Neora Valley Trek

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Embark on the Neora Valley trek, India’s premier wilderness adventure. Explore 88 sq km biodiverse park, home to Red Panda. Reach Rachela Pass pinnacle, behold Chola, Singalila, Kanchenjunga vistas. Discover Himalayan black bears, rare birds in untouched forests. Nature’s marvel awaits.

Duration: Neora Valley Trek spans 4-5 days and covers 45-50 km. Traverse lush forests, diverse campsites. Lava to Tangta’s journey reveals scenic wonders. Flexible duration and captivating landscapes await.

Route: Lava to Chaudapheri via 14-turn road, through bamboo forests to PHE Camp. Pass Jaributi Watchtower, and reach Aloobari for bird spotting. Ascend to Rachela Pass with panoramic vistas. Traverse ancient Rhododendron forests to Ruka, descend to Tangta endpoint. Tangta to Jhalong and Bindu are accessible in about an hour.


  • Pristine forests of Neora Valley National Park.
  • Breathtaking views of the Kanchenjunga range.
  • Spotting the elusive Red Panda in its natural habitat.
  • Panoramic vistas from Rachela Pass.
  • Ancient Rhododendron forests.
  • Charming villages and local culture.
  • Holy evergreen lake at Jorpokhri.
  • Views of Nathula range and Bhutan ridge from Rachela Pass.
  • Tranquil camping sites in the wilderness.
  • Medicinal plants and diverse wildlife sightings.

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Neora Valley National Park stands out for its unparalleled natural beauty, with the majestic Kanchenjunga range providing a stunning backdrop. The park is home to a remarkable diversity of plant life, including rare species comprising around 20% of the total flora, such as 680 angiosperm species, 23 Pteridophytes species, and 4-5 species of Gymnosperms. Its unique ecosystem is a testament to the park's ecological significance and makes it a haven for botanical enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

The Neora Valley National Park is traversed by the Neora River.

About 10 km.

In winter, sometimes the temperature comes below 0°C whereas in summer the maximum temperature cross 30°C. Snowfall is common between November and February.

The Neora is a small hill stream in the Kalimpong sub-division of North Bengal, rising from near the tri-junction (3,200 m — 10,500 ft) of West Bengal, Sikkim, and Bhutan, and flowing southward for about 58 km before emerging on the plains of the Jalpaiguri district near Gorubathan.

Some of the notable animals that can be found in the park include the elusive Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Indian Civet, Goral, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, and numerous species of birds including the vibrant Himalayan Monal and Blood Pheasant.

The park reaches up to an elevation of 10600 ft at Rechela Danda , the highest point of Neora Valley National park, which borders Sikkim and Bhutan .

To reach Neora Valley from Kalimpong, you can hire a private vehicle or taxi for a 2-3 hour journey, or consider a trekking route with proper planning and guidance from experienced guides.

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