Neora Valley Nature Reserve is unique in its natural beauty. One can view the spectacular Kanchenjunga range in the backdrop with its amazing bio-diversity. Therefore, Neora Valley Nature Reserve is home to many rare and endangered, plants, animals, and birds.
Approximately 20% of the total species are found which are extremely rare. Among them, 680 angiosperm species, about 23 Peteridophytes species, and 4-5 species of Gymnosperms can be found. Similarly, in the mammals, Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Black Bear, Sāmbar, Barking Deer, Serow, Goral, Dhole, Gaur, Tiger are rear species you can see. As well as Clouded Leopard, Leopard cat, Elephant, Fishing cat, Marbled cat, Indian Pangolin, Chinese Marmorata Pangolin, and Malayan Giant Squirrel are more animals you can get a chance to see which are extremely rare.
This 4-day trek starts from Lava. Then after treks through the richly forested hills and valleys to reach the 3152 Meters high, Rachel Pass. Rachel Pass lies at the India-Bhutan border. The return trek is through the farmlands and villages of Rishi River Valley. During trekking back we can explore its ethnic hamlets, cardamom plantations, cascading streams, and waterfalls. Very few westerners have visited this hidden natural jewel.
If you are looking for an easy trek in an area rich in natural history with beautiful views. This is just the trek for you. For bird watchers, this trek is attractive during the spring months of March to June.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner