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13 Best Things to Do in Sikkim

 
  • An overwhelming tourist destination that offers a myriad list of things to do or places to visit, Sikkim is located at one of the tips of the North-Eastern India. Tucked away amidst high and towering mountains, scenic meadows, sacred monasteries, pictorial tea gardens, high altitude lakes and astounding trekking trails, this Indian state has its own and unmatched charm.

    From trekking to some of the highest peaks in the world to exploring stunning valleys, getting soaked while river rafting to having an aerial view of the valley on a helicopter ride, seeking mental and spiritual solace in one of the monasteries to enjoy a delightful yak safari, one can indulge in a myriad list of activities and things to do in Sikkim.

    If you are planning your next trip to this enchanting land, or have it in your mind, here is a list of some of the must do things in Sikkim:

    Here are some of the best things to do in Sikkim:

  • 01North Sikkim High Altitude Trek in Zemuchu Green Lake Area

    North Sikkim High Altitude Trek in Zemuchu Green Lake Area
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    The people of Sikkim often assert that North Sikkim is as stunning as Switzerland. We may hear it when we will get there, or see it repeatedly mentioned in various brochures and guide books. Several decades earlier, a European guest of our late king had passed a remark to that order, and now the legend lives. True to this erstwhile visitors remark, many others after him have also reiterated the fact that North Sikkim is undeniably truly attractive. The views are ever-changing; along the way include rustic wayside hamlets bounded by terraced fields, monasteries, torrential mountain streams with lush green forests everywhere.

    The journey to the North follows the North Sikkim Highway. This drive is an exploratory drive, which passes through high hills and deep river valleys that ends up in the foothills of the Himalayan Treks where gentle meadows overlook snow-clad Rocky Mountains.

    Green Lake Trek in North Sikkim is very luxurious as it also includes Liaison Officer from the Home Department, Government of Sikkim and Liaison Officers from the Indian Army accompanying the group on the sikkim trek, all the expenses has to be borne by the agency, which is not required for other regions.

  • 02Mt Thingchinkhang

    Mt Thingchinkhang
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    About the Activity:

    • Use this opportunity to cover the most scenic places in the foothills of Kanchenjunga with 14 day long trekking and sightseeing tour. Visit Mt. Thingchinkang is the highlight of this trip.
    • Your trip will be going through some exotic locations such as Gangtok, Yuksom,Tsokha, Phedang, Dzongri, Thangsing, Mt. Thingchinkang etc.
    • Revel in the beauty of sacred lakes, flowering valleys, Alpine forests, mountain peaks and rhododendron forests during the trek.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and pick up and drop off as well.
  • 03Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek

    Lhabha Tarum Tsachu Trek
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    This Sikkim Trekking offers trekking holiday to Lahbha Tarum Tsachu. This is the only trek which has mountain or high altitude trek, Jungle trek, Rhododendron Trek, Lake Trek, as well as hot spring (Tarum hot spring) treks on the whole. What awaits the tourists is the uninhabited treasure of wildlife, sheer thrill and a lot of adrenaline rush.

    Lahbha (Labha) Trek is one of the mystic and undiscovered places in India for adventure, pleasure, peace, spiritualism, cuisine, Wildlife, sports, and romance. The trekkers who have desire to view Kanchendzonga at a crow-fly distance of only 16 km, passing through jungles, mountains to view maximum number of mountain peaks, this is the trek to go for. This is the most ideal trek to enjoy the mountains at the nearest view point. It is said to be the paradise of lush forested mountain slopes where we can get glimpses of colorful birds and butterflies and discover a variety of wild and rare flora. While trekking we get a chance to appreciate the fresh mountain air and silence of wilderness and breath-taking view as Sikkim Himalayas unfolds itself before us. Here one can take pleasure in the views from Donkhala peak and Khangchengyo, which is one of the two guardian deities of people living in Achung and Lichen.

