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Sikkim Rhododendron Trek

  • Camping

  • Khangchendzonga Mountain Range

  • Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

  • Indo – Nepal Border

Supernatural Landscapes

Our trek covers the higher reaches of the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in West Sikkim, which houses 13 different varieties of rhododendron species. During the trek one passes through dense thickets of rhododendrons below the Tal mountain ridge laden with conifer forest of silver fir and hemlock. The trek winds its way through the source of two rivers, which originate from moist grassy meadows. All along the trek we gorge ourselves on the magnanimous views of the Khangchendzonga range. Camping is the most exciting part of trekking! Every day after trekking through forests we will retire to our tents which will be set up daily. We can call it camping Colony! On the trekking trip, we will have porters who will look after our luggage, pitch our tents and even do the cooking for us. They will move ahead of us and will make sure that everything is set up before our arrival.

JOURNEY DATE

TRIP LENGTH

8 days, 7 nights

PRICE

₹62,500

(Twin share)

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15 °C

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Inclusions

  • Twin sharing accommodation as per the program
  • All meals from Dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
  • All logistics and meals during the trek like tents, guide, cook and porters.
  • All surface travel in three Xylo (5 pax per vehicle), during the course of the trip including sightseeing
  • Insurance upto 59 yrs of age (For women over 59 years there will be an extra charge for insurance which will be subject to the duration of the trip and the destination country)
  • English speaking guide as per the itinerary
  • Tips for Guides and drivers

Exclusions

  • Travel from city of origin to Bagdogra and back
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours, extra meals and beverages ordered
  • Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport.
  • Rescue / medical charges in case needed due to high altitude sickness, any ailment and/or accidents
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
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The Plan

  • Day 1 Bagdogra to Okhrey
  • Day 2 Trek to Lasune
  • Day 3 Barsey to Joreybotey
  • Day 4 Joreybotey to Thulo Dhap
  • Day 5 Thulo Dhap to Chewa Bhanjyang
  • Day 6 Chewa Bhanjyang to Pelling
  • Day 7 Pelling Siteseeing
  • Day 8 Pelling to Bagdogra
  • Day 1

    Bagdogra to Okhrey

    Arrive at the Bagdogra airport before 1:00 pm and drive to Okhrey which takes 6 hours approximately. Okhrey is one of the new destinations in Sikkim. You can spot this small cozy and less famed village of Okhrey on your way to Barsey, one of the most sought – after trekking trails of Sikkim. It is the most popular base for the Barsey Rhododendron trek.

    Sherpa Lodge or similar
  • Day 2

    Trek to Lasune

    Today after enjoying breakfast, our adventure to the mountains will begin. We first start it with a short drive which gets us to our starting point. Our trek’s distance is 9 km’s which takes 7 hours approximately commences with a gentle walk through a forest teeming with birds getting us to Barsey which will be our lunch point. Again we will start our trek for few more kilometers until we reach our campsite at Lasune. We will retire for the day in tents which will be set up afresh by our porters.

    Camping at Lasune
  • Day 3

    Barsey to Joreybotey

    After having breakfast at our camp colony, we will begin the trek of 9 km’s for approximately 7 hours. Today’s walk is easy but a long one, mainly skirting through rhododendron and mixed temperate forests. Our route is encrusted with Silver Firs and Oaks which house many spectacular birds. At some places the path offers us a sneak peek of the Kanchenjunga range. We will have fresh cooked lunch in between. We finally reach a dried lake from where we gently climb up towards our campsite.

    Camping at Joreybotey
  • Day 4

    Joreybotey to Thulo Dhap

    We continue our travel through hemlock and rhododendron forests, accompanied by the mighty Kanchenjunga after having breakfast. Today’s trek is 5 km’s long which takes approximately 6 hours. Most part of the walk would be on top of the ridge offering grand views of the valley below. A final one hour climb gets us into rhododendron forests thick enough to block sunlight. On crossing this stupendous forest we reach an open meadow with criss-crossing streams where we set our camp.

    Camping at Thulo Dhap
  • Day 5

    Thulo Dhap to Chewa Bhanjyang

    A steep climb gets us to the top ridge of the sanctuary, just above the tree line, 7 km’s and trekking time is approximately 6-7 hours. The mighty hemlocks give way to slopes filled with Rhododendron Setosum bushes. We traverse the U shaped valley from where we get grand views of Kangchenjunga on a clear day. Put up our campsite on the Indo Nepal border outpost of Chewa Bhanjyang.

