For the hikers, an easy day trek to Tinjurey in Phambong-lho Wild Life Sanctuary can be fascinating. Starting from Tashi Viewpoint, at a distance of 8kms from Gangtok, the trek has few steep climbs in some initial stages and covers 5kms in about 2.5hrs. The hike goes through the dense forests of magnolia, maple and pine, giving a good birding opportunity. You can enjoy the freshness of the surroundings as you proceed to the highest point at 7980ft of the sanctuary. From this point, you get a fascinating view of the Gangtok town and Tista Valley on one side and the towering Kunchenjungha peak on the Northern Horizon. Spend a leisure hour at the top of the hill observing the birdlife and get some splendid photographs before returning to Gangtok in the afternoon.