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    Rangpo

    Rangpo is a Sikkim border settlement on the West Bengal border. It follows the Teesta River, one of the principal rivers of Sikkim’s Himalayas. Foreign travelers entering Sikkim must stop at the Rangpo checkpoints.

    The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra makes a halt in Rangpo on its way to Nathu La. The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra through Rangpo was restarted in 2017 after being halted in 2015 owing to a disturbance at the Doklam Indo-China border. The trek begins in Gangtok, and pilgrims are usually greeted with khadas.

    Rangpo’s major inhabitants are Nepalis and Bhutias. Mewari businessmen have also established themselves in the neighborhood and opened stores. Rangpo has a literacy rate of more than 70%, which is much higher than the national average of 59 percent. Rangpo was just named the best city in the northeast for trash management in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 findings.

    It is a little town with a lot of appeal due to its lack of cultural dilution. The villages surrounding Rangpo are a must-see for any culture vulture who enjoys venturing off the beaten path and seeing life outside big cities. Village tourism is growing, and Rangpo attracts visitors from all over the country due to its natural beauty and cultural preservation. It’s also on the road to places like Lachung, Pelling, and Yuksom.

    How to reach Rangpo

    The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra makes a halt in Rangpo on its way to Nathu La. The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra through Rangpo was restarted in 2017 after being halted in 2015 owing to a disturbance at the Doklam Indo-China border. The trek begins in Gangtok, and pilgrims are usually greeted with khadas.

    Rangpo’s major inhabitants are Nepalis and Bhutias. Mewari businessmen have also established themselves in the neighborhood and opened stores. Rangpo has a literacy rate of more than 70%, which is much higher than the national average of 59 percent. Rangpo was just named the best city in the northeast for trash management in the Swachh Survekshan 2018 findings.

    Best time to visit Rangpo

    Because of its closeness to high altitude areas like Tsomgo Lake and Nathula Pass, Rangpo experiences chilly weather virtually all year.

    Winter (November to February)

    Winters in Rangpo are frigid, and it may be quite cold early in the mornings and at night. The average temperature stays about 5 degrees Celsius. This is an excellent time to visit Rangpo since travelers may see snow-covered mountains.

    Summer (May to June)

    This is the best time to visit Rangpo since the average temperature is approximately 23 degrees Celsius and travelers can enjoy all of the outdoor activities in the brilliant sunshine.

    Monsoon season (July to September)

    Because it rains continually at this time of year, it is essentially off-season.

    Monsoon season (July to September)

    Because it rains consistently at this time of year, Rangpo is effectively closed.

    Autumn (October to November)

    The weather is quite good throughout this season, however, it begins to become a little cold in November. This is also a great time to visit Rangpo for sightseeing and recreational activities.

    Rangpo is best visited during May and June, and October and November.

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