Should you know:
How to reach:
Nearest Railway station is New Jalpaiguri and nearest airport is Bagdogra. Aritar is well connected from Siliguri. One can hire a cab from Siliguri to Aritar directly. And incase you are a rustic traveller like me, who do not believe in spending much on transport, one can get shared cab from Siliguri to Rhenock/ Aritar for rs.250. If you are coming from Gangtok, you get a shared as well as reserved cab as per your budget.
I stayed at Orange Court Resort which is owned by Karma Sherpa. Well connected and located right on the main road of Aritar. You may book the same through makymytrip.com or booking.com
There are also few other home-stays in and around Aritar, one can easily look into the net.
Mostly to be relied on the in-house kitchen as there are no hotels/restaurant as such. You may choose to get your supplies from the nearest market in Rhenock and request the homestay owner to prepare food of your choice.
Things to note:
There are no ATMs available in Aritar, the nearest only being in Rhenock which is again 2.5 kms from Aritar. So carry enough cash along. Cards are not accepted. For all the essentials, the nearest and the modest market is in Rhenock. For the sightseeing in and around Aritar, either you pre book the car or else seek help from the resort staff.
The roads are often not in good condition in Sikkim. So I would suggest to keep enough buffer time in hand to reach or leave a place. Only Airtel voice network works here and Vodafone network shows occasional tower for internet which is again poor. So, if you are planning to work on internet from here. I am afraid that is not possible enough.
Hiking to Fusuary Lake is one full day activity from Aritar. It is also known as Mulkharka Lake. This is the only lake where you can see the reflections of Kanchenjunga Peak.
So, what you waiting for? Start planning and head for Aritar and let me know if this piece of journal had been helpful to you or not?