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  • Trekking in Sikkim allows you to explore some of the unknown parts of the region with the distant valleys, scenic meadows and the snow-capped mountains. Bordered by Nepal, Bhutan and China and is regarded as the Himalayan Shangri La, Sikkim is celebrated as one of the lavishly kept secrets in the range of Himalayas. 

    The freshness in breeze and silence in the wilderness which the trekker experiences while trekking in Sikkim is worth cherishing. Not just its natural beauty but the scenic views of the region make the travellers stare at it for long. Whether you are a nature lover or adventure seeker you will have the best of experience here.  There are numerous best treks in Sikkim that one can take each offering some of the exciting surprises ever. With a plethora of scenic places and natural mountains, this destination is considered the seventh heaven on earth. 

    As you take one of these treks, you will get some hair rising view of the surrounding which will make you want to stay in this region forever. Restore your soul in the old sod of Himalayas as you take the secret trails to the summit. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and the witness the distant flickering light at the small hamlets. As you keep continuing you will come across the enchanting waterfalls cascading down from the bosom of the mountains and luring you away.

    Not just this, also get a chance to witness the rich flora and fauna of this region. With the rare and exotic birds and plants, you will love to take some shots in your lenses. This time, get ready to experience the fun while you head out for best treks in Sikkim.


    Here are some of the best treks in Sikkim:

  • 01Sandakphu Trek, 2019

    Sandakphu Trek, 2019
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    About the Sandakphu Trek:

    Known as another of the beautiful Himalayan trek Sandakphu Trek is a must do the trek for the adventure seekers and nature lovers. This trek takes after the well known Singalila Ridge, an eye-catching goad of high ground that lies at the southern end of a long peak, which keeps running down from the Kanchendzongha massif and structures the outskirt between Sikkim and Nepal. You will start this fascinating trek from New Jalpaiguri and then reach Manebhanjan from where you will start your trek. 

    You will start trekking towards Tumling, on your second day which is one of the spectacular peaks of the Singalila Range. On your third day, you will trek to Kalipokhri covering a distance of around 9 km in 5 hours and the pass the Singalila National Park. On your fourth day, you will come across the amazing sight of the Sandakphu Peak, Mt Khanchendzonga, and Mt Everest. Standing tall these peaks will beckon you to stare at it for long. Get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise while during your trek.

    On your fifth day, you will start your descending trek from Sandakphu to Srikhola. Keep admiring the beauty of the whole place as you continue trekking. You will also come across the spectacular panoramic views of Nepal Himalayas including Kanchendzongha range, Makalu, Everest, Lhotse, Janu, Chamlang, Baruntse and a host of Sikkim peaks all seen in one stretch. The awesome stroll along the edge is perfect for the learners/beginners, who need to investigate Darjeeling/Sikkim Himalayas. Your trek to Sandakphu will indeed be a lifetime experience.


    About the Destination:

    Located at an altitude of 11,941ft in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Sandakphu trek is popularly known as a ‘Trekkers Wonderland’. It is the highest region of West Bengal. This 6-day long trek takes you through the journey of Sandakphu through different picturesque locations which are untamed until now. Not just this during your trek catch the glimpse 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.  

    This trek is considered as the highest trek in West Bengal. The trek route to Sandakphu goes all along the Singalila range and therefore this is also known as Singalila trek. During the trek, you will not only see the famous peaks but also Three Sisters and few other peaks of Nepal, Sikkim, Tibet and Bhutan in one single stretch of snow. Soak in the beauty of the region as you continue your trek and watch the towering peaks touching the sky. The cluster of Kanchenjunga forms the upper body and is popular among the people as The Sleeping Buddha.  

    Your trek route lies along the border of India and Nepal. There is also the Singalila National Park where one can find a rare species like Red Panda and is a birder’s paradise. You will also find blooming Rhododendrons and Magnolia which will turn the forest with red, pink and white shades during spring and foliage hue during fall. The Sandakphu Trek is definitely the best trek you should try this season.


    Sandakphu Trek Highlights:

    - Sandakphu Trek is one of the most beautiful treks which will take you through some of the most unknown and unexplored parts of Sikkim and Nepal.

    - During the trek, you will come across the Mt Everest the snow peak which is said to bears bequest of the mythical stairway to heaven.

    - You will also have the chance to camp under the brilliant night sky and that too with a bonfire.

    - Pass through the small streams and witness the beauty of the whole region.

    - Stop for a while and meet the friendly locals of villages and learn about their day to day life.

    - Get a chance to witness the majestic sunrise on your fourth day.

    - You will also find blooming Rhododendrons and Magnolia which will turn the forest with red, pink and white shades during spring and foliage hue during fall.


