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