Rinchenpong, Sikkim: Farm stay & Eco-tourism Special
- Quaint life of an organic farm in Sikkim
Hike through forest of pine, Himalayan alder, chestnut, magnolia, rhododendrons, cherry and others.
Interact with the locals, learn about life in the mountains
Trek to local monasteries
- Visit Pelling and the Rabdentse ruins
- Enjoy delicious Sikkimese cuisine & join a cookery class
Our holiday at Rinchenpong was a much needed break from the hustle and bustle of city-life. Staying on an organic farm at the edge of the mountain, with two dogs and orchards ripe with fruits is an experience in serenity. We hiked to local monasteries along fog swathed forest trails that opened up to breath-taking views of the valley below. We visited the farms downhill, made friends with the locals, and learnt about their ways of life. The excursion to Pelling and the visit to the historical Rabdentse ruins were wonderful.
About Rinchenpong, Sikkim
Located in West Sikkim, Rinchenpong (1,700m) is a quaint little hamlet known for the Rigsum Monastery and trekking routes. Nearby is the site of a historical battle between the forces of the then Chogyal (King) of Sikkim and the invading British forces. The Lepchas used a concoction of indigenous herbs to poison the only water source, a lake and as a consequence, more than half the British forces were wiped out leading to the signing of an accord. The lake remains poisoned to this day and is locally known as bikh-pokhri. Rinchenpong offers gorgeous views of Kanchenjunga, Rathong, Kabru, Kumbhakarna, Pandim etc. At sunrise, the snowy peaks are lit up with crimson gold and the beauty of which will remain with you forever.