Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, West Sikkim

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The Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary or Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary occupies 104 km2 in the Singalila Range in western Sikkim. It borders on Nepal to the west, and on the state of West Bengal to the south across the Rambong Khola stream. The rhododendrons bloom during March and April.FaunaAccessThe 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 along an undulating path shaded by different species of rhododendron.TourismSikkim government has an arrangement for tourists to stay on top of the hill in a forest barrack. THere are now several home-stays at the entrance of Versay Rhododendron Sanctuary as well as at Okhrey, which is a small village inhabited by mainly the Sherpa community.
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  • Okhrey booking session for March-June has started you can call on 8145884156 (whatsapp). Bloosoms will start from first week of March.  more »
  • Now guras kunj booking is closed due to tender issues,instead of guras kunj tourist can book "Forest Barrack" home stay only accomodation at Versey.Contact Person-Gopal Thapa(09733412807/09547219305)  more »
  • Hilley Trekkers Hut is the Gateway of Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, from 5km here trekking begins. We visited the Sanctuary in May end when the Red flowering of the Rhododendron almost had gone. So i...  more »
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  • Beautiful place full of rhododendron trees.You need to walk about 4 km one way from Hilley to reach the place.If you are lucky you will see tree full of flowers which is an absolute delight to the eyes.Very refreshing trek.Best time to visit will be during April when flowers will be in full bloom.If possible choose a sunny day to get clear majestic view of mountain ranges.There is also accommodation available inside the sanctuary, few others are also available just outside the entry gate.
  • Excellent place for trekking through. Nice pollution free atmosphere and nice scenic beauty to enjoy.
  • A great place for trekking.....4Kms of trek is pure bliss.... you get a real taste of pollution free air, natural waterfalls, and the quietness of nature.
  • Easy trek, but beautiful view can get in March, We went there in April to avoid the Snow, but the Beauty got vanish cause of the radical climate change, so preferable time is March till 15th
  • It is one of the most colorful treks in Sikkim, set among blooming rhododendrons and grand panoramas of the Kangchenjunga range

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