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Kaluk is the small village located in the remote western Sikkim Himalayan Hills, near the West Sikkim capital of Gyalshing. Khangchendzonga, the world's third highest peak, is visible from Kaluk. It is one of the windiest places in Sikkim and noted for destinations like the Durga Mandir, Rinchenpong Gumba and Meggi Dara. Along with the villages of Hee Bermiok and Rinchenpong Kaluk forms the entire western face of Ridge along the Kalej Khola.  

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Place of Interest / Things to do
Rinchinpong Monastery

Rinchinpong Monastery - It was founded by Lama Sangdag Dorje in the year 1730 A.D. He was a lineage holder of Terchhen Guru Chowang (1212-1270) one of the renown Nyingmapa Treasure Teachers of Tibet. Guru Chowang's teaching tradition was carried off by Lama Sangdag Dorje and Lama Ugen Gyatso. However, the son of Ugen Gyatso, Lama Rigdzin Thinlay Gyatso who was born in Rinchenpong contributed immensely to the growth of the Monastery and its lineage in Sikkim. The Monastery is also famous for the statue of Adi Buddha, also termed as The Primordial Buddha is said to be the true Buddha.

Poison Lake

Poison Lake– The lake has its history dated back to the Sikkim English war during that time the local residents poisoned the waters of the lake using some herbs which wiped out more than half the British forces. There by forcing the invading forces to retreat back.

Azing’s farm

Azing’s farm – On the Rinchinpong – Reshi road the farm is now declared as Model organic farm for vegetables and fruits. The owner and his family are more than eager to show around. They have started with apiculture and have collection of pure organic honey. The Farm is worth a visit. 

Statue of Mahatma Sirijunga

Statue of Mahatma Sirijunga - Carved and made out of metallic bronze, the statue of Mahatma Sirijunga Teyongshi stands 36 feet tall amid the forested lands in West Sikkim. The tallest idol of Mahatma Sirijunga Teyongshi was inaugurated on 3rd December 2017, on the very day that marked his 313th Birth Anniversary. A study Center with compartments with purpose to promote and preserve the Limbu culture, heritage, tradition, and language is also within the statue complex  


Chayatal – A lake near the Mahatma Sirijunga Statue is now a quaint lake amidst cardamom forest and terraces paddy fields. Boating facilities are also available during the summer season.   

Hee Gaon Water Garden

Hee Gaon Water Garden – This Himalayan Botanical Garden, has a mix of indigenous plants showcasing the rare plants along with a number of water bodies. The garden has become home to number of birds of lately.

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