About North Sikkim Tourism: North Sikkim is one of the four districts in the Northeastern state of Sikkim, a relatively unexplored region full of dense forests, massive mountains, lakes, and treacherous terrains. A heaven for nature lovers and thrill-seekers, North Sikkim offers breathtaking views and plenty of opportunities for adventure sports. Immerse yourself in its natural bounty with Adorables’ budget-friendly and fully customisable North Sikkim tour packages.
With snow-clad peaks around, Gurudongmar Lake, Crow’s Lake, and Cholamu Lake are picturesque locations you must visit while in North Sikkim. Yumthang Valley and Thangu Valley are the places to be if you want to feel the descending clouds on your face! Perhaps one of the most incredible sights you will ever see, Mount Katao is covered with snow and is perfect for skiing, snowboarding etc.
A small town in North Sikkim, Lachung is known for being situated where the Lachung and Lachen tributaries converge. Besides the snow-covered peaks, it is famous for its majestic waterfalls like the Seven Sisters Waterfall, the beautiful Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, nearby Chopta Valley with trekking trails and the holy Gurudongmar Lake and the Lachung Monastery. The monastery organises a masked dance during the winter months.
Your trip to North Sikkim is incomplete without a day’s outing to Chungthang, a little town boasting green peaks and diverse flora and fauna. Chungthang is said to have been blessed by Guru Padmasambhava. Moreover, it serves as a forward base for the Indian Army. Don’t miss out on Lachen, a significant destination for Buddhist devotees, home to the Tso Lhamo Lake and Thangu Lake.
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Day 01 : Pick up from Bagdogra Airport & Transfer to Gangtok City
Day 02 : Changu Lake & Baba Mandir Excursion.
Day 03 : Gangtok to Lachen Transfer.
Day 04 : Gurudongmar Lake excursion & Transfer to Lachung.
Day 05 : Yumthang Valley visit & transfer to Gangtok.
Day 06 : Gangtok to Bagdogra transfer.
Start Price Rs 43,168/- Per Head (Double Sharing Basis)
The best time to visit North Sikkim is between May and September when it is moderately cool but not freezing. Nearby destinations like Gangtok, Darjeeling and Pelling are often combined with North Sikkim to give you a taste of the region. The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok offers marvellous views of Mount Kanchenjunga and comprises several holy sites like Ganesh Tok, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology and Ranka Monastery.
Welcome to the Cleanest State in India – Sikkim, and transfer to the capital city. As the aircraft lands at the nearest airport, our representative waits outside to meet & greet on arrival at Bagdogra and drives towards Gangtok (Alt.5550Ft/1675M). The drive is about 4 hours following the most scenic way through the beautiful lanes of Sikkim along with the picturesque Teesta River.
On arrival, check into the beautiful view rooms of the hotel well equipped with modern amenities and sink into the soft bed to get rid of the exhaustion. In the evening, take a stroll in the neighbourhood or enjoy some hot coffee sitting at the balcony while admiring the beauty of the place.
Overnight at Gangtok.
As the morning sores in, the warm rays of the sun knock through the window to give a start-up call for the second day. Enjoy breakfast at the hotel in its peaceful surroundings, and load the bags with dry foods before leaving for a full day trip to Tsomgo Lake with Baba Mandir / Nathula Pass Excursion.
Tsomgo Lake (12400ft) – Also known as Changu Lake is an oval shaped glacial lake which is only 40 km from Gangtok City, and almost about 1Km in length with 15 meters depth. The name Tsomgo is made of two words in Bhutia Language ‘Tso’ means ‘lake’ and ‘Mgo’ means ‘head’ in a short ‘source of the lake’. This high-altitude lake is surrounded by snow-capped steep mountains and remains frozen during wintertime. As summer beings to step-in, the glacier melts and the lake gets its origin. The locals consider the lake to be sacred, and it reflects different colors with the change in seasons.
New Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir – The Baba Mandir was built in the Memorial of Baba Harbhajan Singh or the ‘Hero of Nathula’, a soldier in the Indian Army. It is situated at a distance of 12Km from Tsomgolake, and 52Km from Gangtok city. Baba Harbhajan served as a part of the border patrol force, and in the year 1968 while escorting a mule column he fell on a fast-flowing stream and got carried away by the powerful water current. Soldiers found his remains after 3 days and cremated with full military honour along with a shrine on his Samadhi built as per Baba’s wish, which he expressed through his friend post-death. The original bunker of Baba Harbhajan Singh is located further up near the Gnathang valley which is the Old Baba Mandir but because of its difficult terrain tourist can’t reach there so they build a New Mandir for easy access. This shrine is believed to have wish-fulfilling powers along with that Baba is still guarding the international border between India and China. On Sundays, a ‘Langar’ runs at the temple, which provides free meals to the visitors.
Nathula Pass – A major mountain pass in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district, which is a corridor of passage between India and Tibet before it was closed in 1962 but reopened in 2006. Located around 56 km from Gangtok at an altitude of 14450 ft, the road to Nathula is the highest motorable road, passes through the Tsomgo lake, and requires an entry permit to visit. The view from this international border is breath-taking and allows the tourist to get a glimpse of China on the other side along with their Chinese militants. On a clear day, the road winding down the Chumbi valley can be seen.
