GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT DZONGRI TREK
Overview: Dzongri is one of the most popular treks in West Sikkim at an (altitude 4000 meters) passing through magnificent rhododendron forests and culminating with the magnificent views of snow-clad peaks at Dzongri the meeting place of man and mountain gods. The best time to visit Dzongri is from mid-March-April, and then from September to mid-October, so as to avoid snowfall and monsoon rains. Although owing to high altitude, there is a definite probability of the climate taking unexpected turns during any time of the year. The trek starts from Kanchenjunga National Park in Yuksom. The trek to Dzongri is ideally Six days, with one day of acclimatization at Tshoka village. However, it’s possible to complete it in five days if one decides to skip the acclimatization day. For staying, Sikkim Tourism has constructed a wooden trekker’s hut on the way.
Highlights: The route falls completely within the boundaries of the Kanchenjunga national park. The forest you will experience here is denser and greener than what you will get to see on most other routes. There is a lot of scopes to see different species of flora and fauna. The region is known for the Himalayan Black Bear, the Blue sheep, Thar, Snow Leopard, Foxes, Red Panda apart from several bird species including a few critically endangered ones like the Blood Pheasant. The region has a very high density of rhododendrons and pink, white, red and yellow rhododendrons around in the region. The route offers spectacular views of several high peaks in the region including Mt. Pandim, Mt. Tenzingkhang, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Kokthang, The Kabru Massif and many more. It is one of the challenging but most exciting and fulfilling trails in the country.