Yuksom-Dzongri trek

#1 Aug 13th, 2018, 11:45
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Other than this almost decade old thread, I didn't find any recent information about the Yuksom-Dzongri trek. Can anyone who has done this trek in recent years help me out?

1. A friend and I are considering doing this trek end of August. Depending on who you ask, whether or not to go in the monsoon season is advised (or not). Should we delay the trip?
2. Many of these previously "offbeat" places are quickly becoming popular tourist destinations. In 2009, sleeping bags, mats etc rental from Yuksom seemed to be scarce - is that the same situation now? If yes, where can we rent those?
3. Lastly, what're the food and lodging options along the trek? Still trekkers huts at Sachen/Dzongri?
#2 Aug 13th, 2018, 12:12
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Not a good idea to go in August. Too many leaches and you will be walking in streams. Better to delay the trip.
There are gear and trekking agencies in Yuksom now.
Trekkers huts at Sachen, Bakhim, Tsoka and Dzongri. They might be out of action in Monsoon season.
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What about food? We pick up ration at Yuksom, and guide cooks? Is hiring a porter better than Yak/Dzo?
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Originally Posted by Abhi0123 View Post What about food? We pick up ration at Yuksom, and guide cooks? Is hiring a porter better than Yak/Dzo?
All available at Yuksom. Porter is faster but Dzo can carry more.
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Originally Posted by Abhi0123 View Post Other than this almost decade old thread, I didn't find any recent information about the Yuksom-Dzongri trek. Can anyone who has done this trek in recent years help me out?
Have a look at this recent trip report
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post Have a look at this recent trip report
The problem with that report is it's not technical enough. The narrative is more like a detailed 1st person report, when it rained, when it didn't, when they ate Maggi, mundane stuff like that. Detailed information like how many people, cost breakdown of guide/cook/porter/yak/ration, what equipment, what was rented from where for how much, are missing.

In other words, it's a good read, but not enough to plan a trip.
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Originally Posted by Abhi0123 View Post The problem with that report is it's not technical enough. The narrative is more like a detailed 1st person report, when it rained, when it didn't, when they ate Maggi, mundane stuff like that. Detailed information like how many people, cost breakdown of guide/cook/porter/yak/ration, what equipment, what was rented from where for how much, are missing.

In other words, it's a good read, but not enough to plan a trip.

You may post your queries in that thread for the recent info on cost , hiring of equipment etc.

But as Govindpuri mentioned , August is not at all a good time for this trek. GP is an experienced trekker. You may follow his suggestions.
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The answer to all your questions is YES.

From my personal experience I can tell you tho that Dzongri only trek is not worth it, I hated the Dzongri campsite specially if you are staying in the trekker huts. They are cold as ice. I suggest you try the complete Goechela trek its much more rewarding.

If you talk to a guide in Yuksom they would give you a per head per day rate, which will include your groups guide, porter, cook, sleeping bag/mat/tent and rationals so you dont have to rattle ur head with the details. Just be sure to carry ur first aid kit. I did 8 days of Goechela for 1k a day in April 2016.

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