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9 Days Dzongri Trek [VADZT09]


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Day 1

Upon arrival at Bhadrapur airport via Nepal or Bagdogra Airport, the nearest airport , you will be met /assist and transfer will be provided to Darjeeling at the elevation of 2130m/6988ft. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 2

Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim and a gateway to Kanchenjunga trek and many more treks in Sikkim. It is a peaceful and a nice place for overnght.

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Day 3

We follow a well-marked forest trail that winds high above the Rathong River through forests of conifer and oaks, mosses and ferns and past frequent side streams that tumble down the hillside. After four to five hours the trail crosses a substantial bridge just upstream of the confluence of the Rathong River and the Prek River. From the bridge it is a further one hour ascent to the small settlement of Bakkhim (2750 metres/9002ft), where a single Lepcha family live. The Lepchas, the original inhabitants of Sikkim were forced to move to the remote regions when large numbers of Tibetans migrated to Sikkim in the 17th century.

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Day 4

In the morning after breakfast we ascend the meadows above Bakkhim before reaching the village of Tshoka. Tibetan refugees who were granted this tract of land by the Sikkim government founded the village about a generation ago. From Tshoka the trail ascends steeply through magnificent rhododendron forest to the grazing meadow at Phedang (3760m/12336ft).Overnight in Phedang.

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Day 5

From Phedang an early start is imperative. The trail ascends steeply for one hour before we gain our first uninterrupted views of the peak of Kanchenjunga (8586 metres) and Pandim (6691 metres). From the vantage point it is a further two to three km across the open meadows to the camp at Dzongri (4320m/14173ft). Here we gain views of the main peaks along the Singalila Ridge- the impressive divide between Nepal and Sikkim. The panorama includes Koktang (6147 metres), Rathong (6679 metres), Kabru Sth. (7317 metres) and Kabru Nth (7338 metres). Overnight in Dzongri.

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Day 6

The day is for rest and acclimatization. On this day one can savor views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top. From here you get a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678 m), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narsingh (5825 m). Towards the west, the Singalila Ridge, which separates Sikkim from Nepal.

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Day 7

Start retracing steps descending towards Tsokha by going through a bypass route directly to Tsokha for overnight.

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Day 8

Retrace steps towards Yuksam on the final day of the trek. The going is easier as the path is mainly downhill for overnigt in Yuksom.

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Day 9

Early morning driv to the airport to board onward flight.

Note: Extention tours to Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Bhutan, Nepal can be arranged on request.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Country
India
Type of trip
Trekking
Trip Length
9 days
Maximum Elevation
4020m 13185ft
Grade
ModerateModerate or Moderate
Season
Mar – May / Sep – Nov
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Price
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