Next would be main attraction in and around the city and northern parts of Sikkim that takes you to Yuksum, Lachen village, Lachung, and Yumthang. Yuksom village is of very high historical importance to the Sikkimese with the first Chogyal crowned here in 1642. There are a number of places of religious and historical interest in Yuksom like the Dubdi and Sangachoeling monasteries, the first to be constructed in the Sikkim. The splendid Khecheopalri Lake considered holy by the Sikkimese is another great tourist attraction of the place. The beautiful town of Yuksom is historic and charming and it ‘s the main trailhead for the Khangchendzonga Trek. Lachen with her famous monastery is aless-populated beautiful village famous for the the gateway to the sacred Gurudongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes. Lachen is famous for Lachen Monastery, Lachen Chu and the alpine covers. This area offers quaint, lush green grasslands and apple orchards. You then visit Lachen a tributary of Teesta River-Lachen and Lachung converge. Not to mention how beautiful Yuksom is, situated near the Kanchenjunga National Park, the village of Yuksom is in the heart of mountains covered with lush green vegetation. The village provides access to the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga. You will visit other interesting tourist attractions at this village. Finally the popular Yumthang Valley (3564m) the main attraction in North Sikkim also known as Valley of flowers, is a rare and exotic location with hot springs, rivers, yaks and lush green meadows, panoramic Himalaya view of peaks with Pauhunri and Shundu Tsenpa. Spring time is idle if you wish to see 20 different kinds of rhodondedron flowers.
The best time to visit North Sikkim is the months of April to September. The temperature is moderate with a maximum of 28-30 degree celcius. The weather in North Sikkim is most definitely cold or at least cool at all times. It experiences mild to heavy rainfall during the months of July and September.
Important note regarding Visa: If guest are coming from Bhadrapur Airport (Nepal) or Phuntsholing (Bhutan) then they must have regular Indian Visa not the E Visa. With E Visa they will not give entry from Border of India. Whether it’s Bhutan Border or Nepal Border.
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