North Sikkim Tour Plan | 2 Nights 3 Days North Sikkim Tour Package | Lachen Lachung Yumthang Valley

North Sikkim is a district of Indian State
Sikkim and it is seventh least populous district in India. A large part of North Sikkim is restricted
to travellers because these areas share a sensitive border with the People’s Republic
of China. The areas of North Sikkim which are open to
travellers gained immense popularity due to its scenic beauty and stunning views of majestic
snow capped mountains. The most popular tourist destinations of North
Sikkim are Lachen, Gurudongmar lake, Lachung and Yumthang Valley. How to Reach Lachen
In order to go to Lachen by train 1st reach New Jalpaiguri Station. By air reach Bagdogra airport 1st. From there take a car or Bus to reach the
capital city of Sikkim Gangtok. The distance of Gangtok from NJP is 125 Km
and from Bagdograis124 Km. It will take 3-4 hours to reach Gangtok from
NJP or Bagdogra. The cab fare is between Rs 2500 to Rs 4000
depending on the number of seats available. You can take a share cab also. The rate is Rs 300 per person. The bus fare is Rs 100 per person. After reaching Gangtok stay there overnight. Remember, you can visit Lachen and GurudongmarLake
only through tour operators registered under Sikkim Tourism Department. You will need an inner line permit issued
by Sikkim Tourism and Civil Aviation Department to visit Gurudongmar lake because it is a
protected area. You should collect the permit from Gangtok
at least the day before you start for Lachen. To get the permit you have to submit 2 copies
of Passport sized photograph and a copy of any of your Photo Id proofs like Voter ID
card or driving license or passport etc. Rs 100-Rs200 is charged for the form of the
permit and Rs 20 is charged for the fee of permit issuing authority. Day-1
On day 1, early in the morning travel to Lachen by car. Lachen is a small town in North Sikkim and
it is 129 km away from the capital city Gangtok. It will take almost 6 hours to reach Lachen
from Gangtok by car. The road to Lachen from Gangtok is rough and
has patches in some areas. Due to frequent landslides the road needs
constant maintenance. Cab fare for the day is around Rs 3000 to
5000 depending on the number of seats. The word Lachen means Big Pass. The town is famous for its beautiful grass
lands, snow capped mountain peaks and pine forests. Upon arriving Lachen visit Lachen Monastery. LachenGompa or Lachen Monastery is one of
the most popular monasteries of Sikkim Day-2
On Day 2 go to visit Gurudongmar Lake. Journey to Gurudongmar Lake from Lachen
Start early in the morning to Lachen for Gurudongmar Lake. Generally, this tour starts at 3.30 am in
the morning because you have to get back to Lachen before lunch. The weather condition of Gurudongmar Lake
deteriorates as the day progresses. It is better to start for Lachen from Gurudongmar
Lake by 9Am. The distance of Gurudongmar Lake from Lachen
is 67Km. It will take approximately 4 hours to reach
Gurudongmar Lake from Lachen. On your way first stop at Thangu valley and
have your breakfast. Thangu is a small village situated at an altitude
of 13000 ft and it is 35 km North of Lachen. It will take almost 2 hours to reach Thangu
from Lachen. After breakfast, start for Gurudongmar Lake. The distance is 40 km and it will take 2 hours
to reach GurudongmarLake from Thangu. The GurudongmarLake has been named after Guru
Padmasambhava who came here on his way back from Tibet. TheLake is located at an altitude of 17,800ft. It covers an area of 290 acres and it is the
largest lake in Sikkim. The lake is surrounded by snow covered mountains. It is considered holy and devotees collect
sacred water from here. There is a small temple of Guru Padmasambhava
next to the lake. In the afternoon go to Lachung from Lachen. Lachung is a beautiful valley situated at
a height of 8610 ft. Lachung is 135km away from Lachen and it will take around 6 hours
to reach Lachung from Lachen. Day-3
On 3rd day, go for local sightseeing in Lachung. The main places to visit are:
YumthangValley Yumthangis a picturesque valley in North Sikkim
famous for its forests and hot springs. Lachung Monastery
The beautiful Monastery set in a stunning backdrop is a must see in your Lachung Trip. Zero Point
15000 feet above the sea level enjoy the stunning view of snow capped Himalayan peaks here. On Day 3 evening return back to Gangtok. Stay the night at Gangtok and then return
back to Bagdora or NJP for departure. Where to stay
There are many hotels available in Gangtok, Lachen or Lachung. Room charges vary from Rs 1600 to Rs 2500. Beyond Lachen, there is no accommodation available
for night-stay as that is a protected area. You have to return from those areas on the
same day. The total tour package will cost between Rs8000
to Rs9000 for 2 people, which exclude a trip to Zero point. A trip to Zero Point will cost Rs2000 to Rs3000
extra. The Package will include your hotel charges,
car fare and food cost from Gangtok to Gangtok.

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