Aritar is a small village located in East Sikkim, under Rongli sub division. Aritar is 3 to 4 hours drive from Gangtok and 2 hours drive from Rongpo. Aritar Lake (Lampokhari) is new tourist destination, the lake has been renovated by the government to facilitate the first paddle boating in Sikkim. From Mankhim hilltop, the Lake looks just spectacular, if you are staying overnight at Aritar, it is recommended to enjoy its view very early in the morning. Aritar is worth visiting destination, whether you may paddle boat around the lake, or take a hike up to Phusrey Lake, visit surrounding hills or just make a plan to trek to Rachela, which is about 6 hours from Aritar. You can enjoy the scenic trees on the way, jungle orchids, splendid giant mountains of Bhutan and Bengal and the overwhelming feeling takes over you as you take the last step towards the Rachela, where the red rhododendrons bloom here like nowhere else.
Take a train to NJP or flight to Bagdogra Airport. Take a bus or car to Gangtok. Aritar is 3 to 4 hours drive from Gangtok and 2 hours drive from Rongpo.