North Sikkim is center of Sikkim tourism. It is called as the flower valley, replete with 500 waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers, and the majestic snow covered Himalayas.
All these make North Sikkim a heaven in earth. A typical North Sikkim tour starts from Gangtok then via Kabi Lungtsok 23 km, Phodong 40 km, Mangan 67 km, Singhik 72 km, Chungthang 98 km, Lachung 117 km to 141 km away flower valley Yumthang. On the way lies Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Kanchandzonga National Park. SNT buses from Gangtok leaves at 8-00 and 13-00 hr and reaches Mangan via Phodong and going still 5 km further to Singhik. Indians are free to move upto Tung bridge via Mangan-Shinghik , but beyond north of Tung restricted area permit is required.
Yumthang, at the height of 11,800 ft. & 140 kms from Gangtok, is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora & fauna and breathtaking scenic grandeur. Yumthang, is a vast expanse of colorful grass-carpet to the horizon Covered with rhododendron shrubs and trees, the entire valley erupts into a riot of colors in May.
A little ahead on the right crossing the Chu over the wooden bridge is Sachu or hot spring. It contains sulphur-water. It is popular for its curative and healing power.
In May-June 33 varieties of rhododendrons work unitedly with alpine flowers paint and help flourish & colour Yumthang. Yaks grazing over snow white Himalayas and breathe in the fragrance of flowers from a distance.
For the Yumthang tour, March-June, Sept-Dec (beginning) is the ideal season. As the China Border is nearby the whole area is sensitive and under military control. Foreigners are required to get RAP to visit the area. Taking snaps are prohibited. You should deposit your camera at a military check post 1 km away from Lachung on the way to Yumthang.
Day 01: New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra – Gangtok
Day 02: Gangtok 7 point sightseeing.
Day 03: Gangtok – Tsomgo Lake – back to Gangtok.
Day 04: Gangtok – Lachen
Day 05: Lachen – Gurudongmar Lake/Chopta Valley – back to Lachen.
Day 06: Lachen – Lachung
Day 07: Lachung – Yumthang – back to Lachung.
Day 08: Lachung – Gangtok.
Day 09: Gangtok – Rest/Shopping
Day 10: Gangtok – New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra
Plesae inbox us for tour cost request:
01.Hotel accommodation with all meals
02. Sightseeing tour according to the programme.
04. Necessary travel permit
05. service of English speaking guide/excourt
Cost does not include:
01. Visa fees, personal clothing and equipments,
02. sleeping bags, single supplement, International airfare
03. excess baggage, personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost, medical box,
04. bottled beverages, laundry, tips
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- Price : USD 1000
- Destinations : North Sikkim
- Max Elevation : 3500 m.
- Weather : Spring (April to May) is best time to climb
- Trip Duration : 10 days
- Trip Grade : Moderate
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