Uttarey ecotourism zone is located in the West District of Sikkim. The Sikkim Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Management Project has selected the Uttarey EDC for its ecotourism development activities in the zone.

The word “Uttarey” is derived from many nomenclatures like “Utey-Tarey” which means “Call and Bring Together” in Limboo language, i.e. Uttarey was generally named from the habitations made by different communities who were called and brought a century year ago from different places by the Limboo Chiefs giving them shelter as neighbors in that area then was the pasture land.  It is the factual telling of the octagenerarian people. In the next, “Uttarey is derived from the Nepali word “UTTAR” which means the North.  Just in the midst of South Part of valley, there is a holy perennial source of water stream floating out towards the North, so that is called as “Uttarey”.  But it is wonder that its twisting outlet source  West.  There is a famous and believing “Durga Mandir” blessing the valley with peace and prosperity.  In the extreme North-East corner of the lake, in a jungle, there lies a “Jalpa Devithan,” which is believed to be the guard of the lake.

The Uttarey Valley - West Sikkim
The Uttarey Valley – West Sikkim
The Trout Breeding Centre
The Trout Breeding Centre
The famous trout fish
The famous trout fish

Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary acts as the core ecotourism feature of this zone with cultural features associated with communities belonging to diverse ethnic groups who are living in the adjoining villages namely Gumpa Dara, Upper Mukrang, etc. 

Located on the lap of the SINGALILA RANGE, PHOKTEY DARA in the West and Neydham (Dichenphu) in the north, Uttarey is a small but beautiful and a virgin paradise on earth set amidst the pristine valley.  It is surrounded by hill tops, waterfalls, frothing rivers, evergreen forest, medicinal herbs and mountains hamlets. The famous Chewabhanjyang pass on the Indo-Nepal border is located 10 kms uphill which can be reached by trekking. From a vantage point of the pass the panoramic view of Mt. Everest. Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Makalu, Mt. Lotse, Mt. Nuptse in     the west and Mt. Khang chen dzonga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru, Mt. Narsing, Mt. Rathong, Mt. Siniolchu, Mt. Koktang in the east is visible.

The Bamboo Grove :: Locally called "Paren"
The Bamboo Grove :: Locally called “Paren”

The Kagyu Gompa in Uttarey is a highly revered place of worship for the locals and a good place for sight seeing. The monastery is set amidst dense forests on  a hilltop. The other important tourist spots around Uttarey include the Mainbus Waterfall and the Limboo traditional villages of Sopakha, the Singshore Bridge, one of the highest suspension bridge over a gorge in Asia. One cal also hike till Chitrey and get to see the trout cultivation undertaken at this centre.

Crossing the Cane Bridge
Crossing the Cane Bridge

The climatic condition of Uttarey Valley is so suitable for every tourist visitors visiting from different climatic habitants of the world as is neither so cold nor so hot, but remains so moderate with calm, silent, peace and clean environment and so goes open in all the seasons.  Despite the global warming, Uttarey sometimes enjoys with heavy snow fall during winter seasons.

A Village House of Uttarey - West Sikkim
A Village House of Uttarey – West Sikkim

Every visitor shall become so compelling to make oneself a poet expressing the heavenly imaginary core language wave of the heart on Cheery Blossom in the months of October – November and on Rhododendron Blossom in the months of March-April-May in fact dancing with the fluttering butterflies, singing with the chirping birds and enjoying with the breezing bees all around.

Lot of trails can be availed during your stay
Lot of trails can be availed during your stay
Map of Uttarey Ecotourism Zone
Map of Uttarey Ecotourism Zone

So far the ACCOMODATION is concern; Uttarey has now become a rich with ample choice of hotels, lodges, restaurants, resorts etc.  Apart from the above, there are many beautiful Home Stay Villages  around, like Banduckey Limboo Tribal Home Stay Village, Sherpagawn Tribal Heritage Home Stay Village and Ferek Lepcha Tribal Heritage Home Stay Village adorned with their respective different language, custom, tradition, culture, wellness and different food habits especially for the nature and village environment lovers, cultural and heritage seekers etc.

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