Damthang, Sikkim, India

Damthang

Damthang

Sikkim, India

Damthang is situated 14 Kms from Namchi on Gangtok-Namchi road. Trel to Tendong Hill takes about two hours on a footpath through the thick forest. The trek offers singular experience of varied vegetation and exclusive fauna. Tendong is at a height of 8,530 ft, surrounded by lush green ancient forest.
Historically, this place has been a place of recluse for bhuddhist lamas who spend years in meditation admidst the silent scenic grandeur. Legend says that tendong Hill saved the Lepcha tribe from the ravages of deluge when the whole world was flooded- legend similar to Noah's Ark of the Bible. Even today, Lepchas perform pujas to pay reverence to the tendong Hill.

Damthang Travel Tips

  1. Plan your trip When the Weather Is Fine.
  2. Packing Essentials.
  3. Be A Part of Sikkim Culture.
  4. Get Border Permits in Advance.
  5. Plan a viable Itinerary.
  6. Keep Documents Handy. Documents Required for Protected Area Permit.
  7. When In Sikkim, respect Sikkim Culture & Landscape.

Damthang Facts

Damthang (1,650m) is one hour away from Rabangla and so this hike can be combined with the Mainom walk. Above Damthang, overlooking the South District headquarters of Namchi, there is a small, flat stretch of land at an altitude of 2,600m. It’s surrounded by a lush green ancient forest, which is popularly known as the Tendong Hill — a small dormant volcano.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Bangdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal is the nearest airport located at a distance of 104 km from NH10. It is around 4 hours drive. The airport is well connected to the major cities of India like Delhi, Kolkota and Mumbai through regular flights. Once you have reached the airport you can hire a private or shared taxi to reach Damthang.

Train
Train By Train

New Jalpaiguri railway station in Siliguri, West Bengal, is the nearest railway station located at a distance of 98 km through NH10. Damthang is located 75 km from Gangtok and the most convenient way to reach Damthang is to first come to Gangtok and then from there drive down to Damthang.

Car
Car By Road

A good network of roads connect Damthang with the major cities and other places of the region. Once can easily reach Damthang from the neighbouring places like Gangtok, Ravangla, Pelling and Yukosom through National Highway 31A. Damthang is located 75 km from Gangtok and the most convenient way to reach Damthang is to first come to Gangtok and then from there drive down to Damthang. Rented taxis are esaily available to reach Damthang.

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