Trek route: Easy to Moderate
Dzongri trek in West Sikkim offers you an interesting experience while trekking in Sikkim. This trek starts from Yuksam through Rathong River George which reaches up to an altitude of 4030 mtrs. at Dzongri.
The view of Mt. Khanchendzonga- the third highest in the World is spectacular. One can also see Mt. Pandim. Kabru, Rathong, Kokthang and trekking peaks from a close distance.
You can plan your trek further to Kanchenjunga base camp or to Gochala pass depending upon your time and physical fitness.
Yak and Yeti Travels – a premier trekking company in Sikkim since 1991, also offers mountaineering expeditions to the alpine peaks in Sikkim on this trek route.
Trip Profile: 15 Days Trip
02 Nights in Darjeeling
02 Nights in Yuksum
02 Nights in Gangtok
09 Days Trekking
Gantok is the capital of Sikkim with an excellent view of Kanchanjunga range, overflowing with ancient temples, monasteries, narrow colorful bazaar. The pleasure of trekking through the interiors of Sikkim and Darjeeling , the rare privilege of experiencing the Majestic Himalaya in its noblest and truest from as seen from the different region each with their own peculiar characteristics.
Sunrise over Kanchendzonga range from Tiger Hills. Trek through bamboo bushes and rhododendron forest. Enchanting panoramic view of some of the highest mountain peak of world like Kanchendzonga, Pandim etc. Enjoy breathtaking vistas of rolling medows & tea gardens at Darjeeling.
| DAY 01:
KATHMANDU / BHADRAPUR / DARJEELING
Morning after breakfast transfer to domestic airport to board flight for Bhadrapur. Met Upon arrival and drive to reach Darjeeling. The route winds its way through Tea Estates. Darjeeling is called the Jewel in the Crown. Upon arrival check into Mayfair hotel for dinner and overnight stay
| DAY 02:
Morning visit Tiger Hill to see the Sun Rise and also get the best view of Worlds Third Highest Mountain Kanchanjunga and other peaks. On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery enshrining Maitreyee Buddha. After breakfast proceed for a ride in the famous Toy Train for half an hour. Visit Botanical gardens, Observatory Hill, Mountaineering Institute to know the history and the equipment used in the first conquest of Mt. Everest by
Sir.Edmond Hillery and Tenzing Norge. Visit Zoological parkto see the Siberian Tigers, Llamas, Himalayan Black Bear and Panda. Visit Tea estates and Tibetan Refugee self-help Center for Woolen Carpets and Leather products. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
| DAY 03:
DARJEELING / YUKSUM
Morning after an early breakfast drive to reach Yuksum (1780 M) by covering 123 kms in 7 hrs. Yuksum is the oldest capital of Sikkim where the first King was consecrated in 1642 A.D. It also has the oldest existing Monastery built during 1700 A.D. Arrive Yuksum and check into Trekkers Hut for dinner and overnight stay.
| DAY 04:
YUKSUM / BAKHIM
Morning after breakfast start the first leg of trekking to reach Bakim (3005 M) by covering 13 kms in 4 hrs. The track is a gradual ascends and descend through the dense verdant semi-tropical forest following the Pairag
Chu. Arrive and check into Forest Hut for dinner and overnight stay.
| DAY 05:
BAKHIM / DZONGRI
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Dzongri (4030 M) along a well marked track by covering 12 kms in 4 hrs. Initially the track climbs steeply. But as the track is through fascinating Rhododendron bushes running
riot with colours, one may not feel the limb. Arrive at Dzongri and checkinto Trekkers Hut for dinner and overnight stay
| DAY 06:
DZONGRI / TANGSING
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Thangsing (3800 M) by covering 8 kms in 3 hrs. One can have fantastic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru etc. from the Dzongri Pass. Continue to reach Thangsing for overnight stay in tents
| DAY 07:
TANGSING / SIMITI LAKE
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Simiti lake (4200 M) by covering 8 kms in 3 hrs. Simiti is one of the high altitude fresh water lakes found in the bosom of mighty Himalayan range.This is also considered a very sacred lake. Arrive and camp by the side of the lake. Dinner and overnight stay in camp
| DAY 08:
SIMITI LAKE / GOCHALA / SIMITI LAKE
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Gochala (5000 M) by covering 14 kms in 5 hrs. From the pass one can see the lofty and majestic Mt.Kanchanjunga, Mt.Kabru and Kabru Dome etc. Return to Samiti Lake for
Dinner and overnight stay in tents.
| DAY 09:
SIMITI LAKE / TANGSING
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Thangsing by covering 8 kms in 3 hrs. A downhill easy trek, with a few sharp & steep ascents. Arrive and pitch tents. balance day free. Dinner and overnight stay in tents
| DAY 10:
TANGSING / DZONGRI
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Dzongri by covering 8 kms in 3 hrs. Arrive and pitch tents. balance day free. Lunch, Dinner and overnight stay in tents
| DAY 11:
DZONGRI / TOSKA
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach Tsoka (3710 M) by covering 9 kms in 3 hrs. The trek winds its way down upto Phedong, from here the Rhododendron trail starts. Arrive at Tsoka for a cozy dinner and overnight stay in the Trekkers Hut.
| DAY 12:
TOSKA / YUKSUM
Morning after breakfast start trekking to reach the Yuksum by covering 5 kms in 2 hrs. Rest of the day free to visit the oldest Monastery and the surrounding area. Lunch, Dinner & Overnight stay in Trekkers Hut
| DAY 13:
YUKSUM / PEMAYANGTSE / GANGTOK
Morning after breakfast drive to reach Pemayangtse (2085 M) by covering 30 kms in 1 hr. Pemayangtse is one of the oldest and important Monastery in Sikkim. Visit the Monastery. Proceed to reach Gangtok (1810 M) by
covering 110 kms in 5 hrs. Later on arrival in Gangtok check into hotel Norkhill. Blance day free. Lunch, dinner andb overnight stay in hotel
| DAY 14:
Morning after breakfast leave for full day sightseeing of Gangtok visiting Tibetology, Orchid Sanctuary, Do Drul Monastery, Handicraft center & bazar. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay in the hotel
| DAY 15:
GANGTOK / BHADRAPUR / KATHMANDU
Transfer to Bhadrapur airport in time to board light for Kathmandu.