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Dzongri La Trek

Dzongri La Trek

A Himalayan High Experience
About The Dzongri La Trek

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

Detailed Daywise Itinerary For Dzongri La Trek

Day 1From Bagdogra To Yuksom, Via - Jorethang, Legship

Quick Information:
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

Quick Information:
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

Quick Information:
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

Quick Information:
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

Quick Information:
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

Quick Information:
  • Dzongri: 3920 meters / 12936 feets
  • Phedang: 3500 meters / 11550 feets
  • Tshokha: 2956 meters / 9755 feets
  • Bakhim: 2727 meters / 9000 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 12 Km
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day: Descend down the same route to camp at Bakhim.
Accommodation: Tents
Meals: All meals

Day 7From Bakhim To Yuksom

Quick Information:
  • Bakhim: 2727 meters / 9000 feets
  • Yuksom: 1706 meters / 5630 feets
  • Approximate Distance: 11 Km
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Day's Activity: Trek
Brief Details Of The Day: Retrace the trail to reach Yuksom.
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: All meals

Day 8From Yuksom To Bagdogra

Quick Information:
  • Yuksom: 1706 meters / 5630 feets
  • Bagdogra: 300 meters / 990 feets
  • Approximate Time: 6 hours
  • Day's Activity: Drive
Brief Details Of The Day: Drive back to Bagdogra
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Covid19 Safety Protocol For Himalayan Treks

Unnatural times call for an unusual response. We at Himalayan High are facing it with even more stringent safety measures to ensure our treks, trekkers, and the local support team are safe. The Covid19 Pandemic has completely changed the way we look at the World and do things. It has changed the way we trek as well. Here is a brief.

  • Small Groups of less than 15 members
  • No Fixed Camps at all. Use a single sleeping bag, mattress & sleeping bag inners throughout the trek without any mixup
  • Sanitized Transportation
  • Contactless Screening of Participants on arrival
  • Contactless Paperwork and Online Booking Procedure
  • Mandatory Sanitization Before Entry
  • Sanitized Accommodation, Linens, Sleeping Bags, etc
  • Sanitized and sun-dried Camping Equipment
  • Monitored Support Crew with extra protection of masks, gloves and frequent use of sanitizers
  • Social Distancing from other unmonitored groups
  • Daily evaluation of Health for Safe Mountain Health
  • Twin Sharing Accommodations on the trek
  • Single tent supplement available
  • Proper Dining Hygiene in Dining Tents
  • Dry Toilets in toilet tents.
  • Covid Hygiene Kit including personal Sleeping Bag Inner for free
  • Precautionary Quarantine Tents On Trek
  • Immunity-Boosting Food Menu and Drinks
  • Filtered, Boiled and Treated Drinking Water

Read more on the following link about our Covid19 safety measures to ensure a safe trek. Safe trekking in the Himalayas during COVID-19

With this protocol, we have resumed our Himalayan Treks.

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+ Quick Info
  • 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 At: Yuksom
  • Ends At: 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
+ Short Travel Itinerary

** click on the DayNumber to read detailed itinerary for the day

  • Day 1


    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


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


    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


    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


    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


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


    Departure Day
    From Yuksom (1706m ) To Bagdogra (300m ) . 6 Hrs.
    Overnight In: Bagdogra (300m )
    Accommodation: None
    Meals Included: Breakfast
    Cost Of Transport Included: NO
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+ Trek Highlights
  • 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
+ Reviews & Testimonials

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Excellent: 344
Very Good: 31
Good: 5
Average: 1
Bad: 0

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+ Cancellation Policy

When Should You Book?

We typically get booked about 3 - 6 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.


(1st OCTOBER 2020 TILL 31st MARCH 2021 )

Considering the uncertainties during the COVID19 pandemic, we have eased our cancellation rules. 

  • Up to 3 days or more before the trek start date  - Full Refund of the total invoiced amount. No questions asked.
  • 2 days to 1 day before the trek start date - We will either issue you a trek voucher with a value of 100% of the trek fee or refund 85% of the trek fee if you want us to transfer the money back.
  • 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 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Transfer of Seat to Friend/ Family: No Loss Of Money, valid up to 1 year from Invoice date. It can be availed up to 1 day before Trek Start Date by sending an email.
  • Validity Of The Covid19 Cancellation Policy: The above-listed cancellation rules apply only to bookings for which the trek start date falls between 1st October 2020 till 31st March 2021.

Find detailed info on Cancellation & Refund Policy

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