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North Sikkim
It is sheer magic- the sparkle of snow, awesome gorges, spine chilling trails, the lure of mountains and the quaint lifestyle of semi-nomadic yak herders and rare tribal societies. North Sikkim is still yet unexplored and what remains hidden makes it even more longed for.
   
Kabi Lungchok: This historical pace is 17 kms from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway. This is where the historic treaty of blood brotherhood between the Lepcha Chief Te-Kung-Tek and the Bhutia Chief Khey-Bum-Sa was signed ritually. The spot where the ceremony took place is marked by a memorial stone pillar amidst the cover of dense forest.

Lachung: The village, spread out on either side of Lachung Chu, has managed to retain its unique culture and tradition. The Lachung Monastery on the slope opposite to the highway is a focal point of all religious function of the local inhabitants. To get a glimpse of the religious functions performed on auspicious occasions a visit to the Monastery should form a part of the tour itinerary.
Lachung lies on the way to Yumthang Valley as we move from Gangtok. Yumthang is just 25 kms away.

   
 
 
     
Phodong Monastery: One of the six major monasteries in Sikkim, Phodong mon- astery is located in the North approximately 38 kms from Gangtok, 4 kms beyond Phodong is the recently renovated labrang Monastery unique in it architectural design.

 


Lachung: The village, spread out on either side of Lachung Chu, has managed to retain its unique culture and tradition. The Lachung Monastery on the slope opposite to the highway is a focal point of all religious function of the local inhabitants. To get a glimpse of the religious functions performed on auspicious occasions a visit to the Monastery should form a part of the tour itinerary.
Lachung lies on the way to Yumthang Valley as we move from Gangtok. Yumthang is just 25 kms away.

Lachen: Lachen is situated at an altitude of 2750 mtrs. and about 6 hrs. drive from Gangtok. The Lachen Monastery located on a top of the village commands a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and country side. Resorts, Hotels, and lodges are available for accomodation.

 


Thangu: Thangu is at an altitude of 14,000 ft. (plus) and 3 hrs. drive from Lachen. A small village where the visitors usually acclimatize before they proceed to Guru-dongmar Lake or Muguthang.

Guru-Dongmar Lake: Guru-dongmar Lake is considered as one of the sacred lakes of this State both by the Buddhist and the Hindus. The lake remains milky in colour through out, and it is be- lieved that Guru Padmasambhava had touched the lake whilst he visited Tibet from this area.

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