Borong, located at an altitude of 5800 feet in South Sikkim is the perfect destination for nature lovers. Borong can be easily accessed from Siliguri or New Jalpaiguri. Some 17 km from Ravangla, Borong can also be reached from Pelling, Gangtok and Rinchengpong. With Himalayan Mountains situated at the backdrop, Borong offers an ideal place for those seeking peace and tranquility.
Borong is a charming village located in the southern part of Sikkim and it offers an ideal place to escape from the city humdrums. Oozing with charm and beauty, this place is one of the best destinations to visit if you want to spend some quality time in the midst of nature. Its soothing aura and ambience attracts a number of nature lovers from across the globe. From Borong village, you can get an eye-popping sight of snow covered Mount Kanchenjunga, Narsing and Pandim. If the day is bright, you may also go and sightsee some beautiful birds flocking around the emerald forest of Borong. During your Borong tour, you can also hike up river Rangit in search for hot water spring. Nonetheless, there are a few attractions you can visit like Ralong Monastery, Borong Monastery, Vanjan Valley, Barmeli Bridge and Fatam village.
You can catch a glimpse of some extraordinary views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and other the snowcapped peaks. And a spectacular sight of sunrise from the snow-covered mountains is perhaps the main reason behind a visit to this beautiful place. You can also look for glances of Sinolchu, Narsingh and Pandim peaks.
Nearby attractions from Borongis mainly a 5 km away is the Ralong Monastery. You can hire a car and visit other places like Famtam Village, Gurang Monastery, the Silver Falls and the Barmely Bridge. Besides, a Hot spring , locally known as ’Borong Tsachu’ is located at a distance of some 3km trail from Borong, on the bank of Rangeet River is a must do here.
Borong offers a very good base for trekking to Maenam Peak. Besides, there is also a trekking route at Namchi that ends in Borong and takes some 6 days to complete. Apart from trekking, you can go for bird-watching as Borong is home to a wide variety of birds like the scarlet minivet, the black magpie and the Himalayan pheasants.
Borong can be enjoyed throughout the year. But if you want to see the festival taking place by the bank of Rangeet River, then you must come during the month of February.
You can have a great sightseeing experience of some extraordinary views of Mt. Kanchenjungha and other the snow-covered peaks. A fantastic sight of sunrise from the snow-capped mountains is one of the biggest reasons to take a trip to this beautiful place. You might also want to catch a glimpse of Sinolchu, Narsingh and Pandim peaks. One can also visit nearby places such as nearby places such as Fatak Village, Gerang Monastery, the Silver Falls and the Barely Bridge.