Dzongu (জঙ্গু) is a region bounded by Chu River and Teesta River in North Sikkim, India and this village is official reserved for local Lepcha community. This village situated at the border of Kanchenjunga biosphere reserve in Sikkim. You can enjoy scenic beauty of this village along with Kanchenjunga ranges, different colored flowers and rhododendrons.
Lots of cinnamon (Darchini) fields can be visited on your foot; this enjoyable walk can be remembered for your lifetime, also go to Teesta River by crossing bamboo bridge at Passingdang, also fishing can be a good option on River Tista. Locals (Lepchas) are very noble and tourist friendly, their hospitality is great, their foods, and cultures are also interesting.
You can experience of making different homemade medicines by using different small plants and vegetables. All of the major mobile networks are available in Jong, but there is no ATM, only available at Gangtok. If you are visiting Dzongu in winter, carry enough warm cloths. You need permit to visit Dzongu, this permit is issued from DM office Mangan. Also permit can be arranged by any registered travel agent or Homestay owners.
is only accommodation option in Dzongu, few locals are started homestay, they
are all good in condition, and arrangements are basic but great in hospitality.
Ask your homestay owner for permit, prior to booking, Dzongu is divided into
two parts Upper Dzongu & Lower Dzongu, also ask their exact location at
time of booking.
Our associate homestay located in Lingthem, Upper Dzongu,
Also we provide all major meals with lodging, our food package starts from bed-tea to dinner (including breakfast, lunch, 1 veg meal & 1 non-veg meal). All provided foods are made by organic vegetables from own farm.
Contact us or send us enquiry for booking confirmation for Dzongu and entire North Sikkim (
Dzongu can be reached from Gangtok by car, distance 70 K.M, it will take around 4hrs. But best option would be from Mangan or Mangon. Also you can avail shared jeep to Dzongu from Mangan (after 2 P.M onward).
Nearest railway station is NJP (New Jalpaiguri), distance around 135 kms, well connected with all major cities of the country. Nearest airport is Bagdogra-IXB.
In case of shared transportation/jeep, Dzongu can be reached through following routes:
Most travelers are prefer Spring time (March to May) and autumn (October to December) to visit Dzongu. Also Dzongu can be visited throughout the year, carry extra woolen clothes, gloves and monkey caps at winter.