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.
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.
Since it provides so much in mediocre hard work, it is an attraction for many trekkers.
Keypoints of Dzongri Trek
|WEATHER||Winter Min Temp. -10°c, Max Temp. 7°c, |
Summer Min Temp. -5°c Max Temp. 15°c
|BEST SEASON||Apr. & May & Sep. to Nov.|
|APPROXIMATE KM||60 KM|
Gallery of Dzongri Trek
Highlights of Dzongri Trek
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.
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).
The nearest airport is Bagdogra, WB Reach Siliguri – Jorethang – Yuksom, cabs and shared Jeeps are available for traveling.
The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri, WB. Reach Siliguri – Jorethang – Yuksom, cabs and shared Jeeps are available for traveling.
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
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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.