Friday, September 26, 2008
A picturesque place in West Sikkim, at 5500 Ft altitude, recently becoming very popular for its peace and exotic natural beauty. The place is not yet crowded with tourists. It is only 40 Km from another famous tourist spot Peling.
The Himalayan peaks Kanchenjangha, Kabru, Rathong, Koktang and Kumbhakarna are visible nicely from here. Nearby places to visit from here are Rinchengpong Monastery, Heritage house, Poison lake.
You can walk to Risham Monastrey at 6300 Ft. from here and fill your heart with the eternal beauty around it.
Rinchengpong is 135 Km. from both Gangtok or NJP Railway station. You can hire a car from the respective places to reach here. The fare will be around INR 2000.
Scarcity of hotels are there at present. Hotel Rinchengpong nest, Hotel Narla, and hotel Mount View (+91 3595 245248) are worth mentioning. Tariff varies between INR 1000 to 1200.