Nestles amidst the hidden hills of Neora Valley Rishyap is one of the best tousrists destinations of West Bengal. at the height of 8250 ft. About 10 kms away from lava and 28 kms away from Kalimpong. Jeepable roads reach until the last four Km(Up Hill). A magnificent view of Himalayas can be seen from here along with a view of the Nathula Pass, Tin Simana, Gangtok and Tibet Hills.
The 300 degree visible mountain ranges you can find from Rishyap/Rishop are (left to right) Mt.Kharg, Kokthang, Rathung, Kabroo (North, South, Dome and Fourth), Talung, Pandim, Khang-Chen-D-Zongha, Simvo, Narsingh, Siniolchu. An excellent view of Kanchenjungha from 'Tiffin Dara' in Rishop attracts tourists to this place. The deep silent forest of Pine, Birch, Fir and Orchids with soothing path following the chirps of birds is a very special of Rishyap. Southeast of Rishyap/Risop is the Lava monastery. The entire village is not covered by motorable road. To see the whole village, you have to walk down the mountains with majestic Kanchenjungha standing in front. However electricity has not reached here giving it a medieval sort of charm.
Nearest airport is Bagdogra airport (about 100km).RAIL
Nearest rail station is New Mal junction (approx 65 km).
NJP railstation is 99 km away.ROAD
Rishop is11 kms from Lava, 35 km from Kalimpong and 90 Km from Siliguri.
It is suggested to trek the way from Lava and back, as the path is just 4 km amidst mountain forests. The road is very rough for vehicles. The trek to Lava is downhill.