Snowscapes, yaks, and flora

North Sikkim is the most rugged and the most spectacular district of Sikkim and is the largest of the four districts in Sikkim. It has its district capital at Mangan. It comprises of Lachen, Lachung (the valley of flowers), Dzongu and Tholung valleys. Each of these is formed by glacier fed rivers originating from the Great Himalayan Range and its offshoots, the Singalila Range and the Chola Range. Mighty peaks ranging between 6000 to 8500 meters encloses it on three sides, this region can be called as the marvel of nature of the Earth. The pristine view of the white snowy peaks, bubbly waterfalls, gushing rivers, magnificent lakes and the vibrant flora and fauna have the capacity to spellbind its visitors within its beauty. A part of North Sikkim even lies across the Himalayas on the Tibetan Plateau. Visitors can visit the high altitude Yumthang valley, the tribal villages of Lachung and Lachen and with special permits even trek through the remote Tolung Valley to the Kishong-la or the Khangchendzonga climber’s base camp at Green Lake.
Noth Sikkim is a tranquil region but the area is still restricted and special permit is required to visit these areas.

Attractions in North Sikkim, around and from North Sikkim

  • Gurudongmar lake Located at about 5400mts, Gurudongmar lake is one of the highest lake in the world, surrounded by snow clad mountains makes it strikingly beautiful. During winter, the lake freezes except for one smal

  • Kabi Longstok Kabi Lungchok is a small town in North Sikkim about 17kms away from Gangtok. This was where the friendship and blood brotherhood treaty was signed between the Lepcha chief Thekong Tek and the Tibeta

  • Labrang Monastery Labrang Monastery is situated at a distance of about 2 km from Phodong . This monastery belonging to the Nyingmapa sect was built by Gyalshe Rigzing Chempa in the memory of Latsun Chembo of Kongpu (Ti

  • Lachen monastery Lachen monastery also known as the Nogdrub Choling Gonpa is situated at an altitude of 2750m on the top of the village commanding a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and the country side below.

  • Lachung Lachung is a small town situated at an elevation of about 2900m at the confluence of Lachen and Lachung chu. The word Lachung means small pass, before the Chinese occupation of Tibet, it was a trading

  • Mangan and Singhik Mangan is the district headquarter of the North Sikkim district, it is located about 55kms from the capital Gangtok. A few kilometers from Mangan is the beautiful Singhik village surrounded with lush

  • Phodong Monastery Phodong monastery located about 28kms from Gangtok is one of the historic monasteries belonging to the Karma Kagyu sect. It was built under the patronage of Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal in the early 18th c

  • Yumthang Valley Yumthang Valley also known as the ‘Valley of flowers’ is situated at a distance of about 25kms from Lachung. With rolling meadow surrounded by mountains, it is the grazing grounds of yaks. It is