Top 94 Places to visit in Sikkim

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Best things to do in Sikkim and sightseeing in Sikkim

Sikkim is a wonderful place to visit in India. Sikkim is also known as Shikim, it is located on the Himalayan mountains and bordered by Nepal on its western side. Sikkim has the least population compared to other states in India, and is also the second smallest state in India, the first one being Goa. The center of attraction of Sikkim is the third tallest peak in the world named as Kangchenjunga. Sikkim attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year because of its amazing weather and culture. The state is covered with breath taking scenery and tourist destinations.The capital and largest city of Sikkim is Gangtok. A very major part of the state is covered up by The Khangchendzonga National Park which covers approximately 30% of Sikkim. Sikkim is among a very few Indian states which experiences regular snowfall throughout the year.

Gangtok - Sikkim

Gangtok is the capital city of the north Indian state of Sikkim. Built up as a Buddhist journey site in the 1840s, the city got to be capital of an autonomous government after extinction of British principle, however it joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist focus and a base for climbers sorting out licenses and transport for treks through Sikkim's Himalayan mountain ranges. Settled inside higher crests of the Himalaya and relishing a year-round gentle calm atmosphere, Gangtok is at the center point of Sikkim's tourism industry. The accommodation business is the biggest business in Gangtok as the city is the main base for Sikkim tourism. Summer and spring seasons are the most prominent visitor seasons. Large portions of Gangtok's occupants are utilized specifically and in a roundabout way in the tourism business, with numerous inhabitants owning and working in Hotels. Ecotourism has risen as an essential monetary action in Gangtok which incorporates trekking, mountaineering, stream rafting and other practices.
Tsomgo (Changu) Lake
Megha Arora

20 Followers, 9 Reviews


A glimpse of Gangtok main city market area.
Haritha Priya

0 Followers, 11 Reviews


The capital city of Sikkim was the most wondrous city I have ever been in. The city was quite small as compared to the place I live in, but the culture and tradition of this place had me awestruck. The city was clean and pollution free. All the way starting from the M. G. Road to the Roomtek monastery the place was laden with greenery. The Handicraft museum was mind boggling. I even bought a set of the traditional clothes, which cost me a fortune. But it was worth it.
souvik ghosh

8 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to December
Things to do
Trekking, mountaineering, stream rafting
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rs 1500 - 40000

Yumthang - Sikkim

Yumthang, also known as the 'Valley of Flowers' stands tall and pretty at 1800 feet. The meadows are dotted with colourful rhododendrons while imposing pines and firs skirt the rest of the breath-taking landscape. The river flows with all the grace and tranquility in the world. For those who love being in the warm embrace of nature, Yumthang is an ideal destination.
Tripoto

385 Followers, 374 Reviews


Yumthang Valley is best visited during spring when the valley is dotted with colourful flowers, further beautified by green meadows and grazing animals. But the time when we were there, there was hardly any blooming flowers in the valley. However, we managed to come across small herds of Yaks now and then, as we travelled further higher towards the Zero Point at Yumesamdong. En route we had hired snow boots, gloves and jackets etc., for that extra protection needed for plains dwellers.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Debabrat Das

73 Followers, 10 Reviews


Rumtek Monastery - Sikkim

The Rumtek Monastery also noted as the Dharmachakra Center, is a gompa situated in the Indian state of Sikkim close to the capital Gangtok. It is a point of convergence for the sectarian pressures inside of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism that portray the Karmapa controversy. Initially constructed under the course of Changchub Dorje, twelfth Karmapa Lama in the mid-1700s, Rumtek served as the fundamental seat of the Karma Kagyu heredity in Sikkim for quite a while. The religious community is at present the biggest in Sikkim. It is home to the group of monks and where they perform the customs and practices of the Karma Kagyu ancestry. A stupa made of gold contains the relics of the sixteenth Karmapa. Inverse to that building is a school, Karma Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies. The Rumtek Monastery is highlighted in the 2014 Indian mystery thriller novel, The emperor's riddles by Satyarth Nayak.
Beautiful monastery between the mountains
Rahul

239 Followers, 104 Reviews


I was amazed to see how beautiful the architecture of the monastery was. The hymns played there make the whole environment spiritual. One has to walk up a little, I see a smile on trekkers' faces now !!, to reach the monastery. Indian nationals shall have to show their photo ID cards. Foreign nationals need a permit which is made at the entry gate. There is Nalanda Institute just beside the monastery which is also worth visiting.
Vaibhav Khandelwal

140 Followers, 18 Reviews


Our next spot was the largest monastery in Gangtok - the Rumtek Monastery. I feel the Google and Wikipedia can give detailed information about this monastery as far as their history,tradition, culture and the lineage of Buddhism followed here is concerned, rather that me trying to describe it. If you enjoy art and architecture, the monastery has to offer several beautiful and intricate Buddhist paintings to appreciate and forever cherish in memories. By evening, we were back in Gangtok and after some shopping in the local Lal Bazaar we had our dinner there itself. Thus came to end our one of the most memorable trips so far...
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to December
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
10 am to 5 pm during winter and 8 am to 5 pm during summer
Budget
Free

Lachung - Sikkim

Lachung is a town and a very famous Hill station in North eastern part of Sikkim, India. The town is more or less 125 kilometers (78 mi) away from the capital Gangtok. The town's economy has been supported by tourism as the district has been opened up by the Indian government. Travelers originate from everywhere throughout the world to visit the town in the middle of October and May, particularly on their way to the Yumthang Valley and the Lachung Monastery. Dialects talked here are Nepali, Lepcha & Bhutia. Amid winter the town is normally secured in snow. Lachung is likewise the base camp for Rhododendron Valley Trek, which begins from Yumthang Valley and finishes at Lachen Valley. The people living in Lachung mostly make their earning by serving the visitors who keep coming throughout the year to visit Lachung. The government has is also very helpful in providing assistance to the visitors.
Homestay and people were great. I tried 'tongba' (local alcoholic drink) at second night. I didn't like the taste but it helped in bearing the cold and I could sleep tight that night ! This is a stay point for a visit to Yumthang Valley and Zero point.
Vaibhav Khandelwal

140 Followers, 18 Reviews


Lachung is nothing but a utopian fantasy. With snow capped peaks, milky cascades, apple orchards, babbling brooks and an idiosyncratic form of self governance, this mountain village is as close to perfection as one could possibly get. Travellers are smitten by Lachung not only because of its pristine beauty but also for its handicrafts and monasteries.
Tripoto

385 Followers, 374 Reviews


After feasting our eyes on the breathtaking beauty at Gurudongmar Lake, we returned back to our homestay at Lachen for lunch and then set off on our journey to our next destination i.e, Lachung (9600 feet above MSL) for our night halt. The hotel rooms were quite cosy and warm at Lachung. So we had our dinner and hit our beds quite early in the night. Next day morning, the natural beauty all around our accommodation took our breath and literally our hearts skipped a beat. The Teesta river flowing down the hills with roaring noise and the waterfalls just at the backyard were simply some of the most gorgeous sceneries ever seen by us in whole of our trip till that moment. It didn't take much time to us to realise that the our hotel was located just on the foothills of a mountain peak.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to May
Things to do
Sight Seeing, Trekking, Hiking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Nathula - Sikkim

The Nathula merges the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass is situated, at 4,310 m above sea level, forms as a piece of a branch of the old Silk Road. Nathu signifies "listening ears" and La signifies "go" in Tibetan. On the Indian side, the pass is 54 km (34 mi) east of Gangtok, the capital of Indian state of Sikkim. Just natives of India can visit the pass, but only after successfull permit from the administration of Gangtok. Nathu La is one of the two open trading border posts in the middle of China and India.The others being Shipkila in Himachal Pradesh and Lipulekh in Nepal. Sealed by India after the 1962 Sino-Indian War, Nathu La was re-opened in 2006 after various trade understandings. The Chinese government is wanting to extend its rail administration to Yadong, barely a couple of kilometers from Nathu La.
En route to Nathula Pass
Haritha Priya

0 Followers, 11 Reviews


Nathula Pass - India China Border At 14000 Feet, Gangtok. Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas. Connecting the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region, the pass, at 4,310 m above mean sea level, forms a part of an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road. Border area and roads have been brilliantly maintained by the Indian Army.
Aishwarya Swarup

20 Followers, 8 Reviews


It is Indo-China border located only 54 Kms from Gangtok. It is located at a height of approx. 14000 ft. We had seen snow at this place in starting days of December. This place has great views one can`t imagine. Must visit.
Rahul Goley

3 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Namchi - Sikkim

Namchi the capital of south Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is located at a separation of 78 kilometers from Gangtok and 100 kilometers from the town of Siliguri.Most of the general population of Namchi are Hindus and Buddhists. Dialects talked are Nepali, English and Hindi.Namchi is quick turning into a noteworthy visitor spot and journey focus. The Namchi monastery, Ralong monastery and Tendong Hill are major Buddhist journey focuses. The 118 feet tall world's biggest statue of the Buddhist Padmasambhava, otherwise called Guru Rinpoche, the holy saint of Sikkim, is on the Samdruptse hill opposite Namchi.Recently initiated (November 201Siddhesvara Dhaam is an interesting journey tourism endeavor of the Sikkim Government created as "Pilgrim cum Cultural Centre" which has a 87 ft statue of Lord Shiva and sculpture of 4 Dhaams of the nation at one spot at Solophok ridge in Namchi.
This Pilgrim Centre has a most important temple of 108 feet height on which is established the 87 feet high statue of Lord Shiva. Apart from this there are also replicas of the twelve Jyotirlingas, to offer one platform to worship for the devotees of Lord Shiva. A statue of 16½ feet height of Lord Kirateshwar is also installed in this place. As per the Hindu belief in order to attain Moksha, one has to perform pilgrimage to all the existing four Dhams, hence, replicas of these four Dhams, namely Badrinath, Jaganath and Dwarka dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Rameshwar, dedicated to Lord Shiva is also been built in the same premises. The pilgrim centre is constructed in an area of 28.958 Hactare of land on top of the Solophok Hill just 5 kilometers from Namchi town. The whole complex is divided into four key elements, viz., (1) Shiva Statue with 12 Jyotirlingas, (2) Char Dham, (3) Sai Baba Temple and (4) Kirateshwar statue as well Nandi bull the ride of Lord Shiva, Sai dwar, Sai Temple, Kirat dwar and Shiv Dwar.
Prakritesh Saha

226 Followers, 3 Reviews


Spiritual !!!
Shivani

199 Followers, 17 Reviews


Scenic Temi Tea garden , Chaar Dhaam temple on the top of the mountain
Nishi Sharma

163 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Buddha statue, Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
8500 to 25500per person

Ravangla - Sikkim

Ravangla is a standout amongst the most well known visitor destinations in South Sikkim. At a height of 7000 ft, situated on an cliff in the center of Maenam and Tendong Hill, Ravangla offers unmatched perspectives of the Greater Himalayas. The beauty of its scene and its area as a travel point to adjacent destinations has made Ravangla a must visit place. Ravangla stages the Pang Lhabsol celebration in an amazing way consistently around August-September. The celebrations keep going for three days, culminating in the customary dance known as "Chaam" on the very last day. It is very well connected by state highway to other important towns in the state and lies in the middle of Pelling and Gangtok. It acts as the beginning stage for the trek to Maenam la wildlife sanctuary. Ravangla draws in a great deal of Himalayan birds and is a heaven for bird watchers.
3. Mainam la Trek
Sreshti Verma

6k+ Followers, 460 Reviews


It is said Buddha park. It is constructed very beautiful and kanchenjunga snowy hills can be seen from this place. Itself this place has great view. Must visit.
Rahul Goley

3 Followers, 18 Reviews


Ravangla or Ravongla is a small tourist town situated at an elevation of 7000 ft in South Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is connected by state highway to other major towns in the state and lies between Pelling and Gangtok.
Prakritesh Saha

226 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
Monsoon
Things to do
Bird Watching
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Nathu La - Sikkim

The Nathula merges the Indian state of Sikkim with China's Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass is situated, at 4,310 m above sea level, forms as a piece of a branch of the old Silk Road. Nathu signifies "listening ears" and La signifies "go" in Tibetan. On the Indian side, the pass is 54 km (34 mi) east of Gangtok, the capital of Indian state of Sikkim. Just natives of India can visit the pass, but only after successfull permit from the administration of Gangtok. Nathu La is one of the two open trading border posts in the middle of China and India.The others being Shipkila in Himachal Pradesh and Lipulekh in Nepal. Sealed by India after the 1962 Sino-Indian War, Nathu La was re-opened in 2006 after various trade understandings. The Chinese government is wanting to extend its rail administration to Yadong, barely a couple of kilometers from Nathu La.
Its a border for Trade route between India & China. STill its worth a visit since it is located around 56 kms from Gangtok at an altitude of 14450 ft, the road to Nathula passes through the Tsomgo lake. It is one of the highest motorable roads in the world and is richly surrounded by alpine flora. On a clear day you can even see the road winding down the Chumbi valley. Tourists are allowed to go close to the international border from where you can see Chinese soldiers on the other side of the barbed wire. Nathula is open for Indian nationals on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays. The visitors have to get the permit to visit the place by applying to the Tourism and Civil Aviation Department through a registered and recognised Travel Agency. Foreign nationals are not allowed to visit Nathula. Photography is strictly prohibited.
Sushant Panda

524 Followers, 38 Reviews


Nathula Pass was a major corridor of passage between India and China..an altitude of 14,450 ft, the road to Nathula passes through the Tsomgo lake. It is one of the highest motorable roads in the world and is richly surrounded by alpine flora. Tourists are allowed to go close to the international border from where you can see Chinese soldiers on the other side of the barbed wire.The only one authorised road between India and china..
Nikkhiel Paropate

142 Followers, 5 Reviews


Nathula Pass was a major corridor of passage between India and Tibet (China)
Pavel Ray

177 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Zero Point - Yumesamdong - Sikkim

