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Rishyap/Rishop is the most popular offbeat destination in Darjeeling nestled amongst the Himalayas with deep pine forest and different rare species of flora and fauna. Nowadays, Rishyap is considered one of the best tourist destinations in Darjeeling. Located at a distance of 9km from Lava, Rishyap offers a splendid view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and other snowcapped mountain peak. There is a fascinating 3 km trek through the dense forests towards the mountain top, Tiffindara, deftly negotiating the bushes and boulders en-route. Tourist will stop many times gasping for breath, only to be mesmerized by the enchanting beauty of the woods. Finally they can view a complete 360 degree view of Mr. Kanchanjunga, Mt.Kharg, Kokthang, Rathung, Kabroo (North, South, Dome and Fourth), Talung, Pandim, Simvo, Narsingh, Siniolchu. At clear nights, far below, one can view the lights twinkling in the nearby towns and villages. The village tourism at Rishyap is around 10 years old and still enjoys the unspoiled natural beauty. NatureWings offers best nature resort at Rishyap top most position from where guests can enjoy the Mt Kanchenjunga and other peaks from their bedside.

Location: Rishyap is a small hamlet near Neora Valley Forest under Kalimpong sub division in Darjeeling district. It is just 8km from Lava.

Place from To Distance (KM) Approx Road Journey Time (In Hrs)
NJP Rishayp 116 4 hrs
Bagdogra(IXB) Rishyap 126 4 .5hrs
Kalimpong Rishyap 20 1 hrs
Lava Rishyap 7 1.0 hrs
Rishyap Kolakham 14 1.5 hrs

By Rail: Nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri railway Station (NJP). It will take 4 hrs to reach Rishyap by car from NJP.

By Air: Nearest Airport is Bagdogra (IXB). By car it will take 4hrs to reach Rishyap from Bagdogra.

By Road: Rishyap can be reached from Siliguri by various hired vehicle in roughly 4 hours. Nearest town- Lava , 7 Km from Lava by Jeep.

Accommodation: NatureWings offers their guests an exclusive eco nature resort, located in the best and premium spot of Rishyap. The nature resort located on top of Rishyap , offers the best mountain view from all rooms along with splendid view of Mt Kanchenjunga. All rooms are provided with geyser, western-type toilet, floor carpets. Facilities for secure car parking are also available. The resort also offers mountain facing courtyard for their guests and playground for toddlers and kids.

On Demand Services

  • Bar-B-Q
  • BonFire
  • Camp Fire
  • Camping
  • Trekking 
  • Guided jungle Tour  
Package: Rishyap is part of NatureWings. Most favorite package Neora Valley Safari.


Rishyap is a small village located on the fringe of Neora Valley forest. Enthusiasts people can enjoy nature trail along the picturesque green forest with a variety of birds and flora including some rare species of wild life. Tourists can also go for a day trip to Lava, Lolegaon, Kolakham and Charkol. Tourists can also enjoy soft trek within Rishyap.

TiffinDara - 3 Km uphill soft trek to Tiffindara through Dense forest is a memorable experience for every tourist in Rishyap. Guests from Kids to Sr Citizen must visit this Tiffindara for a complete 360 degree view of Mr. Kanchanjunga, Mt.Kharg, Kokthang, Rathung, Kabroo (North, South, Dome and Fourth), Talung, Pandim, Simvo, Narsingh, Siniolchu. The path through bushes and trees towards Tifindara through deep silent forest of Pine, Birch, Fir and Orchids following the chirps of birds will lead you there and guest will forget all the tiredness when you reach Tiffindara.

Lava -  4 km trek through the Neora Valley forest will lead you to Lava. Nearest small town in the district of Darjeeling. In Lava , you can visit the Lava Monastery, the biggest monastery in this region. You can also carry over your handicrafts shopping from Lava.

