Trek to Dzongri in Sikkim
Trek Code - AS901
Duration - 9 Days
Tariff - On request
This is an indicative itinerary, naturebeyond may customise this trek according to guests specific requirement.
Day 1 : SILIGURI - GANGTOK( Alt. 1670 m )
Arrival at Bagdogra airport from Delhi or Calcutta - Or NJP by Train - Or Kakarvita those coming from Nepal. Same day 4 hrs drive from Siliguri to Gangtok, 110 kms. Overnight at Gangtok at your choosen hotel.
Day 2 : Gangtok ( Sightseeing)
Early morning visit Tashi View Point, Ganesh Tok, and Hanuman Tok. After Breakfast Drive to Rumtek Monastery built in 1740 on the way back visit Chorten monastery (1958). Overnight stay at Gangtok.
Day 3 : Gangtok- Yuksom ( Alt. 1760 m )
Drive from Gangtok to Yuksom Time taken 6 hrs. On the way visit Ravangla, one of the upcoming tourist destinations in Sikkim. Overnight at Yuksom.
Day 4 : Yuksom - Tshoka ( Alt. 3050 m )
Trek from Yuksum to Tshoka 18 kms time taken approx. 6 hrs. Walk through dense forest of pine and oak After crossing river PrekChu it is straight 70 degree uphill climb this is the toughest stage in the entire Trek. Reach Bakhim from where the trail passes through magnolia and rhododendron forests. Tshoka is a small village. Overnight stay in a tent or lodge.
Day 5 : Tshoka - Dzongri ( Alt. 4020 m )
Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri is still a steep climb, the distance is about 10 km and time taken approx 5hrs. The trail passes through dense forest of rhododendron. A place called Deorali Dara provides a magnificent view of the mountains. Reach Phethang for a break. After Phethang climb on to reach Dzongri. The vegetation is thinner here and you would find only small bushes and shrubs around. The night stay would be arranged in the tourist hut / tents.
Day 6 : Today you would stay at Dzongri. Early morning take a walk to Dabla Khang (Dzongri Top) the view from this place is magnificent. One can view all the major mountain peaks including Frey, Koktang, Kabru, Ratong, Chandra Peak and the Kabru Dome. Overnight stay at Dzongri.
Day 7 : Dzongri - Tshoka. Return trek. Alternatively you might stay at Bakhim.
Day 8 : Tshoka - Yuksom. Last day of your trek as you return to Yuksom. Overnight at Yuksom.
Day 9 : Return to NJP / Bagdogra airport depending upon train/ flight schedule. Tour concludes.
Note : For guests taking morning flight / train, one extra day stay might be required at Siliguri.