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Dzongri La

Yuksom Dzongri Trek is one the most mainstream short high elevation trekking destination in Sikkim. Dzongri trek is a shorter variant of the Goechala Trek. This specific trek begins from Yuksam and winds up at Yuksam in 5 days. Dzongri trek is extraordinarily suitable and intended for the trekkers who needed to investigate more in shorter duration of time. Indeed Dzongri and Dzongri La is the best spot for a mountains' perspective and its extents in the Sikkim Himalayas. Alongside Mighty Mt. Kanchendzonga 8585m - The third most noteworthy mountains on the planet, the absolute beauty seen amid this trek from Dzongri, View Points from here are Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabur north, Mt. Kabur south, Mt. Kumbhakarna, Mt. Simvo and many more. The best time to visit Dzongri is from mid March-April, and afterward from September to mid October, in order to maintain a strategic distance from snowfall and storm downpours.
Susan Halfhide
Next morning we were off to Dzongri, with a lunch break at Phedang. This day, we all had to slog like crazy. It turned out to be a tough march with no forewarning from our guides. Needless to say there were some not-so-kind thoughts directed towards them for not warning us.We reached Phedang in time for lunch, and broke out our food packets.Now, our camp food was really good, but our packed lunches kinda sucked, with the vegetarians of the group generally getting stuck with a box of Frooti & boiled potatoes!We ate, packed up, and trudged on for about 2 hours more, surrounded by mist and clouds, till we reached Dzongri, only to realise that our camp was little less than a kilometre further ahead, since all the campsites at Dzongri itself were already taken by other groups enjoying their "rest day".Oh, and we also bumped into a super cute husky Skye, who was also doing the Goechala trek with her human a day before us. Cuteness!
Dzongri (13,024 ft) to Thansing (12,946 ft)We had to cover around 10 km this day. We descended till Kokchurang after which we gained altitude while passing through an enchanted looking forest.
Rest day at Dzongri for acclimatizationMost of us woke up in the morning and went to Dzongri top to a get a view of the splendid sunrise in the Himalayas.
On reaching Dzongri, two of our group members had their Blood Oxygen levels less than the ideal. Shortly after that, they started showing some of the symptoms of Acute Mountain Syndrome (AMS) - like nausea, headache, loss of appetite, vomiting etc.
Rituraj Banerjee
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Rituraj Banerjee
DzongriThe day is for rest and acclimatization. Dzongri La offers enthralling views of Kabru (7353 m), Ratong (6678 m), Kanchenjunga (8534 m), Koktang (6147 m), Pandim (6691 m) and Narsing (5825 m). Towards the west, the Singalila Range, which separates Sikkim from Nepal, can also be seen.
Rituraj Banerjee
Bakhim to Dzongri (3 hrs)The trail passes through the village of Tshoka, dense forests of Rhododendron, and several other flowers. It should take about 3 hrs to reach Dzongri.
Kshitij Guglani
24.10.2016Woke up early at 5:30. As I opened the zip of my tent what I saw was unreal. I knew I would see amazing views in the morning but I didn't know that it would be this amazing.As I came out of my tent facing the trail we have covered(four hills away from base camp), I was amazed by the beauty of nature , I felt complete. I came out and turned back and there it was ,the almighty KANCHENJUNGA MOUNTAIN ,the third highest peak of the world was right there.As I saw it I knew I had made a right decision.Everyone had breakfast, packed their lunches and we were all set to begin the 3rd day of our trek. Next stop DZONGRI.Today was gonna be a long and tiring 10 hr trek, 8km , but the trail was beautiful. First we had to climb this huge peak , 2 and half hr of steep incline and literally steep (70-75degrees steep).. Then at the top was PHEDANG, which was kind of a stop for resting and refueling ourselves. From there it got really cold.This steep climb was really challenging, first it was a rocky climb, then wooden path was there , that was pretty good, then came these huge rocks which we had to climb.Now after phedang, it was a peice of cake.The worst was over for the day.Now though the trail was still 6 hr long but it was more or less plains. But there came a steep climb after that also.But the trail was so so beautiful, I was awstuck, it was almost unreal.Now after an exhausting though beautiful 10HR trek we reach DZONGRI.There I was welcomed by a dog. He was the cutest dog, he is a good boy.I gave him biscuits, and my friend clicked a really inappropriate pic of me and the dog.Now Dzongri in its own was amazing, it was surrounded by hills and it was kind of hidden in between them. It was beautiful.Now we rested for a while and then to my surprise, when all hope was gone I came to know that here at this camp site boiled eggs were indeed available. I ATE BOILED EGGS AFTA SO LOONG. I NEEDED PROTEIN DUDE. I was happy.. I got wai wai and eggs, life was good again..Now we went up this hill just to see the views and it was amazing ..Now at 1600hrs it's lunch time. It was pakoda time.. all the trekkers in one tent laughing and joking.. we played damsharaj game and laughed so much, I loved it.I should mention here that I was the youngest in the group, everyone else were 23 or older.. I was the only 19yr old and that was my Nick name, the 19yr old.Anyways we all talked about life and goals and what not. It was really good, we debated and exchanged views an all kinds of talks.Soon it was 20:00hrs and dinner was served. Everyone ate dinner and went to sleep.DZONGRI:4200m
Shwetha Krish
The trail from Tshoka-Dzongri is one of the most beautiful trails as it is a log trail and from April to May, the trail is filled with rhododendrons. On nearing Dzongri, we could see many mountain ranges and they were breath-taking. From the Dzongri Mountain Top, the sunrise was beautiful and all the mountain ranges along with Kanchenjunga can be viewed.
Manmitha Deepthi
Ayan Das
Shwetha Krish
The next stage climbs to pleasant meadows around Dzongri (4020m). Consider another acclimatisation day here, best spent by strolling up to Dzongri La (4550m, four-hour round trip) for fabulous views of Mt Pandim (6691m). This is the last point where you will get ready to eat food stuff and warm clothes. It is actually a junction. From here the trail splits into two. One goes to HMI base camp and other to Goecha La.