Yume Samdong is around 26 kilometers from Yumthang, another acclaimed spot in North Sikkim. Yume Samdong of North Sikkim is set at an elevation of 15,300 feet above sea level. Since the spot is in close vicinity to the border standing between India and China, a special license is required to visit Yume Samdong. The drive through the mountain amidst the unpleasant region of Sikkim is an breathtaking experience.The most imperative essence of the spot lies in the Azalea's scent. Azalea frames a major source of income to local people. They make the crude material out of which neighborhood people make incense sticks. Being set at high elevation, Yume Samdong in Sikkim remains snow loaded consistently. So it is advised to take preliminary measures before a trek to Yume Samdong is attempted. But for trekkers, the course from Yume Samdong to Yumthang is one of the most loved ones. It takes just about an hour drive to reach Yume Samdong from Yumthang. This drive is as sparkling as the spot itself.
Yumesamdong populary known as the zero point can be reached by car or bike by travelling a distance of around 66 kms from Lachung..It is the land of perennial snow and there is a lack of oxygen in this place due to the altitude.There are no places of accomodation for tourists here.So one has to plan the day accordingly if they are planning to visit this place..It would be good to visit this place before 12 pm as rain pours down and clouds start gathering all around this land so its difficult for drivers to come down to Lachung..
Somnath

576 Followers, 25 Reviews


A place at the end of yumthang valley, with below zero temperatures and lots of snow.
Shilpi A Bhabhra

143 Followers, 13 Reviews


Zero point is at an altitude of around 16000 feet and is the starting point of teesta river which is the lifeline of the entire sikkim region. Zero point is never covered in the package and it supossed to be paid to the driver direcly. We paid 2500 for the journey which is another 1 hour from yumthang. The entire place was covered with snow being in the snow belt. There was 10 feet of snow at a few places. We played with snow just like kids making snow balls and aiming at each other. Weather was pleasant and since it was not windy, we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly without feeling breathless even for a moment. Infact it was the hallmark of our trip . I still have the snap of snow flying out of my wife's hand and i trying acrobatically to save myself from her onslaught . The only difffernce was that this time it was volley of snow and not her fiery words , a welcome change.
Vivek

421 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
Winter season
Things to do
Essence of Azalea, Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Gurudongmar Lake - Sikkim

Gurudongmar Lake, also noted as Gurudogmar Lake, the lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava, otherwise called Guru Rinpoche, originator of Tibetan Buddhism who went to the lake in the eighth century. It is one of the most noteworthy lakes on the planet, situated at a height of 17,800 ft in the Indian state of Sikkim. The lake can be reached by street from Lachen via Thangu. As indicated by a legend, when Padmasambhava went to the lake he saw a favorable phenomenon in the lake and after that he thought of it as a decent augury to enter the territory of Sikkim, then known as Demojong. It is currently said that the lake provides a shelter to any pregnant lady offering prayers to God at the lake. The lake looks small at the spot where devotees offer love, yet the bigger piece of the lake is not visible because of uneven geography impeding the complete perspective at this area.
Gurudongmar Lake, located at an altitude of 17,600 feet above MSL, near the Indo-Chinese border in North Sikkim, is believed to be blessed by Guru Nanak himself and is also sacred for the Buddhists. The en-route landscapes are breathtaking and is mostly a cold desert.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


The Jewel of Sikkim. Situated at an altitude of over 17000ft, this sacred lake is a treat for nature lovers. While cold deserts on one side and tall snow covered mountains on other, this lake is said to be blessed by Guru Padmasambhava in the 8th Century.
Hills and Valleys Tours & Adventures

201 Followers, 6 Reviews


And then the lake was visible like a blue speck in the vast mountainous terrain. What a sight! Since it was already noon and the sun was high up, the lake was shimmering as if countless diamonds were strewn across it. It was so pristine. Since it was not windy , i for the first time realized what a pin drop silence actually means. Also it was pleasantly sunny except that when i stepped on the marble floor of the temple, it was like walking on ice. I literally hopped across. Crispy cloudless blue sky , snow draped mountain on one side and desert on the other side, it was simply spectacular to say the least.. It felt as if i was on top of the world cradled in the arms of the ever blissful nature .
Vivek

421 Followers, 19 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to February
Things to do
Sight Seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Pelling - Sikkim

Pelling is approximately 130 km far from Siliguri and 115 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, and is very well connected by transport and jeep services. The lovely little town of Pelling is popular for magnificient views of the snow-topped Kanchenjunga range, the third most elevated crest in the world.The Placid town pulls a large portion of the guests for its representative status in history, and nature of the state of Sikkim. Situated at a height of 6,800 ft, Pelling offers great perspective of the whole Kanchenjunga mountain reach including Koktang, Kumbhakaran , Rathong, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Siniolchu and many more. This is as close as you can get to the Kanchenjunga range without leaving the material solace of good lodgings. Because of its worthwhile area, numerous hotels and cabins have come up in and around Pelling taking into account shifted tastes and budgets. Also the climate in Pelling may change from bright and sunny to blurred and miserable in a matter of minutes.
Pelling is a distinct, quaint and a ruggedly lovable town, nestled at an altitude of ~7200 Feet in the district of West Sikkim.
Prachi Srivastava Sahni

57 Followers, 40 Reviews


Perhaps the most popular name in Sikkim right after Gangtok, Pelling abounds in travellers because it offers the most brilliant views of Mount Kanchenjunga. The vast number of hotels this hill station is home to are proof of its fame. With its monasteries, cultural festivals and a multitude of nature trails, a trip to Pelling is almost therapeutic; it rejuvenates you in ways like no other.
Tripoto

385 Followers, 374 Reviews


From Gangtok, we made our way to the small, quaint town of Pelling, which is situated at quite an altitude. The drive there was mesmerizing.
dishita.1210

190 Followers, 17 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to March
Things to do
Koktang, Kumbhakaran (Jannu), Rathong, Kabru, Kabru Dome, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Siniolchu
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Lachen - Sikkim

Lachen is the beginning stage for probably the most intriguing treks in North Sikkim and in addition the passage to the heavenly Guru Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes. The region is prohibited for people coming from other countries, however authorization passes can be secured in advance. A couple of hotels are opened here for stay and also Forest Department and a PWD Bungalows. Just around 120 km from Gangtok, Lachen is situated at a height of 8838 ft. Adjacent towns of Rabom, Chaten, Talem, Yakthang, Kalep, Samdong and Thangu structure a bigger piece of Lachen. Foot trails to the nation's most noteworthy mountain top Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Sinolchu are the most wonderful crest start at your doorstep when you are in Lachen. Surprises never come to an end in Lachen, all the valley painted with blossoms amid monsoon, trailed by luminosity of autumn season and snowfall welcoming the town in winter.
Our night halt for Gurudongmar lake. It took 8 hours to reach Lachen from Gangtok
Shilpi A Bhabhra

143 Followers, 13 Reviews


Lachen is a small village, just 28kms from Chungthang. Primarily a bhutia township and is surrounded by apple orchards and wildflowers. It houses a century and a half year old monastery
Hills and Valleys Tours & Adventures

201 Followers, 6 Reviews


We checked-out from hotel around 10 am as the Car was waiting for us. As per plan we headed towards Lachen, is a small town in North Sikkim. We reached Lachen in the evening. It was end of November so temperature started dropping. We didn't feel cold while sitting inside the car, as we got down from the car we were shivering, we checked it was three degree that evening. We slept early as we have to go Gurudongmar Lake and for that the driver told us he will start at 3 am in the morning. 
Pavel Ray

177 Followers, 20 Reviews


Best time to visit
November to February
Things to do
Sight Seeing, Trekking, Hiking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Yuksom - Sikkim

Charming and unspoilt, Yuksom is a Himalayan land with maple, birch and magnolia trees and an array of monasteries. This East Sikkim village is also the gateway to Mount Kanchenjunga and is a worthy addition to the eco-tourism villages. The Dubdi Monastery is said to be the oldest of its kind in the whole of Sikkim, perched on a hilltop. An hour's trek from the village will take you to this beautiful place wrapped in greenery and peace. The Kartok Gompa and the Ngadak Chenpo Chorling Gompa are the other monasteries that offer an insight into Tibetan culture. Yuksom is also the base for several treks, the most famous ones being Goechala and Dzongri. There is nothing much to do after sunset but to watch and enjoy the silence of nature. Try the yak cheese momos – a local delicacy, and wash them down with Hit and Dansberg, two local brands of beer. For accommodation, choose a cozy Tibetan homestay over anything else.
Yuksom is a historical town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. It was the first capital of Sikkim established in 1642 AD by Phuntsog Namgyal who was the first Chogyal (temporal and religious king) of Sikkim. The coronation site of the first monarch of Sikkim is known as the "Throne of Norbugang". Yuksom is where there is the Norbugang Chorten near the Norbugang throne, the place Namgyal was crowned and several monasteries and a lake. The dynastic rule of the Chogyals lasted for 333 years.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


From Pelling, we continued towards Yuksam, where we were greeted by villagers singing merrily as they went about their day, birds chiming in, yak bells tinkling, and streams providing harmony. We feasted our eyes on one of the snow peaks poking out above the mist settling in on the green mountainsides. Quiet and peaceful. We were drawn in like moths to a flame and we spent the next 4 days visiting with locals at little tea shops, hiking through the countryside, and cooking our dinner. Trekking through the mountains around Yuksom is the main reason a few straggling travelers end up there. The arduous 10 day treks up to the snow mountains or Goecha Peak require permits, and thus are expensive ($30-50 day). Just picking a path and seeing where it leads is a rewarding alternative.
Nancy & Joseph Gill

543 Followers, 67 Reviews


39km from Pelling, Yuksom is surrounded by an array of religious sites and trekking adventures. Yuksom serves as the base camp for many treks in Sikkim. One can trek to Tashiding/Dzongri Peak/Goecha La from here. You can also trek to Kachupuri Lake from Yuksom. The trek takes you right under the shadow of the mighty Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain range. Apart from trekking you can also visit Dubdi Gompa, Kartok Lake, Phamrong Waterfalls, and Kanchenjunga National Park.
Richa Upreti Karan

232 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Arts and Culture,Hill Station,Nature,Offbeat
Open Hours
Budget

CHANGU LAKE - Sikkim

Changu Lake also noted as the " source of the lake' in Bhutia dialect. Situated around 35 kms far from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, this quiet lake is situated at an elevation of 12,310 ft on the Gangtok Nathu La expressway. The lake has enchanting Alpine forests, which is home to some uncommon creatures like the Red Panda, Brahminy ducks and many more variety of birds. Between the month of May and August one can see a large variety of flowers sprouting like the Rhododendrous, different types of Primulas, Blue and Yellow Poppies, Iries etc. The lake is about 1 km. Long, oval shaped, 15 meters deep and is viewed as a holy place by the nearby local people. It's cool, serene water easily converges with the beautiful excellence around. The Changu Lake is adjacent to Gangtok, one can easily reach it after landing in Gangtok. Accomodation is very easily available in Gangtok.
Beautiful Lake
Rahul

239 Followers, 104 Reviews


The calm peaceful ripple-less placid lakes falls on way to Nathu la pass. With Yak rides and little local-shopping places it is a paradise for tourists.
Gargi Vishnoi

777 Followers, 84 Reviews


A sip of whisky and you are ready for a yak ride around the frozen lake of Changu. Under the scrutiny of the BSF the hard rock ice beauty is lapped by the snow covered mountains. The lake is about 1 km. Long, oval in shape, 15 meters deep and is considered sacred by the local people. It is also a home of brahminy ducks. It's cool, placid water harmonizes with the scenic beauty around. A small temple of lord Siva is constructed on the lakeside . This placid lake remains frozen during the winter months up to mid-May.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March
Things to do
Rhododendrous, different types of Primulas, Blue and Yellow Poppies, Iries
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Tsongmo Lake - Sikkim

Tsongmo Lake is situated 38 km from Gangtok and at an elevation of 12,400 ft, the ethereally excellent Tsomgo lake is an absolute necessity on each visitors agenda. A twisting street through rough mountain landscape and sharp cliffs takes you to Tsomgo, which implies source of the water in Bhutia dialect. It is heared that in past times, Buddhist ministers would study over the water's shade of the lake to figure the future. The lake is likewise of extraordinary importance for the Jhakris of Sikkim who assemble here every year on Guru Purnima. For the visitor, a visit to the lake offers a glorious excursion. Rides on colourfully designed yaks and donkeys are offered at the lake site, which additionally has a variety of food stalls serving snacks and drinks. Snowboots and gumboots can be rented here. Tsomgo lake is open for both Indian and outside nationals, however international guests must be in a gathering of two or more and need to apply for a guests license through an authorised travel organization.
Located at a staggering altitude of 12,300 feet, Tsongmo or Changu Lake is undoubtedly one of the prettiest attractions in Sikkim. The name of this glacial lake roughly translates into "source of water" and it transforms into a glorious snowfield during winters. Spring on the other hand is a different story altogether as alpine flowers paint the landscape in an array of colours. When in Tsongmo, yak rides are imperative.
Tripoto

385 Followers, 374 Reviews


This Lake is on the way of Nathula pass located 12 kms away from Nathula. Awesome views must be observed at this place and must do Yak ride here. We visited this place in starting days of December, at this time lake is not frozen but in January this lake freeze. Must see
Rahul Goley

3 Followers, 18 Reviews


Our journey to Tsomgo was one of the best I’ve ever been on. The beauty on our way up to the lake was astounding. It was unfortunate that we went on days when Nathula Pass was closed; else we had planned to make a trip to the Indo-Chinese border. We also skipped a 2 day trip to North Sikkim due to paucity of time.
Kaushal Vasa

198 Followers, 6 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March
Things to do
Rides on colourfully designed yaks and donkeys
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Dzongri - Sikkim

Yuksom Dzongri Trek is one the most mainstream short high elevation trekking destination in Sikkim. Dzongri trek is a shorter variant of the Goechala Trek. This specific trek begins from Yuksam and winds up at Yuksam in 5 days. Dzongri trek is extraordinarily suitable and intended for the trekkers who needed to investigate more in shorter duration of time. Indeed Dzongri and Dzongri La is the best spot for a mountains' perspective and its extents in the Sikkim Himalayas. Alongside Mighty Mt. Kanchendzonga 8585m - The third most noteworthy mountains on the planet, the absolute beauty seen amid this trek from Dzongri, View Points from here are Mt. Pandim, Mt. Kabur north, Mt. Kabur south, Mt. Kumbhakarna, Mt. Simvo and many more. The best time to visit Dzongri is from mid March-April, and afterward from September to mid October, in order to maintain a strategic distance from snowfall and storm downpours.
Shwetha Krish

