Five Top Things to Do in Sikkim
State of Sikkim is surrounded by Nepal, Bhutan, and China and it is called as the Shangri-La’s of the Himalaya. Sikkim is blessed with beautiful hilly regions and welcoming people. It is also known as the trekker’s paradise in India, attracting trekkers from all around the world. A trekker’s travel to Sikkim includes trekking that begins in Yuksom Peak and stretches towards Goecha La peak. However, here are the five top things to do in Sikkim.
1. Yuksom Trek
Yuksom is great town for tourist to relax and enjoy nature’s beauty. Due to its altitude, all treks begin from Yuksom but you require trekking permit that can be arranged by a genuine tour guide. Other two treks Zongri Pass and Goche La pass is popular among the trekkers. Both treks take more than five days to complete. However, if you are not fit enough to complete such intense trekking activity, you can still enjoy the vivid and panoramic opportunities.
2. Chhangu lake
Lake is a mythical place and local people of Sikkim consider it sacred. For visitors, a stay at the Lake would be a great adventurous experience. Lake is 1 kilometer long, 15 meter deep and elliptical in shape. Hire a yak to enjoy a ride to the lake. Spot has wide range of food to offer for visitors.
3. Khangchendzonga National Park
Khangchendzonga National Park covers twenty-five percent of the Sikkim. Park is located in the shadow of the Himalayan mountain range, offering range of heights from 1,300 to 8550 meters. Park offers amazing view of mountain peaks and glaciers. Zemu Glacier is the best spot to see. Wilderness of the park has many things concealed in it such as green forests, meadows, and rivulets.
4. Rumtek Monastery
Sikkim is home to many Monasteries. For visitors seeking inner peace, there are some great destinations for meditation. Rumtek Monastery is most popular among them. It is a large monastery covering massive area. Monastery includes a school to teach Buddhism. Every year monastery conducts various festivals in July.
5. Nathula Pass
Nathula pass is on Indo-Chinese border that currently serves as trade route between the two country. Ride alone to Nathula pass is mesmerizing and it is the highest pass accessible for tourism. Even the historic silk route passed through Nathula Pass. Visit the Border Gates of Indo-China, and Exhibition Center of Indian Army.
There are lot more than five top things to do in Sikkim. However, if you are trekking lover you must travel to Sikkim. Sikkim will offer a face of India that is mesmerizing, peaceful, and someway mystic.