Rishyap is a tranquil, small rural settlement of the Lepcha community in the mountainous landscape at an altitude of 8,500 ft. It is only about 28 kms to the east of Kalimpong in Darjeeling district. If you are visiting Lava, there is a motorable road of 11 kms and also a trekking trail of 4 kms from Lava to reach Rishyap.
Rishyap actually forms an integral part of the well known Neora Valley at the foothills of Tiffindara. Although it\'s a relatively new tourist destination compared to several others in the vicinity, it is still a virgin spot clothed in forests of pine, birch, fir, colorful rhododendrons and orchids with a wonderful view of the vast range of Kanchenjunga and many other Himalayan snow peaks. And this is exactly what the name \'Rishyap\' stands for - \'Mountain Peaks and Forests\'. And at night look below, an you get amazing sights of the sparkling lights of Gangtok and the small town of Pedong.