North Sikkim

Both breathtakingly beautiful and dauntingly dangerous, the pristine mountains of North Sikkim are blessed with nature's unspoiled bounties. Landscape lovers head to the idyllic valleys of Yumthang and Gurudongmar, but travelling here requires some stamina and a special permit, which is easy to obtain if you sign up for a tour. 

Blessed with nature's unspoiled bounties......

North Sikkim is the most rugged and spectacular district of Sikkim having expanded forest area with rich natural beauty. It has its headquarters or district capital in Mangan. It is 76 KM from capital Gangtok. It comprises of Lachen, Lachung (the valley of flowers), Dzongu and Tholung valleys. Each of these is formed glacier fed rivers originating from the Great Himalayan Range and its offshoots, the Singelila Range and the Chola Range. Mighty peaks ranging between 6000 to 8500 meters enclose it on three sides. A part of North Sikkim, even lies across the Himalayas, on the Tibet Plateau. The visitor can visit the high altitude, Yumthang Valley of Rhododendrons, the tribal villages of Lachung and Lachen, and with special permits you can even trek through the remote Tholung Valley to the Kishong-la or the Khangchendzonga climber’s base camp at Green Lake. Northern Sikkim is a tranquil region but the areas are still restricted and require permits, often in the organized groups of 4 people. Most of North Sikkim is restricted to travelers and permits are needed to visit these areas...

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