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Uttarey

the farthest western corner of Sikkim...

At an altitude of 2012 m (6600 ft), Uttarey is famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. This place offers you a peaceful getaway from the noisy city life. You can reach Uttarey from Pelling. On your way to Uttarey you will pass Singshore bridge, which is said to be the second highest suspension cable bridge in Asia. Uttarey is farthest western corner of Sikkim and famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. The beautiful place is comparatively less traveled by tourists. This has somewhat helped Uttarey preserve its serenity. There are couple of beautiful trek routes which starts from Uttarey. Singalila Trek and Phokteydara trek are two of them. If you are looking for a place where you want to spend couple of days just relaxing or engage yourself with few activities – Uttarey is definitely a dream destination for you..


Activities


Day hike: You can go for blissful explorations like day hike trip in and around Uttarey. Favorite tourist activities here includes village walk to traditional houses, short hike through the forest and to nearby Tenzing-Hillary Memorial Park. You can also visit the local Buddhist monastery for a quiet spiritual encounter. The vibrant and peaceful places will definitely win your heart.

One night camping: More adventurous visitors can go for one night camping to the nearby Chewabhanjan Pass, Phokteydara. Night Camping can be arranged in these places where a good view of the surrounding areas is offered. Watching Mt. Kanchenjunga while trekking will be a memorable experience.

Multi-days trek: Situated in the foothill of Singalila Pass, there are many multi-day treks option from Uttarey. Amongst the treks The Singlalila Trek is the most famous and said to be one of the most beautiful and serene treks in the Himalayas.

Sightseeing tour: You can go for local sightseeing tours to the various places of Interest in nearby areas. The full day tour program can be customized to meet your needs. Some of the places of Interest are Singshore bridge, Changey falls, Sangachoeling Monastery, Dentam valley, Tashiding Monastery, Pemayangtse Monastery, Rabdentse ruins, Khecheopalri Lake, Kanchenjunga Waterfalls, and more.

Day excursion to Buddha Park: You can go for one day excursion to Buddha Park. From there you can visit Ralang Monastery and Temi Tea garden, a picturesque Tea garden of Sikkim.

Places to Visit: Singshore Bridge, Tenzing-Hillary Memorial Park, Mainibas Falls, Kagju Gompa, Chewabhanjan Pass, Phokteydara and many more.


Travel Guide


Weather

The general temperature in Uttarey stays cold all the time. During summer, mercury hardly crosses 25’C in daytime and during night it stays around 10’C. The average temperature for Uttarey is 15’C during winter. This place never gets snowfall but gets good amount of rainfall during monsoon season.

Local Words

Generals greetings and words: Welcome greetings: Namas-tey, Yes: Hoon-chha, No: Ney-he, Little bit: Ali-kati, Thank you: Dhan-ya-baad, Road: Raas-taa, Shop/Store: Doo-kaan, Market: Baa-zar, Medicine: Daa-wai.
Food and Drinks: Hot water: Taa-to Paa-ni, Cold Water: Chee-so Paa-ni, Rice: Khaa-naa, Lentils:Daal, Vegetables: Sab-jee,
Emotions: Good (Food): Mee-tho, Not Good (food): Mee-tho chha-e-no, Good (Places, things): Daa-me, Not Good: (Place,things): Daa-me Chha-e-no.
Time: Morning/day: Bee-yan, Evening/night: Bel-ka.
Relationships: Elder-brother: Daa-joo, Brother: Bhaa-e, Elder Sister: Dee-Dee, Sister: Ba-hee-nee.

Getting here

The nearest airport name is Bagdogra airport (IXB). It is well connected with Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and metro cities of India.

The nearest railway station name is New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP). It’s well connected with Delhi, Kolkata and other metro cities of India.

Uttarey is well connected by roads with West Bengal and rest of the India.

Permit

Indian tourists don’t need any permit to visit this place. Foreign tourists need an Inner Line Permit to visit this place but they can get that on arrival at Melli check point which is the entry point of Sikkim. It’s a hassle free process and takes only 20 min to complete the procedure. One must carry two photocopies of his/her passport and visa along with 2 copies of his/her passport size photo while applying. For further query please contact us.

Custom

Sikkim is the second smallest state in India with least population. They have deep respect for each other. While visiting in any religious place please remove your footwear before entering into the main temple. Also it is advisable to wear modest clothes while visiting any religious place. People will happily pose for a picture but please ask them before taking any picture.

*Please note that in a Sikkimese tradition while a guest is leaving they offer Khada (scarf) to their guest as a sign of good luck. If they offer you such then please close your palms together to reply as a thank you gesture.

Safety

Sikkim is India’s one of the few states where the crime rate is very low. Not only towards tourists, people have deep respects for each other also. But for any safety concern, you can share your query with local police station (dial 100 only) or reach to the nearest tourist information center.

Health

You won’t find any mosquitoes here in Uttarey. Due to alpine climate tourist generally doesn’t get sick. But if you are allergic to plants and pollen then take precaution. The local hotels and restaurants serve safe drinking water but if you are not sure then you can buy packaged drinking water almost at everyplace.

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