Ecotourism Zones

Under the ecotourism component of SBFP, the Ecotourism Division (also the Sikkim Ecotourism Directorate) has identified and demarcated 11 areas in Sikkim as ecotourism zones. Further the State Government of Sikkim has approved and notified them as ecotourism zones to be developed under SBFP. These ecotourism zones are considered to be the core intervention areas and through structured interventions they will be developed as model ecotourism areas during the project period.
In terms of the geographical coverage, the selected ecotourism zones are spread across all the 4 districts of the state. The table (Table 1) below indicates the list of ecotourism zones being selected and developed under the ecotourism component of SBFP. During the course of the project period the project will extend support to the selected ecotourism zones in the areas of product & package development, training and capacity building, stakeholder partnership & departmental convergence, infrastructure development, promotion & marketing and solid waste management system.

NAMPONG LINGDOK ECOTOURISM ZONE

Nampong Lingdok ecotourism zone is located in the East District of Sikkim. SBFP had identified two EDC’s namely LINGDOK-PANGTHANG EDC and TUMIN EDC, as the focal units for ecotourism tourism development in this zone.  Fambonglho Wildlife Sanctuary and its biodiversity values acts as the core ecotourism feature of this zone. Besides this, the cultural ...

OKHAREY ECOTOURISM ZONE

Okharey ecotourism zone is located in the West District of Sikkim. SBFP had identified two EDC’s namely UPPER OKHAREY EDC and RIBDI EDC as focal points for all the ecotourism related development in the area. Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary acts as the core ecotourism feature of this zone with cultural features especially associated with communities belonging...

DZONGU ECOTORISM ZONE

Dzongu ecotourism zone is located in the North District of Sikkim. SBFP had identified five EDC’s in the zone for its planned ecotourism interventions. The EDC’s selected are LEEK EDC, TINGYONG EDC, LINGZYA EDC, BEY PENTONG EDC and SAKYONG EDC.  These EDC’s will become the focal points and through which various assistance on ecotourism development...

EAST PENDAM ECOTOURISM ZONE

East Pendam ecotourism zone is located in the East District of Sikkim. Three JFMC’s namely BUDANG-SAJONG JFMC, EAST PENDAM JFMC and PAKYONG JFMC are being selected as frontal institutions for ecotourism development in the zone under SBFP....

HEE BERMIOK ECOTOURISM ZONE

Hee-Bermiok ecotourism zone is located adjoining the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, in the West District of Sikkim. HEE-PATAL EDC, MARTAM EDC and BERMOIK EDC have been chosen as the focal units for ecotourism tourism development in this zone. ...

KHECHEOPALRI ECOTOURISM ZONE

Khecheopari ecotourism zone is located in the West District of Sikkim. For the ecotourism development in the zone, two JFMC’s namely TSOZO KHECHEOPALRI JFMC and MELIACHANG – TOPONG JFMC has been chosen as focal agencies....


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