1-day trekking, with 2-day extension option
Jungle trekking with panoramic views of
Mt. Khangchendzonga, Mt. Narsing, Mt. Tenzingkhang & Mt. Jupono
This one-day hike from/to Bamboo Retreat Hotel takes you to the Fambong Lho sanctuary with its untouched jungle and fantastic views of the Khanchendonga and other Himalayan giants.
The Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 52 square kilometers and is located 25 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. The famous Rumtek Monastery is located on the south-eastern border. The snow-capped mountain ranges of Khangchendzonga are clearly visible from Golitar, the buffer zone of the protected area in the northwest. The altitude on the triangular hilltop Tinjurey ranges from 1,524 m to 2,749 m.
The ridges connect the peaks of Fambong Lho and Ragorathai. Horse trails are under construction along the ridges up to the Rumtek peak.
The main vegetation consists of oaks, Quercus sp. (Nepalese: Katus), Castanospisi sp. (Nepalese: Champ), Michelia sp. (Nepalese: Kawlo), Machilus sp. (Nepalese: Kimbu), Morus sp. (mulberry trees), dense bamboo forests, fern species and a solitary Tsuga dumosa fir in Tinjure.
In the lower part of the sanctuary grow the tree ferns Cyathea sp and Rhododendron arboreum, interspersed with Lyonia ovalifolia (Nepali: Angeri). The sanctuary is also home to a large number of wild orchids, mosses and Lycopodium sp.
- This day tour can only be booked by prior arrangement (subject to availability of trekking guide).
- Best time of year: December; October – April
- Extension option: This trek can be extended to 2 days, with an overnight stay in the forest log cabin above Tumin.
Das Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary hat eine vielfältige Tierwelt.
Säugetiere: Serow, Goral, Bellender Hirsch (schwarze und rote Arten), Himalaya-Schwarzbär, Roter Panda, Wiesel, Marder, Leopard-Katze, Dschungelkatze, Marmorkatze, Große Indische Zibetkatze, Palmenwolf, Binturong.
Fasane: Satyr-Tragopan, Kalij-Fasan, Rebhühner.
Andere Vögel: Brauner Waldkauz, Halsband-Zwergohreule, Gelbschnabel-Blaupapagei, Schwarzer Adler, Grüntaube, Schiefkopfsittich, Gelbrücken-Nektarvogel, Halsband-Breitrachenvogel, Brauner Pirol, Orangebauch-Chloropsis, Rotschwanz-Minla, Nepal-Baumkriecher, Zwiebelblumen, Lachdrosseln, Meisen.