163 Followers, 11 Reviews


The next stage climbs to pleasant meadows around Dzongri (4020m). Consider another acclimatisation day here, best spent by strolling up to Dzongri La (4550m, four-hour round trip) for fabulous views of Mt Pandim (6691m). This is the last point where you will get ready to eat food stuff and warm clothes. It is actually a junction. From here the trail splits into two. One goes to HMI base camp and other to Goecha La.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
March to April
Things to do
View points,Dzongri culture
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Char Dham - Sikkim

Char Dham or Siddheshwar Dham is a popular vacation spot in Sikkim. It is a copy of all the 12 Jyotirlingas and Char Dhams in India. You'll discover here a 33 m tall Shiva statue raised on the Solophok peak. It's an enormous journey complex with Hindu sanctuaries all around. Generally, it's a decent place that gives you positive vibes. Char Dham is a journey destination arranged at Solophok Hill, which is at a separation of around 5 km from Namchi Town. Solophok Hill has a verifiable and religious significance, as it is trusted that meeting this spot washes away one's sins. The venture is visioned by CM of Sikkim. They have built the sanctuaries of all the 12 jyotirlinga, Char dham and other essential sanctuaries. The sight is awesome and you will love to see the climate there. Best time to visit Char Dham or Siddheshwar Dham is during summer or during winter.
Visit only if you're fond of temples as they are too many
Heena Shah

238 Followers, 5 Reviews


This is one of the most popular destinations in Namchi. An imitation of the main Hindu pilgrimage spots -- the four dhams and the 12 jyotirlingas -- all within one compound. Situated at one of the highest points in the town, I enjoy the views and the serenity that pervades this place.
Baichung Bhutia

907 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
Summer or Cold Winter
Things to do
Char Dham or Siddheshwar Dham
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Rangpo - Sikkim

The town borders West Bengal and is the first town in Sikkim on NH 10, that links Siliguri to Gangtok. When the wild and beautiful Teesta river starts flowing along, you know it's Rangpo. Halt. Step out of your vehicle. Breath deep and smell the growing chills. Sip some tea. Let the beauty sink in. Here, you are ready for the upcoming amplified beauty!
Aishwarya Swarup

20 Followers, 8 Reviews


Rangpo is where you finally enter Sikkim after West Bengal. Rangpo is a major rest stop and most tourists stop here for brief refreshment before continuing the journey forward. Moving ahead you can see some really picturesque terrace farms blanketing the hills. Just about the perfect place to get down and capture some amazing shots.
Bidisha

365 Followers, 62 Reviews


Temi Tea Garden - Sikkim

The Temi Tea Garden set up in 1969 by the Government of Sikkim spreads over an area of 440 acres. The greenery enclosure lies in the middle of Damthang and Temi Bazaar along the road to Singtam.The tea delivered here is appreciated worldwide, commanding high prices in world auctions. The government possessed Tea estate today creates around 1 lakh kg of tea every year. Temi tea is planted along steep slopes running from 1200-1800m. The production line is arranged at 1500m and the street upto it, is lined with cherry bloom trees. Driving in November when these trees are in blossom is similar to traveling through a pink fog past, which one can see the sparkling snows of Khangchendzonga.The drive upto Temi takes you through mountain sides rich with greeneries. As of late the Institute of Marketology (IMO) of Switzerland has certified this tea garden as organic and thus the quality and interest of this guaranteed item has increased rapidly.
The biggest challenge and the trickiest part of your journey will be cycling your way to the only tea estate in Sikkim- Temi Tea Garden. Though the ride starts with an easy descent, a long steep climb to the tea garden follows. And the final stretch is quite high, where some may even choose to take the shuttle van. We will check into the only accommodation at the top of this hill - Cherry Resort. And here you'll see the fruits of that tumultuous climb unfold before you in the scenic and sprawling tea estates, while the misty clouds of that altitude float around you. Distance cycled: 50 km
Art of Bicycle Trips

338 Followers, 40 Reviews


Temi Tea Garden is one of the most lovely day-trips I have taken. It is beautiful in nearly all seasons -- if the skies are clear, the Kanchenjunga forms the perfect backdrop to swathes of endless greenery; if not, the cloud cover and fog only add drama to the landscape, making the green greener and the views more breathtaking. Tall trees line the tea estate, adding a spot of colour to the surroundings. It is a photographer's delight in the true sense -- every glance is a picture. However, if you want some of the actual tea, you will have to head to Gangtok!
Baichung Bhutia

907 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
November
Things to do
Sight Seeing, Tea estate, Tea
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Pemyangtse Monastery - Sikkim

The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist religious community in Pemayangtse, close to Pelling in the north eastern Indian state of Sikkim, situated 140 kilometers west of Gangtok. About 2kms from Pelling, you can visit the principal monastery belonging to the Ngingma group (one of the four sects of Tibetan Buddhism) which was implicit in the year 1705 AD. One of the first and couple of oldest monastery in Sikkim, it was fabricated by Gyalwa Lhatsun Namkha Jigme.The most important one amongst three monks, who blessed the first religious ruler of Sikkim at Yuksam in 1641 AD. These days, the child monks get a legitimate classroom and teachings by the educators in the correct monastic school called Laptha. Today numerous youngsters having a place with this religious community are in the enormous Buddhist learning centers in different states of India, such as Namdoling Monastery of H.H. Penor Rempoche (Mysore), Mindoling Monastery of Thichen Rempoche (Mousori) and inside Sikkim are Takche Dubda of Ven.
After a uphill climb I reached Pemayangtse Monastery. It is the third oldest monastery in Sikkim established almost 300 years ago in 1705. Its history was impressive. The Sangtok-Palri inside the monastery is an extraordinary masterpiece. A 3-D wooden structure of the God's celestial city. The whole structure has been put together by wooden joint, not a single nails has been used for its construction. Trekking back I reached my hotel by noon and had my lunch. (Pemayangtse + Rabdentse + Sanga Choling can be covered in a day program)
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


One of Sikkim's oldest and most significant Nyingmapa Buddhist 'gompas', or monasteries, it was founded in 1705. Named "Perfect Sublime Lotus", it is located high atop a hill surveying the surrounding valley, the location in the pine forests was spectacular. We were spurred forward up the path by the sound of a lively 'Puja' by 50 monks, complete with horns, drums, cymbals, singing, chanting and rice throwing. The hall upstairs houses fierce statues of deities, and the top floor has an intricately painted 20 ft tall carving, created by a single monk in 5 years, supposedly from one tree trunk, depicting the usual lower terrors of hell, life on middle earth, and the wonders of Padmasambhava's heavenly abode. Recently painted colored murals line the walls and Tantric, funny business involving even the less than bashful blue Buddha, are covered by 6 gold cloths, rewarding only the curious.
Nancy & Joseph Gill

543 Followers, 67 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to December
Things to do
Takche Dubda of Ven
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Rumtek - Sikkim

A beautiful place and a getaway from Main Sikkim, this is a tranquil location mainly known for the Rumtek Monastery. This is the largest monastery of Sikkim and was built by his Holiness, Gyalwa Karmapa of the Kargyu sect of Tibetian Buddhism. The Nehru Botanical Gardens is very close to this place. The place with the silver, snow- capped mountains during winter and fields of greenery and glowing crops are what you get to see here. The main activities are trekking and river rafting apart from sight seeing here.
This monastery is located at distance of 23 kms from Gangtok. This monastery has Nalanda institue where monks studied Buddhism. Great Place. Must see
Rahul Goley

3 Followers, 18 Reviews


With an early morning start, we head to the pilgrimage town of Rumtek - known for one of the most important monastic seats of Buddhism in the state, built in the 16th century. The cycling route trails 20 km downhill and then an uphill climb till the monastery. Being the first day, you can ease up to the backup shuttle whenever you like. Though we doubt that, as the serene surroundings will keep you mesmerized. We will ride past dense forests, fields of white orchids and villages along our route. Our ride will come to a halt as we stop for a visit to the famous Golden Stupa, located inside the monastery. On this first day of your journey itself you will see an interesting coming together of religion and ethnicity like never before. By night, we will check into Hotel Teen Taley, and enjoy the local food! Distance cycled: 40 km
Art of Bicycle Trips

338 Followers, 40 Reviews


Best time to visit
July- November
Things to do
sight- seeing, photography, trekking, river rafting
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Samdruptse - Sikkim

Statue of Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim. The statue in Namchi is the tallest statue of the saint in the world at 36m.
Rahul Goley

3 Followers, 18 Reviews


Serene !!
Shivani

199 Followers, 17 Reviews


Buddha Park - Sikkim

"The Buddha Park of Ravangla, otherwise called Tathagata Tsal, is located close to Rabong (Ravangla) in South Sikkim area, Sikkim, India. It was developed somewhere around 2006 and 2013 and highlights a 130-foot high statue of the Buddha as its center of attraction.The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by the fourteenth Dalai Lama, and turned into a major stop by on the 'Himalayan Buddhist Circuit'. The statue of the Buddha marks the event of the 2550th conception commemoration of Gautama Buddha. The Buddhist circuit of this park was fabricated here under a State government venture, for boosting pilgrimage.The park region is perfectly finished making abundant walkway, gardens and space for guests to appreciate the quiet environment. The site summons excellent perspectives of the mountains and the profound climate of the area adds to the guest experience. The site likewise has extra base made for a museum meditation centre and for Buddhist gathering. "
My driver was telling "sir, you have Buddha park there. A one of its kind in India." I was not having much idea about it. I guessed, it must be like all other park with a Buddha statue. But the first sight of Buddha statue changed my initial mindset. A big idol of Buddha on the top of a mountain in the centre of the park. The whole park and its surrounding was lush green. A beautiful chant of Buddham Sharanam Gachami was playing in the background in a different Chineses tune. The situation was masterpiece. Chill breeze touching my skin while they pass. All these will make a man to go into his soul and identify himself. After spending a quality 1hr in park I stepped inside Lord Buddha's shrine. Stunned with the wall painting and the hierarchy of the God's city at center, I stood amazed. It took another an hour and half for me to study and appreciate the the paintings and their devotion. The whole wall painting was done by specialists from the Himalayan Kingdom- Nepal. Winding up my days trip I headed towards Pelling. The time was 1845 hrs. It was dark. I was recollecting the day's journey and how coincidental everything was. Missing my cab to Pelling, a driver offering this trip else I would have missed a lot in this beautiful state.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


This brand new park -- housing a 130-foot statue of Lord Buddha -- can be clubbed with the Ralang monastery on a day trip. It makes for a pleasant evening walk with plenty of murals of different Buddhas behind the statue. Though I have never seen the statue lit up, I hear it looks spectacular by night.
Baichung Bhutia

907 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight seeing, Museum
Open Hours
Monday - Friday: 5.00 AM - 8.00 PM
Budget
N/A

MG Marg - Sikkim

"M. G. Marg otherwise called Mahatma Gandhi Road or MG Road is a street which is viewed as the town focal point of Gangtok. The street and the territory around it has changed throughout the years. It is currently more like a long extend of open shopping center or lane square where local people and visitors take recreation walk or simply sit and unwind on one of the numerous seats laid along the center and both sides of the street to absorb the vibe. The whole range is free of trash, smoke ,vehicle and any other mode of transportation. It's a ""Person on foot"" zone and vehicles are not permitted on this 1 kilometer stretch of the street. In line with government's green activity, all structures on both sides of this street are painted with green colour. The Statue of Unity overlooks MG Marg. The statue includes the figures of Bhutia Chieftain Khye Bumsa, the Lepcha pioneer Thetong Tek and his wife Ngo-Kong-ngol. Shops in MG Marg are open from 8am to 7pm. "
The place would basically incubate you during your weekend. Infested with hotels and restaurants, MG marg would take good care of you and your stomach after everyday's adventure.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


I started my exploration with M.G Road Gangtok. It was similar to all Mall Road in every hill station. But the uniqueness of this place is about its cleanliness,100% litter free zone and cool architecture. Locals say "our Chief Minister has made M.G Road as beautiful as a street in Singapore". Having my dinner at 'Rasoi', I concluded my day's walk and headed back to my hotel.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to March
Things to do
The Statue of Unity
Open Hours
Open from 8am to 7pm.
Budget
N/A

Khecheopalri Lake - Sikkim

Khecheoplari Tsho is a huge lake found 27 kms from Pelling and is a very common visitor touring point. The lake is thought to be one of the sacred pools of Sikkim. The lake stays covered up in the rich forest spread. It is said that birds don't allow even a solitary leaf to glide on the Khecheoplari lake surface. There is a motorable street from Pelling straight up to the lake area. The spot is well known among trekkers. There is also a mobile trail from Pelling to Khecheoplari (5 hours). It is also possible to trek to Yuksom from Khecheoplari which takes 4 hours. For those keen on spending a night or two in this spot, there are a couple of basic inns in the town close-by. There is also a traveler's hut intended to give housing to the general population who go on pilgrimage trips to visit Khecheoplari. The tour begins at Pelling and proceeds through Darap Village and Rimbi falls before coming to Khecheoplari.
This lake is very peaceful place. It is in foot shape. Many stories are said for this great place.
Rahul Goley

3 Followers, 18 Reviews


Wanderland allert! You will check into your small room adorned with only a few words carved by tourists who stayed there and as you step outdoors you will be looking at exquisite outdoor tents with morning tea and kids basking in the early morning sun. Monks walking through the village would tour you around the lake, monastery and the ruins of stupas.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
Month of February and March
Things to do
Sight seeing, Trekking, Camping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Banjhakri Fall - Sikkim

Banjhakri falls is a remarkable touristy spot in Sikkim. There is very popular story behind this spot and its name. The word "Banjhakri" means woodland shaman, now if we separate it further "Boycott" implies primitive and "Jhakri" implies shaman. Shaman is a priest among specific people of northern Asia, viewed as one with recuperating and supernatural forces who can impact the spirits and achieve good and evil. Furthermore, it is these Shamanistic practices that are delineated by means of the dolls in this amusement park. Some of these portray customs, some recuperating ceremonies and others the start process in the life of a shaman. All these are entirely fascinating as is the waterfall that thunders down from a height of say 70 feet. Few facilities have been built for the visitors to go closer to the waterfall and take a shower.This a ideal place for kids to enjoy and is also best for family hangouts.
Our second day was to set out to visit indo China border, nathula along with tsongo lake and baba mandir. Its a long ride with twist and turns that will lead us finally to the destination. but all the same its a beautiful travel experience where you will never get anything but scenic views on anywhere in 360 degree angle. I must say I have never enjoyed the view in any road trip like I did today . The mysterious mountains of Sikkim and beautiful waterfalls let us into another world . All the storries that I heard about Sikkim came into my mind. I pictured zillions gods traveling through these mountains and across the in numerous waterfalls. Amazing experience . You need to walk your way to baba mandir.
Shiyona

