Neora Valley Nature Reserve is unique in its natural beauty with the spectacular Kanchenjunga range in the backdrop with its amazing bio-diversity. Neora Valley Nature Reserve is home to many rare and endangered, plants, animals, and birds.
Approximately 20% of the total species (680 angiosperm species, about 23 Peteridophytes species, 4-5 species of Gymnosperms), the mammals (Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, Himalayan Black Bear, Sāmbar, Barking Deer, Serow, Goral, Dhole, Gaur, Tiger, Clouded Leopard, Leopard cat, Elephant, Fishing cat, Marbled cat, Indian Pangolin, Chinese marmorata Pangolin, Malayan Giant Squirrel) are found which are extremely rare.
This 4-day trek starts from Lava and treks through the richly forested hills and valleys to reach the 3152 Meters high, Rachel Pass at the India-Bhutan border. The return trek is through the farmlands and villages of Rishi River Valley with 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 and 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