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Aslesha Desai


I am madly and deeply in love with Sikkim. I can't believe a place like this can be so beautiful and still people are unaware about it. Walking through...


Bhramar Acharya


The trek was managed and executed to perfection. The arrangements were exemplary and more than anything else, the trek team was friendly and helpful. D...

Dzongri Trek Overview

Trip Starting From: Bagdogra

Trip Location: Yuksom

About the Yuksom Dzongri Trek:

The Yuksom Dzongri trek will take you to the heart of the beautiful Sikkim landscape. One will be tasked to make their way through the rugged, challenging and fascinating trails. Offering you a glimpse of some of the magnificent peaks like Kabru (7,353m), Ratong (6,678m), Kanchenjunga (8,534m), Koktang (6,147m), Pandim (6,691m) and Narsingh (5,825m). Along with your way to the Dzongri peak, you can also visit several other attractions as well.

This includes some of the popular and stunning waterfalls within the region, sunset point like Tiger Hill in Darjeeling which will cap off a wonderful trek. The trek will lead you to some of the majestic sights of the mountains and the distant valleys. This trek is considered as a moderate trek.  The temperature here might go beyond the freezing point at any time of the year. This exotic trek takes you through the thick pristine forest of Sikkim Himalayas takes you to the highest point of at Dzongri Top around 15000 ft from where one can imbibe the splendour of Kanchenjunga National Park.  You will complete this trek in a period of eleven days. 

Come across the famous and beautiful Khecheopalri Lake. It is believed that the birds here do not allow any leaves to fall on the lake. This trek shares the similar trek course to Chaurikhang the HMI Basecamp and Goechala Trek and starts at Yuksom. Listen to the chirping of the birds and spend some time staring at the small lakes while you head out on this trek. Head out for this amazing trek and also get a chance to explore the beautiful northeast. An augmentation of the Dzongri Trek, the Yuksom-Dzongri Trek brings the crude trekking adventure at its best beyond and past the glades where the trekkers can come close to nature.

About the
Yuksom Dzongri:

Dzongri Trek is considered as one of the shortest high altitude trekking in Sikkim. This trek has been attracting a lot of travellers from far and wide.  Nestled high in the Himalayas between China to the north, Bhutan to east and Nepal to eastern frontier, Sikkim is often described as a land of unparalleled scenic beauty. A hidden gem in the north-eastern region of the country, trekkers on this trek gets introduced to the fascinating beauty of picturesque landscapes, exotic wildlife and rolling wildlife. 

The Yuksom to Dzongri trek in Sikkim is one of those trekking trips in India that will bring you to virgin, undiscovered lands coupled with the towering mountain peaks for a company that will ensure that you are among great company. The trek is often dubbed as ‘walking in Paradise’ and can be safely said that it is a traveller’s delight. As you continue your trek you will come across the sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri. Treat your eyes to the view of the mountains with a patchwork of green and gold streaked with blue made by the snow-capped mountains at the distant. 

As you keep continuing your trek you will also you will also come across some rare birds and animal species which will make you want it to explore more and more. Feel the thrill as you continue your trek through the verdant valley and the deep gorges as you keep continuing your trek. Although the Yuksom Dzongri Trek is considered as a remote trek this treks is very famous among the trekkers and the nature lovers. Pass through the hundreds of Rhododendron and valleys covered with lichen and moss. One can also do birding and also encounters with herds of Bharal or Blue mountain sheep which is very famous here.

Yuksom Dzongri trek Highlights:

- Yuksom Dzongri Trek is one the most prominent short high elevation trek and is considered as a shorter form of the Goechala Trek.

- This trek will take you through some of the most beautiful views of the majestic mountains and the beckoning valleys.

- Spend some time staring at the might white peaks and pass through the small streams on your way.

- Catch a glimpse of some of the magnificent peaks like Kabru, Ratong, Kanchenjunga, Koktang, Pandim and Narsingh.

- Visit the waterfall and spend some time getting close to nature.

- Also, meet the local people here and get a chance to know about the culture of Northeast.

