Dzongu – Hidden treasure in Sikkim idle for trekking near Kachenjunga

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Dzongu lies in the North district of Sikkim sitting cosily in between the steep mountains and the beautiful valleys just at the last piece of land before the mighty Himalayas start their reigning territory. The place is almost virgin yet untouched by commercialization and materialism inhabited by the original native population of Sikkim – the Lepchas


  1. Dzongu was Lepchas harem for centuries
  2. After Sikkim joined Indian Union in 1975, it became part of the state Sikkim

Activities for tourists

  1. Trek through the picturesque landscape
  2. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  3. Trek to a waterfall behind Shingring Ten
  4. Visit Lepcha museum
  5. Trek to Pentong or visit hot spings

How to reach there


The airport nearest to Dzongu is about 159 kilometres away in Bagdogra, West Bengal. It has flights to Delhi, Kolkotta, Bengaluru, Guwahati, Ahmedabad and Mumbai


The closest railways are located in New Jalpaiguri, New Jalpaiguri which is 154 km far from Dzongu. The railway station is well linked with both major and minor parts of the country


Dzongu is connected to Gangtok by road. Gangtok is well linked by road with Siliguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong as one can opt for National Highway 31A to reach the region

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Gangtok (79 kms away)
  2. Darjeeling ( 134 kms away)
  3. Siliguri ( 150 kms away)
  4. Kalimpong ( 110 kms away)
  5. Mt. Kanchenjunga ( 36 kms away)

Some hotels in Dzongu for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Hotel Dew Pond

Munlom Nature Resort

Summit Norling Resort & Spa

Bhumzang Hotel & Restobar

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