Okhrey, Sikkim, India
Okhrey is a small village located in west district of Sikkim.It's nearest town Sombaria.Okhrey is mainly inhabited by Sherpas. The Homestay offers cosy stays amidst the picturesque Okhrey valley. The main attractions of Okhrey are Barsey Rhododendron sanctuary, the famous Singhalila trek, Ghorkey trek, Foktey Dara trek, birding, short trails for family trek and many sight seeing adventures. The Homestay offers Double, Triple, Four Bedroom stay including all meals
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Okhrey is a small village located in West District of Sikkim.It's nearest town is Sombaria .Okhrey is a mainly inhabited by Sherpas.The main attractions of Okhrey are Barsey Rhododendron sanctuary,famous Singhalia trek,Foktey trek,Ghorkey trek,Dara trek,birding, short trailsfor family trek and many side scenes. Okhrey is famous for being the base for the famous Hilley – Varsey Rhododendron trek. Hilley, which is the checkpost for the 4 km long trek to Varsey is just 10 kms from Okhrey by car. While travelling to Hilley from Okhrey, you would enjoy the view of the magnificent Mt. Kanchenjungha range. If you climb up the slope of the hill, you can spot a serene village called Latitar. Another popular tourist attraction of the place is the Ugen Thon Meon Ling monastery, which is visited by travelers passing through this way. The monastery is operated by the Tibetan missionaries and features a small school.
Nearby attractions around Okrey:
You can make a trip to Hilley, located 10 km. from Okhrey, which marks the beginning of the Hilley – Varsey Rhododendron trek. There is a beautiful Sai Temple in Daramdin just 28 kms away. Other nearby attractions of Okrey are the view point Jureli Dara around 18 kms away, the Anden Olong Monastery (20 kms away), Kitan Falls, Dodak Helipad, Butterfly Shape Valley and numerous other view points. You can visit most of these destinations while travelling from Somabaria to Okhrey – they would fall on the way. Other attractions that you cover in a sightseeing trip of Okhrey are Devi Falls, Gathang alls, the EPC church (one of the oldest churches of Sikkim) and a Lepcha Museum.
How to reach Okhrey:
Okhrey is located at a distance of 130 km. from the New Jalpaiguri station. A number of trains halt at the New Jalpaiguri station. Regular jeep services are available from Jorethang. It takes about an hour to reach the destination. The route from New Jalpaiguri is Teesta Bazar – Jorethang – Sombaria – Okhrey.
Best time to visit Okhrey:
Okhrey can be visited throughout the year. You can enjoy magnificent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha in October to January. To see Rhododendrons in full bloom, you should visit Okhrey from mid of March to mid of April every year. Birdwatching can be enjoyed throughout the year.
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