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  • A magical land nestled amidst lofty peaks and mists, is one of the smallest, yet stunning and sought after tourist destinations in the country. Located on the north-eastern part of the country, this quaint and alluring hill station offers a larger than life experience when it comes to tourism.

    Be it the towering mountain peaks clad with snow, lush and evergreen pine forests, the pious Buddhist monasteries, the fascinating trekking trails or the jolly locals, Sikkim is absolute paradise for the visitors! Home to some of the most astounding treks, alluring passes, high altitude lakes and mesmerising hamlets and valleys, the list of places to visit in Sikkim offers you some of the remotest as well as charming destinations within the vicinity.

    Here is a list of some best places to visit in Sikkim: 

  • 01Tsomgo Lake

  • 02Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

  • 03Gurudongmar Lake

  • 04Pemayangtse Monastery

  • 05Rumtek Monastery

  • 06Yumthang Valley of Flowers

  • 07Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden

  • 08Dodrul Chorten 

  • 09Khangchendzonga National Park

  • 10Singalila National Park

  • 11Zemu Glacier

  • 12Yuksom

  • 13Ganesh Tok

  • 14Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park

  • 15Goechala

  • 16Nathula Pass

  • 17Kanchenjunga Base Camp

  • 18Singalila

  • 19Tashi View Point

  • 20Green Lake Trek

  • 21Phodong Monastery

  • 22Ravangla

  • 23Lachung

  • 24Namchi

  • 25Zuluk

  • 26Teesta River

  • 27Pelling

  • 289ine Native Cuisine Restaurant

  • 29Taste Of Tibet Restaurant

  • 30Taste Of Sikkim Restaurant


Attractions

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Goecha La Trek

Goecha La is a high mountain pass in the Himalayan range. The trek starts at the sleepy little town of Yuksom in West Sikkim. The town is very pretty with lush green surroundings and a salubrious weather to go with it. You can shop for all supplies at Yuksom before beginning the trek as this is the only place where you will get to buy all your necessary items.

Furthermore, before trekking the Goecha La, you will have to do two things, first make an entry at the local police station and second pay the permit fees at the forest check post. Usually the agencies take care of all these hassles and you will not have to bother about them.


The first phase of the trek to Goecha La will take you from Yuksom to Sachen. Yuksom is situated at an altitude of 5,700 feet and Sachen is situated at an elevation of 7, 200 feet. The trekking trail passes through a route of immense natural beauty. You will come across lush green fields, valley of the Rathong River and thick forests. From Sachen you will need to climb ahead to Tshoka which is at an altitude of 9,650 feet.

This trek is quite enjoyable in the initial phase but becomes tryingly steep towards the later phase. On reaching Bakhim, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Yuksom valley. As you trek on ahead, you pass through Dzongri and Phedang. You will also be able to enjoy the beauty of some of the densest rhododendron forests in India and get a breathtaking view of the highest mountains in the Himalayan range. You will pass through the beautiful Samiti Lake which will mesmerise you with its sparkling blue waters.

The entire journey from Yuksom to Goecha La is a treat to the eyes. Despite being a test of physical stamina, the route is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful routes that you can come across while trekking in the Himalayas.

Best Season: September- November & March-April
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging
Max. Elevation: 5002 m
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