Category Archives: North Sikkim Tours

We at Himalayan Residency have handpicked various destinations in North Sikkim to design itineraries uniquely featuring this diverse landscape and colorful traditions. Our regular North Sikkim Packages start from 01 Night / 02 Days and can be customized to any number of days to meet your requirements. Our regular and customised North Sikkim Package Tours are appreciated by our guests.

16Mar/18
North Sikkim Quick Tour

North Sikkim Quick Tour

North Sikkim Quick Tour is ex-Gangtok consists [Lachung], Yumthang visit and return, duration 1 night / 2 days, you may try it as a weekend trip too. Our North Sikkim Quick Tour Packages of 1 Night/ 2 Days is for those tourists who have just a couple of days in hand and wants to get an essence of this colorful north district of Sikkim.

North Sikkim Quick Tour Itinerary

Day – 1:
We start your tour to North Sikkim as early as possible for Lachung in the morning say around 10:00 a.m. start journey towards Lachung. The road to Lachung fom Gangtok is about 140 km and travels through High Mountain in north Sikkim. En-route you see Seven Sisters Water Fall, (en route Lunch at your own cost), Miyang Chu, Naga Water Fall, Vim Nala & Twin Water Fall under sight seeing.

Between 4:00 5:00 p.m. in the afternoon arrival at Lachung, Check in to Hotel Himalayan Residency & leisure – Over night stay in Lachung.

Day – 2:
7:30 a.m. After breakfast, you start your day excursion to Simba Rhododendron North Sikkim Quick tourSanctuary, [Yumthang Valley] – the valley of flowers. Yumthang is a valley near the river Lachung Chu surrounded by mountains where the tree line ends at the end of winter the valley erupts in riots of colors as first fruit of spring. Rhododendrons and many other Alpine flowers in full bloom along with snow roofed valley except in autumn – During winter Yumthang is somber with snow all around and the snow clad mountains adding to the beauty. You can play around with snow as during utmost part of the year, the valley is filled with snow. On the way back you can visit the famous hot spring which is recognized for its healing properties of skin syndromes.

Lunch at Lachung, drive back to Gangtok.
Arrival at Gangtok in the evening. Tour concludes.

15Mar/18
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Exotic North Sikkim Tour Package

This Exotic North Sikkim Tour Package is ex-Gangtok consists Lachen, Thangu, Chopta Valley, Gurudogmar Lake, Lachung, Yumthang visit and return, duration4 night / 5 days a leisure tour to virgin places of north Sikkim.

Exotic North Sikkim Tour Package Itinerary:

North Sikkim Tour Package – Gangtok Lachung Yumthang Lachung Lachen Thangu Chopta Valley Gurudogmar Lake Lachen Gangtok

Duration: 4 nights / 5 days

Day 01:Tour to Lachung from Gangtok

After breakfast start Exotic North Sikkim Tour Package towards Lachung. En-route Seven Sisters Water Fall, (Lunch at your own cost) Miyang Chu, Naga Water Fall, Vim Nala (Bhima nala is situated near Lachung on the road to Lachung from Chungthang) & Twin Water Fall sight seeing.

The Bhim Nala waterfalls is so called because of its size! Bhima,one of the Pandavas in the ‘Mahabharata’, symbolises huge size and strength. So does this waterfall in rainy season. It might look a very small waterfall in winter owing to the frozen source of water at the time it was shot, however during the monsoons it is in full flourish and offer a great view. The sound of the huge volume of water dropping can heard from far off. North Sikkim is the home to many beautiful waterfalls the Seven Sisters. the Naga falls, the Twin falls and the Bhim nala waterfalls. Each has a different beauty attached to it.

4:00 5:00 p.m. Arrival at Lachung. Check in to Himalayan Residency & leisure.

DAY 02: LACHUNG – sightseeing

Simba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Yumthang Valley & Hot Spring EXCURSION –north sikkim package tour After early breakfast, Day excursion to Simba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Visit to Yumthang valley (known as Valley of Flowers). Yumthang is the summer grazing ground of the Yaks & winter playgrounds of Yetis. On the way back visit Hot Spring considered to have medicinal properties. Lunch at Lachung. In afternoon have a leisurely walk around the Lachung village. Over night stay at Himalayan Residency, Lachung in second day of Exotic North Sikkim Tour Package.

