About North Sikkim
North Sikkim is a one of largest district in Sikkim, there is very low population form other district. The landscape is mountainous with dense vegetation all the way up to the alpine altitude before thinning out to desert scrub towards the Northern Tundra. Numerous waterfalls astride the main road make the trip to this district extremely picturesque.
North Sikkim is restricted to travelers and permits are needed to visit these areas. However, in view of exquisite scenic beauty, a large number of tourists have started visiting the region overcoming all sorts of hardship. Often unregulated tourism becomes a major conservation issue in fragile ecosystem such as high mountains. and due to highly sensitive area for Republic of China, tourist can visit only few places in North Sikkim.
At Lachen Lachung accommodation is very basic even food also.
Road is poor condition due to frequent land slide . Majestic Vacation arrange complete holiday package tour in North Sikkim as per your requirement.
Sightseeing point in North Sikkim are:
Kabi Lungchok- this historical palace is 17kms. From Gangtok on the North Sikkim High Way. This is where the historical treaty of blood brotherhood between the Lepcha Chif Te-Kung-Tek and the Bhutia Chief Khey-Bum-Sa was signed ritually. The spot where the ceremony took place is marked by a memorial atone pillar amidst the cover of dense forest.
Phensang Monastery- the place is situated on the gentle slope stretching from Kabi to Phodong with perhaps one of the best landscape in the region. The phensang Monastery, under the Nyingmapa Buddhist order, was built in 1721 during the time of Jigmee Pawo. It was gutted by the fire in 1947 and rebuilt in 1948 through the efforts of Lamas. The annual festival of chaam is performed on the 28th and 29th days of the tenth month of Lunar Calendar (Tibetan Calender).
Phodong Monastery - One of the six major monasteries in Sikkim, Phodong Monastery is located in the North Sikkim approximately 38kms. From Gangtok. Four kms beyond Phodong is the recently renovated Labrang monastery. Unique in its architectural design.
Seven sister waterfalls - Located 31kms away from Gangtok is the Seven sister falls on the National high way heading to North Sikkim. To facilitate the tourist to savour the pristine beauty and to be with nature, Tourism Department has a waiting shed where tourist can take a break and shoot pictures. A must see picturesque beauty of nature.
Singhik - the place offers one of the most spectacular and closest view of Mt. Khan-chen-dzonga and its range. A well located Tourist Lodge provides accommodation for visitors. The area also has a number of interesting short nature trails for one to three days along the higher ridges of the surrounding hills. One can also savour the most graceful peak in the world mt. Siniolchu.
Chungthang - Chungthang located near the confluence of Lachung and Lachung Chu(Chu mine River)and the starting point of River Tista/Teesta has emerged as a major subdivision settlement in North Sikkim. It is the nodal junction for the two passes Lachen and Lachung. The valley is believed to have been blessed by Guru Rimpoche and one can visit the holy Guru Lhedo to see the foot in biodiversity with a large variety of Orchids plants and wildlife. It is 95kms from Gangtok 23kms from Lachung and 29kms from Lachen. It is predominantly a Lepcha region.
Lachung - Lachung is about 129 kms from Gangtok, the road to Lachung passes through some of the most beautiful and difficult terrain in Sikkim. The tourism infrastructure hear is only basic, this is more then offset by the natural beauty of the place. Lachung village with a unique local and traditional self Govt. body called Zumsa, its is situated at 9000ft. above sea level. The village spread out on either side of Lachung-Chu is surrounded by mighty mountain peak which remain snow clad for most of the year. Lachung has emerged as a tourist destination with the soaring popularity of Yumthang Valley which is just 24kms from hear. The Lachung Monastery on the slope opposite the highway is a focal point of all religious functions of the local inhabitants. To get a glimpse of the religious functions performed on auspicious occasions a visit to the Monastery should from part of the tour.
Yumtahang – ‘The Valley Of Flower’ Yumtahang at an elevation of 11800ft and 140kms from Gangtok is a paradise for nature lovers. As popularly described by the tourist is a land of more then hundred species of Rhododendron, Primula and Magnolia which are on full bloom April to May. The entire valley sees an unforgettable combination of colours that mixes with the vast field of snow. Laying with the close proximity to Tibet Yumthang gives a view of a stunning array of peaks with Pauhunri and Shundu Tsenpa. There are hot spring in the valley where the warmth of the sulphur rich hot water can be felt even in freezing temperature.
Lachen – Lachen is only a recent host to tourists. Situated at 2750meters and at distance of 125kms. from Gangtok along the North Sikkim highway, Lachen stand on a grassy and bushy flat land separated by deep gorge of Lachen chu. A six hour drive through some of the most picturesque place in Sikkim takes to Lachen. From Lachen rises the pine-clad mountains with their snowy peaks and black cliffs. The Lachen monastery located on a top of the village commands a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and country side. Resorts and hotels are available for accommodation.
Thangu - Thangu situated at an altitude of 14000ft. is about three hours dive from Lachen. It is a small village where the visitors usually acclimatize before they proceed to Guru Dongmar Lake, Muguthang or Cho Lhamu (source of River Tista).
Guru dongmar Lake – Guro Dongmar Lake is considered as one of the sacred lakes of the State both by the Buddhists and the Hindus. The lake remains milky in colour throughout the year and it is believed that Guru Padmasamvaba touched the lake whilst he visited Tibet from this area.