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  • Offering complete rejuvenation and a fascinating discovery of some awe-inspiring places, there are plenty of things to do in Sikkim. The landlocked state is often stated as one of the most politically stable and peaceful states in India. Sikkim occupies an important place in India’s tourism and offers the most mind-blowing landscapes, flora and fauna making it a marvellous sight to behold. A wonderland located in the Himalayas, Sikkim is a haven for both adventure enthusiasts and naturalists. Sikkim boasts of having the third highest peak in the world, Kanchenjunga lying at an elevation of 8,586 metres. People here are offered numerous lakes, monasteries and lively hill stations to add to their travel itineraries for an interesting vacation.

    Owing to its several trekking routes, spectacular landscapes and vibrant cities, activities to do in Sikkim are a mix of adventure and relaxation. Sikkim is gifted with spellbinding natural beauty and a great variety of vegetation and undisturbed valleys. Sikkim adventure activities will give anyone a memorable adrenaline rush whether it involves trekking to its highest peaks going rafting in the waters of Teesta. The warm-hearted and humble people of Sikkim make the experience of travelling through this fairy tale destination an unforgettable one. 

    Some of the popular cultural activities to do in Sikkim involves witnessing the traditional heritage of Sikkim at its fairs and festivals and visiting monasteries. Sikkim vouches for an incredible holiday experience offering something for everyone. Replete with an unparalleled natural scenery, wildlife, culture and history, Sikkim exists as a paradise for all those looking to satiate their wanderlust.

  • Top Things To Do in Sikkim

  • 01Paragliding at Ani Gumpa

    Paragliding at Ani Gumpa

    Feel the excitement of jumping from a cliff and flying over snow blanketed mountains. Paragliding is the ideal response for 'what to do in Sikkim' for those searching for a thrilling and adrenaline pumping activities in the state. View the strange excellence of this charming area as you skim at a height of 2,200 meters over snow-topped slopes, grandiose mountains, green fields, and remote fields. If you are a lover of extreme sports and like to push yourself to do more, then this will be an exciting activity for you.

    Location: Ani Gumpa

    Price: INR 2,500-4500/ USD 38-70 per person

    Timings: The total flying time in the high fly is 20-30 minute.

    If you are planning a visit to Sikkim, you cannot miss out on Gangtok, There are many wonderful places to visit in Gangtok which make it one of the best tourist destinations in India.

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  • 03Rafting in Teesta

    Rafting  in Teesta

    Conquer all your fears by meandering through the thundering rapids with river rafting on the Teesta in Sikkim. A great way to appreciate nature with an adventurous experience. Rapids of classification 2 to 4 are interspersed with placid floats, making rafting an enjoyable experience. This adrenaline-pumping adventure is ideal for both beginners as well as experienced adventurers.

    Location: Teesta River

    Price: INR 900/ USD 13.86 per person

    The best way to discover the enthralling landscapes of Sikkim is to engage in the adventurous trek with Gangtok Tour Packages.

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  • 04Goecha La Trek

    Goecha La Trek

    One of the most enthralling treks of Himalayas, Goecha La Trek takes you to rapturous locales blessed with Rhododendron forests, blue waters and the wide Dzongri and Thansing pastures in Sikkim. Beginning from the town of Yuksom, Goecha La Trek is one of the most adventurous things to do in Sikkim. Goecha La trek will take you through enchanting mountainous meadows of Bakhim and Phedang and will leave you some unforgettable memories.

    Caught in the midst of lively and beautiful vegetation, it is likewise the path to the bewildering Kanchenjunga National Park to experience the characteristic magnificence.

    Location: Western Sikkim

    Price: INR 15,000/USD 230 per person

    Timings: The best time to go there is from March to June and from September to November. 

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  • 05Yak Ride

    Yak safari in Sikkim is one of the most unique things to do in Sikkim where you get an opportunity to ride vividly decorated Yaks. Taking you through the thrilling, tough and testing territories of Gangtok, a Yak Safari offers you an opportunity to assimilate with the intriguing hues and genuine excellence of this area. The once in a lifetime experience will treat your eyes with scenic beauty as the yaks ride slowly on the gentle and steep slopes of Sikkim.

    Location: Dzongri and Tsomgo Lake

    Price: INR 500-1000/ USD 7.7-15.4

    Timings: Winters are the best time for yak rides in Sikkim.

