Sikkim is like a piece of heaven that fell from heaven. Adorned with lush greenery, rhododendron-clad mountains, hulking high Himalayan peaks, babbling brooks, cascading waterfalls and outstanding vistas, Sikkim can be any nature lovers’ dream destination with all the qualities that its possesses,also, it can trigger interest in the adventurists at heart to explore beyond what is known about this slice of heaven. In our 5N/6D Gangtok Lachung Tour, we will visit one of the most scenic destinations in Sikkim, Lachung. Beginning the tour from state capital Gangtok, we shall head out to enjoy the vistas in North Sikkim, which nature lovers can call their home. Expect to be wooed by the natural charm and attainment of a whole new perspective towards Mother Nature.
Gangtok, wherefrom our tour commences is a lovely place with beautiful landscape, majestic monasteries, rich culture and warm-hearted people. The place caters to all kinds of travellers and their different interests. We shall schedule a day here so as to leave no stone unturned. However, our main aim would be to explore the suburb located Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir and the Nathu Pass. Situated at an elevation of about 3753m, Tsomgo Lake is known for season-wise change in the colour of its water. For this reason, the local people consider the lake as sacred. Tsomgo is also the home several species of birds including Brahminy Ducks and wild animals like Red Panda.
Through the route that has Singhik View point, Seven Sister Water Fall and Naga Water Fall we will reach Lachung from Gangtok. Lachung is a scenic mountain village that boasts snow-capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple and apricot orchards. There is also a handicraft centre at Lachung that offers a glimpse of skills of people of Sikkim. Our main places of visit would however be the Yumthang Valley, which is a grazing pasture surrounded by the mountains. Yumthang also known as Valley of Flowers is situated at an elevation of 3,564 metres and is home to Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary that has over twenty-four species of the Rhododendron flowers. Adding to the beauty is a tributary of River Teesta that flows past the valley and the town of Lachung. Yumthang is an ideal place for soaking the bliss of nature, it also gives one the opportunity to understand the might of Mother Nature and see its different aspects. We shall also visit the hot water spring that is believed to have medicinal properties. On our way back from Lachung, we shall also stop by to watch the beauty of Bheema and Twin Waterfalls.