Barsey Jungle Camp: A Congenial Destination in Sikkim
Love for mountains and jungle both are entwined in the journey to Barsey. The memorable journey via Janathang and Okhrey, a small village dominated by the Sherpa community.To the jungle camp in Barsey. The setting of the camp is awesome and pure. You can enjoy nature at fullest. The camp has Rangit Khola in the East, in the west, it is Hee Khola, in the northern side. It is in the lap of Himalaya. You can see the snow clad mountains from there. In the south, it has a Sanding reserve forest. It is really an enchanting place to visit.
Why Choose Barsey
Different species of birds usually found nearby the camp. The beauty is ecstatic serene scenic beauty has a magnetic attraction.
Limboo community dominates this place. There are other tribes who are, Bhutias, Lepchas, Tamang, Sherpas, and Grungs.
Their culture and religion are completely different. They have a distinct religion known as Yumasumyo.
They belong to central Himalaya. The 5 minutes’ walk to the camp is splendid.
Nature is a bliss; you will have a feeling to be in heaven. It’s an impeccable place to visit. The place is in West Sikkim. It is a place where you can enjoy the wilderness of jungle and silence of the mountains. When you visit this place you will be delighted to get introduced to a different community of people, who welcome guests with love and affection.
You must have visited many jungles and hill stations, but I bet this will be a completely different experience. You can do trekking also. A complete adventurous trip.
How to Reach Barsey
By Air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra at Siliguri. After landing, you can take rented cars or taxi to reach Barsey. It will take around 5 and a half hours to reach.
By Train: Nearest railway station where passengers can get down is New Jalpaiguri railway station. Trains are coming from all metro cities and Gauhati, all the trains give a stop at New Jalpaiguri Station. After getting down, you can take a prepaid taxi or rented car. It will take 5 hours approximately to reach Barney.
By Road: You can drive your own car or prepaid taxi and rented cars also available. Time will remain the same as more than 5 hours.
Sightseeing Surrounding The Jungle Camp
All jungle areas are protected and communities who are living there are living for generations.
They use natural resources which are their tradition also. They are still not aware of urbanization and commercialization and wanted to use that natural resource for their livelihood.
So the jungle camps are made with the help of them. Barsey Rhodendron sanctuary is a famous sanctuary situated in the Singalila range in west part of Sikkim.
During March and April Rhodendron sanctuary is the best place to visit if you are trekker.
You can do trekking also. You can find fauna’s like Tibetan sarin, spotted laughing thrush and Red Panda.
Also, you can enter from Hilley, This is the most popular trekking spot.
You can also take a rented car and visit Pelling. It is in the western district. You can view the peaks of Kanchenjunga from there. The major hot spot for tourist is the Pemayanste monastery. You can go rock climbing, a tour to the remote villages of Sikkim and mountain biking. You can enjoy local authentic foods prepared by the inhabitants of that place.
The monastery is three storied building and is located within a few kilometres from Pelling. Yoksom is another spot in West Sikkim which is also a trekking spot. It is located very nearer to the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga.
Best Time to Visit the Place, Betsey
To Barsey means to visit them in the shadow of Mount Kanchendzonga. The bliss of nature, where flowers blossoms and as per belief it is at the benevolent gaze of the sleeping Buddha. From November to May you can have clear skies and a pleasant and chilled winter but still, the best time to visit the place is March to May. Due to huge rainfall landslides cause huge stuck of vehicles on the road and people find it very difficult to move. Very hard time for the tourists. To avoid rain time. Some flowers are dangerous in the forest to avoid to touch them. You can trek down 11 km to Dental and can visit another famous tourist spot Pelling.
The Best place to stay
Jungle camp is the best property to stay at Barsey. As we mentioned earlier the conservation of natural resources is done by the inhabitants of Barsey known as Limpoo.
As we have already mentioned. It is a brand name and is famous in all forest areas.
People can stay there or homestay with Limboo is always an option for them. But staying Jungle camp is a real-time experience and adventurous. You can nurture nature as well as the hill together.
It is a joint venture of association for conservation and tourism and Sikkim tourism.
You can enjoy the traditional and cultural heritage of Limboo and the fetching landscape.
It is an exotic feeling to stay at Jungle camp. You can do camping also, between Hee Patel and Barsey.
This is a great property to stay and enjoy your exotic holiday. The camp has 4 rooms which are equipped very well. If you want to get acquainted Limboo family, you can enjoy the hospitality enjoying homestay with them. The double bedroom is for 1500. You can have an authentic food, breakfast, bed tea lunch and Dinner. You can have delicious food.
Check In: 12.00 PM
Check Out: 10.00 AM
Outdoor Activities in Barsey
You can enjoy the exotic nature of flora fauna of Barsey. Go for a short trek. You can take a walk around the camp area and enjoy the birds, butterflies, flower beds and orange gardens.
Cost: INR 1800 + 5% GST per day per room
Complimentary for children below 6 years.
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