Exploring Sikkim, one of the cleanest state with natural beauties and adventures

Tripoto
8th Oct 2018
Photo of Exploring Sikkim, one of the cleanest state with natural beauties and adventures by Ashish Bharti
Day 1

The Capital city of Sikkim, is the main hub for tourists. One have to visit the city in order to explore Sikkim. With the height of 5,413ft, has pleasant cool weather. You can get vehicles from Silliguri, NJP, Bagdogra, Darjeeling and other places of hills. The native people will surely win your heart.

Gangtok

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

MG marg at early morning

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

With pretty good crowd ,this place is best to hangout. It has bars and restaurants with Tibetan cuisine. Indians restaurants are there too like Khan Uncle. Enjoying frozen icecream at chilling night is an amazing experience.

Late night so less crowded

Photo of Mg Marg Gangtok, Nam Nang Road, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Photo of Mg Marg Gangtok, Nam Nang Road, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Top view from October Sky Inn

Photo of Mg Marg Gangtok, Nam Nang Road, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Ice cream

Photo of Mg Marg Gangtok, Nam Nang Road, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

One can easy visit it from MG marg. It is just at walking distance. 4 floored market with different kinds of shops.

Lal Bazar , Gangtok

Photo of Lall Market, Lal Market Road, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

It starts at 9:30am.. charges- 110 for adult..
If lucky you can enjoy the beautiful view of GANGTOK and nearby hills on a cloud free day. Not much pic as the 🔋 discharged..

Photo of Gangtok Ropeway, Vishal Gaon, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

You must try this ..It's adventurous and trilling ..2500 per person
Rafting is more adventurous with the cost of 3500/ person..

Day 2

For North Sikkim,we had to make passes as it's a military area. Hotels will help you make passes and they will manage the loding and fooding for the entire north sikkim trip. We went to Lachung ,a remote place in North Sikkim. The road is bit dangerous, very often blocked by landslides and heavy rain. One the way we got to see many waterfalls. You can feel the road and river teesta parallel.
It almost took a day to reach Lachung enjoying the waterfalls on the way.

As said Teesta and road is side by side

Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Road destroyed by landslide.. any mistake would directly take u down to the Teesta..

Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Teesta river

Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Seven sisters fall

Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

View of Lachung

Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Bhim nala fall as know as Amitabh fall due to its 200ft height

Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Bhim Nala fall

Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Naga fall

Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Other side view of Naga fall

Photo of Lachung, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Day 3

At the height of 12,800ft is very cold place.. it took almost 4 hrs to reach yumthang from Lachung. We found speechless views. know as the valley of flowers ,24 species of Rhododendrons are found here. You can please you beautiful eyes with more beautiful flowers  in the month of April.

Mt. Brumkhange(5635mt) from yumthang

Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

River Teesta

Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Local day market ..you can rent cloths and boots from these shops

Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Clouds covering the tops

Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

At the height of 15,750 ft, this place is know to have snow. it took 1 and half hr to reach from Yumthang. This place is very near to China(Tibetian) border. Yaks are found here...also called Heaven on Earth because of alluring views from here. One can have breathing problems here so it's literally breathtaking place in both ways.
Note- the taxi driver will charge extra for Zero point.

Just amazing

Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Yak at 0 point

Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

View from the top..on way to Zero point

Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Snow at Zero point

Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Bamboo bridge at O point

Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

O point

Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Mt. Pauhunri (23,386ft)seen from O point

Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Snake road to O point

Photo of Zero Point Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Day 4

Another stop for the tourist in North Sikkim. More developed than Lachung. Lachen's and Lachung's road is divided from Chumthang ..almost equal distance from here..

Morning view of Mt. Chombu from Lachen

Photo of Lachen, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

The second heightest lake of India at the height of 17,800ft..It felt as if we were in heaven..the lake is very clean and sacred for Bhudhist ,Hindus as well as Sikhs. It gives a stream which joins the stream provided by Tso Lhamo lake(heightest lake in India ht-18,000 ft) to make the river Teesta..Due to it's height , hypoxic hypoxia is experienced..

Beautiful road built by BRO

Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by Ashish Bharti

Mt. Lama Wangden(5,868 mt)

Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by Ashish Bharti

Beautiful Gurudongmar lake

Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by Ashish Bharti

Stream from Gurudongmar lake

Photo of Gurudongmar Lake, Sikkim by Ashish Bharti

As discrbed earlier, it is the heightest lake of India.. Surrounded by snowy peaks, these 2 lakes get frozen in the winters..

Tso Lhamo Lake

Photo of Tso Lhamo Lake, Sikkim by Ashish Bharti

Know to have snow. Road is divided from the road to Gurudongmar Lake..
Note- the driver will charge extra for this place.

View of kala patthar and Mt Kangchengyao from the way ..

Photo of Kalapatthar, Unnamed Road, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Snow coverd , kala patthar, North Sikkim

Photo of Kalapatthar, Unnamed Road, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Day 5

We returned Gangtok from North sikkim. Now it was time for outskirts of Gangtok. Has Monasteries and a Waterfall..

The park is a bit outside of Gangtok town. The park's statuary and other displays document the Ban Jhakri, or traditional shamanic healer who worships spirits living in caves around the falls.

Photo of Banjhakri Falls and Park, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Photo of Banjhakri Falls and Park, Gangtok, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Day 6

The capital city of South Sikkim..It took 3hrs to reach Namchi from Gangtok. Hotels near Taxi stand are cheap like Hotel Pradhan and the food here is very tasty. It is a small town with beautiful views and market. It too has a ropeway . Book a local taxi for side seeing of Namchi..

Beautifully built for tourists consisting the made models of Chardham of India and a gigantic status of lord Shiva .

Photo of Char Dham, Rhenock, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Photo of Char Dham, Rhenock, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Photo of Char Dham, Rhenock, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Photo of Char Dham, Rhenock, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Photo of Char Dham, Rhenock, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Model of Chardham , Namchi

Photo of Char Dham, Rhenock, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Built by Sikkim's present CM to attract tourist..Very very beautifully built..

Inside of Sai temple

Photo of Sai Temple, Agam Gram, Namchi, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Interior roof of Sai Mandir

Photo of Sai Temple, Agam Gram, Namchi, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Sai Mandir, Namchi

Photo of Sai Temple, Agam Gram, Namchi, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Located at the opposite hill to the Chardham hill. Holy place for Bhudhist. View of Mt kanchanjunga is alluring from this hill..

Samdrupse

Photo of Samdruptse, Namchi, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
Photo of Samdruptse, Namchi, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

Flower garden at Samdrupse

Photo of Samdruptse, Namchi, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti

View of Mt kanchanjunga from Samdrupse hill

Photo of Samdruptse, Namchi, Sikkim, India by Ashish Bharti
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