Sikkim is an incredible northeast Indian state imprinted with natural splendour. The breath-taking beauty of the region you cannot put into words. It’s a complete adventurers’ land. Plus, it is an equally idyllic destination ideal for newlyweds. Read on to have further insights into the destination.
Spreading over an area of about 4,226 sq. km., North Sikkim, officially called Mangan district, is a major hotspot of tourist attracts of the state. Settled at a distance of 65 km from the capital of the state, Gangtok, Mangan district, involves an altitude of 3950 ft. Map out exclusive tours at a budget-friendly North Sikkim tour package.
This blog shares four incredibly beautiful attractions in North Sikkim:
Dotted with unbelievable beauty in the Great Himalayas in the Mangan District, Gurudongmar Lake is one of the top attractions in the state. The surreal reflection of mountains in the blue lake looks ethereal. Considered holy by Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs, the region deserves a must-visit in North Sikkim. Nestled at an elevation of 5,430 m, this lake is one of the most iconic places in the state. Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes worldwide according to the Sikkim government.
Perched at an elevation of 3700 m, Yumthang Valley holds a picturesque beauty. Also called the valley of flowers, Yumthang Valley, is where dwells the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. More than 250 species of exclusive Himalayan flowers reside here. Those blooming flowers during February and June make this destination spectacular. For nature enthusiasts, Yumthang Valley is no less than a paradise on earth.
This northeast state houses several jaw-dropping hill stations. And Lachen is no exception. Sits at an elevation of 2,750 meters, Lachen is the base for travelers headed to Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake. It ensures the best of the trekking experiences. Witnessing the marvelous sight of Mount Kanchenjunga range from Lachen is wondrous. During your Lachen tour, don’t miss out on touring top-notch places like Kanchenjunga National Park, Green Lake, Lachen Monastery, Thangu Valley, Tso Lhamo Lake, et al.
Lachung is another wonderful hill station close to the Tibetan border, home to some exquisite destinations like Bhim Nala Falls, Thangu, Lachung Monastery, Yumesamdong, Mangan, Yumthang Valley, Chopta Valley, Mount Katao, Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Singhik, Gurudongmar Lake. Situated at an altitude of 8610 ft, Lachung sits at a distance of 118 km from Gangtok. Dive into the tranquility and thrills wrapped up in the region of Lachung. Get the best trip experiences with a budget-friendly North Sikkim tour package.
Pack your bags based on the season you come in North Sikkim. The wind speed becomes immensely high and the temperature gets down to – 8-25 degree Celsius from mid-December to February in Gurudongmar Lake. Speak to a tour operator for extensive travel-associated guidance. In order to protect yourself from extreme cold, carry a pair of thermals, winter muffler, shawl, woolen socks, woolen gloves, sweater, jacket, caps, first aid meds, etc.