North Sikkim a Passage to Heaven. This beautiful part of Northeastern Indian state is a place unlike any other country in the world.The Breathtaking view of Mt.Kangchengyao, the fragrance of lovely flowers , the calmness of sparkling lakes all sum up to make North Sikkim a destination that no nature lover should miss. So If you are looking for some solace and adventure it is the destination to be added to your bucket list. Here is a list of offbeat places to visit in North Sikkim. LACHUNG (8500 ft above sea level)
The Village is a home to 19th century Buddhist Lachung Monastry surrounded by apple orchards. It offers snow peak views even in peak summer. Lachung Popular excursion are to Yumthang valley , a big plateau surrounded by beautiful snow peaks How to reach Drive to Lachung from Gangtok via singhik view point , seven sisters waterfall and Naga waterfall Distance : 125 km aprox Duration : 5 to 6 hrs
LACHEN A scenic mountain village, home to lachenpas a unique Sikkimese Bhutia Community. Lachen is the sister village of Lachung . It is the base for tours to Gurudonmagr lake and Chopta valley How To reach Drive To Lachen from Gangtok Will take 6 hours and drive from Yumthang valley will take 2 hours Distance: 129 Kms from Gangtok
THANGU 30 KMS beyond Lachen lies Thangu at an altitude of 13000ft. Thangu has a large military base as it is close to Chinese border.Months of may and june see this valley carpeted with Alphine flowers which are replaced by snow from october to march. How To reach Drive to Thangu from Lachen Distance:27 km Duration: 2 hours ZERO POINT -Yumasongdeong Beyond Yumthang lies Yumasongdeong popularly known as Zero Point for its sub -zero temperature at 15000ft with a 360 degree view of Himalayas.
Zero point is the last outpost of civilization. The road ends here. Peaceful valley and is quite windy - there is not much to hear but just stay here for some time to enjoy the beauty. Calm, quiet and a sense of insignificance - time seems to stand still here.... like nothing ever changes.