The Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in West Sikkim forms a natural border between India & Nepal. Full bloom of the rhododendrons is usually expected in the months of April – May, a time in which the entire valley turns polychromatic by red, pink and white rhododendrons.

Region: Sikkim
Duration: 2 Days
Difficulty level:
Best time to visit:
 March-April (Blooming season of Rhododendron)
Local guide: Mr. M N Mingma (9735975880); Palzang Bhutia (9382681054)

Our team : Amaresh Dey, Anirban Roy, Avik Ghosh, Ayan Sarkar, Chandrima Gain, Koushik Mukherjee, Nilanjan Majumder, Priyanka Sarkar, Soumyo Chatterjee
Time of Trek : March, 2018

Brief Itinerary:
Day 0 : NJP to Okhrey (7200 ft) – 125 km
Day 1 : Okhrey to Bhareng (8200 ft) (by car)
Bhareng to Gorkhey (7710 ft) (Trek)– 5 km
            Trek to Samandin (7800 ft) and back through the pine forest
Day 2 : Gorkhey to Bhareng (Trek); Bhareng to Hilley (9000 ft) (by Car)
            Trek to Varsey (10000 ft) and back through the rhododendron forest (5 km + 5 km)
Hilley to Okhrey (by car)
Day 3 : Okhrey to NJP