A four hour drive from Pelling in west Sikkim takes you to the picturesque village of Soreng. Surrounded by lush green hills, Soreng is located amidst scenic splendour. The area is famous for the wide variety of flowers and birds available here. A trip to Jhandi Danra is highly recommended for nature lovers. Soreng is one of the three gateways to the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. Sandwiched between the Singalila National Park in the south and Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve in the north, this small 104-sq-km sanctuary is at an altitude of 10,000 ft and supports a wide variety of bio-diversity. But the main attraction of the sanctuary is the rhododendron which blooms in April-May. A base camp for adventure tourism is being set up at Soreng along with many other tourist amenities. A trekking route from Soreng to Dzongri via Rathong glacier is being opened for international trekkers and mountaineers. Reasonably priced hotels and lodges are available for accommodation.