  • 06Dzongri Trek

    Dzongri Trek

    Savour the majestic beauty of West Sikkim on the Dzongri Trek for a refreshing break of all the hustle and bustle of the city. If you do not fancy the challenging treks and wish to discover the natural paradise, this is the trek for you. The trek passes through enchanting meadows and also offers a glimpse of Sikkim’s vibrant culture. The real fascination on this Himalayan trek in Sikkim is the superb sight of the Kanchenjunga top and further the dawn from behind the snow-clad range that turns the skyline lavish with hues of gold.

    Location: West Sikkim

    Price: INR 24,900/USD 380 per person

    Timings: March - June & Aug – November are the best times for this trek.

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  • 07Tholung Trek

    One of the splendid treks of Sikkim, Tholung Trek is famous for taking you to the home of the cultural Lepcha people of Sikkim. Passing through marvellous alpine valleys, waterfalls and rivers, Tholung Trek is an experience to remember. The places you will get a chance to explore on this trek are Gangtok, Lingza, Tholung Gompa, Upper Tholung, Changey and Singhik. The trek offers breathtaking sights of picturesque locality filled with beautiful valleys, tea estates and mountain peaks.

    Location: North Sikkim

    Price: INR 21, 250/ USD 327 per person

    Timings: Mid March to May and mid-October to mid-December are the best for this trek.

  • 08Bungee Jumping at Singshore Bridge

    Singshore Bridge is a renowned suspension bridge of 198 m where you can indulge in the adventurous activity of bungee jumping. Set among lush mountains, overwhelming waterfalls and the pristine valley of Sikkim this bridge has become the hub of bungee jumping in Sikkim. If you wish to check off some daring things to do in Sikkim from your bucket list, bungee jumping at Singshore Bridge is just the thing for you.

    Location: It is located mid-way to Uttarey from Dentam

    Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm

  • 09Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

    When it comes to adventure activities in Sikkim, a trek to Kanchenjunga Base Camp (5143 m) is like walking into a fairytale land of mountains and meadows. The trek goes through the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area with many sights of the most fascinating wildlife. If you take pleasure in camping with trekking, this is the trek for you. The trail goes northwards to Ghumsa where it climbs to the Kanchenjunga Base Camp and then goes east via 2 passes and continues to the Yalung Base Camp (4500 m), after which it goes back south to Taplejung.

    Location: Gangtok

    Price: INR 14,700/USD 226 per person

    Timings: The best times for this trek are mid-March to early-May and October to mid-November.

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  • 10Singalila Trek

    Singalila Trek

    The only trail in the Himalayas which offers vistas of not only the Kangchendzonga range but also of the Everest, Singalila Trek is the longest trek in the region. This trek takes you to some of the most idyllic places in Sikkim with stunning views while one walks through the rich flora and fauna. On this trail, trekkers encounter the panoramic views of gigantic hills dotted with numerous villages converging to form the most enchanting landscapes. Also, the cascading rivers and lush greenery add more charm to the beautiful trekking trails resulting in the extravagant appearance of Singalila ridge.

    Location: Uttarey

    Price: INR 42,000/USD 647 per person

    Timings: Mid-March to June end & Mid-September to Mid-November are the best times for this trek.

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  • 11Cycling on Silk Route

    When it comes to Sikkim Adventure Activities, cycling to the Silk Route will take your adventure to a whole new level. The cycling trail from Gangtok to Zuluk will take you on this ancient route and all the breathtaking sceneries which it has in store for you. The scenic ride will bedazzle you with beautiful locations around Kanchenjunga and the Himalayan ranges. The high hills and mountains all around with chilling breeze and snow makes it one of the most amazing things to do in Sikkim.

    Location: Zuluk

    Price: INR 20,700/ USD 318 per person

    Timings: The months of May and October are the best time to travel the Silk Road.
  • 12Sandakphu Trek

    Sandakphu Trek

    A popular trek in Eastern India, Sandakphu is aptly called the paradise of trekkers. With its pristine beauty, snow clad mountains and the opportunity to see four of the world's five highest peaks - Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lhotse - in a continuous snow-clad arc, it’s no wonder why people flock to Sikkim to experience this amazing experience. The trek to Sandakphu passes through the Singalila National Park and the winding trail takes you to the most picturesque landscapes.

    Location: Darjeeling

    Price: INR 100/ USD 1.54

    Timings: Spring is the best time to Trek Sandakphu

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  • 13Cable Car Ride in Gangtok

    One of the most exciting things to do in Sikkim, a cable car ride in Gangtok offers a bird’s eye view of the city of Gangtok and amazing views of Kanchenjunga snow peaks and the valleys. The unforgettable experience includes two-way ride and you get to enjoy the beautiful scenery both ways. While photography lovers can enjoy some great snaps from the cable cars, foodies can relish the local cuisine down the ropeway after this activity.

