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Barsey Sanctuary Trek

Barsey, also spelled Varsey is a Rhododendron Sanctuary and a nature preserve inside West Sikkim.
  • Sikkim
  • 7 Days
  • 35 KM
  • 11,482 FT
  • Easy
  • ₹ 20500
    $ 280*
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    The price is for a group of 16 people. The charges will be different for a tailormade private trek. The charges in dollars are more as the permit fees are different for non-Indians.

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  • Event Type

    Trekking

  • Best Time

    Sept-May

  • Base Camp

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    Uttarey, Sikkim

  • Pickup Point

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    Railway Station, New Jalpaiguri

  • Minimum Age

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    For this adventure, we only allow people above this age to ensure the safety of everyone joining this adventure.

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Highlights

  • It is one of the very few Himalayan treks in the eastern region of India.
  • Barsey Sanctuary is a delight for the wildlife lovers.
  • If you are lucky, you can even spot the rare Himalayan Red Panda.

Overview

Imagine strolling alongside a shade of greenery and reviewing brilliant rhododendrons in full blossom! Any place your eyes go, you can just observe a mob of hues. The Barsey Sanctuary Trek has all these and substantially more. Barsey trek is one of the most brilliant treks and has an assortment of types of rhododendrons blossoming at the season. It is such a trek, that will amaze you every step of the way.


The Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is in West Sikkim. It falls in the Singalila Range and is a piece of the Barshey Sanctuary Trek course. The beginning stage of the trek is at Uttarey. The trek is a 4.5 km simple trek reasonable for all. It takes us to a stature of 10,000 ft where you can see the Kanchenjunga ranges. The trekking course goes through a profound woodland of oak, primulas, pine, bamboo, rhododendrons and different greeneries. The asylum is likewise known for its assortment of fauna. The imperilled Himalayan red panda is additionally found here. In the event that you are sufficiently fortunate, you should locate the slippery yet charming panda. Aside from the red panda, you can likewise discover Himalayan Giant Squirrel, Pangolin and Himalayan Black Bear, Jackal, wild pig and Langur. The brilliant rhododendrons likewise pull in a great deal of Himalayan feathered creatures. Barsey is a fledgeling watcher's enjoyment and you can locate numerous intriguing Himalayan fowls here.


The trek will take you to the ridge where the trekker's hovel named Guras Kunj is found. As you travel through the woodland, you will see the rhododendron trees blossoming with blossoms of different hues - white, pink and red peeping in the midst of the delectable greenery. On the off chance that you are sufficiently fortunate, at that point you can likewise see the blue rhododendron. The blue one is viewed as an uncommon animal category at Sikkim. The dynamic hues made the spot look wonderful. What's more, when you are at the ridge, you will be granted by all-encompassing perspectives on the Kanchanjunga ranges. The staggering perspectives on the snow-clad mountains will leave you hypnotized. The Barsey is an amazing spot and a flat out nature sweetheart's heaven.


Best Time to Visit

The best seasons for this trek are September to May when the climate conditions are preferably the best in this region. The climate is charming, with moderate temperatures. During the favoured season, the climate gives the best for the trek; the climate stays moderate, and you can get the best out of the trek. The mountain scenes are without a doubt: staggering. The blossoming backwoods and shocking scene along the path are no less mysterious during the favoured season.

Brief Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

After you show up in Bagdogra you will be gotten by a Trekmunk delegate who will drive you to Pelling, the home of Pemayangtse – one of the most established and chief religious communities in Sikkim. The drive is long and uneven in a couple of areas yet the landscape is lovely and beautiful up and down the way. We stop for lunch and tea in transit during the drive and will reach Uttarey by late at night. Pelling is an incredible spot to see the Khangchendzonga and Kabru Ranges and it is constantly a charming sight in the first part of the day. Uttarey is an hour from here and we cross the Singshore connect, the second most noteworthy Bridge in Asia.

