The last village of West Sikkim district is Uttarey or Uttarey (উত্তরে), a small and quiet village surrounded by high mountains, situated on 7600ft. above sea level. A trekking route goes to Sandakphu via Chia Bhanjyang, Phuktedara, Singalila top and Phalut. Chiyabhanjan is situated on Ino-Nepal border and a small gateway to Nepal for locals. Anyone can enter to west Bengal after crossing Singalila Top. Uttarey is base camp for so many trekking routes because, another trekking route goes to Jongri-Gochela pass via Hanshpokhri, Laxmipokhri. If you are not trekker, just want to spend few days with nature and silence then green valley of Uttarey is perfect destination. This memorizing green valley with different birds and flowers all ways welcomes you.
The main point or center of this village is Uttarey Bazar, now few cars are going up to Laminipokhri, situated on 8200 ft. above sea level. You can enjoy great view of so many peaks at a glance of Nathula Range, Singalila Range, Kanchenjunga, Pandim and many more. Your next destination is Kagyud Monastery, situated at top of Uttarey Bazar, enjoy a nice landscape of Uttarey from Monastery yard, don’t forgot to take your Camera, photo taken from this Monastery can be your profile picture or you wallpaper. Then take a short trip to Manghim and trout breeding center, if you have enough strengths then trek around 2 hrs. for Menbas (Manbas) Water Fall. This fall surrounded by dense forest and a hidden gem under dense forest, there are chances of seeing Red Pandas or Himalayan Black Beer.
Uttarey Sightseeing: There are number of places for sightseeing or Places Of Interest, these are listed below..
Kagyu Monastery is situated at an altitude of 7200fts and one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim. It was built in the year 1711 A.D. from here you can enjoy the magnificent views of wide range of mountains, Lush green forests and Tribal villages.
Trout hatchery center is establishment by Govt. of Sikkim, can enjoy the view of Trout center.
Alpine Cheese Factory Dentam, it takes about 30 minutes from Uttarey. In collaboration of Indo-Swiss company produces cheese, paneer and milk products.
YUMA SAM a holy temple of Limboo community. From this place you can enjoy intensification view of tribal village of Sherpa, Lepcha and Limboo and also beautiful mountains and forests.
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Distance of Uttarey from New Jalpaiguri is 160 K.M, and nearest Railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP), well connected to all major cites of India via railway network.
Nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) well connected with all major cities, daily flight available to Bagdogra from Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, and Kathmandu.
Take prepaid cab from NJP or Bagdogra to Uttarey directly, cost will be around Rs.4500/ to rs.5500/ depends of season. Also you can reach Uttarey in tight budget then come to Siliguri Jn. or Siliguri SNT bus stand and take bus to Northing fare would be around Rs.150/ to Rs.200/ (check fare at bus depot). From Northing take shared jeep to Uttarey fare may be around Rs.200/, remember getting shared jeep in afternoon is difficult. Uttarey can be reach from Bermiok via Dentam village, Alpine cheese factory and Singshore Bridge, distance 25 K.M. Singshore is Asia’s 2nd height hanging bridge. Distance from Pelling to Uttarey around 37 K.M.
Best time to visit Uttarey is after winter or in spring time, if you want snowcapped Kanchenjunga with deep blue sky then visit Uttarey in winter.
Few adventurous travelers are like to visit Uttarey in monsoon, for lush green valley with different test and discounts, it is recommendation for other traveler to avoid rainy season.