A walk across the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in spring is like stepping into a piece of paradise in itself. Hills completely covered in hues of vibrant pink and deep red contrasted against the blue sapphire spring skies; and the snow-covered peaks in the Kanchendzonga provide an experience in the visual sense. The sultry mountains echo with hundreds of bird calls.
Moreover, villages in Sikkim are an absolute adventure for those who love nature and looking for an opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. So if you are looking for a place to stay, look into our Uttarey Okhrey Barsey Tour package.
Okhrey is a small town located in the West Sikkim district, on the road to Varsey, known as the Rhododendrons valley. This path is filled with vibrant colours between March and April, and it results from the dazzling colours produced by the many varieties of rhododendrons blooming throughout the valley. The thick forest of this region is surrounded by silver firs and hemlocks and magnolia, rhododendrons and the bushes.
Uttarey is a tiny village near the Nepal border in West Sikkim at 7800 feet. In addition, Uttarey is also the pick-up location for treks up to Singalila Range; one of the most popular trekking destinations in West Sikkim. Defence and SSB branches are present in Uttarey.
After crossing the Singshore Bridge (the second-highest bridge crossing a gorge in Asia) about 10 kms; you will reach Uttarey, a stunning landscape view. Breathtaking views of Rinchenpong, standing at an elevation of 5,500 feet, surround the area with mountains and lush valleys. Not to mention areas are attractive like other famous tourist spots, and all around is the unspoiled natural mountain beauty.
Highlights of Barsey Rhododendron Wildlife Sanctuary Trek:
- Walkthrough Oak and Rhododendron forests
- Enjoy panoramic views of the Kangchenjunga range
- See many species of rhododendrons in bloom
- Observe many rare birds
Best time to visit Uttarey Okhrey Barsey:
The ideal time to visit Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is between April and May, when the famous rhododendrons blossom in their full glory. But, trekking during October and September is equally as good as, if not more so. There is a chance that you will not observe the rhododendrons at full bloom, but the bright blue skies that offer uninterrupted views of Kanchendzonga along the way are well worth it.So strike off Rhododendron Trek from your bucket list today, and visit this hypnotic place. So why the wait? Start exploring Uttarey Okhrey Barsey Tour Package and discover what compels tourists to visit this from all across the country.
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Uttarey-Bermiok-Okhrey-Barse Tour Package for 5 Days at a glance
You will be picked up from Bagdogra and driven to Okhrey/Hilley through the breathtaking beauty of South-western Sikkim.On arrival, check in to hotel. Overnight at Okhrey.
In the morning start for an excursion to Varsey. Itâ€™s a one hour drive and from Hilley, a two hour trek to Varsey. It is a small hamlet on the route to Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. Overnight at Okhrey.
Kaluk is the buffer zone area of the famous Varsey Rhododendron sanctuary. The area is gifted with biological diversity and is a paradise for nature lovers. The area enjoys spectacular view of snow-capped mountains.On arrival, check in to hotel and start for visits to:British Bungalow, a colonial bungalow at the cliff of a mountain with a breathtaking view of the mountains. Rabindranath Tagore used to come to this bunglow and stay to rest and write.
Rinchenpong monastery, which houses a rare idol of Buddha.Overnight at Kaluk.
With the gleaming Khangchendzonga as the backdrop, Hee-Bermiock is a tiny hamlet nestled in West Sikkim. Perfect destination for those in search of natural beauty and quiet holidays, bound by Kalez Khola in the North, Hee Khola in the West, Rangit and Rangsang Khola in the East and Samdong Reserve Forest and Hee Patal in the South, Hee Bermiok offers a beautiful and natural blend of cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity.Overnight at Hee.
You could have the morning to yourselves to stroll about in the tea garden. Later on, check out and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for return journey, and cherish your holiday forever.