BARSEY SANCTURY TREK
The Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary Trek is a perfect opportunity to explore the North Eastern Himalayan foothills and its unique and diverse ecosystem, considered as one of the bio-diversity ‘hot spots’ on earth. The different species of colourful Rhododendrons and windflowers in the sanctuary attract wide varieties of birds making it also a birding hotspot. Your trek will be through this wonderful natural world, over undulating terrain, often with steps hewn into the mountainside by past generations. The five-day trek through a maze of Himalayan eco-systems with endemic rhododendron forests, bamboo forests and Rolling Meadows will be forever remembered as you walk through the shadow of the great Himalayan mountain ranges. Trekking as you take in the spectacular views of the Himalayas during the day, sitting around a roaring camp fire and sleeping in tents within the forest canopy beneath a starlit night sky will be part of this amazing and unforgettable experience. You will be assisted by a small army of porters, cooks and guides to carry your luggage, tents and camping accessories. The sight of local porters carrying your provisions in dokos (baskets) with head and shoulder straps would appear straight out of what you always imagined such an adventure would entail! The ultimate bonus would be the spectacular view of the ice-clad Kanchenjunga ranges and the opportunity to retrace the historic trail trekked by travelers through millennia into Nepal adds excitement to this hike. Non-trek days will be spent in premium and comfortable hotels and a homestay, all the while exploring the local villages and Buddhist monasteries.
- Trek through the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary at the Himalayan foothills
- Spectacular view of Kangchenjunga range through the latter part of the trek
- Trekking along the Indo-Nepal International border
- Camping inside the forest and stay at comfy hotels/ home-stay on non-trek days
- Trek through the unique ecosystems and birding hotspots
- Support of the local community in return for a healthy income from tourism such as this trek.
- Visiting North-eastern Buddhist monasteries
- Visiting remote villages and interaction with the residents
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