There couldn’t be a better place than Sikkim to witness the Eastern Himalayan range in India. Bordered by mountainous places like Bhutan and Nepal, Sikkim also boasts of having the world’s third highest (India’s highest) mountain, Kanchenjunga, standing tall at 8,586 m. So what makes the Northern part of this place so special?
Why you should not miss a trip to North Sikkim?
North Sikkim, the largest district of Sikkim, is also the least populous districts of India and is no less than a paradise on earth.
It is the most beautiful excursion of Nature, especially, the exploration of the eastern mountain range of the Great Himalaya. One of the most breathtaking landscapes in India, the region of the Northern part of the Sikkim state is the marvel of Nature. The pristine view of the white snowy mountain tops, vivacious waterfalls, bustling rivers, majestic lakes and the vivid flora and fauna have the capacity to spellbind its visitors with its spectacular Natural untouched beauty.
Years back, the zone was non – touristy but the increased social media reach and awareness has put it on every tourist’s radar now. Indeed, the mother nature lays snow covered and replenishes itself just like Chandratal, Spiti valley, Nubra Valley and Leh Ladakh.
Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim is the highest lake of India and among the top high altitude lake of the world. This lake was at 17800 feet.
Yumthang Valley is a paradise on earth, which is full of natural wonders and picturesque beauty. It is home to a zillion flowers, spectacular mountains & a serene river, and is often also called as the ‘Valley of Flowers’ like the one located in Uttarakhand. Needless to say, its breathtaking and magical surroundings make it a must-visit place for every traveller.
Yumesamdong is situated at the elevation of 15,300 ft. in the Nothern District of Sikkim, India. This place is often called “Zero Point” because there is no motorable road after this place and the visitors are not permitted to go further beyond this point due to its proximity to the Chinese border.
Chopta Valley is a place with unsurpassed natural beauty. Explore Chopta Valley in Sikkim.
Note: Remember to dress up in layers while travelling in North Sikkim
Clothes for trip to North Sikkim
In North Sikkim the altitude changes drastically from 9,000 feet to 17,000 feet and so, does the weather changes here. It gets quite cold and windy at high altitudes. Do carry woolens in all seasons along with cap and gloves.
Clothes: For the lower altitudes-light sweater, tee- shirts etc. For the higher altitudes – jacket with woollen lining, monkey cap, mufflers, wind-cheaters, long-johns, woollen socks and gloves should be carried.
Points to Remember
- There are high chances of Altitude Mountain Sickness in North Sikkim. So, do carry Diamox and camphor to protect it.
- Also the people with ailments like Heart diseases, high Blood pressure, need to have a doctor recommendation for visit Gurudongmar Please do respect that. It’s for your safety and well-being.
- There are almost no roads in North Sikkim but the journey is a lifetime experience.
- Plastic is banned in North Sikkim.
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