About Dhotrey Tumling Gurdum Trek
Discover the pristine beauty of the Hiley Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, a captivating trekking destination nestled in the heart of Sikkim, India. Embark on a journey through enchanting villages like Okhrey and Hilley, surrounded by vibrant rhododendron forests. Ascend to Varsey, a picturesque meadow offering panoramic views breathtaking vistas of Mt. Kanchenjunga. Finally, revel in the awe-inspiring beauty of Hilley Varsey, adorned with a carpet of rhododendrons. Trek through diverse landscapes, from dense forests to meadows, and witness the unique flora and fauna of the region. Explore this sanctuary during the best seasons from End March to May and September to November for an unforgettable adventure in the lap of the Himalayas.
Here are some details about the Hilley Varsey trek:
Hilley Varsey is situated in the state of Sikkim, India.
Hilley Varsey is at an altitude of approximately (3060 meters).
The trek duration is usually around 3 to 4 days, depending on the specific itinerary chosen.
The trek often starts from Okhrey a beautiful village in Sikkim and passes through Hilley, a beautiful village surrounded by rhododendron forests.
Varsey is another enchanting forest best known as "Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary" a part of "Kanchenjungha National Park", "Khanchendzonga national Part" on the route known for its vibrant rhododendron blooms during the spring season.
- The trekking route passes through dense forests, high-altitude meadows, and offers glimpses of diverse flora and fauna.
Best Time to Visit:
The best time for the Hilley Varsey trek is generally from End March to May and September to November when the weather is relatively stable, and the views are clear.
The Hilley Varsey trek is considered moderately easy, suitable for beginners, trekkers who would like to relax for a weekend
Arrival at NJP station, pick up from NJP station, and transfer to Okhrey. Briefing and registration to be completed , spend the evening leisure time exploring the village & the medicinal herb sanctuary. Overnight stay at Homestay.
Drive To Hilley And Trek To Varsey
Reach Hilley at a distance of 10kms to Okhrey. This drive will take about 30 minutes and thereafter, from Hilley start your trek till Varsey. The trek distance is approximately 4.5kms and can be completed within 3 – 4 hours.
At Hilley view a grand sight of the Kanchenjungha and start the trek to Varsey, adorned with Carpets of rhododendron. Varsey is around 3060 m in elevation and located near Indo-Nepal border. The trek is dotted with blazing rhododendron and a sanctuary of high altitude birds. Relax for the rest of the day once you reach Varsey. Overnight stay at camp/homestay.
Varsey to Okhrey
Short Hiking to Nagi valley and thereafter Monsatery. Drive to Okhrey via Hilley. Overnight stay at Homestay Okhrey.
After breakfast Departure to NJP. We will leave you to NJP railway station or Siliguri Bus Terminus(Tenzing Norgay Bus terminus). Our Service end here, leave only footprints,take only memories.
Cost of transportation to and from. (NJP to NJP)
Cost of accommodation in Huts/Hotels/Homestays.
Cost of Fooding while on trek (Morning and evening Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner- meals will be provided. Breakfast-Roti, Sabji/Maggi, etc., Lunch/Dinner-Rice/Roti, Sabji, Dal, Achar, etc.).(Day 1:- Evening tea to Day 4:- Morning breakfast)
Cost of Permit fees.
"What not included"
Cost of Personal expenses.
Cost of emergency due to bad weather conditions.
Cost of personal porter.
Meals during transit i.e. meals while on road or travelling will not be provided. No meals will be provided in Last day (Day 4)
Cost of personal porter to carry his/her backpack.
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To book your trek, you need to pay 30% of the trek fees as advance. Rest 70% to be paid in cash when you reach the basecamp, to be collected by the team leader.
One can pay the amount online(Net Banking, GPay, UPI ID).
Details to be shared on request.
30 days before the trek date, full refund of the paid amount
15 days before the trek date, 50% refund of the paid amount.
Cancellation less than 15days to the start date of the trek, no refund possible
In case Himalayan Passion cancels the trek or trip, full refund will be paid.
One has option to send another person on their behalf.
One has option to adjust the paid amount on any other trek, if a person cannot join the trek he/she paid for.