Yuksom Dzongri Trek in Sikkim - 8 Days

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  • Duration9 Days
  • DestinationIndia
  • Difficulty LevelModerate
  • Max Altitude4,200m 13,779ft

About Trip

If you are looking forward to trek in Sikkim, the Yuksom Dzongri Trek in Sikkim is a must try. It is the shortened version which offers a breathtaking journey through the picturesque landscapes of Sikkim. Hikers can witness the majestic Great Snow Capped Himalayan Range here. With its serene beauty and challenging terrain, Yuksom to Dzongri trek is among the best treks in Sikkim. The location of Dzongri offers panoramic views and is a popular destination for trekkers. Considering the Yuksom to Dzongri distance, it is approximately 17 kilometers and is covered over multiple days of trekking, together with overnight stays at several campsites along the route.

View the Great Snow Capped Himalayan Range with Yuksom Dzongri Trekking in Sikkim

Embark on the Yuksom Dzongri Trek in Sikkim and immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring vistas of the great snow-capped Himalayan Range. This trek is one of the best treks in sikkim in 2023, offering breathtaking views that will leave you spellbound. Trekkers must know about the Dzongri Trek Location which begins in the beautiful region of West Sikkim, from the small village of Yuksom and culminates at Dzongri. Yuksom serves as the gateway to the trek and is situated at an altitude of 1,780 meters (5,840 feet). Dzongri, the highest point of the trek, is located at an elevation of 4,020 meters (13,200 feet).

The trekking route passes through enchanting landscapes, including dense forests, picturesque valleys, and blooming meadows. Trekkers have the opportunity to witness the breathtaking
views of snow-capped peaks, including the third-highest mountain in the entire world, Mt. Kangchenjunga. Dzongri also offers panoramic vistas of other Himalayan peaks, such as Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru, and Mt. Rathong.

If you are wondering about Yuksom to Dzongri best time to visit, it is during the months of April to June and September to November. These periods offer the most favorable weather
conditions and clear visibility, allowing trekkers to fully enjoy the stunning landscapes and mountain views. April to June is the pre-monsoon and summer season in Sikkim. It is when the
climate is pleasant, having mild temperature day and night. September to November is the post-monsoon and autumn season in Sikkim. The weather is usually dry and stable, making it an
ideal time for trekking. Speaking of dzongri trek difficulty, it is considered to be a moderate to challenging level trek. It requires a reasonable level of fitness and prior trekking experience is recommended. The trail includes steep sections that require climbing uphill as well as descending. These sections can be physically demanding.

Enjoy the Sikkim Dzongri Trek in an Eco-Friendly Manner Only with Ashmita Trek and Tours

Experience the Sikkim Dzongri Trek with Ashmita Treks, a sustainable trekking organization in India, committed to eco friendly treks in Sikkim. This trek offers a chance to explore the
stunning landscapes while simultaneously ensuring sustainable tourism practices. with Ashmita Trek and Tours, you can embark on the Dzongri Trek, witnessing the natural beauty of the region while minimizing the impact on the environment. As a responsible trekking organization, Ashmita Trek promotes dzongri trek sustainable tourism which preserves the pristine beauty of Sikkim. You must choose Ashmita Trek for an unforgettable journey that combines adventure and environmental consciousness on the Sikkim Dzongri Trek.


  • 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 Darjeeling local cultural tours.
  • Visit Khecheopalri Lake is a sacred Lake for both Buddhists and Hindus.
  • Explore Pemayangtse Monastery (oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim).
  • Explore beautiful tea garden scenery along the way.


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Drive Distance: 159 km | Drive Duration: 7 hours | NJP railway station / Bagdogra airport.

on arrival at Bagdogra Airport near Siliguri or train station NJP drive to Yuksoom Pass tiny villages along the way The road goes via Teesta, Malli, Jorethang, and Tashiding. Once you check in to the homestay lodge you can freshen up and in the evening you will receive a briefing session by our trek leader where you will learn about the trek and your schedule for the upcoming day if you have any questions about the trek you can clear then at the time of the briefing section overnight stay.

Yuksom is a historical town that is a gem in West Sikkim. Established in 1642, Yaksom used to be the capital of Sikkim. The long, rich history is being continued by the culturally distinct Bhutias, who make up the majority of Yaksom’s population. For trekkers and adventure lovers, the town is notable because it is the gateway to Kanchenjunga National Park.

