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Places to visit in North Sikkim
Written by Shanmugam on July 28, 2020 Share on

Top 7 places to visit in North Sikkim that will blow your mind

North Sikkim is one of the most astounding tourist spots in India. There are a plethora of places to visit in North Sikkim that will offer you a mesmerizing vacation experience. Going to North Sikkim is similar to going on an unending delightful dream. Moreover, North Sikkim is one of the very few destinations in the world that gives you a secluded vacation experience. The surreal land, idyllic lakes and sparkling rivers are some of the places in North Sikkim that will give you a rejuvenating experience. Gurudongmar Lake, Yumthang Valley, Lachung, Lachen are some of the top places to visit in North Sikkim. This magical city is located very close to Darjeeling and Gangtok. If you are planning for a vacation with your family and loved ones, then you have so much to 7 places to visit in North Sikkim and also nearby North Sikkim.

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List of top 7 places to visit in North Sikkim

The list consists of places that are worth visiting during your honeymoon vacation, family tour, and friend trips. All these places are picture perfect and most romantic places in Sikkim. If you are planning a Honeymoon in Sikkim, then you can definitely visit North Sikkim without any doubt.

  1. Lachung
  2. Gurudongmar Lake
  3. Lachen
  4. Cholamu Lake
  5. Mt. Katao
  6. Yume Samdong


Lachung is a small and beautiful town in North Sikkim. The town boasts for farming areas, view of snow-capped mountains, tranquil river and romantic waterfalls. It is one of the best places to visit if you wish to have a stay option away from the hustle-bustle of city life. Moreover, there are so many things to do in Lachung. Lachung is famous for its cultural festivals, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, vibrant vintage architecture and homestay. Also, it is well known for exotic handwoven blankets and shawls. This village on the Tibetan border is definitely one of the best places to visit in North Sikkim. If you are planning for a Sikkim vacation ensure you add this highlight to your Sikkim itinerary.

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2.Gurudongmar Lake

North Sikkim is very well known for two things 1) snow-capped mountains and monasteries, 2) for its magical and sacred Gurudongmar lake. You can see a lot of Buddhist monk travelling from different parts of the world to this holy Gurudongmar Lake. Located at a height of 17,800 feet, the lake offers an astounding and mystic experience by its first sight. There is something so special about this sacred lake. Apart from the lake, the place is well known for its delicious traditional cuisine options. After treating your taste buds, go on a walking tour and visit the nearby temples. Moreover, if you wish to do trekking, then stay a day or two in a nearby resort. This is the base point where trekkers start their journey. Gurudongmar is certainly one of the best places to visit in North Sikkim if you wish to explore temples and religious lake.

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unbelievably, Lachen is one of the most romantic places to visit in North Sikkim. The place has nature connecting activities and attractions like Lachen Monastery, Green Lake and Chopta Valley. Moreover, you can spend your time with your loved ones by watching the snow-capped mountains, murmuring of birds, idyllic landscape, simple setup of wooden huts and mesmerizing sunset. The place will make you feel like going on an unending dream.

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4.Cholamu Lake

If you are newly married and looking for most romantic and secluded places to visit in North Sikkim, Cholamu Lake is a haven for you. The scenic Cholamu Lake is an ideal place to take some romantic pictures with your better half. A visit to these mesmerizing lake will leave agape in amazement. Moreover, this lake is located 5330 meters above sea level in North Sikkim. It is one of the very few places in North Sikkim that is untouched by modern developments. The destination allures honeymoon travellers, backpackers and photographers. It is certainly a heaven for photographers to click amazing naturescape. An ideal place to visit in North Sikkim to get a visual retreat of the snow-capped mountain and astounding lake.

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Mt. Katao is one of the best 7 places to visit in North Sikkim if you are planning for an amazing adventure-filled vacation. The place boasts for snow-capped mountain, picturesque valleys, and colourful flora. Moreover, Mt.Katao is the best place to indulge in enthralling and adrenaline rushing sports like skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and stone grinding. These activities will leave you agape in amazement. To enjoy and click pictures of the surreal land you should avail a permit well in advance from the army. A view from 15000 feet, Mt. Katao will certainly mesmerize you with its beauty.

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6.Yume Samdong

Yume Samdong is located 15000 feet above sea level. Also, Yume Samdong is popularly known as Zero Point in North Sikkim. It offers a breathtaking view of nature connected mountains and valleys of North Sikkim. An enthralling and adventurous drive through the twist and turn roads will add even more excitement to your Yume Samdong tour. It takes close to an hour to reach Zero Point. In order to visit zero points, you need to get a permit well in advance to get rid of last-minute surprises. This beautiful valley is worth visiting with your loved ones and it is one of the most scenic 7 places to visit and take pictures in North Sikkim.

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