20 kms from Kalimpong (West Bengal) the way to Lava is Pedong. A small picturesque hamlet situated on a ridge and surrounded by pine forests, Pedong commands some magnificent views of snow ranges of Mount Kunchendzonga. It falls on the ancient silk route that connected Tibet with India through the Jelep La Pass. Pedong is an ideal place for the day visitors staying in Kalimpong. Several short and thrilling treks originate from Pedong leading to Damsangdugi fort- a historically important site that witnessed a long ethnic war between Lepchas and Bhutias. A 300 year old ruin hidden by dense forests at Damsangudi still holds memories of the reigns of Lepcha Kingdom.