  • 04Green Lake Trek In Sikkim

    Green Lake Trek In Sikkim
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    About the Destination:

    A wonderland in the North Eastern part of the country, North Sikkim is one of the least explored destinations in the country. Jotted with scenic lakes, lofty mountains, colourful meadows, rich flora and dense forests, it truly proves to be a paradise for the visitors.

    Green Lake near Lachen is one such hidden gem that allows amazing view of the Kanchenjunga and other glorious Himalayan peaks. Adventurers embark on the famous green lake trek Sikkim, to revel in the beauty of the mountains! The winding road that leads to this stunning lake is interspersed with a large variety of rhododendrons that are a sight for the eyes. Though the going is tough through rocky terrain and dense forests, the end result is worth the effort.

    About the Departure with Details:

    A walk with nature is meditative, therapeutic and exciting! Begin your 13-day green lake trekking tour from Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and drive to Sikkim’s capital Gangtok. Along the drive, the gurgling Teesta River and the mountain ranges will surely mesmerise you with their immaculate beauty.

    The Sikkim Green Lake trek begins from Lachen, slowly scale heights and traverse through forests to reach the destination - Green Lake in North Sikkim. Rugged and uneven terrains, bright and colourful flowers, rare orchids and panoramic views are the main attraction on the way.

    Meal Types: Vegetarian

    Activities: Trekking, Ropeway Ride, Camping

    Duration: 12N/13D

    Total Trekking Distance: 32km

    Maximum Altitude: 5,050m

    Temperature Range: Summer: 100 to 280C; Winter: -50 to 150C

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

  • 05Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2016

    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2016
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    About the Destination:  

    Located in Sikkim, Goecha La trek is the dream and desire of the adventure lovers throughout the country!  Nestled midst vibrant and colourful flora and fauna, it is also the way to the astounding Kanchenjunga National Park and its opulent beauty.

    Originating from Yuksom, this trek passes through beautiful landscapes that are filled with exotic flowers and immensely attractive meadows and forests. The Rathong Chu River on the way adds more charm and appeal to the Goecha La trek. The pass is also an ideal spot to enjoy the best and most alluring views of the Mt Kanchenjunga.

    Duration:  10N/11D

    Total Trekking Distance: 90 Km

    Maximum Altitude: 16,000ft

    Temperature Range:

    • April – June: 15 to 22 Degrees (Days); -1 to 7 Degrees (Nights)
    • September – Nov: 10 to 15 Degrees (Days); -5 to 5 Degrees (Nights)

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

    Goechala Trek Video (Credits: George Thengummoottil): 

     

  • 06Yuksom Dzongri Trek in Sikkim, 2016

    Yuksom Dzongri Trek in Sikkim, 2016
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    About the Destination:

    Nestled high in the Himalayas between China to the north, Bhutan to east and Nepal to eastern frontier, Sikkim is often described as a land of unparalleled scenic beauty. A hidden gem in the north-eastern region of the country, trekkers on this trek get introduced to the fascinating beauty of picturesque landscapes, exotic wildlife and rolling wildlife.

    The Yuksom to Dzongri trek in Sikkim is one of those trekking trips in India that will bring you to virgin, undiscovered lands coupled with the towering mountain peaks for company, that will ensure that you are among great company. The trek is often dubbed as ‘walking in Paradise’ and can be safely said that it is a traveller’s delight.

    About the Departure:

    The Yuksom Dzongri trek will take you to the heart of the beautiful Sikkim landscape. One will be tasked to make their way through the rugged, challenging and fascinating trails. Offering you a glimpse of some of the magnificent peaks like Kabru (7,353m), Ratong (6,678m), Kanchenjunga (8,534m), Koktang (6,147m), Pandim (6,691m) and Narsingh (5,825m).

    Along your way to the Dzongri peak, you can also visit several other attractions as well. This includes some of the popular and stunning waterfalls within the region, sunset point like Tiger Hill in Darjeeling which will cap off a wonderful trek.