79 Followers, 3 Reviews


We rounded up day 4, and our trip to Sikkim with a visit to Banjhakri Falls near Gangtok. These falls and beautiful and serene, with places to sit and eat near the falls and wind down after a day of sightseeing. (Though I would recommend you get your own food.)
Radhika Murthy

212 Followers, 16 Reviews


Best time to visit
Months of October and February
Things to do
Sight seeing, Photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir - Sikkim

Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir otherwise called Baba Mandir, located in the middle of Nathula and Jelepla at an elevation of 13,123 ft and around 52kms from Gangtok, it is a recognized touring spot of Sikkim. This mandir is devoted to Harbhajan Singh, who was a trooper of the Indian Army. Two sanctuaries have been manufactured to show adoration to Baba Harbhajan Singh. The old one has been assembled at the dugout's site, where Baba Harbhajan was posted amid his residency in the Indian Army. For the travelers' convenience, the samadhi of Baba Harbhajan Singh has been reconstructed at the intersection of Kupup Gnathang street and the trail leading to Menmecho Lake, on November 11, 1982. This place of worship is famously perceived by touristers all over the country as New Baba Mandir. A round excursion from Gangtok including Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir takes about Rs 3,500 by a large reserved vehicle like Sumo or Qualis.
Baba Harbhajan Singh was an Indian Army soldier who died near the Nathu la pass. It is believed that his spirit protects the soldiers in the inhospitable Himalayas and hence a shrine has been erected in his honor. The location is beautiful with snow capped mountains all round and people thronging in huge number to pay respects. It is just a few kilometers off the road on way to Nathu la.
Gargi Vishnoi

777 Followers, 84 Reviews


Major "Baba" Harbhajan Singh was an Indian army soldier who died near the Nathula Pass. He is revered by soldiers of the Indian army as the "Hero of Nathula" and the army men have also built a temple in his honour.
Raya Banerjee

183 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Baba Mandir - Sikkim

Apart from the temple (that is more of a spiritual - memorial place), the vast terrains and the enthralling beauty of the Himalayas, the souvenir house is a go go! One can find Chinese, Bhutiya and Tibetan souvenirs, a rare find with reasonable prices!
Aishwarya Swarup

20 Followers, 8 Reviews


I find local folklore the most interesting in any place. So, here is a local legend. Baba Harbajan Singh is a hero not only for the locals here, but also the army. He was a soldier who dies during the Indo-China war. There are various stories leading his sainthood and subsequent worship by the people and the building of this temple. One states that he appeared in a fellow soldier's dream and instructed him to build a shrine. Other states on how his spirit would give the soldiers warning prior to the attack during the war. In general, he is believed to be protecting the soldiers stationed there and is revered as a saint.
Fatema Diwan

1k+ Followers, 91 Reviews


Tsomgo Lake - Sikkim

Tsongmo Lake is situated 38 km from Gangtok and at an elevation of 12,400 ft, the ethereally excellent Tsomgo lake is an absolute necessity on each visitors agenda. A twisting street through rough mountain landscape and sharp cliffs takes you to Tsomgo, which implies source of the water in Bhutia dialect. It is heared that in past times, Buddhist ministers would study over the water's shade of the lake to figure the future. The lake is likewise of extraordinary importance for the Jhakris of Sikkim who assemble here every year on Guru Purnima. For the visitor, a visit to the lake offers a glorious excursion. Rides on colourfully designed yaks and donkeys are offered at the lake site, which additionally has a variety of food stalls serving snacks and drinks. Snowboots and gumboots can be rented here. Tsomgo lake is open for both Indian and outside nationals, however international guests must be in a gathering of two or more and need to apply for a guests license through an authorised travel organization.
Asthetically astounding, the Tsomgo lake is necklaced by a kraal that is lined by the Bhutanese flags, the roadside driveway stationed with beautifully dressed yaks. You can walk through the bridge instrumented with the prayer wheels and bells, to the mountain side of the lake, that welcomes snow to settle. The terrain is majestic, instilling the power of the greater forces.
Aishwarya Swarup

20 Followers, 8 Reviews


On the way to Nathula is Tsomgo lake or Changu lake (in local language), a high altitude lake with it's crystal clear water, reflecting the human and the divine. A serene place and a photographer's paradise, Tsomgo offers so much to do.
Gaurav Sharma

227 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March
Things to do
Rides on colourfully designed yaks and donkeys
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sachen - Sikkim

Sachen is the spot that is not explored to the world. Discussing improvement, the city is not having numerous assets. It is the slope station having constrained convenience and facilities. Sachen is found near another slope station of Sikkim known as Goechala La Pass. Goechala is well known for trekking and experience significant others are coming to the town at incessant interims. On the off chance that you plan to reach Sachen, then you are finding the opportunity to visit Goechala also. Next close traveler spot is Yuksom that is one all the more trekking spot. Discussing Yuksom it is the chronicled town of West Sikkim set up in 1642 ADs. There are numerous base camps in Yuksom, however you need to enroll for this camp ahead of time. The seats are constrained, and individuals from diverse roots are continually attempting to reach Yuksom. One will consider themselves lucky after visiting this place.
Shwetha Krish

163 Followers, 11 Reviews


Sachen is located at about 7200 meters height above the sea level. You can see the log huts spanning all along the way. These are situated a little below the trail track. If the trekkers are more in your group, then you can always opt for the bigger huts situated along the trail. Along the night, you can hear the gushing waters of Perk waterfall. This calm bit of nature's music puts you to sleep.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
April and May
Things to do
Photography, Sightseeing, Camping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Tshoka - Sikkim

Tshoka is a little settlement in the Kanchenjunga National Park in West Sikkim. Few houses are situated on an edge with of valley dropping down from 3 sides. Basically its an overnight stop for trekkers going up to Kanchenjunga base. The mountain slants are secured with thick impervious woods and exploring off the way is of a great degree troublesome because of the thick vegetation, steep inclines and plentiful of leeches. This spot is one of the bio-diversity problem areas in the world, home to a few fascinating east-Himalayan birds. Trek from Tshoka to Dzongri is still a precarious ascension taking approx 5hrs. This leads us through thick backwoods of rhododendrons. There are more than 400 flowering species in Sikkim. A spot called Deorali Dara gives a radiant perspective of the mountains. The overnight will be either in camps of the Tshoka Village Home Stay which has basic infrastructure to accommodate visitors and make them more or less comfortable.
Shwetha Krish

163 Followers, 11 Reviews


Tsokha was well ahead of my imagination. It was like a mini village more than a camping area. Tsokha has few good restaurants and home stays. It has a lake and a monastery.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
April and May
Things to do
Train Ride, Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Lamuney Camp Site - Sikkim

A part of the Goecha La Trek, Lamuney is a place where you can set up a camp and take a break during your trek. The place is surrounded with the mighty Himalayas and the silver snow along with the brown mountains make a perfect colour combination. The scenic beauty of this place is a sight to behold absolutely and it is now a popular tourist attraction. Though it is only for the ones who take the trouble of trekking so high.
Shwetha Krish

163 Followers, 11 Reviews


It will not be difficult to traverse from Thansing to Lamuney. You have to travel along the meadows which will head towards Goechala. The path can become more adventurous as at each steep mountain and ridge will be coming closer to you. The path will be a bit rocky as you try to trek more forward. Travelling I the same direction with some climbing will lead you to the camp. The trail, which gains more altitude, leads to Samiti Lake. Now camping in the lake is no allowed so you will have to stay down. If you want, you can trek and view the lake and return to the base.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
camping, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Samiti Lake - Sikkim

As you climb towards Gochala Pass you can appreciate the shade of straightforward torquise of Lake Samiti-A frosty lake in the Onglathang valley. The consecrated Samiti Lake situated at an elevation of 4250 m trail is the perfect spot for outdoors and you can lose yourself in the sentimental isolation of this lake as it reflects snow topped mountains. From this small sized lake, the Teesta River takes birth as a stream scarcely a foot wide. The water in the lake plays with ice before getting solidified in winter. The impression of the mountains on the lake triples the excellence. Everything looks so ancient that you very nearly hope to see a Dinosaur pass by. A herd of birds, the cranes swims on the serene ice water of Samiti Lake. These flying creatures are migrators from Russia, China and different parts of India. If you love to trek then this is a place you must visit.
Shwetha Krish

163 Followers, 11 Reviews


As you climb towards Gochala Pass and pause to take a deep breadth, you can enjoy the colour of transparent torquise of Lake Samiti- A glacial lake in the Onglathang valley.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
Summer
Things to do
Birds Watching, Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Goecha La (View Point 1) - Sikkim

Goecha La is a high mountain pass situated in Sikkim, India in the Himalayan range. The southeast face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's third most astounding mountain, is clearly visible from the pass, which is additionally a base camp for those seeking to scale the mountain. Goecha La trek is an popular trek which will add cherishable recollections. The trek begins from Yuksom and through Sachen pass, it joins the traditional Dzongri-Goechala trail. The Ridge is truly stunning and brimming with energizing movement though the Goecha La pass, which is the definitive destination for the brilliant sight of Mountain Kabru and Kanchenjunga. You will trail drop steep woods to the bridge on the Dzongri-Goechala track subsequent to strolling an hour from that point you will reach to Tshoka. This is a pleasant spot for individuals who don't incline towards travelling by crowded buses in the busy streets of Darjeeling.
Shwetha Krish

163 Followers, 11 Reviews


Goecha La (el. 4940 mt or 16,207 ft) is a high mountain pass in Sikkim, India in the Himalaya range. The southeast face of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the world's third highest mountain, is viewable from the pass, which is also a base camp for those aspiring to scale the mountain. From here, you can see the head-spinning Goecha La (4940m) for those incredible views of Khangchendzonga. A further viewpoint, another hour’s walk ahead, offers even closer views.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
January, February, March, Octoer, November
Things to do
Sightseeing, Photography, Trekking
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Rimbik - Sikkim

Rimbik is a residential community in the Singalila National Park range of Darjeeling District of West Bengal. The residential area is a vacationer center point for trekkers making a trip to the Singalila National Park territory including Sandakphu. Rimbik is located on a slope above stream Rammam, spilling out of Sikkim to Bengal. The residential community is the last significant hamlet in the West Bengal side and is near Nepal and Sikkim boarders. Rimbik town itself does not have an excess of vacation spots to offer. There are two trek courses which associate Rimbik with Sandakphu. One is an immediate timberland trail originating from Bikebhanjan to Rimbik. The other trek course comes to Rimbik by means of Gurdung and Srikhola. The second trek course although being longer, is favored by most trekkers. From Rimbik an uneven street takes you to Srikhola (around 7 kms) from where you can begin your trek.
Rimbik was our last destination of the trek. There last leg saw miles of green carpeted meadows, with some waterfalls, sleepy hamlets and some smiling faces. You often get to talk to the locals who are extremely friendly. Once we reached and got some good rest we took local taxi and went back to Darjeeling ( 2 hours).
smita

217 Followers, 37 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to March
Things to do
Trekking
Open Hours
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Budget
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Jorethang - Sikkim

Jorethang is a noteworthy town in South Sikkim area in the Indian state of Sikkim. The town is perched at a height of around 300 meters (980 ft) above the sea level and has a mild climate. In January, every year, the greatest and most anticipated date in Jorethang's date-book is the Jorethang Maghe Mela. It is a noteworthy occasion, pulling in swarms of local people and visitors. It is said that the mela orignated from the "Agricultural Mela" that was held in Jorethang in 1955 for the first time. Several temporary shops offering and showing different items are set up for the huge number of individuals who visit the mela. It is an awesome blend of neighborhood social event and also current entertainment. Jorethang lies on the way to Pelling and is very well interconnected by private cars, buses and jeeps. Waterway rafting, trekking and touring excursions to local destinations are some attractions which are available here.
Jorethang is a major town in the south district, 20km from Namchi. As a result of my interaction with the locals, I got to know about the Jorethang Maghe Mela, a major event, attracting hordes of locals and tourists. Gracious people, untouched scenery and an experience of a lifetime. I stayed at the Jalapa Riverside Resort Baigunay, Jorethang.
Richa Upreti Karan

232 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
January during Jorethang Maghe Mela
Things to do
Waterway rafting, trekking and touring excursions
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Budget
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Singtam - Sikkim

Singtam is the next small town you will cross after Rangpo, a quaint town based on the banks of River Teesta. In the stretch between Rangpo and Singtam there are many beautiful natural waterfalls and streams that make a breathtaking view.
Bidisha

365 Followers, 62 Reviews


Okhrey - Sikkim

This village is about 130kms from Siliguri, it is a popular base camp for the Varsey Rhododendron trek, a small beautiful town from where one can get to see the spectacular view of Mt. Kanchenjungha range.
Away from the milling crowd, this small village of West Sikkim provides a great atmosphere to spend some days in tranquility with its balmy weather and great sunset views.
Ava Mishra

358 Followers, 21 Reviews


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Baichung Stadium - Sikkim

Baichung Stadium is a very famous football stadium in Namchi. The stadium was framed in honor of Baichung Bhutia, India's most famous contemporary footballer. He is an Indian footballer of Sikkimese-Bhutia descent who plays as a striker. Bhutia is thought to be the torchbearer of Indian football in the global coliseum. Bhutia is usually nicknamed as the Sikkimese Sniper on account of his shooting abilities in football. The state intends to effectively advance the game made prominent after Bhutia turned into being the first Indian to play in an European League and guide the national team as a captain. This spot is under development and soon it will turn into a center of game exercises in Sikkim. This stadium is situated at a decent tallness above ocean level and it sees that the administration is empowering football. The Baichung Stadium is the best place to visit for the people who love football or any sort of sports.
Not much to do here, but worth a look for the Ex- Indian Football Captain
Heena Shah

238 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sports
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Yangsum Farm - Sikkim

Yangsum Farm is the Heritage farmhouse and was constructed in 1833 and rebuilt in 1966. It is controlled by Thendup Tashi, Dorjee Laden, and Pema Chiki, of the Tsechu Tharpa crew. They deal with the 44 section of land mountain range which comprises of open mixed forest of magnolia, pine, alder, schima, chestnut, rhododendrons, cherry and others. They also harvest cardamom, apricots, avocados, oranges, pears, apricots, and mangoes, maize, paddy, millet, potatoes, ginger, turmeric, and sweet potatoes. Notwithstanding these, occasional vegetables like for example, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes and peas are also harvested. The ranch is completely organic. Accommodation comprises of four open and very much outfitted double bedrooms, two with semi-connected bathrooms and two with modern bathrooms. All have western style toilets and showers. The house has power, and hot and cool running water.The double deluxe room costs around Rs 5000 whereas the suite costs around Rs 5500 which is a decent price against the luxury offered.
At Yangsum Farm, which is a local families homestay with four rooms and have renovated it sympathetically. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, wooden floors and can be configured to be either a double or a twin. For larger groups, one can use one of the other four en-suite rooms available at Yangsum . There is also a dining room/living room which we share with the rest of the homestay. Located in West Sikkim, 2 kms from the small bazaar village of Rinchenpong, at an altitude of 1500 metres Yangsum , a 44 acre heritage farm.Built in 1833 and refurbished in 1966 , into a fabulous home-stay, now grows from cardamom and ginger to avocados , to oranges, peaches , apricots , mangoes and tea. With accommodation, four spacious, well furnished , simple double bedrooms, two with semi-attached bathrooms and two with en-suite bathrooms with modern fittings and running hot and cold water. There is also a communal sitting room and a courtyard where guests can sit and enjoy the sun and nature. The food served is all organic, tasty and given personal touch by the owners. The guests, besides the Indian get a chance to go for Sikkimese food like nettles, ferns and bamboo. With activities, guests are suggested to go for trek, where the owners, show some great paths to walk on, or to go for white water rafting, monastery tour or learn the Sikkim cooking where guests get an excellent opportunity to be taught traditional recipes and cooking methods of Sikkim on a wood burning hearth. Yangsum Heritage Farm, a beautiful home-stay in peace and beauty. A real escape from the noise and rush of city life in midst of the beautiful scenery of Rinchenpong !
Ankit Sood

175 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight seeing, Adventure trips
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Budget
DOUBLE DELUXE ROOM: Rs. 5,000/- SUIT ROOM: Rs. 5,500/-

Gurudongmar - Sikkim

This lake is at a height of around 18000 ft above sea level and is also considered a holy lake by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. The scenic beauty feels like wonderland and the lake is milky in colour. Legends say that this lake used to be completely frozen most of the time of the year and so drinking water could not be taken from here. The local people once went and requested Saint Padmanava for some solution and he is said to have solved their problem. On his way back, Padmanabha touched a portion of the lake and sibce then the same portion does not freeze at any time of the year.
Next day morning, we quickly got ready as early as 5 o’clock, covered ourselves in multiple layers, put up all the clothes we had and set out for the lake. As the lake is situated on 18000 ft. altitude, it’s better to ride/drive slow and get acclimatized to avoid nausea, headache etc. After few kilometers from Lachen , there is a place which offers tasty maggi and tea. Here we also rented gum boots as our boots were wet. Though it was windy and cold but strong sun made the ride easier for us. After few more kilometers of riding, we reached the army check post where they again checked our permits. The ride after the check post can be confusing because we lost our way and reached at another Army post. This post was actually a no civilian zone and China border was just few meters from there. The army people were friendly and allowed us to click few pictures and we started back for Gurudongmar lake. And there we were at ‘Gurudongmar lake’. I was dumbstruck with the beauty of that place. The strong wind, snow covered mountains were on one side and deserted mountains on the other and in the middle reflecting beautiful sun rays was the blue clear water lake. It’s a must see if you are travelling to North Sikkim. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurudongmar_Lake While coming back, the wind was much stronger so we had to hurry up.
Jyoti sharma

366 Followers, 58 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
sight- seeing, photography
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Aritar Lake - Sikkim

Aritar Lake also called Ghati-Tso is a recently created visitor destination, where, for the first time in the state, the boating service has been introduced. The traditional towns and religious communities, for example, Lingsay, Inn Chittiz situated close to the old silk course to Tibet are nearby attractions. Aritar lake is very well connected with the state capital, Gangtok, by street. The destination can be reached to by taxis and leased autos from Gangtok, which is arranged at a separation of 63 km. It takes around four hours to drive from Gangtok to Aritar Lake, which lies on the principle course connecting Pakyong or Rangpo. The nearest airplane terminal and Railway Station is arranged in Siliguri which is situated at around 123 km from Aritar Lake. Aritar Lake can be visited all round the year, aside from the pouring season, which is not suitable for outside activities. One must pay a visit to this lake during the month of September.
Must Do in Aritar: Watch the sun rise over the Kangchendzonga.Do a trek short or long in and around.Try some momo and traditional local dishes. Aritar Lake Travel Tip: If you love hiking ,then a trek to Phushery Lake,Pangolakha and Rachela, the historic tri junction border of Sikkim, West Bengal and Bhutan,is quite thrilling experience.You may have chance to see red panda,peasant,rare species of butterflies,wild orchids and other exotic flora and fauna. How To Reach Aritar: Bagdogra is the nearest airport and New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station. From Siliguri it is almost 5-6 hours drive by hired cab or can be reached by four hours drive from Gangtok via Rangpo. Where to Stay In Aritar: If you need star category hotel,then this place is not for you.Couple of budget hotel is there .But I have seen some good home stay \farm house near the view point. Season to Visit: Avoid rainy season June to August,as these area is prone to landslide.Autumn and winter is best for Kangchendzonga View.
Sangita Mukherjee

136 Followers, 3 Reviews


Best time to visit
March to June and September to January
Things to do
Sight seeing
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Aritar - Sikkim

Aritar is a recently created visitor destination, where, for the first time in the state, the boating service has been introduced. The traditional towns and religious communities, for example, Lingsay, Inn Chittiz situated close to the old silk course to Tibet are nearby attractions. Aritar lake is very well connected with the state capital, Gangtok, by street. The destination can be reached to by taxis and leased autos from Gangtok, which is arranged at a separation of 63 km. It takes around four hours to drive from Gangtok to Aritar Lake, which lies on the principle course connecting Pakyong or Rangpo. The nearest airplane terminal and Railway Station is arranged in Siliguri which is situated at around 123 km from Aritar Lake. Aritar Lake can be visited all round the year, aside from the pouring season, which is not suitable for outside activities. One must pay a visit to this lake during the month of September.
Nice homestay. Good comfort, nice behaviour and great food.
Anirban Roy

70 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
March to June and September to January
Things to do
Sight seeing
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
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Guras Kunj - Sikkim

Guras Kunj is well known place to stay in Sikkim.
Barsey is a beautiful place in West Sikkim mainly famous for it's Rhododendron Sanctuary. The place turns in to a riot of colors in the months of March April when the Rhododendrons are in full bloom. This place also provides great views of the Kanchenjunga range and is a nature lover's paradise.
Ava Mishra

358 Followers, 21 Reviews


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Tinkitam - Sikkim

Tinkitam is a residential community in South Sikkim, India. The town is situated 45 minutes from the district headquaters Namchi. The town is being advanced as a visitor destination. Tinkitam is the birthplace of the acclaimed Indian footballer named Baichung Bhutia. Many individuals from his family still keep on living in the town. The economy of this town fundamentally concerns its cardamom ranches. Local people are basically of Bhutia and Nepali heritage. Nepali is the prevalent dialect. The town has a calm climate. The neighborhood contains special types of orchids and Paphiopedilum Faireanum and different orchids of the Cypripedioideae class, also known as "Woman's slipper". Tinkitam offers a perspective of a lethargic volcano of gushing lava that one can run over on the trek from Dentham to Tendong National Park. Most orchids close to this town are terrestrial, blossoming in October and November. The Temi Tea Gardens is very close to this place which is also the main tea home of Sikkim.
A 45 minute drive from Namchi, Tinkitam is my birthplace and a village I love to call home. Though it is still developing as a tourism spot and you may not find any of the luxuries you are looking for, it is a lovely spot to cut off from the world and just relax for a few days. It is the kind of solitude that I miss while I lead an urban life. Take lots of walks around the surrounding villages, acquaint yourself to the local Sikkimese people (who hardly speak anything other than our Nepali dialect) and take in the panoramic views without having to jostle for the perfect photo ops with other cameras. In addition, look out for the rare species of orchid Paphiopedilum Faireanum or Lady’s Slipper which has its natural habitat here.
Baichung Bhutia

907 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to December
Things to do
View of Volcano, Trekking, Hiking
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Budget
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Temi - Sikkim

The Temi Tea Garden set up in 1969 by the Government of Sikkim spreads over an area of 440 acres. The greenery enclosure lies in the middle of Damthang and Temi Bazaar along the road to Singtam.The tea delivered here is appreciated worldwide, commanding high prices in world auctions. The government possessed Tea estate today creates around 1 lakh kg of tea every year. Temi tea is planted along steep slopes running from 1200-1800m. The production line is arranged at 1500m and the street upto it, is lined with cherry bloom trees. Driving in November when these trees are in blossom is similar to traveling through a pink fog past, which one can see the sparkling snows of Khangchendzonga.The drive upto Temi takes you through mountain sides rich with greeneries. As of late the Institute of Marketology (IMO) of Switzerland has certified this tea garden as organic and thus the quality and interest of this guaranteed item has increased rapidly.
Beautiful, Spectacular, Mind blowing!!
Shivani

199 Followers, 17 Reviews


Best time to visit
November
Things to do
Sight Seeing, Tea estate, Tea
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
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Dilmaya Resort - Sikkim

Dilmaya Resort is well known resort in Sikkim.
Amazing behaviour from Gopal Pradhan. Home like comfort and extremely good food.
Anirban Roy

70 Followers, 11 Reviews


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Zuluk - Sikkim

Known for once being a transit point on the famous silk route to Lhasa, Zuluk is a small village located on a hilltop in East Sikkim, and also serves as a military base for the Indian Army. Slowly emerging as an offbeat destination, Zuluk is ideally located on the Silk Route such that Padamchen, Lungthung, Nathang, and Kupup lake can be covered in day trips. Known for offering breathtaking views of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga, Thambi Point is a must visit. Being a restricted area, one needs to apply for a special permit to enter Zuluk. The permit can be obtained from Gangtok or Rangli. Zuluk can be reached by road from Gangtok, Bagdogra, Kalimpong, Pelling, and Darjeeling. One can make arrangements to stay at one of the many homestays in the village.
Bone-chilling cold, but a traveler's paradise.
Paushali Majumder

30 Followers, 5 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,August,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Historical Places,Nature,Offbeat,Rivers & Lakes
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The Dhungay Estate & Home Stay - Sikkim

Dhungay Estate and Home stay is situated at the foot of Rhododendron Sanctuary at a disclosure of 1500m. This huge estate is only five minutes tough stroll from the main jeep road. The house is encompassed by terraced ranches, profound valleys, so typical of West Sikkim. The house has five people living in it. Ran Bdr is the family's Head a Retried Spice (cardamom) merchant, who now meets expectations in the ranch. His wife Deo Maya is a house wife, Ganesh is a farmer, who helps the family doing family unit tasks. Padma Chhetri instructs in adjacent schools, and at night helps family to run the homestay. The family is warm and invites you into their home as well as their group. In any case, this is not at all noisy or oblivious of one's space. There are particular dinner times in the old style family kitchen and the food served is delicious.
My evenings at the Dhungay homestay sitting by the fire in the traditional kitchen of Ganesh and his family was a highlight of my visit to Sikkim. I really enjoyed their amazing food along with the magnifiecient view of their rooms. The Hee Bermoik is an amazing village in West Sikkim on the way to the beautiful destination of Utteray which forms the border between India and Nepal. Giving you magnificent views of the world third highest mountain, Mt kanchendzonga the homestay of Dhungay is a real insight into the Chettri culture of Sikkim. Visting famous monasteries like Pemayangste amd the old forst in Pelling , monastery of Rinchenpong all are within a days reach from Hee Bermoik. Adventure lovers will love to drive to Utteray to go angling for the trout or may just buy a piece from the Fish farm. There are plenty of day treks and multi day treks in the vicinity especially in the Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary ! Activities during your stay here would include life style exploration in the village, community village walks, Jungle walks, visit to houses of different ethnic groups, walks and hikes to caves, lakes and waterfalls, Walk to limboo temple, visiting to limboo study center and lake at Hee, traditional festival when they do occur in the village, local market day, Short trip to limboo study center, boat lake at Hee, Rinchenpong Buddhist Monastry, day trip out, pemayntase, Rabdtanseruins, Sangcholing Monastry to Pelling etc Other activity may include observing village life and seeing how villagers perform their everyday chores - milking cows, churning butter, weeding and harvesting cardamom, and many other activities. For generation the family gas been cultivating, the land around the house, the soil is fertile and there is abundant growth of buckwheat, ginger, maize, potato, cardamom, millet fruit like banana, orange, guana, plum, vegetable used in the house are also grown organically includes like tomato, peas, pumpkin beans, radish, carrot, squash, chilly, cucumbers etc. The house was built in 1970, and renovated in 2004. it is made of stone, bamboo, wood. It has wooden floors and ceiling. The rooms have attached western style toilets with hot and cold bath furnished lounge and mini bar. The house is surrounded by terraced farms, deep valleys, so typical of west Sikkim can be seen all around and picture view of the Mount Khangchendzonga range from the house. • Village walk • Nature walk • One Day treks • One Night Camps • Bird-watching • Learning Sikkim’s cuisines • Sightseeing tours • Butterfly Tours • Monastery Visit Tips: Ganesh Chettri is very good at explaining the village lifestyle. DO plan a trip with him and also in his farm to experience the village lifestyle first hand The homestay is at a 200 meter distance from the road so be prepared for some steep but scenic climb from the road. Sikkim is very wet, so carrying raingear is essential or even a flodable umbrella.
Ankit Sood

175 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
October and November.
Things to do
Awesome food, Sight Seeing
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Singshore Bridge - Sikkim

The grand Singshore Bridge is touted as the highest bridge in Sikkim and the second highest gorge bridge in Asia. An architectural brilliance with a length of 198 m, the bridge is built in between two hills. An extremely popular tourist spot, the bridge is about 5 km away from Pelling.
Haritha Priya

0 Followers, 11 Reviews


Thambi View Point - Sikkim

Nature's boon!
Paushali Majumder

30 Followers, 5 Reviews


Bon Farm House - Sikkim

Situated in the midst of the fine forest in Kewzing, South Sikkim,the Bon Farm House has a phenomenal climate. The hospitality and comfort offered was exceptionally customary yet homely. The food served is freshly prepared and gives amazing taste and smell. The farmhouse has rich domesticated animals stock for giving fresh milk and eggs for a nutritious meal. The Farmhouse has a region of four acres of land of cultivated fields, tea greenhouses and six acres of land of lavish green cardamom backwoods.Encompassing the Farmhouse making your stay unwinding and mesmerizing in the midst of the natural town climate promising a decent breakaway from the bustle and clamor of daily life. The Farmhouse stay is not quite the same as a common inn or a resort basically because you can enjoy the luxury of a homely atmosphere. The best part being all suppers arranged from freshly grown natural vegetables from the close-by fields.
Kewzing is a beautiful Bhutia village with a small population next to the Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary in South Sikkim. Kewzing’s location is blessed by Buddhist monasteries on all the four sides with Tashiding monastery in the south-west, Mangbru and Pemayengtshen Monastery in West, Ralong and Ravangla monastery in southeast, Doling Monastery in east and Bon Monastery towards the North. The farm house is famous all over the world for its resident birds and a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Its truly for those who want to experience nature closely and not be disturbed by the regular noises of the city. The farmhouse has rich livestock inventory for providing fresh milk and eggs for a healthy and nutritious meal. The Farmhouse has an area of four acres of cultivated fields, tea gardens and six acres of lush green cardamom forest surrounding the Farmhouse making your stay relaxing and peaceful amidst the natural village atmosphere promising a nice breakaway from the din and bustle of daily life. The hosts provide a homely atmosphere having an informal but careing attitude towards the guests .The owner of the farmhouse, Chewang Bongpo , is an avid birdwatcher and leads birding trips all over the eastern Himalayas. Activities: • Village walk • Nature walk • One Day treks • One Night Camps • Bird-watching • Learning Sikkimese cuisines • Sightseeing tours • Excursion to Trout Valley (Ranjit River) • Dotho( Sikkimese hot stone Herbal bath) • Visit to Maenam Wild Life Sanctuary • Butterfly Tours • Monastery Visit Tips: • Carry a binocular as the bon farm house is the perfect place to get initiated into bird watching. • Make sure you ask the owners about Leeches as you may encounter some during jungle walks. • Sikkim is very wet, so carrying rain gear is essential or even a foldable umbrella.
Ankit Sood

175 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Bird watching, Sight seeing
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Budget
Rs 2,850/-(per room) to Rs 5,250/- (per room)

Geyzing - Sikkim

Geyzing is the capital of West Sikkim in the Indian state of Sikkim. The town is joined with the capital Gangtok by a metalled street. Geyzing is likewise associated with the West Bengal towns of Darjeeling and Kalimpong by means of Jorethang. A couple of kilometers north is the town of Pelling. The town has a huge Nepali population, and the Nepali dialect is the dominating dialect of the area. The town is perched at a height of around 6,500 feet (1,900 m). The town appreciates a mild atmosphere for the year's majority and snow falls sometimes in the vicinity. Other attractions include Pemyangtse Monastery built in 1640, rumored to be Sikkim's most seasoned and Khecheopalri Lake which as legend has it not a leaf is permitted to fly at this area. The town is the base for trekking in the Himalayas and professional campaigns to Mount Kanchenjunga.
After exploring the south district, I started moving towards western Sikkim. Geyzing, 39 km from Jorethang, is the capital of the West Sikkim district. This quaint town is well-connected and has a some interesting places to visit. The Rabdentse Ruins offer a beautiful view. Glancing over the deep valley, from the top of the ruins, at the occult heights of the Kanchenjunga ranges is something to be loved and inscribed in memory. There are plenty of hotels here, so staying is not an issue. I stayed at the Ghonday Village Resort.
Richa Upreti Karan

232 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to December
Things to do
Pemyangtse Monastery
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SangaCholing Monastery - Sikkim

The Sanga Choeling Monastery, likewise spelt Sange Choeling Monastery set up in the seventeenth century by Lama Lhatsün Chempo, is one of the most established religious communities in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. Sanga Cheoling Monastery, constructed in 1697, is otherwise called the spot of mystery spells.The Monastery is situated on an edge top above Pelling at a separation of 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) from Pemayangtse Monastery and is accessed by walking the lofty uneven track of 4 kilometers (2.5 mi), which navigates through rich backwoods spread. It has clay statues built back in the seventeenth century. The monastery was influenced by flame a few times and was rebuilt. On the tenth day of each month as indicated by the Tibetan calender, lamas recount songs at this Monastery. Each morning and night prayers to God are very special here. The religious community is saved for men only. The Monastery's area gives exceptionally beautiful and encompassing views all around.
The next morning, we set out in search of the SangaCholing Monastery heading up the mountain. The ascent brought us past forests, green farmland and remote villages in the valleys below, and finally up through the mist to the tiny monastery perched up in the clouds. The view was dramatic amid the fluttering prayer flags and the monks, all dressed in sweatpants and T-shirts were friendly, making up for the undistinguished little temple. We were invited over and over again to join them in their Puja the following day, but that climb isn't something we wanted to repeat.
Nancy & Joseph Gill

543 Followers, 67 Reviews


Best time to visit
Morning
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Daftar Bunglow - Sikkim

Daftar Bungalow is well known place to stay in Sikkim.
Nice food. Good stay with fireplace experience
Anirban Roy

70 Followers, 11 Reviews


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Nathang Valley - Sikkim

A hamlet of joy - serene and splendid!
Paushali Majumder

30 Followers, 5 Reviews


Hotel Garuda - Sikkim

Hotel Garuda is just at the peak of Pelling providing some fascinating views of the mighty Kangchenjunga range.All of their rooms are comfortable but for nature lovers my one-stop suggestion would be room 'Nima' as from its private attached balcony the divine peak appears as if just a hand away.Hotel staff is very amiable and always active in their service.
Ankita Karmakar

15 Followers, 2 Reviews


Rabdentse Ruins - Sikkim

Around 3 kms from Pelling and couple of minutes walk further down from Pemayangtse Monastery are the Rabdentse ruins the second capital of Sikkim, established in the year 1670. The spot has stunning perspectives inundated with history all around. All around secured remains with clear signs of the rooms and other areas. These remnants are accessed by a short wooden walk which is extremely wonderful. The stroll from the sanctuary to the remnants will simply make your day. But these remnants have a story to tell. Its a half kilometer stroll from the main street perhaps a little more. In any case, once there, your effort is justified. Everywhere in this place you will see what remains. Not a large territory to cover so it's manageable by walking and on the off chance that you stroll up here from Pelling, you may have a decent half day trip. This spot is genuine amazement, regardless of the possibility that somebody is not excited to watch historical ruins, he can still visit for stunning perspectives.
After having my breakfast I started my days exploration. My first destination was Rabdentse ruins. It was at a distance of about 6-7 km from my hotel. I decided to trek to it. I packed my daypack with snacks, chocolates, water and raincoat. I managed to get a local map from there and continued to ruins following my map. After a 30 min trek I reached the entrance of the ruins. There was no ticket collection centre nor boards. The place was deserted and scary. The entrance was well inside a forest. After walking few steps I met few people working there. I enquired with them the road to ruins and they showed me a lonely path leads to ruins. They told its approx 1km from here. After trekking few 100 metres I was in doubt whether am following the right path. Because there was no humans around nor any clearings or footprints. It looked like the path was not used for months fully covered with dry leaves. Now I was all alone well inside a dense forest. I was not having even a knife. After a 30 min trek finally I reached the entrance. The view was splendid. I was alone in the whole ancient capital of Sikkim. I spend almost an hour and half there exploring each and every corner.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
Best to visit during the winters
Things to do
stroll from the sanctuary to the remnants
Open Hours
Opened throughout the year
Budget
N/A

Pelling Sikkim - Sikkim

Pelling is approximately 130 km far from Siliguri and 115 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, and is very well connected by transport and jeep services. The lovely little town of Pelling is popular for magnificient views of the snow-topped Kanchenjunga range, the third most elevated crest in the world.The Placid town pulls a large portion of the guests for its representative status in history, and nature of the state of Sikkim. Situated at a height of 6,800 ft, Pelling offers great perspective of the whole Kanchenjunga mountain reach including Koktang, Kumbhakaran , Rathong, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Siniolchu and many more. This is as close as you can get to the Kanchenjunga range without leaving the material solace of good lodgings. Because of its worthwhile area, numerous hotels and cabins have come up in and around Pelling taking into account shifted tastes and budgets. Also the climate in Pelling may change from bright and sunny to blurred and miserable in a matter of minutes.
Awesum place to stay....getting view of Kanchanjunga from your deck. Hill Station you will love to stay.
Mandira Donde

192 Followers, 8 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to March
Things to do
Koktang, Kumbhakaran (Jannu), Rathong, Kabru, Kabru Dome, Kanchenjunga, Pandim, Siniolchu
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Do Drul Chorten Monastery - Sikkim

Do Drul Chorten is the most noteworthy and maybe the greatest stupa in Sikkim. Situated close to Gangtok, Do Drul Chorten makes a noteworthy piece in the visitors list who are visiting East Sikkim.This gigantic stupa or landmark is situated at a short strolling distance from the Research Institute of Tibetology. In 1945, this sacred stupa was built under the reign of Late Truslshi Rimpoche, who was the head of Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. One can see youthful and old lamas examining and working in the complex of Do Drul Chorten. Explorers from everywhere throughout the state come to pay their tribute at this blessed stupa close to Gangtok in Sikkim. The Chorten Stupa is stamped by a brilliant golden dome at the top. This brilliant top can be seen from different spots in Gangtok. This chorten is viewed as a standout amongst the most significant chortens of Sikkim.
Nobody tells you much about this place, except that it is a Buddhist Stupa. And, there is an eerie message outside that says that the land it was built on was once haunted by evil spirits that would kill the people who came here. The stupa had to be built to free the land from these spirits. For something that claims to do such a dangerous task, the stupa looks quite a bright and pleasing place. It's open to the public only on specific days and is a great place to stop by.
Fatema Diwan

1k+ Followers, 91 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to March
Things to do
golden dome
Open Hours
All days of the week 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Hotel Yangthang Heritage - Sikkim

The Eastern beauty of India lies in Sikkim. From the strict airport checking at the military base airport in Bagdogra to the cleanliness of Gangtok. Sikkim enchantes a person the way chocolates do to children! It is HEAVEN on Earth and also known as the Switzerland of India. The temperatures may be as cool as the people of Sikkim(metaphoric and literally)! But at the end we all learn something new everyday and your visit to Sikkim will strengthen your bond with mother nature. So Pack Your Bags... (PS- you will also get ample amount of time for contemplation.)
Manmitha Deepthi

13 Followers, 2 Reviews


Mahatma Gandhi Marg - Sikkim

Mahatma Gandhi road is a shopping complex known of famous handicrafts shop,restaurants,hangouts etc.
Haritha Priya

0 Followers, 11 Reviews


Tripti's - Sikkim

There are many quintessential bakeries here in Gangtok which serve the best of the cakes,pastries,cupcakes, macaroons,cookies etc. The Baker's Cafe,The Glenary's, Tripti's etc. My personal favourite though, is Tripti's. I love cakes that are a perfect combination of moist, cold and correct blend of flavours and Tripti's is exactly where I get them. Do indulge in their coffee pastry and cream doughnut, which is a subtle doughnut layered in milk cream,not too sweet or overloaded in cream but just the perfect taste a doughnut should have. It Simply melts in your mouth.
Bidisha

365 Followers, 62 Reviews


M.G Marg - Sikkim

After a night of blissful sleep in the comfort of my own cozy bed, I headed out the next morning to take a walk down the memory lanes of Gangtok, the city that has been all these years. A lot seems changed but still feels familiar. There are some seriously talented budding graffiti artists here and they have done a splendid job in beautifying the city with their pieces of art. Towards the end of MG Marg many small eateries and restaurants have come up, and this specific Khan Chacha's catches my fancy and I see many people enjoying their meaty delights to the heart's content.The restaurant looks pretty attractive with Khan Chacha himself holding out a plate for you to try. However I walk past it, its the cakes that interest me the most in Gangtok.
Bidisha

365 Followers, 62 Reviews


Lal Market Road - Sikkim

After relishing on the yummy pastries, I took a walk down the stairs that lead to Lal Market from M.G. Marg, on both sides of this flight of stairs are numerous little shops selling souvenirs and other everyday utility goods . There's a huge shopping complex called Kanchengha Shopping Complex at the end of the stairs. This building gives you a sneak peek into the everyday lives of the people living in Gangtok.The well organized complex houses numerous small stalls and shops selling everything from organically grown vegetables, to churpi or hardened cheese made from Yak's milk, bamboo shoots, to fiery small red peppers that could give the peri peri peppers a run for their flavour and a lot more. The ground floor essentially is the vegetable market, the second and third floors sell almost everything such as clothes, winter wear, bags, shoes, puja offerings and affordable kitchen appliances mostly Chinese. You will also find a store by the name of SIMFED (Sikkim State Cooperative Supply and Marketing Federation Ltd.), these stores were put across Sikkim as a price control mechanism so as to safeguard the people of Sikkim from the inflation in consumables. SIMFED was established as an Apex Marketing society for the state of Sikkim with the main intention of undertaking wholesale supply of consumer goods to the Multi Purpose Cooperative Societies (MPCS) and Consumer Cooperative Societies (CCS) and to arrange for bulk marketing of the surplus Agricultural produce including the important cash crops of the state.
Bidisha

365 Followers, 62 Reviews


Baker's Cafe - Sikkim

Elegantly situated at MG Marg, the heart of Gangtok, this restro is an incredible spot to appreciate, loosen up and mollify your craving throbs with lip smacking recipes and reviving drinks. The menu has crisply prepared baked goods, smooth cakes, filling sandwiches and sweet-smelling espresso on its menu. Run by local people and expats, Bakers Cafe is absolutely a spot to investigate in the town.This spot is a sample of reasonable valuing with amazing nourishment quality. The staff is exceptionally respectful and are continually ready to present with a smile, also the soothing music played here will make you feel refreshed. Cozy warm air, awesome spot for a recess from all the strolling and visiting around. Cakes served here are heavenly and the coffee is outstanding. If you cherish breads or have a sweeth tooth, you will love this spot. One must pay a visit to this cafe and must try the coffee they serve.
Great food. International feel. Fresh bakery stuff and a variety of people from.worldwide
Tarannum Ara

187 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
On the winter season
Things to do
Cakes , coffee
Open Hours
All days of the week 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Budget
Rs 200 for two

Darjeeling Tourism - Sikkim

Darjeeling is a town and a region in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is situated in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalayas at a height of 6,700 ft. It is noted for its tea industry and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is the central station of Darjeeling district which has a partially independent status inside of the state of West Bengal. Extensive tea ranches were set up in the district, and tea producers created hybrids of black tea and made new fermentation methods. The resultant unmistakable Darjeeling tea is globally perceived and positions among the most mainstream of the black teas. Darjeeling has a few British-style state funded schools which are another attraction in Darjeeling as students from all over the country come to enroll in these British style schools. Darjeeling has a calm atmosphere with wet summers brought on by monsoon downpours.
The frozen road through the lower Himalayan region from the queen of hills Darjeeling to capital city of Sikkim. Darjeeling and Gangtok are situated at 97 km of distance or 2 hours road driver through,beautiful tea garden,great valleys and majestic mountains of Himalaya. A journey through the Darjeeling -Gangtok -Pelling -Tashiding is the life time experience for the adventures traveler.
Mayank Raj

237 Followers, 57 Reviews


Best time to visit
March To June
Things to do
Sight seeing, Tea estates
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Flower Show Centre - Sikkim

A delightful tropical nursery, the Flower Exhibition Center in Gangtok is a heaven for plant lovers. The area is a lovely extend of greenery and is a genuine treat to the eyes. This is likewise the venue of the acclaimed Sikkim Flower Show, normally held around March, when the orchids around the district are in full sprout. Individuals from around the country particularly go to Sikkim around this opportunity to go to this beautiful event. Inside the range is not vast but rather it has astonishing gathering of flowers of a wide range. If you have a thing for flowers, then this is the spot for you. Be that as it may, the best time is between March to June when the Orchids are in full bloom and put on display. Every single Flowering plant are marked with the goal that you know which is what. There is a little footbridge over a small artificial pool that you can stroll over. The spot is perfect for incredible photography amongst bright flowers and bushes.
its lay bare the wonderful varieties of mountain flowers on different kinds. a must watch!!
Raya Banerjee

183 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
March
Things to do
Knowing about flowers, Photography
Open Hours
9 am to 5 pm
Budget
N/A

Hotel Norbu Gang - Sikkim

We left for Gangtok after returning from Zero Point and having a sumptuous lunch at the Hotel at Lachung. It was almost 10 pm in the night when we reached our hotel at Gangtok. The next day i.e, 24th May, we had an elaborate American breakfast and set off local sightseeing in Gangtok. The first destination in the town was the Govt. of Sikkim's Handicraft & Handloom Museum, followed by the Flower Show at Congeal Palden Thondup Namgyal Memorial Park, the Ganeshtok -a view point just outskirts of Gangtok from where one can have a bird's eye view of the entire town and especially in case of couples, it is worthy of trying out photoshoot in traditional Sikkimese costume. We had our lunch at Ganeshtok and left for the next destination nearby Gangtok..
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Enchey Monastery - Sikkim

In close vicinity of Gangtok, stands the Enchey Monastery (3 km far from the town focus) on top of a hill. The site on which the monastery stands is accepted to be honored by the renowned tantric master Druptob Karpo. It is said that this loved master, who had flying ability, traveled to this site from Maenam Hill in south Sikkim and manufactured a little hermitage. Later, amid the rule of Sikyong Tulku in the mid nineteenth century, the monastery was built and given the shape of a Chinese Pagoda. The Monastery building is a little and basic two storied structure encircled by tall pine trees. The special highlights of monastery are the wall paintings portraying the protective god and wheel of law on the porch. The three Gods worshipped in this monastery are Buddha, Loki Sharia and Guru Padmasambhava. The yearly celebration of Enchey is praised on the eighteenth to nineteenth day of the twelfth month of the Tibetan timetable which is January.
Enchey Monastery is a two hundred year old monastery in the Nyingma tradition of Tibet Buddhism located just above the town. The either side of the compound wall to the monastery has prayer bells.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
January
Things to do
Photography, Ancient architecture
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

The royal oaks hotel - Sikkim

I started my journey from Delhi and reached Bagdogra Airport via Kolkata, by air. One can travel on rails, via New Jalpaiguri. From Bagdogra, we have exciting options to reach Gangtok - one may choose to hit the roads the conventional way, or take in the cool gush of air by flying in a helicopter (Rs. 2500 - 3000/- per head). Royal Oaks Hotel, is an OYO Premium, in Pelling, Gangtok, and has ultra luxurious rooms. The delights lie in the elegant sculptures of Buddha, amazing paintings that are capable of pulling you in deep thoughts of your own. Perks: Awesome food; rooftop restaurant; is at just the right distance from the main market of the city; friendliest staff!
Aishwarya Swarup

20 Followers, 8 Reviews


Kanchendzonga national park - Sikkim

At this place, Kanchenjunga hills looking very beautiful in sunny days.
Rahul Goley

3 Followers, 18 Reviews


Kupup - Sikkim

The ever enchanting spectacle sunk in deep snow.
Paushali Majumder

30 Followers, 5 Reviews


Sikkim Paragliding - Sikkim

Paragliding at Reshithang. Accompanied by my pilot, they called him Pilot Prateek, I went up the hill. Excited and reluctant, when I saw the high, steep hill, I lost my mind. The trainer told me to get equipped, run down the hill, and Jump! How could I jump? On the verge of giving up any moment, I thought, "..but I have to cross this thing off of my to-do list, hence, make the jump!" ** The moment I made the jump, the winds held me in their arms, higher, and higher. What came next, is beyond words! I was awestruck. It was Qualia. I started talking to my pilot. He is 24! and is paragliding since the past 8 years, this - not being his profession. Fear is momentary. What comes next (pause) is Euphoria.
Aishwarya Swarup

20 Followers, 8 Reviews


Hanuman Tok - Sikkim

Hanuman Tok is located more or less 5 km rising from the White Hall on a bifurcating street of the Gangtok–Nathula highway. It is 11 km far from Gangtok town. The height of this tall structure is about 7,200 ft. The Hanuman Tok in Sikkim itself gives brilliant photographic perspectives of the Khangcendzonga. The snow-topped mountain tops look heavenly from this sanctuary. From the Hanuman Tok, one can likewise see the waterworks of Selep located far away, the most important and only source of water for the whole city of Gangtok. The Hanuman Tok rests at a height of a few hundreds feet over for the whole city. The adventure to Hanuman Tok is an exciting one, which offers excellent perspectives of the capital city of Gangtok and the surrounding uneven hilly regions. There are several chortens and stupas at this spot, which imply the accurate areas where the last customs of the royal corpses were carried to.
After having my lunch I headed to Hanuman Tok. In trip adviser a guy has written about Hanuman Tok that 'If you have not visited Hanuman Tok , your trip to Gangtok is mere incomplete.' His statement made me to keep this place a must see in my list. It was well out of city on a mountain top. The road was typical zig-zag way and not many visitors make it there. On reaching there I realized, this is the place I was in search of. Absolute silence, chill breeze and lush greenery. The temple is maintained by Indian Army.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
January to March
Things to do
Sight seeing, Statues, Photography
Open Hours
All days of the week 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park - Sikkim

Set up in 1991, Himalayan Zoological Park is the first zoological park of its kind in the North-Eastern area of India. The Park fulfills the impression of cutting edge zoo, where the creatures are kept in imitated regular conditions. The Park has been set up, to safeguard the untamed life, without irritating the animals and keeping them in their normal habitat. Situated in Bulbuley, Himalayan Zoological Park is at a separation of 3 kms from Gangtok. At a height of 5,840ft (1,780 mtrs), the Zoological Park additionally tenders a mind blowing perspective of Mt. Khangchendzonga. This Park sprawls in a territory of 205 hectares in the bumpy terrain. The Government of Sikkim under the Department of Forest, Environment & Wildlife is controlling the power of Himalayan Zoological Park. The powers are additionally wanting to keep, the Himalayan species of creatures and flying creatures that are found in high terrains.
Sprawling in an area of 205 hectares in the mountainous terrains the park enclosures cuddle Red Pandas, Barking Deer, Panther, Himalayan Palm civet, Leopard Cat, Tibetan Wolf, Barking deer, Common Langur, Goral Spotted Deer and Bears in a partly natural habitat. The HZP has been established, to preserve the wildlife, without disturbing the creatures and keeping them in their natural habitat. Located in Bulbuley, Himalayan Zoological Park is at a distance of 3 kms from Gangtok. The park also tenders a splendid view of Mt. Khangchendzonga. This Park sprawls in an area of 205 hectares in the mountainous terrain.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
Month of February and March
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
All days of the week except Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Budget
25/- per person for Indians 50/- per person for foreign tourists

Kanchenjunga Falls - Sikkim

A beautiful water fall originated from Kanchenjunga. This is a great place to visit.
Rahul Goley

3 Followers, 18 Reviews


Yuksom Homestays - Sikkim

Situated at an altitude of 5840 feet, the natural beauty of Yuksom, historically known to be the first capital of Sikkim, is serene, colourful, and inspiring – all at once. Perfect for meditative day-walks, it is also the trailhead for the Khangchendzonga Trek (Dzongri & Goecha La). However, apart from trekkers, Yuksom is yet to attract the large share of tourists who still prefer to soak in mountain views from the now over-crowded Pelling. In Yuksom, NGOs promoting eco-tourism guard the interests of villagers by helping them set-up and promote homestays, which not only serve as an additional income for the villagers but also give visitors an opportunity to live out an authentic village experience in Sikkim. Food served throughout the course of your stay is completely organic, with most ingredients growing in the front yard. Meals include local delicacies like momos, millet rotis, healthy leafy noodle soups, rice and traditional meat dishes. Don’t forget to try the ‘Chhaang’ – a kind of beer made of rice/ millet, which is a favorite with the Sikkimese across the state. Chhaang is offered in a tall bamboo container called Tongba, and is drank warm. Like most village houses, EZOM also has its share of farm animals – yaks, pigs, goats, chickens – you name it. And if you are ever in need of a cosy cuddle, Peechu the adorable house cat will be at your service.
Ankit Sood

175 Followers, 11 Reviews


Nathula Pass - Sikkim

China-Tibet border. Mini Switzerland.
Rahul

239 Followers, 104 Reviews


Bakhim - Sikkim

Bakhim is found 16 km from Yuksom in West Sikkim District. It lies at an elevation of around 3100m on the Dzongri (10 km) trek course. Bakhim is a characteristic natural garden which is encompassed by thick blended woodlands of magnolia, rhododendron, orchids, and plants. Prek Chu River streams in close vicinity of Bakhim. It summons charming, heavenly perspectives of mountain peaks and profound valleys all around. Tsokha Village and Phedang are the adjacent spots of major attraction. Transportation is easily available at the Bakhim Forest House and Tourist Bungalow. A few trekkers make Bakhim to arrive first stop while in transit to Goecha La trek. Bakhim is arranged at a separation of around 3 km from Tsoka yet the entering way is tough with the height being increased near about 300m. A top priority location in the Touristers agenda. The governtment here are also very helpful towards the touristers visiting this place.
There is a forest rest house at Bakhim and some trekkers love staying at Bakhim – simply for its view of the Yuksom valley. Bakhim has some awesome tea and snack stalls where you can relish it with ease. As you will be tired enough, so go and take some rest, and then start your trek to Tshoka.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
April and May
Things to do
Photography, Sightseeing, Camping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Phedang - Sikkim

Phedang is a locality in Indian state of Sikkim.The path is pretty flat and easy, and takes you through the most extraordinary woods you'll ever see. The road goes over little brooks and past cristal-clear waterfalls, weaves through an enchanted forest full of bizarre moss-covered trees, descends into ravines swimming in the clouds of shape-shifting mist, and then goes up again revealing luxurious garlands of red, lemon-yellow, and pink blossoms of rhododendron in full bloom, as if you were witnessing a vast wedding ceremony. It is a very beautiful visiting spot which offers mesmerizing views. The place has few hotels which are not very luxurious but the basic facilities are available in these hotels. Most of the touristers visiting this place are trekkers. The people who love to trek, Phedang is heaven for them as it offers outstanding challenges and views during the climb. A must visit place for the people who have a passion for trekking.
It is located at some 12,000 feet from the level of the sea, and this can be a perfect location where you can take some rest and have some delicious lunch. After taking a rest and regaining the energy lead the path which goes towards the right. This path leading for some will meet to Kockchurang. The source of water is available from a stream which is located slightly lower on the path of Kockchurang.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


Best time to visit
October to December
Things to do
Trekking, Sight seeing, Photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

West Sikkim - Sikkim

West Sikkim is a part of Sikkim is also known as Shikim, it is located on the Himalayan mountains and bordered by Nepal on its western side. Sikkim has the least population compared to other states in India, and is also the second smallest state in India, the first one being Goa. The center of attraction of Sikkim is the third tallest peak in the world named as Kangchenjunga. Sikkim attracts a large number of tourists throughout the year because of its amazing weather and culture. The state is covered with breath taking scenery and tourist destinations.The capital and largest city of Sikkim is Gangtok. A very major part of the state is covered up by The Khangchendzonga National Park which covers approximately 30% of Sikkim. Sikkim is among a very few Indian states which experiences regular snowfall throughout the year.
7. Uttarey to Dzongri Singalila Trek
Sreshti Verma

6k+ Followers, 460 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Sight seeing, Trekking
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mayal Lang Homestay - Sikkim

Sikkim is just a beautiful hidden jewel. This little kingdom became an Indian state in 1974 and largely remains a true wilderness area.....unexplored and small. Within this small kingdom i was surprised to find a reserve that protects one of the original tribes of Sikkim called the Lepcha's. This hidden area called dzongu is the bufferzone of the Kunchunjunga National Park, a designated world heritage site ! Anthropologists do not know where the Lepcha people originated. The Lepcha have no ancient story of migration; they believe they were born right there in their remote Himalayan valley, out of the elementsthe experience of the Mayal lang homestay is a truly journey into the seldom-glimpsed world of one of the most mysterious mountain cultures on earth - complete with close direct personal interaction of the host family. Staying with Lepcha families in their homes, guided by local shamans sharing stories and teaching us about the flora,fauna and legends, is an experience only Gyatso will share giving us an insight into the magnificent local mountain environment of Dzongu ! Dzongu is a piece of heaven … a reserve of the reserves for the indegeneous Lepcha Coomunity of Sikkim…a place where even the Sikkim people require a permit to enter. It’s a magical land consisting of great flora and fauna, immense natural beauty, waterfalls and some age old monasteries. This is topped up by the people of the area who are helpful and happy to have guests from all over the world. At Mayal Lang you could visit the following places by either a walk or hiring an in house cab. Hee Gyathang Village lies in Lower Dzongu and can be easily reached by jeep from Passingdang. Here, a small lake decorated with prayers flags is nestled between the trees and bushes. The Lepchas believe that the small silver fish in this lake were created from the lice of a goddess. It is said that a supernatural being fell in love with this divine princess. Their children and the subsequent generations are called the Heemo, a Lepcha clan which inhabits the village. Pentong is one of the last inhabited areas in Dzongu and is quite close to the snow peaks. You can trek there through dense forests and along spectacular cliffs. The area is in a relatively flat ground, some of which turns into lakes during the monsoons. Two hillocks here offer great viewpoints. They are called Tarbi and Tarbot by the locals and are considered the guards of Khanchendzonga. Tarbi is a local deity, whereas Tarbot is a demon. Both are considered powerful so the villagers give them offerings to keep them satisfied and calm. On the opposite side of the valley the Lepcha village, Sakyong can be seen. Anywhere you go in Dzongu, you'll never be too far from a waterfall. Dzongu is full of numerous big and small waterfalls cascading down the hills or falling off the sheer cliffs. Probably the best amongst them is Lingzya falls, on the way to Pentong. It is easily accessible by road and only about half hours drive from Passingdang. These falls forms a small pond at it's base, for which you have to get off the road and accross some vegetation. It forms an ideal, secluded picnic spot. While here, we suggest you shed your inhibitions and get into the water. Stand at the edge of the falling water and experience bliss as pure mountain water washes over you in great streams. Experience something unique here. Something which you may never be able to experience at any 'popular' tourist spot, anywhere. A Lepcha traditional house, which has been converted to a museum is located at Namprikdang. It is only a short drive from the Passingdang village, where our homestay is located. The construction of this house displays the ingenuity of an age old tradition of laying the super structure on open surface (over stone slabs) to counter the effects of powerful earthquakes. Another unique feature of a traditional Lepcha house is that no nails are used in this construction. The confluence of the Rongyung Chu, with the majestic Teesta is just a 5 minutes walk from there You can venture on a day-long trek through a beautiful riverbed to Tholung monastery. The monastery was founded in the late 18th century by Lhatsun Chenpo Lama to keep Buddhist manuscripts and sacred relics safe from the invading Gorkhas.Every three years, in spring, the Tholung treasures are opened up and shown to the pilgrims. From the monastery, you can see a waterfall, thundering through a deep gorge. Lepchas believe that the souls of departed pass through here on their way to the afterworld. In the surrounding hills there are caves in which Guru Rinpoche is said to have meditated and hidden treasures. Enjoy the serenity of the place and spend some time meditating. A traditional bamboo bridge from here takes you to a hot water spring. Spend some time soothing your tired limbs here. Activities: • Trek • Cross Cane Bridges • Eat Organic Food • Watch birds • Watch Butterflies • Fish • Watch Cultural Programs • Understand & experience Tips: Dzongu requires a special permit to enter which requires some processing time so let the hosts know early of your arrival. Foreigners as well as Indians would require to send a copy of their passport by email along with a photograph t process the permit. Gyatso has some amazing fruit orchards. Do not foreget to visit them but make sure you are wearing leech guard or big gum boots often worn by the Lepcha people. A Taxi to Dzongu can be hired from the Vajra Taxi Stand in Gangtok. You can ride upto Mangan in a shared Taxi or an exclusive vehicle and then take another Taxi to Passingdang Village in Dzongu. However, special permits issued by the Government of India are required for entry into the Dzongu Lepcha reserve.
Ankit Sood

175 Followers, 11 Reviews


Kokchurong Trekkers Hut Goecha La - Sikkim

The Goecha La is the name of a very high mountain pass in Sikkim and is a part of the Himalayas. The most attractive thing about this place is that you get a perfect, mesmerizing view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga from here. This place is also like a base camp for those who are aiming to scale the high peak of Mt. Kanchenjunga. The Kokjuong Trekkers' hut are permanent tent like things to help out the trekkers a little during their journey. It is not a luxurious living place but atleast somewhere you can escape from the strong winds and get some basic things to eat.
Kokchurang has trekkers hut but not enough space to put up your own tents. The Prekchu River flows next to the trekker's hut about 50 meters far. Banks of the river can be a perfect location to pitch up four to five tents. The space is not unlimited, but you can enjoy yourself in the confined place. As you spend the whole day travelling, give your body some rest so that you can complete your trekking successfully. During the evening, you can hear the water flowing in the river with great speed and various sounds from birds which will turn out to make your complete day more pleasing.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


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Thangsing Trekkers Hut - Sikkim

This is a small area and a settlement in the Goecha La. People come here when they want to rest during their trek or travellers who want to enjoy the beauty of the place by taking a little time. They can provide you some basic food and hot water and the huts is otherwise not at all nice. You can otherwise opt for the food from here and stay in your own tents which are quite easy to put up here. Grom here, the closest attraction is the Samiti Lake. This is from where you can enjoy spectacular views of Pandim.
Thangsing is a small settlement on the Goecha La trek. Most trekking groups camp here and some stay for a day to acclimatise. There is a basic hut to stay but its quite badly kept. There is a good campsite here and the tents can be pitched with ease. The next destination towards Goeacha La is Samiti lake. Impressive views of Pandim are on offer along the valley in Thangsing.
SHIMOJ

229 Followers, 85 Reviews


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trekking, sight- seeing
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buddha stupa - Sikkim

Ravangla is in the South Sikkim District of Sikkim and this Buddhist Stupa is originally known as the Ravangla Buddhist Park. The centerpiece of this park is a huge statue of Lord Buddha and this was inaugrated by the 14th Dalai Lama on the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. This is surrounded by a number of famous monasteries and is also a part of the Himalayan Monastery Chain.
Lovely place and great for pictures.
Heena Shah

238 Followers, 5 Reviews


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Things to do
sight- seeing, photography
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Budget
Free

Chungthang - Sikkim

Chungthang is a town in North Sikkim locale in the Indian state of Sikkim. Located at a separation of 95 kilometers (59 mi) from the capital Gangtok, the Indian Army has a very important forward base with a restorative focus in Chungthang.According to a legend, the Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava went by the town before going to Tibet and left his foot shaped impression on a stone where he once rested. Around the stone some paddy rice grew, which should be a wonder as paddy does not grow in these conditions. The nature resisting supernatural occurrence is accepted to be the gift of Guru Padmasambhava who moistened a handful bunch of grain on the spot which has grown paddy from that point forward. Nearby individuals earned their employment on these paddy fields before the Indian Army was sent here. Most of the town's inhabitants are Lepcha. Chungthang is rich in biodiversity with a wide mixed bag of orchids, plants and living creatures.
Chungthang, 81 km from Gangtok, was our stop during our long drive towards the Yumthang Valley. It's a beautiful place mainly inhabited by Lepchas. Locally brewed millet beer, sometimes served in bamboo glass with a wooden straw, is a must try.
Richa Upreti Karan

232 Followers, 13 Reviews


Best time to visit
March to September
Things to do
Paddy fields
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Katao - Sikkim

Katao is located in North Sikkim (India) and is about 144 kilometers from Gangtok. Katao Valley is perched at an elevation of almost 15000 and is far from the center of Sikkim. With the mesmerizing view of snow topped peaks of the Himalayas, it is an opponent to the much looked for after Yumthang in beauty.The trek to Katao is not in the standard bundles of North Sikkim or Lachung visit. Visitor needs to visit the spot at a supplement cost. One needs to stay at Lachung on the earlier night. The next morning Yumthang Valley and Katao can be reached but a stay at Lachung is essential. Foundation is poor because of the zone's remoteness. Voter ID card/Driving License/Similar ID card is needed along with 4 passport size photo for applying for permit. It is recommended to visit in groups, by which you will manage to hire a tour operator easily.
katao is know as the switzerland of india and yes it is!! people don't usually visit this place but this is like heaven with crystal clear blue eyes, snow covered ground, fresh air and white pine trees (since they are covers by snow). honestly it was actually hard for me to believe that katao is a part of our hot and humid india.
Raya Banerjee

183 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
Winter season
Things to do
Sightseeing, Photography, Trekking
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Modern Residency The - Sikkim

Considering the challenges identified with High Altitude & Mountainous landscape, this hotel offers enough comfort and nourishment facilities. A customary homestay with astounding sustenance amidst an unimaginable valley. Warm beds in cozy rooms, unstable high temp water and power, much to be expected in the middle of nowhere. Extraordinary place for explorers and those there for the experience. One will surely be shocked to see the view of mountains from the hotel. The staff is very friendly, they generally have a gentle smile all over and they treat the guests with utmost care. Hot water bottles are given and they additionally light the stove as it turns out to be exceptionally cool in the night. The eating spot is essentially stunning, very bright. Basic vegetarian food is given which is truly delicious. Even the breakfast is good. Early morning scenery from the hotel is a breathless view which no one will ever forget in their lifetime.
Most of the hotels we stayed in were quite ok. This one was striking. Started by a Tibetan refugee, it has the best design orienting from Tibetan shapes, myths and patterns. The hotel is not your traditional 3-star/ 5-star stay, but it has a strange coziness about it. But, all this is not even the best part. The reason you should stay here is the small museum on the last floor. The owner of the hotel has a private collection of antiques hailing from his forefathers (including a stone with an engraved undeciphered Tibetan script that was found during the building of the hotel). It isn't open to general viewing, so you have to become friends with the owner and request nicely.
Fatema Diwan

1k+ Followers, 91 Reviews


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Photography, Sightseeing
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Rs 4400 - Rs 10400

Lachung River - Sikkim

The Lachung River is a tributary of the Teesta River situated in the North Indian state of Sikkim. It is a boss tributary of the Teesta, which is a critical waterway in Sikkim alongside Rangeet River. The town of Lachung is perched on the rocky bank of the stream more or less 23 kilometers (14 mi) from Chungthang. It is at Chungthang where the Lachung and Lachen streams meet and offer ascent to the Teesta. The waterway is 2,500 meters (8,200 ft) above sea level. The waterway has its source in a lake, somewhere down in the Himalayas close to the Indo-China fringe. The worn out scopes of the mountain make the spot difficult to reach. From here, the waterway streams down in a south-westerly bearing and joins with another obscure stream at a spot simply above Lachung town. The tributary waterway is additionally a thin one with little water in the winter. The waterway proceeds with its course downwards through the Lachung valley till it meets River Lachen close to Chungthang.
An enormously beautiful body of water, Lachung River is a tributary of the River Teesta. It's a bumpy transfer at an elevation of about 9,600 ft but the magnificence that awaits you is worth it. Experience this wonder with a Walk Along the overhead view of the mountains and the gushing sound of the water.
Gunjan Upreti

10k+ Followers, 558 Reviews


Best time to visit
September to November
Things to do
Sight seeing, Photography
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Kanchenjunga South Peak - Sikkim

Kangchenjunga is the third most elevated mountain in the world. It ascends with a rise of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in an area of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Himal that is constrained in the west by the Tamur River and in the east by the Teesta River. The Kangchenjunga Himal is situated in eastern Nepal and Sikkim, India. The main peak of Kangchenjunga is the second most elevated mountain in Nepal after Mount Everest. Three of the five tops – Main, Central and South – are on the border between North Sikkim and Nepal. Two tops are in the Taplejung District, Nepal. Kangchenjunga Main is the most noteworthy mountain in India, and the easternmost of the mountains higher than 8,000 m (26,000 ft). It is called Five Treasures of Snow after its five high tops, and has dependably been loved by the general population of Darjeeling and Sikkim. It offers outstanding views to the visitors visiting this place.
If you love adventure and adventurous activities interest you, Kanchenjunga is the place for you. Climbing the world’s 3rd highest mountain will definitely interest you. Kanchenjunga which stands at an altitude of 8586 mts calls for technical expertise because the route to the peak is almost unknown. It was dangerous, but it was thrilling. Each expedition that we did, was altogether an entirely new experience. We experienced undiscovered dangers and unexpected pitfalls along with avalanches, falling rocks etc. Trekking at Kanchenjunga is definitely an Experience of a lifetime.
Rohan Pratap Dash

183 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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Sightseeing, Trekking
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drive to lachen - Sikkim

A town in the North Sikkim District of Sikkim, this is located at a height of more than 2500 meteres. The name 'Lachen' means a big pass and the Sikkimese government is trying to promote this place as a new tourist destination. The annual yak race called thangka is held here every here. Lachen is like a gateway to Gurudongmar Lake and Chopta Valley. A drive to this place is an adventurous 6- hour journey and is a memorable experience for the rest of your life or till you experience it again.
Morning at around 9, we 3 couples total strangers to each other met for the first time, exchanged pleasantries and then took off in mahendra for lachen from gangtok. It was a 7 hour exhilarating drive from one mountain to another , lush green vegetation along the way, small streams against the backdrop of rolling grasslands flanked by towering mountains . Lachen is a small village comprising mainly of guest houses and motels lined on both sides of the highway . When we reached there , evening was setting in and in just about an hour or so, when the sunlight was long gone and night was around the corner, out came our jackets around our full sweaters. It was getting really chilly i can tell you.
Vivek

421 Followers, 19 Reviews


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trekking, driving
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Thangu Valley - Sikkim

Thangu is a small village where many visitors usually acclimatize before they proceed to Gurudongmar Lake or Muguthang.
A midway to Gurudongmar lake, you can have maggi and tea here, and hire jackets and caps
Shilpi A Bhabhra

143 Followers, 13 Reviews


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Zero Point Yumesamdong - Sikkim

As we moved towards the Zero Point at Yumesamdong (15,300 feet above MSL), the weather began becoming chilled. Finally when we reached the Zero Point, which is always covered with snow all round the year perennially, it was rather difficult to prevent ourselves to venture into those snowfields and play with the snow balls as long as possible. The mighty peaks covered with snow and the chilled water streams flowing down the mountains commanded breathtaking and unparallel views. Time came after 2 hours of our personal photoshoots and playing around in snow, to move on for the return journey to Gangtok.
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