzongri La (4250m ). 5 - 6 Hrs. 8 Kms
    Overnight In: Dzongri (3920m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 6

    Trek

    From Dzongri (3920m ) To Bakhim (2727m ), Via - Phedang (3500m ), Tshokha (2956m ). 5 Hrs. 12 Kms
    Overnight In: Bakhim (2727m )
    Accommodation: Tents
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 7

    Trek

    From Bakhim (2727m ) To Yuksom (1706m ) . 5 Hrs. 11 Kms
    Overnight In: Yuksom (1706m )
    Accommodation: Homestay
    Meals Included: All meals
  • Day 8

    Drive

    Departure Day
    From Yuksom (1706m ) To Bagdogra (300m ) . 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Bagdogra (300m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
+ Fixed Departure Dates

We do not organize fixed departures for this trip.

If you want to do this trek with us, please fill this form to Request A Customized Private Trip Plan just for your team members. We will get back to you with all the details specific to your personalized requirements

+ Mandatory Packing List
  • 3 sets of DryFit Tshirts
  • 2 set of track pants (no jeans)
  • 4 sets of socks ( 2 cottons, 2 woollen)
  • 1 or 2 set of thermal inner ( upper & lower)
  • Fleece Jacket or Pullovers
  • Down Jacket (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof High Ankle Trekking Shoes (can be rented from us )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Trouser (can be rented from us  )
  • Waterproof/Windproof Trekking Jacket (can be rented from us  )
  • Headlamp (can be rented from us  )
  • Trek Pole, Waterproof Gloves, Poncho, Rucksack, Fleece Inner Gloves, Waterproof Gloves, Gaiters, Spikes, Sleeping Bag Inners ( provided by us as complimentary use )
  • Polaroid UV Protected Sunglasses or Snow/Glacier Goggles
  • 2 Water Bottles & Tiffin Box with Spoon, 1 cup
  • Skull Cap Wollen or Fleece
  • Toilet Paper Roll, Wet Tissue
  • Personal Care Kit ( lip balm, moisturizer, sunscreen, etc )
  • Personal Medical Kit (basic or regular medicines )
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+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 2 - 5 months in advance. It is advisable to book this much in advance as you get early bird discounts and also your travel costs like flights/hotels/trains etc are much cheaper and confirmed if you book well in advance.


Rules Of Cancellation: 

  1. Up to 7 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total paid amount
  2. Between 7 days to 0 days before the trek start date - No refund. Free rescheduling or transfer of slot is allowed.
  3. Transfer Of Seat to Different Batch/ Trek: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  4. Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 5 days before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  5. Validity: This rule is only applicable for treks below 6000 meters and not graded as Challenging or Challenging+

 

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