  • 07Singalila Trek

    Singalila Trek
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    One of the 3rd highest peaks in the world is Kanchenjunga and this is one of the most admired tracks. In Sikkim, there is a Singalila track which covers the political boundary between Sikkim and Nepal. This trek has a tract of land. Which have lack of trees and excess of rocky hills are there. At Singalila we can add the grassy and folds meadow of Singalila delight.This can offer the majestic view of the Himalayan treks. It is also said that the Singalila trek of Sikkim houses a blissful environment. The lakes of the Singalila add a perfect charm to the ambience of this trekking in sikkim.

    This journey begins in Darjeeling, which is a Friendly and relaxed town with an interesting mixture of the days of the Raj and a vibrant Tibetan Buddhist culture. We will visit the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, the Snow Leopard Breeding Centre and a major Tibetan Buddhist monastery, we will also have the chance to take a ride on the famous 'Toy Train' and wander round the busy bazaar area.

    We will find this trek very significant to the mountain peaks, plants, a series of waterfall, strongly flowing of water, this can contain beautiful monasteries as well as the hills. So thats why Sikkim offers it with experiences as well as very rare.

    Most of the dwellings in Sikkim are rustic, consisting of a bamboo frame, woven with pliable bamboo and coated with cow dung, providing a warm interior. In the higher elevations, houses are made of wood. Sikkim is one of the few states in India to receive regular snowfall.

    It is interesting to note that various ethnic groups of Sikkim have their own classification for Sikkim the Nepalese call it Sukhim or new home, while Tibetans refer to it as Denzong or the valley of rice and to the Lepchas, Sikkim is Nye-al-Ale or heaven. A similar kind of popular trek is the trek toSingalila.

     


     

  • 08Singalila Trek Adventure

    Singalila Trek Adventure
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    Sikkim's Trekking is the most popular, which takes us to the foot of Mt. Kangchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world. The Singalila trek in Sikkim is said to cover the political boundary between Nepal and Sikkim. Singalila trek has a barren landscape, which is devoid of any trees and boasts of steep and rocky hills. The folds and grassy meadow of Singalila adds delight to trekking at Singalila. It offers majestic view of the Himalayas. This trek allows the trekkers to walk through the forests containing silver firs and rhododendrons: the trekking routes up to the alpine plains of Dzongri contain a dense growth of forests. For trekking in borderline areas near the Nepal border we are expected to apply for permit.

    We can trek on easy narrow paths along the Indo-Nepali border, sometimes at the edge of the jungle, sometimes from rhododendron forests. The main Sikkim monasteries (Pemayangtse, Tashiding, Rumtek) provide a touch of culture and make this journey a rare venture.

    The trek lies amidst the grandeur of the mountain peaks, lush green valleys cascading waterfalls and fast flowing rivers, beautiful monasteries and terraced hills, Sikkim offers its visitors a rare and exotic experience.

    Most of the dwellings in Sikkim are rustic, consisting of a bamboo frame, woven with pliable bamboo and coated with cow dung, providing a warm interior. In the higher elevations, houses are made of wood. Sikkim is one of the few states in India to receive regular snowfall.

  • 09Trek to Sandakphu, 2016

    Trek to Sandakphu, 2016
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    About the Activity:

    • Located at an altitude of 11,941ft in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Sandakphu is popularly known as a ‘Trekkers Wonderland’. It is the highest region of West Bengal.
    • Participate in this 6 day long trek to see the most of Sandakphu; the trip goes through different picturesque locations which are untamed until now.
    • This tour offers you the best of the views of the Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse and Makalu along with a diverse range of flora and fauna, contrasting views of snow-clad peaks and evergreen forests.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
  • 10Neytham Holy Cave Trek

    Neytham Holy Cave Trek
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    Neytham Holy Cave Trek is an extremely pleasant trek for those who love nature and respect culture. There is a panoramic view of Mt. Khangchendzonga, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabru, and its umpteen adjoining ranges.

