Rinchenpong, a tiny hamlet tucked in the midst of the undulating mountains of west Sikkim is an ideal location to laze and experience the sounds of silence and enjoy nature at its best. An isolated place providing an opportunity to glimpse the beautiful Mount Khanchendzonga in 180 degree view and the lush green slopes. There are many scenic locations set a rural setting to stay and accommodate yourself from hotels, resorts and to homestays. The Lepcha Heritage House constructed about two centuries ago by a renowned landlord can still be seen here today.
What to see:
One can experience the sounds of silence and enjoy nature at its best. The greatest attraction is to enjoy the breath taking view of Mt. Khanchendzonga in 180 degree view. There are many other day activity around the place :
• Sribadam Monastery
• Bhutia Heritage House
• Lepcha Heritage House
• Thapgey Dara
• Old British Bungalow
• Rinchenpong Monastery
How to Reach:
NJP to Rinchenpong : Rinchenpong and Kaluk lies apart at a distance of 3 km. It is located 39 km from Pelling, 133 km from Gangtok and 150 km from Bagdogra Airport via Jortethang & Melli. Regular flights connect Bagdogra with Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi and Bangalore.
The nearest railway station is NJP (New Jalpaiguri) 151 km from where shared and reserved taxis are available for visitors. There are direct jeep taxi services to Siliguri and Gangtok.