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Dzongri Winter Trek

Dzongri Winter Trek is a trail less traveled. Khangchendzonga National Park is probably one of the best places to travel and experience the alpine winter beyond 4000m. The breathtaking view of over 10 greater himalayan peaks from the Dzongri top or Dzongri La is the destination of this trek. But your trek is not about the destination. It's all about the journey through the mystic and magical snow covered forest of Khangchendzonga National Park.

 

Base camp Yuksom

Sikkim, India

16,500 INR

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Modarate


Dzongri La Winter Trek Itinerary


Max Altitude:4170m

Day 1: Arrival Day

Reach Yuksom from Siliguri/Bagdogra/NJP by car around evening.

Day 2: Trekking Day

Today is the start of the Trek. Today we will trek from Yuksom (1706m) to Sachen (2179m), 8 kms, 3 – 4 hrs.


Day 3: Trekking Day

Trek from Sachen (2179m) to Tshoka (2956m), 7 kms, 3 – 4 hrs. Tsoka is the last village on this route.

Day 4: Trekking Day

Trek from Tshoka (2956m) to Dzongri 3960m), 10 kms, 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 5: Trekking Day

Excursion to Dzongri Top ( 4170m ) for sunrise view. Trek to Dzongri La and back.


Day 6: Trekking Day

Trek from Dzongri to Tshoka (2956m), 4 – 5 hrs

Day 7: Trekking Day

Trek from Tshoka to Yuksom, 15 kms, 5 – 6 hrs

Day 8: Departure Day

Drive from Yuksom to Bagdogra or Siliguri or NJP. Say good bye to Khangchendzonga National Park.

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Scheduled Date

24 Feb – 03 Mar
03 Mar – 10 Mar


Gallery

Dzongri La Trek Map
Way down winter Dzongri
Snow covered Rhododendron
Tsoka at winter
Winter Sikkim Trek
Blood Pheasant sikkim Kanchendzonga National Park
Winter Dzongri Trek
Black kabur in lap of Kanchenjunga
Mt Tenzing Khang
Photke dara top
way to Dzongri la pass



How To Reach Leh

Flight

Bagdogra, which is about 10 kms(~6 miles) from Siliguri, is the nearest flying destination. Flights are available via Kolkata/Delhi/Mumbai.

Road

By road, one can reach Siliguri/ NJP/ Bagdogra from Kolkata. Roads are well connected but the condition may differ based on the season; majorly after the rainy season. NJP to Yuksome takes around 6hrs by car. Car cost involved 5000-6000 INR oneway. In case of shared public transport cabs are available to ply from NJP(opposite railhead and Siliguri Bus stop) to Jorthang and then Jorthang to Yuksom, 3hrs & 200 INR approx each stop per head. Jorthang to Yuksom cab services are limited and last one leave by 12pm. While returning from Yuksome scenario remains same so don’t forget to pre-book your cab. Vehicle rates are subject to change.

Train

NJP (New Jalpaiguri) is the nearest railhead from Sikkim. Trains are well connected via Kolkata – HWH (Howrah railway station) and New Delhi.

Railway info
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Travel Fee

16,500 INR 

All inclusive, Yuksom to Yuksom.

Cost for a group size of 4 and beyond.Foreign national need to pay an additional amount of 70 USD to 100 USD per head for RAP (Restricted area permit) & other wildlife permits based on group size.

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Terms & Conditions

Fees Include:

  • Microspikes to manage unsafe patches of hard ice
  • Stay at Yuksom on 2-3 sharing basis in Eco-Guest House or Home stay.
  • Stay at campsite on 2-3 sharing basis in tent
  • Arrival day Snacks and Dinner To Departure day Breakfast.
  • At the campsite, breakfast, and dinner and packed lunch during activities. Veg/Non-Veg as per preference.
  • Climbing and Forest Fees based on your Nationality.
  • Subzero Sleeping bag, mat, crampon, ice-ax, rope, snow gaiter. All gears with pro-quality standards.
  • Services of experienced trek leader with – outdoor & wilderness medical qualifications.

Exclusions:

  • Transportation – Pickup and drop on arrival and departure of Yuksum, trek start and end point by car. Our team we will assist you coordinating to with other travelers to avail transport on share basis OR as per your best suitable choice and price.
  • All your personal apparel and gear like a shoe, down jacket, backpack etc.
  • Keeping in mind the altitude of the trek, you may book an additional acclimatization day at Yuksom with the additional. Or add an extra day to walk down till Khchiperi lake, and spend a day at Peling before you say goodbye to Sikkim.
  • Any charges for a camera, required to pay at KNP forest check post.
  • Any insurance.
  • Anything is not mentioned in above inclusions.

