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Rishyap or Rishop, developed in 1998, is rapidly becoming a popular tourist point. Rishyap-“Ri” stands for mountain peak (some say it 'lofty’) and “shop” means age-old trees in Tibetan) is an ideal destination for a peaceful getaway. Situated over the Neora valley in North Bengal at a height of 8,500ft, best known for its panoramic view of not only 180º Mt. Kanchenjungha but also Mt Kabru, Kokthang, Pandim and the Nathu La Pass.
There is a picturesque trekking route from Lava for the adventurous. For the others, a bumpy car ride from Lava will take around half an hour. From NJP by car to Lava, through Gorubathan amid lush tea gardens. The Kagyu Thekchen monastery, the serene Changay falls and also Lolegaon, a picturesque little village.

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