West Sikkim- Uttarey, Pelling, Bermiok, Okhrey, Barsey - After Earthquake

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We were badly disappointed when after 3 months of research and planning our planned trip to North Sikkim got cancelled due to the earthquake. 7days before our planned departure we stared searching for a plan B and only found neither train tickets nor accommodations were available in the places we thought of.
I did a lot of research on Sikkim for past 3 months and started hearing call of mountains and the peaceful state. But, our other 4 friends were not ready to go to Sikkim, even our family was reluctant to let us go. But at last the call of the mountains win and only two of us started for West Sikkim. The places we chose were Uttarey,Pelling, Bermiok, Okhrey and Barsey.
I was familiar with the name of the places, but not very aware of the routes, that added with accommodation availability made our route wrong. We should arrange it like Pelling, Uttarey, Bermiok, Okhrey, Barsey.
We had our reservation in Guwahati Garib Rath from Kolkata station on 6th Oct. After 3 days of pandal hopping and all sorts of Puja enjoyments we packed our bag on Dashami, the day of our journey and started a bit late from home. To avoid the rush due to processions we planned to avail local train to Dumdum. But, when we reached the station the local train was just leaving the platform. The tension started. We again took a rickshaw to the taxi stand and on hearing the train timing the driver told that we have to have very lucky to reach in time. We had to reserve a taxi with doubled amount and started looking at the watch every minute. We were fortunate and reached well in time.
The train departed the station in time. In Garib Rath, the blanket-bed sheet-pillow set has to be collected paying Rs 25 per head, but they do not give any receipt. After leaving the platform we went to collect the set and found that most of the sets distributed are used ones. Someone in the next berth found cockroach in the blanket. There was no soap or mug in the toilet. Even there was no water in our nearest basin. I think, Garibs(poors) are not supposed to get a better service from railways.
The train reached NJP at 9:00am, 1:15 hr after the schedule time. Our first destination was Uttarey. From Kolkata I contacted Mr. Abinash Subba of hotel Swadens and he had told us to avail his pick up for Rs 3500. But, we thought we would get cheap shared vehicles via Jorethang and said no to him. We took a rickshaw for Rs 70 to Payel Cinema (stand for Jorethang cars). Rickshaw took 30 mins to reach and we found a long queue in the stand. Normally, the first service to Jorethang leaves the stand at 8:30, but as it was the day next to Dussera there were only a few cars on the road. The first service left the stand at 10:10 am. We got our tickets for the 3rd one which left the stand at 10:50 am. On any normal day the fare is Rs 120 p.h, but that day they were charging Rs 150 and when one asked the reason the person in the counter told him to go and find a car for Rs 120.
We reached Jorethang stand at around 1:45pm. The siliguri stand was at ground floor. There were 2-3 cars in that floor. But, when we went to the stand for Uttarey,kaluk,Rinchenpong, Dentam at the top floor we found only two local women sitting there. There was nothing else there, no car, no driver nothing. We came back to the ground floor and asked the driver who took us from Siliguri to drop us at Uttarey. He asked for Rs 3300. After bargain it was fixed to Rs 3000. We knew that he was taking advantage of the situation and charging very high but we did not have any other option. The driver was not also very comfortable about the road and called his friend to accompany him. We started from Jorethang at 2 pm. There were only a few cars in the road. The markets were closed. At around 2:45 we stopped in front of the first open shop and had lunch with Wai-Wai and omelette.

