North Sikkim is demanding yet beautiful. In fact, North Sikkim is the best thing that happened to us in our Sikkim trip. Extremely cold and wet weather, shivering bodies, remote areas, no network, and untouched natural beauty- are some of the features of this area.
There are two main cities that constitute Northern Sikkim- Lachen and Lachung. Chungthang Valley is the bifurcation point for these two places. Both these cities are extremely remote and have unpredictable weather conditions. The North Sikkim trip is a three-day tour (2 N and 3 D to be precise). You are required to spend one night in Lachen and acclimatize to the climate. The next day, you take a jaunt to the Gurudongmar Lake and travel to Lachung. The third day you go on a half-day excursion to Yumthang Valley and the Hot Spring and then travel back to Gangtok.