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Nested in the northern part of Sikkim, Yumthang Valley is also nicknamed as the 'valley of flowers' (not to be confused with the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand). It is perched at a dizzying altitude of 3,500 meters, and unmistakably one of the most scenic places to visit in Lachung.
True to its assigned nickname, Yumthang valley fosters countless floral species which criss-cross all across its lush green carpet. The valley also houses the beautiful Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, hosting over 24 different species of rhododendrons! The verdant pasture that is Yumthang valley is lapped by mighty mountains on either side, and the freezing river Teesta forms a crystal ribbon through the forested beauty of the valley.
Location: North Sikkim District, Gangtok, Sikkim 737120
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: 25 km
From gushing waterfalls to sprawling forests, from solitary monasteries to austere mountains, Gangtok offers a range of awe-inspiring things to do for visitors
Another one of the most beautiful tourist places in Lachung, the stunning Chopta valley is wrapped up in North Sikkim. Sitting about 2 hours away from Lachung, and beautifully en route Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta valley reigns at a staggering 4,000 meters above sea level.
During summers, the entire valley is bathed in a stunning medley of colours due to the presence of beautiful alpine flowers that it is home to. Winters turn the entire place into a picturesque wonderland, layered by a thick carpet of snow.
The tree line begins to fade from here, and the dominion of shrubs is evident. Beyond the valley, the land becomes completely devoid of vegetation, and the lofty mountains begin to rise. The aroma of the flowers merges will the cool breeze from the mountains to render you truly speechless.
Location: North Sikkim District, Sikkim
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: 30 km
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Yumesamdong, otherwise known as Zero Point, is one of the most frequented tourist's places in Lachung. It is located about 15 km away from Yumthang and sits at a mind-numbing altitude of 4,724 meters. Zero point marks the edge of civilization, and the road comes to a dead end here.
The vicuna China border is just beyond Zero points, though no tourists are allowed there. Despite the treacherous roads, Yumesamdong brings you exceptional rewards! Treat your eyes to the confluence of three magnificent rivers, flanked on either side by enormous, snow-clad peaks.
While yaks often graze here, the land is nearly competent devoid of vegetation. The place sits beneath thick, powdery snow, and brings extremely cold weather conditions. But there’s a great respite in the form of Hot Springs by the river Sebu Chhu!
Location: Sikkim 737120
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: Approx. 50 km
Seated at a distance of about 13 km from Lachung, in the rustic hamlet of Khedum, experience a spellbinding blend of serenity and thrill at the Bhim Nala Falls! It has the privilege of being amongst the highest waterfalls in Sikkim.
Owing to its staggering height, the cascading waterfall seems like a three-step waterfall, the roaring of which can be felt even from afar. Housed in an envelope of verdant hills, the plummeting falls roar in a soothing lullaby to enchant you. Enjoy the moment by sipping hot tea, while the roaring falls lull your senses.
Fun fact - Bhim Nala Falls is also known as Amitabh Bachchan Falls amongst the locals!
Location: Chungthang, Lachung, Sikkim 737120
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: Approx. 15 km
About 21 km away from Bhim Nala Falls, the Naga Falls sits somewhere along the Gangtok - Chungthang road and is easily one of the most spectacular places to visit in Lachung. Another one of the tallest waterfalls in Sikkim, this multi-tiered cascade is veered a little ways off the beaten tracks and offers wonderful solitude and respite from the most popular sites in Lachung.
Early morning or evening spent here, amidst the wooded hills, listening to a beautiful medley of sounds that blend in with the tumultuous roar of the falls is an experience that lingers in the heart. Surrounded by the panorama of lofty mountain peaks, Naga Falls is an unmissable place to visit during your Sikkim trip.
Location: North Sikkim District, Sikkim 737116
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: 35 km
Sitting at a distance of about 100 km from Gangtok, Chungthang is a beautiful little town that falls en route Yumthang, by the conflux of the rivers Lachen and Lachung. Chungthang is also the birthplace for the river Teesta. The town brims with legends and tales of old, and there is also a stone with the imprinted footprints of Guru Padmasambhava.
The town also houses a little rock here, from where mineral water flows ceaselessly. Chungthang is a place where you’ll have to travel through to reach the higher alpine regions of Lachen and Lachung. Steeped in fascinating mythology, the town offers beautiful 180-degree views of the neighboring snow-capped peaks.