Uttarey

Few Km before Rinchenpong we met an IM reader from Hyderabad who was heading for Kaluk with the printout of Amit da's travelogue. Their hired indica got stuck in the boulders and they asked for help to our driver. They were 2 and a quarter, a couple with a very cute kid of less than a year. The driver took them in the back seat and charged them Rs 400 to drop them to Ghonday Village Resort. But he did not reduce our fare for that.
When we reached Sinshore Bridge it was almost dark. But, we took a short break and took some snaps. At around 5:30 the driver told me 'we have reached Uttarey Bazar, Call your hotel to know exact location.' I looked around and saw no market, only a few houses. I called Mr. Abinash Subba and told him that we were in front of Hotel Uttarey, now which way should we go to reach Swadens. He told me to stop there and check in to Hotel Uttarey. I got confused, but followed his instruction. Later we came to know that it was Abinash's sister's property. A lady welcomed us in the hotel with a candle. We checked the room and came down in the dining. A boy was trying to lit up a fire in front of the building and 7-8 guests were sitting around that and were chatting with him. It was a homely atmosphere. We had tea and momo sitting beside the fire. The power came when we finished eating. We had a walk along the silent road. When we returned to hotel dining, we saw a guest, a lady, chatting with the staffs in the kitchen. This time we got introduced with the staffs. Ranjana Chhetri who took the hotel in lease, Sujata and Sukhraj all were in our age group and soon became like good friends. Ranjana's brother who came for vacation was taking drinks from counter and was telling us not to tell his sister. Sujata was cutting some leaves. One of the guests told her that they did not want to take this unknown thing. Sujata scolded him telling that they must taste local food when visiting Sikkim and the dish was really very good.
Ranjana and Sujata had arranged for a guide for Rs 300 for our next day trek to Mehmbus waterfalls. We started for the trek at around 8am with Mangal Subba,the guide, an unemployed graduate of the village. He is nephew of Abinash. The way was through village, river bed and dense forest. At some places even sunlight was not getting inside the forest. we were walking hearing birds chirping and very sharp sounds of insects. We had to cross a number of rivulets and a river in the way. Till the trout breeding centre the way was downwards. After that we had to climb up, but the slope was not very steep except 1-2 places. Just after leaving Uttarey we met a local guy who pointed to a distant hill and said 'that is Yuksom and I have my duty there'. He is in paramilitary force and said it would take 4 hrs for him.
We took a number of photo breaks and reached the falls at around 10:30. It was a very nice one. The falls is also called hidden falls. One cannot get a sign of its existence until he crosses the last turn and be in front of the falls. Our guide told us in Nepali Mehm means bees. It is called Mehmbus as a number of bees hives were there near the falls. It was on river Utisey. In the forest there was a type of tree called Utis, and the river flowing beside those trees was called utisey. On the way back we took a short tea break at the small canteen at the gate of Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. The girl who runs the canteen, Prema, served us hot tea, Mangal gave my husband a bottle of Breezer as a treat. I was astonished to know that the young girl stays there inside the forest even at the night.

We came back at Uttarey at around 1PM following a different route through a village, Konabar, crossing the hanging wooden bridge near the trout breeding centre, had our lunch and headed for the Gumpha. Another guest of the hotel Ankita, also accompanied us. Her husband has a passion of taking birds' photograph and we had seen him running behind the birds and waiting patiently for the right moment for the whole day. We saw a number of good photographs in his camera. They, though were not member or reader of IM, had visited the area, mainly Rinchenpong,11 times in the last 2.5yrs. He said us that the places have started changing, people's behaviour started changing and we would not get the beauty of this place after 2-3 years.
When we just started climbing the hill after crossing the police post, it started raining. We ran and took shelter in a house near Nagebelli Resort. When the rain slowed down we came out and started walking. After a few minutes it again started raining and we again took shelter in a house. It was locked. We stood for a long time in the veranda. As we had nothing to do we started taking photographs of the rain. After around 15 minutes the rain slowed down and the residents of the house came back. They helped us walking down the slippery track to the main road. After another 7-8 mins walk we reached the gumpha. But we could not spend much time there as it was getting dark and we were fearing that it would start raining in any moment and we had seen 2-3 places where the water was flowing over the road while going up . We walked as early as possible, but when we were just 150-200 mts away from the hotel it started raining heavily and there was no place to take a shelter. We walked fast to reach hotel Swadens. But, we were completely drenched by that time and the rain water was cold like ice. We borrowed an umbrella from there and ran to the hotel.
Next day, we had a plan to walk up to Lamini Pokhri,a view point, but changed the plan due to the paining legs and hired a car for Rs 500. We requested Ranjana to go with us and she agreed. So we 3 and the driver Dipen started from the hotel. Near the point where govt is making Hillery Park the road was blocked due to earthquake. So we got down and walked the last stretch of half KM. We were walking along the road, Dipen said he would climb straight to reach first. Dipen reached before us but told that he had lost direction in the forest and fearing of black bear on every sound. The sky was not very clear and we could not get a glimpse of the snow peaks, but the view of the Blue Mountains and valleys were good. The hotels at Uttarey Bazar and the low land in front of it was clearly visible. Dipen shared a myth with us. According to it the famous Khechiperi Wishing Lake was at Uttarey just infront of the temple in the low land. But one day someone performed some sin at that place and over the night the holy lake shifted itself from Uttarey to its present location.
We rested there for half an hour took a number of snaps, tasted local medicinal plants Ausulu and Thotnay from the wild bushes. Thotney is tasty and Ranjana said that it is used to make pickles also. On the way back we went to a Sherpa Home stay to have a cup of tea. It was a small treat from Ranjana.
We could not meet Mr. Abinash Subba as he went to Siliguri to pick up guests, but he arranged everything for us. We contacted him over phone whenever we needed anything during our stay at Uttarey.

