Believed to be a sacred lake for the Buddhists and Hindus, Gurudongmar Lake is one of the most popular tourist places in North Sikkim. Located at an altitude of 17,800 feet, the breathtaking beauty of this lake will leave you in awe of the surroundings. Have a stay at the best resorts in Sikkim and enjoy the taste of North Indian food.
Associated with a popular local legend about Guru Padmasambhava touching the waters of the lake and hence the lake not freezing in the winters, this lake is considered to have miraculous powers by the locals.
Along with a temple, Gurudongmar Lake makes a splendid landscape where you can enjoy snow clad mountains and serenity at one place. Being a pretty treat for the eyes, Gurudongmar Lake attracts a dozen of tourists and also happens to be a base point for many treks in the Himalayas.
Location- Gurudongmar Lake, North Sikkim
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Popular for its scenic beauty, Yumthang Valley is a serene retreat for any nature lover in North Sikkim. The famous tourist attraction boasts of having myriad flowers and some distinct fauna that will leave you enchanted by the landscape. Where the tree line disappears, Yumthang Valleys starts to mesmerise you with its colourful landscape and scented ambience.
Located at a height of 1180 feet above sea level, Yumthang Valley is a pleasing sight to behold with infinite flowerbeds. Offering an unforgettable experience, Yumthang Valley is a place where you can bask in the beauty of nature. Along with visiting Yumthang, one should also visit the village of Lachung to know more about the local culture on your vacation.
Some of the most magnificent sights which one can witness from Yumthang Valley are gorgeous mountaintops of Panhunri and Shundu Tsenpa creating an astounding background for the gushing Teesta river.
Location- Yumthang Valley, North Sikkim District, Sikkim
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Tucked beautifully in the scenic beauty of
Himalayas, Lachung is one of the most beautiful places to visit in North Sikkim. Replete with a number of stunning
mountains, gorgeous waterfalls, colourful orchards, Lachung should be on every
traveller’s bucket list in North Sikkim.
The place has something astounding to offer whether you are looking to enjoy some romance, solitude or adventure in the lap of nature’s beauty. Surrounded by incredible scenic beauty, Lachung promises to charm you with memorable memories of this scenic hamlet away from the hustle and bustle of the cities. Attracting thousands of tourists, the exquisite beauty of Lachung is a splendid start to a glorious holiday in Sikkim.
Location- Lachung, North Sikkim
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Boasting of an idyllic landscape comprising of green pastures, wooden huts and an undeniable air of romance, Lachen is a memorable getaway in North Sikkim. With a number of notable attractions like Lachen Monastery, Green Lake, Chopta Valley etc, Lachen is an alluring tourist place in North Sikkim.
The alpine pastures and the natural beauty of Lachen mesmerise the tourists with its simplistic setting and offers a surreal getaway from the humdrum affairs of life. A treat for nature lovers and birdwatchers, Lachen is a serene village that you must visit to enjoy some astounding time with your loved ones.
Location- Lachen, North Sikkim, Sikkim
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If you are in the hunt for less commercialised places to visit in North Sikkim, Cholamu Lake is a dazzling attraction that should be on your list. Located at a height of 5330 metres, Cholamu Lake boasts of serenity and can be visited after obtaining a permit from the Army and Sikkim Police.
delight, Cholamy Lake is a glittering marvel to behold for nature lovers and
enjoy the spectacular landscape. Known for being the highest lake in India,
Cholamu Lake is a memorable vista with mountains and a blanket of ice to soothe
Location- Cholamu Lake, North Sikkim District, Sikkim
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Yume Samdong (Zero Point)
One of the most scintillating places to visit in North Sikkim, Yume Samdong is located at a height of 15,300 feet above sea level. With a thrilling drive through some curving roads and rugged terrains, Yume Samdong can be reached in an hour from Yumthang.
By obtaining a special permit, Yume Samdong
can be reached to witness the astounding landscape of green valleys replete
with the fragrance of Azalea. Also known as Zero Point, Yume Samdong is a
wonderful place to visit during the months of March and April.
