Nathula Pass, Gangtok, East Sikkim NathuLa, one of the highest motorable roads in the world, is a mountain pass in the Himalayan peaks that co-joins Sikkim and China. Situated on the Indo-Tibetan border 14450 ft. above sea level, NathuLa is one of the most important Himalayan passes in the country. Nathu means 'listening ears', and La means 'pass'. NathuLa is...
Tsomgo Lake, East Sikkim, 12313 ft Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok. Located at an elevation of 3,753 m (12,313 ft), the lake remains frozen during the winter season. The lake surface reflects different colours with change of seasons and is held in great reverence...
Gurudongmar Lake , 18000 Ft, North Sikkim, Tourism Sikkim One of the most beautiful, pristine lakes in Sikkim, Gurudongmar lake sits in close proximity to the Tibetan and Chinese border in the north. Its a Wonderful place Nested amidst the mountains at 5,183, the freezing alpine lake is amongst the major sources of the river Teesta. The lake takes its...
Lachen North Sikkim Lachen is the sister town of Lachung, tucked away in the Himalayan wonders, surrounded by the Lachen Chu river and mountain ranges. Located at an altitude of 8838ft and a distance of 109 km from Gangtok, it is the starting point of treks further north into the Himalayas, and also to the nearby Gurudongmar Lake & Chopta...
Baba Mandir, Gangtok, Sikkim The Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple is popularly known as Baba Mandir. The Baba Mandir, Sikkim is located at an altitude of 12,123 ft above sea level. This is around 52 Km from Gangtok and is between Jelepla and Nathula pass. Baba Mandir is usually part of the itinerary when visiting Nathula Pass and Tsongmo Lake. The History behind...
Gangtok, Sikkim Gangtok Sikkim is the smallest Northeastern state of India, flanked by Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet and West Bengal on its four sides. Home to the Himalayan mountain range, Mt Kangchenjunga, the highest mountain peak of India, is located in Sikkim. Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim. Sikkim became a part of India as late as 1975. An independent monarchy before,...
Mount Katao, 15000 ft, North Sikkim, Tourism Sikkim Mount Katao is quite impressive place to visit and set your spirit free from hustle bustle of urban area and make you enter into the natural beauty of the waterfall and the pleasant weather. The overwhelming view of snowy area where you can lay down to enjoy touch and feel of the...
Yumthang Valley, 11693 ft, North Sikkim with Tourism Sikkim The Yumthang Valley or Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary, is a nature sanctuary with river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim state in India. It is at an elevation of 3,564 metres (11,693 ft) above msl...
Kala Patthar, 15500 ft, North Sikkim, Tourism Sikkim Kala pathar means "black rock" in nepali, hindi and urdu language. The place is always fully covered with snow with freezing cold temperature. It is situated above thangu valley and chopta valley. The only colours you will see are black and white. The whole area is covered with white snow and some...