Located at the height of 4600 ft in Sikkim, Aritar or Arhitar is one of the most significant travel hotspots in Eastern Himalayan range. It is an idyllic tourist destination amid snow-fed mountains. The place looks attractive during autumn. Colourful flowers and beautiful forests have made the land an ideal sanctuary for many migrated birds. Various types of birds come here round the year. With plenty of flowers and trees, it offers an amazing atmosphere and unforgettable natural beauty.
Aritar is only 120 kilometres away from Siliguri and only 63 kilometres from Gangtok. It remains surrounded with mist and fogs during winter. Atar is famous for the oldest natural lake named Lampokhari. Now the state government has taken some important initiatives to reconstruct it.
With the aid of the state government and active participation of the local communities, the lake has been an ideal destination for eco-tourism. It offers a spectacular view with boating facilitates. The main attraction of this tourist destination is the stunning beauties of Eastern Himalaya. Watching the important mountain peaks of Himalaya including Mount Kanchendzonga, Mount Makalu, Mount Pandim, and Mount Sinoulchu is really an unforgettable experience. Rhenock is one of the finest picturesque settlements in Eastern Himalayan range. This picturesque settlement is only 6 kilometre away from the Lampokhari Lake. In the adjacent areas, you will find a significant number of tourist attractions like Nathang Valley, Zuluk, Kupup Lake, Jelep La Pass, and Baba Mandir. The wonderful sights will easily arrest your attention. The botanical gardens and zoological preservation are really awe-inspiring. Children can get endless pleasure after watching these. If you go ahead from here taking the historic Silk Route, you will come across a beautiful hamlet surrounded with flowers and trees from all sides. Aritar stands as the main entry point to reach Tibet and Chinese. During the historic period, European used this place as a part of their silk path for carrying silk from China to Europe through Central Asia. It stands as an offbeat tourist destination with snow-clad mountains, beautiful lakes, valleys of flowers, unspoiled forest areas and perfect natural settings and surroundings.
Places of attractions nearby:
Arhitar Lake / Lampokhori
Jelep La pass
Nathu La Pass
Tukla battle ground
Mulkhara Lake trek
Lava / Lolaygaon
If you are interested in taking a trip at Aritar, you can take a travel package from a reputable travel agency. A reputable travel agency can make your Aritar tour easy and affordable.