Rishap is a tourist village located near Lava
, in Darjeeling District
of West Bengal
. Situated at an elevation of about 8500 ft, it is about 32 km from Kalimpong
. Rishap offers exciting views of Mt Kanchanjunga
and some other mountain peaks of India and Nepal.
Rishap literally means 'mountain peak and tree'. This small village is at the tri-junction of Sikkim, West Bengal and Bhutan. One can enjoy the finest view of forest in Rishap.
Rishap can be reached by Jeep or by a 3 km trek which starts from Lava.