Important Note :

You need to reach latest by 10 am on Day 1 at NJP/Bagdogra. You will return to NJP/Bagdogra in a 6/7 hour drive from Yuksoom on Day 11, around by 12noon if you start early by 5-6 am. Arrange your tickets accordingly. or we advise you to stay in Siliguri and fly out the next day.

  • Home stay
  • 7 hour
  • Dinner
  • 1,780 Mt

Trek Distance : 7.50 km | Trek Duration : 5.5 hours | Altitude Gain : 1,780 Mt to 2,255Mt

Today marks the beginning of our Sikkim Goechala Trek. Walk gently uphill along the Rathong river gorge, through a lively jungle of magnolia, rhododendron, fern, and several varieties of orchids. Listen to the chirping birds, occasional monkey, and the sound of the wind in the trails – the ultimate feeling of peace. After ascending a bit more, reach Sachen, a Tibetan refugee settlement. Overnight in tent camp.

Recommended to Carry 2 litres of water from Yuksom. You will cross streams intermittently where you can refill your water bottles.

  • Camping
  • 7 hour
  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • 2,255Mt
  • Trekking

Trek Distance : 6.50 km | Trek Duration : 6 hours | Altitude Gain : 2,255 Mt to 2,983 Mt

Take a steep climb after leaving Sachen through vibrant rhododendron forests. The trail is very well-maintained. Take a rest in Phedang, and continue, progressing past the 4,000-meter mark. The lush vegetation gets sparser throughout the day. We set up our camp in Tshoka overnight Camping.

Recommended to Carry sufficient water from Sachen.

  • Camping
  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • 2,983 Mt

Trek Distance : 8.40 km | Trek Duration : 8 -9 hour | AltitudeGain : 2,255 Mt. to 4,020 Mt.

Today is going to be a difficult day. It starts with 30 minutes of steep climb followed by a gradual ascent, after which the trail again climbs steeply for 20 minutes to reach Phedang. 1-hour ascent from here followed by a gentle descent brings you to Dzongri. We set up our camp in Dzongri in the afternoon and, if you have the energy, we continue climbing briefly up to a meadow with crisp views of Koktang, Rathong, Kabru, Kanchenjunga, Simvo, and Pandim. This quick hike helps our bodies prepare for the following days. Overnight in tent camp. 

  • Camping
  • 8 hour
  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • 4,020 Mt.
  • Trekking

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.

  • Camping
  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • 4,020 Mt.
  • Excursion to Laxmi Pokhari

Wake up to the beauty of mountain peaks by climbing to Dzongri top from where one can get a panaromic view of Kabru (7,353m), Ratong (6,678 m), Kanchenjanga (8,534 m), Koktang (6,147 m), Pandim (6,691m), Narsingh (5,825m). Trek through the Singalila Ridge till you reach Tsokha; overnight stay in Camping.

  • Camping
  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • 2,983 Mt
  • Trekking

Tshoka to Yuksam -5 to 6 hours Today you descend to the Prek Chu following the route you took up on the first day, and then contour gradually downwards to reach the village of Yuksam our starting point. Enjoy an evening soiree and then bid farewell to the porters and trekking staff; overnight stay at the designated hotel.

  • Hotel/Homestay
  • Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Trekking

After breakfast, transfer to Bagdogra airport or NJP Train station for your next destination.

Thank you for your wonderful experience with us Hope to see you on the next tour to another fascinating destination of India and Nepal Himalaya

Important Note :

You need to reach latest by 10 am on Day 1 at NJP/Bagdogra. You will return to NJP/Bagdogra in a 6/7 hours drive from Yuksoom/Pelling on Day 11, around 12 12noon if you start early by 5-6 am. Arrange your tickets accordingly. or we advise you to stay in Siliguri and fly out the next day.

  • 7-8 hour
  • Breakfast
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What's Included

  • 2 night Accommodation provide you standard good family home stay in yuksoom with breakfast plan before and after trek.
  • All government fees and local taxes.
  • All necessary mountain Trekking permits during trek.
  • Meals ( breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek with hot tea/coffee (Meals will be freshly prepared and will be a mix of Indian, and Napali local).
  • All expenses for guide and porters (not including tips) expected.
  • Accommodation in camping tent during the trek.
  • Local English-speaking licensed holder mountain trekking guide.
  • Some amount of Client personal gear to be carried by porter or yek / mule. 
  • Group medical kit box carry by trek leader.
  • All travel from & to Bagdogra airport or train station NJP is not included in the listed price if service requires additional cost in rupee 9500 /- per vehicle each way 
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of the itinerary
  • India entry visa fee for international client
  • International & domestic flights to and from Sikkim
  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory) 
  • Personal gear and expenses for the trek
  • Any expense of a personal nature
  • Any kind of emergency evacuation charges
  • 5% GST as applicable (Subject to change as per govt rules) 
  • Tips for the guide and staff
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, snowfall, landslides, road conditions, and any other circumstances beyond our control

