Sikkim comes with four beautiful realms, involving South Sikkim, North Sikkim, East Sikkim, and West Sikkim. Each part occupies incredibly spectacular attractions. This blog talks about North Sikkim and its impeccably gorgeous destinations. The northern region of the state is an absolute thrill explorers’ wonderland.
Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, ensures your way to North Sikkim. Hire a shared/private taxicab/car from Gangtok and head to your dream spot. Loaded with stunning attractions and sightseeing, the northern part of this northeast Indian state houses jaw-dropping sights of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain peak. Turn your trip satisfying with cost-effective Sikkim holiday packages.
Here are the four awe-inspiring destinations in North Sikkim loved by global visitors:
Whether you’re planning a romantic trip, a trip with family/friends, or a solo venture, Lachung is sure to please you. This mountain village sits close to the Tibet border embellished with snow-laden mountain peaks, sparkling river streams, marvelous waterfalls, et al. The region of Lachung experiences heavy snowfall during the winter season. And during the monsoon seasons, it receives heavy rainfall.
Lachung is nearly 117 km away from Gangtok via Singhik View Point, and Naga Falls, and acts as a basecamp for tourists approaching Shingba Rohodendron Sanctuary, located in Yumthang Valley. The name Lachung means small pass since it’s near the Tibet border. One of the most-visit places here is Lachung Monastery, which showcases cultural and religious here installed by the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism in 1806.
#2 Yumthang Valley
A high-altitude region known as the Valley of Flowers, Yumthang Valley fascinates every traveler with its breath-taking beauty. Yumthang Valley involves a driving distance of about 25 km and nestles at a height of 3700 m. This is one of the most iconic nature sanctuaries bounded by the Himalayan mountains.
Imprinted with amazing sightseeing, the region gives you access to the splendid Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Yumthang Chu/River, and Zero Point. Aptly regarded as the paradise on earth, you may explore the picturesque beauty of the region from late February to June.
With pristine natural splendor, Gurudongmar Lake stands out as one of the most-loved spots in Sikkim, lying scenically at an altitude of 5154 m. This high-altitude lake is one of the highest lakes in the world according to the Government of Sikkim. Compact North Sikkim holiday packages include transport, permit arrangements, accommodations, and tour guidance.
Settled in the Mighty Himalayas in the Mangan district, this lake is believed sacred by Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs. The region is close to the Chinese and Tibet border in the district of Mangan. Owing to its proximity to international border areas, to enter Gurudongmar Lake, one requires a permit.
#4 Chopta Valley
Chopta Valley is perched in North Sikkim at an altitude of 13000 feet. is another dramatically beautiful destination to explore. Situated at a distance of 31 km from Gurudognmar Lake, Chopta Valley involves closer proximity to Thangu Village. The region offers sweeping views of mountainous landscapes, beautiful wildflowers, and a tranquil atmosphere.
Tourists often plan a combined visit to Gurudognamr Lake and Chopta Valley Sikkim. North Sikkim is replete with numerous wonderful attractions, such as Seven Sister Waterfall, Mount Katao, Thangu, Phensang Monastery, Bhim Naga Falls, that you can add to your affordable North Sikkim tour package cost.