Meals : Dinner Only
Accommodation : Homestay/ Hotel
Time Taken : 9 hours
Altitude : 6,600 ft.
Distance : 170 km

This will be the second day of the trek. On this day, we will advance to Chitre from Uttarey. After waking up early in the morning, we will begin the trek post a sumptuous breakfast at Uttarey.

From Uttarey, the stroll to Chitre is through a thick woodland of Rhododendron, Oaks, and an incredible assortment of trees. Particularly obvious are the Orchids developing on numerous trees. Towards the end of the trek, we arrive at a major clearing where the Indian troopers SSB Unit camps. We can take a walk in the evening. Dinner will be served at night and overnight stay will be set up at camps.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Altitude : 8,340 ft.

On the day of this trek, we will trek to Kalijhora and Phoktey Dara Excursion. The highest point on this day is around 11,500 feet. After an early breakfast, we will walk straight up on a lofty rising to Chiwabhanjhang, where another unit of the military camps. From Chiwabhanjhang, we turn left and continue on the Barshey Sanctuary to Kalijhar, just beneath Phoktey Dara. Today is a short walk, however, after lunch, we go up on a little outing to the highpoint at Phoktey Dara. On a crisp morning, you can see the entire Kangchendzonga and Everest Ranges from here. It is one of the most delightful sights in these parts.


After returning back to the campsite in the evening, we will indulge ourselves in some fun activities until dinner time is up. Thereafter we will enjoy the delicious dinner and make our way to tents for a good sleep.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 11,482 ft.

On the day of this trek, we will trek to Achalay from Phoktey Dara Excursion. We can attempt an early morning approach, Phoktey Dara, to get another brief look at the pinnacles and plunge for breakfast. After breakfast, we trek to Achalay through thick Jungles once more. At Achalay there is a little pinnacle which fills in as an incredible vantage point for reviewing the huge pinnacles. In some cases, this campground has a shortage of water. In that case, we will move further 45 mins to a camp at Joributey.


Dinner will be served and again we can refresh ourselves with some storytelling and other activities until we make our way into the tents again.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents

On the day of this trek, we will trek to Deoningai Dali which is situated at an elevation of 9,186 feet. After having a delicious morning breakfast, we will leave the Achalay basecamp as soon as possible. Today, the stretch is specked with a ton of white Rhododendrons and the path prompts delightful clearings in the woods once in a while from where we get a wonderful all-encompassing perspective on the mountains all around. Deoningali Dhap is one of the most wonderful campgrounds on this course and is well known for a unique type of Bamboo called "Deoningali" which is utilized by local people to weave stuff for household use. It is accepted to be the normal natural surroundings of the Wild Boar.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents/ Homestay
Altitude : 9,186 ft.

This will be the day that you were waiting for. On this day, you will trek to Barsey which is located at an elevation of 9,022 feet. This is a beautiful stroll through thick timberlands with the colossal tree trunks secured with overwhelming Moss and Orchids dangling from all over the place. The path here and there opens up to rambling vistas of rhododendron dabbed Valleys underneath. Here, you will feel like you have witnessed heaven. Everything around you will feel so serene and tranquil that you won’t feel like returning back to your old life.


This will be the last night on this trek. The strangers that you had met 6 days before must have turned into friends. Spend the last night reliving the moments that you have shared throughout the trek.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Tents
Altitude : 9,022 ft.

This is the last day of the trek which is quite short and is renowned as a day climb for individuals visiting Hilley. There are lodges at both Hilley and Barshey that make it a well-known choice for trekkers who don't incline toward outdoors. After exploring Hilley for some time, we will drive back to Kalimpong, a town well known for its orchid nurseries.


This will mark the end of your trip with us. Plan your further journey accordingly. If you want, you can stay back for a day or two and enjoy this heaven on Earth.

Meals : B, L, D
Accommodation : Hotel/ Homestay
Altitude : 4,091 ft.

How To Reach

You need to arrive at Bagdogra/New Jalpaiguri. Here is a detailed list of how to reach Bagdogra for this amazing circuit trek by bus, air, and road. Simply check what makes your excursion comfort and simple access. We can arrange pickup for you but the charges for the same are not included in the package.


