Kalimpong Hills stands as an ecological gem, nestled within the captivating landscapes of India. Among its many treasures lies Neora Valley National Park, a sanctuary where elusive tigers roam freely, occasionally captured on camera as testament to their presence. The hillsides surrounding Kalimpong are adorned with a tapestry of flora, from the sturdy acacia and aromatic cinnamon to the graceful ficus and resilient bamboo. Cardamom adds its spicy fragrance to the air, while higher altitudes boast evergreen alpine vegetation, dominated by majestic pine trees. Venturing eastward, the region reveals its floral splendor with seven species of rhododendrons adorning the landscape. Temperate deciduous forests paint the scenery with hues of oak, birch, maple, and alder, creating a picturesque backdrop for the abundant wildlife. Orchid enthusiasts will delight in the discovery of around three hundred species, adding a delicate touch to the rugged terrain. Speaking of wildlife, Kalimpong’s biodiversity is awe-inspiring, hosting an array of species including the charming Red panda, elusive Clouded leopard, and majestic Asiatic black bear. The avifauna is equally captivating, with pheasants, cuckoos, minivets, and a symphony of other birds adding melody to the air. Beyond its natural wonders, Kalimpong is renowned for its cultivation of cacti. Despite being non-indigenous, these resilient plants have thrived in their adopted home, attracting visitors with their remarkable diversity and beauty, cultivated meticulously over the years. nVenturing further east, one encounters Lava, a tranquil hamlet serving as the gateway to the pristine Neora Valley National Park. The journey to Lava is a scenic delight, with the landscape transitioning from tropical deciduous to lush alpine forests of fir, pine, and birch. Buddhist serenity graces the hills with a monastery offering solace to weary travelers, while attractions like the Lava Nature Interpretation Center and Changey Waterfalls promise unforgettable experiences. Loleygaon, perched on a Himalayan ridge, offers a panoramic vista of the breathtaking Kanchenjunga range. Its charming Lepcha village ambiance, dotted with gently rolling hills and babbling streams, invites visitors to immerse themselves in its tranquility. Meanwhile, Rishyap, also known as Rishop, emerged as a tourist destination in 1998, captivating travelers with its unparalleled views of the majestic Kanchenjunga range. Accommodations crafted by local Sherpas and Lepchas provide a cozy retreat, while Tiffin Dhara beckons early risers with its enchanting sunrise vistas. In essence, Kalimpong and its surrounding gems offer a harmonious blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and serene hospitality, promising an unforgettable journey for those who seek to explore its treasures.



Day 1: Arrival at NJP Station/Bagdogra Airport. Transfer via Gajoldoba Teesta Barrage, Baikunthapur Forest, and Garubathan to Reach Rishop/Kalimpong/Lava. Check-in at the hotel, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, embark on a trek to Tiffin Dhara to witness the sunset or explore a nearby forest trail to immerse yourself in the wilderness of Neora National Park.

Day 2: Wake up early to catch the sunrise illuminating the majestic Kanchenjunga. After breakfast, embark on a full-day Kalimpong sightseeing tour. Visit Graham’s Home Missionary School, the Lord Buddha Statue, Sherpa View Point, Goddess Durga Temple, Hanuman Temple, Deolo Hills, Mangal Dham, Thongsa Gumpha, the Army golf course, Morgan House, Durpin Monastery, Jelepla View Point, Pratima Tagore House, Pine View Nursery, and Kali Mandir. Return to the hotel by evening and enjoy a campfire. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: If you missed the trek to Tiffin Dhara on the first day, embark on it early morning today to catch the sunrise over Kanchenjunga. Return to the hotel for breakfast and then begin your journey to Loleygaon via Lava. En route, visit the Lava Monastery and Nature Interpretation Center. Check-in at the hotel in Lolegaon upon arrival. The afternoon is free for visiting the canopy walk and nearby jungles.

Day 4: After breakfast, embark on a tour to Changey Falls. Once you reach the road near the falls, trek down about 700 steps to reach the base and admire its beauty. Return to the car and continue your journey to the village of Kolakham. Upon reaching Kolakham, explore the virgin forests of the Silent Valley and take a leisurely stroll amidst the echoing sounds of chirping birds. Return to your hotel in Lolegaon for overnight stay.

Day 5: Enjoy a late breakfast at the hotel before departing for NJP Station/Bagdogra Airport, marking the end of your Kalimpong-Lava-Lolegaon-Rishop tour. This tour package offers the flexibility to stay at any two places among all the mentioned destinations or even at Kolakham.