We reached Uttarey at around 10:30. We were to head towards Pelling and the driver Santosh was waiting for us. So we quickly had lunch with rice, Gundruk soup,a local dish, a local preparation of squash and then started for Pelling at around 11 am. Ranjana, Sujata,Sukhraj all came to the road to bid good us good bye. Ranjana gave us two white Buddhist scarf and wished happy journey.
We enjoyed our stay at Uttarey, but, one thing I must say. The room rent was at the higher side comparing the condition of the room. In the other places we got better rooms for the same price. Room rent should have been lowered by Rs 200-300. The price of the food was reasonable.
Some Information:
Shared cars for Uttarey are not available from Siliguri/NJP. One must have to go via Jorethang.
Jorethang stand is near Payel Cinema near Pani Tanki, Silliguri. Fare Rs 120 (Fare for Jorethang to Silliguri is Rs 110)
From Jorethang shared jeep to Uttarey are available till 2PM. If shared service to Uttarey is not available, you can try to get a shared service to Dentam and then search for a shared service from Dentam or reserve a car to Uttarey. It will be cheaper.
If you are heading to Uttarey in a large group or do not want shared vehicle, it is better to take the pick up facility from Mr. Abinash Subba. The rate is quite reasonable.
Uttarey Hotel :
Hotel Uttarey. Ranjana Chhetri – 7407180232/9933382886
Email: ranjoo_77@yahoo.com
Room rent : 800
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Nice one. Thank you for the details information.
I am planning to go west sikkim at the end of January, 2012.

what was the temperature ?
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Pelling

