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HEE-BERMOIK

Hee Bermiok village is located in West Sikkim and is bounded by Hee River in the West, Kalez River in the North, Rangeet River in the East and Samdong Reserve Forest in the South. Other than being the perfect place for some good collection of plant life, the place is also the home to over 65 species of birds. Hee and Bermiok are two separate villages located some 150 km from New Jalpaiguri with Bagdogra being the nearest airport, Hee Bermiok offers great opportunities to its tourists to witness a variety of nature at its best and excellent views of Mt. Kanchenjungha.
 
Journey to Hee Bermiok takes about four and a half hours from Gangtok. One can also reach here from Pelling, the journey taking one and a half hours. The main attractions are mountain biking, nature walk, visit to villages, Sirijonga Yuma Mangheem, Sirijonga Holy Cave at Martam etc. The adventure lovers can enjoy two and a half hour trek to Varsey. Apart from having an annual tourist festival, village home stay facilities are available. These are being further developed and upgraded with the help of INTACH, New Delhi.
 
The Sirijunga Falls or Sirijunga Vadhan is one of the prime attractions of the place and is located about an hour\’s walk downward from Bermiok Bazaar. Besides, there is the mysterious holy box and the Sirijunga Cave or Sirijunga Phuku. All these are located at the point of meeting of Reshi Khola and Kalej. There is also a village foot trail that leads to these places via Martam village and Phagudara. Other places worth a visit include Yuma Samyo Mangheem, and the beautiful lake of Chaaya Taal located at Hee-Kyangbari where tourists can enjoy facilities like boating. Tourists can also witness the world\’s largest prayer wheel and a water park in nearby Hee Gaon with swimming pools and gazebos.
 
You can go for short trips to the nearby Varsey Rhododendron Sanctuary that is located very close to Hee Bermiok. Other destinations of West Sikkim like Pelling, Rinchenpong, Borong and Uttarey can be reached from Hee Bermiok within a couple of hour\’s journey.

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