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Lies in the South-west corner of Sikkim and Spread over 104 sq km, Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is Sikkim’s one of the area rich with flora and fauna. The endangered Red Panda is one of the prime attractions of this sanctuary. This sanctuary is also home to many beautiful birds. The Himalayan Monal would be one of the most beautiful and rare birds of this sanctuary. Apart from this, Crimson Horned Pheasant, Blood Pheasant,  Fire-tailed Myzornis, Blue necked Pita, Satyr Tragopan, etc. are some beautiful birds of this sanctuary.

Smile Panda Tours organizes guided birdwatching trip in this Sanctuary for the interested visitors. Our customized birdwatching itineraries are carefully designed so that birdwatchers can have plenty of chances to get maximum views. We are so lucky to have local birdwatching guides with us who know this region for more many years. It’s their years of field study experience that makes them one of the most experienced birdwatchers of this region. So with us we can firmly say that your are going with the masters of this jungle.

Travel Guide

Things to carry
  • Comfortable and warm clothes.
  • Backpack.
  • Good quality trekking shoes.
  • Rain Jacket/Poncho.
  • Water bottles and energy bars/snacks.
  • A pair of sunglasses.
  • Balaclava/Cap.
Permit & Entry fee

We will arrange all the permit needed for this tour.

Custom & Advisory


  • Pay attention to your guide to enjoy a safe and sound birdwatching experience.
  • Avoid wearing clothes having fluorescent or neon colors.
  • Maintain silence while walking in the sanctuary.
  • It’s our responsibility to keep the nature clean. Please do not encourage littering the local places or campsites.
  • Do not consume alcohol or any other intoxicants during the tour.
  • We can provide porter to carry your gears at an additional cost.
  • Tipping is not mandatory. It’s up to your satisfaction.


Health & Safety


  • If you are allergic to plants and pollen then take precaution.
  • Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is famous for rich flora and fauna. Here the large animal is Asiatic black bear. However, they are very less seen in the route. No wildlife attack on birdwatchers have been recorded so far. But it’s not advisable to go for unguided walks in the Sanctuary.


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