BNHS Nature Camp to North Sikkim – April 25-29, 2011
BNHS Nature Camp to North Sikkim
Dates: 25th April to 29th April 2011. Cost: Rs 14,800/- for members and Rs 15,400/- for non-members.
Registration: Call at Hornbill House on 022-22871202, 22821811 or e-mail at
Located in the Yumthang Valley, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a striking place to view flora and fauna in their full glory. Yumthang Valley is renowned for its alpine meadow and breath taking landscapes with the picturesque Yumthang River flowing through it. On the banks of the river, one can trace long queues of Rhododendron trees and shrubs. Apart from Rhododendron the sanctuary is also rich with diverse species of primulas, potentillas, gentians, saxifrages, poppies, juniper and maple.
In April and May the entire valley flourishes with these colourful flowers. Shingba Sanctuary is also famous for a large faunal diversity like Serow, Goral, Blood Pheasant, Common Hill Partridge, Hoary-throated Barwing and Spotted-winged Grosbeak. The beautiful and highly endangered Red Panda, Musk Deer and Spotted Linsang have been also reported from here.