Location- Yume Samdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim
Seven Sisters Waterfall
Gear up to be overwhelmed by the magnificence of the picturesque setting of Seven Sisters Waterfall when you are in Sikkim. Created by the alignment of seven different waterfalls, this place offers a thrilling getaway in the midst of a kaleidoscopic landscape.
you are visiting with friends or family, Seven Sisters Waterfall is a
delightful retreat to enjoy a prismatic tourist attraction with a day picnic.
The alluring waterfall is most famous for offering a picturesque spot for photography
and a charming vista of the sunset.
Location- Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Ganktok-Lachung Highway, Sikkim
Renowned for its historical and places of
religious importance, Chopta Valley is one of the most amazing places to visit in North Sikkim. if you
are searching for unexplored tourist places. The wonderful place is relatively
untouched and enthrals everyone who is looking for adventure. The valley is
located at a height of 13,200 feet and is popular for offering a number of
activities like hiking, angling and water sports.
Being in the Greater Himalayas, Chopta Valley is famous for being a habitat for many rare species of animals, plants and birds. The snow-covered landscape on one side is well contrasted with green meadows on the other side of Chopta Valley. Chopta Valley is a brilliant getaway for all the nature and wildlife lovers and promises a wonderful time for all the tourists.
Location- Chopta Valley, North Sikkim
Famous for its rich biodiversity, Chungthang is a delightful small town in North Sikkim. Located at the meeting point of two beautiful rivers Lachung chu and Lachen chu, Chungthang is a quaint little town that is considered very sacred by the locals. Along with the popular legend of Buddhist saint Guru Padmasambhava blessing the town, Chunghtang is also famous as the place where Guru Nanak Dev stopped on his way to Tibet and China.
Associated with a number of legends, Chungthang is also considered to be the place where the word Demaong that literally translates to Hidden valley of rice initiated in Sikkim. It is surprising to see that that there is a rock with Guru Padmasambhava’s footprints and it has a small opening from where the water seeps through continuously. Most of the locals believe that it is a miracle with paddy being grown in such harsh climatic conditions that Chungthang is known for in the winters.
Location- Chungthang, North Sikkim District, Sikkim
One of the spectacular tourist places in North Sikkim, Mt. Katao is a magnificent peak
that should not be missed on your Sikkim vacation. After availing a permit from
the army, tourists can witness this enthralling sight and be mesmerised by the
stunning landscape. A delight for the adventure seekers, Mt. Katao is famous
for enjoying activities like skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and stone
The picturesque setting of Mt. Katao is replete with snow-covered mountains and a thundering waterfall. The landscape is enhanced by the gorgeous cover of colourful flora like poppy, primula and rhododendron. With a height of 15000 feet, Mt. Katao the surreal landscape of Mt. Katao makes for a superb tourist place to visit with your loved ones.
Location- Mt. Katao, North Sikkim District
Brace yourself for an adventurous escape
with a visit to Thangu Valley when you are holidaying in North Sikkim. Located
at a height of 13,000 feet, Thangu Valley is a great destination for the thrill
seekers to enjoy activities like trekking, river rafting etc.
The serene valley is known for the blanket of flowers that bloom during summer months in contrast to the carpet of snow that covers the landscape during the winter. Often serving as a place to relax before one starts for another haul of an excruciating trek, Thangu Valley is an idyllic holiday destination to enjoy time with your loved ones.
Location- Thangu, North Sikkim
A surreal getaway in North Sikkim, Mangan is a place if you are in search of spending some time by yourself. Offering a landscape that boasts of unparalleled beauty, Mangan is known for its rolling meadows, verdant hills, sparkling streams and remote settlements.
The beautiful hill station is a delightful escape for anyone who is fond of adventure and nature. A great place to relax and unwind, Mangan is a captivating escape that will leave you enchanted. Some of the popular spots to miss here Labrang Monastery, Phodong Gompa and Rong Lungten Lee Museum.
Location- Mangan, North Sikkim District, Sikkim
One of the most famed places to visit in North Sikkim,
Lachung Monastery is a prime spot for all the vacationers in North Sikkim.
Encompassed by a picturesque landscape, Lachung Monastery is tucked beautifully
between beautiful streams, fantastic waterfalls and beautiful orchards.
The beautiful Buddhist gompa draws in a number of tourists and enthrals them with its pristine ambience. One must visit Lachung Monastery to see their famous mask dance that is held every year.
