North Sikkim

“Up north, where the air is cooler and crisper, quaint hill stations give way to snowcapped peaks. From Ladakh to Sikkim, the cultural influences came not from the coasts but via mountain passes. Tibetan Buddhism thrives, and multilayered monasteries emerge from the forest or steep cliffs as vividly and poetically as the sun rises over Khangchendzonga. Weathered prayer flags flutter in the wind, the soothing sound of monks chanting reverberates in meditation halls, and locals abound with holy offerings, all in the shadow of the mighty Himalaya.” ( – Lonely Planet)

Dzongu, North Sikkim

Dzongu, North Sikkim

An area dedicated to the Lepchas, Dzongu is a heaven on earth. Located in the North District of Sikkim yet only 70 KMs from Gangtok, Dzongu is both a travelers and trekkers paradise. Surrounded by jungles, glacial streams and beautiful waterfalls this place is definitely a worth visit while travelling to Sikkim.

Stay at Lachen

Stay at Lachen

Lachen is located on the right bank of the Lachen Chu at 2700 M above sea level. Despite rampant urbanization, Lachen still retains the traditional mountain village’s purity. The reason to stay at Lachen is obviously to move more north towards Tsopta Valley (3850 M) and the majestic Gurudongmer Lake (5150 M).

Stay at Lachung

Stay at Lachung

If you are willing to visit the Yumthang valley, Lachung is the most popular (and essential) stay point at North Sikkim. The scattered village of Lachung resides between the elevated rock-spired valley walls decorated with the fabric of waterfalls.