Dates & Availability

Request Private Trip

For those looking to trek to Dzongri, joining a group trek can be a great option. our company offers small private group departures for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends. however, if you prefer a more private experience, we also offer Customize Private Trek is available at your request on any date of the year. whatever your preference, we are here to help make your Dzongri trek in Sikkim a memorable and enjoyable experience.


  • Find the small private dates below to join the group trip and book your most suitable date.
  • The size for the group trek would be min from 2 people up to 8 people mixed in one small group trek. 
  • If the offered dates are not suitable for you, or want to have a customized private trek, Proceed with booking from the right bar on your own date.
Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
20 Apr, 202428 Apr, 2024AvailableUS $810
25 Apr, 202403 May, 2024AvailableUS $810
30 Apr, 202408 May, 2024AvailableUS $810

Useful Information

What kind of  Accommodation you accept :

We provide you standard good family home stay or hotel in yuksoom – Pelling  before and after your trek 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.

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.

Backpack : 

  • 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. 

Supplements :  

  • 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.

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
  • Pocket knife.
  • 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.


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. 

Customer Reviews

  • L

    Lea stelle, France - November 05, 2022

    We spend a 6 days trek with Ashmita trek and Tsengue. We had an incredible experience, everything was very well organized and the all team was very carrying with us. All the step of the trek were well balance, the camp spot were lovely and we enjoyed the delicious meal (super diverse and local!).
    Thank you so much, we hope we will have an other opportunity to travel with you !

  • L

    Léa-estelle B, Germany - November 05, 2022

    We spend a 6 days trek with Ashmita trek and Tsengue. We had an incredible experience, everything was very well organized and the all team was very carrying with us. All the step of the trek were well balance, the camp spot were lovely and we enjoyed the delicious meal (super diverse and local!).
    Thank you so much, we hope we will have an other opportunity to travel with you !

  • D

    Daniel Traveler, United Kingdom - November 20, 2019

    Whw!what a professional service and well organized.our Goechala trek in Sikkim our guide Sherpas was very experienced and a great person to spend our time on the trek with.he was a wealth of knowledge and was able to answer every question he had about the Himalayas,the culture, and the trek. He told us that it was the job of the guide to make sure we walk,eat,sleep, and enjoyable.

    So we didn't need to worry about anything during our trek in Sikkim Goechala from the beginning of our trip everything was organized for trekking equipments porter accomodetion nesesary and looked after all emails answered promptly.

    Our experience with Ashmita Trek and Tours was excellent overall.and the rest of Ashmita teams made sure our bookings went smoothly.we highly recommend Ashmita as a service to all and we definitely coming back in the coming year to do Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal!

  • J

    John L, United Kingdom - October 29, 2019

    My friend and I decided to book a last minute Trip to India to do Kanckanzonza goechala trek base Camp in 2019. and turned out to be a great decision because we had an absolutely amazing experience! From the very beginning we had lots of questions about the india trip and itinerary and Subash Tamang the owner was always quick with answers so we felt comfortable with everything.

    The team from Ashmita Trek and Tours Company has done a marvellous job to ensure that my safety, logistics and lodging was organised properly during our Trek.

    The guides were helpful, friendly and were always on the lookout for my well-being which I deeply appreciate.
    All in all we had a wonderful time and I could honestly recommend these guys to anyone interested in Sikkim Trek. Only hope I come back in the near future and do another trek!

  • S

    Srashv, United Kingdom - April 20, 2019

    We are a group of friends who had the opportunity of trek to Dzongri - Goechala in Sikkim. Mr. Sangay was our guide. We were given a warm welcome with garlands after our arrival at the airport. We are accommodated at good hotel in Yuskom. Judging the groups capabilities Sange proposed slight changes to the program, which proved to be good in the end. He and his team took good care of us and had a good overview of the well being of each member of our group. The cook of the group made every effort to provide a good variety of food over the days. Sangay was encouraging every member of the group and made sure that all of us stepped on the finish line. He organised a celebration after returning to Goechala. Composed, coupled with knowledge and experience, Mr. Sangay is a good recommendation as a guide.

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