20 Places to Visit in North Sikkim, Tourist Places & Attractions
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North Sikkim Tourist Spots

Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, Lachung, Lachen, Cholamu Lake, Yume Samdong (Zero Point), Seven Sisters Waterfall, Chopta Valley, Chungthang, Mt. Katao and many more

Best places to visit in North Sikkim include Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, Lachung, Lachen and many more. With a number of pristine places to visit in North Sikkim, a tourist can always look forward to having a memorable time in this surreal land blessed by the Himalayas. Reckoned with breathtaking views, enchanting waterfalls, idyllic lakes and sparkling rivers, North Sikkim is known to allure the vacationers with its picturesque tourist spots. 

The beautiful places in North Sikkim offer a superb retreat away from the hustle and bustle of cities and take you to a dreamy heartland where you can cherish the company of sweet locals and take back home a serene experience.

A few of the notable tourist places in North Sikkim are Yumthang Valley, Lachen, Chungthang, Gurudongmar Lake, Zemu Glacier etc. With an interesting bucket list of tourist places, North Sikkim is an ideal getaway whether you are a leisure vacationer, travelling in search of solitude, wish to spend some romantic time with your partner or looking to have a memorable vacation with your family.

Here are the best places to visit in North Sikkim:

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  • All tourists are required to present a negative RT-PCR test report.
  • A travel card, which will be issued by the Sikkim government.
  • Travel cards are available on Sikkim government’s web portal. Also, offline travel cards will also be issued at tourism centers across the state.
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  • Travel cards can be generated from online portals within minutes and will have stay and travel details. 
  • The travel card will have one main member who will receive an OTP to register. Around 10-15 people can enter the state under one travel card, however each one of them needs to provide a COVID-19 negative certificate.
  • Masks are mandatory while out in public places
  • Complete lockdown to be experienced from 6th May to 15th May.
  • All social distance norms to be followed when out in public
  • All markets, malls, parks, places of worship, except those in containment zones, are open.
  • Installation of Arogya Setu app is mandatory for travel. 
  • Thermal screening to be conducted for all passengers at airports and railway stations.

Symptomatic travellers will have to stay in institutional quarantine for 7 days.

Flights

Flights are functional to Pakyong Airport, Gangtok from all the major airports like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Jaipur etc. This airport is well-connected to all other destinations in Sikkim through railways and roads.

Trains

All local trains are functional to and from different cities in Sikkim.

Local Transport

Local transport including buses and taxis is functional across the state.

The government of Sikkim has taken several steps to curb the spread of Covid-19 while allowing travellers and tourists to visit the state. Thrillophilia recommends you follow all guidelines and safety measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to keep yourself safe.

Sikkim to undergo 10 day long lockdown Updated: 06 May 2021

A 10 days long complete lockdown to be imposed in Sikkim from 6th May

RAT testing to be done on state borders Updated: 06 May 2021

Sikkim government has decided to conduct Rapid Antigen Test(RAT) at state borders for incoming tourists.

A negative RT-PCR test is mandatory for the travellers to enter sikkim Updated: 06 May 2021

All the tourists will have to present a negative covid-19 report to enter Sikkim. 

Sikkim Tourism launches “Visit Sikkim”to attract the global crowd in 2022 Updated: 12 Feb 2021

Sikkim chief minister P.S. Tamang said his government would promote 2022 as “Visit Sikkim” year to revive the tourism industry ailing under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Gurudongmar Lake

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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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Yumthang Valley

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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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Lachung

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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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Lachen

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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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Cholamu Lake

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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. 

A photographer’s 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 your eyes.

Location- Cholamu Lake, North Sikkim District, Sikkim

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Yume Samdong (Zero Point)

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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

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Seven Sisters Waterfall

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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. 

Whether 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

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Chopta Valley

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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

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Chungthang

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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

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Mt. Katao

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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 grinding. 

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

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Thangu Valley

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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

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Mangan

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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.

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Mangan, North Sikkim District, Sikkim

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Lachung Monastery

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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

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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

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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

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Phensang Monastery

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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

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Bhim Nala Falls

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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

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Khangchendzonga National Park

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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

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Zemu Glacier

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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.

