Rishyap, a Lepcha village situated at the foothills of TriffinDara at an elevation of 2,360 meters

Rishop or Rishyap, is a picturesque hamlet and a nature lover’s paradise. The term Rishyap when translated in English means Land of Lofty Mountains, Peaks and Old Aged Trees. This beautiful and peaceful land where mountains, trees, birds, animals and humans co-exist peacefully is gaining significance in terms of popularity. Nature lovers of course find it very close to their heart and the non lovers also fall in love with its unique charm. Rishyap is basically a Lepcha community village situated at the foothills of TriffinDara at an elevation of 2,360 meters. Developed almost recently, Rishyap is part of Neora Valley which offers a spectacular view of the mighty Kanchenjunga. For people who love to trek on mountain roads, the experience will be most rewarding through the forests of pine, Dhupi and Rhododendron.

How to reach Rishyap

12 miles Lava, Rishop and Kalimpong connector

Rishyap is located at a distance of 29 kilometers from Kalimpong and 11 kilometers from Lava.  Rishop is just 4 kms uphill from Lava which you have to trek  through the deep silent forest of Pines, Rhododendrons and Orchids, Rishyap is easy accessible to tourists,  but you have to hire any SUV. Last 1 km to 1.5 km road is not accessible for any small car. However, the ones who do not enjoy trekking can hire jeeps or car. The scenic view will be the same. Jeeps or car fare from Rishyap:

Rishyap to Lava – Rs. 600
Rishyap to Changey Water fall – Rs. 1200
Rishyap to Lava and Loleyaon – Rs. 1800
Rishyap to Kalimpong – Rs. 2200
Rishyap to NJP or Bagdogra – Rs. 3500

Attractions in Rishyap

Majestic Kanchenjunga sunrise at Rishop
Majestic Kanchenjunga sunrise at Rishop

The main highlight of Rishyap is the unhindered breathtaking view of the majestic Kanchenjunga, which is the 3rd highest peak in the world. Sunrise and sunset on the white peak of Kanchenjunga rendering it a golden pinkish glow is a scene that will leave a mark in your heart forever. Also the blue mountains of Sikkim, Nathu La Pass and Jalep La passes will captivate your senses. Taking a stroll under the starry azure sky and witnessing the twinkling lights of the nearby towns will make your heart sing in joy. This perfectly ethereal ambiance will enchant you and you will never want to leave Rishyap. When you get back to your senses, enjoy the view of Kokthang, Kabroo, Talung, Narsingh, Rathung, Simvo peaks and also pay a visit to the Lava Monastery southeast of Rishyap. For trekking enthusiasts, the trail through Neora Valley National Park meeting at Jorpokhri or Sukhiapokhri will be enjoyable.

If you are interested in trekking:

Peoples are enjoying Sunrise at hill top of the tiffin dara view point
Trek to Tiffin Dara View Point

3 kilometers uphill from Rishyap, the 2nd highest point of West Bengal an altitude of around 2,360 meters, a small hamlet, Tiffin Dara can be reached by trekking on the mountainous trail. The best part of this trek is that it goes through the dense forest filled with birch, pine, fir trees and different varieties of orchids. Chirping birds and some mountainous dogs might accompany you through the journey. Continue Reading →


Flowers and sky at Seole village near Rishop
Flowers and sky at Seole village near Rishop
Trek to Seole Village

2-2.5 kilometers downhill from Rishyap, the 2nd last village of West Bengal a small village within ideal trekking rout. You can go through the main road which is 1 kilometer uphill from Rishyap and then turn left for downhill within the jungle. Other than that there is a short cart. Continue Reading →

Accommodation in Rishyap

Rishyap has plenty of accommodation units. resorts and hotels in Neora Valley/Rishyap where you can stay on your trip and enjoy the scenic beauty. The Kanchenjunga View, Neora Valley Resort, Snow View, Suntec Resort, Sonar Bangla Resort and Green Valley Resort afford comfortable stay to the tourists. The room tariffs range from INR 950-1400 with all the hotels and resorts offering a breathtaking view of the Kanchenjunga. Along with mouthwatering culinary delights, trek guides are also provided by the resorts.

Lovely Resort – Rishayp

Phone: 033 2243-6440 By West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.
Phone: 033 30230400, 9830252843, 9903111000, 09434503416 By JOURNEYY MART
Hotel: 9733061489, E-mail: info@journeyymart.com

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Ice View Cottage – Rishayp

Phone: 9733264723, 9647834681

Suntec Resort – Rishayp

Phone: 9933628993, 9836087652, 9836557705

Hotel New Sonar Bangla – Rishayp

Phone: 9733093731

Resort Sonar Tari – Rishayp

Phone: 8001233610, 8017195512, 8001233431

Hotel Grand View – Rishayp

Phone: 9933780018, 9734084230
Tariff: Rs. Rs. 1200 – Rs. 1500

Sunakhari Retreat (Spring Vale Resort) – Rishayp
Pandim Cottage – Rishayp
Yankee Village Retreat – Rishayp
Hotel Orange Tulip – Rishayp
Rejoy Resort  – Rishayp
Valley of Flowers Resort  – Rishayp
Chavi Village Resort,

20th Mile, Chumirchen, Menchu

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Phone: 9830947352, 9331035550, 9836955169
Tariff: Rs. 950 – Rs. 1200

Neora Valley Resort – Rishayp

Phone: 9830947352 ,8420424111, 9331035550
Tariff: Rs. 1000 – Rs. 1600

Green Peak – Rishayp

Phone: 033 2227 7400, 033 2217 4374
Tariff: Rs. 1200 – Rs. 1500

Hotel Neils – Rishayp

Tariff: Rs. 1,500

Hotel Rishayp Green Peak – Rishayp

Tariff: Rs. 1,200

Kanchan View Tourist Lodge – Rishayp

Phone: 9830947352 ,8420424111, 9331035550
Tariff: Rs. 850 – Rs. 1000

Green Valley Resort – Rishayp
Himalayan Hut – Rishayp
Rishyap Holiday Inn – Rishayp 
Paradise Villa – Rishayp



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