Places of Interest in North Sikkim

Places of Interest in North Sikkim

Kabi Lungchok

This historical pace is 17 kms from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway. This is where the historic treaty of blood brotherhood between the Lepcha Chief Te-Kung-Tek and the Bhutia Chief Khey-Bum-Sa was signed ritually. The spot where the ceremony took place is marked by a me- morial stone pillar amidst the cover of dense forest.

Phodong Monastery

One of the six major monasteries in Sikkim, Phodong mon- astery is located in the North approximately 38 kms from Gangtok, 4 kms beyond Phodong is the recently renovated labrang Monastery unique in it architectural design

Yumthang

Yumthang, at an elevation of 11,800 ft and 140 kms from Gangtok is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic grandeur. The valley boasts a large variety of Rhododendrons and other alpine flowers.Yumthang 'Tsa-Chu'or the hot spring of the left bank of Lachung Chu is immensely popular for its curative properties and heal- ing power. For both foreign and domestic tourists, Yumthang Pack- age tours are organised only by the local registered travel agents . Depending upon one's convenience one can either opt for 3 days/2 nights package or 2 days/ 1 night package.

Lachung

The village, spread out on either side of Lachung Chu, has managed to retain its unique culture and tradition. The Lachung Monastery on the slope opposite to the highway is a focal point of all religious function of the local inhabitants. To get a glimpse of the religious functions performed on auspicious occasions a visit to the Monastery should form a part of the tour itinerary. Lachung lies on the way to Yumthang Valley as we move from Gangtok. Yumthang is just 25 kms away.

Lachen

Lachen is situated at an altitude of 2750 mtrs. and about 6 hrs. drive from Gangtok. The Lachen Monastery located on a top of the village commands a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and country side. Resorts, Hotels, and lodges are available for accomodation.

Thangu

Thangu is at an altitude of 14,000 ft. (plus) and 3 hrs. drive from Lachen. A small village where the visitors usually acclimatize before they proceed to Guru-dongmar Lake or Muguthang.

Guru-dongmar Lake

Guru-dongmar Lake is considered as one of the sacred lakes of this State both by the Buddhist and the Hindus. The lake remains milky in colour through out, and it is be- lieved that Guru Padmasambhava had touched the lake whilst he visited Tibet from this area.