    Camping at Chewa Bhanjyang
  • Day 6

    Chewa Bhanjyang to Pelling

    Our final descend which will take 4-5 hours approximately through the dense forests gets us to the blissfully tranquil Uttarey village. After having lunch at Uttarey drive to Pelling for 2 hours . Overnight stay at Norbu Ghang Retreat or similar.

    Chumbi Mountain Retreat or similar
  • Day 7

    Pelling Siteseeing

    After breakfast we move on for our day of sightseeing. Visit the Khecheopalri Lake , it is believed to be a wish fulfilling lake. From here we will drive to Darap village, a scenic village inhabited by the Limboo community. Do a short walk around the village to get an understanding of rural Sikkimese life. The walk will be followed by a traditional lunch, later we will visit to pemayangtse monastery. In the evening some free time to shop around Pelling. Overnight stay at Pelling.

    Chumbi Mountain Retreat or similar
  • Day 8

    Pelling to Bagdogra

    After an eventful trip, pack all your memories and drive to the Bagdogra airport to catch the flight back home.

Add-on services

  • Flight bookings

What to Pack

  • Trekking shoes, Trekking Pole and Raincoat are a must.
  • Exercise daily to build stamina for trek.
  • Don't bring trolley bags, only backpack and duffle bag or ruck sack
  • Use packing cubes, remember its always better to travel light & mix-and-match your clothes.
  • Keep some essentials in your backpack at all times
  • Lay things out first. Roll the clothes, Don't Fold
  • Have a Ready-to-go health kit
  • Pack Sample-sized toiletries
  • Carry a Power Bank
  • Pack 3 footwear at most (walking shoes, comfortable flats & heels for the night outs)
  • Carry a sun hat or cap
  • First of all let me thank you for organizing such a wonderful trek with a perfect itinerary suiting the women of our age group. Without wow club's help I could have never imagined of doing this kind of trip ever. It was my first trip with wow club and frankly speaking I was quite apprehensive but Kumud as a wow buddy looked after my worries much before the trip commenced. Since January I've been in touch with Kumud and have been asking all sorts of questions, she has always been very prompt with her replies on email as well as on Whatsapp. We couldn't have asked for a better buddy. It was a great experience traveling with wow club and I look forward to do more trek trips with you guys.

    Lulua Ahsan

    Corporate

  • The sikkim rhododendron trek that i took with wow club was wonderful. It was like a journey inwards, testing my energies, willpower and love towards the mother nature. Sikkim Rhododendron Sanctuary gate was the starting point. Little i knew about what it is going to reveal and how i can cope up with the camping and the trek. Ms Shivangi our wow buddy, the youngest of all, was a one superb guide. She gave us the enough space of our own ability and encouraged us when the trek became steep, slippery and dangerous too sometimes. she kept herself last in the queue so that she is sure that all are ahead and safe; There is a lot of appreciation towards the service and care of our local guide Mr. NB, we called him in short. He looked into every requirement of each and every member of the group. when we wanted hot green tea while trekking, it was magically there and the food he provided to the group was wholesome and healthy. Thanks to wow club for giving me an experience to remember in a life time.

    Bharathi Byreddy

    Self Employed

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Fare Breakup

Journey Date

Total Trip Price: ₹62,500
Pay By Installments Fare
Early Bird Sale -₹1,000
Deposit ₹10,000
15 February 2020 Installment 1 ₹53,500

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  • What does twin share price mean?

    Twin share price is the price mentioned against a package and it refers to the cost per head for a double sharing accommodation. If you'd like to upgrade to Single Occupancy, please select this at the time of checkout
  • Regarding the hotels, what does OR SIMILAR refer to?

    OR SIMILAR means that the hotel booked might be different from the hotel mentioned in the itinerary. 90% of the time we book the hotel that’s mentioned, but under few situations it might differ due to on-the-ground factors. So we pick an alternate hotel, but always in the same class and area of the city.
  • Do you offer a travel protection / insurance plan for purchase? Is it included in the cost?

    Yes, we do offer a travel insurance which is included in the package cost. For travelers above 59 years and above, an additional amount will be charged.
  • Can WOW book the flights for us?

    Definitely! We routinely book and manage flights for our Wanderers. We recommend that travelers get their flights booked through us as this comes in handy when there are issues to do with cancellations or re-routings.
  • Why don't you include flights in the Package cost?

    Since our wanderers are located a variety of locations in India and outside India - it is impossible to include flights in the trip cost.

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