About The Experience
Maenam means “treasure-house of medicines”. The tribes of the nearby hills till date explore around this stretch of untouched jungle in search of medicinal plants. The undisturbed rich ecosystem caters to great diversity of fauna too. The narrow hiking trail right through the heart of the 35 sq km Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary is an excellent destination for birders as well. The 12 km long trail entersthe wildlife sanctuary from Ravangla and climbs continuously till Bhaleydunga. From Bhaleydunga it’s another 15 minutes of climb to the Maenam view point and 5 minutes more to the summit. On top of a ridge there’s remains of an oldmonastery, a meditation spot still used by the practising Lamas. You can check out our Sikkim Monastery circuit Trail, if you like to visit authentic and quaint monasteries in Sikkim. The view point and the Gompa (the monastery) both offer a magnificent bird eye view of Ravangla and rolling hills of south Sikkim and even Kalimpong & Darjeeling hills vanishing into the horizon crisscrossing the landscape. The ridge top standstall and rises to an altitude of 3140 m/10300 ft, between two major river systems of Sikkim. Rangeet at East and Teesta at west carve the landscape, creating a triangle down south and run into each other at Melli. Due to this high vantagepoint, trekkers get a clear view of Mt Kanchendzongha’s East face from here. Surroundingthe giant other visible peaks from here are Mt Rathong, The whole Kabru family,Mt Simvo, Mt Pandim, Mt Narsing etc.
Experience Package Details
Experienced English/Hindi speaking guide
- ₹ 2,500 Per Person (Group of 6)