Varsey | Rhododendron Sanctuary
Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary (বার্সে/ভার্সে) – trekking paradise, established
in 1998, which is situated in west district of Sikkim at Singalila ridge. The
sanctuary is covering an area of 104 sq. km. It is provides an exotic view of
snow-capped Kanchenjunga range. Varsey is one of the more attractive
destinations of Sikkim which attracts number of domestic and foreign tourist
cum nature lover. The main attraction of Varsey is Rhododendron Sanctuary,
which is surrounded by so many (approx. 600 varieties) Rhododendron which get blooms
in the months of March-April. This sanctuary is home of wide verity of rare
flora and fauna and wild lives.
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Nights 4 Days Okhrey – Hilley – Varsey
Day 1: Reach Okhrey from Siliguri/NJP/Gangtok and overnight stay at Okhery.
Day 2: Okhrey – Hilley, Hike to Versay [4km.]
Day 3: reach
in Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. Overnight stay at Varsey
Day 4: after breakfast back to Siliguri/NJP/Bagdogra/Gangtok/Temi
Nights 5 Days Hilley – Varsey – Kaluk
Day 1: Siliguri/NJP/Gangtok to Hilley.
Day 2: Hilley to Varsey by 40 minutes trek & night
Day 3: Enjoy the Majestic Kanchendzonga during sunrise
at dawn & back to Hilley. Then come to Kaluk & night stay.
Day 4: Kaluk sightseeing & night Stay.
Day 5: Kaluk to Siliguri/NJP/Bagdogra/Gangtok/Temi Tea Homestay.
Night 3 Days Dentam – Varsey – Soreng
Varsey is a paradise for nature lover, you can trek to
Varsey (Barsey) and back to Hilley, Okhrey on same day. But staying at Rhododendron
Sanctuary is a lifetime achievement; fascinating view of whole area is just unforgettable
on a full moon night. Fabulous sunrise over Khangchendzongha range is
another best gift by god to you from Sun-Rise point. But there (Varsey rhododendron
sanctuary) has very less option to stay; it’s difficult to get a single bed in peak-season.
Only stay options are the Forest Rest House and Guraskunj
or Guras Kunj (a stone carved bungalow inside sanctuary). Only a double bedded
room and dormitory beds are available for tourists.
starts from Rs.1500 per day for dbl bed room and Rs.900/ to Rs.1000/ per bed for dormitory.
Delicious veg and non-veg thalis are available at Guras Kunj, call
caretaker in advance for that).
Contact us or send us inquiry for confirm accommodation booking at Varsey and package for Hiley - Okhrey - Varsey. Also you
can stay at Okhrey, see here Okhrey Homestay
How to Reach
Nearest airport is Bagdogra and railway station is New
Jalpaiguri (NJP), total distance around 125 kms. from Siliguri. You can take a
jeep to Jorethang (fare around Rs.100 to Rs.150) from Siliguri and then another
Jeep to Hilley. Also you can hire an exclusive car directly to Hilley.
Best Season to Visit
Best time to visit Varsey is spring time (March to May), another best time is October- November.
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