A very little village in the lap of hills to enjoy the best view of Kanchanjungha range.So, next day early morning I leave Rolep and driving through the hills of Sikkim and after few hours I entered into the hills of North Bengal and the natural beauty of here is always eye catching. Roads are surrounded by tea gardens and pine Forests and sometimes I was driving through the clouds, sometimes weather is getting clear. I just enjoyed that moment which I am sharing but the feeling I can't express it until you have visited that place. On the way I visited Lamhatta eco village and mall road, Darjeeling had some lunch but due to unavailability of parking, I left there after an hour and headed straight to Dhotrey village. Roads from Darjeeling to this village I drove, it was one of the best ever. When I reached there I checked into Sherpas' lodge. And seriously when I reached there this village made me the feeling that I found my lost love here! After the sunset I was sitting under the stars for about 4-5 hours and I don't know where I lost during that time. Maybe lost into stargazing which is one of my favorite. But as the times passed after 10 pm, the coldness was getting worse. I think it was getting into minus. So after taking some few shots I went for a sleep.
Dhotrey. This picturesque hamlet was the starting point of our trek. Surrounded by forests of pine and rhododendron, this quaint little village is the perfect place to start the trek. The ascent to Tumling is gradual six kilometer trek through dense rhododendron forests. The forest canopy is a mind boggling melange of red, pink and magenta from the blooming Rhododendrons interspersed with the white Magnolias.Approaching Tumling, the forests melts away into the meadows. We crossed mist filled valleys braving chilly winds on barren slopes occasionally punctuated by "Chorten"s and "Mane"s; holy Buddhist structures festooned by fluttering prayer flags.
Well, this the place where the 56 kms trek of sandakphu began. Dhotrey is a small village at a distance of 4 hours by jeep from darjeeling.
Dhotrey is where we started this trek, and we loved the tibetian breads here.