Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

It lies at an elevation of 10,000 ft. It has a road access up to Hilley. An easy four kms trek from there takes one up to the Varsey Rhododendrom Sanctuary. One can also trek from Soreng and Dentam in West Sikkim. The place provides a magnificent view of the mountains.

Varsey Rhododendron SanctuaryVisitors can halt at 'Guras Kunj' trekkers' hut, managed by the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. About the valley of flowers of Sikkim, Hugh and Colleen Gantzer, the renowned travel writers have following to say: "We, in Uttaranchal, are proud of our Valley of Flowers, but here it was'nt just one valley, it was entire hillsides after hillsides after hillsides we have marvelled at the famed wild flowers of the Swiss Alps but they paled into insignificance when compared to valley of flowers of Sikkim."