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An Unspoilt Rural Sikkim
Hee Gaon or Hee-Bermiok at 1800 meters in the rural belt of West Sikkim has been developed as a new tourist destination with its breathtaking natural beauties. The Limboo community, the original tribes of Sikkim, has their unique traditional culture and lifestyles. An encounter with the community proves highly experiential for the people seeking ethnic rural exposure in Sikkim.
Four rivers and streams bound Hee Gaon on all sides with a gorgeous view of Kanchenjunga. Lamas' chanting in the monasteries, prayer wheels and colourful prayer flags fluttering in the air and land dominated by legends and myths mark this pristine village's landscape. Hee Gaon is rich in agriculture with its cardamom field and vegetable farms and is declared the first Organic Village in Sikkim. With several short treks, warm hospitality of the local people, and colourful festivals throughout the year, Hee is emerging as a prime destination for rural tourism in Sikkim.
Bounded by Kalej Khola and Reshi Khola – the two major mountain streams in the area, Hee-Bermiok villages are the primary agricultural area in western Sikkim. The terraced agricultural fields in the backdrop of snowy mountains with scattered houses present a beautiful scenic vista as you drive along the village road.

Activities in Hee-Barmiok

Village Tour
  • Village Tour - Hee and Bermoik have a mixed population of Limboo, Rai, Gurung and Tamang belonging to the larger Nepalese community. Each of these communities has its different language, tradition and culture. A visit to these villages of other communities is a charming experience with opportunities to know their traditional practices and simple lives.

Barsey Hike
  • Barsey Hike - The primary attraction in Hee and Barmoik is the trek to Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary at an altitude of 3000 meters. The beautiful forest trail starts from here through a colourful Red Panda Gate. It leads to a hilltop from where a 360-degree view of the surrounding, including the Kanchenjunga range, is visible over the rolling forested hills, which becomes a riot of colour during spring.

Village Hike
  • Village Hike - Adorned with splendid natural beauties, Hee offers some rewarding escapades. From here, starts the famous and arduous trek to Dzongri Goeachala at the Base of Kanchenjunga Peak via Singalila Ridge. Another hike leads to Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary and Chiyabhanjang Pass. There are numeral waterfalls, lakes, monasteries, temples, hot springs, caves and viewpoints to keep you engage.

Attractions in Hee-Barmiok

  • Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

    Hee and Barmoik have proximity to Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary – a natural park with 26 species of Rhododendron flower and known for the lucrative Red Panda – an endemic species in Eastern Himalayas. The abundance of the rich forest of Barsey Sanctuary and Samdong reserve forest has made this area a popular destination for birding. Many precious Himalayan species like rufous sibia, crimson sunbirds, thrush, and babbler species can be spotted without any significant effort in the forest trails around the villages.

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At a distance of 40 km from Pelling, Hee is also well connected with all prominent places in Darjeeling and Sikkim. Hee and Barmoik are connected with the road from Bagdogra Airport in North Bengal, which is 125kms away and takes about 5hrs via Melli – Jorthang- Rinchenpong. The road continues to Pelling Via Dentam in another 25kms. Gangtok, Sikkim's capital, is 140kms via Singtam – Rabangla – Legship – Reshi road and takes about 6hrs.

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