Tarey Bhir

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Tarey Bhir

A trek along Tarey Bhir makes for a magnificent day trip from Namchi, a major town in South Sikkim. On the way, the road branches into two and you have to take the route that goes towards the right. Tarey Bhir is at a span of nearly 16 km from Namchi, near a small village called Sukhbarey. The trek starts with a paved pathway that goes downhill. The dangerous but is a pleasant walkway built on top of a mountain that is covered with bottle-green pines on one side and a lighter-green carpet of grass, moss, and little bushes on the other. The walkway drives to the edge of a cliff offering extensive views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges. You can also see the Darjeeling and Kalimpong hills which are at a lower elevation from here. It also offers beautiful views of the convergence of two rivers, Teesta and Rangit, that bend through the valley below.


What to see

The delicate beauty of the Himalayan landscape at Tarey Bhir and the minimal number of visitors make it worth visiting. At a precipitous height of around 10,000 feet in South Sikkim, Tarey Bhir is a gorgeous cliff overlooking the lower ranges of the Darjeeling and Kalimpong range of the Himalayas. Located in a small hamlet near Sadam, it is rarely on the schedule of travelers who come visiting South Sikkim.


When to reach

You can visit Sikkim anytime between March to May or September to November. The climate is usually great during these months with clear and sunny days making it ideal to enjoy the beauty of the hills. The months between December and February are usually very cold. A lot of tourists, although, prefer winters. Monsoon i.e the months from May to August usually undergo heavy rainfall making the walk along Tarey Bhir slightly dangerous.


How to reach

To get here you will have to hire a cab that goes towards Sadam from Namchi. On the way, the road branches into two and you have to take the route that goes towards the right. Tarey Bhir is at a distance of about 16 km from Namchi, near a small village called Sukhbarey. A shabby state tourism board marks the beginning of the walk.

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