Rinchenpong is a beautiful village located in West Sikkim at a height of 5550 ft. It is one of the latest additions to the tourist map of Sikkim. One can enjoy the magnificent view of the snow clad peaks of Kanchenjunga, Rothang, Koktang, Kabru etc. Hilley Barshey Rhododendron Sanctuary is a 20 km trek from here. The lush greenery of this village will mesmerize each and every visitor. The famous Bengali poet and writer Rabindranath Tagore had spent night in one of the rest bunglows of Rinchenpong. You can visit Rinchenpong Monastery, Risham Monastery, hot spring and Rabindra Memorial Garden. One can also visit Legship which is the entry point of West Sikkim. River Rangit is gushing by its side which looks wonderful. A recreational water park named Rangit Water World has come up here which offers a number of activities like boating, rafting and fishing to the tourists.

Rinchenpong Monastery

How to Reach

You can reach Jorethang from Siliguri by bus or shared car. Again from there you will get shared cars to go to Rinchenpong.


Green Hill Resort. Tariff - Rs. 2400-3800. Tel: 03592-231017, 9932408141.
Mandarin Village Resort. Tariff - Rs. 2000-3300. Tel: 03595-245210.
Rinchenpong Nest. Tariff - Rs. 1200-1800. Tel: 9732639539.

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