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A Classic Sikkim Trekking Opportunity
The trek to Dzongri peak is a classic Sikkim trekking opportunity. It starts at Yuksom and passes through the dense tropical forest of Kachenjunga National Park. Magnificent views of mountain peaks, rhododendron forests, and the river flowing down in the valley add to its charm.
Look through these Dzongi peak trek photos and read the accompanying Dzongri Trek Travelogue, submitted by Saurabh Srivastava, to experience the stunning natural beauty of this area.Continue to 2 of 18 below.
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Dzongri Peak Trek Food
Food for the trek to Dzongri peak, for the group of four.
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Yangri Gang Hotel in Yuksom
The group stayed at the Hotel Yangri Gang, which is a clean and cheap hotel in Yuksom. Expect to pay about 200 rupees for a double room, with shared bathrooms, for a day.Continue to 4 of 18 below.
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View at Yuksom
Yuksom is a small village in Sikkim, with a population of about 150. The open roads and view of snow clad peaks produce an immediate contrast with the otherwise crowded roads of Delhi.Continue to 5 of 18 below.
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Buddhist Flags at Yuksom
Buddhist flags flutter in the wind at Yuksom, leading to the start of the trekking trail.Continue to 6 of 18 below.
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Yuksom Dzongri Trek Map
Map outside the entrance to Kanchendzonga National Park, where the trek starts.Continue to 7 of 18 below.
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Rhododendrons from Yuksom to Tshoka
The trek passes through magnificent rhododendron forests with white and red flowers.Continue to 8 of 18 below.
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View at Bakkhim
Bakkhim offers stunning views of the mountain peaks on a clear day.Continue to 9 of 18 below.
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On the Way to TshokaContinue to 10 of 18 below.
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Group Photo at Tshoka
The group stayed at the trekker's hut, provided by Sikkim Tourism, in Tshoka.Continue to 11 of 18 below.
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Tshoka to Phetang
The way from Tshoka to Phetang is well marked with wooden steps, although snow can make them invisible.Continue to 12 of 18 below.
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Dzos Hauling Equipment
Trekkers' equipment is commonly carried by strong and study Dzo's, which are half cow and half yak.Continue to 13 of 18 below.
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PhetangContinue to 14 of 18 below.
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Traces of Snow Ahead of PhetangContinue to 15 of 18 below.
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Phetang to Dzongri
The snow started getting heavier towards Dzongri.Continue to 16 of 18 below.
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Heavy Snow Near Dzongri
The group got caught in heavy snowfall near Dzongri.Continue to 17 of 18 below.
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Dzongri Trekker's Hut
The snow covered the trekker's hut in Dzongri, and the strong winds threatened to blow it away.Continue to 18 of 18 below.
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The group was unable to climb to Dzongri peak because of the unrelenting snowfall. Unfortunately, they didn't get to see the 14 mountain peaks of the Kanchendzonga range, which are visible from the Dzongri peak on a clear day.