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Yuksom Dzongri Trek

Trek Route

Destination: Gangtok- Yuksom - Tsokha - Dzongri La return Yuksom - Pelling - Darjeeling.

  • Duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days
  • Best Time To Trek: June To September & October To Mid November

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Bagdogra airport – Gangtok.

Arrive Delhi connecting fly to Bagdogra airport. Meet the guide at the airport and drive to Gangtok. (126 km / 05 hrs.). Overnight hotel.

Day 02: Gangtok- hotel
A leisure day in Gangtok visiting places of tourist interest including Tashi view Point, Ganash Tok, Hanuman Tok and famous Enchey Monastery back to hotel after breakfast other Point visit Tibetology, Institute of Cottage Industry, Dro-Drul Chorten, Rope way and Flower snow world famous Rumtek Monastery. Return Back to hotel. Evening walk at the Mall or shopping/leisure. Stay O/N.

Day 03:  Gangtok – Yuksum. hotel
Drive to Yuksam(1780 m) from Gangtok. Arrive Yuksom In the evening take a walk to the Yoksom Coronation site, - a simple stone bench, where the three monks appointed the first king of Sikkim. Visit the nearby Ani Gompa {Buddhist nunnery). Overnight at Yoksom.

Day 04: YUKSUM – BAKHIM ( Altd 2750 M ) CAMP

Trek from Yuksum to Bakhim 14 kms time taken approx. 6 hrs. Trek begins with a low gradient until you cross Sachen and the third bridge , Walk through dense forest of pine and oak after crossing river PrekChu it is straight 70 degree uphill climb this is the toughest stage in the entire trek , It will last for 2 Hrs depends on the fitness of the clients Finally we will come to Bakhim this is just a resting point for the first day. This campsite has only one hut of forest department in the hilly dense forest. Overnight at Camp or tourist hut.

Day 05: BAKHIM – TSHOKA (Alt. 3050 M) CAMP

 Trek then we reach Bakhim the trail from Bakhim passes through magnolia and rhododendron trees the most tiring uphill climb. Tshoka is a small village housing about twelve thatched roof houses mainly Tibetan settlement .If weather remains clear we can see Mount Pandim, Aralunchong, Lama –Lamini,Pandim. Overnight in Tent or lodge

Day 06: TSHOKA- DZONGRI (Alt. 4020 M) (CAMP)

Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri is still a steep climbing time taken approx 5hrs we go through dense forest of rhododendrons there’re over 400 flowering species , a place called Deorali Dara provides a magnificent view of mountains.Then we reach Phethang for a break .After Phethang still further climbing we reach Dzongri here the Vegetation is thin and we tend to find only small bushes and shrubs for the night stay here is a tourist hut Its usually overcrowded and noisy. In Dzongri early morning we take a walk to Dabla Khang( DzongriTop) the view from this place is magnificent one can view all the peaks .Acclimatization here is must for further ascending trekkers. Overnight in tent.

Day 07: Dzongri: 4,030 m. Excursion to Laxmi Pokhari - Overnight Camp

Early risers can get up before dawn to climb to a vantage point on a ridge above the campsite to watch the sunrise on Khangchendzonga, Kabru, Pandim, Rathong, and many other peaks of the Khangchendzonga range.  Full day excursion to Laxmi Pokhari. The trial first goes through rhododendron bushes and pasture land for about an hour to Chamaray. From here it is a gradual ascent to Laxmi Pokhari, a big lake cupped in a deep crater. Here you will get good view of Khangchendzonga range, Pandim, Narsing, Kabur, Kabur dome, Koktang etc. If you reach Laxmi Pokhari early and feeling physically fit, an excursion towards Kabur rock will be a rewarding experience. Back to Dzongri.


Day 08: Dzongri – Tsokha – CAMP

On this day early morning one can savor views of the mountain peaks by climbing up to Dzongri Top. From here you get a panoramic view of Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678 m), Kanchenjanga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narsingh (5825 m). Towards the west, the Singalila Ridge, which separates Sikkim from. back to tshoka overnight stay.


Day 09: Tsokha – Yuksom:   hotel 

Now we are retracing our steps as we return downhill to Yuksom. It is a steep 4000 ft descent and takes about seven hours. Evening we bid farewell during a gathering with the porters and all the trekking staff. Overnight at Tashigang hotel ( 6,000 ft ) Yuksom.


Day 09: Yuksom –Pemayantse. hotel 

After breakfast drive from Yuksom to Pemayantse (55 Km / 03Hrs) via visit Khecheopalri Lake, Khecheopalri Lake is one of the sacred Buddhist mountain lake wherever it is believed that whatever is wished in front of the lake comes true. Myth has its that when a leaf falls on the placid clear water surface is picked by a bird and continue drive to Pemayantse. Arrive Pemayantse Check in hotel. Evening take a pleasant walk enjoying the sun set over Mt. Khangchendzonga. Stay Overnight hotel


Day 10: Pemayantse – Darjeeling : hotel

After B/Fast Transfer from Pemayanste to Darjeeling  ( 110km, 04 hrs on the way River Rangit and tea Garden arrive evening check in hotel and free). Check in hotel stay overnight.


Day 11: Darjeeling: hotel

Early morning tour to Tiger Hills (at around 4 am) to view sunrise over Kanchenjunga Peak . The view is spectacular on a clear weather day.On way back visit Ghoom Monastery, Batasia Loop . Afternoon visit to Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park (Closed on Thursday), Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Tenzing, Gumbu Rock site and Tibetan Refugee self-help (Closed on Sunday) Center Tea Estate. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 12: Darjeeling:

Departure: Early morning, drive to your destination either Bhudrapur Airport Bagdogra Airport/ NJP Station Trips ends!

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