Rishyap is a small tourist village, which is located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is located near LavaKalimpong at an elevation of around 8500 ft above sea level. The nearby regions from here include Kalimpong, from where it is just 32 km. The meaning of the word Rishyap is mountain peak and tree and it is located between the junctions of Sikkim, West Bengal and Bhutan. Other than mountain ranges, this small village is surrounded by dense forests. A clear view of the Himalayas and other ranges of Nepal are available from Rishap. Mount Kanchenjunga, situated in the border area of Nepal and Sikkim, is a popular tourist attraction here that is visited for hiking and sightseeing. The range has five peaks which is certified in the name Kanchenjunga, meaning five treasures of snow. According to records no one has been able to cover it fully. Earlier, Mt Kanchenjunga was considered the highest peak in the world but a survey later on proved that it was Everest.
Rishyap, also known as Rishop, is a village situated in Darjeeling District, West Bengal. The word Rishyap means 'mountain peak and tree' and it lies at the meeting points of Bhutan, Sikkim and West Bengal. Travellers can enjoy the view of snow covered mountains from the village. The mountain ranges that are visible from Rishyap are Kokthang, Mt. Kharg, Kabroo, Talung, Khang-Chen-D-Zongha, Rathung, Simvo, Narsingh, Siniolchu and Pandim. Tifindara is a perfect spot to have a glimpse of the Himalayas. Lava Jamgyong Kongtrul Monastery and Ngedon Chang-Chen Ling Retreat are other tourist spots around Rishyap. Neora Valley Nature Interpretation Centre lies on the Neora National Park, showcasing the photographs, animals, models and stuffed birds. Lolegaon is a Lepcha village, situated nearby Lava and from this site travellers can experience the best sights of the Himalayan ranges. Jhandi Dara in Lolegaon is a wooded hilltop from where tourists can enjoy the clear view of both Kanchenjunga as well as Mt. Everest. Pedong is another village that can be visited by travellers who are looking to explore the calm and peace environment. Travellers can also tour Lava village for trekking, climbing and hiking.
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