Quick Facts About 
Dzongri trek:

Trekking Distance:  50km

Maximum Altitude: 13,700ft

Dzongri Trek Difficulty Level: Moderate 

Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station which is about 150 kilometres away from Yuksom

Airport: Bagdogra Airpot which is 135 kilometres from Yuksom

Dzongri Trek Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in NJP/Bagdogra Airport, Drive to Kalimpong (80km – 3 Hours by Road)

    Arriving at the Bagdogra Airport or in NJP, you will be driven to Kalimpong. Upon arrival in the scenic town, check-in into a hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2 - Drive from Kalimpong to Yuksum 

    An enthralling drive through the winding terrains and narrow passes of Kalimpong will take you to Yuksum today. Arriving in Yuksum, get settled down and spent the day in leisure. Come evening, take a stroll around the coronation site and Ani Gompa in the town

  • Day 3 - Trek from Yuksum to Sachen Camp (2,750m)

    On the first day of your trek, you will be trekking from Yuksum to Bakhim (14km). Walk through dense forests comprising of pine and oak trees, cross the Prek Chu River continue hiking uphill till you reach Sachen, your camping destination; overnight stay in camps.

  • Day 4 - Trek from Sachen – Bakhim – Tshoka Camp (3,050m)

    Today, you will be trekking to Bakhim while meandering through magnolia and rhododendron trees. Visit the beautiful but small Tshoka village, catch a breath-taking view of Mt Pandim, Aralunchong, Lamba-Lamini and spend the night in a local wooden hut in Tshoka.

  • Day 5 - Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri Camp (4,020m)

    Start the day with a trek to Dzongri. Taking around 5 hours, you will be walking through dense forests consisting of rhododendrons as well as 400 different flowering species. Upon reaching Phethang, take a short break and get enough time to enjoy the scenic beauty around you. Continuing with the trek, reach Dzongri by late afternoon and get settled into local wooden huts; overnight stay in the huts.

  • Day 6 - Excursion to Laxmi Pokhari

    Wake up early in the morning to watch the sunrise over Khangchendzonga, Kabru, Pandim, Rathong and other peaks belonging to the Khangchendzonga range. After breakfast, indulge in an excursion to Laxmi Pokhari and witness the magical beauty of the region; overnight stay in a wooden hut in Dzongri.

  • Day 7 - Trek from Dzongri to Tsokha

    Wake up to the beauty of mountain peaks by climbing to Dzongri top from where one can get a panaromic view of Kabru (7353M), Ratong (6678 M), Kanchenjanga (8534 M), Koktang (6147 M), Pandim (6691 M), Narsingh (5825 M). Trek through the Singalila Ridge till you reach Tsokha; overnight stay in a wooden hut.

  • Day 8 - Trek from Toskha to Yuksom

    Enjoy a trek down to Yuksom that has a 4,000ft descent and takes around 7 hours to get completed. Enjoy an evening soiree and then bid farewell to the porters and trekking staff; overnight stay at the designated hotel.

  • Day 9 - Drive from Yuksom-Pelling

    Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the morning before driving from Yuksom to Pelling in West Sikkim. Visit the beautiful Khecheopalri Lake where legend has it that the birds in the area do not allow leaves that trees shed to fall into the lake; overnight stay in a hotel.

  • Day 10 - Drive from Pelling to Darjeeling (110 km/4 Hours by Road)

    After a filling breakfast in the morning, drive through the scenic route between Pelling and Darjeeling. On arrival, and in the evening, visit the famous Darjeeling shopping mall followed by an overnight stay at the hotel.

  • Day 11 - Drop at Bagdogra Airport

    Sunrise from Tiger Hill, Yuksom Dzongri Trekking Tour Ends Here


  • Tents on twin sharing basis


  • Breakfasts and other meals during the trek


  • Trekking
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  • Camping

Other Inclusions

  • Trekking guide, cook, potters and yaks
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  • Trekking permit
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  • Khangchendzonga National Park fees and Sikkim royalty
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  • Kitchen tents on site
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  • Medical kit during the tour
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  • Local and experience guide
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  • Airport drop from Darjeeling


  • The Yuksom Dzongri trek cost includes pick-up from airport/railway station on arrival

Things To Carry

  • Comfortable and trekking clothes: tracks, raincoats, tee-shirts and wind-cheaters
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  • Trekking shoes, a pair of slippers for the night, extra pair of socks
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  • Sunglasses, caps or hats, sunscreen lotion and insect repellents
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  • Water bottles, backpack with plastic lining


  • Do not wear tight-fit clothes as they might hinder your movement during the trek.
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  • Do not carry valuables like jewellery or gold accessories
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  • Consumption of alcohol or any other intoxicants during the trek; smoking during the trek is also not allowed.
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  • Usages of plastic bags are strictly prohibited during the trek.
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  • Most of the trekking trails falls under eco-friendly zone. Do not participate in plucking flowers, creating noise or disturb the vicinity in any form or littering the vicinity in any form.
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  • Avoid using earphones, as you might not be able to follow up the instructions from the trek guides or the instructors.

