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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  • March 16, 2017
    Neora valley national park is close from the Lava city. Yo have to buy tickets from local taxi syndicate. Take medicine with you because the place is at remote location.  more »
  • March 1, 2017
    A place I visited few times and yet unexplored for me. The raw nature changes its shade every season. When after monsoon it’s like fluorescent green, end of winter its raw dry and red.. This is deep d...  more »
  • February 10, 2017
    It was a dream come true experience. Lash green, silent mountains, touch of mother nature. What else you can ask to revive from hectic life!!  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    Neora Valley National Park is very dense and vast forest where so many kinds of wild animals, birds, medicinal plants, butterflies, insects, flowers and orchids, etc. are found. Over the Rachel's hill rhododendrons forest is beautiful in it's flowering season on the month of May and June. Red panda is rare and most attraction of this jungle. Different kinds of orchid are so beautiful.
  • July 1, 2017
    Very attractive place. One can find peace and natural beauty in here. Hill qnd forest, both decorate this place, with the help various flora and fauna.
  • June 14, 2017
    really nice place. Hill and forest are together. The park is full of flora & fauna. One can reach lava to go this park. Local cars are available at lava bazzar.
  • June 22, 2017
    Peaceful place with chirping of birds You can take many pictures of sceneries. And the monastery is very beautiful
  • July 10, 2017
    Only went for a day long trek in the forests, qith Mr. Joseph Lepcha as our guide. Thick bamboo forests everywhere, and we were told that leopards and red pandas, among other mammals, can be sighted on the trek route. We got to see Ward's trogon at the end point of our route. There were many other birds too, wren babblers, crossbills, etc. Also, snakes.

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