Dzongri Trek : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Day 01 : Arrive at Yuksom
Yuksum, a small remote village of West district was the birthplace of Sikkim's Buddhist Civilization, situated at an height of 1780 mt and was the first Capital of Sikkim. Yuksom literally means “ meeting point of three lamas”, witnessed the coronation of Phuntsog Namgyal, the first Chogyal ( religious king) of Sikkim in 1641.
Yuksum is the gate way to high altitude trekking through Kanchendzongha Wild Life Sanctuary. The trek route through Dzongry leads towards various named and unnamed peaks and passes of Mt. Khanchendzongha Range with real test of hardcore adventure. Night stay at Yuksom
Day 02 : Yuksom to Bakhim ( 3005 Mt) – 15 Km
Early morning start trekking following the trail starting from Yuksom toward the North and climbs up through dense moss laden forest which is enriched by Oak, Spruce, Chestnut, Giant Magnolia, Rhododendron, Ferns and several varities of colourful Orchids with the Rathong river gorge alongside. The trail crosses four bridges on waterfalls like Churchery and Montogang and stream like Phakhola and Chursey to reach Bakhim. After crossing Prek-Chu river the toughest part of the section arrives as the trail ascends a 70 degree uphill to Bakhim. Night stay Bakhim.
Day 03 : Bakhim to Dzongri ( 4030 Mt) – 12 Km
The trail continues to climb through stunted bushes of Rhododendron and miniature Pine trees to reach in Tsoka, the last tiny village of Bhutias on the route and at an altitude of 10,000 ft. After crossing Tsoka the trail continues to go northward through Rhododendron forest to reach Phedang, 12,000 ft. After a brief rest to follow the steeply upward trail to Deorali, a beautiful view point. Gaining altitude by every step reach Dzongri, very nearer to Kanchenjunga. Night stay at Dzongri.
Day 04 : Rest at Dzongri ( 4030 Mt)
Dzonri offers the picture perfect beauty. Surrounded by snow capped hills with towering Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world and the guardian deity of Sikkim. Very early morning climb to Dzongri top ( 4270 Mt) to watch the stunning panoramic view of Sunrise on Mt. Kanchenjunga and its surrounding peaks like Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678 m), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narsing (5825 m). On the West the Singalila Range , which separates India from Nepal can be viewed. Interestingly Dzongri top is higher than most of the peaks of Alps. From the top awesome presence of Kanchenjunga massif and other renowned peaks are simply mesmerizing. Spend the day just by watching the beauty and enjoy the serenity.
Day 05 : Dzongri to Bakhim – 12 Km
Return back to Bakhim. Night stay at Bakhim
Day 06 : Bakhim to Yuksom – 15 Km
Back to Yuksom. Night stay at Yuksom. Tour End
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