Alpine destinations of North Sikkim includes the village of Lachung
inhabited by the Lachungpas, an ethnic tribe of Tibetan origin. Beyond
Lachung the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Yumthang Valley and Yume
Samdong are in one direction and are excellent for scenic views of
the landscape, rhododendrons, alpine flowers and natural hot spring.
The other destination in North Sikkim includes the village of Lachen
the base camp for mountaineering expeditions to most of the mountain
peaks in Sikkim. Excursion beyond Lachen to Chopta valley and
Gurudogmar Lake, one of the sacred glacial lake of Sikkim and Cho
Lhamu, the source of river Teesta is subject to grant of permit by
the Government of authorieties.