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Sikkim Dzongri Trek

13 Days

Gangtok – Yuksom – Dzongri Trek, 13 Days

The Yuksom-Dzongri Trek is a captivating Himalayan adventure in Sikkim, India. This moderate to challenging trek takes you through dense forests, charming villages, and breathtaking alpine landscapes, culminating at Dzongri Ridge, where you’re rewarded with stunning panoramic views of majestic peaks like Kanchenjunga.

Yuksom-Dzongri Trek is one the the most popular short high altitude trekking destination in Sikkim. Yuksom-Dzongri trek is a shorter version of the Goecha-La Trek for those who has shorter time for trekking in Sikkim. Dzongri trek is specially suitable and designed for the trekkers who wanted to explore more in shorter period of time. In fact Dzongri and Dzongri La (view point) is the best spot for a view of the mountains and its ranges in the Sikkim Himalayas.


Duration for treks of this grade stretches up to two (2) weeks. Trails generally go above 4000 meters and on a daily basis, you can expect to be walking for about 4 – 6 hours. The perfect setting of introduction to moderate trekking. Activity level/physical rating is slightly harder than leisure and involves occasional difficult days. Expect ups and downs as well for there will be hills to climb as well.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Bagdogra airport and drive to Gangtok
Day 2: Visit Gangtok
Day 3: Gangtok to Yuksum (1780m)
Day 4: Yuksum to Sachen (2450m)
Day 5: Sachen to Tshoka (3000m)
Day 6: Tshoka to Dzongri (4000m)
Day 7: In Dzongri: Excursion to Laxmi Pokhari
Day 8: Dzongri to Tsokha (3000m)
Day 9: Tsokha to Yuksom (1780m)
Day 10: Yuksom to Pemayantse
Day 11: Pemayantse to Darjeeling
Day 12: Visit Darjeeling
Day 13: Departure from Darjeeling to Bagdogra Airport

Special Note:
If this itinerary does not suit your requirement or if you would like to customize it, please do not hesitate to contact us. This itinerary can be customized according to your required time frame and budget limit.

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Cost Inclusion

  • Bagdogra Airport pickup/drop off, on arrival/departure
  • All private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Gangtok, Pemayantse and Darjeeling with Bed & Breakfast basis
  • All camping logistical arrangements for your comfort
  • Guide and camping staff / Cook and kitchen staff
  • Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Twin sharing tent for accommodation during the trekking
  • Full support camping crew with mules for porterage
  • Porters with the best possible equipment. (Staff transportation porters costs - including meals, insurance, salary)
  • All required permits for the trek, & Sikkim inner line permits fee
  • All government, local taxes, and official expense
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicine
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)

Cost Exclusion

  • Flight airfare
  • India Entry Visa Fees
  • Lunch and Dinner in Gangtok, Pemayantse and Darjeeling
  • Extra night accommodation, meals, due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, personal porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist

The gear listed below is recommended for trekking, tour. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment.

Head Gears:
— Sun hat or scarf
— Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
— Sunglasses
— Head Torch
— Sun Creams (40+) and Lip Balms

Upper Body:
— Cotton t-shirts and thermals
— Fleece jacket
— Waterproof jacket
— Down jacket

Lower Body:
— Lightweight cotton pants (long)
— Waterproof pants
— Inner thermals

— Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
— Creams
— Sanitizer

— Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
— Thick, warm wool hiking socks
— Comfortable hiking boots
— Shower sandals

— Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
— Trekking bag (Rucksack)
— Duffel bag
— Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
— Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
— Water bottle or camel bag
— Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits:
— Personal Regular Medicines
— Knee Caps
— Bandages
— Ointments
— Blister Tape

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 2 copies of passport-size photos (For sim card and travel purposes)
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport
— Travel Insurance and Flight tickets

Trip Map

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Sikkim Dzongri Trek

Trip Facts

  • 13 Days
  • Moderate
  • 4000 Meters
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Bagdogra, India
  • Bagdogra, India
  • Fully Camping
  • 2 Person

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