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Dzongri Trek

 
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    Dzongri Trek

    Dzongri trek follows the trail embracing the sharp edged Singalila Ridge. The trek begins from Yuksom, located in the evergreen mountains at 5,800 feet, and closing at the elevated point of Dzongri Top at 15,000 feet. There is the majesty of the Kanchenjunga National Park in right side of the top. You may trek to a nice swimming spot near the waterfall in Bakkhim. Another trail to Tshoka, a village has small lake and monastery. A short ascent will let you pass through a meadow where you can put up in your camps at a campsite with the remarkable views of Koktang, Rathong, Kabru.

    [Wanna experience an enthralling Singalila trek in Sikkim]

    Pass through moss laden, thickly forested ridges teeming with rich flora and fauna. Before culminating at the snowy heights of Kanchenjunga, it will offer you the view of chestnut, oak, pine, maple and magnolia trees. Experience the haunting panorama of snow peaks, which forms an arc of 270 degrees through the azure sky. This is one of the most impressive treks in the region. You can encounter Musk Deer, Barking Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Marbled Cat, Langur and the Red Panda on the way.

    Major attractions

    Yoksum: Around 33 km from Pelling, Yuksom has a small beautiful lake called Kartok. It also has Dubdi monastery, which is the oldest one. The foot print of one of the lamas, Latsun Chembo, who dedicated the king, can also be viewed close to the throne. Trekking in Sikkim is one more adventure which attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year.

    Kanchenjunga National Park: Sited on the threshold of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the National Park has derived its name from this third highest peak of the world. This park embraces the gigantic Zemu glacier in its territory. It is the biggest wildlife reserve in Sikkim. Permission is required to explore this park.

    How to get there

    By Air: Sikkim doesnt have any airport, but the nearest Airport is Bagdogra (near Siliguri) in West Bengal, which lays only 125kms away from Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. Bagdogra linked with cities like Delhi and Kolkata.

    By Road: Sikkim can be reached through northern areas of West Bengal. Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Siliguri are directly connected to Gangtok and other cities of the state. Avoid traveling during the monsoon seasons. Temporary road blocks may occur in monsoon.

    By Rail: The nearest Railway Station is New Jalpaiguri (near Siliguri), which is linked with Gangtok. Gangtok has an extensive rail network with major Railway Stations in India, such as Kolkata, Delhi. It is also linked with the cities of North East India like, Guwahati.

    Prerequisites/Facts

    • Foreign tourists need to receive Inner Line Permits to enter any part of Sikkim.
    • The Dzongri trek can be customized as per your requirement.
    • Take a help of guide for this trek.
    • Boiled water should be carried while trekking.
    • The highest point of this trek is around 4950m.
    • This moderate trek requires no extreme physical level.

    Best time to visit: June to September & October to mid November

    Things to Carry

    • Walking stick
    • Binoculars and camera
    • Sleeping bag
    • Hiking shoes
    • Woolen clothes
    • Water, juices, snacks
    • Electric torch
    • Medical kit
    • A good compass
    • An extra pair of clothes

    Other Information

    Bakhim: Bakhim is the first and one of the most dangerous phases of the entire trek. A trekkers hut is set at Bakhim.

    Thansing: Thansing is the base camp of the virgin peak, Mt. Pandim. From Thansing trek to Dzongri or to the Samiti. It is a famed place for its gorgeous lake and the reflection of Pandim in its water.

    Gocha La: Gocha La is navigated through a barren region of huge boulders. The sound of falling rocks and ice after small avalanches from the walls of the small lakes creates several echoes resonating in the silence and quietness of the environment. The attractive walls of massive cluster of peaks of Kanchendzonga leave you breathless.

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