Tendong Hill trek starts from Damthang, a small and sere Sikkimese village. The nearest major town is at Namchi. You can either stay at Namchi or even at Tendong if you want to do the trek. We had heard a lot about this trek and were quite excited to venture out in the lush green forests of Tendong. These forests are quite rich in flora and fauna. There are almost 90 species of Himalayan birds in the forests. Apart from the birds, these forests are also the home to the elusive red panda, Himalayan bears and leopards. We were quite hopeful that we might spot a red panda!