Gorkhey, a attractive valley in the edge of West Bengal and Sikkim. 18 km from Phalut. In the ramble route of Sandakphu, you have to trek 26 kms for Phalut. It is ending of himalayan rhododendron sanctuary which start from Gairibas in this trek route. You can end your trek through Rammam – Srikhola to Rimbik. Another way is there to leave Gorkhey, you can take a little route of 8 km and arrive at Sikkim’s Ribdhi.
Gorkhey is a pleasant valley. You can find Gorkhey khola (river stream) in this nice valley. You can imprison so many photo in this valley. Unluckily I have all my battery tired in this place and I have only one photo of this enjoyable place. In this blast you can see the green vale with the huts with the background of green trees. I have fall in love with this gorge. Now I am distribution this shot with you.
Best place to visit in Gorkhey
- Phoktey Dara
- Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary
Versey in Gorkhey
Varsey is known as the valley of rhododendrons – they are obtainable in all shapes and shades here. The Hilley – Varsey trail is on fire with a riot of colors throughout March and April shaped by many species of rhododendrons blossoming across the valley (approximately 104 sq. km spread). The dense woods of Varsey is covered with silver firs, hemlocks, magnolia, rhododendron trees and bushes. Hilley – Varsey is also connected with Joseph Dalton Hooker, the man who carefully recognized the flora and fauna of this area, published the book known as the “Rhododendrons of Sikkim” in 1849 – his work is still follow as an genuine text on this subject. Even the golden yellow rhododendron and methodically known as the Dendrobium hookeriana.
Phoktey Dara in Gorkhey
A common immaculate jungle trek with delightful beauty of panoramic High Nepal/Sikkim range is mere to explain this trail. Staying completely at campsites inside treeline is an perfect start for many trekkers. This trail preliminary from Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary goes through the last only some residual undisturbed patches of pure forest in Sikkim. Forest types range from Montane Wet moderate Forests, Sub-alpine Birch-Fir, Mixed Coniferous Forests, Conifer Forest and Moist Dry Alpine Scrub (Juniper scrubs and Rhododendron) in unreliable altitude. The ambiance inside dense forests are typically wet and damp, age old trunks with clinging ferns, rising mosses and lichens. Rhododendrons scrubs or trees ( on higher altitude) and massive Magnolias bloom in spring.
Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary in Gorkhey
From late March to early May, rhododendrons blossoming in a variety of colours set the hillsides of Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary ablaze. Trekking route during the refuge have their share of downs and ups but one look at the colourful show melts away all exhaustion. Photos are Rishad Saam Mehta, Winner of the Nat Geo Traveller tour writing contest.
“Forty is too late to start trek,” I thought as my knee creak with every step on the sheer refuse. We were on a goat track, there was not a spirit in sight and we seem lost. A person who hates exertion while on holiday but had agreed to a trek for my sake, snort with annoyance behind me.
Best time to visit Gorkhey
Gorkhey can be visited throughout the year. You can enjoy wonderful views of Mt. Kanchenjungha in “October to January”. To see Rhododendrons in complete bloom, you should visit Okhrey from mid of March to mid of April each year. Birdwatching can be enjoy throughout the year.
How to reach Gorkhey
By Air :The closest airport is in “Bagdogra”, approximately 170 km away from Yuksom. Visitors who wish to reach Gorkhey by plane, “Bagdogra Airport” located 160 kms away from this town is the nearest airport.
By Train : The closest railway station is “New Jalpaiguri (NJP)” which is about 150 km from Yuksom. From NJP, one could book a taxi to Gorkhey, as of March 2009.
By Road :The street to Gorkhey is inadequately lit, it is not sensible to travel at night through there. So take a morning bus from the airport or railway station. Reach here in 5 hours from Geyzing using private jeeps.
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