(Nathula Pass is closed on every Tuesday and Permit depends on Weather conditions) and ALWAYS ON EXTRA PAYMENT BASIS
Overnight at Gangtok.
After the blackness of night, Earth’s star rises on the horizon, spreading her gold in every direction, to wake up the dreamy city of Gangtok, to kick start the day. Get the tummy refill with a heavy breakfast before leaving for a 6-hour long journey towards Lachen 130 Km. Post breakfast, around 10 a.m. leave for Lachen via NH 31A. En-route visit Sightseeings :
KabiLungstok – It’s a historic place, located on North Sikkim Highway. This is where a friendship treaty between Lepcha Chief Te-Kung-Tek and the Bhutia Chief Khey-Bum-Sar was signed. A small stone pillar was built to mark the location where the treaty was signed.
Seven Sister Waterfalls – The name is given to this waterfall as it makes its descent in seven stages, before gushing down through the dense forest and hitting the rock. This magnificent fall on the way to Lachen is sure to allure the tourist with its beauty in the background of lush green Mountains. To facilitate the tourists to savor the pristine beauty and to be with nature, the Tourism Department has set up a waiting shed and cafeteria.
Naga Waterfalls – Another picturesque waterfall in North Sikkim near the confluence of Lachen-Chu and Lachung-Chu at Chungthang. This is the most scenic waterfall with the longest route and ice-cold water surrounded by forest in a peaceful domain.
Lachen – The name Lachen means “Big Pass” Nestled at an altitude of 8838 ft in North Sikkim, this peaceful place is secluded far from the noisy city between ChoptaValley and Gurudongmar Lake. The small town is beautifully decorated with little hamlets in the background of the Lower Himalayas with their snowy cliffs and tall pine trees.
After check-in to the hotel, head straight towards the cozy room equipped with basic amenities and facing the beautiful green mountain. This remote place doesn’t have much to offer the tourist except for its natural beauty, so one can spend the evening tasting some local Sikkim flavors while admiring nature.
Overnight at Lachen.
After shedding off exhaustion with a good night’s sleep in a peaceful environment, day 04 calls to get up a bit early to get moving towards the sightseeing of the day after feasting on fresh and hot breakfast while appreciating the beautiful morning. Post breakfast visits Gurudongmar Lake (5450 M/70 Km/03 hours).
Gurudongmar Lake – Located at an altitude of 17800 ft, this high-altitude natural lake is considered the most sacred lake as believed by Buddhists and Hindus alike. This high altitude beautiful and awe-inspiring lake remains milky in color throughout the year. This beautiful lake used to remain frozen most of the year, hence it was not possible to use its water for drinking purposes. When the Guru Padmasambhava passed by, while returning from Tibet, the residents are reported to have approached him for providing a source of water. The Guru obliged, and a portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter. Since the water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the ‘blessed’ water in bottles.
Kalapatthar – as the name implies, means “Black Stone ” in local lingo as the cliffs of the snow-clad mountain are black which adds to the unique beauty of the place. With an elevation of 14,850 feet. (Permit depends on weather conditions) and ALWAYS ON EXTRA PAYMENT BASIS
After lunch, check out from the hotel and transfer to Lachung.
Lachung – The name Lachung stands for Small Pass is a mesmerizing hilly area near the border of Tibet in North Sikkim at an elevation of 9600 ft. This small dreamy destination is embraced by snowy mountains, tall coniferous trees, and a sparkling stream which is a perfect treat for a vacationer, nature, and photography lover.
On arrival, Check-in into the hotel in the middle of pristine nature with rooms having breathtaking views of the rugged mountains apart from basic amenities. The evening is free to enjoy the beauty of the place, or binge on Hot Thukpas, Momo, or local spree while praising the mountains as the calm moonbeam hit the surface.
Overnight at Lachung.
For others, the arrival of a new day brings new hope and for explorers, a new day brings a new destination. As the golden hues of the sun illuminate the lazy town of Sikkim, the birds joining for the get-up call fill the morning with their sweet melody to aware everyone morning has arrived. Enjoy the fresh morning from the balcony, with the jaw-dropping view of the mountains while sipping some tea. Post breakfast, leave for Yumthang Valley Excursion to Gangtok.
Yumthang Valley – Also known as the Valley of Flowers when 24 species of Rhododendron bloom during May and the Valley is full of Snow during winter. Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is Spread over 43 sq. km through which flows the Yumthang River, it adjoins LachungandYumthang. The Sanctuary which is known for its abundance of Rhododendron shrubs and trees is rich in ground flora and other vegetation as well. The road leading to the valley follows a scenic way with cascading waterfalls and streams. This exotic location with hot springs, lazy yaks, and lush green meadows remains cold throughout the year due to the snow-capped mountains surrounding it.
Zero Point – The formal name of this Zero point is Yumesamdong, Zero points Sikkim stands at an altitude of 15,300 feet (23 km from Yumthang Valley) and is the last outpost of civilization where three rivers meet amid a panoramic view of the snow-clad mountain and picturesque surrounding. Tourists with asthma are advised to avoid this place due to high altitude sickness because of the low oxygen level.
VISITING ZERO POINTS AT AN ADDITIONAL COST IS SUBJECT TO PERMIT AND ROAD CONDITIONS.
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