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Exotic North Sikkim

Altitude: 3136 ft n above

The part of the state that shares its borders with China And Nepal, North Sikkim is exceptionally beautiful. One of the largest district of the state but also with the least explored areas mostly due to the harsh weather condition. It is located at an altitude of 956m, this place is famous among the tourist for its hiking and trekking trips in the forests and the mountains, and Gurudongmar lake- one of the highest lakes of India. North Sikkim is beauty waiting to be explored.

Lachung

Lachung

A mountain Villager Altitute:8858 ft

Described as "one of the most picturesque village of Sikkim", Lachung is a tourist hotspot. It is famous for its gushing waterfalls, the view of snow-covered and majestic mountains, apple orchids, peaches and apricots. There is a Lachung Gumpa built-in 1880, handicraft centre filled with exquisitely woven rugs and Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Lachung is a perfect tourist spot for a pleasurable holiday

Lachen

Lachen

The big pass Altitute:9022 ft

Lachen is everything that a traveller wishes for. It is one of the most beautiful towns of the state that is widely famous for its Lachung Monastery, the serene vegetation, its fairs and festivals, snow-clad mountains, lakes, flora and faunas, and its vibrant culture. It is also the starting point of one of the most interesting treks in North Sikkim as well as the gateway to Gurudongmar Lake and Tso Lahmu Lake. Due to its freshness and appealing beauty, it is a famous tourist destination.

Yungthang Valley

Yungthang Valley

The Valley of FlowersAltitude: 11693 ft

Famously known as the Valley of flowers and a home for Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Yungthang Valley is a beauty filled with rivers, hot springs, yaks and grazing pastures. Its is situated at an elevation of 3564m above msl, this valley is a paradise for all the nature lovers. The valley is filled with cosmic green meadow and green forest of pines and silver oaks. There are few hot springs in the valley that are visited by the tourists as they believe that they have miraculous healing power. The place should be in every tourists must-visit place.

Namchi

Namchi

Altitude: 4314 ft

Namchi is the cultural capital of Sikkim. It is a hub for cultural and religious tourism. It is famous for having a replica of char dham of India, the statue of Guru Padmasambhava, SherdupChoeling Monastery and DichenChoeling Monastery. It also offers a magnificent view of Kanchendenzonga range and Rangeet Valley. Tourist can visit the very attractive Rock Garden, the flower and plants. Namchi is a tourist hotspot.

Sandrupste

Sandrupste

Altitude: 7500ft

Sandrupste hill is ornamented with a statue of Guru Padmasambhava, a saint of Sikkim, who is believed to have been showering its blessing since more than 1200 years. The statue is 45m tall, is covered with gold that glitters when the sunlight falls over it. It took seven years for the status construction whose foundation was laid by Dalai Lama in the year 1997. The hill also offers a magnificent view of Mt.Kanchenjunga.

Flower Exhibition Centre

Sai Mandir

Altitude: 5413ft

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir is an outstanding religious pilgrimage centre nestled in Assangthan, Namchi. It is a two-storied building with a strikingly golden colour that is hard to miss. It is modern marvel, displaying modern architecture- its floor accommodates devotees for singing hymns, the first floor provides dwelling to the marble statues. There are ten different paintings of ten different reincarnations of Hindu gods, the temple has an awesome garden too from where one can get an amazing few of the Mt.Kanchenjunga. It is a must-visit place if one comes to Namchi, one should make a point to visit this temple.

Pelling

Pelling

Altitude: 5906 ft

A major stopover destination in West Sikkim. Pelling is beautiful and green and is dotted all over with numerous natural waterfalls, it is also the base from where adventure lovers and trekkers go on treks to remote locations. You can also get an awesome view of both Himalayan and Kanchenjunga range. It is home Pemayangtse Monastery, Sanga Choiling Monastery and Tashiding Monastery. Waterfalls, lakes, soft trek routes and villages that are in the vicinity of Pelling is an ideal getaway for the tourist.

Singshore Bridge

Singshore Bridge

Altitude: 5900ft

Singshore bridge is the second highest suspension bridge in Asia, it is one of the best attraction of West Sikkim. The downward view from the bridge is overwhelming with the sight of beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking view of the green hillsides above are view pleasing. You will be awed by the engineering feats and wonder how could human beings make such long suspension bridge at such an altitude.

Sangacholing Monastery

Sanga Choiling Monastery

Altitude:9200 ft

One of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim, Sanga Choiling Monastery was built 1697.This 17th Century monastery was established by Lama LhatsunChempo, who was an ardent devotee of the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism and this monastery stands as a significant place of worship for the Buddhist and the Hindu devotees. The monastery exhibits the Tibetan style of architecture and despite having been affected many times, the monastery still preserves unique clay statues, exotic ancient paintings and many other valuable resources belonging to the 17th century.

Rabdenste Palace

Rabdenste Palace

Ruins of Rabdentse PalaceAltitude:5900 ft

The ruins of Rabdenste Palace is one of the main tourist attraction of West Sikkim. A pond with thick forest surrounds the palace, and the scenic view from the top of the ruins scanning across the deep valley to the mystic heights of Kanchendzonga ranges is something to be cherished and etched in memory. The palace ruins have been reconstructed for the visitors for a very memorable experience.

Pemayangtse Monastery

Pemayangtse Monastery

Altitude:above 6561 ft

One of the premier monasteries of the state, Pemayangtse Monastery is an ancient monastery belonging to the Nyingma Sect. There is a wooden structure inside the monastery, which is considered a masterpiece created by DungzinRimpoche. The monastery commands a magnificent panoramic view of the Himalayan range, the surrounding hills and the countryside.

Rambi Waterfalls

Rambhi Waterfalls

Altitude: 7434 ft

A grand common setup loaded with normal excellence,Rambi Waterfall is a nature's wonder. The waterfall is huge and is encased by lavish greenery. Its beauty is mesmerizing and refreshing and to add to it, it also makes for a magnificent photography spot. The place will make you feel rejuvenated in just a few minutes of being there.

Rock Garden

Rock Garden

Altitude: ft

Considered as one of the famous picnic spot and tourist destination of West Sikkim, Rock Garden is a national hermitage. The garden is a manicured space loaded with wellsprings, resting sheds, roads, and very much kept up, organized rocks.
The Sewaro Rock Garden is about 12 km (45 min) distance away from Pelling. Shared jeeps are also available from Pelling. There is always an option of hiring a private taxi if one wishes to explore the nearby attractions as well like Darap village, the traditional village of the Limbu community and through there a short trail leads to Nambu, the holiest cave where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated.

Khechoperi

Khechoperi Lake

Kha-Cho-PalriAltitude:5600 ft

Considered to be one of the most sacred lakes of the state by the Buddhist and the Hindus, Khechoperi lake is a captivating art of nature.
The lake is hidden under the lusciously rich forest, and it is said that the birds there dont let even a single leaf to float on the lake surface. This lake is popular among the trekkers and adventure tourist, and for those who are interested in spending a night or two there, a trekkers hut are available too.

Kanchenjunga Waterfalls

Kanchenjunga Waterfalls

Altitude:5900 ft

A fall that came into limelight after a local tour operator accidentally discovered it, Kanchenjunga falls is a perennial waterfall that is one of the major tourist attractions in the region. It is believed that the pristine waterfall originates high up in the glaciers of Mount Kanchenjunga. The waterfall is mesmerizingly beautiful and grandeur.