For those with little time and less inclination to undergo the rigours of hard mountain trekking, a trek up to the meadows of Dzongri Bigbari Trek in Sikkim will offer the benefits of having experienced a truly spectacular alpine trek within a span of a week (or even less). The trail runs through moss-laden forests of oak, chestnut, pine, maple, magnolia and rhododendron culminating in the meadows of Dzongri at 4,030 meters with exceptional mountain views. It is a naturalist's paradise. These forests harbor hundreds of varieties of wild plants, exotic orchids vie for attention with equally spectacular varieties of birds and butterflies. Some of the animals found along this trail are the Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Musk Deer, Marbled Cat, Langur and the Red Panda. The program described below is planned for 8 days but it is possible to bring it down 5 days but depends also upon your fitness.
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Ashmita Trek & Tours have set of fixed dates for the trek departure for the dates of 2018, 2019 and 2020, please look at the list of the dates above the blue link and select your favorite date for small / private group departure trek and contact us by requesting for your own departure dates if none of the date is suitable for you as we can departure Sikkim Dzongri – Bigbari Trek on any date of the year.
Or, if you are part of a small/large group and would like your own departure date, please contact us and we will arrange for that. We do our best to accommodate the perfect schedule for you. Do not hesitate to reach out to us!
Dzongri the best trek in India amidst Big Mountains.
Highest mountain pass a naturalist's paradise and a pleasing destination.
Closest to viewed Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain.
Landscapes filled with exotic flowers.
immensely attractive meadows and forests.
Visit Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred Lake for both Buddhists and Hindus at pelling.
Explore Pemayangtse Monastery in pelling (oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim).
Explore beautiful tea garden scenery along the way.
We walk gently uphill, following the Rathong River gorge, through dense mixed jungle 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 Bakhim. A little higher up is the picturesque Tibetan refugee settlement of Tshoka where we set up camp. This is a long trekking day and you should expect to be pretty tired by the time you arrive at the camp.
A fairly steep climb above Tshoka takes you into beautiful rhododendron forests, and you continue along a well-defined uphill path to Phedang. Today we will cover a shorter distance in view of the climb to rarefied air.
Another short day's 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, Khangchendzonga, Simvo and Pandim. As usual on trek the choice of campsite depends on many variables, one of the most important is the close supply of water.
Early risers can get up before dawn to climb to a vantage point on a ridge above the campsite to watch the sunrise on Khangchendzonga, Kabru, Pandim, Rathong, and many other peaks of the Khangchendzonga range. Full day excursion to Laxmi Pokhari. The trial first goes through rhododendron bushes and pasture land for about an hour to Chamaray. From here it is a gradual ascent to Laxmi Pokhari, a big lake cupped in a deep crater. Here you will get good view of Khangchendzonga range, Pandim, Narsing, Kabur, Kabur dome, Koktang etc. If you reach Laxmi Pokhari early and feeling physically fit, an excursion towards Kabur rock will be a rewarding experience. Back to Dzongri.
The trail first ascends gradually for about half an hour & then descends till we reach a crossroad. The trail on the left goes down to Zamlingang. We follow the trail to the right, which is a flat walk throughout.
It is a gradual ascent all the way to the base camp. This is the Khangchendzonga Base Camp, which is also the site where the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute of Darjeeling conducts its advanced mountaineering courses. o see the stunning view of the Frey's peak (5830 meters), Koktang (6,148 meters), Kabur and Rathong glacier. we will Spend some time here and come back to Bikhbari for camp and overnight stay.
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.
morning after breakfast drive to Pemayangtse peeling on the way visit Khechoperi Lake Drive 24 Kms ( 01.30 hrs) to the holy Khechepheri Lake . Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri (meaning the heaven of Padmasambhava), is a sacred Lake for both Buddhists and Hindus, which is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake, and a height of about 6000ft , According to Buddhist belief the lake is the emanation of goddess Tara blessed by Guru Rempoche. One should go to the lake and it is believed that whatever wish you pray silently it will get fulfilled. Later continue the journey for another 30 Kms ( 1.30 hrs) to reach Pelling and overnight.
What kind of Accommodation you accept on Sikkim Bikbari Dzongri trek :
We provide you standard good family home stay or hotel in yuksoom – Pelling and Darjeeling before and after your trek (7 nights) The stay on all other days will be in tents. Each tent and will accommodate two trekkers. will be provided high altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.
Transports used during your tours :
We at Ashmita Trek and Tours will provide private vehicles for the airport transfers and sightseeing tour as per ititnerys in Sikkim
Will you Company provide us with tents and sleeping bags?
