Neora Valley National Park, Darjeeling

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Neora Valley National Park is one of the major Protected Areas in the district of Darjeeling in the sub-division of Kalimpong. The trek through its core after trekking through its surrounding fringe villages and buffer areas gives an adventurous thrill and lifelong memories of scenic beauty.

Neora Valley Nation Park (Rachela) Treks, is based at Pedong 22 kms from Kalimpong in the North-western aspect of the Rachela pick which at 10600ft. For entire trek, Pedong is the base of operations where the first night will be stayed. The trek starts the next day from Kataray valley up to where the trekkers reach by vehicle.

The details regarding the trek route is provided separately but the way the trek can be done are of two types and depends upon the choice of the trekkers themselves.

i) Heavy trekking: requires rigorous trek of more than 7 hrs in a single day at some stations. 4 days total including the first night halt at base.

ii) Light and joyful trekking: for persons with medium physical ability who want to enjoy the beauty in full time. 6 days total including first day at the base.

Note: The halt of the ending day of the trek is not included in the details as there lies option for the trekkers to choose what they want to do. They can directly return back or stay someplace else as per their convenience or stay at the base again. They will be picked from the end extraction point and dropped to their places of interest likewise.
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  • We have just spent 3 days in the neora valley area and having arrived with little to no information about the park we can now give a detailed guide. I will break the review down into the days we were ...  more »
  • A must visited places to enjoy the senery of the place.Best place to enjoy the nature beauty. And you will enjoy the water falls.  more »
  • Neora valley is beautiful place to hangout..here have many beautiful scene to enjoy adventure and lust of nature  more »
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  • Situated in the Kalimpong sub-division under Darjeeling district is one of the richest biological zones in the entire Northeast. The land of elegant Red Panda in the pristine undisturbed natural habitat with rugged inaccessible hilly terrain and rich diverse flora and fauna together make the park an important wilderness zone. The forest in Neora Valley has such a luxurious growth that even sunlight finds it difficult to touch the ground. Much of the park is still inaccessible making it an adventurous place for the nature lovers / trekkers who can take the challenge to explore the still-unknown terrain in the Kalimpong hills. Virgin natural forests, dense bamboo groves, colourful canopy of Rhododendron trees, lush green valley, meandering rivers and streams with snow-capped mountains in the backdrop form a picturesque landscape.
  • One of the best places to visit in West Bengal. The picturesque mountain ranges along with the forest adds to its beauty. The mighty Kanchenjunga is also very close and can be sighted on a clear day. Short or long treks are also a delight. I stayed at Kolakham, which is a wonderful hamlet in the lap of the valley. Words and pictures can barely describe such a beauty hidden in our mother nature.
  • I traveled through this forest and find the pure and virgin nature here. The air is so pure you can feel with your breath.
  • Stunning views fromlava, rishop and tiffin dhara. Love this place.
  • Awesome. Visit around November- February. Changeey falls view is awesome.

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