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Green Lake Trek

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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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Singhik

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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

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20 November 2018
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About the operators: Thrillophilia ties up with trek operators for this amazing trek. The team that carries the group is well trained, well versed and allows the trekkers to focus on their trekking. To provide service at such altitude with smile on face is bliss. They also have some hidden gems planned during the trek for people to be pleasantly surprised. Our trek guide Premtuk is an old hand and lives in Yaksum region. His ability to guide the team as well as captain the support staff was fantastic. He also made sure that trekkers were absolutely taken care off. He had excellent support staff and 12 horses to make sure that we had a glitch-free day’s and nights. Tenzing, vijay and others who worked tirelessly and with laughter all the time made the time memorable. About the trek: this trek offers variety for a serious trekker. The trails and paths are not the same throughout or even different times of the year. It has varied degree of difficulty and hence one needs to be physically and mentally prepared to harness the strength. One connects to self and nature throughout and comes back rejuvenated. It’s not just the moments of seeing sunrise or the summit from various points or watching Mt Pantim alone that takes your breath away but also the journey. It’s a pilgrimage to your own inner self that one ends up discovering. Finally few words of suggestions: for city dwellers who come for this trek, it’s a great idea to come and stay In yuksam few days in advance and do some of other amazing treks. Not only it helps in acclimatisation but also allows you to soak in local culture and food.
"The beauty of this trek is all about the landscape. You start of the trek from dense forest with fresh streams and then to Rhododendron trees when you gain altitude , later which you would come across a beautiful valley overlooking Mt Kanchenjunga. Try out the local cuisine in Yuksom. Thukpa and Chang are two things you need to try out. Although the trek is not recommended for first time trekkers you can still give it a shot provided you are fit and have taken all the items in checklist. "
23 November 2019
Excellent
This was my first trip with Thrillophilia as well as with complete strangers. I must say that Thrillophilia did not disappoint me ( nobody is perfect, so be flexible to accept minute glitches) . The whole trip went so smooth , starting from the pick up from airport, the hotels we got, arrangement of permits, site seeing and drop at the airport. Special thanks to Deep ( trip coordinator from tour angle) and Ammu ( my cab driver) . P. S. : if you want to see the flower calf yumthang valley and the frozen Tsomgo and Gurudongmar lake , then the ideal time to visit north Sikkim is March-April. November is the ideal time to witness the pleasant winter of sikkim along with its untouched beauty. Looking forward to travel more with Thrillophilia. P.S: the only problem which we faced was two co- passengers who used to get late for everything and because of them we had to rush from each location because of time constraint ( I totally understand that this things isn’t in the hand of Thrillophilia)
16 October 2015
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Trekking in the state of Sikkim is very different and a unique experience that you would not gain from trekking in any other part of India. The Indian Himalayas trek in Sikkim is awesome and a must take. What we enjoyed the most were the mountains, the trek trails, the people and their unique culture. This was a sharp contrast to our habits and culture. The trek is not that difficult and it is in fact very much feasible to be taken even by a first timer as well. The trekking was very nicely planned and organized with perfect budget. Do try this trek.
01 July 2015
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Located in the state of Sikkim, this Goecha La trek is my dream and desire come true. This trek is a treat to all the adventure lovers who are in our country or visit our country. This place is nestled midst colourful, unique, and vibrant flora and fauna. This trek also paves way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park that can be visited in a day. This trek is an opulent beauty as it opens doors to murky valleys, snow clad mountain peaks, astonishing lakes, and lovely rivers in Sikkim. I was just marvelled at the spectacular beauty of this place.