    Location: Deorali, Gangtok

    Price: INR 110/ USD 1.7 per adult

    Timings: The Cable car operates daily between 9:30 am to 4:30 pm continuously.

  • 14Green Lake Trek

    Green Lake Trek

    Situated in a restricted territory, Green Lake trek is one of the lesser trodden treks where so far not very many trekkers have gone by before. It is a grand trail that joins the excellence of nature with staggering perspectives of high mountain pinnacles and ranges. The hike is through dense Rhododendron forest and high boulders, which poses a challenge and rewards you with unsurpassed views of Sikkim and Bhutan Himalayan peaks. if you are really daring and want to take the challenge of trekking at its extreme, then Green Lake Trekking tour is what you really need.

    Location: North Sikkim

    Price: INR 65,000/ USD 1000 per person

    Timings: April and October is the best time to go for this trek.

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  • 15Visit Lake Tsomgo

    One of the most enthralling activities to do in Sikkim is a visit to the ethereal Tsomgo Lake. Differing with seasons, this legendary lake is associated with many myths and revered by the locals. The lake is also of special significance for the Jhakris [faith healers] of Sikkim who congregate here annually on Guru Purnima, which coincides with the festival of Raksha Bandhan, from all over the state to offer prayers.

    For the tourist, a visit to the lake offers a wonderful outing.

    Location: East Sikkim

    Price: INR 3000/ USD 46 per person

    Timings: Best time to visit this lake is from January to March.

  • 16Hang Gliding in Sikkim

    Soar over the hills and valleys feeling like a bird by engaging in hang gliding in Sikkim. If you want to touch the sky and sky is the limit, then Hang Gliding is the ideal sport for you. Sikkim with its spellbinding landscapes is a great location for this sport and offers this surreal experience to all adventure junkies.

    Location: Yumthang Valley

    Price: INR 2,000/ USD 30

    Timings: Mid May to Mid October is the best time for this activity.
  • 17Explore Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

    If you wish to know more about Tibetan culture, religion and arts, then one of the best things to do in Sikkim is to visit the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. The museum that stands amidst lush greenery is a sight to behold due to its colourful frescoes, attractive murals in the backdrop of beautiful mountains and natural exquisiteness. One of the major attractions here is the majestic image of Manjushri ‘the Bodhisattva of knowledge’. Moreover, people can also explore a lot of rare coins, Tibetan artworks and ancient manuscripts too here.

    Location: Deorali, Gangtok

    Price: INR 10/ USD 0.15 per person

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sundays Closed)

  • 18Visit Pemayangtse Monastery

    Pemayangtse Monastery offers a reflective environ unobtrusively set in the midst of woods. It gives an ideal place for some solitary meditating and tunes in with nature as you investigate this second oldest monastery of Sikkim. Being around for 300, this monastery is one one of the top attractions of Sikkim and it is an absolute necessity visit this place as it offers the impression of the rich engineering and the unflinching faith of the Buddhist devotees.

    Location: South West Sikkim

    Price: INR 20/ USD 0.30 per person

    Timings: It remains open from 9 am to 6 pm.

  • 19Visit Rumtek Monastery

    Perched on top of a hill, Rumtek Monastery is one of the largest and most significant monasteries in Sikkim. It belongs to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists and houses a beautiful shrine temple and a monastery for the monks. One of the main attractions of this Gompa is the Golden Stupa while some other attractions include Karma Shri Nalanda Institute (a college for Buddhist Higher Studies), nunnery and protector’s shrine. If you climb on top of the Rumtek Monastery you can have a breath-taking view of the whole Gangtok town situated right opposite the hill.

    Location:  Dharma Chakra Centre, Sikkim

    Price: INR 10/USD 0.15 per person

    Timings: The best time to visit Rumtek Monastery is between September and June. It remains open from 6 am to 6 pm.

  • 20Vist Singalila National Park

    Well known among the trekkers and adventure enthusiasts, Singalila National Park is a top attraction of Sikkim. The park is a forested area full of different varieties of plants and the rarest of animals. However, one of the best things to do in Sikkim is to embark on trekking here to the highest point in the national park, Sandakphu. Trek to Phalut is also popular. Both the points offer beautiful views of Kunchenjungha and Mt Everest.

    Location: Darjeeling

    Price: INR 100/ USD 1.54

    Timings: October is a good time to visit here.

