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The Bhaleydhunga

Bhaleydhunga Ropeway is located in Yangang, South Sikkim. The Ropeway starts from Dhapper which is 5 km(approx) above Yangang Bazar and will lead towards the top of Bhaleydhunga cliff from where one can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and often one can enjoy the beautiful snowfall in winter and several other flowers like that blooms during the spring season.

The usual way to visit Bhaleydhunga is via trekking which starts from Yangang or from Ravangla (next to Buddha Park) in South Sikkim.

The name Bhaleydhunga derives from the Nepali language which literally means Bhaley( Male Peasant) and Dhunga (Stone) connecting with several folk stories to express. It is said that in opposition to the Bhaleydhunga, there’s a Pothedhunga, Pothe( Female Pheasant), and Dhunga(stone) female stone another cliff, the incomplete love story of two love birds is still a mystery and often once a periodical time local people witness a crowing sound of male rooster expressing a sorrow of long lost loved ones.

The place is considered to be sacred or holy as any unusual activity may lead to several physical or mental illnesses or sudden changes in a climatic condition resulting in heavy rainfall or wind causing difficulty in traveling further.

The ropeway is in a state to be opened soon for the public and tourists within 2023 under the Tourism & Civil Aviation Department, Government of Sikkim.

The Mystery or the Folk Tales on Bhaleydhunga

The quaint village of Bhaleydhunga was once a haven of happiness, with locals hunting, gathering, and tending to their crops in harmony. Amidst this blissful scene, two lovebirds, Kalij Pheasants, lived atop the valley.

The male pheasant would often crow, expressing his love and yearning for his female counterpart. But tragedy struck when the female pheasant responded with a crow, which was deemed unlucky by the superstitious villagers. In their ignorance, they killed the female pheasant, setting off a catastrophic landslide that wiped out the entire settlement.

Now, the male pheasant crows incessantly, hoping for a response from his lost love. But alas, his calls go unanswered, and his love remains unrequited. The once-happy village now lies in ruins, a haunting reminder of the terrible consequences of superstition and ignorance.

The Ropeway in details

  • 3.5 km long (approx)
  • 18 Cabins
  • 8 sitting capacity
  • Ticket price: not available
  • Opening status: coming soon

Bhaleydhunga Trek.

Hike through rhododendron forests, ascend misty mountains, and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga on the Bhaleydhunga Trek. Nestled in the heart of Sikkim, India, this moderate trek promises an unforgettable adventure for nature enthusiasts and trekkers of all levels.

Distance and Duration:

  • The complete trek from Ravangla to Bhaleydhunga and back is approximately 24 kilometers.
  • However, you can opt for a shorter version by starting from Yangang or using the Bhaleydhunga Ropeway.
  • The one-way trek from Ravangla typically takes 6-7 hours, while the return journey can be completed in 4-5 hours.

Difficulty Level:

  • Bhaleydhunga is considered a moderate trek with gradual inclines and challenging ascents in some sections.
  • The high altitude (reaching up to 3500 meters) can present a slight difficulty for beginners.
  • However, with proper fitness and acclimatization, the trek is achievable for most people.


  • Panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjunga: Witness the majestic “Guardian of the Sikkim Himalayas” in all its glory from the Bhaleydhunga viewpoint.
  • Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary: Traverse through the rich biodiversity of the sanctuary, spotting rhododendrons, orchids, and diverse birdlife.
  • Cultural immersion: Visit the ruins of an ancient monastery and experience the serene beauty of the Himalayas.
  • Thrilling ropeway ride (optional): Take the Bhaleydhunga Ropeway for a scenic ascent and enjoy breathtaking views from above.

Ready to embark on this journey of self-discovery and breathtaking vistas?

  • Contact us today to plan your Bhaleydhunga Trek adventure!
  • We offer customized itineraries, expert guides, and all the necessary support to make your trek a memorable experience.

Things to remember.

Apart from its natural beauty, the place holds a significant amount of spiritual value so in order to maintain its sanctity visitors are requested to maintain certain guidelines.

  • No alcohol, party, and plastic wastage.
  • Maintain silence
  • Avoid loud music

How to reach.

By plane

By Train

After reaching Siliguri in West Bengal, one can board a taxi to travel further it can be arranged upon request so it is always best to call ahead and confirm.

Nearby Homestays

FAQ’s on Bhaleydhunga Ropeway and Trek.

The ideal time to trek is during the spring (March-May) or autumn (September-November) when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear.

 Yes, you need to obtain a special permit from the Sikkim Tourism Department before starting the trek.

While the trek is relatively safe, it’s advisable to go with a guide or join a group, especially if you’re a beginner.

We will arrange a comfortable homestays in Ravangla or Yangang, or camp at designated campsites near Bhaleydhunga.

To book a Homestay in Sikkim, please contact us directly using the following contact information:

Phone: +91-8016183684, 7407598112
WhatsApp: +91-9749084190
Email: [email protected]

You can reach Ravangla or Yangang by car or bus from Siliguri or Bagdogra airport.

