Uttarey

Uttarey, offbeat destination in Sikkim

30 km from Pelling is situated a small serene village Uttarey. Uttarey situated at the altitude of 6,600 ft is very close to Nepal border. Apart from natural beauty the stunning view of Kanchenjungha from Uttarey hills will leave you mesmerised. Opposite to the main market a ship shaped building resembles with the famous ship Titanic situated. Though you can't go inside as the building is closed but still you can pose for photography standing in front of it. Nearby Uttarey village amidst dense forest is a monastery known as The Kagyu Gompa. Situated on a hill this 1711 made monastery is among the oldest monasteries of Sikkim. It will take 10 to 15 minutes to reach there. Recent addition in Uttarey's sightseeing list is the Tenzing Hillary Memorial Park. Inaugurated in 2015 the park consist two statues of two great climbers Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. The stunning view of Mt. Kanchenjungha will thrill you once again. Matter of fact is there are almost 22 trekking routes starts from Uttarey including Singalila trek, Varsey trek, Dzongri and Goecha la trek. Trout farm is another interesting place to visit just 2 km away amidst greens. If you wish to explore nature more closely you may trek for 5 more km from Trout farm to visit Mainebass waterfall surrounded by virid forest. If you are lucky enough you can spot a Red Panda as well. Uttarey is 140 km from Gangtok via Ravangla and Pelling and 160 km from NJP via Rinchempong and Hee.

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