Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Sikkim


Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Sikkim


(1) Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake

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 from the capital Gangtok.

Surface elevation: 3,753 m
Max depth: 15 m
Area: 24 ha
Length: 836 m
Location: East Sikkim
Frozen: winter

(2) Gurudongmar Lake 

Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Sikkim
Gurudongmar Lake, is one of the highest lakes in the world, located at an altitude of 17,800 ft in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is a lake which is considered sacred by both Buddhists and Hindus.

 

Surface elevation: 5,183 m
Area: 118 ha
Shore length: 5.34 km
Location: North Sikkim, India
Settlement: Mangan, India
Basin countries: Sikkim, India

 

(3) Yumthang Valley of Flowers

Yumthang Valley of Flowers

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 at a distance of 150 kilometres (93 mi) from the state capital Gangtok.

 

(4) Nathu La

Nathu La

Nathu La is a mountain pass in the Himalayas. It connects the Indian state of Sikkim with China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. The pass, at 4,310 m above mean sea level, forms a part of an offshoot of the ancient Silk Road.

Elevation: 4,310 m
Road: Silk Road
Location: India (Sikkim) – China (Tibet Autonomous Region)
Range: Himalayas
Parent range: Himalayas

 

(5) Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery, also called the Dharmachakra Centre, is a gompa located in the Indian state of Sikkim near the capital Gangtok.

Address: Tsurphu Labrang Pal Karmae Sangha Dhuche, Dharma Chakra Centre,, Sikkim 737135
Opened: 1966
Phone: 03592 290 254
Founder: Wangchuk Dorje, 9th Karmapa Lama


Top 5 Best Places to Visit in Sikkim



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