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North Sikkim

A land - where heaven touches the earth, the ambiance creates mystery, a landscape dominated by elements, silence can be heard, vision tends to travel beyond the horizon, soul starts meditating- unknowingly, the mind gets rejuvenated; and land that makes you bow.

North Sikkim is the northern district of Sikkim. Mongan is the district headquarter of the district. At an altitude of 3950 ft, the town is located at a distance of 65 km from Gangtok, the state capital. Tourists need special permits to visit North Sikkim beyond Mangan. The area can be visited only as part of an organized tour.

The road from Mangan goes straight to Chungthang, another major town of North Sikkim. At 5,600 ft. Chungthang is 95 km from Gangtok. From here the road bifurcates. The road to the left goes to Lachen and the road to the right reaches Lachung. Lachen is the base from where tours to Gurudongmar lake and Chopta Valley is organized. Lachung, on the other hand, is the base for your tours to Yumthang valley.

Your journey to North Sikkim - a land full of unfamiliar experiences - starts from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. The landscape changes rapidly on every curve, as your road winds upwards. With thick smell of wildflowers, mossy trees, streams rushing down, mists coiling up from the deep gorges, sudden flashy flight of colourful birds, huge snow range embossed in the horizon, widespread valley, deep blue sky, lonely prayer flag waving leisurely at the distant top - you are on your way to a different destination.

Our special package to North Sikkim includes all these places and gives you a much-desired break from the madding city life. A dream-come-true and never-before opportunity to explore the pristine and virgin landscape of a remote high altitude plateau now comes right to your desktop. Just click your mouse and set out for an unforgettable experience with naturebeyond.

note: Almost the entire zone of North Sikkim comes under the restricted territory, foreigner's visit beyond Thangu is prohibited.
Tourism in the region is at a nascent stage and guests may not get the same level of service in north-Sikkim as they would in other parts of the region.

Places (Distance from Gangtok)

Chungthang (95 km)
Phodong (36 Km)
Singhik (65 Km)
Lachen (130 Km)
Lachung (120 Km)
Yumthang (140Km)
Yumesamdong (155Kms)
Thangu (160 Km)
Chopta Valley (163 km)

Map of North Sikkim

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