  • 21Visit Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden

    Named after India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Gardens is one of the top attractions in Sikkim to be enchanted by the verdant natural landscape. It boasts of a wide assortment of rare plants.  It is located near the Rumtek monastery in Sikkim and maintained by the Forest Department of the Government of Sikkim. The garden also has a greenhouse, where different types of orchids are grown, and a small recreational centre.

    Location: Gangtok

    Price: INR 10/ USD 0.15

    Timings: The best time to visit this garden is between the months of March to late May and from October to mid-December.

  • 22Visit Khangchendzonga National Park

    A national park and a biosphere reserve, Khangchendzonga National Park is a place to soak in the true serenity of nature. It is endowed with one of the most magnificent eco-systems in the world where you can spot the most fascinating animals like snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan Black bear etc. The park is a cold wilderness on one of the highest peaks on the planet within a spectacular mountain range.

    Location: North Sikkim

    Price: For Indians: INR 200/ USD 3  For Foreigners: INR 400/ USD

    Timings: The best time to visit this national park in April to May and August to October.

  • 23Caving in the North Lha-Ri-Nying Phu

    Located to the north of Tashiding, this experience in Sikkim will take you to the Tashiding. The activity commands a three-day trek and presents the wonderful opportunity of watching the interiors of the Himalaya. It is the most important sacred place for Buddhism and other Local communities as well. Popularly as the Old Caves of God’s Hill, this experience is totally thrilling and unforgettable among Sikkim Adventure Activities.

    Location: Lha-RI-Nying-Phu

    Timings: It is best reached in autumn 

  • 24Helicopter Ride

    One of the most spectacular things to do in Sikkim is to enjoy the majestic excellence of the Himalayas by flying on a helicopter. The helicopter service (known as Pawan Hans) is provided by the Sikkim Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) offering a special thrill to the tourists getting close to the Mt.Kanchenjunga or Mt.Sinolchu. You will be hard-pressed to choose from the range of flights here like the Gangtok Flight, Kanchendzonga flight and Yumthang Flight.

    Location: Gangtok

    Price: INR 9,500/ USD 146

    Timings: It takes place between 7 am and 12 pm.

  • 25Steaming Dip at the Yumthang Hot Spring

    The most famous among all the hot springs in Sikkim is the one arranged at the pleasant Yumthang town in North Sikkim. It is known as Yumthang Tsachu in the local dialect. Yumthang hot spring stands at an elevation of more than 11,800 feet over the ocean level. Lying near the course of Lachung stream, this hot water spring can be reached after a short stroll of 5 minutes from the Yumthang town across a pedestrian bridge on the River Lachung.

    Location: North Sikkim

    Timings: 11 am to 6 pm.

  • Other Things to Do in Sikkim

  • 26Buddha Park

    A must-visit for every tourist in Sikkim, Buddha Park serves as an important landmark to the Buddhist community. serves as an important landmark to the Buddhist community and surrounded by lush gardens commanding a beautiful view with a spiritual ambience. The scenic charm of the memorial makes it an unforgettable experience. Nearby the park, there are also meditation centre, museum, and the Buddhist conclave.

    Location: Ralong Rd, Ravangla

    Price: INR 150/ USD 2.31

    Timings: Monday - Friday: 5.00 AM - 8.00 PM throughout the year.

  • 27Explore Ranka Monastery

    Also known as Lingdum Monastery, Ranka Monastery attracts a lot of people for its spectacular beauty. Several Bollywood movies have also been picturised here due to its appealing surroundings. Bordered by beautiful forested mountains on all sides, Ranka makes for one of the most pictorial monasteries in East Sikkim. If you are looking for some unforgettable things to do in Sikkim, pay a visit to this monastery. This is a fairly peaceful place and hence one can spend more time photographing or simply going around the place.

    Location: East Sikkim

    Price: No entry fees

    Timings: It can be visited any time of the year.

  • 28Eating out in 9’INE Native Cuisine

    Sample the delectable dishes of Sikkim at 9’INE Native Cuisine that promises an unforgettable gastronomically adventurous journey. The chic restaurant has earned its fans among many foodie travellers. If you wish to experience the authentic rustic style of culinary skills of North East India, then having a meal is one of the most recommended things to do in Sikkim on your vacation. 9’ine Native Cuisine is the place to give your taste buds a wide palate of flavours that range from bland, hot, spicy and refreshingly minty.

