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 other 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 chullay 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 Yuhina, 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 the winter months of January and February, this village regularly receives snowfall.
Notice: This day the trekkers you will carry in up water at your hotel because there is no water source from Teen clay.
BIRDING IN GANGTOK, BULBULY EAST SIKKIM:
Bulbuly and Fambonglho Wild Life Sanctuary are one of the best birding places in west Sikkim, not very far from Gangtok. Many people interested in bird watching visit this area and even amateurs can easily do birding here with some basic help. Thus this is a good place to start birding if one is not already doing it. One also gets some spell-binding views of the high Himalayan peaks in the region. One can spot 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 Yuhina, 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 among others.
BIRDING IN RAVANGLA MAENAM HILL SOUTH SIKKIM:
Maenam Hill, it is located near Ravangla top, on a hill at an elevation of 3,320 meters. It is one of best short day hike tourist spots from Ravangla and about 4 to 5 hours walk where you can get a good experience of the higher Himalaya from Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan ranges. The Maenam Hills offer a panoramic view of the mountains to the tourists. From the hilltop, you will get good imposing views of the lush green landscape and majestic views of snow-capped mountains. Frey’s Peak 5850 meters, Kokthang peak 6,150 meters, Kumbakarna 7,710 meters, Rathong 6,679 meters, Karbu S 7,317 meters, Kabru N 7,338 meters, Kabru Dome 6,660meters, Talong 7,350 meters, Kangchenjunga. 8,585 meters, Pandim 6,691 Meters, Tenzingkhang 6,010 Meters, Jopuno 5,930 Meters, Narsing 5,825 Meters, Sinoulchu 6,880 Meters, are all visible from here. On a clear day, it is possible to get a glimpse of the plains of Bengal spanning across Kalimpong and Darjeeling hills in the South and right across the Indo-China border towards the North.
The Maenam major part has been declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary it is a treasure house of Medicine as the region is rich in an assortment of varieties of Birds and Medicinal plants and herbs. The sanctuary at an elevation of 3,320meters from above sea level, has shelters for Red Panda, Goral, Serow, Barking Deer, Marbled-Cat, Leopard-Cat, Civet-Cats, and many species of birds like Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snowcock, Hill Partridge, Rufous-throated Partridge, Chestnut-breasted Partridge, Blood Pheasant, Satyr Tragopan, Himalayan Monel, Kalij Pheasant, Black Necked Grebe, Speckled Wood Pigeon, Migrant Ducks, Blue Winged Scaly, Laughing Thrush, Emerald Cuckoo, Babbler, Scaly Laughing thrush, Red Faced, Scaly-breasted, Wren-Babbler and many other animals of the temperate forest. This sanctuary is famous for trekking and its rich biodiversity. The altitude ranges between 2,320 meters. Maenam Hill used to be the place of meditation for a large number of monks. There is a historical Buddhist Monastery called Maenam Gumpa on the top ridge of the sanctuary. Maenam Gumpa was established in 1969. Apart from, there is a statue of Lord Shiva, which is worshipped by the local people it is considered a sacred place.
Please email us for the Best Costing and Availability. The Costing depends on Number of person and the minimum required number of person for the trek is 2 pax and maximum is 30 pax. The more the number of trekkers the better the Price. The given costing will be based on per head per day basis which will includes all the necessary facilities required during the trek from the point of start to the end. Please email us for the Brief Description of the Costing and the Facilities and services provided with it.
We have special costing for the bigger group, Student Group, Religious Group and Senior Citizens. The costing is based on the Requirements and demand of the group. Do email us [email protected] to know the special prices and services provided.
If you are trekking with Black yak expedition
Arrive at (NJP) Railway Station, Siliguri or Bagdogra airport by 9 am (on your own)
Black Yak Expedition will arrange pick-up vehicles from NJP railway station and Bagdogra airport to Yuksom the base camp of your trek. We provide luxury vehicles like INNOVA, ZXILO or normal vehicles like TATA SUMO GOULD, BOLERO, etc. And mini cab suitable for 2 or three family with light travel bags like, Wagoner, Alto etc. We cannot arrange shared jeeps because it is not reliable. Above all there are no direct shared jeeps to certain parts of Sikkim from pick up points. You have to break down your points while taking shared jeeps. For example if you are traveling to Yuksom for Goechala Trek or Dzongri Trek there are no direct shared jeeps from New Jalpaiguri Railway station NJP or Bagdogra Airport. First you have to reach silliguri junction from there you have to take a vehicle to Jorethang. (Jorethang is a small business town or main point that connects to most part of Sikkim.) Even though if you reach Jorethang than here comes another challenging part that is all the regular shared jeeps that comes to Jorethang from Yuksom Leave within 2:00 pm. So you have to be there within 1:00 or 2:00 an. Even after that there is no 100% guaranteed that you will get the shared jeeps because it is pre booked by locals by call and you should also keep one thing in mind that in tourist season most of the vehicles are pre-booked. So thinking about shared jeeps is not good at first place.
Transport is arranged in a Tata Sumo (or similar vehicle). Each cab costs Rs. 5500/-
If you request pre booking for pick up and drop along with trek or tour package than this statement is not applicable to you since Black Yak Expedition will pay for the charges but in case if you have not asked for pick up and drop facilities than you should know that the transportation cost is additional, to be shared among the trekkers and paid directly to the drivers.
On the day of pickup at least do your best to be present at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) or Bagdogra Airport within 9:00 Am or 10:00 Am. Incuse if we start late from this two points than we will reach certain trekking basecamps like Yuksom very Late at night and that can cause great inconvenience to you as we have to begin the trek early next morning. It takes around 6-7 hours from New Jalpaiguri Railway station NJP or Bagdogra airport to Yuksom. Expected arrival time at Yuksom is 5 pm. Due to ongoing constructions on the route and sometimes heavy traffic jams it can delay our travel on the route.
Depart from Yuksom early morning.
Black yak expedition we will arrange reserved vehicle to drop trekkers to NJP railway station or Bagdogra airport.
The transportation cost from Yuksom to NJP/Bagdogra is additional, to be shared among trekkers and paid directly to the driver.
The approximately cost for reserved vehicle is Rs. 5,500/-
Expected arrival time at NJP/Bagdogra is 5 pm. It is wise for you to book your train/flight tickets late in the evening to give you enough buffer time. Or Plan extra days in your itinerary to avoid busy schedule.