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Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, West Sikkim

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The Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary or Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is situated in Western Sikkim in Singalila Range forming a natural border with Nepal in The West. The sanctuary also borders the State West Bengal from Sikkim in the south by Rambong Khola stream. The entire sanctuary is spread over 104 km2, across the Singalila Range. The Varsey Sanctuary can be reached from three points, Hilley, Dentam and Soreng. The most popular entry is Hilley since it is approachable by road and Varsey is only 4 km trek from this point through the beautiful undulated path shaded by different species of rhododendron. The rhododendrons bloom only during months of March and April.FaunaFloraRed pandaTourismSikkim government has an arrangement for tourists to stay on top of the hill in a forest barrack. The rooms can be booked by calling Mr. Pusai, 9733412807, who is manager of the barrack.
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  • Went for a 30 mins trek to the gate of Varsey Rhododendron Sactuary and it was a nice experience. The forest is dense and full of green .....also the view while walking was superb !!! 
  • The Hilley - Varsey hike is a no sweat trek which can be completed within a day or two. Varsey is called the valley of rhododendrons – they are available in all shades and shapes here. The Hilley - Va...  read more »
  • Sandwiched between the Singalila National Park in the south and Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in the north, this small 104-sq-km sanctuary is at an altitude of 10,000 ft and supports a wide variet...  read more »