This was my first paragliding experience and I was so thrilled and scared both at the same time. This March I was going to Gangtok and came to know about the paragliding activity there and booked the same with Thrillophilia and made the most of the thrills and spills of Paragliding. After heading to the paragliding spot in Ranka at Gangtok. I was accompanied by a trained pilot throughout the entire activity when we soared at a height of 1300- 2200 meters. The best thing about Thrillophilia is that it not only gives you an option to choose between medium and high fly but regardless of the package you choose, the ride from the landing site to the take-off point is all included. I chose the high fly package where I and my certified pilot rose at a height of 2200 meters, marveling at nature’s beauty underneath. After this paragliding trip, I must say that this has been my best so far, given the whole safety protocols that Thrillophilia adhered to besides arranging a trip to the Ranka monastery. Thus, I recommend Thrillophilia with all my heart, for such out-of-the-box experiences!
26 January 2021
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Who does not dream of a farmhouse stay amidst the rolling Himalayan Mountains and an emerald green forest? Yes, I am no different because I have craved for such an experience all my life and I am extremely glad that Thrillophilia came on board to grant all that I desired. My 2 days one night experiential stay at a Farmhouse in Gangtok not just let me have a perfect getaway but so much more. I learnt about terrace farming, plucked ripe fruits from the trees, enjoyed picnics along the streams, and tried my hands on organic farming. I still miss my bedroom in the homestay that had a skylight right above the bed to let me stargaze endlessly. Thank you Thrillophilia for such a splendid experience!
19 January 2021
Superb
A tour of Sikkim and Darjeeling was always on my mind having heard so much about the Yumthang (valley of flowers), the Batasia loop and the mighty tiger hill to catch a scenic sunrise. As a solo traveler I decided to book with Thrillophilia for a 8-day trip to set forth a Sikkim Darjeeling tour that would include all these places. I am extremely elated I did as the teams ensured hassle free travel in air-conditioned vehicles besides stays and dinner at the most hygienic hotels. I am back at Pune after the trip in March but I feel I am back with a piece of Tibet and North Bengal in my heart. I still cherish going to this picturesque hamlet of Chungthang, the stunning Kanchenjunga National Park, and the pristine Gurudongmar Lake. I have absolutely loved my stopover at Kyongnosla and a visit to the Baba Harbhajan dham besides of course the scenic sunrise at Tiger hill, and candlelight dinner at the most unexpected locations. Thanks a ton Thrillophilia for the most wholesome experience there could be!
17 February 2021
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My partner got hold of a Thrillophilia voucher for a Sikkim homestay that initially I was not that keen on using. However, I went ahead and set off for this Traveler’s paradise homestay for 2 days and one night. And, I am so glad I did because it was one of the nicest stay experiences. Our homestay was perched on a hilltop’s edge and offered sweeping views of the Himalayan foothills, the snowy Nathula peaks, and the snaking Teesta River. A special thanks to thrillophilia for giving tripping a whole new spin as we could go for forest picnics, nature walks, and practice angling at the Kaleej Khola. To this day, I keep telling my partner as to how we need another trip soonish. Only, to try the roast chicken with thumba, under a starlit sky of the Traveler’s paradise homestay, with the chilling mountain wind for company.
09 February 2021
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Every year me and my 4 friends plan a trek to some of the treacherous places. This year was no different, especially after a long spell of staying and working from home. We went ahead with the idea but this time we booked with Thrillophilia for a luxurious camping experience. And, trust me when I say this, we had a spectacular trekking experience from the minute we arrived in Darjeeling. We had an adventurous drive to Yuksom, trespassing the Teesta river. We continued uphill and crossed the Legship bridge only to reach a Yuksom hotel where Thrillophilia had booked our stays. The minute I checked in we could not believe we could get such a place for just a day of our stay as the hotel was clean, with staff ensuring sanitization at every cost. I was amazed at how it was arranged- overnight staying in tents, camps and huts even at remote locations of Tshoka, Samiti lake, Thangshing, and Dzongri. We did share out tents but an expert team ensured safety by having a first-aid-kit in hand at all times. A big thanks to Thrillophilia for arranging all the necessary permits and managing the entry fee at places required. Totally recommend Thrillophilia if you desire a mix of sightseeing, camping, trekking and not just hiking!

