Singling, the Best Place in West Sikkim

Singling in Sikkim is a historical place which joined Bhutan to India in the ancient times. There were regular business of these two countries through this route. Now the lost route is a favourite trek from Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary to Singling or vice versa. A couple of days at this serene place and you will feel to be in the lap of nature. There is one ancient monastery, a lake and breathtaking mountain peaks to look out for. It is also a birder's paradise

Presently there is only one accommodation available at this spot, Dhusan Rai's Bunglow. The hospitality in the Homestay in Sikkim is fabulous with Dhusan's family taking care of your minute need. You can never again forget the evening with active participation in local dance, song. The barbecue in the chilly night will taste like anything, not to mention the generous 'tchhang' and the flavored Indian tea prepared in his home. 

And then if it is a full moon night, you must become romantic with the view of Darjeeling town in the backdrop of mountains. The morning Sunrise is very beautiful, so is the Sunset color on the Bunglow. You can go for nature walks or birding with Dhusan or his companions. The forest reminded me of Amazon rainforest. I am sure anyone adventurous in nature will enjoy the dark, damp forest.

To reach Singling in Sikkim, you need to take a share jeep to Jorethang from Siliguri (WB). From Jorethang hire a vehicle for Soreng. Alternately, you can ask Dhusan to arrange car for you. Once at Soreng, Dushan will take care of you. You can even stay one night in his small basic but clean hill side inn. Early next morning you'll reach upper Singling by trekking trough one of the most pristine and unblemished mountain folliage. A 3 Km trek will bring you to a most fascinating cradle of homestay with all the glory of Himalayan experience thrown in. The Trek is very easy and can be completed within 1-2 hours. Alternately Dhusan can arrange car to take you directly to Upper Singling from Soreng in another way. 

Singling is located in an important place to do number of treks in Sikkim, like Hiley- Barsey trek, Dzongri- Goche La trek etc. Also in close vicinity there are monastery, lake, Sherpa village etc. Popular destinations in West Sikkim like Peling, Ringchenpong, Kaluk etc are also nearby.  


  1. Nice place. I am interested to go here. Could you please tell me how to book room in Singling? could you please share the contact number of the owner of home stay?

  2. really awesome place.........everyone should visit at once and lets try the trek to Jhandu-pahar.

  3. Do you have contact details of Dhusan for prebooking at Singling?

  4. How about the route from Barsey to Singling?