A small town on way to Yumthang, it stands at the confluence of the rivers Lachen chu and Lachung chu.
The North Sikkim highway bifurcates from here with one road leading to Lachen and the other to Lachung.
Chungthang valley is considered to be a holy place which has been blessed by Guru Padmasambhava, the patron saint of Sikkim.
There is a rock here which to this day bears the hand and footprints of Padmasambhava. From a small opening in the rock there
is continuous flow of mineral water. There is a small patch of land here from which grows paddy every year. The nature defying
miracle is believed to be the blessing of Guru Padmasambhava who sprinkled a handful of grain on the spot which has sprouted paddy ever since.
Chungthang is a good place to halt before one takes off for the more alpine regions of Lachen, Lachung and the Yumthang Valley. Chungthang is mired in
myths and legends, one such being that this is the place from where the word ‘Demazong’ [the hidden valley of rice, as Sikkim is known] first originated.
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Thangu valley occupies a very broad valley at the junction of the Thangu Chu, Chopta chu & Lassur Chu. It is situated at an altitude of 14000ft. Both the valley erupts riots of colours in the month of June & July. In the month of Dec/Jan you can play in the snow or even walk.
Lachung is a town and hill station in northeast Sikkim, India. It is located in the North Sikkim district near the border with Tibet. Lachung is at an elevation of about 9,600 feet (2,900 m) and at the confluence of the lachen and Lachung Rivers, both tributaries of the River Teesta.
Situated at a height of 17,800 feet, it is considered one the most sacred lakes by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. The beautiful and awe inspiring lake (190 kms from Gangtok) remains milky in colour throughout the year. The panoramic and scenic beauty of the place is a sight to behold.
A small town on way to Yumthang, it stands at the confluence of the rivers Lachen chu and Lachung chu. The North Sikkim highway bifurcates from here with one road leading to Lachen and the other to Lachung. Chungthang valley is considered to be a holy place which has been blessed by Guru.
Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state. It is located at an elevation of 2,750 metres. The name Lachen means "big pass". The town is being promoted as a tourist destination by the Sikkimese government. The town forms the base to the Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake.
The Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim. It is at an elevation of 11,693 ft above msl at a distance of 150 kilometres (93 mi) from the state capital Gangtok.It is popularly known as 'Valley of Flowers'.
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a nature park in the Indian state of Sikkim. It has forty species of rhododendron trees. It is located in the Yumthang Valley north of Lachung in North Sikkim district. Bird species found in the park include Wood snipe and Hoary-throated barwing.
This is a view point in Gangtok. The view of the city is very beautiful from here. A small Ganesh temple just next to the television tower on the hill is popularly known as Ganesh Tok. About 11 km from the Gangtok city is Hanuman Tok, dedicated to Lord Hanuman is situated.
This is one of the best falls you will find in Sikkim. You will reach here after a hour drive from mangan.
Toong Check Post
This is the first Check Post to enter North Sikkim. It is 12 kms from Naga Falls. The view of Teesta river is best from this place.