We took breaks at Sinshore bridge and Chhagey falls and reached Pelling at around 1 PM. Abinash Subba had booked a room for us at Rabdense Residency at Lower Pelling. When we checked in we were alloted the room 101. It was my first time in Pelling and I have not seen any other hotel at Pelling, but, it should be one of the best hotels in Pelling. View from our room was superb. Mt K is clearly visible from balcony, from the bed, even from the toilet. The room itself was spacious and good. The food was also very good and the price was not very high as we had thought earlier.
After a quick fresh up we walked to the Pamyangtse monastery. We thought that we would have to ask people about the road,but, at the upper Pelling circle we met two young lamas and followed them. When they stopped at a house at the gate of the monastery for playing they showed us the road. It was quite steep at the end. We started from our hotel at 1:45 and stopped at each and every travel agents office for the rate of Pelling site seeing and then reached the monastery at 3PM. We had seen a few vertical cracks at the monastery wall, they must be caused by the earthquake. The painting in the wall was very good, but, we wondered to see a painting of lord Ganesha with his rat at the first floor of the monastery. We started from the monastery past 3:30 and started walking to the Rabdentse ruins. We stopped at the turn from where the ruins are visible towards left and the main road was turned right. We got confused. We waited there for some time to ask for the direction. From this point the road was covered with tall trees. When we reached the gate of the ruins, it was already getting dark. The tourists of the local sightseeing packages were returning from inside. We asked them about how far it was and they told that it was atleast a KM away. So, we decided not to go inside as we were not feeling comfortable in walking the lonely road at night and started walking towards Pelling.
We had a plan to follow what Amit da did in local sightseeing of Pelling. The best quote we got for Yoksum was Rs 1800, and for normal sightseeing in share was Rs 200 p.h. This sharing plan price varied from Rs 200 to Rs 350. The best rate was from Dzongrila Tours and Travels just opposite of our hotel. We already spent more than expected and checked that the only ATM at Pelling was out of order for last 2-3 days. Then we met a couple who went to Gayzing for cash withdrawl and found the SBI ATM there was also not working. We got anxious. Our next destination was Bermiok and got the information that there was no shared car to this place before 12. As we had only 1 day at Bermiok it would have been useless to be there at 2-3 PM. We got totally confused. I called Sagarneel for his advice on whether Yuksom is a must see and according to his advice had booked the front two seats of the shared sightseeing car of Dzongrila for Rs 400. But, we could not be tension free. We called Mr. Sarkar of Bermiok and got to know the owner of the hotel would come to Pelling for his own work on the next day and if we want he would pick us up. We booked the hotel in Pelling for 2 days and thought that they would not agree to loose 1 day rent. But, when we talked to Nayek da,the manager there and told the situation he told that if it helped us he would not object. So it became our only night at Pelling.
As we had to check the expenditure we had our dinner with only roti and a delicious Alur Dom and went to bed early giving alarm at 4:30 AM. When the alarm rang I jumped out of the bed and opened the door to balcony. It was totally dark outside, but the whole Kanchenjunga range was visible like a white wave. The windows were hazy due to the dew, so we sat in front of the balcony door wrapping us in blanket. I do not have enough words to describe the 3 hours show. We just tried to catch each and every moment and every angle of it using our camera. When the first ray of sun touched Mt. K and then the golden light started spreading to other peaks we stopped taking snaps and took a video of it. We were lucky that day, the other guests who were there for past 1-2 days told that weather was not that clear and we were allotted the best view room. The whole range from Kumbhkarna to Siniolchu was clearly visible. But we had to get ready for the sightseeing by 8:30 am. After a nice breakfast with Alu Paratha, we checked out the hotel, but kept our luggage at the reception and went for the sightseeing. It was a normal day sightseeing with Rimbi Falls,Rimbi Rock Garden, Kanchenjunga falls and Khechiperi Lake in the first half and Pamyangtse monastery, Rubdentse Ruins and Helipad ground in the 2nd half (The Sinshore Bridge,Chagey Falls came into the Full Day sightseeing and don't ask me the difference between normal and full day). When the car started at around 9am, the Kanchenjunga range was almost hidden by cloud.
The 1st half was supposed to end at 1PM, but, when we reached Pelling it was past 2PM. The owner of the Silent valley Tourist lodge at Bermiok,Mr. Batore, was waiting for us since 12:30PM. We quickly collected dour luggage and left the hotel in his Santro.


Some information:
Shared vehicle from Uttarey to Gayzing is available in the morning at 6:30 am. Pelling comes before Gayzing. I forgot the exact fare but it is around Rs100 (+/- Rs 20).
A reserved car costs us Rs 1500 from Uttarey to Pelling. The charge for small cars and large cars are the same(small cars run in Petrol).
It took around 1.5 hrs to reach Pelling with two breaks at Sinshore bridge and Chhagey Falls.
Hotel at Pelling:
Rabdentse Residency at lower Pelling: Mr. Nayek (7872973447),Manager. Room rent was Rs 1000. Hotel can be booked from tripadvisor.
In Pelling we have seen SNT buses and shared cars that goes to Siliguri.
From the places like Uttarey, Kaluk,Rinchenpong,Bermiok shared car comes to Gayzing in the morning and leaves Gayzing at around 12. Gayzing is 10Km away from Gayzing (Pelling comes first while coming from these places) and shared cars are available for Rs 25.
We got the rate of Rs 1500 for a reserved car from Pelling to Bermiok.
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Originally Posted by soutom View Post Nice one. Thank you for the details information.
I am planning to go west sikkim at the end of January, 2012.

what was the temperature ?
It was not very cold. In the sunlight it was quite hot, temperature should be around 25 C, at night at Uttarey temperature was around 10 C. In Pelling, Bermiok it was higher. Okhrey was like Uttarey and it was really cold in Barsey.

In January it will be cold. In some years it snows in Uttarey in December-January they told me.
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Hi Ruchira,

Good to read your travlougue... and thanks for the ride till Kaluk. Yes, you gussed right. we took ride in your taxi till Kaluk.

