Srikhola-Gorkhey Trek

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Gorkhey, West Bengal, India
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The trek from Srikhola to Gorkhey is a captivating journey through the scenic landscapes of the Darjeeling region in West Bengal, India. Starting from the village of Srikhola, nestled amidst nature, this trek offers a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayas. The charming village is situated at an altitude of approximately 6,900 feet. The trail meanders through dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and bamboo, providing shade and tranquility. As you ascend further, you’ll come across small settlements and terraced farmlands that showcase the harmonious coexistence of humans with nature.

Duration:  The duration of the trek from Srikhola to Gorkhey can vary depending on your pace, fitness level, and the time spent exploring the surroundings. On average, it takes around 2 to 3 days to complete the trek. The distance from Srikhola to Gorkhey is around 15km.

Route:  The trek involves trekking from Srikhola to the village of Samandin. This stretch usually takes around 5 to 6 hours, depending on your pace. Samandin village is situated at an altitude of approximately 7,545 feet. From Samandin it’s around 1 km to Gorkhey which is a short route that takes only 1 hour.

Highlights

  • Breathtaking landscapes and mountain vistas await on the Srikhola to Gorkhey trek.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions of charming villages along the trail.
  • Experience the rich biodiversity of the region with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Serene waterways and cascading waterfalls add to the tranquility of the trek.
  • Marvel at panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks, including Kanchenjunga and Everest.
  • Camp under the starry skies and indulge in stargazing in picturesque locations.
  • Enjoy the peaceful ambiance and rejuvenating moments amidst nature.
  • Capture memorable moments and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Eastern Himalayas.

Frequently asked questions

Approx. 15km

Gorkhey is a serene village in Darjeeling, West Bengal, known for its picturesque location amidst pine forests and beautiful landscapes. It offers a tranquil retreat, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and provides a perfect setting to connect with nature.

It is known for its scenic beauty and captivating landscapes. This quaint village is famous for its breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, lush forests, and the serene atmosphere it provides to trekkers and visitors.

The best months for the Srikhola to Gorkhey trek are March to May and September to November when the weather is favorable and offers clear skies and pleasant temperatures. It's recommended to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall that can make the trail slippery and difficult to trek.

2-3 days depending upon the pace.

From Samandin and Gorkhey, trekkers can enjoy panoramic views of the majestic Kanchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world

It depends for how long the trek is booked for and also the booking agent, generally it costs from Rs.4000 to Rs.8000

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Gorkhey, West Bengal, India

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Srikhola-Gorkhey Trek
Raj Shankar
09/23/2023

Nature's Wonderland in Every Step

The Srikhola-Gorkhey Trek was an absolute delight. The scenic beauty along the trail, from lush forests to gushing rivers, was spellbinding. Gorkhey village was a hidden gem with its welcoming locals and serene atmosphere. If you're seeking an off-the-beaten-path trek in the Himalayas, this is the one to choose.

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