Yes, Ashmita Trek & Tours will be provided with tents and high altitude sleeping bags that can withstand temperatures as low as -10 ºC.
What will the temperatures be like during this trek?
Day time temperatures will range from 14-18ºC and night time temperature will range from 3-5ºC in May. You Expect temperatures to be lower by a few degrees in October/November.
What is best seasons for the Goecha la trek?
In Sikkim Dzongri Goechala in April and May. Mid September to October end is also a good time for the trek – the views during these months are crystal clear. and Dzongri Goechala Trek also called the Rhododendron trek because of its forests of Magnolia and Rhododendrons in are in full bloom.
No of people requre for sikkim trek:
The trekking included your package permit can be arranged by Company, but minimum of 2 people is required.
Are there any electricity charging points on this trek Is there mobile network on this trek ?
Darjeeling to Yuksoom ,is the last place where you’ll get mobile network. Make sure you finish your important telephone calls before reaching Yuksom and Please inform family members about poor connectivity on the trek. Yuksom, if at all, might have charging points, provided there is electricity. we suggest you to have spare batteries as well.
Your Travel Insurance :
Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients. Before the client commences a tour he or she must arrange his or her insurance with a reputable insurer, with protection for the full duration of the tour, to cover personal injury, medical expenses, emergency helicopter expenses, repatriation expenses, loss of luggage and the expenses associated with cancellation or curtailment or a tour. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctor’s fees and repatriation costs are the client’s responsibilities and the company shall not be liable for any refund of the tour cost.
Health and fitness :
All tour and treks in Darjeeling and Sikkim demand a sufficient level of fitness, therefore you should check with your doctor concerning your health and fitness before preceding your journey. You have any pre existing medical condition or disability you might increase the risk of you requiring medical attention you need to inform toAshmita Trek and Tours. this may also hamper your ability to travel.
Group Size, Teams member :
We organize this trek from two people to maximum 16 people at once and there are 1 guide and one Assistant up to 10 people and 2 guides and one Assistant for 11-16 people and a porter for trekkers as per needed .
Trekking Equipment & Packing List :
Luggage/Bag pack on trek :
Your main luggage will be carried by our porters and horse during your trek and you simply carry a day pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, your personal thinks and etc, during the trek.
Four seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one from our site if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after your trek.
Clothing & Accessories :
The trek routes go from low to high altitudes. we suggest you T- shirt, pentagon with cap Extra socks, a water proof jacket, (rain coat requred in ranny Season ) Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket, Light wind & water proof jacket , Inner sleeping sheet , Long sleeve T-shirts , Warm hat/ gloves,a good trekking shoe, make sure you choose the right footwear shoes have to be lightweight and durable, that offers complete and grip. a sun protection cream. Woolen cap and hand gloves. Warm jacket or a sweater and also a wind-cheater You experience strong cold winds especially in the months of September and October.
a backpack (-10 C) (50 - 60 ltr) with multiple-compartments will surely help you to keep your personal belongings safe and organized a good quality haversack as to make all things to fit in one it must be comfortable while walking with it Sleeping bag. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters. Daypack for yourself.
First Aid Kits :
Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
Diamox 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.
Flashlights : 1 Nos Torch with extra battery or head light in important.
Water bottle , packet food like biscuits dry fruits (dates,cashew,almonds,resins etc) and sweets (Dry packet sweets-Cadbury-peanut candy) are to be carried as supplements during the treks.
Water bottle : Hydration pack 2 bottles of one litre each People who use hydration pack.
Booking and payment Condition :
You are required to make 15% (non refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and booking along with your passport copy including India Visa and flight detail (Arrival time, flight name, and number and remaining 85% balance is payable when you arrive in Darjeeling / Sikkim and you have options of paying the advance by PayPal / bank transfer / or credit card, so, do let us know which modes of payment is convenient for you then we will forward the detail for payment.
Miscellaneous but Important
Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
Water purification Iodine tablets
Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
Important Note :
Our valuable Client we would like to inform you during the trekking in Darjeeling Sikkim will not allow carrying any satellite phone GPRS and drone camera due to the border security area.
Ashmita Trek and Tours does not take responsibility for any problems incurred by weather, damages to personal property, etc. We will do our best to prevent/handle any problems that happen. There is a chance that transportation may be delayed due to road and weather conditions. Therefore, it is recommended to book your international flight with several days margin.
Additional Information :
We provided as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect or need talk about your trip for it please contact with our expert by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +91 – 9733106312