Jaubhari is a small village nestled in the Namchi District of Sikkim. It is the gateway to one of Sikkim’s best kept secrets, the Sandakphu Trek. Known as an ‘eco-village’, Jaubhari is known to be one of the prettiest Himalayan mountain villages in the country. Everything from waste baskets to containers are made from naturally available elements, thus reducing plastic waste and garbage pile up in the village.
Jaubhari welcomes you with warm smiles from the locals and striking views of the mountains of Sikkim. It is one of the lesser visited spots in Sikkim, which has retained its beauty and offers the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of cities.
In this article, we provide details on how one can reach Jaubhari through different modes of transport depending on their convenience.
The nearest major city to Jaubhari is Siliguri, which is 102 kms away.
Siliguri can be reached by:
The nearest airport to Siliguri is Bagdogra Airport which is at a distance of 15 kms from the city. Direct flights to Bagdogra are available from Kolkata on a regular basis and connecting flights are available from all other major cities. Alternatively, one can also fly into Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata and take an onwards train/bus to Siliguri. Kolkata Airport is well connected with direct flights from all major cities in the country. Regular trains and buses ply from Kolkata to Siliguri, which is an overnight journey.
2) Bus from Kolkata
Both government and private buses ply on a regular basis from Kolkata to Siliguri. The distance between Kolkata and Siliguri is 600 kms and is covered overnight in 12-13 hours. The cost of the bust ticket ranges between Rs.500-1500 depending on the choice of bus.
3) Train from Kolkata
Trains such as Shatabdi, Saraighat Express and Padatik Express run on a daily basis between Kolkata and New Jalpaiguri (railway station in Siliguri). The journey takes approximately 8-10 hours and the cost of the train ticket ranges between Rs.200-1500 depending on the choice of train and coach preference.
Reaching Jaubhari from Siliguri:
1) One can take a shared taxi from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station or from Siliguri Bus Station to Jaubhari. The distance is approximately 100 kms and the journey takes 4-5 hours.
2) Private taxis are available for hire from Siliguri to reach Jaubhari. The taxi fare is upwards of Rs.4000 depending on the type of vehicle being hired.
Travelling with Bikat
We provide shared taxi services as an add on for our trek participants to help them reach the basecamp with ease. The shared taxi starts from New Jalpaiguri.
We hope that this answers all your questions on how to reach the basecamp at Jaubhari. Should you have any further queries or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team or just drop a comment below and we will be with you in a moment.