Majectic views of Mt. Khanchendzonga range from all rooms of Rinchenpong village Resort , Kaluk West Sikkim.
Majestic Views of the Mt.Khanchendzonga and the Range of named & unnamed peaks are Viewed from the Kaluk, West Sikkim where the Rinchenpong Village Resort is situated .
Thw whole mountain range starting from Indo Nepal border at Chiwabhanjang to North Sikkim. Can be enjoyed beside the early view of sunrise and sunset which is unimaginable ! The aerial distance of Mt.Khanchendzonga from Kaluk is barely 2 kms. It is not necessary to go to any view point eg,. Darjeeling etc , to enjoy the panoramic view of Mt. Khanchendzonga and other peaks as it is directly viewable from all rooms of the resort .
Majestic Mt.Khanchendzonga !! It is the guardian deity of Sikkim and is worshipped during the Pang Lhabsol festival .
To this day the mountain god is invoked and prayed upon at Pang Lhabsol to continue protecting Sikkim. The festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the 7th month of the Tibetan calendar corresponding to late August/early September. The ‘chaams’ which are part of this festival are unique and the spectacular Pangtoed or warrior dance was choreographed by the third Chogyal Chador Namgyal, which is said to have appeared to him in a vision.
The festival also marks the commemoration of blood brotherhood sworn between the Lepchas and the Bhutias at Kabi in the 15th century.
About 133 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, if you hit off the beaten track you will reach a village that wear a strange name, Kaluk in Rinchenpong. This is where our story begins.
Sprawling upon a 40 acre estate of pristine forest, Rinchenpong Village Resort at Kaluk is hardly an old affair. Starting humbly in the year 2000 not as just another business venture set up to eke out the best from the burgeoning tourist inflow here. It grew out of principle and swears and flourishes by it , as Mr.T.B.Gurung, our Founder Director puts it, "Apart from offering the tourists the best of our un-spoilt sylvan village experiences in all its traditional fullness, we also want our hamlet to be self sustained by this trade. We feel that our village folks should be able to eke out a decent livelihood too.
All around one can see people engrossed in their farms indulging in organic farming. From the exotic vegetable to local succulent fruit including coop full of country hens, a shed full of cows goats, et al. Floriculture too is gradually flourishing. The village and its inmates are indeed growing along with the resort. All around dwells the unspoilt mountain charm. People are encouraged to plant trees and the forest around has grown considerably in the past three years.
As Sikkim fall under the purvey of the Ecotourism society, our growing resort is a fine example of village tourism. As the state wakes up to this growing consciousness of their once pristine landscape being in threat of defacement by a growing tourist influx, it is a boon and an example that our resort could herald the beginning of a new self sustaining entity based on tourism.
The people here are conscious about the fact that it is they who need to safeguard their village along with the growth of trade. The resort has already handled numerous groups from far and wide and catered to their complete satisfaction.
The guest are requested not to litter the area. Felling of trees had stopped considerably and efforts at afforestation has actually begun.
You will emerge out of the mist and mountains with smiles that are stretched up to your ears, exhilarated and excited but a bit nostalgic, yet all set to get into the grind in the city again.