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Dzongri Trek: Sikkim Tourism-Forest Adventure | Awara Feet

January 20, 2020 by AWARA FEET  

Have you ever wondered about living a forest life surrounded by laden wood of oak, chestnut, maple, pine, rhododendron, wide range of Himalayan trees and you walking the moss-filled route? If yes, Dzongri trek is for you.

All about the "Dzongri Trek: Sikkim Tourism"

Have you ever wondered about living a forest life surrounded by laden wood of oak, chestnut, maple, pine, rhododendron, wide range of Himalayan trees and you walking the moss-filled route? If yes, this trek is for you. It lets you discover the views of the unparalleled mountains, the natural bed that is dotted with varied species of flowering and medicinal plants, several endangered animals and fauna at different altitudes. The major attraction of this trek in Sikkim Tourism is the majestic sight of the Kanchenjunga peak and the beauty of sunrise which turns the horizon opulent in gold. It is an absolute nature lover’s paradise.

Awara Feet Eco-drive: Use of plastic bottles/bags will not be allowed on this trip.

Itinerary

Awara Day 1: Bagdogra to Yuksom

 

Awara travelers, today is going to be the first day of this trek. You will be escorted from the Bagdogra railway station or airport to Yuksom in a taxi. The permits will be done today for the trek and the rest of the day is at leisure. Let’s get to know each traveler at the dinner tonight with the local wine of Sikkim. Welcome aboard AWARAS!!

 

Dinner included

Awara Day 2: Yuksom to Tsokha (3000 Meters/ 9840 Feet)

 

Today in the trek we pass through the dense forest of rhododendron and magnolia to reach at Tsokha. The Dzongri trek begins from the Yuksom market and we follow the River Ratong Chu's right bank. Tsokha has some amazing views to offer for sunrise and sunsets.

 


Trek time: 6 hours approx.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Awara Day 3: Tsokha to Dzongri (4030 meters/ 13218 feet)

 

We pass through the Tsokha village admiring the traditional lifestyle of locals and culture. The routes are going to be precipitous for the next 3 hours, so be ready! On reaching Dzongri, we learn to pitch our camps.

 

Trek Time: 6 Hours
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Awara Day 4: Dzongri

 

 

We today spend the whole day at Dzongri admiring the beautiful milky white snow mountains and acclimatizing. You will be left in awe of the abstract scenery of the green valley, blue sky and golden rays of the sun, one of the beautiful sunsets and sunrise. You get the magnificent panoramic view of peaks: Kabru (7353 meters), Pandim (6691 meters), Kanchenjunga (8534 meters), Koktang (6147 meters), Narsingh (5825 meters), and Ratong (6678 meters), and towards the western side, you can see the wonderful Singalila Ridge. The singalila ridge is a border of Sikkim and Nepal. The day is at leisure to take a walk around the magnificent cliff and admiring the beauty.

Awara Day 5: Tsokha to Yuksom

 

Today is the farewell night with all fellow awara travelers. We all bid goodbye to each other with a promise to meet and travel again.

 

Trek Time: 6 Hours
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Awara Day 6: Yuksom to NJP/Bagdogra

 

Dzongri Trek trip will end today and after having early morning breakfast, we drive to NJP or Bagdogra to connect to the railway or airport.

Breakfast included

What to Wear
4 lightweight trousers or quick-dry track pants
8 T-shirts
Warm fleece jacket
Light pullover
6 pairs of cotton socks
1 pair of woolen socks for the night


What not to Wear

Restrictive clothing
Sandals/slippers
Expensive gadgets or jewelry

 


Things to keep in mind: Money: Be sure to carry enough cash. Yuksom is a remote area and the ATMs are highly unreliable.

Clothing: Take good-quality trekking boots, sleeping bags, raincoat, and heavy woolen clothing. 
Ecological concerns: Polythene bags are banned in Sikkim. Cooperate with the authorities and dispose of all wastes in a proper place.
Permits: Everyone must register at the police station at Yuksom with a valid proof of identity. For foreigners, Separate trekking permits are mandatory.
First-Aids: Diamox Tablets for altitude sickness, Bandages, Tylenol in case of headaches
Anyone ID proof/ passport (For Non-Indians)
Headlight/ Torch
Sunglasses: The sun is extremely strong sometimes
Accommodation: A single room or camp will be shared by 2 people each.

How to reach NJP/Bagdogra
Start your journey from New Delhi. Take the Indian Railways 12424/New Delhi-Dibrugarh Town Rajdhani Express for a 21-hour trip to New Jalpaiguri (NJP)

A flight to Bagdogra airport.

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