A Comprehensive Guide to have a Great Trip to North Sikkim

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North Sikkim is all about green pastures, rustic roads, changing landscapes, barren mountains, small serene monastery, quiet towns with honest and helpful habitation, beautiful flower sanctuaries, glistering blue lakes and everything else that can pour your heart with endless happiness. And thus tourists often opt for suitable North Sikkim Tour Packages.

Though the largest district of Sikkim, the place is known for least population. The natural scenic beauty of the place has made it a perfect paradise on the earth. There was time when this zone was almost unknown to the tourists. Bu, the widespread of social media has put this tranquil landscape on the radar of adventure loving tourists. In fact, this zone of Sikkim receives a lot of tourists for the 6 months of the year while the rest 6 months it becomes more or less unreachable as the Mother Nature lays snow to cover the entire terrain.

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Trip to North Sikkim – Itineraries

Reach Gangtok from Siliguri or NJP and then start your journey towards north part of Sikkim. It is not a typical self-drive road trip. You surely need to explore it with experienced local drivers who often act as dependable travel guides. Though the journey to this divine place is difficult, tourists and even sometimes malicious agents create a hype regarding the difficulty level. So, make you mind and start. Remember, be it Sikkim Darjeeling Tour Packages or North Sikkim tour package, choosing the right tour operator is extremely important. Here are some realistic itineraries that you can explore considering your time constraint.

2 Nights and 3 Days

• Day 1 – Gangtok to Lachen through Chungthang – it is a 6-hours drive while you will travel around 120 kilometres. Stay overnight at Lachen.

• Day 2 – Start your early morning trip towards Gurudongmar Lake. Visit Kala Pathar and Chopta Valley while getting back. Head back to Lachung and stay there at night.

1 Night and 2 Days

• Day 1 – Gangtok to Lachen through Chungthang – it is a 6-hours drive while you will travel around 120 kilometres. Spend the night at Lachen.

• Day 2 – Start your trip early in the morning towards Gurudongmar Lake. Visit Kala Pathar and Chopta Valley on the way. Get back to Gangtok in the evening.

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1 Night and 2 Days

• Day 1 – Gangtok to Lachen through Chungthang – it is a 6-hours drive while you will travel around 120 kilometres. Spend the night at Lachen.

• Day 2 – Start for Yumthang Valley early in the morning and head back to Gangtok after lunch. You can have a short tip to Katao as well.

Permit to North Sikkim

The zone shares its border with China and thus it is considered as a sensitive territory. Only a few areas of this vast terrain are open to visit. You need to have special permit to visit these places. The permits are issuable to individuals. However, it may require you to run a few times to the government offices while ending up losing the entire day. So you may depend on your reliable tourist agent to get it for you against some money. You can contact the Best Travel Agency in Kolkata that organises trip to North Sikkim as well. If you want to save your time, you may need to spend a little more. Don’t forget to carry identity proofs like Voter ID, Aadhar ID, Passport etc. Also, carry 2 passport sized photographs.

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