Sikkim, West Sikkim

Guras Kunj, Barsey

Guras Kunj as the name suggests is a beautiful hut managed within the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary (or Versey Rhododendron Sanctuary). To reach this place one needs to trek from Hilley. A 5 km smooth trek within the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary will take you to Guras Kunj. March to June is the season to see the Rhododendrons in full bloom.

July to August is the mushroom collection season and September to December is an overall best season for all activities. Guras Kunj offers one double bedroom and 30 beds in the dormitory. Apart from that, 12 tents can be arranged in the area of Guras Kunj. The caretaker arranges hot water in buckets for the guests. There is no electricity in Guras Kunj however, a battery backup is provided in the evening.

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