Dzongri Trek: Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 25% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made 15-30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-15 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of total tour cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain trips or activities may get cancelled. In such cases operator will try their best to provide an alternate feasible. However a cash refund will not be applicable for the same.
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  • Cancellations are strictly subjected to cancellation policies mentioned on the website & are irrespective of the date of booking.

Dzongri Trek: Refund Policy

  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days
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  • All applicable refunds will be done in traveller's thrillophilia wallet as Thrillcash

Dzongri Trek: Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking before confirmation and a full refund will be processed.
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    Story by Aslesha Desai

     Rated : 5.0

    I am madly and deeply in love with Sikkim. I can't believe a place like this can be so beautiful and still people are unaware about it. Walking through narrow pathways and tiny hamlets on the way make this place all the more interesting and worth the effort.

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    Story by Bhramar Acharya

     Rated : 4.0

    The trek was managed and executed to perfection. The arrangements were exemplary and more than anything else, the trek team was friendly and helpful. During the trek the guides would even identify flora for us, so that we went back richer with knowledge and experience. The camp arrangements and the food was superb.

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    Story by Akshaj Talwar

     Rated : 4.0

    Sikkim is a natural beauty and glad I took this trip. Loved the entire experience. Apart from the rugged terrain this is one trek that enables you to see the greenery of this place. Amazing experience.

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    Story by Arjun Talwar

     Rated : 5.0

    We started our trip from the Bagdogra airport and then went Gangtok that almost took two hours on road. We stayed there for two days, because we had to explore that place to our fullest. We visited many awesome places of Gangtok, wao ita a wonderful city always crowded by tourists. after that we headed for Dzongri via Yuksom and Tshoka. Trekking at Dzongri was very adventurous trip for all of us. From there we went to Darjeeling the ultimate beauty. I never expected that these places would be so amazing.

    Story by Aashritha Mahajan

     Rated : 5.0


    Previously, I have booked Kedarnath Trek in Uttarakhand from Thrillophilia and had an amazing experience. Whether it is the description on the website or the pictures, Thrillophilia has been my travel assistant from beginning till the end of Dzongri Trek. With an amazing customer support team who is always available to solve your queries, you can easily enjoy your magnificent and soak in the natural beauty.

    Story by Deb Joshi

     Rated : 5.0


    Though Dzongri trekking is a short trek of 11 days in West Sikkim, it is quite challenging because of altitude acclimatization. But the package includes an overnight stay in a local hut in Tshoka village that will help you to adapt to the change in weather. The accommodation is quite comfortable and includes all the basic amenities.

    Story by Divjot Pillai

     Rated : 5.0


    Though Dzongri trekking is a short trek of 11 days in West Sikkim, it is quite challenging because of altitude acclimatization. But the package includes an overnight stay in a local hut in Tshoka village that will help you to adapt to the change in weather. The accommodation is quite comfortable and includes all the basic amenities.

    Story by Draupadi Khanna

     Rated : 5.0

    Guys dont forget to carry warm clothes, its really cold there especially in Darjeeling. we loved the trekking experience . I was pleased by the services of hotel staaf, there are some really nice hotels in Gangtok so accomodation won't be any issue for you. listen to your guide's instruction that will make your trekking easier. For us it was definately a wonderful experience. Enjoyed throughly.

    Story by Peter Mehta

     Rated : 4.0

    If you sought to take this trek, make sure you pack your bag carefully. Carry water bottles with you all the time and pay total atention to the guides. The guides were local experts and had full knowledge of the terrains and the entire region. Local sightseeing were also wonderful; the monastery visits especially.

    Story by Swami Patil

     Rated : 5.0

    we saw everything from standing mighty mountain Peaks, Monasteries, Tea Plantations, Sunrise, Mt Khangchendzonga, Museum, Zoo and Peace Pagoda, and after visiting all these places i was like waooo what a location it is.


