Amazing though it may seem, this whole glory can be savoured on a single trek through West Sikkim. Hugging the razor edged Singalila Ridge, the Himalayan divide between India and Nepal, this much-talked about trek to Dzongri, gets the best of West Sikkim etched indelibly on adventurous minds. From the trail head at Yuksom, the erstwhile capital of Sikkim in the velvet green of 5,800 feet, to the high point of Dzongri Top at 15,000 feet, right in the splendour of the Kanchenjunga National Park, the trek passes through thickly forested ridges crowded with rich flora to the heights above the tree line, finally culminating at the breathtaking snowy heights of the Kanchenjunga National Park. An unforgettable panorama of jagged snow peaks cutting across in an arc of 270 degrees through the azure sky. The landscape is incidental. It is the trekker who changes. This is indeed one of the most spectacular treks in the entire Indian Himalayas. Best Season: April-June and October-December. Trek Grading: Easy to Moderate. Maximum hiking altitute: Dzongri La (Top) 4500m. Maximum camping altitute: Dzongri. Starting and Ending Point: Bagdogra/Phuentsoling in Bhutan or Bhadrapur Airport in Nepal.
Day 01: Bagdogra - Gangtok
Pick up at Bagdogra/New Jalpaiguri railway station.Drive to Gangtok. 126kms. 5 Hrs. Transfer to hotel. O/N at hotel
Day 02: Gangtok
Full Days sightseeing in and around Gangtok and time to prepare trekking permits etc. O/N at hotel.
Day 03: Gangtok - Yuksom
After breakfast drive to Yuksom. 139 kms, 6 hrs. Alt, 1,700m. Transfer to your designated hotel. Overnight at Yuksam.
Day 04: Yuksom - Tsokha
Trek begins.Trek from Yuksom to Tsokha. 12 kms, 6 hrs,alt. 3000 m. O/N at camp.
Day 05: Tsokha - Dzongri
Trek from Tsokha to Dzongri, 9kms., 5 hrs., alt. 4000m.O/N at camp.
Day 06: Dzongri
Excrusion of Dzongri alt.4,500m.O/N at camp. (Acclimatization)
Day 07: Dzongri - Dzongri La
Dzongri -Halt. Dzongri La alt.4,500m. Halt.
Day 08: Dzongri - Tsokha
Trek back to Tsokha. O/N at camp.
Day 09: Tsokha - Yuksom
Trek back from Tsokha to Yuksam. Transfer to hotel. O/N at Yuksam.
Day 10: Yuksom - Darjeeling
Drive Yuksam to Darjeeling via Pelling. On the way visit Pemayangtse monastery.Transfer to hotel. O/N at hotel.
Day 11: Darjeeling
Early morning visit Tiger Hill for sunrise. On the way back visit Yiga Choling Monastery. After breakfast visit the Mountaineering Institute, Padmaja Zoological Park, Tibetan Self Help Centre and a Tea garden. O/N at hotel.
Day 12: Darjeeling - Bagdogra
Drive to Bagdogra for onward journey.
Note: The Dzongri trek can be customised as per your requirement. A minimum of 5 days is required to trek to Dzongri and back.