Biksthang, also known as Chuchen and Mangalbaray is situated at a distance of 119 km from Gangtok in West Sikkim. It rests amidst scenic landscapes and is margined with lofty mountains. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Mt.Kanchenjungha from here. The rush of the tourist is limited in this tranquil destination of Sikkim but recently Biksthang, is experiencing a rise in tourist footfalls.
Places to see at Biksthang : The prime attraction of Biksthang is the majestic view of Kanchenjunga. The place is located close to Pelling and the tourists can visit the regular sightseeing options of Pelling from Biksthang. Apart from offering majestic views of Kanchenjungha, Pelling has a number of monasteries like Dubdi Monastery, Sanga Choeling Monastery, Tashiding Monastery and Pemayangste Monastery. The spectacular sight of the Khecheopalri Lake is also admirable. Biksthang is also near to the splendid Khangchendzonga Falls and the Shinshore Bridge and Temi Tea Garden.
Nearby attractions of Biksthang : Two major sightseeing locations around Biksthang are Pelling and Rinchenpong. Rinchenpong is one of the latest additions in the list of nearby attractions around Sikkim. While making tour to Rinchenpong, a visit to the Poison Pokhri or Poison Lake is a “must” for all travellers. Just opposite to the pond, you will find a stony staircase leading towards the forest trail that will lead you to Rinchenpong Monastery, built in 1717. The monastery houses an idol of Ati Buddha in the position of Yub-Yum. Some other notable nearby attractions are Lhentse monastery, Rahu Ney (Caves) and Phursachu (Hot Spring).
Things to do at Biksthang : The surrounding area of Rahu Ney caves and Lhentse monastery is ideal for horse riding. You can also enjoy some boating and river rafting at the nearby dam. Village tours are also organized by the resort at Biksthang around the amazing surrounding of West Sikkim.
Best time to visit Biksthang : You can visit Biksthang any time of the year. However, to savour the best views of Kanchenjungha, the ideal time of visiting the place is from October to February.
How to go ?
Biksthang nestled between Jorethang and Legship, is located at a distance of 124 km from Bagdogra airport and 120 km from the New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. Arrangements can be made on prior request by the resorts at Biksthang to provide pick up service from New Jalpaiguri or Bagdogra. Biksthang is also well connected by motorable roads. You can drive from Siliguri through Teesta to reach Melli. Then take a turn towards Jorethang and instead of turning toward Darjeeling, drive further to reach Biksthang. You can also reach the destination via Gangtok, located at a distance of 119 km.
Where to stay ?
There are some accommodation facilities in Biksthang. Some options are:
Biksthang Heritage Farmhouse : 91 7602733183 / +91 9593978750 / +91 9593779077 / +91 8170015329
Bliss Resorts : 9474576615
Note : Phone numbers given above are according to the information available with us. If you find any contact number/s given above is/are incorrect or not in use, please let us know.