RANGPO TRAVEL GUIDE
Rangpo is a border town of Sikkim, close to the West Bengal border. It runs along the Teesta river, which is one of the main rivers of the mountains of Sikkim. Foreign tourists entering into Sikkim need to stop at the check posts at Rangpo.
Climate And Best Time To Visit
Due to its close proximity to higher altitude places like Tsomgo & Nathula Pass, Rangpo has a cold weather almost throughout the year. Summer is the best time to visit Rangpo.
Getting There & Getting Around Rangpo
The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra stops at Rangpo in its journey via Nathu La. After disruption in 2015 due to disturbance at the Doklam Indo-China border, the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra via Rangpo was resumed again in 2017. The journey flags off from Gangtok & pilgrimages are traditionally welcomed with khadas.
Nepalis and Bhutias are the main residents of Rangpo. Mewari businessmen have also settled in the area and opened shops. The literacy rate of Rangpo is over 70%, much higher than the national average of 59%. Rangpo was recently adjudged as the topmost city in Swachh Survekshan 2018 results for waste management in the north east.
Sightseeing & Activities
Rangpo is a small town which carries great charm for not having any cultural dilution. The villages around Rangpo are a delight for any culture vulture who loves going off the beaten track and exploring the life outside cities. Village tourism is picking up, and Rangpo pulls people from all parts of the country for its natural beauty and cultural preservation. It is also on the way to other destinations like Lachung, Pelling and Yuksom.