Major Attractions

Sericulture Center: Visiting this Nature Interpretation Centre can be a good learning session. Many farmers are engaged at this center.

Megma: Megma is a small village which has a tiny monastery and spectacular Chorten-stupa.

How to get there

By Air: Sikkim doesn't have any airport, but the nearest Airport is Bagdogra (near Siliguri) in West Bengal, which lays only 125kms away from Gangtok the capital of Sikkim. Bagdogra is linked with cities like Delhi and Kolkata.

By Road: Sikkim can be reached through northern areas of West Bengal. Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Siliguri are directly connected to Gangtok and other cities of the state. Avoid traveling during the monsoon seasons.

By Rail: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri near Siliguri which is linked with Gangtok. Gangtok has an extensive rail network with major railway stations in India, such as Kolkata, Delhi. It is also linked with the cities of northeastern India like, Guwahati.

Best time to visit: June to September & October to Mid November.

Prerequisites/Facts/Suggestion

  • While trekking in this area, make sure that you do not dirty the surrounding places.
  • All the waste should be disposed off away from the camping site.
  • You can reach up to 3600 m on this moderate trek.
  • Above average physical fitness required for this trek.

Things to Carry

  • Walking stick
  • Binoculars
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hiking shoes
  • Woolen clothes
  • Water, juices, snacks
  • Electric torch
  • Medical kit
  • A good compass
  • An extra pair of clothes

Other Attractions in the Vicinity

Nathula: Only around 56 km from Gangtok, ˜Nathula Pass is set at an elevation of 14,200 ft. A tranquil place is bounded by alpine flora and fauna.

Sangacholing Monastery: Sangacholing Monastery was established in 1697 at Pelling. It is one of the ancient monasteries in the State.

Kopche: Trek down for about 1½ hrs from Garakhet to Megu. From the the place called Kopche, the route becomes steep and after climbing down you will reach to Megu valley.