Day 03:Transfer to Lachen from Lachung

After breakfasttransfer to Lachen -a scenic mountain village. Lachen, clings to lush mountain slopes in a splendid natural setting against a surroundings of imposing snow capped peaks, glaciers and rock cliffs. The village is in a picturesque valley amidst mixed conifer and Rhododendron forests. Over night stay at Himalayan Residency, Lachen.

Day 04 Excursion to Gurudongmar Lake and Sightseeing around Lachung

Start for day excursion to Gurudogmar, Thangu, Chopta Valley, Visit the Gurudongmar Lake about 60 kilometers from Lachung, 3hours drive – Chopta valley through which Lachen Chu flows, generally covered with snow from December to March or even more. Chopta Valley and Thangu region is fully covered with Rhododendron forest.

2:00 3:00 p.m. reach Lachen, Back to hotel for lunch. In afternoon visit Lachen village, one of the most important destination in Exotic North Sikkim Tour Package. Over night stay at Himalayan Residency, Lachen.

Day 05:LACHUNG – GANGTOK (ABOUT 130 KMS/ 6 HRS)

Early Morning after breakfast drive for GANGTOK en route enjoy the beauty of the magnificent Eastern Himalaya. En route Lunch at your own cost. Arrive at Gangtok in the afternoon. Exotic North Sikkim Tour Package concludes.

For Exotic North Sikkim Tour Package, your arrival to Gangtok and departure can be arranged by Himalayan Tourism.

14Mar/18
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North Sikkim Tour

North Sikkim Tour is ex-Gangtok consists Lachen, Thangu, Chopta Valley, Gurudogmar Lake, Lachung, Yumthang visit and return, duration3 night / 4 days a preview of Indias own Switzerland.

North Sikkim Tour

Itinerary: Gangtok Lachen Thangu Chopta Valley Gurudogmar Lake Lachung Yumthang Gangtok
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days

North Sikkim Tour Day 1:

North Sikkim Tour starts at 10:30 a.m. start journey towards Lachen. Just about 115 km from Gangtok, Lachen is located at an altitude of 8838 ft. Nearby villages of Rabom, Chaten, Talem, Yakthang, Kalep, Samdong and Thangu form a larger part of Lachen. Foot trails to the countrys highest mountain peak Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Sinolchu the most beautiful peak begin at your approach in Lachen. En-route Seven Sisters Water Fall, (Lunch at your own cost) Miyang Chu, Naga Water Fall, Taram Chu sight seeing. Taram Chu is one of the Sikkim’s most notable hot springs. The springs, which have a high sulphur content, are renowned for their medicinal and therapeutic values. North Sikkim TourNaga Waterfalls lies at the Lachung-Yumthang Valleys trek route. The place offer panoramic view of snow-caped mountains all around. Chungthang lies on the confluence of two hilly rivers Lachen and Lachung Chu.

4:00 5:00 p.m. Arrival at Lachen. Check in to Hotel Himalayan Residency & over night stay in leisure. Lachen is perfect for an overnight halt whenyou havingthe spectacularnorth sikkim Tour.

North Sikkim TourDay 2:

8:30 a.m. After early breakfast, Day excursion to Simba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Yumthang Valley & Hot Spring. Lunch at Lachung, after noon free. Over night stay at Himalayan Residency, Lachen in the 2nd day of North Sikkim Tour.

North Sikkim TourDay 3:

5:00 a.m. Start for day excursion to Gurudogmar Lake, Thangu, Chopta Valley. Gurudongmar Lake, also known as Gurudogmar Lake, is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft (5,430 m). It is a lake which is considered sacred by both Buddhists and Sikhs. Thangu is located at an altitude of 13000 feet. Thangu is about 30 kilometers north of Lachen. Since it is located at a high altitude, the place remains covered with snow for most of the time.

Chopta Valley

Just 20-25 minutes drive from Thangu, only few places come close to the virgin appeal of Chopta Valley.On your return journey from Gurudongmar, take a turn to reach Chopta valley. There are numerous Chopta valleys in Himalayas and this one is above Thangu village in North Sikkim. A road runs parallel to the valley and you can travel for a few kilometers to see it stretching far.

2:00 3:00 p.m. reach Lachen, afternoon transfer to Himalayan Residency, Lachen. Thus ends third day of your North Sikkim Tour.

North Sikkim TourDay 4:

9:00 a.m. Start for Gangtok, Vim Nala & Twin Water Fall sight seeing on the way (Lunch at your own cost). Arrival at Gangtok in the afternoon. North Sikkim Tour concludes.

