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Sikkim Rhododendron Trek

  • Camp near Indo – Nepal Border

  • Khangchendzonga Mountain Range

  • Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

  • Trek through conifer forest of silver fir

Sikkim Rhododendron Trek

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. TREK INFO: 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.

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Inclusions

  • Twin sharing accommodation as per the program
  • English speaking guide as per the itinerary
  • Insurance (up to 59 years of age)
  • All logistics and meals during the trek like tents, guide, cook and porters.
  • All meals from Dinnner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
  • All surface travel in Xylo ( 5 pax per vehicle), during the course of the trip including sightseeing.

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • 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.

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 Bhanjyan to Pelling
  • Day 7 Pelling Site Seeing
  • Day 8 Pelling to Bagdogra
  • Day 1

    Bagdogra to Okhrey

    Arrive at the Bagdogra airport before 12:00 pm and drive to Okhrey (135 km’s ; 07–08 hrs). 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 (9km’s ; 6 – 7 hrs) 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 (Trekking time 7-8 hours). Today’s walk is an 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 (Trekking time 6-7 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 (Trekking time 6-7hours). 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 Bhanjyan to Pelling

    Our final descend (Trekking time 4-5 hours) through the dense forests gets us to the blissfully tranquil Uttarey village. After having lunch at Uttarey drive to Pelling ( 2 hour) . Overnight stay at Norbu Ghang Retreat or similar.

    Norbu Ghang Retreat or similar
  • Day 7

    Pelling Site Seeing

    After breakfast we move on for our day of sight seeing. 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. Overnight stay at Norbu Ghang Retreat or similar.

    Norbu Ghang 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 must.
  • Exercise daily to build stamina for trek.
  • 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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