Located at 24 kms from Pemayangtse, this lake is also known as
the wishing lake. This unusually calm lake, located in the midst
of a denseforest isconsidered to be very holy and no water sport
or other activities besides prayers are allowed around it. The
vicinity of the Lake is an ideal place to find the Lepcha Houses
and their communities.
This new destination of the millennium, only opened on the 20th
of December 2000, for domestic and foreign tourists. It's a
natures gifted wonderland- infact words will fall short to
describe the glory of this place. The people, culture,
monasteries ,valleys flowers zone. The famous Yak race is held
annually at Muguthang, visitors can visit Thangu, Chopta Valley
and Domestic Tourists can also visit Gurudongmar Lake and
Cholamu Lake, the source of river Teesta. Since this is a new
destination ,the infrastructure is bare minimum and there could
be some difficulties but all troubles are compensated by the
beauty of the place. Its just too good.
almost 9000 ft in North Sikkim this quaint Sikkimese village is
a perfect destination and is around 110 kms from Gangtok, the
capital town of Sikkim, passing through villages memorable as
time, picturesque spots for stoppage, waterfalls, great views.
This place is an ideal nature spot of Sikkim and has been
recently opened to foreign travellers in an organised manner.
This visit gives a rare chance to the visitor to understand
Sikkim at its best and the traditions of the local people and
culture. If one is looking for Shangrila-then its here. If one
is looking for Shangrila-then its here. Here we have our own
guest houses for accommodations and they are simple, clean and
eco-friendly. (Siniolchu Guest Houses)
Gateway to western Sikkim, has a very holy Hindu Shrine of Lord
Shiva on the banks of river Rangit. A must visit for all
tourists specially the Indian Traveller. The festival of the
temple takes place in the month of November known as the Bala
Chaturdesi . Legship also houses the first ever built dam in the
state for hydro electricity purpose. The water accumulated in
the dam is used for Rangit Water World and local folks come here
for picnics, rafting, boating, camping and bird watching.
Hotel Trishna, a friendly hotel for the tourists to ease out and
lodging facilities. All rooms have attached baths and staffs are
friendly and courteous. It also has STD booth facilities for
calling up near and dear ones. Siniolchu Guest House is also
being readied for tourists and can avail the facilities for
bikers, FITs and trekkers. Rooms are clean and reasonable.
The Indo-China border at Jawahar Lal Nehru Road at 54 Kms lies
Nathula whereby Indian troops and the Red army stand face to
face. At an altitude of 14790 ft,it's the closest an Indian
Tourist can travel and pose a photo or two with the Red Army.
The pass Nathula means the whistling pass. The days for tourist
visit is restricted and needs to be applied at least 24 hrs in
advance and limited days of operation. The days permitted to
visit Nathula are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sundays and
permissible for Indian Tourists only.
PEMAYANGTSE - PELLING
Pelling, a quiet village in West Sikkim has now turned into a
bustling tourist destination and has come up with numerous
hotels and lodges. The place is better known as Pemayangtse
inspite of the name Pelling for it houses the famous Pemayangtse
Monastery, the sublime lotus, the premier monastery in Sikkim.
It is the oldest monastery here and houses priceless thankas,
icons, Buddhist texts, paintings and frescos. Built on the 18th
century AD, this monastery follows the Nyingmapa sect of the
Tibetan Buddhism. On the top floor of the temple, there lies the
Architectural Design of Heaven called the Zangdoplari. It's a
masterpiece art crafted single handedly out of wood by the late
Dungzim Rimponche and photography is prohibited. The walls of
this area is hundreds of years old and are original and on
Pelling gives a spectacular views of the Mount Kanchendzonga,
the Guardian Deity of Sikkim and the worlds third highest
mountain along with other sister mountains bowing before the
Godly figure. Pelling is an ideal getaway for tourists as its
vicinity has numerous waterfalls, soft trek routes, villages and
soothing atmosphere for all discerning. We have a family owned
hotel in Pelling, Hotel Kabur, the rooms are clean, simple and
family fun. Best for understanding the local foods and Sikkimese
Situated in the southern part of Sikkim, a perfect destination
for village tourism, flora and fauna, mountains, waterfalls, tea
gardens, quaint villages, local Sikkimese people, culture,
monasteries and fresh cold winds. Very verdant with monasteries
around Rabongla, old historical market of Kewzing, Bonn
Monastery, Ralong Monastery, Borong Hot springs, Maenam Peak at
10300 ft holding breathtaking views of Sikkimese Himalayas. For
nature ,village tours, caves, rich forests, soft treks, its all
there in this zone. Contact us for more details and perfect
Sikkim holiday with a difference. Recommended stay at Narsing
Village Resort and Maenamla Hotel.
The upcoming tourist spot in the western part of Sikkim, has a
magnificent command over the mountain views, sunsets and rise,
flora and fauna, village tourism ,historical sites and heritage
of Resum Monastery, old as time. Rich forests and ample area for
Recommended stay at Rinchenpong Village Resort (Contact Person :
T.B.Gurung, Phone no:0091-3592-31017), managed and run by local
village family. Perfect gateway for honeymooners and old aged
At a distance of 24 kms, a short drive from Gangtok is the
Rumtek Dharma Charma Chakra Centre. It was constructed by His
Holiness the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa in 1960. It is believed
that the monastery is an excellent replica of the original
Kagyurpa Monastery inTsurphu, Tibet.
The centre houses some of the world's most unique religious
scriptures, manuscripts and religious art objects. A fifteen
minute walk downhill from Dharma Chakra Center takes one to the
old Rumtek monastery which was originally built in 1730 by the
ninth Karmapa but was destroyed by fire and had to be
reconstructed to the present state. His Holiness late Gyalwa
Karmapa lived in this monastery till the completion of the
Rumtek Dharma Chakra Center.
The heart of Sikkimese Buddhism as Guru Padmasambhava considered
so and houses the Tashiding Monastery along with Sacred Thongtwa
Chorten. Its so holy that even a slight glimpse of cleanses all
sins. Rich environment flooded with oranges and cardamoms and
gateway to Borong hot springs, ideal for soft treks and perfect
Sikkimese village in the setting.
We have a small family guest house there with basic amenities,
clean, eco-friendly and local foods. Reasonably priced-Siniolchu
Situated at the proximity to Indo China Border at 12400ft in the
eastern part of Sikkim and at only 34 kms from the state
capital, this is an alpine zone and snowboundfrom December to
April and the lake considered holy and head of all lakes in
Sikkim remains frozen from January to April, and attracts 99% of
tourists visiting Gangtok, Sikkim. A must visit for all
It's a huge Rhododendron forest, is a must visit experience trip
during the flowering season from mid march to April end. The
whole forest is aflame with riot of Rhododendron Flowers with
hues raging from blood red to pure white and against the back
drop of the mountains its truly an unforgettable experience.
Recommended stay at Shambala Village Resort.
A quaint little village, Yuksom is also the taking off point for
Trekking to Dzongri and Goechala. This is also the place where
the three learned lamas met and consecrated the first king of
Sikkim in 1641 AD. The Norbugang Chorten and the Coronation
throne are the silent witnesses to the event of 1641.
Recommended stay at Hotel Tashigang .
At 24kms from Lachung lies Yumthang, the rightfully called the
Valley of Flowers as in Flowering season there blossoms vivid
colours of variety of Rhododendrons, chimals and blue poppies.
The visit is on the passing of Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
Hot springs, crystal clear streams, water falls, soaring
mountains and natures bounty.