Reach Bagdogra via Air

Bagdogra Airport is completely utilitarian for residential just as universal flights. Guests can helpfully take flights to reach here from a portion of the significant urban communities of India, for example, Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata. Bangkok and Paro are straightforwardly associated by means of air to Bagdogra. Visitors can contract a taxi or transport from the air terminal to arrive at the town of Bagdogra.
Closest Airport : Bagdogra Airport, Siliguri


Reach Bagdogra by Rail

The closest railhead to this town is Jalpaiguri station which is a significant railroad intersection and is associated with the primary urban areas of India by means of rail. Visiting trains are accessible from significant urban areas of India to Jalpaiguri railroad station, from where sightseers can take a transport or taxi to reach Bagdogra.


Reach Bagdogra by Road

Visit transport administrations are accessible from different urban communities of North-East India and the Northern District of West Bengal to arrive at this town. Private travel organizations additionally venture out bundles from Bagdogra to Darjeeling (90km), Gangtok (140 km), Siliguri (14 km) and Kalimpong (79 km). It is associated with all the significant urban areas by means of the national roadway.

Why Trek With Us ?

Twin Sharing Tents
Eco Friendly & Paperless
Finest Guides
Just Right Group Sizes
Commitment to Safety

Inclusions

  • Accommodations at Trek: All accommodations on the trek will be on twin sharing basis in Tents or Homestays. Any accommodation in a hotel/guest house/hostel will be in a budget hotel.
  • Trek Leader and Guides: An experienced and certified Trek Leader, as well as a professional guide, will accompany you for the trek. The team will have years of experience and well equipped for any emergency situation.
  • Services of a Professional Trekking Team: A team of an experienced Cook, Camp Staff, Porters/Mules will accompany you for all the arrangements on the trek.
  • Meals: All Meals on the Trek are included. We will serve Vegetarian Indian food on the trek which will be cooked by our high altitude chefs. It will be a five-course meal plan.
  • Camping and Safety Equipment: All the camping equipment such as Tents, Sleeping bags, Toilet Tents, Dining Tent, Mattresses, and other things will be provided by us and we guarantee the quality. Safety Equipment including Medical kit, Oxygen Cylinder, Oximeter, Crampons & Gaiters(if required) will be provided by us. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bags if possible.
  • Trek Permits and Forest Camping Charges: Only for Indian Clients, All the applicable trekking permits, Camping Charges, Forest Entry Fee, etc will be paid by us. Foreigners have to pay these charges if not mentioned.
  • A Life-Changing Experience: We assure you that by trekking in the Himalayas you will have a life-changing experience and we will do everything we can to provide you with the best services and make your venture in the wild an unforgettable one. 


Note: Prior to booking any adventure with Trekmunk, it will be mandatory to sign the waiver form and get a medical certificate from a doctor in due time, without these, you will not be allowed to start the trek. All this will be done online without using any paper.

Exclusions

  • GST and Other Taxes: The goods and services tax is not included in the price mentioned with the trek. They are subjected to change according to the government rules of India.
  • Accommodation and Food in New Jalpaiguri (NJP): Food and stay in NJP and during transit to Uttarey are not included in the package. You can book your hotels or homestays in NJP, we can recommend a few good options.
  • Flights and Transportation to and fro base camp: Flights or other means of transport are not included in the package. Transportation from NJP to Uttarey and Kalimpong to NJP are not included in the package. We can arrange a cab for you according to your requirements but you will be liable to pay for the same. Any expenses occurred during the journey are not included in the package cost.
  • Personal Equipment: Your Rucksack, personal clothing, shoes, trek poles, and other personal trekking gear is not included in this package. You have to bring your own gear according to the weather and difficulty of the trek.
  • Portage of Personal Bags(Offloading): We highly advise you to carry your own burden (your rucksack) but due to any reason, if you wish to not carry your rucksack, we can arrange for a porter/mule to carry it. For this service, you will be charged over and above the trek cost. The charges for offloading vary with every trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is not included in this package. We recommend you to have travel insurance before opting for such adventures. You can buy insurance from us while booking the trek, it is optional.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses incurred (Laundry, Bottled Water, Beverages, Snacks, Orders at tea houses or dhabas, Tips for guides, Camera fees, etc) are not included in the package.
  • Emergency Expenses: Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, bad weather, landslides, road conditions and any other circumstances beyond our control are not included in the package.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions of the package.

