YUKSOM – DZONGRI TREK
Yuksom to Dzongri trek in Sikkim is the most interesting and fabulous trek in the isolated area of Sikkim; sharing its border with Tibet to the North, Bhutan to the East, Nepal to the West and the State of West Bengal (India) to the South. Here, you get to witness a nature full environment with inner peace, joy and satisfaction. During the whole journey you can explore the virgin peaks, impressive Mt. Kangchendzonga (8585 meters), the 3rd highest mountain in the world. Similarly, you get to discover some of the major famous peaks during this trek from the Dzongri View Points such as Mt. Kabru south (7317 meters), Mt. Kabru north (7338 meters), Mt. Pandim (6691 meters), Mt. Kabru Forked (6108 meters), Mt. Rathong (6679 meters), Mt. Kumbhakarna (Janoo 7710 meters), Mt. Kokthang (6147 meters), Mt. Goecha Peak (5127 meters), and Mt. Frey Peak (5830 meters),
Outline Itinerary (Yuksom – Dzongri Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel
Day 03 : Kathmandu – Bhadrapur – Gangtok
Day 04 : Yuksam (1785 m. Tsokha (3000 m. (14 kilometers – 5 to 6 hours)
Day 05 : Tsokha – Dzongri (4030 m. (10 kilometers – 5 to 6 hours)
Day 06 : Rest day and Acclimatize at Dzongri
Day 07 : Dzongri – Tshoka (10 kilometers – 5 to 6 hours)
Day 08 : Tshoka to Yuksom (14 kilometers – 5 hours)
Day 09 : Yuksom – Bhadrapur – Kathmandu
Day 10 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination
Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.
Today, you will visit the cultural and historical sights in Kathmandu valley including Swoyambhunath, which is said to be over 2,000 years old and one of the world’s most fabulous Buddhists Stupas; Kathmandu Durbar Square; the temple of Kumari – the residence of living goddess with its wooden carved window and balconies; Kasthamandap–a pagoda temple believed to have been built from the timbers of a single tree by King Laxmi Narsingh Malla.
Take morning flight from kathmandu to Bhadrapur. Meet our representative at Bhadrapur airport and drive towards Gangtok (The Capital of Sikkim). On arrival transfer into hotel. Evening free to explore surroundings. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
On this day, trekking in Yuksam begins at the market of this locality and follows the main road in the direction of the North. Gradually, the treks come out of the gorge and reach near the River Ratong Chu’s right bank. Troop then follows the trail, crossing over 4 overpasses to ascend steeply towards the North-West direction at Bakkhim, a small settlement. The trail will continue to move forward for another three kilometers passing through dense forest of rhododendron and magnolia to reach at Tsokha. Once we reach at this place, we can sit for dinner at campsite. We will also stay here for the night.
On the day third, the trek moves forward and reaches Tsokha, a village and then continues to ascend in the north direction, pasting through a verdant rhododendron forest, reaching to Phedang (3650 meters) it takes around 3 hours to complete the steep incline. We will continue further in the direction of Dzongri. After reaching Dzongri set a camp site for dinner & overnight stay.
On the day fourth, we will indulge in some rest and relaxation as this day is meant for acclimatization. On this day you can enjoy the spectacular sights of the towering mountain summits by hiking upwards to the Dzongri Top. From this spot you get an incredible panoramic view of various peaks like, Pandim (6691 meters), Kabru (7353 meters), Kanchenjunga (8534 meters), Narsingh (5825 meters), Koktang (6147 meters) and Ratong (6678 meters), and towards the western side you can see the magnificent Singalila Ridge. This ridge separates Nepal from Sikkim. Arrangements made at the camp site for the dinner and night stay in the tents.
On this day we will start to move forward toward Tshoka. Arrangements made at the camp site for the dinner and night stay in the tents.
Today is the last day of our trek. Today we will go back over steps in the direction of Yuksam. The trek is easy as the path is mostly downhill. We will stop here for a night stay at the guest house.
Early morning drive to Bhadrapur and take flight for Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY
- Airport picks up, drops off, upon arrival and departure
- India visa fees and visa processing assistance
- Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu by private AC vehicles
- Kathmandu - Bhadrapur - Kathmandu Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
- Accommodation at Hotel Amba Regency with breakfast in Gangtok
- Ground transportation by private Jeep
- Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
- Full boards Camping Service during whole trek
- Trained by Ministry of tourism; trekking cook, kitchen helper, Sherpa.
- Number of porter’s their meal, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance; equipment’s are included in Cost.
- Trekking permit fees for sites and manument entry fees
- First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
- Farewell dinner during the last day of departure
SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)
- International airfares and Nepal travel visa
- Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing
- Personal nature expenses
- Personal Trekking Gears
- Staff tips
Yuksom – Dzongri Trek via Nepal – 10 Days (Accommodation: Hotel/Camping)
(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 1850
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 1750 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 1650 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 1550 per person
Frequently asked Questions.
Travel to Sikkim by would be taking a flight from Kathmandu via Bhadrapur to our destination. You can further board a Private vehicle to reach Sikkim.
The best time to visit Sikkim is either between March and May or October and mid-December. Best season to visit and see the blooming natural beauty in Gangtok is spring in between from March to May. Autumn, on the other hand, brings the clear view of Himalayan Range.
Permits required visiting Sikkim. … And therefore all foreign nationals require Restricted Area Permit (RAP) to visit any part of Sikkim including Gangtok. This permit is also popularly known as Inner Line Permit (ILP).
Sikkim is one of the safest and peaceful places in India and beautiful as well. You can travel here with no worries because law and order is very strict here in sikkim.
Sikkim is the most favorite place to recharge and rejuvenate your mind and body amidst the tranquility and beauty of the Himalayan Mountains. Along with the rich biodiversity to explore in the Himalayan state of India, the Sikkim is also the home to famous pilgrim destinations for the Buddhism and Hinduism followers.
By Air. For those wondering how to reach Sikkim by air, there is no airport in Sikkim itself so you will have to travel to the nearest airport in Bagdogra in West Bengal. This airport is about 124 kilometers from Gangtok and it takes about 5 hours from Bagdogra by buses or cabs. And another option would be taking a flight from Kathmandu via Bhadrapur to our destination.
ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:
The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.
RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Camera, battery etc
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen