North Sikkim Tourism & Travel Guide

North Sikkim offers you beautiful and pristine lakes (India's highest lake is very close to Gurudongmar but access is denied to ordinary travelers), sky high mountains, charismatic valleys, misty roads and a glimpse of the hardships that the Indian Army personals have to face in order to protect our borders....

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Sikkim, especially North Sikkim, offers a complete package of scenic landscapes, breathtaking natural beauty and some of the most unforgettable memories for any nature lover, besides putting to test one' physical & metal endurance though some of the most dangerous & uneven mountainous tracks right in the laps of the mighty & beautiful Himalayas !...

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Top Places To Visit 36 Spots

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.
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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.
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About North Sikkim

Ava Mishra, on a journey to discover the North East, began her travel adventure from Sikkim. On the way to Gurudongmar Lake, read about the beautiful sojourn at Lachen and Lachung, the unheard territories of North East Tourism. Read a story from 14000 ft ASL where a surreal Himalayan Lake became a discovery of a lifetime.Click here to read the story.

Best Time To Visit

Best time to visit North Sikkim is from March to May and October
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