  • Gradually ascend for a few days before starting the trek to avoid altitude sickness.
  • Spend a night at Ravangla (2,200 meters) or Yangang (2,400 meters) before heading to Bhaleydhunga.
  • Listen to your body and take rest days if needed.
  • Pack sturdy hiking boots with good ankle support.
  • Layer your clothing for changing temperatures.
  • Bring a lightweight waterproof jacket and rain pants.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • Pack a headlamp for early mornings and nights.
  • Consult your doctor before the trek, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
  • Carry a first-aid kit and basic medication.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the trek and stay hydrated.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and weather conditions.
  • Inform park officials about your route and expected return time.
  • Leave no trace behind. Pack out all your trash.
  • Be mindful of local customs and traditions.
  • Support local businesses and communities.





Google Reviews

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  • Saldappandey Pandey

    Beautiful place...want to spend more days & take Good mobileshot.....I miss Burn fire.....

  • Sagar Manger
    Sagar Manger
    11 months ago

    Bhaley Dhunga in Sikkim is a true hidden gem that offers a unique and unforgettable trekking experience. Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, this picturesque destination boasts some of the most breathtaking views of the mountain range that you will ever see. With its serene natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and challenging trekking trails, Bhaley Dhunga is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. One of the things that sets Bhaley Dhunga apart from other trekking destinations in the region is its rugged and challenging terrain. The trekking trails at Bhaley Dhunga are not for the faint of heart, but for those who are up for the challenge, they offer some of the most stunning views and rewarding experiences in the region. As you trek through the dense forests and rocky terrain, you will encounter a diverse array of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species of birds and mammals. But Bhaley Dhunga is not just about trekking and wildlife. The destination also has a rich cultural heritage, and visitors can explore the local communities and learn about their traditional way of life. The local people are warm and welcoming, and visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture by trying the traditional cuisine, participating in local festivals, and learning about the customs and traditions of the region. Another highlight of Bhaley Dhunga is its stunning natural beauty. From the snow-capped mountains and glaciers to the lush green forests and waterfalls, this destination is a visual feast for the senses. Visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty by trekking through the trails or simply relaxing and taking in the views from one of the many vantage points. Overall, Bhaley Dhunga is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an unforgettable trekking and cultural experience in Sikkim. With its rugged terrain, diverse wildlife, rich cultural heritage, and stunning natural beauty, this destination offers something for everyone. So pack your bags and head to Bhaley Dhunga for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. One of the newest and most exciting attractions at Bhaley Dhunga in Sikkim is the Bhaley Dhunga Ropeway. This state-of-the-art cable car system takes visitors on a breathtaking journey through the mountains, offering panoramic views of the stunning natural beauty of the region. The Bhaley Dhunga Ropeway is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the region without the challenge of trekking through the rugged terrain. The cable car takes visitors on a thrilling ride high above the treetops, offering spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and gushing waterfalls. The cable car ride is a unique and unforgettable experience that is perfect for all ages. Whether you're traveling with family, friends, or alone, the Bhaley Dhunga Ropeway is a must-try attraction that is sure to leave you spellbound. In addition to the stunning views, the Bhaley Dhunga Ropeway is also an eco-friendly alternative to traditional modes of transportation. The cable car system was built with sustainability in mind, and it is powered by renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power. Overall, the Bhaley Dhunga Ropeway is a perfect complement to the trekking trails and cultural attractions of the region. Whether you're looking for adventure, relaxation, or simply a unique way to experience the natural beauty of Sikkim, the Bhaley Dhunga Ropeway is an experience you won't want to miss. So don't hesitate - book your ride on the Bhaley Dhunga Ropeway today and prepare to be amazed by the stunning beauty of this Himalayan paradise.

  • Subho Debnath
    Subho Debnath
    a year ago

    This is a very very good trek in Sikkim. Just loved it. All most 12km from Buddha park ravongla. It tooks 5 to 6 hrs walking uphill. Meanam Range. 2day is enough for this.

  • Nicole Billitz
    Nicole Billitz
    11 months ago

    We did this hike at the end of March, and in the morning there was excellent visibility that fogged over completely by 1030am. We left Rabongola just before 8am. We stayed to left and followed the water pipes until the white sign (pictured), where there was a fork. This first 1km is completely flat. We took a right, and headed up the cobblestone/rock path. For the next 4km, this is completely uphill. Every km you will pass a small open air shelter, and I personally do not think the trail is hard to find. It goes straight up, which is the “short cuts”… you can follow the original trail which is a series of switchbacks, but as they are not as often used, there can be fallen trees that are harder to traverse around at some points. If ever in doubt, just follow the rubbish! At the 5km, you come out to a flat meadow. From here, the next half km is completely flat, and I imagine has really excellent views if you’re lucky (or early!) enough. Then the next half km is uphill again. We reached a second meadow, where a small guide dog joined us. It’s flat for another 1km, where they are building the gondola (completed, and running when we got there, but not taking passengers until September, allegedly). Just next to the gondola building is the top, covered in prayer flags. We reached here at 11am. We had bad visibility, and there is no where to sit the last two km, so we decided to head back towards the 5km meadow. You should stay right the entire way back to Rabongola, except for the left when you reach the white sign. It took us about 2 hours to get down. If you are an experienced hiker, this is easily done in 5 hours. If you are worried about the trail, you can download FATMAP (we realized the trail was on it once we got down).

    6 years ago

    Actually we treaked at maenum hill top, but because of less knowledge we reached at bhaleydhunga.we stayed at maenum at night in camp.we stayed at two camp.from here the Himalayas are beautiful.all mountain are full off the evening the temperature was in - in the first week of November. It's a tough treak for one day,the mountain is very steep.its need 5 hours for us to reach at maenum top from ravangla.

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