Rinchenpong, Sikkim, India

Rinchenpong

Rinchenpong

Sikkim, India

Rinchenpong is a great alternative to the more noisy Pelling. It boasts peaceful environs and amazing views of the eastern himalayas. If you seek greta mountain views and also want to visit the popular places of Pemayangtse monastery, Rabdentse ruins and khechoperi lake not too far away, Rinchenpong is the place to visit.

Rinchenpong Travel Tips

Warm clothing for winter months is recommended and umbrella and confortable walking shoes.

Rinchenpong Facts

Rinchenpong is home to one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim- the Rigsum Gomba

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

The Pakyong Airport is a new airspace that became operational in Gangtok in 2018, and is the closest airport from Rinchenpong. However, it currently only provides services to and from Guwahati and Kolkata. The other nearest airport is the Bagdogra Airport located in Siliguri, West Bengal. Around 130 km away, Rinchenpong can be reached within 5 hours from Bagdogra through buses or cabs that are easily available outside the airport.

Train
Train By Train

People who prefer to travel by train can opt to reach the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, which is the nearest railhead from Rinchenpong. NJP connects to all major stations in the country through regularly operating trains. Most of the hotels and resorts in Rinchenpong provide pickup services to and from NJP station; a convenient option for those who have pre-booked accommodation. For those who don’t, can avail the services of buses and taxis available outside the railway station.

Car
Car By Road

Rinchenpong is connected to a number of regions through a good network of roads. Buses, taxis and shared jeeps are available from Siliguri and Gangtok, both located around 120 km away.The most convenient travel route going to Rinchenpong, including those from within Sikkim is accessible via Jorethang. The road from Jorethang goes uphill to Soreng, which continues north to reach Kaluk – a village located just 3 km away from Rinchenpong. Another route originates near Legship in West Sikkim that reaches Rinchenpong within 11 km. People traveling from Gangtok, Namchi or Ravangla are well suited to take this route.

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Top Attractions

Rinchenpong Monastery

Rinchenpong Monastery is situated at the giddying height of 5,500ft. The third oldest monastery in Sikkim is perched on a mountain trail and offers a brilliant view of the Kanchenjunga. Besides the picturesque location, this gompa has a statue one doesn’t fin...

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Rinchenpong Monastery

Reesum Monastery

You will find many Buddhist Monasteries all over Sikkim but the old Reesum Monastery has its own charm and religious significance to express. Word Reesum is derived from the Tibetan language which literally means meeting place of three hills. It was built by Pintso...

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Reesum Monastery

Sribadam

Sribadam is a picturesque forest village situated at an altitude of about 7000 ft, famous for the meditation and healing center set in the monastery. It is located 106 km from Gangtok in West Sikkim and 129 km from Siliguri. There are lakes, monastery, waterfa...

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