Location: Chungthang Tehsil, North Sikkim District, Sikkim 737120
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: Approx. 23 km
Nestled at an altitude of 2,750 meters, Lachen in North Sikkim is the base of Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar lake. Sitting about 27 km away from Chungthang, Lachen village is cradled by a beautiful mountain valley. ‘Lachen’ literally translates to mean ‘big pass’, and affords unmatched views of the mountain slopes that seem to seat the village in an embracing sprawl.
Lachen is one of the more shaded, unexplored parts of Sikkim, and reward you with unmatched mountain views, serenity, and peace. Housing, not more than 200 houses, the village is ideal for backpackers and adventurers looking to explore offbeat destinations. The village is also home to the Lachenpas, a Sikkimese community. Amongst the most offbeat places to visit in Lachung, Lachen warrants to be on the top of your Sikkim itinerary.
Location: North Sikkim District, Sikkim
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: Approx. 47 km
Cradled by beautiful apple orchards of the Lachen Valley, Lachung Monastery is an ancient Buddhist monastery. Crafted with brilliant architecture, the monastery is perched atop 2,750 meters, near the confluence of the rivers Lachen and Lachung, two of the several tributaries of the Teesta river.
The gompa is also the base for the Green Lake trek. The edifice was installed in 1806 by the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism and harbors a majestic statue of Guru Padmasambhava. A prayer wheel stands guard near the entrance of the monastery, leading visitors to the resident Handloom and Handicraft Centre. The Lachung Monastery is one of the most tranquil places to visit in Lachung.
Location: Lachung, Sikkim 737120
Timings: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM every day.
Entry charges: Free
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: Approx. 20 km
Located somewhere along the Gangtok - Lachung highway, the Seven Sister Waterfalls, true to its name, is a harmonious array of seven different cascading falls. If a single raging waterfall leaves you speechless, imagine what a cluster of seven such waterfalls will do. Its mellifluous roar is audible, and plummeting silver streaks can be seen from far off.
The place springs to life fully during the monsoons, when the waters come raging down. Tumbling down from atop a lush green, wooded hill, the surrounding beauty of the waterfall enhances the beauty of it all. The place promises you an album full of wallpaper worthy photographs too! It is truly one of the most beautiful places to visit in Lachung.
Location: National Highway, North Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: Approx. 85 km
Housed in North Sikkim, nearly 28 km away from Lachung, the magnificent peak of Mt. Katao is an ideal spot for adventurers and trekkers alike. Though getting there requires a permit from the Indian army. The mountain trail is lined with majestic alpine forests of rhododendrons, poppies, and primulas, along with a few serene waterfalls. These trails climb up to sweeping views of the neighboring peaks. Mt. Katao is one of the most beautiful and offbeat tourist places in Lachung and unveils its grand beauty to the selected few who stumble there.
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: Approx. 28 km
Reigning at an altitude of 13,500 ft., Thangu is a quaint, cozy little village that falls right en route Gurudongmar lake and Cho Lhamu lake. Come spring season, the entire village sits under a canopy of lush trees overlooking a colorful carpet that the flowers paint across the ground.
If you want to see snow, visit Thangu between the months of December and March, when a thick blanket of powdery snow covers the village. Thangu is also home to several beautiful hiking trails leading to Muguthang, Chopta Valley and more. One of the most shaded places to visit in Lachung, Thangu should definitely be on your Sikkim trip itinerary.
Nested in the laps of the Himalayas in North Sikkim, Mangan is one of the most scenic tourists' places in Lachung, and also the capital of North Sikkim. Generously endowed with countless natural bounties, the place is a tourist magnet, and lures herds of travelers, backpackers, and trekkers into its bounds every year.
Doused in an aura of Buddhism, Mangan is also a place to explore spirituality. The town is replete with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags, which somehow seem to magnify the charm of this lovely Buddhist village. Mangan is also hosting to a lovely three-day music festival, where various regional bands perform.
Location: North Sikkim, Sikkim
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: Approx. 52 km
Explore the realm of spirituality and bliss at Phensang Monastery, a Buddhist monastery perched over the slopes of Kabi - Phodong, and in the vicinity of the Seven Sisters Waterfall. Installed in the year 1721, the monastery was restored to its former glory in 1947 after being demolished by fire.
