Okhrey |

Okhrey (ওখড়ে) 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.

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Accommodation in Okhrey

Our associate 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 & dinner).

Child Policy: Child age below 5 years is complementary, age between 5 – 10 as 50% of tariff, above 10 years full tariff.

Check in time: 12.00 P.M (noon).

Checkout time: 11.30 A.M

We also provide car for pick-up, drop and sightseeing tours.





8.00 A.M – 9.30 A.M

Roti/Puri, vegetables, toast/omelet/ Maggie


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, local chicken

:: Contact us (call/whatsapp 7908112610) or send us inquiry for more detail or booking.

How to Reach Okhrey

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.

            Okhrey 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

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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