Birding in Teen Chullay near Gangtok city.
Teen Chullay is one of the bird watching places and a unique adventure holiday spot in east Sikkim that combines an exciting bird watching tour. It is about 138 km away from NJP/Bagdogra Airport at an elevation of 2,250 meters and an hour’s drive from Gangtok. Golay Tar is about 3 to 4 hours walk and also the Teen chulay is one of popular day hiking tourist spot around Gangtok after Golay Tar the trail towards to Teen chullay is around 3 to 4 hours walk the trail is a gradual ascend to reach Teen chullay and same way back gradually descend to road head, then drive to Gangtok city. This trek is a famous day hike around Gangtok and still, there aren’t too many people on the trail on most days.The trail ascends steeply through the dense forest that is full of magnolia, Rhododendron, and Bamboos wild orchid apart from others trees and plants. If you are lucky you will be able to see wild animals as the trek trail snakes through the home for the wild animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Thar, Summer Deer, Barking Deer and many more. Before Teen chullay you will get nice rest spot inside the deep ancient forest. Teen chulay offers you 90-degree views of the third highest peak of the world Mount Khangchendzonga, 8585 meters, apart from snow-capped mountains like mt. Rathong, Mt, South Kabru, North Kabru, Mt.Pandim, Mt.Tenzingkhang, Mt.Jopnu, from Oklathang range. You will also see a number of birds such as the Black-Throated sunbird, Fire-Tailed Sunbird, Streak-Throated Barwing, Gould’s Sunbird, Gould’s Sunbird floral, Green Back Tit, Rufous Sibia, Oriental white eye, Rufous Sibia, Striped-Throated Yuhina, Spot winged Grosbeak, Great Barbet, White-rumped Munia, Grey Bushchat, Blue-fronted Redstar, Whiskered Yuhnia, Large Niltava, Whiskered Yuhina, Striped Throated Yuhina, Dark-Throated Thrush, Grey Bushchat, White capped water redstart, Green backed Tit, Plumbeous water redstart, Blue Whistling Thrush, Common Hoppoe, Verditer Flycatcher etc. Your trek starts from Goly Tare located in the east district of Sikkim. Teen chullay is one of the popular day hiking destinations. The trail near Pangtheng village is mostly inhabited by Limboo, Gurung Sherpa, Rai, and Bhutia mix community people under Gangtok constituency district, Gangtok. The main occupation of the Pangthang people is agriculture, they mainly produce Potatoes, cabbage, and green peas as well as working as drivers during the months of summer. In winter months of January and February, this village regularly receives snowfall.
Notice: Trekkers are advised to fill up their bottles at the hotel before the day trek as there are no sources of water on most of the trail.