Your arrival to Gangtok and departure can be arranged by Himalayan Tourism.

Tips
  • Do not litter and deposit garbage at selected places. Keep all kinds of pollutants away from streams and lakes.
  • It is customary to leave a donation at a monastery and to circle shrines in a clockwise direction.
  • Avoid smoking, drinking and talking loudly near sacred places.
Extra Notes:

Tourists visiting Chopta valley has to stay overnight at Lachen. From here you start early morning for Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake. Indian tourists may visit both but international tourists are allowed to visit only till the valley. The distance from Lachen to Thangu is just 30 kilometers. Within this short distance you will gain altitude of about 4500 feet. The green vegetation of lower altitude will soon give way to Alpine terrain with canonical trees. As you go further up, the trees give way to small bushes and beyond Thangu the vegetation is relatively less as you get into Tibetan plateau. The Chopta Valley is the last green vegetation on this route.

Chopta valley can be visited only as part of a package tour. Visit to North Sikkim requires special permit that can be organised by authorised tour operators such as ourselves. You can not visit the valley on your own. The travel and accommodation has to be booked in advanced through us as we are a recognized Tour Operator.

Most tourists stay overnight at Lachen and visit the valley as part of a day tour. Being high in altitude also means you will need substantial time spend in acclimatising before you can stay overnight here.

In Lachen, a traditional administrative system is in practice to follow rules and regulation and is known as Dzumsa. In summers, the interesting annual Yak Race called the Thangu takes place at Lachen. The population of Lachen is very less and goes up to just about a 1000 people altogether.

Conclusion

You bring back wonderful memories from mostly every vacation. We need to live for moments that can not be put into words easily. A trip to Gurudongmar Lake and Chopta Valley will remain as a vivid and unforgettable memory in your mind and hope we will be able to host and guide you!

The views from the top, especially when you are nearing Kala Patthar, are simply awesome – you can see the whole long valley spread out flat at the bottom of a deep bowl of black & white mountains. And then comes the best part – you reach and touch the snow and the mountain peaks you have been seeing from a distance for last few hours.

You can club this trip as part of your larger Sikkim tour. Are you planning to go there? Send your queries to us.

13Mar/18
North Sikkim Short Tour

North Sikkim Short Tour

North Sikkim Short Tour is ex-Gangtok consists Lachung, Yumthang visit and return, duration2 night / 3 days in a little relaxed mode.

North Sikkim Short Tour Itinerary

Gangtok Lachung Yumthang Lachung Gangtok

Day-1:

At around 10:30 a.m. start journey towards Lachung from Gangtok.Lachung is one of the most beautiful town in Sikkim with varieties of Rhododendron, Orchids and butterflies. In North Sikkim Short Tour,if the weather conditions are good and sky is clear you can get to see the Himalayan range. The view on the way offers majestic view of mount Jopuno, mount Kanchendzonga, mount Sinolchu, mount Pandim, mount Simvo, mount Kabru and other Himalayan mountain peaks.The road side is wooded Rhododendron forest, generally blossoms during spring. En-route through the high Himalayan Mountains of north Sikkim visit Seven Sisters Water Fall. Here to facilitate the tourists to savour the pristine beauty and to be with nature, Tourism Department has set up a waiting shed and cafeteria. Here youcan take a break and take pictures. (Lunch at your own cost) Miyang Chu, Naga Water Fall, Vim Nala & Twin Water Fall sight seeing.

4:00 5:00 p.m. Arrival at Lachung. Check in to Hotel Himalayan Residency & over night stay in leisure. Lachung is perfect for an overnight halt before you visit the spectacular Yumthang valley next day.

Day-2: 8:30 a.m. After breakfast, Day excursion to Simba Rhododendron North Sikkim Short TourSanctuary.Shingba Rhododendron sanctuary through which flows the Yumthang Chu. The sanctuary is known for its abundance of Rhododendron trees and shrubs. Yumthang Valley & Visit the hot water spring and other places of interest. Lunch at Lachung. In the afternoon visit Buddhist Monastery. Lachung Gompa, built around 1880, the monastery is situated amidst apple orchards across the river from the town centre. Also visit toLachung Village. Over night stay at Hotel Himalayan Residency in Lachung.

Day-3: 9:00 a.m. Start for Gangtok, (Lunch at your own cost). Arrival at Gangtok in the afternoon. North Sikkim Short Tour concludes here.