North Sikkim Travel Information

North Sikkim is the largest district of Sikkim covering the landmass of 4,226 km. the district is situated at the Himalayan range with an altitude of 3950 ft above sea level consisting of a population of around 43,000 people. North Sikkim is famous among tourists and is a dream destination for nature lovers. The place offers magnificent views of snow-covered mountains, glaciers, frozen lakes, scenic valleys, historical monuments, and many more. The headquarters of Sikkim is Mangan, a town that is popular for its traditional music, handicrafts, music festivals, and many more.

Places to visit in West Sikkim

Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake is the most sacred place in Sikkim for both Hindus and well as Buddhists. Located at an altitude of 5425 m the lake is famous for the part which is believed to be blessed by Guru Rimpoche that never freezes even in extreme cold conditions. The lake is covered amidst snow-covered mountains and is one of the ideal tourist places.

Seven Sisters Waterfall

The Seven Sister waterfall is famous for offering a mesmerizing view by its waterfalls along the cliff. Located around 32 km away from the city of Gangtok the Seven Sisters Waterfall is one of the famous tourist attractions that is popular among the photographers and is the best place to get relaxed and refreshed.

Lachung Monastery

Lachung Monastery

Lachung Monastery is a religious heritage for the people of Sikkim and is situated across the river of Lachung Chu. The monastery was installed by the Nyingmapa sect of Buddhists and is a popular tourist attraction point of North Sikkim.

Phensang Monastery

Phensang Monastery is one of the largest monasteries of Sikkim located 9 km away from the city of Gangtok. The Phensang Monastery was founded by the 3rd Lhatsun Jigmed Pawo in 1721 and has the largest number of monks. The place is rich in culture and reflects the history of Sikkim.

Khangchendzonga National Park

Khangchendzonga National Park

Khangchendzonga National Park is one of the popular tourist destinations in North Sikkim that is famous for inhabiting half of India's bird diversity and one-third of the flowering plants of India. The park was added to the list of World Heritage Sites in the year 2016 making it the first “Mixed Heritage” site of India. The park is covered with alpine forest and is one of the go-to sites of North Sikkim.

Things do to in North Sikkim

  • Green Lake Trek
  • Trek to Zemu Glacier
  • Trek to Mt. Katao
  • Trek to Yume Samdong
  • Exploring Mangan town

How to reach North Sikkim

North Sikkim can be reached either by Bagdogra airport which is 145 km from Mangan or by Road from Siliguri town with the help of a cab which is around 15km from Mangan. The nearest railway station in NJP is around 140 km from the town of Mangan.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit the Place is between the spring season of March and May which offers the blooming beauty of nature. The next best time to visit is the start of winter from October to December which offers clear and scenic views of the Himalayan range with snow-covered mountains.

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