Heavy rains brought a similar tragedy upon the building, but it was again restored. The monastery presently houses nearly 300 Lamas (Buddhist monks). The enduring marvel of Phensang Monastery is one of the most fascinating places to visit in Lachung.
Location: Phensang Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101
Timings: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: 89 km
Cradled in Yumthang valley, the Shinga Rhododendron Sanctuary is flanked by the Chuba - Sagochen ranges on one side, and Chomzomei on the other. Celebrated largely for the stunning variety of blooming rhododendrons, the sanctuary stretches across a sweeping 43 sq.km., and is a canvas of rioting colours!
The snaking Yumthang Chu is the cherry on top of a grand view of the valley, which is also a popular choice for trekking enthusiasts and adventure seekers. It is also a great place for camping, provided you take measures to not leave any trails behind. Time the trip between April and July to witness the blossoming beauty of rhododendrons in all their glory.
Location: Yumthang Valley, North Sikkim District, Gangtok, Sikkim 737120
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: 25 km
Yet another of the least explored places to visit in Lachung, the mesmerizing Green Lake rests at the base of Mt. Kanchenjunga, at an altitude of 1,437 m. Towered by Mt. Kanchenjunga along with several other peaks, and its trail movies past beautiful thick forests and meadows carpeted by rhododendrons, blue poppies, and primulas.
The expeditions to Mt. Everest before the war were done through this part of North Sikkim, the post which, the trail seems to have been forgotten. It remains shaded from the majority of tourists, saves an adventurous few. Time your visit to the lake anytime between March to May for pleasant weather and clear views of the mountain ranges that cast a lovely reflection in the turquoise green waters of the lake.
Location: North Sikkim, Sikkim
One of the most beautiful, pristine lakes in Sikkim, Gurudongmar lake sits in close proximity to the Tibetan and Chinese border in the north. Nested amidst the mountains at 5,183 meters, the freezing alpine lake is amongst the major sources of the river Teesta. The lake takes its name after the eminent guru Padmasambhava, who is believed to have traversed this region during his visit to Tibet.
There’s even a temple of him near the lake. Flanked on one side by the incredible Kanchendzonga range, the lake freezes in the winter months, save a special spot that is said to have been blessed. The waters of the lake are believed to have been blessed by the gods and are revered all over by the Hindus.
Location: North Sikkim, Sikkim
Distance from Lachung Bus Stand: Approx 115 km
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Housing the world’s third-highest peak Mount Kanchenjunga within its bounds, this Himalayan state offers you ample reasons to visit it right away, Here are some of the best places to visit in Sikkim:
1. Tsomgo Lake (38 Km from Gangtok)
2. Nathula Pass (56 Km from Gangtok)
3. Kanchenjunga Base Camp (61 Km from Gangtok)
4. Yumthang Valley of Flowers (128 Km from Gangtok)
5. Gurudongmar Lake (174 Km from Gangtok)
Sikkim is a heaven for tourists who want to spend a few days between snow-covered mountains, indulging in adventure and discovering new places. Here are some of the best things to do in Sikkim:
1. Go for Goecha La Trek starting from Rs 16250
2. White Water Rafting in Teesta River starting from Rs 900
3. Go for Paragliding starting from Rs 4000
4. Go for Silk Route Cycling Tour starting from Rs 20730
5. Bungee Jumping at Singshore Bridge
The opinions are divided based on your choice of seasons but we recommend months between October to January so you can view snowfall and clear view of mountains. And if pleasant summers interest you, another timeline from March to June is open for you. Avoid the monsoonal months due to slippery roads or chances of any disaster.
Of course, your preference comes first and our customization will follow the way. A basic set of 7-10 days can make you visit most of the attractions of Sikkim.
You can start the tour by booking tickets to either Pakyong Airport of Sikkim, Bagdogra Airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway station to begin at first. From arrival location, you can make a preference of the attractions like Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir, Lachen, Gurudongmar Lake, Lachung, Yumthang Valley etc. in an order. These destinations are linked by various scenic views and catchy places en route. You can plan the visit on your own or ask us to assist you with the best of the offers.
Sikkim has a plethora of attractions to offer to its visitors. This land of Monasteries will welcome you to places like Gangtok, Pelling, Lachung, Yumthang etc. to enable the experience of deep green valleys, frozen lakes, blooming seasonal flowers, hot springs to dip in, passes to explore for and obviously, view the heights of Kanchenjunga. Activities like trekking, bird watching, cable car ride and mountain biking will also follow your way.
