Gurashey Forest Resort, near Sukhia Pokhri, is one of the new attractions on the misty heights of the Eastern Himalayas. The entire Kanchenjunga range can be viewed from the resort. At dawn and dusk, the mountains bathed in gold present an unforgettable sight. Surrounded by slopes of silver fir, hemlock and magnolia, Gurashey stands brooding. A pall of gloom seems to hang over the township for most of the year, like the veil of clouds that obscures the Kanchenjunga and other snow-capped titans in the distance. In spring, though, the sparkle of rhododendrons lights up the region.
Sandakfu is considered a trekkers’ paradise. For those who are interested in flora, the best period to visit is April–May, but for the mountain gazers, the best period is October–November. One has in a single stretch – Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Kumbhakarna, Kanchenjanga, Jomolhari and other peaks.