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Bhutan

North Sikkim

It is sheer magic- the sparkle of snow, awesome gorges, spine chilling trails, the lure of mountains and the quaint lifestyle of semi-nomadic yak herders and rare tribal societies. North Sikkim is still yet unexplored and what remains hidden makes it even more longed for.

Kabi Lungchok

!7 Km away from Gangtok on the North Sikkim highway this historical site marks the treaty of blood brotherhood between the Lepcha chief The-Kung-Tek and the Bhutia chief Khey-Bhum-Sa. A memorial stone pillar still marks the event.

 

Phensang Monastery

Belonging to the Nyingmapa Buddhist order it was built in 1721 during the time of Jigmee Pawo. Gutted by fire in 1947 it was later rebuilt in 1948.

 

 

Phodong Monastery

About 38 Km from Gangtok it is one of the six major monasteries in Sikkim . Belonging to the Kagyupa order it was built by Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal in the 18th century and is famous for the murals adorning its walls.
 

Labrang Monastery

Lying further 2 Km uphill from Phodong monastery it belongs to the Nyingmapa SECT. The Gompa (Monastery) still retains its old structure and ancient mural paintings and frescoes.
 

 

Singhik

Yet another fascinating point to view the snowy Mt Khangchendzonga range. Also offers enough opportunity for short nature trails. A tourist lodge offers visitors a reason to stay back and relish the sylvan mountainside.

 

Chungthang

Sprawled beside the confluence of the Lachung Chhu and the Lachen Chhu (Chhu meaning River) that becomes the starting point of the Teesta River, it is a major settlement in North Sikkim . Amazingly, Paddy thrives at exactly next to the small paddy field lies the sacred rock which has the foot imprints believed to belong Guru Rimpoche. The holy rock has a crevice which holds the natural holy water all through the this holy spot binds the Sikkim Buddhist people.

Lachung

A tribal village at 8600ft where a tribal self government, the Dzomsa still rule the tribe with its ancient tradition - the collective decision making process in any affairs relating to the community. One can spend a night here and acquaint the unique ways of the village and also visit the fascinating Yumthang valley.

 


Yumthang

At 11,800 ft. the valley is simply enchanting. Surrounded by an alpine forest of silver fir and high snow capped peaks, its charms get even more irresistible in spring when primulas carpet the valley floor along with the outburst of rhododendrons and other wild blossoms. It is also famous for its hot springs .

Yumesamdong

About 24 Km from Yumthang the trail is filled with the fragrance of the azalea, a plant collected by the locals as incense. Here one can experience the enchanting views of a mountainous terrain in snow.
 

 

Lachen

Another tribal village at 9600 ft it is also ruled by the Dzomsa. The focal point of all village activity is the Lachen monastery located in the upper section of the village. A good number of the villagers are still yak herders and keep migrating with their herd.

 

Chopta Valley

At 13,200 ft it lies a mere 20 minutes drive away from Thangu. A breathtaking valley one can walk over frozen rivers in the winter.

 

 

Gurudongmar Lake

A holy tarn at 17,200 ft it is believed to possess a miraculous power of making childless couples fruitful. The lake freezes during the winter except a spot which the devotees believe is blessed.


 

Thangu

At 13000 ft it lies 30km away from Lachen. This valley is completely carpeted with alpine flowers in spring and gets snow covered from October onwards. It is the starting point of the great Tibetan plateau


 

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