    People Also Ask About Dzongri Trek

    1. What is the duration for Dzongri Trek?

      The entire trekking tour, including sightseeing tours along with the trek itself, takes around 11 days and 10 nights to be completed. However, the trek may take a little longer in case of unfavorable weather situations.

    2. What is the route for Dzongri Trek?

      The Dzongri trek commences from the Khangchendzonga National Park in Yuksom. From here, the trek travels to Sachen camp, through dense forests of pine and oak. From thereon, trekkers will travel through the magnolia forests of Bakhim, and onwards to Tshoka Village, where they will camp for the night. The next day, a 5-hour trek from Tshoka will take you to the flower laden Dzongri. From Dzongri again, the trek takes a reverse route, and makes its way to Tshoka, and onward to Yuksom.

    3. What kind of accommodations are included in Dzongri Trek?

      The Dzongri trekking tour offers accommodation in well-equipped hotel rooms, tent camps and traditional wooden huts. Tents are offered on a twin-sharing basis.

    4. When is the best time do Dzongri Trek?

      The best season for trekking in this region is the summer between mid of March till June mid. After that, another right time is in the autumn during mid September till November. If you want to go for trekking in this region then you must not go trekking during monsoon season, i.e. between (end June to mid of September) as the path of the trail becomes slippery and muddy.

      Also during this season landslides and loose rocks are quite common and as a result the approaching roads get blocked.

    5. What level of fitness is expected from me for the Dzongri Trek?

      One has to be Relatively Fit and Healthy to complete this trek. Normal hiking for 6 to 7 hours a Day is one of the most required qualification for this high altitude trek. One has to be mentally prepared along with good health to undertake high altitude trekking.

      In order to complete this trek without much difficulties one has to make sure to do some excercises like Running and Long distance uphill trekking atleast a months before a trek. This excecises really helps you keep Fit and Healthy during the trek.

    6. What all things I should carry for the Dzongri Trek?

      -Duffel bag
      -Down/synthetic camp booties
      -Sunglasses, Light gloves
      -Sleeping bag
      -Flashlight/Headlamp with extra batteries
      -One liter water bottles wide mouthed
      -Trekking Boots
      -Water purification/filter
      -Camp shoes/sneakers
      -Walking stick/Trekking pole
      -Cotton socks
      -Note book with pens and pencils
      -Gore-Tex jacket
      -Lip balm
      -Light wind jacket
      -Sunscreen / Moisturiser
      -Down jacket/vest
      -Camp towel/towel/sarong
      -Fleece jacket/vest
      -Personal toiletries
      -Personal medicines
      -Money pouch/belt
      -Trekking pants
      -Energy bars
      -Thermal tops
      -Vitamin tablets
      -Thermal bottom 
      -Extra passport photos
      -Warm hat and Bandana/scarf
      -Sun hat/baseball cap
      -Wind- and rain-gear with hood
      -Swiss Army Knives (Classic pocket tool)
      -One pair cotton trousers or shorts
      -Two cotton shirts/T-Shirts
      -One warmer (jacket with hood)

    7. What kind of shoes I should have?

      You should carry high-ankle trekking shoes. Different shoes are suitable for different kinds of treks, depending on the weather, trail condition as well as duration of the trek. For this particular trek, shoes with thick souls are recommended.

    8. What will be the facility of food and water during the Dzongri Trek?

      There are proper meals with subsequent nutritional values planned for the people coming in for the trek. From dinner on Day 1 to Breakfast on the last day, all meals will be provided. This would include nutritional vegetarian meals with the addition of tea and coffee during breaks.

    9. What all medicines I should carry at Dzongri Trek? Can I take diamox?

      Carrying medicines is important while trekking anywhere in the world. Your first-aid should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide but make sure that you don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option.

      During the trekking you may not have access to pharmacies. So it’s better to have medications ready. Yes, you can carry diamox and can be taken too if having sickness/nausea.

    10. Will there be mobile connectivity on Dzongri Trek?

      Indian mobile networks do not work for most part of this trek. Vodafone and BSNL are the only mobile networks that work in patches along the way (but are inconsistent).

