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Trek to Dzongri

Duration :7 days, 6 nights

PRICE: INR 24750 per person on twin sharing

DAY 1:
Arrival

We will pick you up from Bagdogra airport/NJP railway station and drive you to the peaceful village of Yuksom in West Sikkim. It is considered as the gateway to Khanchendzonga National Park.
Your overnight stay is in Yuksom.

Stay Details : Tashigang Hotel , Yuksom / Similar
DAY 2:
Yuksom –Sachen – Tshoka

You will be trekking to Tshoka today. Tshoka is a small village in the Kanchenjunga National Park in West Sikkim and is an overnight halt for trekkers going upto Kanchenjunga base.

After breakfast, you will be trekking to Tshoka via Sachen. The walk from Sachen is fairly easy, and after an hour you will reach the bridge over Prek Chu. From the bridge to Tsokha, it is a straight ascent of about 5 km and is a good introduction to the climb the next day. 
Bakhim (meaning bamboo hut) breaks the climb. There is a tea stall at Bakhim and you can sit here and enjoy the views of the valley below. You will be astonished at how much you have climbed in the previous hour and a half. 
Rhododendron trees abound around Bakhim, and here onwards till you are above the tree line, they remain your constant companion as you trek further for 1.5 hr to Tsokha.

You will be staying the night in Tsokha.
DAY 3:
Tshoka – Dzongri

This day is often referred to as the ‘test day’ since it is a relentless and fairly steep climb from Tsokha to Dzongri.
After breakfast (don’t skip it), you will start your trek towards Dzongri, quickly gaining altitude as you continue the climb (it is important to not rush up the slope). It takes anywhere between 5-6 hours to reach Dzongri. If you’ve left early by 8 AM, you will comfortably reach by 2 PM.

The trail passes via Phedang (3679 m approx.), which almost slices the walk into half. You will rest here for a while, have your packed lunch, and proceed to Dzongri. 
In an hour, you will come across Deorali Top, the highest point on this day at over 4100 m. Here on, the trail eases out and descends slightly to Dzongri.

Many people, upon arrival in Dzongri will experience a mild headache due to the 1000 m effective gain. Make sure you stay warm and hydrated. Let the guide/team leader know about any headache or health difficulty. Usually the headache should subside in a couple of hours.

You will stay the night in a campsite.

NOTE: There is no water source on the trail on this day, so please remember to fill up your bottles at Tsokha and ration the water wisely.
DAY 4:
Explore Dzongri

After breakfast at the campsite, walk up to Dzongri top to get a full panoramic view of all the snow-capped mountains at sunrise. You will be able to see at least 10 peaks here, including Kokthang, Rathong, Frey’s Peak, Black Kabur, Kabru Dome, Kabru North and South, Khangchendzonga, Pandim, Tenzingkhang, Joupno, Narsing, and a few others.

Once you’ve managed to tear yourself away from the beauty, return to the campsite and rest here for the day.

DAY 5:
Dzongri – Tshoka

You will be heading back to Tshoka today. 

You will be camping for the night. It’s also your last day camping, so if you haven’t already spent time stargazing, making cool shadow animals with your flashlight, and retelling ghost stories around the campfire, then tonight’s the night. 
DAY 6:
Tshoka – Yuksom

You will be trekking back to Yuksom soon after breakfast.  The trek will take you back over the same route you took to come up, descending all the way down to the suspension bridge over Prek Chu below Bakhim. It can take anywhere between 1.5 to 2.5 hours. From the bridge there is a climb for about 20 minutes after which the trail takes you over gentle ups and downs while constantly losing altitude towards Yuksom. Your trek to Yuksom will take about 5-7 hours, with a lunch break in between at Sachen. As you near Yuksom, mobile networks will become active again. Reaching the road marks the end point of the trek. 

After a hard day of trekking, a cozy bed and hot water will be waiting for you at your hotel/home stay.

Stay Details : Tashigang Hotel , Yuksom / Similar
DAY 7:
Departure

After breakfast, we’ll drive you to Bagdogra airport/N.J.P railway station. We hope you take back happy memories and await your return for another exciting trip with us.
Location :
Sikkim
INCLUSIONS
• Meet & greet upon arrival
• All applicable transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary in private cab (vehicle will not be at
  your disposal)
• Accommodation in the mentioned hotel/camps for duration mentioned in the itinerary
• Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
• All permits, road taxes, parking charges, and driver allowance
EXCLUSIONS
• Sightseeing entry fees, guide charge, camera fee, any up-gradation charges
• 5% GST
• Cost for evening snacks & tea
• Cost for service not mentioned under the “cost includes” head
• Cost for airfare, train fare, or any other internal fare
• Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, mineral water, porter tip, etc
• Difference in cost arising due to change in fuel price
• Difference in cost arising due to extra usage of vehicle other than scheduled mentioned in the itinerary
• Travel insurance
• Anything not mentioned in the ‘PACKAGE INCLUSIONS’ section
• Room Heater
ENTRY POINTS
  • Bagdogra(IXB), Pakyong(PYG)
  • S.N.T(Sikkim Nationakised Transport)
  • N.J.P(New Jalpaiguri)
PARTNERS
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