Damthang is situated 14Kms from Namchi on Gangtok-Namchi road. Trel to Tendong Tendong Hillhill takes about two hours on a footpath through the thick forest. The trek offers singular experience of varied vegetation and exclusive fauna. Tendong is at a height of 8530ft, surrounded by lush green ancient forest.
Historically, This place has been a place of recluse for bhuddhist lamas who spend years in meditation admidst the silent scenic grandeur.Legend says that tendong Hill saved the Lepcha tribe from the ravages of deluge when the whole world was flooded- legend similar to Noah's Ark of the Bible.Even today, Lepchas perform pujas to pay reverence to the tendong Hill.