Sikkim is mountainous terrain, flaunting its splendor through its natural beauty. Endowed with the pristine view of Mount Kanchenjunga, this lively northeast Indian state blesses our ventures. You can go on an adventure holiday, romantic holiday/honeymoon, nature retreat, or spiritual tour in Sikkim.
North Sikkim, considered the adventurers’ wonderland, is home to scenically arresting attractions like Lachung, Lachen, Gurudongmar Lake. This reading focuses on some exclusive destinations in North Sikkim. You might book a North Sikkim tour package 2 nights 3 days from a trusted and accredited tour operator.
Below are five top-notch destinations to explore in North Sikkim:
Lachung is a picturesque hill station in North Sikkim that sits close to the Tibet border. Dotted with snow-covered mountain peaks, pristine river streams, and wonderful waterfalls, Lachung nestles at an elevation of 2700 m. Gangtok in East Sikkim is some 117 km away from Lachung.
The hill station of Lachung acts as a base camp for tourists heading to the mesmerizing Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary in Yumthang Valley. Established by the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhism in 1806, Lachung Monastery is very famous in the region. The name Lachung expresses the small pass, which during the winter season experiences heavy snowfall.
#2 Yumthang Valley
Popularly known as the Valley of Flowers, Yumthang Valley is a must-visit destination in North Sikkim. Sitting picturesquely at a height of 3700 m., this lovely valley is some 25 km away from Lachung. Yumthang Valley is close to the spectacular Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
#3 Chopta Valley
Lying at an altitude of 13000 feet., Chopta Valley belongs to North Sikkim, Lachen. Chopta Valley sits at a distance of around 31 km from the gorgeous and sacred Gurudongmar Lake. It takes nearly seven to eight hrs to reach Chopta Valley from the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok. Avail of the North Sikkim tour plan at a budget-friendly price.
In the winter season, several areas of Chopta Valley become frozen. Witness panoramic mountainous landscapes and Himalayan wildflowers, ensuring a spectacular panorama of this picturesque valley.
#4 Thangu Valley
A lovely attraction, Thangu Valley is close to Chopta Valley, sitting at an elevation of 3900 m, in the Mangan district. Thangu Valley comes on your way to Gurudongmar Lake. From Lachen, Thangu Valley is around 30 km away. If you’re an adventure seeker, Thangu Valley awaits you.
#5 Gurudongmar Lake
Gurudongmar Lake is an exceptionally high-altitude destination in North Sikkim at an altitude of 5154 m. This magnificent and holy Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world and India according to the Government of Sikkim.
The spot belongs to the Mangan district and is believed sacred by Buddhists, Hindus, and Sikhs. You need permits to enter Gurudongmar Lake since its proximity to international border regions. Book a North Sikkim tour package 2 nights 3 days at cost-effective prices.
Further attractions in North Sikkim that your tour package is likely to cover include Yumthang Chu and Zero Point, Seven Sister Waterfall, Thangu, Bhim Naga Falls, Mount Katao, Phensang Monastery, Thangu Valley, Labrang Monastery, etc.