Rishyap, also known as Rishop, is a village situated in Darjeeling District, West Bengal. The word Rishyap means ‘mountain peak and tree’ and it lies at the meeting points of Bhutan, Sikkim and West Bengal.
Travellers can enjoy the view of snow covered mountains from the village. The mountain ranges that are visible from Rishyap are Kokthang, Mt. Kharg, Kabroo, Talung, Khang-Chen-D-Zongha, Rathung, Simvo, Narsingh, Siniolchu and Pandim. Tifindara is a perfect spot to have a glimpse of the Himalayas.
Lava Jamgyong Kongtrul Monastery and Ngedon Chang-Chen Ling Retreat are other tourist spots around Rishyap. Neora Valley Nature Interpretation Centre lies on the Neora National Park, showcasing the photographs, animals, models and stuffed birds. Lolegaon is a Lepcha village, situated nearby Lava and from this site travellers can experience the best sights of the Himalayan ranges.
Jhandi Dara in Lolegaon is a wooded hilltop from where tourists can enjoy the clear view of both Kanchenjunga as well as Mt. Everest. Pedong is another village that can be visited by travellers who are looking to explore the calm and peace environment. Travellers can also tour Lava village for trekking, climbing and hiking.