Okhray

Okhray

Okhrey is a small village situated in West Sikkim district, India. Okhrey is mostly inhabited by Sherpas. Okhrey comes under Daramdin BAC Block Administrative Center, and is approximately 110 kilometres (68 mi) from the capital Gangtok. The nearest town from Okhrey is Sombaria at a distance of around 20 kilometres (12 mi). The main occupation of the people of Okhrey is farming, and they mainly produce potatoes. The temperature of Okhrey can fall to -2 °C (28 ° in winter, and it has a moderate climate during summer.

Places to see in Okhrey: Okhrey is famous for being the base for the famous Hilley ~ Varsey Rhododendron trek. Hilley, which is the checkpost for the 4 km long trek to Varsey is just 10 kms from Okhrey by car. While travelling to Hilley from Okhrey, you would enjoy the view of the magnificent Mt. Kanchenjungha range. If you climb up the slope of the hill, you can spot a serene village called Latitar. Another popular tourist attraction of the place is the Ugen Thon Meon Ling monastery, which is visited by travelers passing through this way. The monastery is operated by the Tibetan missionaries and features a small school.

Gorkhey, a beautiful valley in the border of West Bengal and Sikkim. 18 km from Phalut. In the trek route of Sandakphu you have to trek 26 km for Phalut. It is end of himalayan rhododendron sanctuary which starts from Gairibas in this trek route. You can end your trek through Rammam - Srikhola to Rimbik. Another route is there to leave Gorkhey, you can take a small route of 8 km and reach Sikkim's Ribdhi. Gorkhey is a nice valley. You can find Gorkhey khola (river stream) in this nice valley. You can capture so many photos in this valley.

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