Neora Valley Forest  A jungle safari by Jeep and trek inside the forest is a wonderful experience. This trip is a must to all nature lovers and bird watchers. The trips through deep jungle , full of tropical forest and most rare birds will make this trip memorable one. More adventurous people can go go for a Rachela Trek towards the Aritar. The Jeep safari will start from Lava and return at Lava. NatureWings can arrange Jungle Safari for their guests.

Changi Falls - Changi, Changey or Chagey falls just 3 kms jeep drive and 1.5 kms walk down through nicely built stair cases and rest hut takes you to the most beautiful falls in the deep forest of Darjeeling Hills. It is the only falls in the deep forest which can be reached by tourists by jeep ride and a walk down to around 250 stairs. In the deep forest of Neora Valley forest with sounds of rare tropical birds like Wagtail, Minivet and others make your journey a memorable one.

Kolakham - Kolakham is a small village nestled in Neora Valley Reserve Forest facing Eastern Himalayan peak. Kolakham, located at an altitude of 6500ft, is a paradise for nature lovers. The Neora valley forest is home to many different kinds of flora and fauna. It is the land of elegant Red Panda, Clouded Leopard and Musk Deer, Sloth Bear, Golden Cat etc. The forest also consists of mixed species of flora like beautiful orchids, rhododendron, bamboo, oak, ferns, sal, etc. For details about Kolakham, please click here.

Charkhole - Charkhole is a great place for tourists and gives an excellent view of Mt Kanchenjunga and other peaks from a table top mountain. It is new hot spot nature resort in this region and around 23 km from Rishyap. For details about Charkhole, please click here.

Climate: Summer 5oC to 20oC, winter -2oC to 8oC

Altitude: 7500 ft

Clothing & Luggage: Travel as light as possible with least minimum clothes, toiletries and other essential commodities. The weather of Rishyap during summer requires light woolen garments. In the winter, heavy woolen is required.

Food And Drink: Drink only bottled water. Please carry your water from Lava, Kalimpong or Siliguri. Since this area doesn't have any single shop, it is always advisable to carry dry foods like to carry biscuits, chips, dry fruits, etc. Foreign Liquors / Alcohols are not also available in Rishyap.

Health Facility & Health Precautions: It is advisable to carry specific medicines as there are no pharmacy shops in Rishyap. Always carry a kit of the basic emergency medicines you might need for diarrhea, fever etc, band aids and an antiseptic ointment. The nearest health facility /medicine shop is available at Lava /Algarah.

Card Payment & ATM: Credit/Debit Card is not accepted in Rishyap. In Lava there is also no ATM. Please carry cash for all your transactions.

Telephone / Mobile phones: All major mobile operator covers Rishyap. However, in many occasions signals are not strong enough. It is advisable to carry mobiles phones from two different mobile service providers.

[ For details about the Neora Valley Safari package please click here ]  

Enjoy our mentioned below Rishyap packages - 4N/5D

Lava - 1N, Rishyap - 2N, Kolakham - 1N

Day 1 – Reach NJP and Transfer to Lava. Have lunch at Hotel and Enjoy the Sunset from your Lava. Night Stay in Lava.

Day 2 – Start for Rishyap, the virgin Himalayan village in the Neora Valley forest. Night Stay in Rishyap.

Day 3 – Early morning, enjoy the soft trek to Tiffindara for sunrise. Whole day is free to enjoy the full range of Himalayan peaks like Mr.Kanchanjhungha, Mt.Pandim, Mt Simbhu etc and the serenity and tranquility of Rishyap village. Night Stay in Rishyap.

Day 4 –  Start for Lava, visit Lava Monastery and enjoy the sightseeing to Kolakham Village, the god gifted village of mother nature and Chaggey Falls, the most beautiful hidden falls nestled in the dense forest of NaoraValley forest. Night Stay in Kolakham.

Day 5 – Morning is free personal enjoyment and enjoy the flora and fauna of some rere species in Kolakham After Lunch start for NJP with a sweet vacation memory.

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