    Quick Facts:

    Temperature: Day: 8°C to 15°C and Night: -5°C to 5°C

    Trekking Distance:  47km

    Maximum Altitude: 11,941ft

    Difficulty Level: Easy To Moderate 

    Railway Station: New Jalpaiguri (NJP) is the nearest railway station 

    Airport: Bagdogra Airport

    ATM: You can withdraw money at New Jalpaiguri (NJP).

  • 02Goecha La Trek

    Goecha La Trek
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    Known as one of the beautiful treks in Sikkim, Goecha La trek is a must do the trek for you while you visit this exotic destination.  Blessed with natural beauty and legendary chronicles this trek is a must do the trek for you. Trekking in this region of India allows you to explore some of the unknown parts of the region. As you take a walk through the rhododendron, pine forest and the oak trees you will be amazed by the wilderness of nature. Offering the majestic view of the mountains and the beckoning valleys you will remain awestruck with the beauty of the region.

    As you keep moving further on your trek you will come across the magnificent view of famous Kanchenjunga which is among the imperial vista of the other Himalayan Mountains. The menacing existence of Kanchenjunga and Pandim and the frosty track; all make Goechala trek one of the most romantic treks of the Himalayan range. Get ready to explore the vivid wildlife of this region with the rare flora and fauna as you keep continuing your trek. 

    During your trek, get a chance to camp under the billions of sky as you enjoy a small bonfire along with your friends. Pass through the small lakes and the witness the waterfalls during this amazing trek. Goecha La is one of the beautiful places in Sikkim that you must visit.

    Altitude: 16,200 ft
    Duration- 11 days
    Best season- Month of May




    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2019

    Goechala Trek, Sikkim, 2019

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  • 03Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek

    This is one of the most thrilling as well as amazing trek route in Sikkim. The trail of this trek passes through the luxuriant forests of rhododendrons, spruces, giant magnolias and pines, then merges into the lush green meadows and mystic pastures.

    While trekking through this trek one reaches the western region of Sikkim which is quite close to the border of Nepal. The Kanchenjunga trek is wrapped with Kabru, Rathong and Talung ranges towards its south and Pyramid and Kirat Chuli peak towards its north.

    Altitude: 17,000 ft
    Duration: 8 days
    Best season: The months of April and May


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    Kanchenjunga Base Camp Trek 2019, Sikkim

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  • 04Sikkim Dzongri Trek

    Sikkim Dzongri Trek
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    For those of you who are looking for some thrilling trekking expedition, the Sikkim Dzongri Trek is another best trek for you. With the verdant beauty of the snow-capped mountains, deep valleys and the stunning hamlets, this trek is just the perfect for the nature lovers and the adventure seekers. This trek takes you through some of the unknown places of the region. 

    Also, popular among the people as a short altitude trek in Sikkim, this trek offers you with the spectacular view of the Mt. Pandim 6691m, Mt. Kabur north 7338m, Mt. Kabur south 7317m, Mt. Kumbhakarna. As you keep continuing your trek you will come across the deep gorges and the hundreds of Rhododendrons. Pass through the distant valleys covered with lichen and moss as you keep continuing your trek. The scenic landscape of the region will make you wonder about the places which you will come across there. 

    While you are heading out for this trek, you can also do some birding as this region is home to some of the rare and exotic birds. For the shutterbugs, they can click some of their best pictures here during the trek. Another best part about the treks is that you will come across the Bharal or Blue mountain sheep which is very famous here.

    Altitude: 16,404 ft
    Duration: 11 Days
    Best Season: March - October

    Yuksom Dzongri Trek in Sikkim, 2019

    Yuksom Dzongri Trek in Sikkim, 2019

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  • 06Singalila Trek from Utteray Side

    Singalila Trek from Utteray Side
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    The Singalila trek is the rarest of the spots of the country from where one can view the four summits which include Everest, Makalu, Kangchenjunga and Lhotse.

    One can also take a view at the peaks which are located in the region of Tibet and Bhutan. The rhododendron and oak forests are a common occurrence on this trek. The trails of this trek are not much steep and one can also visit the Singalila National Park.

    Altitude: 12,140 ft
    Duration: 17 days
    Best Season: June - September

    Singalila Trek, Sikkim 2019

    Singalila Trek, Sikkim 2019

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  • 07Everest Singalila Trek

    Everest Singalila Trek

    The Everest Singalila trek starts from the Yambong region and offers a natural walk near the border of India and Nepal. The trek offers a number of stupendous views of both the Kanchendzonga range as well as of the Mt. Everest. The trail of this trek passes through a large number of strenuous passes which test the true trekking skills of the mountaineers.

    Altitude: 15,000 ft
    Duration: 9 days
    Best Season: June - October

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  • 08Tholung Trek

    Tholung Trek
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    The Tholung trek is located in the Northern region of Sikkim. The Tholung trek starts from the region of Bagdora and extends till Lingsha. It ascends through the beautiful valley of flora and fauna. The alpine trees and yak can be commonly seen in this region. While one treks through this trek, the Ring Pi Chi River acts as an ally. The majestic hamlets and hills make the visitors feel captivated.

