NORTH SIKKIM

Following are various destinations in North Sikkim

Mangan( district hq)
Yumthang Valley
Kabi Longsthok
Phodong Monastery
Singhik
Lachen
LachungShingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
Thangu
Gurudongmar
 

North Sikkim

 

Kabi Longsthok  - The 134 km drive from Gangtok to Yumthang takes you through Kabi Longstok, where Sikkimese history began in the 13th century. It was here that the treaty of blood brotherhood was sworn between the Lepcha and the Bhutia chiefs. A memorial stone and a place of worship mark the historical spot for those who pass by. 

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Lachung (small pass) is a very small town with scattered settlements, dominated mostly by Bhutias. There is also an army cantonment for the border protection. You can visit monastery, handicraft centre, go around for village. If you are interested then you can do trout fishing. 

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Phodong Monastery this is one of the major monasteries of Sikkim belonging to the Karmapa sub-sect of Kagyupa monastery. Beautiful moral paintings adorn the walls of this monastery. 

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Singhik a destination 4 km from Mangan, from where one can take a glorious view of Mt. Khangchendzonga, and its neighboring peaks. Half an hour uphill walk takes you to an ancient monastery. Chungthang It is a small town situated at the confluence of Lachen & Lachung River. According to legend Chungthang was the meeting place of Guru Rimpoche & Lepcha Chieftain Thekung Tek. It was here from where the word Demazong originated according to the prophecy of Guru Rimpoche. 

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Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary in the Lachen valley has forty species/varieties of rhododendron trees and shrubs; the sanctuary is rich in collection of ground flora and other vegetation. 

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Yumthang Valley situated at an altitude of 11,800 ft. is a mesmerizing scene with yaks grazing on flower - carpeted meadows against a backdrop of towering peaks.  It is 149 kms from Gangtok and has breathtaking views where one can become a part of a timeless scene without any kind of intrusion. There is a Hot Spring with bathing facilities. 

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Lachen (big pass) this small town is located at an alt of 2735m, which is 123 kms from the capital. The journey takes almost 6-hrs drive and it is also a base for the Green Lake trek most of the mountaineering activities. 

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Thangu the route continues from Lachen to gradual ascend of 28 kms through the mountain ridge leads to Thangu. Its alpine meadows are dotted with wooden houses and army camps. The calm water of Teesta flowing through the valley presents a fantastic contrast. 

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Gurudongmar the Calm and crystal clear water of the Gurudongmar Lake is largest and probably the highest in Sikkim. This is also one of the sacred lake and many pilgrims visit this place once in a year. 

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 OTHER DESTINATIONS 

 
  East Sikkim
West Sikkim
South Sikkim
North Sikkim

Darjeeling
Mirik
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