is one of the most beautiful village in West Sikkim district of Indian state of
Sikkim. The Okhrey village is base point for Okhrey – Hilley – Varsey trek. The memorizing colors of sun-rise and sun-set,
wavy mountains, Okhrey Monastery and heavenly nature are main attractions of
this village, distance from Siliguri about 145 kms through Melli – Jorethang -
Sombaria. Cool and calm Okhrey village situated on 110 kms away from capital
city Gangtok. Maximum number of tourist treats Okhrey as getaway of Versey
Rhododendron Sanctuary, but we will suggest to stay at least two nights.
Because Okhrey itself has treasure of natural beauty and lots of birds, now
days Okhrey is paradise for bird watcher. Although electricity not available at
Versey and Hilley, so you need to charge mobile, camera and also yourself (if coming
from Siliguri or Gangtok after a long journey).
Okhrey Monastery (The Urgen Thong Monling) can be visited
by walking from homestay, situated on hilltop of the village, was built by Late
Jorjee Lama in his ancestral land in 1952 as a small Chamkhang Monastery. In year
1966 Dukpa Lama taken charge of the monastery and started monastic school. Superb
view of Darjeeling hill in night is like starts in galaxies from Okhrey
village. In the month of March – May entire village decorated with colorful
rhododendrons, which is best tourist season in this region. Nature lovers can
visit Okhrey throughout the year except monsoon.
See informative video here.
village seen from monastery
homestay view at night
rhododendron in west sikkim
homestay at Okhrey has total four rooms and 4 cottages, Okhrey homestay booking number 7908112610. The
homestay located at top most point of the village. All rooms and cottages are
view facing, with all modern amenities like attached western bath, geyser etc.
The monastery located just 3 minutes walking distance from homestay, famous Rhododendron
Park located just few steps away from our homestay (below secondary school).
All rooms decorated with 1 double bed
(max 3 person can stay), one table, dressing table and clean blankets. All cottages
decorated with 1 double bed and 1 single bed, table, dressing table, two clean blankets.
Tariff (as of April 2019) starts
from Rs.900/person/day (tariff includes Tea, Breakfast, lunch, evening snacks
Policy: Child age below 5 years is complementary, age between 5 – 10 as 50% of
tariff, above 10 years full tariff.
time: 12.00 P.M (noon).
time: 11.30 A.M
provide car for pick-up, drop and sightseeing tours.
8.00 A.M – 9.30 A.M
1.30 P.M – 3.00 P.M
Rice, dal, local vegetables,
egg curry, papad
8.00 P.M – 9.30 P.M
Rise/Roti dal, one vegetable,
:: Contact us (call/whatsapp 7908112610) or send us
inquiry for more detail or booking.
How to Reach
Nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) and
nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) direct cars are available from
Siliguri, airport and NJP to Okhrey. Aprox cost of direct car would be around
Rs.3500 - Rs.4,500 (depends in season) Bolero/Sumo/xylo.
can be reached by shared transport from Siliguri, via Jorethang. Take shared
jeep from Siliguri (SNT stand) to Jorethang and cost would be around Rs.200 to Rs.250 per seat. Then
another shared jeep to Okhrey from Jorethang stand and fare would be about Rs.80 to
Rs.100 per head (total time around 5/6 hrs) depending on availability. Okhrey also well connected with
Gangtok through Ranka road, Melli-Nayabazar, Sombaria and Pelling.
Best Season to Visit
Okhrey attracts tourist, nature lover, bird watcher throughout the year
from across the globe, avoid monsoon if you are not so adventures.
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