Situated in the southern part of the Indian state of Sikkim and quite adjacent to Rinchenpong, Chemchey, Namchi, etc Biksthang is a pristine hamlet popularly known as Chechen and Mangalbaray.
Surrounded by Lofty Mountains, Luxuriant forest and just about 119 km away from the capital city Gangtok, Biksthang offers a jaw-dropping view of the mountain peaks and Serenity of nature which make it a worth visiting offbeat destination.
The village offers an alluring view of Mount Kanchenjunga which is certainly the prime attraction of the village. Pelling, the adjacent lively hamlet can easily be explored and is a hub of monasteries like Dubdi Monastery, Sanga Choeling Monastery, Tashiding Monastery and Pemayangste Monastery, etc. Moreover, Temi Tea Garden, Shingshore Bridge, Kanchenjunga Falls all are quite nearby and act as sightseeing places around Biksthang.
Rinchenpong is another major nearby attraction near the Biksthang village. The Poison Pokhri or Poison Lake, Rinchenpong Monastery, Lhentse monastery, Rahu Ney (Caves) and Phursachu (Hot Spring) are some of the worth-visiting attractions.
Nature Walking, Trekking, Bird watching, etc are some of the prime activities to do in the village. Apart from doing these activities, horse riding in the surrounding area of Rahu Ney caves and Lhentse monastery is going to be a favourite activity of the visitors. Boating and river rafting in the nearby dam are the ideal activities to do for the adventurous soul.
There are few luxury accommodations in the village that offers deluxe cottages and lush yards all around with magnificent vista of Mt. Kanchenjungha. It comes with most of the modern amenities like attached bathrooms, spacious rooms, Balcony, colour televisions and hot running water. Moreover, homestays are also available to stay quite comfortably in the village.
Biksthang can be visited throughout the year due to its serene ambience and pleasant weather. Apart from the season of Monsoon, when landslide usually happens, the village is safe to visit at any months of the year. The temperature does not rise too high or nor too low.
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