While you do your popular sandakphu trek, this time maybe explore the beautiful village of Dhotrey on the route? Or even better, plan an exclusive one or two days’ stay at this secluded, pristine Himalayan hamlet. Why, you ask? Izifiso discovers the hidden gem in detail for you.
Dhotrey is a small Himalayan village in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal within the buffer zone of Singalila National Park. At 43 kms from Darjeeling, Dhotrey lies at 8500 ft. above sea level. The calm, remote village offers a picturesque view of the Kanchenjunga range most prominently in the months from October till January. Besides that, the place is infested with diverse birds and beautiful pine forests. In March-April, colorful bursts of magnolia, spruce and rhododendrons decorate the already scenic village. An unconventional forest trail to Tonglu of 7 kms distance is another attraction of Dhotrey. This place is also on the route of the sandakphu trek, to the highest peak of West Bengal, Sandakphu. A small monastery is also as a tourist attraction. Sightseeing to Sukhiyapokhri, Phalut, and Tumling are other attractions. So while you plan your next weekend holiday, be sure to consider a stay at Dhotrey!
NEAREST RAILWAY STATION: New Jalpaiguri (104kms)
NEAREST BUSSTAND : Tenzing Norgay (96kms)
Backpackers' Cottage(1200/-): 3 people per Cottahe, Attach toilet
Children : 0-4 yrs Free
5-10 yrs 800/-
DETAIL TIMING :
11:00 A.M: Check-in & Accommodation allotment
01:30 P.M : Lunch (Rice, Dal, Potato fry, Vegetable Curry, Egg Curry)
06:00 P.M : Evening Snacks (Maggie,Tea)
09:00 P.M : Dinner (Rice / Roti, Vegetable Curry, Chicken Curry)
10:00 P.M: Main Gate closing time.
08:00 A.M : Breakfast (Puri, Vegetable Curry, Tea)
10:00 A.M : Check-out
1. How to reach the campsite?
You can reach the campsite by reserving a car from NJP to Dhotrey which will cost you around 5500/- for a Tata SUV or similar or you can take share cars from Darjeeling More to Sukhiya Pokhri at 400/- and Sukhiya Pokhri to Manebhanjan, at 400/- and then Manebhanjan to Dhotrey at 300/-.
2. What are the staying options available at the campsite?
Homestay is available at Dhotrey.
3. What we will get at this price?
Accommodation and Food are included in the package but you can order Chicken Barbeque and other foods at the campsite depending upon availability.
4. Facilities available at the campsite?
Running water and western toilets. Car pickup-drop and Guide facilities on request are available at the campsite.
5. Safety at your campsite?
As local people run our camps, we can assume they are the best person to provide safety.
6. Alcohol consumption?
Dhotrey is an adventurous campsite providing experiences very close to nature. As alcohol consumption is injurious to health, we strongly discourage the drinking of alcohol in the campsite.
7. What are the nearby places we can visit during our stay?
Although every part of the Himalaya is worth a click, still we can name a few like - Srikhola, Palmajua, Tonglu, Kalipokhri, Tumling, Darjeeling very nearby Dhotrey.
9. How to book the campsite?
You can book directly from our website checking availability on your planned date and clicking on the ‘book now’ button. Check this video for reference.
10. How can I cancel or change trip dates?
You can cancel your booking anytime from your profile page at our site. Check the video for reference. Please also check the policy before canceling your trip.