On the way to the old Silk Route and situated in the West Sikkim, Rolep is a virgin hamlet tucked beside the mighty Himalayan Range. Rolep is a tiny yet vibrant hamlet of indigenous communities such as Gurung, Bhutia, Sherpas, Chettri, Sharma and Rai. A paradise for bird watchers, adventure and peace seekers, Rolep with its hilly terrains, mountain peaks, natural beauty and intense serenity has captivated the minds of many travellers.
Being situated at the bottom of Memeantshu Lake and Tshangu Lake and on the riverbank of Rangpoo, there is a lot to see in and around the village. Your soul will certainly get rejuvenated by witnessing the white floating clouds in the blue sky, lush green alpine forests and astounding mountain peaks.
The forty feet high Buddha Waterfalls on Shokey Khola River looks quite astonishing. Chochen Natural Lake just a few kilometres away is also a worth visiting lake. Pilgrimage sites like Buddha Cave, Dekiling Monastery are another set of tourists attracts for those who seek the blessing of the almighty. The motorable hanging brigde named Rangkey also falls under the tourist attractions of Rolep.
Rolep is quite adjacent to Rongli, another scenic offbeat hamlet of Sikkim. Other nearby destinations like Doban, Phadamchen, Zuluk, Gnathang, Pedong, Sillery Gaon, etc can also be explored. The boot-shaped Aritar Lake or the Lampokhari Lake is the major attraction near the village.
Rolep can surely be tagged as the birding or the trekking paradise. You can trek through the hilly trekking trails amidst the thickly wooded forest of Rolep. While trekking, you will come across various specious of Himalayan birds and also many blooming flowers.
You can stroll around the village to get to know the indigenous lifestyle of the villagers. Dissolve yourself with the culture and traditions of them as you will feel special because of being treated like one of them. Angling can be done in the adjacent river and having a picnic in the riverbank is not a bad idea either.
Homestay facility is available in Rolep for a comfortable nightstay. Being an offbeat destination in Sikkim, you will not get top-notch amenities but most of them are there.
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