Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rinchenpong: The unexplored Sikkim

Rinchenpong is a small village in West Sikkim at an altitude of nearly 6000 ft. Literally means "Assembly Place" in Lepcha dialect. It is a place for the people who love tranquility and so always search serene places, far from the madding crowd. The clear view of majestic Himalays, fresh air free from car exhaust, lush green forest, chirping of less known birds must fill thier mind for long .

Few hotels are available in/around Rinchenpong market. Among them Hotel Mount View, Hotel Rinchen, Norlah, Nest are most popular. Tariff ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs 1500, depending upon season and rush.

On the way to Rinchenpong from Jorethang

Sunrise at Rinchenpong

Inside the Rinchenpong Monastery

Rinchenpong kid

Village life at Yongsum village, 2 km trek from Rinchenpong Bazar

Panoramic view of Himalays from Rinchenpong