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Gangtok is a popular hill destination for intrepid traveller, nature lovers, trekkers and honeymooners. Residing in the lap of great Himalayan mountain range in north-east of Indian state of Sikkim, this serene picturesque beautiful town will definitely add some zeal and oxygen in your life if you want to take a break from the hustle-bustle of the city life.
You can behold the unparalleled beauty of Mount Kanchenjunga from every corner of the city during your Sikkim Tour. This town is infused with several Monasteries, Chorten, Stupas, Statues and Religious establishment that caters a strong Buddhism and Hinduism culture respectively and the places to visit are - Enchey Monastery, Rumtek Monastery, Do-Drul Chorten, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Ganesh Tok, Hanuman Tok, Himalayan Zoological Park, Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Gardens, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Banjhakhir water fall, Gangtok Cable Car Ride, Tsomgo Lake Tour, Baba Mandir Tour.
Gurudongmar Lake (17,100 ft / 5,210 m) in North Sikkim (Lachen) is a place visited by travellers, nature lovers and trekkers due to the natural beauty of the lake and the surrounding areas and one of the source streams of the Teesta River. The lake is located at the Indo-Tibet border in North Sikkim. Due to the sheer height of the mountains the monsoon clouds cannot cross them and get trapped on the mountain as snow. The whole lake is created from melt water as it almost never rains here. There is no grass or other vegetation and it is like a desert at the roof of the world enough to spellbound any traveller..
Gurudongmar Lake is at the height of 17,000 ft and is one of the highest lakes in the world. A small Gurudwara is made and maintained by army near the lake. You will notice few small tea stalls greeting you where you get snacks and drinks. You need to walk slowly with increase breathing. When you reach the lake you will be amazed with its natural beauty. The complete lake appears bluish in color and combination of water and snow covered mountains and the sky is so pleasant that it’s difficult to describe it in words.
According to the legend, Guru Nanak had visited here and blessed this lake whereas as per Buddhist, their Guru Padmasambhava has blessed this lake. This is a sacred lake and it is said that during winter season also, when everything is covered with snow, this lake gets frozen except one portion which never freezes because of blessings from Guru
Due to the extremely inhospitable terrain and the difficulties, access is strictly controlled at the Army checkpost. Due to the altitude, there is a scarcity of oxygen. Visitors are advised to carry medicines and to descend quickly in case of acute or persistent discomfort.
Yumthang Valley is popularly known as the Valley of Flowers Located at a distance of 148 kms from Gangtok and at a height of 11,800 feet. Every year thousands of tourists across the world throng in this valley of Green midow & Flowers due to its breathtaking scenic beauty it offers. Yumthang is very popular among foreign travellers for Camping, Trekking, Snowboarding, Skiing and Ice Skating. In summer, wild flowers such as Primulas and Rhododendrons drench the landscape in rich colours, making it a tourist hot spot. A number of hot springs are scattered in Yumthang valley providing an unexpected opportunity to feel the warmth of the water even in freezing temperature. Rich in Sulphur & Minerals these springs are believed to have miraculous healing power and very useful for skin care. So pack your bag and getaway for this mesmerising destination called Switzerland of the East that will make you spellbound throughout the North Sikkim Tour. This Summer Special North Sikkim Tour Package is exclusively designed by us – an ISO 9001:2015 Certified DMC and Your Travel Advisor!.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL GANGTOK & NORTH SIKKIM ?
Late March to end of May is considered as best time for North Sikkim Tour. March to May is spring in North Sikkim and best to visit. The weather remains quite chilly and the valleys are in full bloom with primulas and rhododendron flowers with unspeakable beauty. The lakes are visible with crystal clear water.
After Monsoon, September to early December is also experience a large influx of tourist in Gangtok & North Sikkim. At this time weather remains clear and provides best scenic beauty of this virgin paradise.
End of December to early march is not advisable for Sikkim Tour specially North Sikkim Tour. One can experience heavy snow fall during this period. The road condition of this area is really pathetic and it becomes worse with snowfall. Roads lead to the frozen Gurudongmar Lake, snow covered Yumthang Valley & Zero Point often gets blocked. But winter has its own charm. If you really want to experience the beautiful of Sikkim in winter, nothing can barred you.
Dal Lake Shikara Ride (6:00 am to 5:00 pm / INR 150 - INR 250 Per Person)
Spend a night in a House Boat (most special for Honeymooners)
Experience Gondola cable car ride (Ticket Sale : 9.00am - 3.00pm) / (Ride : 10.00am - 5.00pm)
Enjoy Water Rafting in Lidder River (short 3km / medium 8km / long 28km)
Paragliding over magnificent valleys (happens in Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Bhaderwah, Sanasar and Harwan)
Try out some Kashmiri Delicacy (Lamb Mutton Rogan Josh, Modur Pulav, Matschgand, Yakhni or Yoghurt Lamb Curry, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, Aab Gosht, Goshtaba)
DO'S AND DON'TS FOR GANGTOK NORTH SIKKIM PACKAGE TOUR
Always carry photocopies of your identity proof along with 10 passport size photograph
Don't take photographs of locals withour permission
Dress decently while visiting monasteries and temples
Choose most experienced travel guide as your tour depents on them
Don't throw plastic bags, bottles, garbage anywhere during your Sikkim Tour
Use garbage bin to dump your waste
Keep rain coat, plastic bags to protect you and your belongings from rain
Carry woolen clothes, hand glaves, sun glasses for high altitude travelling
You can carry thermoflux bottle for warm water, tea or coffee
Drinking alcohol in sacred places is stricly prohibited in sikkim
Don't buy products made of endangered species or animals
Don't express your writing skill on trees, rocks and walls
Be careful while enjoying waterfalls, avoid slip down
Don't take selfie from places marked with danger
Flowers looks beautiful on trees, don't pluck them
Do not offer foods to local children
Please avoid any misadventure by not swimming in lakes & rivers
Elder people better not travel in high altitude like Nathula, Gurudongmar, Zero Point
Do not exceed car speed above 25 km/hour on roads during North Sikkim Tour
Do not forget to try local delicacy Thukpa (Soupy Noodles)
Sikkim is a smoke free state, so please bare it