    11. How to reach Yuksom? Where is Dzongri Trek Located?

      When you arrive at NJP/Bagdogra Airport we will drive to Kalimpong which is about 80kms. Upon arrival in the scenic town, check-in into a hotel for an overnight stay. The next morning we drive from Kalimpong to Yuksom.

      Dzongi Trek is nestled in the fabulous Himalayas and offers many spectacular and charming views of the nature's exquisiteness. Sikkim is best destinations for the travelers across the globe as it has a lot to offer from the panoramic views of the unparalleled Kanchanjunga range, monasteries, ancient temples and many other things.

    12. What will be the temperature like on Yuksom Dzongri Trek?

      In Summer (May - June) the average day temperature varies between 15°C to 25°C, and night temperature between 8°C to 15°C. At Dzongri the day time temperature ranges between 7°C to 15°C and at night between 3°C to -2°C.

      In Autumn (Mid September to end October) the average day temperature varies between 13°C to 20°C, and night temperature between 2°C to 7°C. At Dzongri the day temperature ranges between 3°C to 10°C and at night between 3°C to -4°C.

    13. When will be snow there on Dzongri trek?

      Tshoka is the first trekking destination from Yuksam. From Tshoka you can see a sight soaring snow covered peaks Mt. Pandim and a few others. Dzongri Viewpoint is another stunning and ultimate site from where you can get 360 degree spectacular panoramic views of the snow capped towering mountain peaks and hills.

      Dzongri View point is located at the altitude of 4250 meters on the top of the hill and offers awe-inspiring and mesmerizing backdrop of the great Himalayan Range.

    14. Can we consume alcohol if it's really cold during the Dzongri Trek?

      Consumptionof any intoxicants is prohibited during the treks.

    15. Is Dzongri Trek a good trek for first timer?

      You should be physically fully fit to take this trek. This is a moderate to difficult trek. While prior trek experience will be very handy, it is not essential though. Altitude acclimatization is a must. Beyond Dzongri, air gets lighter and with lesser oxygen.

    16. What is the difficulty level of Yuksom Dzongri Trek?

      This is a moderate to difficult trek.

    17. How much do we have to trek each day at Dzongri Trek?

      We will cover anywhere between 8-15kms a day barring the days left out for sightseeing, travelling and other tourist activities.

    18. Is Dzongri Trek a safe trek for girls?

      For girls, trekking is extremely safe. Vendors have highest regards for women safety and will ensure that they're safe during the entire trek. If there is only one girl in the trip, then she will be provided with single tent to sleep alone. If there are more girls, then they can sleep under one tent. Always make sure that you are never left on your own. Understand your pace and be with the group.

    19. Where does Dzongri Trek start?

      The remarkable and mesmerizing Dzongri Trek is a high altitude and one of the shortest trekking routes in Sikkim which begins from Khangchendzonga National Park in Yuksom. It is a historical town located in Sikkim and is the starting point for many interesting trekking trails through mountain regions.

    20. How can I reach Dzongri Trek?

      You have to reach Yuksom – the trek base camp for the Dzongri trek. The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), which is 150 km away from Yuksam. Taxis are available from NJP that will take you to Yuksom in approximately 7 hours.

      Bagdogra is the nearest airport which is about 135 km from Yuksom and 12 km from Siliguri. The public transportation plies from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus in Siliguri.

    21. How long does it take to trek to Dzongri?

      Ideally, the trek to Dzongri takes five days to reach the summit, starting from the arrival in NJP/ Bagdogra Airport. The trek will begin on day 3 from Yuksom and included one extra day at Tshokha village to help the trekkers with the altitude acclimatization. This will make the Dzongri trekking less challenging.

    22. How much does Dzongri trek cost?

      If you book it on Thrillophilia, Dzongri trekking will cost you 24,900 with additional cashback offers. The Dzongri Trek 2020, Sikkim | Yuksom Dzongri Trek is an 11-day and a 10-night package that passes through magnificent mountain ranges and spectacular valleys.

    23. What is the height of the Dzongri trek?

      One of the most remarkable trekking destinations in Sikkim, Dzongri trek is at an altitude of 13,700 ft (4,200 m) wherein the trekking trail is covered with stunning rhododendron forests and leads to snow-clad mountains.

    24. Can I do Dzongri trek solo?

      The moderate to difficult Dzongri trek is completely safe for solo trekkers. However, joining a trekking group can lower per head cost rather than solo trekking which can be costly.

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