Barsey Trek

Practical Information

Trek Duration

You can typically go for a one night two day tour or a two night three day tour.

How to reach

Barsey can be reached through its Southern Gate located near Hilley village or through the Northern Gate located near Hee village. Hilley is about 130 km from Bagdogra airport and can be reached in about 5 to 6 hours. Hee on the other hand is about 140 kms and takes roughly the same time.

Best time to visit

March  to May is the best season to visit here as the Rhododendron is in full bloom during this time.

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Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Barsey is a Rhododendron Sanctuary in West Sikkim. The sanctuary is home to a large variety of Rhododendron that blooms in March and May. In the south of Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is Singalila National Park of West Bengal and to its North is the Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve. The Sanctuary is spread over an area of 104 square kilometres and reaches an altitude of about 10,000 feet.

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Description of the trek


Hilley Barsey Trail – The most popular trek here is the Hilley Barsey trek. Here you leave your vehicle at Hilley Village and trek for a couple of hours to reach a flat hilltop inside the Sanctuary. There is a bungalow here named Guras Kunj, one can spend a night here and return the next day to Hilley. This trek comes highly recommended as it can be undertaken by people of all ages with decent health conditions.


Hee Barsey Trail – If you are travelling in the Pelling – Uttarey – Dentam – Rinchenpong area, you may also take the less travelled Hee Barsey Trail. This is a relatively less travelled area and is more pristine; You may take a full-day hike inside the rhododendron sanctuary and return to your resort in the evening.


Traversing the Sanctuary
Hilley – Hee route – Traversing the forest by entering through Hilley and coming out through Hee can be an enriching experience for nature lovers. The trek can be covered in 2 nights but should not be tried without an experienced guide as the forest trails can be confusing for the uninitiated.

Soreng Dentam Trail – You may start the walk from Dentam and traverse the ridge starting at Sribadam and reach the Barsey Guraj Kunj in a day, another day walk will take you to Hee from here.


Barsey – Singalila Trail
This is a trek that connects the Sandakphu trail of West Bengal, which is the most popular trek route in Bengal, with the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary of West Sikkim. You may start the trek at Hilley and reach Phalut in the Singalila range in 2 to 3 days trek. From Phalut you may take one of the many routes via Sandakphu, Srikhola, Gorkhey etc. depending upon your inclination.