World is really small.
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Bermiok

We reached Bermiok at 4:15 PM. Mr. Sarkar welcomed us in the hotel.In the way to Bermiok we had a chat with Mr. Batore(everybody in the hotel calls him bhaiya) and the other person of Bermiok whom bhaiya picked from a village on the way and decided that we would visit Srijunga Falls and chayatal. We were allotted room no 301 in the top floor( a non-view room) of Hotel Silent Valley. This floor had only two rooms opposite to each other and the roof top restaurant. One can get the best view from this place, so we were right not to chose the view rooms with Rs 400 more.The room was good, but, it had a problem. It was the first room beside the stairs, everybody heading to the roof top or kitchen must have to walk past its glass windows and the whole room was visible through the transparent curtains. Even the window of the toilet opens to the stairs to the kitchen at the top.
We just had a strol in the village in the evening and rested sitting in the roof top. Next morning we wake up at 5 and went to the roof top to witness the show again. From this place no peaks in the left of Kanchenjunga was visible, but Mt.K was clearer and was appearing bigger. Again the show started with a background music of famous Rabindra Sangeet 'Aguner poroshmoni Chhoao prane..' .We had our tea and breakfast with roti-alu chochchchori sitting infront of Mt K and then get ready for a trek to Srijungha falls. Bhaiya told us that we should walk the whole way. But, we were not feeling comfortable. So, we took a car to the last motorable point. Mr. Sarkar's brother,his wife and son were with us. The person who came with us in the car last day was our guide. He met us and went to book a car. He came with a Maruti Van and told that charge would be Rs 800+ Rs 100 for waiting and his charge would be Rs 300. We left hotel at around 8:30, first visited the Srijungha Yuma mangheem at Martham. The guide told the myth about Srijunga. He was a holy man. Nobody knew how he would die. Many had tried to kill him, but he became alive again. Then Bhutias' sent a girl as his wife who had asked him and came to know that his life was inside the book of god he used to read. Then she had stolen the book and gave to Bhutias who burnt it and Srijunga died. His body is kept inside a box few steps up the falls where people goes for puja and still in full moon night sound of sankha comes from there.
After watching the temple we started for the falls. The car stopped beside a tree in a place 1-2 KM from the temple. The guide showed a few steps and then a sharp track in between the paddy fields, village houses. I was wondering how building materials were brought to this place. The track was so narrow, steep and skiddy that the other lady in the group had fallen twice. After around 45 minutes of walk we came at the beginning of the stairs to the falls. From this place the Collech river which makes the waterfalls was seen like a white line. We started counting the number of steps while going down. After 4oo steps we saw the falls for the first time. People rarely come to this place and the stair was full of bushes. The guide was going in front of us smashing the bushesh of 'Bichuti'(Susnu in Nepali, do not know the English, the bush leaves of which causes itching). After 570 steps we reached at the almost broken bridge at the bottom from where the full falls was visible clearly. We were already exhausted and reluctant to proceed any further. But, the guide was enthusiastic to take us to the place where Srijungha's body was supposed to kept. We thought that it might be a sentimental issue and crossed the bridge started climbing up the slippery steps following him. After climbing another 60-70 steps (I stopped counting after 620) we reached the place.
On returning it took 30 mins to climb up to the stairs and another 1.5 hrs to reach to the road. The day was hot and that was making us tired. The guide gave us 'Amla' from a road side tree and guava from a village house for our refreshment. We all were very tired except the boy Kutus(Aritra) who climbed up running and said he could visit the place again and we did not have any reason not to believe him.
In the car my husband sat beside the guide and asked him about his occupation, he replied 'nothing. Sometimes I become guide to the tourists and sometimes work as contractor for govt projects.' But he had a quite rich appearance and was not like other guides we met in this tour. After returning to the hotel when we were going to pay the driver the guide stopped us and said that he had paid the advance and we should give the whole amount to him and he would pay the driver later. We felt something fishy.
We were very tired and thinking of whether we should go to Chhayatal. We asked for the rate of the car and Mr Sarkar told it would be around 1200. We felt it unreasonably high and cancelled the plan. In the afternoon I had a stroll in the road towards Dentam and towards kaluk for 2 hours alone. This place should be a paradise for birdwatchers. It was a completely different world with trees, birds, insects.
This was the day of Laxmi Puja and we thought that we would get a glimpse of moonlit Mt K. But the weather became cloudy and we could not even feel the moonlight excepts few minutes at around 10. After dinner when the weather became a bit clear we had seen Mr Sarkar and his brother’s family going for a walk. We accompanied them. We walked for around half an hour, singing songs. We went to bed before 11 PM. This was our last night at Bermiok. Mr Sarkar had booked two seats to Soreng for us and 3 seats for his brother's family to Jorethang in the same 7am Service to Jorethang.
Next morning we wake up early and saw no snow peaks, only cloud. The service came from Martham at exactly 7am. We said good bye to Mr Sarkar and his staffs Sajoy Mukherjee and Mithun, bhaiya-bhabi and the children living in bhaiya's house.