Cancellation Policy And More Information

Booking Terms:


1. Confirmation Policy:

Upon Booking, An invoice will be sent to your mail & within 12 to 24 hours the booking confirmation with additional details will be sent to your mail.


2. Cancellation Policy:

(a) 10 percent of the prices of our trips/treks/tours or product or service is your deposit and is not refundable, in any case.

(b) Cancellation received 45 days or more: 90% refund

(c) Cancellation received 30 - 44 days: 60% refund

(d) Cancellation received 30 - 15 days: 30% refund

(e) Cancellation less than 15 days: No refund

For more details, go to https://www.trekmunk.com/cancellation-policy


3. Refund Policy:

Any refund applicable will be processed within 10 to 15 business days as per the company policy.


4. Postpone/Transfer of a booked trek:

1. You can postpone your booked trek for a period of two months (61 days) but we will charge a 20% processing fee. The last date for the postponement will be 15 days before the start of the trek. Failing to book the slot in 2 months (61 days) time, would be considered a cancellation with no refund of any kind. Postpone of a booked trek can only be done once. 

2. You can transfer your booked slot for the trek to any fit person till 15 days before the trek. You just have to mail us the request and rest we will handle. The new person has to get all the mandatory documents duly signed for the trek.


More Information: 

1. We Trek for a Cause: For overall development of the areas we run our operations in, we donate Rs 100/- per booking from our profits which are used for the upliftment of the local people and conserving nature. We have named this initiative as - Trek for a Cause. For more details, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/trek-for-a-cause


2. We are paperless: We are focusing on Sustainable Tourism and to do that we are trying all measures to convert our trek operations to be Eco-Friendly. Going Paperless is one step closer to our aim. 


3. Single-Use Plastic: Trekmunk does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We are ensuring that our team is working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We will send you instructions on how to go plastic-free on your adventures.


4. Preparing for your Holiday: Getting some additional exercise makes a lot of sense to spend time before coming on a trekking adventure. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. Hiking in the hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. To read more on how to get fit, follow: https://www.trekmunk.com/get-fit-for-trek 


5. Electricity Supply & Plug: You will get electricity supply till the starting point of the trek. If not Indian, We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/


6. Currency: The unit of currency in India is the Indian Rupees.


7. Health & Vaccinations: 

Severe Allergies: If you have a severe allergy please inform the Trekmunk office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment on trekmunk trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by our leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on the arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however, if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. 


8. Passport & Visas/Identity Proofs: If foreigner, Validity for 6 months, should have blank pages, and should be kept with yourself all the time.


9. Water: If you are on a trekking or cycling holiday, water is supplied to fill up your individual bottles. This will be boiled or filtered. Additionally, you should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a LifeStraw, Sawyer Filter) to treat your water when in towns or where water is not supplied. We do not encourage the purchasing of single-use plastic bottles.


10. Altitude: This adventure involves going to a very high altitude. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. We will send you the information in your mailbox about Acute Mountain Sickness and trekking in high altitudes. On this trip, we carry bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.


11. Guidance on Tipping: Tipping is the accepted way of saying thank you for good service. Normally the guide and any other trek staff are given their tips at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. The main guide will make sure that the tip is appropriately distributed among all the staff members on the trek.


12. Spending/Emergency Money: Approximately Rs. 8000-10000/- (in Indian Currency)should be carried for miscellaneous expenses including porter and trek crew tips, drinks, soft drinks, etc. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash as the availability of ATM is less in these remote areas. This can also serve as your emergency spending money.


13. Travel Insurance: It is recommended to have travel insurance for these kinds of adventures. When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary. We will ask for the Travel Insurance Details over a mail. Indians can buy insurance from us while booking the trek.

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