Cancellation:

  • Cancellation prior to 30 days from the start of the event– full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event– 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the event– No refund, but if you want to do the same or any other itinerary sometime later within a year, you can avail 50% of the cost paid as a discount on new Itinerary Fee.
  • There will be a deduction of 3.09% as bank processing charges on all refunds.
  • To cancel the registration, an email intimation needs to be sent to explore@rockyfeet.org/ explore@rockyfeet.com
Terms & Conditions

What to Pack

Sun Protection

Sunscreen SPF 20 above|Sunglasses( UV proof/ Polarizer) |Sun Hat Scarf |Balaclava /Face mask

Water Shell

Poncho | Water proof Upper & Lower | Waterproof Backpack Cover | Scarf Water useable shoes for rafting days

Winter Care

Cold Cream/ Moisturizer | Lip Balm | Thermal Inner Wears | Ear Cover | Sweater/Fleece jackets | Down Jackets | Hand Gloves | Woollen Socks | Face Masks/ Balaclava | Mufflers

General

T Shirts | Socks | Undergarments | Thin Nylon Ropes for multi-purpose use | Toilet Paper Roll | Towel | Soap Papers | Head lamp / Torch | Batteries & charger | Water Bottles | Light weight Pants | Personal Medical & First Aid Kit | Tickets & bookings | Photo Identity Card

Specialized Gear

Ruck Sack/ Day Pack | Sleeping Bag (Provided) | Trekking Shoes | Snow Gaiters | Trekking Stick/pole | Camera

Fitness


    • Better fitness and acclimatization can keep you ahead to enjoy the trek. Our exploration leader will guide you on acclimatization.
    • Dzongri La Trek, to get prepared, involve into brisk jogging, cycling, walking or any other sort of cardiac exercise routine at least 45 days prior to the event.
    • Enrolled participants need to submit a duly filled medical report of basic wellness authorized by certified physician.
Who can participate

Safety & Medical

  • Acclimatization Guidance; mandatory medical health check-ups of all participants prior to activity start day.
  • Duly prepared First aid box including oxygen cylinder.
  • All major safety gears related each category of sports are mandatory to use.
  • Contingent to be accompanied by certified & capable trainers and guides
  • Availability of Doctor facilities by a registered medical practitioner.
  • Emergency evacuation services available (*at own cost)

Responsible Traveller


  • ‘Responsible Traveller & outdoor ethics’ – session for the participants on acclimatization day.
  • Bio & Non-Biodegradable waste segregation at Campsite.360 degree waste management at the event.
  • Cleaning & collection team at the end of the event, in case required for big team size.
  • Leave no trace, bring only memories.
Leave no Trace

Giving Back


  • As a part of ‘An Earth Day Resolution’ project, We will plant 2 trees for each traveler traveled with us.
Partnership

FAQ

Yes, permission to trek inside the Kanchendzonga National Park can be avail from Yuksom Forest check post. International travelers need to avail ILP( Inner line permit) and Sikkim entry permit. Reach us to know the detail of it and process it prior arrival to Sikkim. Permission fees are included in the packages.
 There are smarter ways to manage extreme cold in the winter of the Himalayas. Please read the detail, How to combat cold in Himalayan trek the concept of layering clothes.
 Preparation is the key to a successful trek. It is always good to start a fitness routine at least couple of months prior a trek OR rather better to be in a routine in your daily life. Here is a comprehensive article explaining the detail of building physical endurance and mental endurance, which is equally an important part of trekking preparation.
Any trek can be your 1st trek irrespective of the grade of the trek if you prepare well for the trek. Have a look at the article explaining our thoughts on – Best Himalayan trek for Beginners
 Yuksom has basic medical facilities in hospital and small shops to address your basic needs. But for anything other like ATM or major purchases better to look forward to Jorthang as the nearest largest town.
We will try to serve a combination of multiple cuisines. The food menu will have enough varieties & nutrition balance to keep your test buds alive in the extreme winter & exhaustion. Keeping a balanced diet is important than anything to keep walking. Water is very important to stay fit at high and perform well. So, Keep a focus on a lot of water intake in different forms, like tea, coffee, hot soups, hot soupy noodles, boiled pulses, hot chocolates etc. Because in cold temperatures, you do not feel thirsty and also tend to ignore drinking water. Our diet plan will take care of all these concerns irrespective of veg/ non-veg.  
 Yes, all of our treks will be End to End managed by us. We are not a travel marketplace, we do not outsource our work.

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