Some information:
Bermiok is 4 Km from Kaluk. Shared vehicles for Hee, Dentam,Uttarey passes through this place. A road to Martam goes down from here.
It took slightly more than an hour to reach Soreng from this place in shared vehicle, fare was Rs 80. Fare to Jorethang is Rs 120. It takes less than 3 hours.
Hotel Silent Valley: Room rent was Rs 800. Contact : Mr. Subrata Sarkar(9733136939).
Food was good but quite expensive compared to Uttarey, Pelling or the other places.
Another hotel Hotel Kanchan View is there. It will come before Silent Valley when going from Jorethang.
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Originally Posted by sirfnet View Post Hi Ruchira,

Good to read your travlougue... and thanks for the ride till Kaluk. Yes, you gussed right. we took ride in your taxi till Kaluk.

World is really small.
It was nice to meet you in Sikkim. How was your trip? Visited Pelling?
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thanks Ruchira for the lovely travelogue. We also want to visit these places in Dec. What I want to know is, is it worth staying in Bermiok than in Kaluk/Rinchenpong (with regard to the view of mt. K)? We have only 4N/4D and have planned it as 2N in borong and 2N in Kaluk or Bermiok.Please help.
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thank you for the fantastic travelogue, thoroughly enjoyed it, will be driving to Darjeeling-Pelling this Saturday...
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Hi ruchira,

Excellent write up and very nice pictures, enjoyed a lot while reading it,just remembering our trip to exactly same places during 27/09/2011 to 05/10/2011. Thanks a lot.
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Originally Posted by trisha View Post thanks Ruchira for the lovely travelogue. We also want to visit these places in Dec. What I want to know is, is it worth staying in Bermiok than in Kaluk/Rinchenpong (with regard to the view of mt. K)? We have only 4N/4D and have planned it as 2N in borong and 2N in Kaluk or Bermiok.Please help.
I have stayed only in Bermiok, not in Kaluk or Rinchenpong. So I can not say which one will be better. But met a few people in this trip who stayed in both Kaluk and Rinchenpong and said view from Rinchenpong is better and Kaluk was more crowded than Rinchenpong.
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okay..i had a talk with Mr. Sarkar of Silent Valley lodge..he says it is better to stay in Bermiok than Kaluk as Bermiok has more scenic beauty. Thanks for your detailed travelogue about Bermiok..I think we will go there.
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I have planned the trip as:

Day1: Board train at HWH.
Day2: Reach NJP. Travel to Bermiok and nightstay.
Day3: Sight-seeing in Uttarey and Rinchenpong. Night stay at Bermiok.
Day4: Travel to Borong and nightstay.
Day5: Roam around Borong and nightstay.
Day6: Reach NJP and return.

Please suggest any changes.
We want to travel in shared jeeps. Hope it wont be a problem.
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If you stay in Bermiok and visit Uttarey for a short time you will find nothing special in it. There is nothing special for short sightseeing in Uttarey. IMO to enjoy the place you have to stay here at least for a day. But you can visit the Sinshore bridge and Dentam which are on the way to Uttarey.
Rinchenpong and kaluk are very near to Bermiok and you can visit these places easily. Bermiok in in between Uttary and Rinchenpong so to cover both these places you have to go to two different ways.

From Bermiok you can visit Chhayatal,Ban jhakri Falls which is near Hee gaon and around 9KM away from Bermiok. If you are interested in trekking you can visit the Srijunga falls.
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Ruchira,

It's really a very nice write-up, very engrossing. You've packed so much of information - keep it up.
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