Altitude: 5800 ft (1,547 meters). Climate (deg.c.): Summer- Max. 20.7, Min. 13.1. Winter- Max. 14.9, Min. 7.7.Clothing: Summer- Light woolens, Winter- Heavy woolens. Languages spoken: Sikimese, English. Best Season: March to late May, October to Mid-December. Places Of Interest: Chorten, Deer park, Enchey Monastery, Government Cottage Industries Institute, Orchid Sanctuary, Research Institute of Tibetology, Tashi View Point, Dharma Chakra Centre (Rumtek) and Saramsa Garden. Proposed Ganesh Tok & Hanuman Tok.
Excursions: Bakkhim, Dzongri, Pemayangtse Monastery.
Reach - By Air: Nearest Airport is Bagdogra- 124 kms. By Rail: The nearest railway stations are Siliguri- 114 kms, New Jalpaiguri (NJP) 125- kms. By Road: Siliguri- 114 kms, Calcutta- 725 kms, Darjeeling- 139 kms and Guwahati- 589 kms.