- On 03-Mar-2020
- By Drive to Northeast
3 Days Tour to North Sikkim
Tour to North Sikkim is one of the best destinations for those who are ready to spend a few days amidst the pure nature away from the chaotic city life. North Sikkim is the jewel in the crown of Sikkim because of its unmatched and unscathed natural beauty. The captivating scenic beauty of this small district attracts tourists from all over the world. The charm of the North Sikkim is way above than any other part of the Sikkim, with the richness in magnificent mountain ranges, serene lakes, scenic valleys, orchards, quaint villages and beautiful ancient Monasteries.
The pristine view of the beautiful white snow covered mountain tops, the liveliness of the majestic waterfalls, vivid and colorful landscape, bustling hilly river and long stretched orchard have the spellbinding effect on the visitors. The mesmerising view of nature and the deep tranquility is what the North Sikkim tourism is known for.
The capital city of the Sikkim, Gangtok is the base city to start any of the North Sikkim destination trips. During this 3 days tour of North Sikkim you will be visiting the breathtakingly beautiful places like Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Gurudongmar Lake and others which are marvels among the hilly terrains of the world. The warm hospitality of the innocent habitats of the quaint villages of the North Sikkim will get you the amazing pleasant feeling. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the place where you will get to see a piece of heaven, the extraordinary North Sikkim.
Places to visit in North Sikkim
Lachen, this beautiful town is located in the north district of Sikkim and is situated at an elevation of 2750 metres. Lachen meaning "big pass" is filled with natural beauty and serene vegetation, it is to be one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Lachen is about 129 km away from the capital city Gangtok so it's about 6 hours drive from Gangtok to Lachen but the places that you will see along the way is what completes the tour.
The most beautiful locations in Lachen are the Lachen Monastery, Lachen Chu and the alpine covers. This quaint town is known for its lush vegetation that has mainly grasslands and shrubs with highly maintained apple orchards.
The pine-covered valleys and black cliffs of snowy-white hills of the Eastern Himalayas are a must see from Lachen. Lachen provides expeditions to Chopta Valley, Green Lake, Cho-Lamu, Gurudongmar Lake and Shinghba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
Lachen valley has almost everything a traveler could wish for- festivals, snow-capped mountains, lakes, valley of flora, fauna and a vibrant local culture. Take a walk around the town and you will get some insights into the local way of life and also do not forget to taste the local cuisines which will definitely blow your taste buds.
Gurudongmar Lake is located at the height of 17,100 feet above the sea level, it is the second highest lake in Sikkim. Encircled by snow-capped mountains and crystal clear icy water, Gurudongmar is considered to be a very holy lake. The splendid and scenic beauty of the place is mesmerising and attracts tourists from all across the world.
Gurudongmar Lake also has great religious significance attached to it, and you will also get a beautiful view of Mount Siniolchu and Kanchenjunga from the lake. There lies a 'Sarva Dharma Sthal' nearby, which is also a very popular place of worship for all religions. Gurudongmar Lake is named after the famous Guru Padmasambhava, who was also known as Guru Rinpoche. This saint was the founder of Tibetan Buddhism and had visited the lake in the 8th century. It is believed that while on his way back from Tibet, he took a rest on this place. The lake, however, remained frozen throughout large parts of the year, and thus there was no way that it could meet the drinking water needs of the people. The locals then appealed to the guru, who decided to help them. He placed his hand on the part of the lake, and the ice in that particular spot began to melt. Ever since, the magnificent Gurudongmar Lake is considered to be holy, and people carry back the water of the lake in containers since the water is considered to be sacred and possess healing properties. Well you could visit the lake and offer your prayers, also take amazing pictures and live a whole new soulful experience here.
Lachung is located at a distance of 120 km from Gangtok and is situated at an altitude of 8610 ft. This town is a popular tourist attraction because of its majestic mountains all around that tempt tourists to travel here every year. It is that beautiful town of Sikkim which has several snow covered mountains, sparkling streams, peaks, amazing waterfalls and much more. Lachung means 'Small Mountain', and it gets this name as it is outlined by majestic mountains.
Lachung is home to innumerable fruit orchards and glacial rivers that cut through the heart of the hamlet and add to its beauty. Lachung will rejuvenate your soul with fresh, crisp and cold mountain air. While in Lachung, if you crave quality food then the local traditional dishes are what you must not skip. The market in Lachung is filled with handicrafts such as exquisitely woven rugs and blankets that make this town ideal for shopping sprees.
The best time to visit Lachung is almost throughout the year as each season has its own beauty. Summer is the best time to visit because rhododendrons will be spilling over in bunches from plants all over Lachung and during winters there is a considerable amount of snowfall covering the entire town. The locals here are very kind and the hospitality is also great. You will get to see a mini Switzerland of Sikkim here and that makes this whole trip very exciting and memorable.
Yumthang means “Valley of flowers” in the local language and is situated at an altitude of 11800 feet. The popular Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is located 140 km north of Gangtok and this is a very popular location with hot springs, rivers, yaks and lush green meadows. This stunning valley is a paradise for nature lovers and you will simply fall in love with this place when you witness the very exotic flora and fauna of the extreme north.
A few hot springs are situated in Yumthang Valley, which is often visited by tourists as they are believed to have miraculous healing power. Upon reaching the Yumthang Valley, you will see the miles of stretched Valley, as far as you can see, there are beds of vibrant multi-coloured flowers everywhere from April to mid-weeks of June are also good to take a tour of the valley because the flowers are in full bloom during these months. There are over 24 species of Rhododendrons in the Valley and they paint the place in colours of red, yellow, pink and purple. Just imagine in between a bed of flowers surrounded by mountains and a tiny glacial river flowing by your side well isn't it so magical. This place will give you a surreal experience of that I am sure.
Lachung Zero Point is located at an altitude of 15,300 feet above sea level and is the last outpost of civilization. The journey to Zero Point from Yumthang valley is a lifetime experience as you drive through rugged roads. The snow-clad mountains, the flowing rivers and the yaks grazing in search of vegetation is just an amazing thing to watch. There are no roads further and just vast landscapes that never seem to be endless.
You might wonder what the hype is all about but you will realize the beauty of the place when you experience it all by yourself. It will take you around one and a half hours from Yumthang Valley and three and a half hours from Lachung to reach here. Zero Point is the place that forms the confluence of three rivers and the sight of it is absolutely stunning.
Since snow covers most of the areas, the scarce grassy lands that grow in patches are hardly ever visible. The best time to plan a trip to Zero Point would be the summer months of April to June as the roads are safe and the weather is clear which is obviously a plus in this trip as you will get to see a clear view of the places and soak up more from this experience.
There is so much to life so add meaning to your life and make endless memories because once the time is gone it will never return. Let us help you make the most memorable three days of your life, we will help you plan according to your convenience and we will make sure that this will be one of the most special trips of your life. For further details or information contact us in the given details.