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  1. Which are the best places to visit in North Sikkim?

    Gurudongmar Lake: A sacred lake for Buddhists and Hindus alike, this lake is one of the most famous places to visit in North Sikkim. The lake lies at an elevation of 17,800 feet. 

    Yumthang Valley: Covered with the sheets of snow, the Yumthang Valley is a go to spot for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. 

    Lachung: Offering uninterrupted sceneries of the Himalayas, the quaint valley of Lachung is a very famous picnic and camping spot. People usually come here to camp along the stream of the river. 

    Seven Sisters Waterfall:
    As the name suggests, this waterfall is a combination of seven different streams of water which further make a giant pool on the rocks.

    Lachung Monastery: One of the most beautiful places to visit in North Sikkim, this monastery boasts of having a pure aura and very peaceful atmosphere.

    Bhim Nala Falls: This gushing waterfall is known for its humongous height and the fast stream of water which created a pool of bubbles below it. 
  2. What are the best places to visit in North Sikkim in December?

    Some of the best places to visit here in December are:

    1. Gurudongmar Lake: This is a sacred lake for Hindus and Buddhists, located at 17,800 feet above the sea level. The lake is said to have been touched by Guru Padmasambhava, due to which its waters never freeze, even in winters. With snowy mountains surrounding the lake, a visit to this lake in December will surely be a treat for the eyes. 

    2. Yumthang Valley:
    One of the most beautiful places in Sikkim, the Yumthang Valley gets covered with thick snow during the winters, and offers picturesque views of the Himalayas. 

    3. Chopta Valley:
    A place of religious as well as historical importance, Chopta Valley is an offbeat tourist destination. From hiking, water sports and angling, to camping, and bird watching, there is a lot you can do here in the winter months. 

    4. Khangchendzonga National Park:
    Known all around the world as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this national park is located in the Himalayas, with high altitude lakes, lush valleys and 19 majestic peaks making up for its surroundings.
  3. What are the best places to visit in North Sikkim for couples?

    North Sikkim is home to a lot of places which you can visit with your significant other, some of which are:

    1. Lachung:
    Tucked in cozily in the Himalayas, Lachung is a small hamlet boasting of amazing waterfalls, great mountains, and vibrant orchards. Couples looking for an offbeat destination to spend some much-needed alone time should definitely pay a visit to Lachung. 

    2. Lachen:
      Another great place for couples in North Sikkim is the idyllic town of Lachen. This place has an undeniable ambiance of romance, with verdant meadows, thatched huts, and amazing natural landscapes. 

    3. Yume Samdong/ Zero Point:
    Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in all of Sikkim, Yume Samdong, also known as Zero Point, is the highest point here. For adventurous couples, this place can be reached by driving through curving roads and rugged terrains, while the stunning landscapes entice the eyes.  

    4. Mt. Katao: 
    Great for couples who seek adventure in their holidays, Mt. Katao is known for activities such as trekking, snowboarding, skiing, snow tubing, and more. 
  4. Which are the best North Sikkim tourist spots for families?

    Khangchendzonga National Park: Housing a variety of local flora and fauna, this national park organises various safaris in which you can take part as a family. 

    Lachung Valley: Dotted with many beautiful waterfalls and having the great Himalayas as its backdrop, the Lachung valley is one of the most famous North Sikkim Tourist Places. 

    Cholamu Lake: A very scenic picnic spot, this pristine water body will offer you an array of adventures and panoramic views.

    Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary: As the name suggests, this sanctuary houses a big collection of colourful rhododendrons which will act as a perfect backdrop for your family pictures.
  5. What is the best time to visit North Sikkim?

    The best time to enjoy the beauty of North Sikkim tourist spots is around the winter season. The months between October to March are considered to be the best timeframe around which one can enjoy sightseeing, activities and much more, without the scorching heat of sun.
  6. Which lake is a must-visit in North Sikkim?

    Gurudongmar Lake is one of the most famous North Sikkim tourist spots which is located at an altitude of 17,800 feet above sea level. Having the beautiful hills as a backdrop, this lake is a must visit spot due to the splendid sceneries it offers. In addition to this, you can also indulge in various activities here like camping and fishing.
  7. Is North Sikkim safe for tourists?

    Yes, North Sikkim is a very safe spot for the tourists as the local administration takes care of all the safety around public areas and other services. In addition to this, the Northern part of Sikkim is usually filled with tourists throughout the year, thus special patrolling is also done on an hourly basis.
  8. What are the things to do in north Sikkim?

    - Visit the UNESCO heritage site - the Khangchendzonga National Park.

    - Meditate in a monastery

    - Enjoy riding a Yak

    - Visit the chinese border

    - Get your pictures clicked at the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

    - Take part in river rafting

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