Mountain Travels: Gorkhey Village near Sandakphu, Darjeeling

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Gorkhey village near Sandakphu peak offers a delightful retreat into nature’s lap, with its serene Himalayan landscapes, lush forests, and charming village life. Sandakphu (3636 m) is a mountain peak in the Singalila Ridge on the India-Nepal border and also the highest peak in the state of West Bengal.

Gorkhey village, situated at an elevation of approximately 2,500 meters (8,200 feet) is nestled amidst lush green forests and offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. Situated amidst rolling hills and verdant valleys, the breath-taking views of the snow-capped peaks, including the towering Kanchenjunga, create a mesmerizing backdrop for the village. As you wander through the village and its surroundings, you’ll be greeted by amazing landscape and views at every turn, with the surrounding hills and valleys stretching out as far as the eye can see.

Gorkhey Village Sandakphu

Visitors can explore the surrounding trails, go for nature walks, and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the village. Gorkhey village is a stopover during treks to Sandakphu providing trekkers with a peek into the Himalayan way of life. Most of the families here are engaged in farming and animal husbandry and still follow the organic and traditional lifestyle and cultural practices, which adds a mystical charm to the place.

Gorkhey is home to diverse flora and fauna and the forests are teeming with a variety of plant species, colourful rhododendrons, and vibrant wildflowers that bloom during the spring season.

Birdwatchers can spot numerous avian species, Himalayan birds, and butterflies, while lucky visitors may also encounter some wildlife.

Gorkhey village sandakphu - view

Travellers be advised that reaching Gorkhey will require moderate-level trekking for 2-3 days depending on your pace and route.

It is advisable to check weather conditions, and contact with local authorities for any necessary permits or permissions before embarking on the travel.

If you need any assistance with planning the trek to Gorkhey including travel, accommodation, and local guides, we at Mountain Echo can help you with the necessary arrangements. Please drop us a line at

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