Rinchenpong Kaluk 07


West Sikkim’s Rural Belt
Situated in an un-trodden belt of West Sikkim, the twin village of Rinchenpong and Kaluk with their pristine landscape, and intimate view of the Kanchenjunga Mountains is among the most favourite & new rural tourist destinations in Sikkim. Dominated by Lepcha, Gurung and Rai communities with all their colourful rituals and hospitality, the picturesque villages of Kaluk and Rinchenpong are an ideal refuge for ethnic tourism.

Attractions in Rinchenpong-Kaluk

  • Hee - Barmoik Village

    The twin village Hee and Bermoik in West Sikkim are a recent addition to the rural tourism destination. The beautiful natural setting with a vast panorama of Mt Kanchenjunga range dominating the horizon and the lovely villagers with their simple lifestyle combines a perfect gateway for a rewarding village holiday.

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  • Biksthang

    Biksthang in West Sikkim, off the Jorthang-Legship route, is a small scenic village on Mighty Kanchenjunga's lap. Having easy access from all sides of Darjeeling, Gangtok, Bagdogra and Pelling, Biksthang offers a desired break with its magical and blissful tranquillity.

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  • Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

    Staying at Rinchenpong, you can go for a trek to Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary at 3000 meters, a natural habitat for Red Panda. Days can be occupied with visits to sacred Lakes, Waterfalls, the oldest monasteries, Caves, hot springs and local villages.

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Kaluk-Rinchenpong at a distance of 90kms from Darjeeling and 110kms from Siliguri can be a base for an unforgettable trek to Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary, at an altitude of 3000 meters, a natural habitat for Red Panda. This place can also be a base for a more arduous trek to Dzongri at 13000ft on the Singalila Ridge. Short day hikes to the monastery and an excursion to Pelling or a stroll into the villages will keep you engaged for at least 3 to 4 days.

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