Varsey Sanctuary & Singalila National Park Circuit Trek

Varsey Sanctuary & Singalila National Park Circuit Trek offers a view of the frozen waves of Tethys rising high above 8000m while standing on one of it at 3600m. Waving layers of mountains meet 4 of World’s highest 8000 meter peaks - Mt. Everest, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Mt. Lhotse and Mt. Makalu at the far vision. This trek offers a walk through Varsey Rhododendron sanctuary & Singalila National Park deep within the Himalayas. Rhododendrons bloom during late March to early June at varied altitudes.


Base camp Uttarey

Sikkim, India



Singalila Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Uttarey (2100 m) from NJP/Bagdogra via Jorethang. Overnight stay at an Eco-homestay in Uttarey.
Day 2: Trek from Uttarey to Achalley Top (2870 m) within the Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. Overnight stay in camp.
Day 3: Trek from Achalley top to Kalijhar (3550 m) via Agey Pani (2950 m) and Thulo Dhap (2840 m). Overnight stay in camp.
Day 4: Trek from Kalijhar to Dara Bharkhey (3650 m) via Phoktey Dara (3620 m) with mesmerizing views of the Kanchenjunga and Everest family of mountains. Dara Bharkhey is the highest point of your trek. Overnight stay in camp. 4-5 Hrs.
Day 5: We start descending today. Trek from Dara Bharkhey to Deoningali Dhap (3050 m). Overnight stay in camp. 5-6 hrs.
Day 6: Trek from Deoningali Dhap to Hilley (3000 m), 7-8 hrs.  After you finish your trek, a 20 mins drive to Okhrey. Today stay in a village homestay.  
Day 7: Start from Okhrey. Take a shared/hired vehicle to Jorethang and head for your desired destination.
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Singalila peak
Kanchendzonga from Photkey dara
sunset at phalut
On the way to sandakphu to Phalut
Photkey dara top
sunrise from photkey dara
Singalila pass Trek map
Sandakphu Phalut Trek Map
way to sandakphu
Road to sandakhpu
sleeping Budha

How To Reach


Bagdogra, which is about 10 kms(~6 miles) from Siliguri, is the nearest flying destination. Flights are available via Kolkata/Delhi/Mumbai.


By road, one can reach Siliguri/ NJP/ Bagdogra from Kolkata, 558 km. Roads are well connected but the condition may differ based on the season; majorly after the rainy season. NJP to Jorthang is 3-4 hrs, 85 km. Bagdogra airport is 30-45 mins to Siliguri/NJP. Shared cabs are available for Jorthang from NJP/Siliguri with per head 180 INR.Uttarey is about 70  km after Jorthang. Shared Jeep takes 3-4 hrs to reach Uttarey, per head charge 140 INR. While returning back from Srikhola 135 km (4-5 hrs) to Siliguri or Darjeeling 76 km (2.5 -3 hrs) cabs are available via Rimbik. Shared cab cost 200 INR for Drjeeling and 300 INR for NJP.


NJP (New Jalpaiguri) is the nearest railhead from Sikkim. Trains are well connected via Kolkata – HWH (Howrah railway station) and New Delhi.

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Travel Fee

12,500 INR | 230 USD
 Uttarey to Jorethang
Cost for a group size of 4 and beyond.Foreign national need to pay an additional amount of 70 USD to 100 USD per head for RAP (Restricted area permit) & other wildlife permits based on group size.


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Terms & Conditions

Fees Include:

  • This trek is a combination of camping & tea house trek. Stay at on 2-3 sharing basis in Eco -Guest House or Home stay or Tent.
  • Food covers Day 1 Dinner To Day 7 breakfast.Every trekking day, breakfast and Dinner at the campsite and packed lunch during activities. Veg/Non-Veg as per preference.
  • Climbing and Forest Fees based on your Nationality
  • Sleeping bag, mat, crampon or other technical gear as required. All gears with pro quality standards.
  • Transportation – From Hilley to Jorthang on shared vehicle.


  • Transportation cost from Siliguri/NJP/Bagdogra to Uttarey on Day 1 or from Jorthang to Siliguri/NJP/Bagdogra on Day 6.
  • Book an additional acclimatization day at Uttarray with the cost of 1500 INR, stay + breakfast+ Dinner.
  • Any other personal equipment or gear.
  • Offloading of a backpack can be done at an additional cost. 350 INR per 10 kg.
  • Any charges for the camera, if included.
  • Any insurance.
  • Anything is not mentioned into above inclusions.


  • Cancellation prior to 30 days from the start of the event– full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the event– 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the event– No refund, but if you want to do the same or any other itinerary sometime later within a year, you can avail 50% of the cost paid as a discount on new Itinerary Fee.
  • There will be a deduction of 3.09% as bank processing charges on all refunds.
  • To cancel the registration, an email intimation needs to be sent to explore@rockyfeet.org/ explore@rockyfeet.com
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What to Pack

Sun Protection

Sunscreen SPF 20 above|Sunglasses( UV proof/ Polarizer) |Sun Hat Scarf |Balaclava /Face mask

Water Shell

Poncho | Water proof Upper & Lower | Waterproof Backpack Cover | Scarf Water useable shoes for rafting days

Winter Care

Cold Cream/ Moisturizer | Lip Balm | Thermal Inner Wears | Ear Cover | Sweater/Fleece jackets | Down Jackets | Hand Gloves | Woollen Socks | Face Masks/ Balaclava | Mufflers


T Shirts | Socks | Undergarments | Thin Nylon Ropes for multi-purpose use | Toilet Paper Roll | Towel | Soap Papers | Head lamp / Torch | Batteries & charger | Water Bottles | Light weight Pants | Personal Medical & First Aid Kit | Tickets & bookings | Photo Identity Card

Specialized Gear

Ruck Sack/ Day Pack | Sleeping Bag (Provided) | Trekking Shoes | Snow Gaiters | Trekking Stick/pole | Camera


    • Better fitness and acclimatization can keep you ahead to enjoy the trek. Our exploration leader will guide you on acclimatization.
    • To get prepared, involve into brisk jogging, cycling, walking or any other sort of cardiac exercise routine at least 45 days prior to the event.
    • Enrolled participants need to submit a duly filled medical report of basic wellness authorized by certified physician. Clik here to download CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL FITNESS
Who can participate

Safety & Medical

  • Acclimatization Guidance; mandatory medical health check-ups of all participants prior to activity start day.
  • Duly prepared First aid box including oxygen cylinder.
  • All major safety gears related each category of sports are mandatory to use.
  • Contingent to be accompanied by certified & capable trainers and guides
  • Availability of Doctor facilities by a registered medical practitioner.
  • Emergency evacuation services available (*at own cost)
  • Enrolled participants need to submit a duly filled medical report of basic wellness authorized by certified physician. Clik here to download CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL FITNESS
  • Also, participant need to sign a release of liability form prior trek. This is a legal document and the juditial partern of writing may leads to confusion for a non familiar mind. Please reach us for clarification. Clik here to download RELEASE OF LIABILITY FORM

Responsible Traveller

  • ‘Responsible Traveller & outdoor ethics’ – session for the participants on acclimatization day.
  • Bio & Non-Biodegradable waste segregation at Campsite.360 degree waste management at the event.
  • Cleaning & collection team at the end of the event, in case required for big team size.
  • Leave no trace, bring only memories.
Leave no Trace

Giving Back

  • As a part of ‘An Earth Day Resolution’ project, We will plant 2 trees for each traveler traveled with us.


Yes, we need to avail permit for both Singalila National Park and Versey Rodhodendron Snactuaray.


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