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Best of North Sikkim

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Outering the Himalayas, the beautiful state of Sikkim is much unlike any other in the country. Home to the astounding Kanchenjunga, the exotic flora, sparkling lakes and the enchanting rivers like Teesta, North Sikkim is a heavenly abode for visitors. Either searching for solace or a romantic getaway, North Sikkim is a must-visit anyways. On His Own Trip organizes Sikkim tour packages as well as North Sikkim tour packages from April to November. Here are the four best places in North Sikkim you should not miss at all!

  • LACHEN

BEST OF NORTH SIKKIM

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Located in the northern district of Sikkim, Lachen is simply one of the prettiest towns in Sikkim and is well known for its famous Lachen Monastery. This little town of Sikkim also offers you lush vegetation along with apple orchards. Lachen marks the base station of numerous trekking areas in North Sikkim including Green Lake, Kanchenjunga National Park treks. Lachen also takes you to Chopta valley and the famous Gurudongmar lake.

  • LACHUNG

LACHUNG

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This small town in North Sikkim have the most spectacular snow covered mountain views all around. With a bountiful of apple orchards, peaches and apricots, Lachung is the perfect tourist spot. Lachung is also famous for its exquisitely woven rugs and blankets. In other words, it is ideal for shopping sprees.

  • THE GURUDONGMAR LAKE

THE GURUDONGMAR LAKE

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Situated at a height of 17,100 feet above the sea level, Gurudongmar Lake, located in North Sikkim is one of the fifteen highest lakes in the world. The enticing scenic beauty, the beautiful view of Mount Siniolchu and Kanchenjunga from the lake is definitely a sight to behold. The Gurudongmar Lake has a great religious significance and is believed to have healing powers. Many tourists carry the water from this lake on their way back. 

  • YUMTHANG VALLEY

YUMTHANG VALLEY

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Famously called as the ‘Valley of Flowers’, Yumthang Valley is a rare and exotic location with yaks, healing hot springs and green meadows. Serves as a paradise for nature lovers, Yumthang valley is located 140kms to the north of Gangtok and is home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sactuary which has over 24 species of Rhododendron flowers. Yumthang Valley is closed for tourists in the month of December to march as it receives heavy snowfalls. The ideal season to visit this valley is from April to Mid-June, which is when the Rhododendrons bloom.

Alluring enough to plan a trip to North Sikkim? It is a must-visit tourist place for the mountain and nature buffs. A trip to North Sikkim would leave you with unforgettable pleasant memories and adventure tales to tell!

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