How Many Days Are Enough For North Sikkim?

How Many Days Are Enough For North Sikkim?


Sikkim is a beautiful state in Northeast India known for its pleasant climatic conditions, scenic natural beauty and multiple tourism options. North Sikkim is one of the major parts of the state that boasts its beauty with ancient monasteries, sacred glacial lakes and numerous adventure activities that attract tourists from all over the world. Be An Explorer is one of the most popular tour operators of Sikkim that offers a wide range of affordable North Sikkim tour packages that will allow you to make the most from your vacations in the hills of North Sikkim.

From snow-capped mountains of the eastern Himalayan region to cascading waterfalls flowing amidst the dense alpine and rhododendron vegetation, the region offers a picture-perfect view that is among the most preferred regions of Sikkim. Although there are various sightseeing places to explore in North Sikkim most of them can be covered within 7 days. However, the days can highly depend on your travelling style and preference.

Following is a detailed breakdown of the 7-day trip to North Sikkim with the itinerary and places it will cover.

Package overview:


-Places covered: Siliguri – Gangtok – Lachen – Gurudongmar Lake – Lachung – Yumthang Valley.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Siliguri to Gangtok

You can begin your adventure from Siliguri by taking a rental car or a private bus to reach the capital city of Gangtok.  In the evening you can take a walk in the M.G. Marg and relish some of the local cuisine as your dinner.

Day 2: Gangtok Sightseeing

The next day you can travel to start exploring the wonders of the Gangtok and embark on various activities the city offers to its visitors. You can start your sightseeing journey by visiting the Enchey Monastery located at a distance of 3km from the centre of the city. From there you can take a local cab or rent a car to explore major nearby attractions sites of Gangtok such as Tsomgo Lake, Nathula Pass, Baba Mandir, Rumtek Monastery, Hanuman Tok and many others before ending your day.

Day 3: Gangtok to Lachung

On the third day, you can travel to Lachung, a charming village located in the northern part of the state at a distance of 115 km from the city of Gangtok. During your journey, you can witness the scenic beauty of nearby valleys and Teesta River. Upon reaching you can relax and get ready for an adventurous journey on the 4th day of your trip.

Day 4: Lachung and Yumthang Valley

The day starts with an adventurous journey to Yumthang Valley where you can witness the vibrant and colourful flower blossoms that blanket the valley from every angle.  You can also experience Yumthang hot springs and explore the Buddhist murals in the Lachung Monastery.

Day 5: Lachung to Lachen

The day starts with 3 hours of journey which will take you to the Lachen the most popular valleys of North Sikkim. The valley is one of the most popular halt stations for tourists visiting Gurudongmar Lake and has several hotels that offer some of the best accommodation facilities in town. The valley is also home to one of the oldest monasteries of North Sikkim, Lachen Monastery which dates back to the early 17th century.

Day 6: Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake to Gangtok

On the sixth day, you will travel from Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake, the iconic landmark of North Sikkim, the lake is among the most visited sites of the region. This is a sacred lake that is believed to be blessed by Guru Rimpoche and welcomes Buddhist devotees from all over the world. The lake is situated at an altitude of 5425 m above sea level due to which it has a low level of oxygen which might cause breathing problems and is therefore recommended to spend a time of 30 minutes in the lake. After visiting the sacred lake you can travel back to the city of Gangtok which takes around 7 hrs of tiring journey.

Day 7: Gangtok to Siliguri

On the last day of your trip, you can relish local cuisines and indulge in shopping before travelling back to the city of Siliguri ending your 7 days of memorable trip to north Sikkim.

North Sikkim is a large area and one cannot be assured of covering all the places in a single trip. It is ideal to contact local travel agents who will cater personalised North Sikkim tour packages allowing travelling as per your interest along with covering some of the most popular tourist destinations of the region.

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