Location: Lachung Monastery, Lachung Valley, Sikkim
Timings: 7 am to 7 pm
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Situated in Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a place which you should go to be enchanted by the beauty of rhododendrons. Promising many picturesque sights, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is encompassed by the stunning Himalayas.
With a full bloom during the spring season, Shingba
Rhododendron Sanctuary is a visual delight with a sprawling expanse of more
than forty species of rhododendron. The most favourable time to visit Shingba
Rhododendron Sanctuary is from the month of April to July.
Location- Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Yumthang Valley, North Sikkim
One of the most fascinating places to visit in North Sikkim, Phensang Monastery is a wonderful man-made attraction in the region. Known for its architectural design, Phensang Monastery is known amongst the biggest monasteries in Sikkim. Housing a number of monks, Phensang Monastery belongs to the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism.
Surrounded by a landscape that boasts of
natural extravaganze, Phensang Monastery is a popular religious spot that
should not be missed when you are in Sikkim. The most popular time to visit
Phensang Monastery is during Sikkimese New Year when ‘Chaam’(Mask Dance) is
performed by the tourists.
Location- Phensang Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim
Bhim Nala Falls
Located in Chungthang-Lachung street, Bhim Nala Falls is a spectacular waterfall that one must not miss among tourist places in North Sikkim. Known for its dazzling height, Bhim Nala Falls will delight you as see the water dropping in front of your eyes. The remarkable waterfall is known among the tallest waterfalls in Sikkim and offers a gorgeous vista of the mountains.
Often appearing as a three-phase waterfall dropping from a high mountain, Bhim Nala Falls is often compared to the Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan due to its height.
Location- Bhim Nala Falls, Lachung, North Sikkim
Entry Fee/charges- INR 10
Khangchendzonga National Park
Bring out the wildlife lover in you with a visit to Khangchendzonga National Park. Reckoned as the largest wildlife reserve in Sikkim, the national park boasts of having the third highest peak in the world, the Khangchendzonga and the glorious Zemu Glacier. With a vast area known for one of the most magnificent eco-system, the place is a must visit to get a glance of animals like snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, barking deer, flying squirrel etc.
Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khangchendzonga is
most popular for its spectacular wildlife and enthralling landscapes of nature.
Tholung Monastery is a popular tourist attraction that one must visit in
Khangchendzonga National Park.
Location- Khangchendzonga National Park, North Sikkim
Timings- Open All Day
Entry Fee/charges- Entry fee for Indians: 200 Rs. Entry fee for Foreigners: 400 Rs. Entry Fee for Indian Students: 40 Rs. Fee for Local Guide and Porters with Team: 20 Rs. Fee for Tent Pitching (Per Tent): 40 Rs
Gear up to be charmed by a thrilling sight with a visit to Zemu Glacier. Serving as a source of the waters of river Teesta, Zemu Glacier boasts of many glacial lakes. Draining the east side of Kanchenjunga, Zemu Glacier remains one of the most enticing places to visit in North Sikkim.
Owing to the significant retreat in recent years, Zemu Glacier has been facing many environmental concerns owing to the disappearance of its tributaries.
Location: Kanchenjunga Base, Sikkim
Green Lake Trek
Traverse the roads less travelled by enjoying Green Lake Trek in Sikkim. Having seen very few treks, Green Lake trek is a delight for adventure enthusiasts. The picturesque trail boasts of splendid landscapes of nature and some scintillating mountains peaks. The landscape is replete with scenic views of thick forests with myriad flowers like rhododendrons, blue poppies and primulas.
Serving as a base for trekking to Mt. Kanchenjunga, Green Lake is a great venture if you are interested in adding some thrill and excitement to your vacation in North Sikkim.
· Location: Green Lake, North Sikkim
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Offering the most magnificent vista of Mt.
Kanchenjunga, Singhik is a quiet little hamlet that you should add to your
itinerary for visiting North Sikkim. Promising a getaway from the hubbub of
cities like Gangtok, Singhik is a respite from crowds and noise.
Often serving as a stopover from the exhilarating journey to Lachen and Lachung, Singhik is a great place to enjoy some solitude. A few notable places to visit near Singhik are Phodong Monastery and Tingchim Monastery and some treks like Jhandi viewpoint and Tosha Lake trek are popular here.
Location- Singhik, North Sikkim