Around 20 kms from Rongli in East Sikkim is this new-found heaven for birdwatchers and solace seekers. Here in Rolep, you can try your angling skills to catch trout in the Shokey Khola River or get wet at the 45-foot high Buddha waterfall. You can also take village walks and get closer to learning the skills of living in harmony with nature and try bird watching in the forests. Rolep is one of the most favorable destinations within the Silk Route circuit to embark on your high – altitude trip to Lungthung or Nathang. The lush greenery, the serene village life and the gushing waterfall and rivers of Rolep would rejuvenate you in your silk Route trip.


What to see in Rolep:

You would find a dried up lake bed of the erstwhile Chochen Lake within the terraced paddy fields of Rolep and a gushing 45-feet high waterfall across a hanging bridge. The Shokey Khola River meets the Rolep river at the foot of Rolep which originates at Menmecho Lake. Here, a viewpoint gives you a panoramic view of the Rolep Valley. You can try angling or traditional Hot Stone Bath in Rolep or spend some time introspecting at Dekiling Monastery.


Accommodation in Rolep:

In Rolep, our homestays are located on two different places. One of the homestays, which is more traditional in nature is located on the river side while the other is high on the hill slopes with great views of meandering rivers and sunset. All rooms in our homestays have nice comfy beds, attached western bathrooms with hot water arrangements and great views. Some of the rooms in the traditional homestays are made of wood and local materials but comes with all modern amenities. Food is home cooked and served hot and essentially Indian cuisine with Chapatis and Puri-Sabjis and chicken meals. Traditional Sikkimese dishes and Momos are mostly served in the evenings.  


Best time to visit Rolep:

You can visit Rolep anytime of the year. The monsoons and pre-winter is great for the greenery and gushing waterfalls while the winters offer sparkling weather and opportunity of angling and hot stone bath.