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  • Barsey Rhododendron Trek

    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.

    Bagdogra

    Sombarey

    08:00 AM

    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

  • Barsey rhododendron trek test kipepeo Reviews

    Reviews

    • Rated : 2

      10-07-2020

      'We travelled to Joshimath, Valley of Flowers, Hemkund, Badrinath, Auli thr them. The destinations are extremely beautiful and must visit. However service of the tour operator was very average. The guide was not organised and cleanliness in the hotels were much wanting. Timeliness was also an area of improvement.'

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      this was our second trip with TGN and it is just getting better. We had a 12 day tour which included Kedarkantha trek, Mussorie,rishikesh and haridwar. the trip was very amazingly planned and there was not a single complaint from our side. all the hotels, trek planners, travelling staff and etc were best in their fields. My next trip will also be planned by them. THE GREAT NEXT= BEST ADVENTURE PLANNER IN INDIA.

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      'Great Next is very professional and also equally accommodative. We got an itinerary out of normal schedule being a five-member team. We trekked to Nag Tibba with two above the age of 55. The guides were very cooperative. While a couple of them were in front taking normal trekkers, one of them stayed with me and my wife who were very slow due to age. All in all, it is a great experience and worth the investment. I recommend Great Next for all, particularly for those, who are doing trekking first time. I also engaged their cab services for Hardwar and Rishikesh. The driver promptly picked us at station and at the end of tour dropped us at airport well in time. All the best to Great Next. Special thanks to Mr.Harshal for all arrangements, and also to Mr.Vijay and Mr. Bachan Rana for going out of their way in helping me and my family during the trekking period. Swamynathan'

    • Rated : 1

      10-07-2020

      Pathetic experience. They are broker they dont do anything . These guys just do the tie up with local treakking group who are responcible for all the activitites. They tie up with cheaper treakking group and they provide worst quality of food, worst tent, worst and dirty sleeping bags .

    • Rated : 4

      10-07-2020

      the service is good and the payment process is smooth. but they are just aggregators and you will be pooled to other service providers. I need to go on long treks to experience more about The Great Next services

    • Rated : 1

      10-07-2020

      Pathetic experience. They are broker they dont do anything . These guys just do the tie up with local treakking group who are responcible for all the activitites. They tie up with cheaper treakking group and they provide worst quality of food, worst tent, worst and dirty sleeping bags .

    • Rated : 4

      10-07-2020

      the service is good and the payment process is smooth. but they are just aggregators and you will be pooled to other service providers. I need to go on long treks to experience more about The Great Next services

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      It was a phenomenal experience. My first trek and it was way above my expectations. You guys were so warm and friendly, it felt like we've known each other for a long time. Thankyou for making my first experience a memorable one.

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      'The experience with The Great Next was amazing, start from the planning part to the last day of the trek. The spokesperson was easily accessible and was more than happy to answer any question.. All the do's and dont's were clearly explained right before the trek.. Everything was well arranged , supportive local staff , beautiful memories! It was just perfect..!! A trek to be remember always. Kudos to The Great next for the well-arranged trek. Looking forward for my trek with The Great Next.'

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      It was a phenomenal experience. My first trek and it was way above my expectations. You guys were so warm and friendly, it felt like we've known each other for a long time. Thankyou for making my first experience a memorable one.

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      Very well organised. Ours was a last minute request but they were very helpful in arranging it seamlessly. The entire trek was very smooth. What was promised was delivered. The food could have been better but I am not complaining. On the whole a great experience.

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      Very well organised. Ours was a last minute request but they were very helpful in arranging it seamlessly. The entire trek was very smooth. What was promised was delivered. The food could have been better but I am not complaining. On the whole a great experience.

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      Very polite and trained leads. Service was fantastic, food was on point. The trek was beautifully crafted by them. Can't wait for my next trip

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      'Wonderful !!! shout-out to my man Mr. Venkat for arranging the best trekking experience..'

    • Rated : 4

      10-07-2020

      The team is great. They properly guide you so that you can make the most out of your trip. They are very helpful and quick in resolving any of your queries. And the trip was amazing too. The way it was all planned was great. We didn't have to worry about anything. The guides with us on the trek were also very cooperative. The team makes sure that you have everything you need. Recommended 10/10 ❤️

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      Very polite and trained leads. Service was fantastic, food was on point. The trek was beautifully crafted by them. Can't wait for my next trip

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      'It all started when I found about this beautiful place named Valley Of Flowers and was so curious about visiting there, knowing August was the best month to visit; I started hunting or rather forcing people to join this nature journey with me. Finally we were a group of 3 girls who enrolled for the adventure, anxiously. Safety was the major concern all of us had in minds..But the moment we had started our journey with THE GREAT NEXT not even a single moment where we felt unsafe.. They made our trip more memorable as we did not have any concerns in our minds and were all set to explore. On the management part, I was in constant touch with one of their representative named Harshal, one of the most supportive, encouraging and understanding person I would have talked to. He had answers to all my queries may it be i bothered him on a Sunday night at 11. He managed everything seamlessly. They managed to arrange swiss tents for us which deserves a big thank you as all the tents were sold on those days being an extended weekend. The Great Next has affiliations with organizations who are masters in their field. The hospitality level they offered was incomparable. Even the trek leader was quite helpful and the one who kept us motivated till the last. Not a single moment of disappointment in the entire trip. They made our minds quite clear on which organization to choose when it comes to trekking or for that matter any outdoor activities. Thank you for a life time experience. And as the name signifies you guys are definitely the GREAT NEXT.'

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      'Honestly the experience was quite amazing and totally satisfied. Provided with premium quality of services and very responsive to the queries. It was my first time Manali trek with TGN and it was really a memorable experience for me. The quality of food, tents and all the amenities were quite satisfactory. Venkat, frankly speaking you're very responsive.. thank you Venkat for your support.. thank you TheGreatNext'

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      'The Great next is a great platform to discover, explore and book some of the best trails and treks nature has to offer! Although our trek group was managed by the amazing 'Renok adventures' , it was the great next that put us through to them. Thank you !'

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      TGN has a very sophisticated and concise web page along with many optional details and information. This is one of the few sites that provides information about the operator. All the operators they recommend are safe, well-trained and reliable. They are easily accessible and offer reasonable deals. I've booked a trekking and river rafting trip with them already, and it was a very good experience. I'll always choose The Great Next to plan my adventure trips.

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      Trekking on new year's eve was an amazing experience. Adding to that thanks to the great next for making the overall experience wonderful. Supportive staff, good guides and the facilities were also nice. Keep up the good work

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      'The Great next is a great platform to discover, explore and book some of the best trails and treks nature has to offer! Although our trek group was managed by the amazing 'Renok adventures' , it was the great next that put us through to them. Thank you !'

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      'When I bored of daily routines and surfing for some exciting trips or outings, I came across this website. I gave them my contact details and soon I got a prompt call from Mr.Raul from TGN. From then to till end of the trek they guided. coordination is appreciable. And trip was amazing with crazy trekmates and trek leads. It was one of my best well spent weekend. I would love to suggest TGN to you too...'

    • Rated : 5

      10-07-2020

      On trek best arrangement what can be offered.

  • 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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  • 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.
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