Dzongri La

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Goecha La Trek, 737113 India

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sayon s
Boise, ID72 contributions
Dzongri or Goechla?
Oct 2018 • Friends
Unless you are constrained by time go for Goechla . Dzongri is on the way and the top is a strenuous one hour hike to summit. Both gives you splendid views of the mountain ranges. Goechla gives you the complete view of Kanchenjhunga and closer.
Written November 8, 2018
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Ajit N
Dubai, United Arab Emirates80 contributions
The place to be in!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 2017 • Friends
4200 metres above MSL is the amazing Dzongri. From the Dzongri top we can have the first view of mighty Mt. Kanchandzonga!!! The climb from Tshoka is tough till Devralia top. But its worth the effort!!
Written June 1, 2017
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TAMOJIT2014
Kolkata (Calcutta), India322 contributions
moderate trek
Apr 2016 • Friends
We have gone from South Dum Adventure trekkers Welfare Association -- total 10 people at end of April. At start there were rains incessantly from very start day i.e. from yuksum. We carried all rucksacks covered with raincoats and could not rest for a while at least due to leeches. First days rest was at Bakhim at a guest house. Next day the rain was slow and morning sun gave us help in drying somewhat the contents of rucksack till we start for Dzongri via tsoka. that was a long walk and we took one days rest at Dzongri on next day.
Dzongri top was somewhat cloudy and we were somewhat disappointed and spent the day in leisure.
4th Day was to move to Thansing via kokchurang. Snow started on the way while we marched past from kokchurang. and reached thansing within next 40 minutes.
That night heavy snowfall made the tents crumbled and we took shelter in the trekkers hut. next day was to go till lamuney only 4 km.
This day was a straight walk. and to go to the only hut kept for shepherds. keeping in mind we took at the shepherds hut for the night.
6th day was to wake early at 4 am to venture for goachala top. that day heavy snow was there from samity lake and just after sunrise we reached all 10 to the 1st view point of goachala.
After taking some snaps some of us decided to move back to lamuney. 5 of us decided to go further to 2nd view point.
after descending a curve down to almost 200ft at 60 degree we reached a level path covered with snow and that place was jemathang.
snow covered path became more hardy as we moved more and reached at the foot of next view point. there was gravel path and a steep path towards the 2nd view point. there was a lake like samity lake but bigger in size.
We then descended till lamuney where we took lunch and start to descend to spent the night at thansing again.
Written January 24, 2017
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jkkartha
Kochi (Cochin), India305 contributions
The heaven in the midst of rhododendron
May 2016 • Friends
Dzongri can be reached by two days hard trek. The place is ideal to blend with the wilderness of eastern Himalayas.
Written November 16, 2016
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Ted G
Shellharbour, Australia15 contributions
An amazing place
Apr 2016 • Friends
Dzongri is a series of interlinked grassy meadows in the midst of deep ravines and mountains. It is almost as if it shouldn't be there and is a real surprise after the slog up the steep heavily wooded track on the way in. Views of Kanchenjunga and other peaks from a convenient hill are superb.
Written June 2, 2016
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Ronojoy G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India67 contributions
The trek that taught me a lot
Mar 2016 • Friends
Dzongri Trek is the best trek I had till date. Though we took 3 days to get to Dzongri, I felt it was quite tough. Still we managed to pull through. We went on the last week of March, beyond every people's constant warning that it is off season and we won't be able to enjoy much. We took it as a challenge to get to Dzongri at the least.

On the first day, we camped at Sachen (2179m), 8 km from Yuksom. It was rather an easy trek. The next day, the steepness started to jump and towards Tshoka, it was really high. It was again close about 8-9km trek to Tshoka (2956m). Next day was the toughest day. Mostly because from Tsokha only, we could see the steepness of the route that advances towards Dzongri and we heard from other fellow trekkers returning that it is nothing compared to what's ahead. And they were absolutely right. Till Phedang, it is still manageable, but after that, the steep is almost 60 and it is really difficult. With strength, mostly mental, we managed to get to Dzongri and together shouted out our war cry! That was one of the best moments.

And yet better was next morning, when we trekked to Dzongri top to see the Kanchendzonga and his neighbors for the first time.. I was a 1km trek and the height was 100m and we made it in 15 minutes (since we started late), so we can well understand our condition. But as soon as we saw the peaks, all our pain seemed to simply fly away within a snap of fingers. We were right in the middle of this magical thing, at the top of the world with snow peaks on one side and miles of blue, clear skies on the other, with the clouds straying below. It was the moment of my life when I felt utterly satisfied and smile came out by itself. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the peaks. The trek has taught me that with confidence and motivation, I can do a tough trek with no problem.

The next day it snowed the entire day, with hail rains in the beginning. Nothing was visible at about 50m because of the fog. We enjoyed the snow to the full, dancing, singing and throwing snow at each other. The view after snow was completely different from the one we saw earlier. All the mountains that were snow-free, were now covered with snow. That night, the sky was the most clear and I was in a trance when I looked at the sky full of stars. It is something that I still see when I close my eyes. There were numerous stars, as if we were at the center of the galaxy surrounded by stars in all way.

Basanta was our guide during the Dzongri part of the trek. He was basically the cook but he guided us well. Here is his number, if you want to contact him for your trek - 8768027017. I still have contact with him.

There are some things you need to mind about while trekking. The trek taught me these too -
1. Keep drinking water at regular intervals because you might not realize but you are dehydrating every minute. Also carry enough water.
2. When you feel worked up, take some rest and continue, coz if you hurt yourself, it would be more difficult to continue. Also, do not hurry at any point.
3. Carry dry foods. You might be hungry on the way because of walking.
4. Have a lot of mental strength, self-confidence and self-belief that you can do it.
5. If you are not a regular trekker, don't even think of carrying your entire backpack, take a smaller backpack for water and dry food for the way.
Written June 2, 2016
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Billfilson
Sydney5 contributions
Dzongri-Climb to four Stupas and early morning climb to summit of Dablhagang
May 2016 • Family
An amazing place to view the great mountains of Sikkim. The climb to four Stupas gave us a good feel for the lagnitute of the place we were now in. The early, pre-sunrise, morning climb to summit of Dablhagang was a highlight.
Written May 17, 2016
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mokshayou
Bengaluru, India71 contributions
Not for amateurs
Mar 2016 • Couples
This review is not for professional trekkers. After a lot of questions and being told that as amateurs we could do this trek we set out. The route is sachen, bakhim, tsoka, dzongri and further to goencha. All tour operators will tell you that dzongri can be done in 6 days instead of 5 for amateurs. It took us 5 hours upto sachen. the trail is narrow and steep. The scenery along is beautiful but one can hardly enjoy it as you have to be careful of every step taken. We didnt complete the trek. As we were wearing warmers and jackets and carrying the backpacks we were sweating a lot and lost alot of electrolytes which worsened altitude sickness.Go on this trek only if you have trained. I am sure the view from Dzongri would have been beautiful if only we had reached it.
Written April 5, 2016
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