Okharey ecotourism zone is located in the West District of Sikkim. SBFP had identified two EDC’s namely UPPER OKHAREY EDC and RIBDI EDC as focal points for all the ecotourism related development in the area. Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary acts as the core ecotourism feature of this zone with cultural features especially associated with communities belonging to diverse ethnic groups who are living in the adjoining villages in Okharey and Ribdi-Bareng GPU’s.

Okharey is a tribal Village nestled in the West District of the Sikkim in Eastern Himalayas of India. The Okhrey takes pride in its natural beauty manifested by the Green landscape dotted with perennial streams and lush green forests, picturesque villages, natives in traditional dresses, indigenous architecture and the responsible and welcoming community added to the natural attractions of the village, making it one of the newly offbeat tourist destination in West Sikkim, India.

Okharey is an idyllic hamlet nestled inside the green landscape of the Eastern Himalayan foothills of West Sikkim, mainly inhabited by the well known Himalayan tribe the “Sherpas”. The diverse flora and fauna, symbiotic living of the local community and their traditions and rituals, trekking routes with the majestic view of Mt. Khangchendzonga and the delightful homestay makes it a most memorable visit for all eco-tourist visiting Sikkim.

Rhododendron Trail to Barsey
Rhododendron Trail to Barsey

Eco Deluxe  2 nights & 3 days

1st Day: Arrive at Okharey from NJP or Bagdogra or Gangtok. Night Safari to Barsey- 2 hrs drive

2nd Day: Visit Okharey Monastery. Nature Walks focusing on Bird Watching / Butterfly watching. Explore Okharey Village Eco-Community. Cultural events & activities (Singhi dance – Snow Lion dance, campfire with local drinks & cuisines)

3rd Day: Checkout after breakfast

Activities

Bird Watching, Explore okharey village eco community, Cultural event and activities – The  event will showcase Singhi(Snow Lion Dance), local performance, campfire with local drinks and cuisines served with vegetarian/non-vegetarian preferences.

Khorlo Tours & Travels @ Rhododendron Trail
Khorlo Tours & Travels (P) Ltd @ Rhododendron Trail

Eco Deluxe  3 nights & 4 days

1st day: Arrive at Okharey from NJP or Bagdogra or Gangtok

2nd day: Visit Okharey monastery. Nature Walks focusing on Bird Watching / Butterfly watching. Trek to Lamasing (4km). Explore local handicrafts. Night Safari to Hilley 2 hrs ride. Indulge in exquisite dining and cuisines served with vegetarian/non vegetarian preferences.

3rd day : Okharey to Hilley drive: 10 kms. Hilley trek: 4.5 km trek inside the Rhododendron Sanctuary towards Barsey. Halt at Barsey Trekker’s hut (optional) or return to Barsey. Learn the local medicinal plants. Experience the local lifestyle

4rd day: Meditation at monastery. Checkout after breakfast

Activities

Bird Watching, Trek to Lamasing (4km), Explore Local Handicraft  Centers, Night Safari to Hilley 1 ½ hr ride, Indulge in exquisite dining in homestays with local drinks and cuisines, Learn about the local medicinal plants exclusive to the ecology. Experience a life style that is unique to its people, culture and a plush natural habitat.

 

Eco Venture Trekking Package [5 nights  & 6 days]

  • 1st day Arrive at Hilley or Bagdogra.
  • 2nd day Hilley: 12 km trek to Dewningali Dhap.Overnight halt in tents.
  • 3rd day Dewningali Dhap: 8 km trek and overnight halt in tents at Thulo Dhap.
  • 4th day Tholo Dhap: 4 km uphill trek to Kalijhar or Phoktay dara. Overnight halt in tents at Kalijhar.
  • 5th day Kalijhar: 8 km downhill trek to Chitrey. Overnight halt in tents.
  • 6th day Chitrey: 8 km downhill trek  to Uttarey. Lunch available after the ltinerary completes.

 

Map of Okhrey Ecotourism Zone
Map of Okhrey Ecotourism Zone

 

For Reservation please contact

Khorlo Tours & Travels (Private) Ltd

Registered with Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal. Authorised Marketing Agent (AMA) of West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation – WBTDC, &  Benfish-in-Tourism Lodges)

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Deposit Cheque or Cash at ICICI Bank Ltd, Middleton Street Branch, Kolkata 700071, West Bengal
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Deposit Cheque or Cash at Axis Bank Ltd, Park Street Branch,  Kolkata 700016, West Bengal
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Deposit Cheque or Cash at Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd, Sikkim House Middleton Street Branch, Kolkata 700071, West Bengal
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