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Located at an altitude of 8500 feet, Rishyap is one of the most picturesque villages in Eastern Himalayas, with a 300 degree view of some of the loftiest snow peaks in the world including Mt. Kanchendzonga, Mt. Kabru, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Siniolchu among others. Apart from the snow peaks, the dense coniferous forest, the terraced agricultural patches and the simple ever smiling village folks makes up Rishyap, which situated on a lofty cliff, retains its pristine charm. The 11 km road to Rishyap from the nearest town Lava, is an unmetalled one. You need a four wheel drive or better still, trek through the thickly wooded forest. We were there at the onset of monsoon, when clouds play truant and you may miss the snow peaks altogether. We weren't so unfortunate though, as clouds lifted its veil to reveal Kanchendzonga. But I found the cottages which are leased out for rent, no less attractive.

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Additional Photos by Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3144 W: 281 N: 5208] (19771)
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