The best time of the year for trekking in Sikkim is from March to May and September to November. Sikkim is the best kept secret in the Himalayas and trekking in Sikkim can be a wonderful experience and a true antidote to the stress of the city.
The pure air and the silence of wilderness walk with you through the vales and dales and quaint villages. Mountains take up strange and wonderful shapes as the beauty of the Sikkim Himalayas unfolds before you. Sikkim – from the sultry tropical forests in the south to howling wilderness in the north never fails to please.
Day 01: NJP/Bagdogra to Yuksom (123 kilometers/5 to 6 hours)
In the morning our guide will receive you from NJP Train Station/Bagdogra airport and drive and then you will be driven to Yuksom. On the way at Meli take inner line permit (ILP) if someone don’t have it. This place is the major campsite of our trek. On your arrival at Yuksom dinner & overnight stay arranged in the guesthouse.
Day 02: Yuksam (1785 meters/5854 feet) – Tsokha (3000 meters/9840 feet) (14 kilometers/5 to 6 hours)
On this day, trekking in Yuksam begins at the market of this locality and follows the main road in the direction of the North. Gradually, the trek comes out of the gorge and reach near the River Ratong Chu’s right bank. Troop then follow the trail, crossing over 4 overpasses to ascend steeply towards the North-West direction at Bakkhim, a small settlement. The trail will continue to move forward for another three kilometers passing through dense forest of rhododendron and magnolia to reach at Tsokha. Once we reach at this place, we can sit for dinner at campsite. We will also stay here for the night.
Day 03: Tsokha – Dzongri (4030 meters /13218 feet) (10 kilometers /5 to 6 hours)
On the day third, the trek moves forward and reaches Tsokha, a village and then continues to ascend in the north direction, pasting through a verdant rhododendron forest, reaching to Phedang (3650 meters) it takes around 3 hours to complete the steep incline. We will continue further in the direction of Dzongri. After reaching Dzongri set a camp site for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 04: Rest day and Acclimatize at Dzongri
On the day fourth, we will indulge in some rest and relaxation as this day is meant for acclimatization. On this day you can enjoy the spectacular sights of the towering mountain summits by hiking upwards to the Dzongri Top. From this spot you get an incredible panoramic view of various peaks like, Pandim (6691 meters), Kabru (7353 meters), Kanchenjunga (8534 meters), Narsingh (5825 meters), Koktang (6147 meters) and Ratong (6678 meters), and towards the western side you can see the magnificent Singalila Ridge. This ridge separates Nepal from Sikkim. Arrangements made at the camp site for the dinner and night stay in the tents.
Day 05: Dzongri – Tshoka (10 kilometers/5 to 6 hours)
On this day we will start to move forward toward Tshoka. Arrangements made at the camp site for the dinner and night stay in the tents.
Day 06: Tshoka to Yuksom (14 kilometers/5 to 6 hours)
Today is the last day of our trek. Today we will go back over steps in the direction of Yuksam. The trek is easy as the path is mostly downhill. We will stop here for a night stay at the guest house.
Day 07: Yuksom to NJP/ Bagdogra
After having breakfast we will drive forward towards Bagdogra/NJP.
What’s Included :-
- Accommodation (Camping & Hotel Stay)
- Meals while on trek(Veg)
- Trekking Equipment
- First aid medical kits
- Qualified and experienced Trek Leader, Guide and support staff.
- Transport from NJP and return (as per Dzongri Trek itinerary)