About the Destination:
Dzongri Trek is considered as one of the shortest high altitude trekking in Sikkim. This trek has been attracting a lot of travellers from far and wide. Nestled high in the Himalayas between China to the north, Bhutan to east and Nepal to eastern frontier, Sikkim is often described as a land of unparalleled scenic beauty. A hidden gem in the north-eastern region of the country, trekkers on this trek gets introduced to the fascinating beauty of picturesque landscapes, exotic wildlife and rolling wildlife.
The Yuksom to Dzongri trek in Sikkim is one of those trekking trips in India that will bring you to virgin, undiscovered lands coupled with the towering mountain peaks for a company that will ensure that you are among great company. The trek is often dubbed as ‘walking in Paradise’ and can be safely said that it is a traveller’s delight. As you continue your trek you will come across the sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri. Treat your eyes to the view of the mountains with a patchwork of green and gold streaked with blue made by the snow-capped mountains at the distant.
As you keep continuing your trek you will also you will also come across some rare birds and animal species which will make you want it to explore more and more. Feel the thrill as you continue your trek through the verdant valley and the deep gorges as you keep continuing your trek. Although the Yuksom Dzongri Trek is considered as a remote trek this treks is very famous among the trekkers and the nature lovers. Pass through the hundreds of Rhododendron and valleys covered with lichen and moss. One can also do birding and also encounters with herds of Bharal or Blue mountain sheep which is very famous here.
About the Departure:
The Yuksom Dzongri trek will take you to the heart of the beautiful Sikkim landscape. One will be tasked to make their way through the rugged, challenging and fascinating trails. Offering you a glimpse of some of the magnificent peaks like Kabru (7,353m), Ratong (6,678m), Kanchenjunga (8,534m), Koktang (6,147m), Pandim (6,691m) and Narsingh (5,825m). Along with your way to the Dzongri peak, you can also visit several other attractions as well.
This includes some of the popular and stunning waterfalls within the region, sunset point like Tiger Hill in Darjeeling which will cap off a wonderful trek. The trek will lead you to some of the majestic sights of the mountains and the distant valleys. This trek is considered as a moderate trek. The temperature here might go beyond the freezing point at any time of the year. This exotic trek takes you through the thick pristine forest of Sikkim Himalayas takes you to the highest point of at Dzongri Top around 15000 ft from where one can imbibe the splendour of Kanchenjunga National Park. You will complete this trek in a period of eleven days.
Come across the famous and beautiful Khecheopalri Lake. It is believed that the birds here do not allow any leaves to fall on the lake. This trek shares the similar trek course to Chaurikhang the HMI Basecamp and Goechala Trek and starts at Yuksom. Listen to the chirping of the birds and spend some time staring at the small lakes while you head out on this trek. Head out for this amazing trek and also get a chance to explore the beautiful northeast. An augmentation of the Dzongri Trek, the Yuksom-Dzongri Trek brings the crude trekking adventure at its best beyond and past the glades where the trekkers can come close to nature.
Yuksom Dzongri trek Highlights:
- Yuksom Dzongri Trek is one the most prominent short high elevation trek and is considered as a shorter form of the Goechala Trek.
- This trek will take you through some of the most beautiful views of the majestic mountains and the beckoning valleys.
- Spend some time staring at the might white peaks and pass through the small streams on your way.
- Catch a glimpse of some of the magnificent peaks like Kabru, Ratong, Kanchenjunga, Koktang, Pandim and Narsingh.
- Visit the waterfall and spend some time getting close to nature.
- Also, meet the local people here and get a chance to know about the culture of Northeast.
Trekking Distance: 50km
Maximum Altitude: 13,700ft
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station which is about 150 kilometres away from Yuksom
Airport: Bagdogra Airpot which is 135 kilometres from Yuksom