About Aritar

Aritar is easily accessible from the state capital, Gangtok, by road. The destination can be reached by taxis and rented cars from Gangtok, which is situated at a distance of 63 km. It takes around four hours to drive from Gangtok to Aritar, which lies on the main route connecting Pakyong or Rangpo.   Read More

About Sikkim

A mountain state in the Indian Himalayas and a former Himalayan Kingdom situated between Nepal in the West, Bhutan in the East and Tibet/China in the North. Sikkim with its rich bio-diversity has 180 lakes ranging in an altitude from 200 meters . . .   Read More

Contact Us

Silk Route Homestay
Gaddi Goan, Below Aritar Lake
P.O Aritar Rhenok, East Sikkim, 737131.

Phone :+91-8967036394 / 9734306015.
E-Mail : silkroutehomestay@gmail.com

Attraction / Activities

1. Boarding at Aritar.
2. Village Walk.
3. Traditional archery Tounaments.
4. Short Tekkiking


Banglow Bird and Butterfly watching.
Sikkim has a rich diversity of various bird species and offers a good list of sighting for an avid bird watcher. The homestay has good knowledge of birding and the various locations for the sightings and we can arrange bird watching tours for the interested visitors.

Mangkhim View Point :
Mankhim is the hilltop adjacent to the popular destination of Aritar, in the village of Dalapchand under the Rongli Sub-Division of Eastern Sikkim. Mankhim offers a panoramic view of Mt. Kanchenjungha and the emerald green "boot-shaped" Lampokhri Lake at the same time – this incredible view is not available from Aritar. In Mankhim, there is a small temple on the hilltop, a few homestays and a monastery, just a walk away. If you want to spend some days in complete isolation from the city's din with fabulous views of Mt. Kanchanjungha, then Mankhim is a great choice. Bird watching, paddle boating and nature walking are other great activities here. You can tag in Reshikhola, Sillery Gaon, Pedong or Kalimpong with Mankhim. You can also take a day-trip to Kupup lake, Zuluk and the world's highest golf course from Mangkhim.


Kalikhola Waterfalls :
The Lampokhari Lake is located near Rhenock and takes a three hours' drive from Gangtok. Those who wish to stay in peaceful environs for a night or two have the option to stay at the trekkers' huts or the lodges provided near the lake. One can also pay a visit to the nearby Lingsay Monastery and the Mankhim Temple.

A short trek can be taken around Aritar. There is a British built bungalow located half a kilometer away from Aritar which is also a place for the tourists to explore.

The Lampokhari Lake is one of the oldest natural lakes in Sikkim. It is located at an altitude of 4600ft above sea level. The lake was recently renovated to provide boating facilities for tourists. The Lampokhari Lake is also called as the Aritar Lake among the natives of Sikkim. This is in fact the only lake that provides paddle boating facilities in Sikkim.


Oldest Buddhist Gumpas :
Aritar Gumpa is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim which belongs to the Kagyuapa order of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is known for its beautiful architecture and collection of artifacts, murals and other paintings. It also contains various ancient manuscripts.