Okhrey, West Sikkim
Okhrey is a small village situated in West Sikkim district, India. Okhrey is mostly inhabited by Sherpas. Okhrey comes under Daramdin Block Administrative Center, and is approximately 110 Kms from the capital Gangtok. The nearest town from Okhrey is Sombaria at a distance of around 20 Kms.
The temperature of Okhrey can fall upto −2 °C in winter, and it has a moderate climate during summer.
Okhrey is a place on the route to Varsey and is one of the most popular trekking trails in Sikkim There is regular jeep service from Jorethang but are few in numbers. The village is not a regular stop for tourists.
On a clear day, tourist can get a grand view of the entire Kanchendzonga range. Ugen Thon Meon Ling monastery is a place worth visiting. It is run by Tibetan missionaries and has a small school attached to it like any other monastery of Sikkim. There is a few interesting short trek route is a walk up to Ribdi on the West Bengal border. One can proceed further down through the jungles of Rammam to Rimbik a small settlement worth staying. For more adventurous or seasoned trekkers there is the popular route from Okhrey that leads all the way to Phalut via Gurdung. Not to mention Hilley a destination only 10 kilometers from Okhrey is also has a beauty of its own. The rhododendron zone begins from here. This is a small village in South Sikkim. Okhrey is just diagonally opposite to Srikhola, which falls while returning from Sandakphu.
Things to do :
Hike to Ribdi
Enjoy the beauty of Daramdin
Jungle trek from Rammam to Rimbick
Heaven for Bird Watching/Photographers
Accommodation rates :
Rs 1500 double bed room
Rs 2000 triple bed room
Food rates :
Breakfast : Rs 100/head
Lunch : Rs 200/head
Dinner : Rs 200/head
Okhrey is appx. 130 Kms from NJP, 55 Kms from Jorethang & 110 Kms from the capital Gangtok.
One can reserve a vehicle from NJP or Gangtok. There is regular jeep service from Jorethang but are few in numbers.