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12 Days Dzongri Trek


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Dzongri Trek

Arrive Delhi IGI Airport.  Transfer to Domestic Airport.  Fly Delhi Baghdogra. Arrive Baghdogra airport. Proceed to Gangtok by surface (112 Kms / 05-06 Hrs). Overnight hotel in Gangtok.

Day-02: Gangtok Sightseeing Tour.  Visit the Enchey Monastery, The Deer Park, Dodrul Chorten and Institute of Tibetology. Later in the afternoon, visit The Rumtek Monastery, seat of the Karmapa (second in hierarchy after His Holiness the Dalai Lama). Overnight hotel in Gangtok. 

Drive to Yuksom (1780m) / 133 Km via Tea Eastate Overnight in Hotel / Resort.

Bakkhim : 3,005 m. Trek Yuksam to Bakkhim - 16 km / 5 hours. Camp 2,744 m.  Following the Rathong Riverâ gorge we gently walk uphill through thick forest with magnolia, rhododendron, ferns and several varieties of orchids, brightly colored birds, and the occasional monkey. After an hour or so we cross the Paha Khola bridge, (1,733m. /5,685ft.). There is a swimming spot by a waterfall (for those who dare!) after two hours, and we can stop for lunch by a bridge over stream. Passing by sweet smelling viburnum we cross the Prek Chu River and then ascend steeply for two or three hours to arrive at our first camp site. Overnight at the camp

Phedang: 3,483 m. Trek Bakkhim to Phedang - 5 km / 4 hours. Camp 3,760 m.  A short trek of one hour take us to the picturesque village of Tshoka. Tshoka is home to a colony of Tibetan refugees who have erected a small monastery by a small lake. A fairly steep climb above Tshoka takes you into beautiful rhododendron forests, and you continue along a well-defined uphill path to Phedang (approx. 2/3 hours from Tshoka). Today we will be doing a shorter trail since we will be gaining much altitude. Overnight Camp.

Dzongri: 4,030 m.  Trek Phedang to Dzongri : 4 km / 3 hours. Camp 4,320 m. Another short day walking today as we are now treading above the 4,000-meter mark. We will be setting up camp by lunchtime and suggest that you spend a relaxed afternoon acclimatizing. A brief climb beyond brings you to a meadow where we can pitch our tents in a campsite with views of Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Kanchendzonga, Simvo and Pandim. Camp overnight. 

Dzongri: 4,030 m. Excursion to Laxmi Pokhari.  Early risers can get up before dawn to climb to a vantage point on a ridge above the campsite to watch the sunrise on Kanchendzonga, Kabru, Pandim, Rathong, and many other peaks of the Kanchendzonga range.

Bakkhim: 3,005 m. Excursion around Dzongri and trek back to Bakkhim.

Yuksam: 1,780 m. Trek back to Yuksom.  After lunch trek to Dubdi monastery, the hermits cell, which is situated on the top of a lofty hill one thousand feet above Yuksam. The fir-clad mountains behind provide a dramatic background. Founded by Lhatsun Chempo in 1701, it is the oldest monastery in . Sikkim. After visiting the monastery descend to the site where the first King of Sikkim was crowned in 1641 by three lamas.

Drive from Yuksam to Gangtok. Overnight hotel in Gangtok.

Early morning drive from Gangtok to Baghdogra, transfer to airport. Fly Baghdogra-Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel in Delhi.

Delhi Home: Transfer to International airport to fly home. 

 


 

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Price Includes : 
•          Accommodation at mentioned hotel in Gangtok and Yuksom with breakfast and dinner.
•          Transportation for sightseeing as per the itinerary by Scorpio/Gypsy/Sumo.
•          English Speaking monastery guide for sightseeing.
•          All monastery entrance fees in Sikkim.
•          Arrival and departure transfers at airports in Delhi and Baghdogra with assistance
•          Trek on full board
•          All trekking equipments; sleeping tents, dinning tents, kitchen tent, toilet tents, carry mats, water cans, kitchen utensils  and accessories etc.
•          All trekking staff: Mountain Guide, Trek Cook, Helper, Horse/Pony
•          Transportation for trek staff, equipment and food items.
•          Two way radio as per requirement
•          Potable oxygen cylinder as per requirement.
•          First Aid Box (No imported medicines and accessories)
•          Any Inner-line permits applicable as per the regions.

Price Excludes :
•           Airfares
•           Accommodation in Delhi***
•           Trekking shoes
•           Sleeping bags
•           Any climbing equipment
•           Government Service tax 3.09% on package
•           Medical and insurance of any kind.
•           Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation, strike or any other natural calamities
•           Tips, laundry, liquors, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and items of personal nature.

***Accommodation in Delhi is not calculated due to huge variation and difference in price and type of accommodation. We shall quote once we know of your choice.

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