Rinchenpong | Village

A cool and calm village in the lap of the Himalaya and renowned travel destination around Pelling is Rinchenpong (রিনচেনপং). The village is more popularly known as Silent Valley, this is particularly attractive for those who like jungles, short hill treks, orchids and variety of birds. Rinchenpong situated only 40 K.M from Pelling and distance from New Jalpaiguri (NJP) around 125 K.M, located around 5,500 ft above sea level. Main attraction of Rinchenpong is magnificent view of Mt. Kabru, Mt. Koktang, and mount Kumbhakarna along with fascinating Mt Kanchenjunga.

          Okay, now what to see except snowcapped peaks? Wait, the list is long, so many things to do and so many things to see in Rinchenpong. There is Risham Monastery or Resum monasterypoison lake or local people called as bikh-pokhri., The heritage house, Rabindra Memorial Garden, the old Bungalow made by British. Your full day must be allotted for above mentioned nice locations. The Risham Monastery can be visited on your foot, it’s only 3 km from Rinchenpong bazaar, this monastery situated on 6,300 ft above sea level, walk to monastery is very enjoyable. If you have senior member/mate or children then book a car to monastery. This monastery offers an excellent view of the snowcapped mountains, especially the sunrise from behind the Kanchenjunga also memorable view of snowcapped peaks of Himalayan ranges is visible from monastery.   

          Try chaang, a local homemade brew of Sikkim, its taste a bit like English beer, when you are at Rinchenpong.

Accommodation in Rinchenpong

Few numbers of budgeted and deluxe accommodations are available at Rinchengpong, but homestay provides a close to nature feel, great views, worm hospitality and delicious food. Our associate homestay provides deluxe, comfort accommodation with all modern facilitates.  All rooms are spacious with attached western bath, most of the room/cottage provides great view of surrounding and snow capped peaks.  

          The homestay built to promote eco-tourism among tourist with the help of tourism department and local people. Currently we have total six rooms/cottages and total occupancy capacity around 25 heads.  Tariff starts from Rs.1,200 onwards (MAP - tariff includes breakfast, evening snacks, dinner and all taxes).     


No of Rooms


Alpine cottages



Orchid Cottages


Rs. 1,550/Head

View Point cottage



Check-in Time:              12.00 P.M

Check-out Time:           11.30 A.M 

Child Policy: Bellow 5 yrs. is complimentary, 5-10 yrs. 50% of tariff, above 10 yrs. is full.

How to Reach Rinchenpong

Nearest airport is Bagdogra (IXB) airport, which is in West Bengal, daily flights are avail to and from all major Indian cities. Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri or NJP. Daily trains are connecting NJP with Kolkata, Guwahati and other Indian ciites.

          Exclusive cars are available from airport and NJP to Rinchenpong. Direct shared transportation not available from Siliguri, in that case you need to come down to Jorethang by shared jeep, distance around 85 K.M and it may take 2 and ½ hrs. After that shared jeeps are available from Jorethang to Rinchenpong, a nice journey around one and half hrs and distance would be around 33 K.M.




40 K.M


130 K.M


125 K.M  

Best Season to Visit Rinchenpong

Rinchenpong can be visited throughout the year, but best time to visit Rinchenpong is autumn (October to November) and in winter (January to March) season.

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