At an altitude of 4,200 m Dzongri is among
the best trekking destinations not only in Sikkim but also
in India. The sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri
are bound to keep you gazing with awe.The view from this place
has too much to be recommended : a patchwork of green and
gold streaked with blue - reminiscent of an abstract etching,
framed by the majestic snowcapped peaks shining not very far
The awesome presence of the great mountains
thrusting their snowy peaks deciphers the strength of the
Tethys Sea bulging its muscles to reach this towering height.
No less than 14 of them soar majestically to 20,000 ft. plus.
The centre of attraction of course remain the Kanchenjunga.
View from Dzongri Top
Snowfall is common especially during the
winter months. The trekker should be well prepared to face
the cold. The temperature may go below freezing point any
time around the year.
The trek to Dzongri is among the tougher
ones in Sikkim. Even the experienced
porters and guides get tired after reaching here. naturebeyond
recommends trekkers should go for regular fitness exercise
before coming for this trek. The beauty of the mountain, we
also guarantee, will make all the effort worthwhile once you
The trek to Dzongri starts from Yuksom
in West Sikkim. Yuksom is about 6 hours drive from the nearest
railstation at New Jalpaiguri and nearest airport at Bagdogra.
Places on the trek route
(1740m) is the end of the motorable road. This is the starting
point for treks to Dzongri. A tourist destination on its own
right, there are nice resorts in Yuksom including the famous
Hotel Tashi Gang.
Bakhim (2700m) - A trek
of about 16 km from Yuksom leads you to Bakhim. This is the
first and one of the most treacherous phases of the entire
trek. There is a trekkers hut at Bakhim. Apart from the family
members of the caretaker this region is devoid of any human
On the way down from Dzongri Top
Tshoka (3400m) Tshoka is
one of the ideal places to watch the sunrise over Mt. Pandim.
Settlement is sparse but cultivation of various crops in summer
is a common practice. It is about 2 km from Bakhim. This is
your next night halt after Bakhim. Or trekkers may travel
directly to Tsoka and skip a night stay at Bakhim.
Thansing is a days trek
from Tshoka. You can go to Dzongri directly without coming
to Thansing also. It is the base camp of the virgin peak,
Mt. Pandim. The razor sharp peak of Narsing is a sight to
be gazed at.From Thansing you can trek to Dzongri or to the
Samiti, a place famous for its beautiful lake and the reflection
of Pandim in its water.
Goecha La - The trek from
Jemathang to Goecha La is to be traversed through a desert
of huge chunks of boulders.
The fascinating walls of massive cluster of peaks of Kanchendzonga
leaves you breathless. The magnificent views of the peaks
of Pandim, Kanchendzonga, North and South Kabru, Talung Rathong,
Kokthang, Black Kabru, Kabru Dome, Gocha Peak tends to create
an illusion of storehouse of tons and tons of ice cream.
A group of trekkers at Yuksom on their way back from Dzongri
The sound of falling boulders and ice due
to the small avalanches from the walls of the massive into
the small lakes creates a reverberating ambience into the
silence and stillness of the whole environment. Gocha La is
the ultimate trekking destination of your dream.
naturebeyond has unmatched expertise in conducting
treks to Dzongri, specially for international tourists. We
are "THE" people on the ground. We have been organizing
treks for more than a decade and have taken hundreads of trekkers
to the Dzongri - Goecha la route. Many national and international
travel organizations also use naturebeyond ground support
for their treks.
We have our own infrastructure for this
trek, Right from the transfer vehicles to the tents for your
overnight stay, even the cookeries and cutleries you would
be using during the trek are from the naturebeyond store.
This on one hand allows us to ensure highest standard of service,
on the other the cost of travel with naturebeyond is also
reasonable given that the infrastructure is mostly our own
and not rented.
Of course the biggest advantage of trekking
with naturebeyond is the ground knowledge we bring to the
table. Most of our trek guides are expert mountaineers with
several major climbs under their belt. People who spend half
the year organizing treks or mountaineering would be accompanying
you during the trek.
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about us section of this website.
You may also like to take a look
of the trek to Dzongri
package to Dzongri and Goechala