Only 21 kms on the way to Lava, at an altitude of 1,240 metres (4.071 feet), lies Pedong Town, a small picturesque hill hamlet, amidst Pine forest, located on a ridge, offerring a panoramic view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga and the wide Himalayan mountains. Pedong lies on the historic Silk Road that connects India to Lhasa via the Jelepla Pass. The altitudinal variations at Pedong ranges from the sub tropical at the Rishi Valley to Alpine at the Damsang ridge. The terrain is easily negotiable and provides some of the most breath taking views of the landscape. The town is divided into two parts, Upper Pedong and Lower Pedong. Pedong has a branch of SBI.
Locals are mostly involved in agriculture and the terrace farming here is worth noticing. Agriculture and conservation of forest co-existed here at Pedong quite successfully thereby making the place green. A must see place for bird-watchers, Pedong is very rich in terms of lower Himalayan Bird species. Species like Grey Bushchat, Grey-hooded Warbler, Rusty-tailed Treecreeper, White-crested Laughingthrush, Blue Fronted Redstart, Rufous Sibia, Green Backed Tit can be witnessed here at Pedong and its surroundings.
Pedong is in the route of the old and forgotten Silk Route through Jelep-La pass. The route which was traversed from Xian to the Roman Empire in the early Chistian era, the route however closed after the Indo China war in 1962.