    Altitude: 7,999 ft
    Duration: 10 days
    Best season: March - May

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  • 09Dzongri Trek

    Image Credit : Damien Roué - Flickr

    The Dzongri trek stretches from Yuksom till Dzongri and even leads to Goecha La. This trekking route provides an opportunity to take a breathtaking view of the Mt. Pandim and Kanchenjunga. Once the trail of this trekking route reaches Phedang, it drops down steeply in the Thangsing River.

    This Sikkim trekking route is considered as the traditional one which passes through the breathtaking mountains, wonderful landscapes and lush green cover of greenery. The Dzongri trek is often tagged as the paradise of trekkers. Being easy in terms of trekking, this trek offers the true joy of trekking in limited time duration so Dzongri trek must be included in your Sikkim tour package

    Altitude: 13,189 ft
    Duration: 9 days
    Best season: From March till June and From August till November

  • 10Versay Trek

    The Versay trek is also called the soft trek and is located near the border of India and Nepal. This route is often considered as an abode to rhododendron. While trekking in Sikkim through the Versay trek one can indulge in the joy of bird watching and discovering the various aspects of the wilderness.

    The facility of camping is also available on this trekking route. On the trekking route, there is the presence of a number of monasteries which can add a charm to the trekking experience. The beautiful orchids are definitely the striking feature of this trek.

    Altitude: 10039 ft
    Duration: 9 nights and 10 days
    Best season: Month of December till the middle of March

  • 11Tosar Lake Trek

    The Tosar lake trek is located in the middle of the Chola range and Mangan range. A giant peak of mountain is situated towards the south east direction of this lake. The trek possess cow and yaks in the forest cover.

    The trek passes through the temperate forest cover which include the trees of Conifer, bamboos, rhododendron and alpine. If one desires of witnessing the pristine floral cover of the northern Sikkim, then the Tosar Lake is the best route for trekking in Sikkim.

    Altitude: 13,123 ft
    Duration: 16 days
    Best Season: March - June and September - December

  • 12Green Lake Trek

    The Green Lake trek is considered as the perfect blend of the pristine beauty and breathtaking views of the peaks which are high in altitude. The trail of this trek passes through a thick cover of forests, varieties of the rhododendrons, flowers which fill the trail with various colours, waterfalls and various species of birds.

    The Green Lake is considered as a restricted area, so not many individuals are allowed to explore the region. One needs to take a prior permission in case one desire of exploring the region beyond Green Lake. The most amazing aspect of the Green Lake trekking route is that the view of the various nearby peaks seems to be crystal clear when viewed from here. It is no doubt one of must-see sight in Northeast India.

    Altitude: 16,191 ft
    Duration: 11 days
    Best season: Months of November till March

  • 13Lhaba Tarum Tsachu Trek

    The Lhaba Tarum Tsachu trek is celebrated for being among the best high altitude treks located in the region of Sikkim. The trek provides the tourists with a lush green wilderness, a great quantumm of thrill and enticement. The Lhabha Tarum Tsachu trek is perfect if one desires of exploring a place which is blend of pleasure, adventure, wildlife, romance and spiritualism.

    The amazing peak of Kanchendzonga is just 16 km away when one treks through this route. The joy of enjoying the mountains is just brilliant when one treks through this route. This trek is also called a paradise of forested slopes of mountains.

    Altitude: 8,694 ft
    Duration: 6 days
    Best season: March - May

  • 14North Sikkim High Altitude Trek

    Image Credit : Alankar Joshi - Flickr

    The peaks which are located towards the northern region of Sikkim offer a great opportunity in terms of trekking. The mountaineers experience their adrenaline flying high when they undertake the North Sikkim high altitude trek.

    A large number of scenic sights and a bunch of hamlets can be easily seen on this trekking route. However, each of these places is not open to the visitors; therefore prior to the start of trekking, one is required to take permission from the Indian Government.

    Altitude: 14,239 ft
    Duration: 15 days
    Best season: May - October

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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.

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

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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.

Location:
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!

Location:
Sikkim 737120

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx. 50 km

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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! 

Location:
Chungthang, Lachung, Sikkim 737120

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx. 15 km

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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.

Location:
North Sikkim District, Sikkim 737116

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand
: 35 km

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Chungthang

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

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Lachen

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

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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.

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

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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.

Location:
National Highway, North Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx. 85 km

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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

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Thangu

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.

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Mangan

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

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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.

Location:
Phensang Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim, 737101

Timings:
08:00 AM to 05:00 PM

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
89 km

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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 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

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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.

Location:
North Sikkim, Sikkim

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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.

Location:
North Sikkim, Sikkim

Distance from Lachung Bus Stand:
Approx 115 km

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