BAJRE DARA TREK
An enigmatic beauty, the Bajre Dara trek in Sikkim offers insight into the fascinating aspects of Nature. If you are keen on exploring the enticing mountains, then trekking is the most suitable option. Sikkim is all about picturesque destinations but the state doesn't have many trekking trails. Bajre Dara is considered to be an interesting trail as the trek offers an uninterrupted view of Mount Kanchenjunga and on a clear sunny day, you can also catch a glimpse of Kabru, Janu, and Pandim.
Bajre in Nepali means a place where thunder strikes frequently, whereas Dara means a ridge. Today, trekkers will find remnants of thunder-stricken dead tree trunks. There are many stories behind this name. Some people say that a thunderbolt had burnt the complete vegetation of the area while others believe that the local people had burnt all the vegetation to protect their lands from foreign invasion.
The ridge stands at an elevation of 11,000 ft and provides respite from the usual humdrum of city life. The trek commences at Melliaching, a small hamlet 17 kms away from Pelling. From here, you need to trail to Bhanjyang via Pangreytar and Gorujurey. Camping at Bhanjyang will let you witness the raw wilderness of nature. The next day, trek to Bajre Dara- the cardinal point of the trek. Experience the best part of your trekking experience here. The panoramic trail is indeed life-changing and a treat for your sore eyes. On the following day, descend to Pangreytar via Gorujurey and on the last day trek back to Melliaching. From here, drive back to NJP/Bagdogra or back to Pelling. Get ready for a pristine and life- altering trekking experience.