Air, Train and Roads connect Chennai to Sikkim well. The choice of mode of transportation will depend upon personal preferences. Though flights can be taken to save a huge span of time but trains and long drives on road will be an adventurous part of life crossing through different climates and vegetations.
The winter season welcomes snow in most of the parts of Sikkim. Covered in white snow, the minimum temperature could be at 4°C. So, choose the visit in the month of January and February to make snowballs in the land of Sikkim.
A prior permit shall be obtained at the cost of Rs. 200 only along with 2 Passport size photographs and valid ID proof. This pass could be obtained by applying at Tourism and Civil Aviation Department. You can also ask for our assistance to know and book further.
It is best to visit North Sikkim in the months of March to June in the shade of pleasant weather. And if snowfall with low temperatures is your preferences, choose January and February for the visit.
4 days are a good timeline to visit Sikkim. You must include Tsomgo Lake, NathuLa Pass, Lachung, Lachen, Yumthang valley, Zuluk and Gangtok in the itinerary while covering the famous Buddhist monasteries in between.
Why not? In fact, Winters in Sikkim are pretty beautiful. Make sure you are packed with appropriate clothing and aware of the news regarding any natural disaster that could occur like landslides or heavy snowfall.
Sikkim has famous foods like Thukpa which is a noodle-based soup filled with vegetables or meat. Momos are another loving dish made by all flour dough and stuffed with minced meat, cheese or vegetables. Post-filling, momos are steamed. Another addition in the list is Phagshapa and they are made up of pork, radishes and chillies stewed combined.
We would say, Sikkim is best as a whole but places like Gangtok, Pelling, NathuLa pass, Lachung, Lachen, Ravangla, Yuksom and Yumthang valley are one the best parts of Sikkim. The unmatched sight of Kanchenjunga, curvy roads and abode of heavenly clouds would make your route interesting with every passing moment.
Sikkim in Tibetan language means ‘valley of rice’. The Bhutia tribes of Sikkim call it Beyul Demazong, whose literal meaning is ‘the hidden valley of rice’ whereas ‘paradise’ is meant by the term used by Lepcha tribes.
Sikkim is well connected by Air, Rail and Road from all the major cities of India. The newly inaugurated airport, Pakyong airport, New Jalpaiguri and Siliguri railway stations and local bus stand in Sikkim is readily available for the arrival and departure from any part of the nation.
You can fly to Sikkim airport from Guwahati in an hour or so. If you want to take a train, it will help you to reach in 10 hours or take a bus/taxi to reach in around 12 hours.
Oh Yes!!! Right now, Sikkim is drenched in the pleasant weather and ready to welcome the travellers with open hands. Moreover, Sikkim is a relatively safe and quiet place as compared to dwindling situations in regional surroundings.
Sikkim is a small state but home to one of the highest peaks of the world. Gangtok will not experience snowfall during the month of May. But if you plan to climb high at places like Lachung, Lachen, Gurudongmar lake, Changu, Zero point, yumthang valley and NathuLa pass, you may experience light to moderate snow sheets in the area.
Since we are aware that June is an oncoming monsoon month, snowfall is found only at the peaks that can only be viewed from far. To experience snow at NathuLa pass, visit during the months of February to April.
In terms of area and population, Gangtok is termed as the biggest district of Sikkim amongst 4 present. Mangan, Gamchi and Geyzing continue to complete it.
Best time to visit NathuLa is April- June-mid and October-November for an amazing experience of pleasant summers and commencement of winter.
Monday and Tuesday are only 2 days of the week when NathuLa is closed for visitors.
Since Sikkim is geographically not a contiguous portion of the other seven sisters of Northeast & separated by chicken’s neck corridor, holds a quite different ethnicity and political conditions, it is not included in the list of Seven Sisters.
Oh well Yes!!! For an easy and swift reach to this beautiful heaven, recently Pakyong Airport was inaugurated as the 100th airport of the country. Well, Sikkim just got lucky! And so are the travellers.
Mostly, Yes will be the answer but this chilly weather has to be dealt with good warm clothes and thick boots. Before you leave, make sure you make yourself aware of the roadblock conditions due to snowfall.