Dzongri-Trek

Dzongri Trek 2022: Highlights, History, Best Time, How to Reach and Itinerary & FAQ’s

Less rigours and flabbergasting view of Kangchenjunga is offered by Dzongri Trek. At the height of 4,250m, the Dzongri Trek viewpoint provides sublime scenery of The Great Eastern Himalayan range. Pictorial view of splendor peaks of Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru, and high-top other summits.

The magical forest of Rhododendrons, Oaks, and Pine from Tshoka to Dzongri.

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Dzongri Trek Peak View

Exhibition of the cultural essence of the Bhutias and Nepalis.

History of Dzongri Trek

Dzongri Trek becomes a facile path with a clear view of Mt. Kangchenjunga. Goecha La is a more strenuous Trek with much more to provide and a closer view of Kangchenjunga and other summits.

Dzongri Trek Camp
Dzongri Trek

Since it provides so much in mediocre hard work, it is an attraction for many trekkers.


Keypoints of Dzongri Trek

AREAWest Sikkim
DURATION11 Days
WEATHERWinter Min Temp. -10°c, Max Temp. 7°c,
Summer Min Temp. -5°c Max Temp. 15°c
BEST SEASONApr. & May & Sep. to Nov.
GRADEModerate
ALTITUDE14,365 ft
APPROXIMATE KM60 KM
Keypoints of Goechala Trek

Gallery of Dzongri Trek

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Highlights of Dzongri Trek

  • The Kanchenjunga National Park (or Khangchendzonga National Park) and biosphere reserve is an infallible chance to watch for the trek to Dzongri.
  • 550 species of birds are also found in the national park.
  • Tshushay Khola, Mentogang Khola and Pha khola are suspension bridges over river Prekchu.
  • Many Buddist monasteries in Sachen are praiseworthy.
  • Enchanting beauty of the Lakshmi Pokhari Lake is a solemn experience for its visitors.

Location of Dzongri Trek

Situated in Singalila Ridge in the western part of Sikkim, the South face of Kanchenjunga seen from Dzongri. Surrounded by the state of West Bengal in the south and country Nepal in the west.


Best Time to Visit Dzongri Trek

Summer:- April and May is the best time to appreciate fully blown Rhododendrons along the trek.

Winter:- September to November is best to visit to enjoy the snowcapped paradisiacal scene of mountains brimmed with golden sunlight.

Highest Peak In India


How to Reach Dzongri Trek

The Jalori pass is most easily attainable from the cities of Delhi, Ambala, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Amritsar, and Leh (July to October only). 

By Air:-

The nearest airport is Bagdogra, WB Reach Siliguri – Jorethang – Yuksom, cabs and shared Jeeps are available for traveling.

By Train:-

The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, WB. Reach Siliguri – Jorethang – Yuksom, cabs and shared Jeeps are available for traveling.

Sach Pass Trek


Itinerary of Dzongri Trek

Day 1: New Jalpaiguri to Yuksom

8 hour travel then rest and leisure in Yuksom, experience the culture of Buddhism and eastern India.

Day 2: Yuksom to Sachen

7200 ft | 8 km | 6 Hour

Explore the lively and lush forest to reach Sachen, with a captivating view of Tshushay Khola Falls then cross through suspension bridge Pha Kola to reach the destination in half an hour.

 Day 3: Sachen to Tshoka via Bakhim 

9000 ft | 7 KM | 5 Hour

Alluring views of Mt Kanchenjunga and Mt Pandim, prominently oak and rhododendrons (seasonal) are scenic attractions through this path. Tibetan settlements and Monasteries can be encountered at Tshoka.

Day 4: Tshoka to Dzongri via Phe Dang

13,700 ft | 8 KM | 7 Hour

Trekking through a lush forest of rhododendrons, break at Phe Dang accompanied by magnificent view Mt Kanchenjunga. The trek gets steeper and prone to altitude sickness. After reaching Phe Dang, take a route to the right to Dzongri via Deorali Norbugang Chorten provides the emergence of Buddhism here.

Day 5:  Rest Day at Dzongri

After a night in Dzongri, next an early morning trek to Dzongri Top. This is the mesmersing view that we have been trekking for. The majestic scene of Kangchenjunga, seems to close. An excursion to Lakhmi Pokri lake is another cherry topping.

Day 6: Dzongri top to Tshoka

12 Km | 6 hours

Climb to Deorali then descend to Phe Dang then to Tshoka.

Day 7: Tshoka to Yuksom

15 Km | 6 hours

Walk down from Tshoka to Yuksom.

Day 8: Yuksom to NJP

With new memories and pictures, that is for insta feed and stories to share.  


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Dzongri Trek

Who should avoid this Trek?

If a person is suffering from any chronic condition, heart condition or breathing-related problems medical advisory is suggested.

How far is Goecha La from Dzongri?

It is almost 50+ Kms to Goecha La or V1 point.

Does it require a fitness regime?

It doesn’t require a very hard regime but basic fitness and basic speed is required.

Can reach Yuksom only via Jorethang?

Near about 10-15k is to be considered.

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