At an altitude of 4,200 m, Dzongri is among the best trekking destinations not only in Sikkim but also in India. The sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri are bound to keep you gazing with awe. The view from this place has too much to be recommended: a patchwork of green and gold streaked with blue - reminiscent of an abstract etching, framed by the majestic snowcapped peaks shining not very far away.
The awesome presence of the great mountains thrusting their snowy peaks deciphers the strength of the Tethys Sea bulging its muscles to reach this towering height. No less than 14 of them soar majestically to 20,000 ft. plus. The center of attraction, of course, remain the Kanchenjunga.
Snowfall is common especially during the winter months. The trekker should be well prepared to face the cold. The temperature may go below freezing point at any time around the year.
The trek to Dzongri is among the tougher ones in Sikkim. Even the experienced porters and guides get tired after reaching here. naturebeyond recommends trekkers should go for regular fitness exercise before coming for this trek. The beauty of the mountain, we also guarantee, will make all the effort worthwhile once you reach here.
The trek to Dzongri starts from Yuksom in West Sikkim. Yuksom is about 6 hours drive from the nearest rail station at New Jalpaiguri and nearest airport at Bagdogra.
Places on the trek route
Yuksom (1740m) is the end of the motorable road. This is the starting point for treks to Dzongri. A tourist destination on its own right, there are nice resorts in Yuksom including the famous Hotel Tashi Gang.
Bakhim (2700m) - A trek of about 16 km from Yuksom leads you to Bakhim. This is the first and one of the most treacherous phases of the entire trek. There is a trekkers hut at Bakhim. Apart from the family members of the caretaker this region is devoid of any human settlement.
Tshoka (3400m) Tshoka is one of the ideal places to watch the sunrise over Mt. Pandim. The settlement is sparse but the cultivation of various crops in summer is a common practice. It is about 2 km from Bakhim. This is your next night halt after Bakhim. Or trekkers may travel directly to Tsoka and skip a night stay at Bakhim.
Thansing is a days trek from Tshoka. You can go to Dzongri directly without coming to Thansing also. It is the base camp of the virgin peak, Mt. Pandim. The razor-sharp peak of Narsing is a sight to be gazed at. From Thansing you can trek to Dzongri or to the Samiti, a place famous for its beautiful lake and the reflection of Pandim in its water.
Goecha La - The trek from Jemathang to Goecha La is to be traversed through a desert of huge chunks of boulders.
The fascinating walls of a massive cluster of peaks of Kanchendzonga leave you breathless. The magnificent views of the peaks of Pandim, Kanchendzonga, North and South Kabru, Talung Rathong, Kokthang, Black Kabru, Kabru Dome, Gocha Peak tends to create an illusion of storehouse of tons and tons of ice cream.
The sound of falling boulders and ice due to the small avalanches from the walls of the massive into the small lakes creates a reverberating ambiance into the silence and stillness of the whole environment. Gocha La is the ultimate trekking destination of your dream.
naturebeyond has unmatched expertise in conducting treks to Dzongri, especially for international tourists. We are "THE" people on the ground. We have been organizing treks for more than a decade and have taken hundreds of trekkers to the Dzongri - Goecha la route. Many national and international travel organizations also use naturebeyond ground support for their treks.
We have our own infrastructure for this trek, Right from the transfer vehicles to the tents for your overnight stay. This, on one hand, allows us to ensure the highest standard of service, on the other the cost of travel with naturebeyond is also reasonable given that the infrastructure is mostly our own and not rented.
Of course, the biggest advantage of trekking with naturebeyond is the ground knowledge we bring to the table. Most of our trek guides are expert mountaineers with several major climbs under their belt. People who spend half the year organizing treks or mountaineering would be accompanying you during the trek.
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Altitude - 4200 meter
Latitude - 27°49' North
Longitude - 88°14' East
Main Attraction - View of Kanchenjunga, 3rd highest mountain in the world