    In this trek we drive from Bagdogra airport or by railway to Labdang Gurung Heritage village. We will trek to Lhari Nimphu Holy cave- the distance is about 6hrs. You could explore this beautiful hidden paradise. We will also trek from Dhoopi to Borong Hotspring which happens to be a 4 hr run.

    From this place we move to Rabangla. One is provided with lodging and boarding facilities at Rabangla. A return drive from Rabangla to Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri, takes us to the last lap of the trip.
     

  • 11Khangchendzonga Trek

    Khangchendzonga Trek
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    Among the Sikkim's Treks, most popular trek is the foot of Mt. Kangchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world.Though the view of Kanchandzonga chains is enjoyed from various viewpoints, but the most beautiful view to these mountains is from Dzongri & Gochila (4800m).The panoramic views of the peaks and Himalayan ranges will rejuvenate you both physically as well as mentally.

    Like all Himalayan Treks, in this trek, you will hear nothing but the whistle of the wind, soothing sound of brooks flowing down the hills, songs of birds in different tunes, shrilling crickets & sometimes, the whistling Lepchas or Tibetan yak herders.

    This trek starts from Yoksum to Goecha La Pass, at 5000m. A lush countryside of subtropical forests, rhododendron forests, alpine meadows where the Yaks graze in high valleys surrounded by glaciers and snow capped peaks of the Khangchendzonga range.

    Kanchandzonga trek is one of the perfect trekking in sikkim landscapes in India. This trek starts from Bagdogra to Goecha La. The best season is April-June & the October-December period. Trek ends at Phuentsoling in Bhutan or at Bhadrapur airport in Nepal. Glaciers and snow capped peaks of the Khangchendzonga range overlooking the pristine Himalayan environment. It is the homeland of three different tribes, namely the indigenous Lephcas, Nepalese & Bhutias. Many such tours make Sikkim one of the hottest destinations in India.

  • 12Everest Singalila Trek

    Everest Singalila Trek
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    About the Activity:

    • Embark on this tour of 10 days that includes an invigorating Singalila trek; it covers the famous spots of trek lovers around Mt. Everest.
    • You will be travelling through Bagdogra, Hee Bermiok, Samma Taar Nature Camp, Barsey, Jorebotey, Phoktey, Chiwa Bhanjyang, Hee Bermiok, Gangtok/Bagdogra etc.
    • During the tour you might be enjoying the relishing sights of different caves, lakes, waterfalls, botanical garden, water garden, red Panda gate, oak forest, rhododendron valleys, Mt Everest and Mt Khangchendzonga
    • This trekking expedition offers several easy and challenging trails to the trekkers. It is in this tour that the trekkers can also visit several towns and villages around Gangtok and can explore their life and culture.
    • The package includes food, accommodation and transportation during the trip.
  • 13Singalila Ridge Trek 2015, Sikkim

    Singalila Ridge Trek 2015, Sikkim
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    About the Activity: 

    With Singalila ridge trek extravaganza, brace yourself for some of the most breath-taking sights of the Himalayas. You will be making your way to the lovely Singalila Ridge, the international border line of India and Nepal. Enjoy the trail amidst the bountiful Singalila National Park where you are greeted by an array of conifers, rhododendrons as well as orchids. The experience also gives you a feel of the diverse and rich culture of Tibetan, Mongolian, and Indians and immigrant Nepalese. The religion of Buddhism is highly prominent here.

    On the Singalila Ridge Trek, you will get to feast your eyes on Kanchenjunga, Everest and Lhotse. Kanchenjunga and its ringing ranges appear like somebody sleeping up-close and thus the sight is known as 'The Sleeping Buddha'. Singalila Ridge extends from one of the ridges that plunge from the lofty snows of Kanchenjunga. With a fine mix of adventure, culture and sightseeing, the experience makes for a memorable one.

    Altitude: 3636m