    Location: M.G. Marg, Gangtok

    Price: INR 300/ USD 4.62 for two people

    Timings: 11 am to 9 pm everyday

  • 29Try Sikkemese Tongba

    Tongba is a millet-based alcoholic beverage found in Sikkim, and without trying it you’ll never be able to complete your Sikkim vacation.  Having its origins in Nepal, the drink is usually known by the vessel in which it is fermented while its original name is Jaand. So, while you explore the panoramic views, do not forget to try your Sikkimese Tongba.

    Location: Any local restaurant in Sikkim

  • 30Temi Tea Gardens

    Located in a blissful mountain side valley lined with cherry blossoms, Temi Tea Gardens is one of the best in the world. It all started with the virgin initiative for tea production by the last king of Sikkim in a bid to provide employment to a large number of Tibetan refugees and today is popular for its splendid tea. The tea produced here enjoys international repute commanding premium prices in world auctions.

    Location: It lies between Damthang and Temi Bazaar along the way to Singtam

    Price: Entry Free 

    Timings: It is best to visit during November and December.


  • 31Shopping on MG Road

    If you’re a shopping lover, then one of the best things to do in Sikkim is to visit the central shopping hub of Sikkim at M.G. Road. It is replete with a wide array of shops from where you can find everything from Tibetan to traditional Sikkimese tea cups. The whole ‘person on foot’ zone at M.G. Road is free of all vehicles and a lot of shopping items to leave you spoilt for choice on your Sikkim trip.
  • 32Bird Watching in Kewzing

    Kewzing near Pelling is the home to around 200 bird species promising an unforgettable bird watching experience in the Himalayas. Around Pelling in West Sikkim is where one can spot number of Birds such as Rusty Cheeked Scimitar Babbler, Scaly Laughingthrush, Red Faced Liochichla etc. For any avid bird watcher, this experience is undoubtedly the most excellent thing to do in Sikkim.

    Location: West Sikkim

    Timings: The best time is during the months of March to May.

  • 33View Kanchendzonga waterfalls

    Being hidden due to thick forest cover, the Kanchenjunga falls were not known to many people until the 90s when a local tour operator accidentally discovered it. Noted for its spellbinding exquisiteness and splendour, the Kanchenjunga falls near Pelling serves as a flawless picnic spot to be travelling with family or friends. The picturesque beauty of the position is improved by returning fall of the hills it’s truly a memorable encounter to get there.

    Location:  Pelling

    Timings: Kanchenjunga Fall can be visited anytime.

  • 34View Banjhakri Falls

    One of the most visited tourist spots in Gangtok, Banjhakri Falls is best known to offer breathtaking sights and a pleasant ambience. Dropping from a height of 70 ft, the waterfall is a great place to take a break and enjoy amidst nature’s tranquillity. The ethnic figures and sculptures belonging to the Jhakri culture make the scenery even more beautiful here.

    Timings: The best time is between the month of October and February

  • 35Visit Khecheopalri Lake

    A paradise for nature lovers and trekkers, Khecheopalri Lake is famed as a part of Buddhist pilgrimage circuit and is often considered as a wish-fulfilling lake. The sacred lake lies in a depression surrounded by prayer flags and forested hills. The legend has it, if someone prays and sprinkles the water on oneself, his wishes are likely to come true.

    Location: Pelling

    Timings: February and March are the best times to visit this lake.

  • 36Flowers Show at White House

    Sikkim is a heaven for the best flora and one of the best things here is the famous flower show featuring over 600 species of orchids, 240 species of trees and ferns and special species of flowers. The spectacular event captivates every tourist’s imagination while highlighting the diversity of nature. There is a food fair too, which is organised with this festival that makes it all the more interesting and worth visiting. 

    Timings: The best time is in between March to June.



Yumthang Valley

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.

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


Chopta Valley

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.

North Sikkim District, Sikkim

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
30 km

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Yumesamdong / Zero Point

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!

Sikkim 737120

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx. 50 km


Bhim Nala Falls

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! 

Chungthang, Lachung, Sikkim 737120

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx. 15 km


Naga Falls

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.

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.

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.

: North Sikkim District, Sikkim

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx. 47 km


Lachung Monastery

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.

Lachung, Sikkim 737120

: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM every day.

Entry charges:

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx. 20 km


Seven Sisters Waterfalls

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.

National Highway, North Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx. 85 km


Mt. Katao

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.

: North Sikkim, Sikkim

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx. 52 km


Phensang Monastery

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.

Phensang Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101

08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
89 km


Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

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, 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.

Yumthang Valley, North Sikkim District, Gangtok, Sikkim 737120

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
25 km


Green Lake

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.

North Sikkim, Sikkim


Gurudongmar Lake

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.

North Sikkim, Sikkim

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx 115 km

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