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  • Trip introduction

    Join us on one of the most colorful treks in Sikkim, set among blooming rhododendrons and grand panoramas of the Khangchendzonga range. This trek is an easy one, perfect for trekking newbies and nature lovers. We trek in the higher sections of the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in west Sikkim, which is home to 13 different varieties of rhododendron species. Bird-lovers can spot many rare birds like the Black-breasted Parrotbill, Blood Pheasant and many varieties of flycatchers.

    Destination

    The slopes of the Sikkim Himalayas are peppered with the bright hues and warm fragrance of thousands of blooming rhododenrons. The flowering season also means an area rife in bird and insect species, and is a nature-lover's delight.

    On this trek we pass through conifer forests and soft green meadows, set against flowing river, and enjoy magnificient views of the many snow-capped mountains of the Khangchendzonga range.

    Destination highlights

    Spot many rare mountain birds | Photograph the many species of rhododendrons in bloom | Take-in panoramic views of the Khangchendzonga range | Walk through forests of oak and rhododendron

    Activity Details

    8500

    10100

    6500

    40 Kms

    25 hrs

    5 kms

    Trip details
  • Day 1: Bagdogra to Sombarey

    Travellers should reach Bagdogra airport by 2 p.m. from where we pick you up and start on a scenic 5-hour drive to Sombarey.

    Overnight at a forest guesthouse in Sombarey.

    Forest Guesthouse

    Clean, spacious rooms with attached toilet and bathroom.

    Day 1 Milestone

    Bagdogra

    Sombarey

    08:00 AM

    Food

    Dinner

    Veg|Non-veg
    Day 2: Trek from Hilley to Lasune
    Day 3: Trek from Barsey to Joreybotey
    Day 4: Trek from Joreybotey to Thulo Dhap
    Day 5: Trek from Thulo Dhap to Chewa Bhanjyang
    Day 6: Trek from Chewa Bhanjyang to Uttarey to Darap
    Day 7: Pelling Sightseeing
    Day 8: Pelling to Bagdogra
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  • Cancellation policy

    Please note that the following charges will apply on cancellation:

    If cancellation takes place less than 7 days prior to departure 100% of the trip price will be charges per head.

    If cancellation takes place between 7 to 14 days prior to departure then 75% of the trip price will be charged per head.

    If cancellation takes places between 15 to 30 days prior to departure then 50% of the trip price will be charged per head.

    If cancellation takes pkace before 30 days from the date of departure then 15% of the trip price will be charged per head.

    Rules on trip

    As responsible tourists, each one of us can reduce the negative impact of our travel and help local communities in simple ways:

    Dress appropriately so as not to offend local sensibilities.

    Use a single water bottle that you can refill from a safe source instead of several bottles of packaged drinking water.

    Dispose off litter in designated places.

    Carry back plastic waste, worn out batteries etc as much as possible to larger cities that have safer systems to manage such waste.

    Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

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    • Kangchenjunga range North East
    • Kangchenjunga range North East
    • Trekking Barsey North East Trekking
    • Rhododendron Trekking North East Trekking
    • Rhododendron Trekking North East Trekking
    • Rhododendron Trekking North East Trekking
    • North East Kangchenjunga Trekking
    • Camp site North East Trekking
    • North East Kangchenjunga Trekking
  • Includes / Excludes

    Includes

    • Accommodation as specified, on a twin sharing basis.

    • All surface travel using Xylo or similar.
    • All logistics and meals during the trek like tents, guide, cook and porters.
    • A knowledgeable English-speaking guide.

    Excludes

    • Travel from city of origin to Bagdogra and back.

    • Personal equipment like backpack and woolen clothes.
    • Excess stay and meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport.
    • Rescue/medical charges if needed due to high altitude sickness, any ailment and/or accidents.
    • All expenses of a personal nature like laundry expenses, telephone expenses, cigarettes or liquor charges.
    • Any other item not mentioned in the inclusions.

    What to Wear

    What to Wear

    • Long pants/track pants and long sleeve t-shirts
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Cap/Hat
    • Good quality trekking shoes
    • Not to wear - Clothes that do not offer any protection against heat, dust and insects
    • Sandals/Slippers

    What not to Wear

    • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
    • Restrictive clothing
    • Flip-flops

    Equipment / Gear

    We Provide

    • Technical equipment needed for the hike, if any.

    Medical Kit

    • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.