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Uttarey

This is a upcoming tourist destination from West Sikkim situated close to Sikkim – Nepal boarder. The tranquil and beautiful village is gaining significant tourist interest due to its natural beauty. During the last few years, the whole area surrounding Uttarey including Dentam, Kaluk, Hee, Bermiok, Rinchenpong etc have come up as newer tourist destinations.

West Sikkim is increasingly becoming a tourist destination beyond the city limits of Pelling town. Village tourism, sustainable tourism initiatives are taking strong route in the whole area. In this direction, Uttarey is taking a leading role. In the last few years several tourist attractions have been renovated or newly created and tourist infrastructure has also grown substantially.

The closest major town of Uttarey is Pelling (35 kms – 1.5 hours). Siliguri, the entry point to Sikkim where Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and New Jalpaiguri Rail Station (NJP) is located, is about 170 kms away (5 hours).

Around Uttarey

Uttarey is a destination where you would visit to relax and soak in nature. It does not offer too many sightseeing options unlike more popular touristic destinations, but the small village offers you plenty of natural beauty and relaxed days amidst peaceful and tranquil nature.

The Singshore Bridge, considered the second highest bridge in Asia, is just half an hours drive (10 kms) from the village.

The Dentam valley, a scenic village, is about 18 kms from Uttarey. The valley is also visited by tourists as a common sightseeing point.

Varsey – further 10 kms further from Dentam, the Varsey rhododendron sanctuary attracts tourists for the colourful rhododendron that blooms during March – April. Trek from Varsey to Dentam as well as from Varsey to Uttarey can also be organised.

Hee – Bermiok – further on the same route, the eco-tourism village of Hee-Bermiok is about 30 kms from Uttarey

Kaluk – Rinchenpong – If you drive further, you will soon reach the popular tourist area of Kaluk – Rinchenpong about 40 kms from Uttarey

Pelling – The most popular tourist destination of West Sikkim, Pelling at a distance of 35 kms can be reached well within 2 hours from here.

Map of Uttarey

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