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EaseMyTrip February 5, 2022

Travel Guide to Sikkim

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Are you planning a visit to Sikkim? Are you planning your trip to this North East India treasure and wondering what to see and do? A thorough travel guide to Sikkim's key tourist destinations, entertainment, food, and shopping is listed here. Also, if you are planning a vacation to Sikkim, check out EaseMyTrip for flight booking offers and save huge on travel bookings!

Sikkim is a small and attractive state to the south of Tibet, situated between Nepal and Bhutan to the west and east. Its terrain ranges from hot deep valleys just 300 meters above sea level to soaring snow peaks like Kanchenjunga, the world's third-highest summit at 8586 meters. This is considered as an offbeat destination and if you are the one who is looking for the best destination for workcation or want to escape from the hustle-bustle life, Sikkim is the best place for you.

  • Best Attractions for Visitors

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Tsomgo lake

The beautiful lake is a popular stopover for travelers traveling to Sikkim's Nathu La pass. In the winter, the lake is completely frozen, lending it an aesthetic quality.

Gurudongmar Lake 

Gurudongmar Lake, one of the world's tallest lakes, is a renowned tourist destination in Sikkim. It is a holy lake in Sikkim, encircled by snow-capped mountains and sparkling pure ice water.

Monastery of Pemayangtse

Pemayangtse Monastery is one of Sikkim's oldest and most prestigious monasteries, as well as the most well-known in west Sikkim.

Rumtek Monastery

Rumtek Monastery, also known as the Dharmachakra Centre, is part of the Kargyu Buddhist sect, which arose in Tibet in the 12th century. It is one of Sikkim's largest and most important monasteries, as well as a spiritual haven.

Yumthang Valley of Flowers

Yumthang Valley of Flowers is a protected natural area. On rolling fields surrounded by Himalayan Mountains, there's a river, hot springs, yaks, and grazing pasture.

Dodrul Chorten

Dodrul Chorten is Gangtok's most important stupa, built-in 1945 by a Tibetan Buddhist called Trulshik Rinpoche. The stupa is flanked by 108 prayer wheels, each with Tibetan mantras engraved on them.

National Park of Khangchendzonga

Khangchendzonga National Park, called after the world's third-highest peak, will excite you with its distinctive animals and beautiful landscapes.

Lachung

Lachung, a beautiful mountain village on the Indo-Tibetan border, is a famous tourist destination in Sikkim.

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Namchi

This little village, around 80 kilometers from Gangtok, offers breathtaking vistas of West Bengal's Darjeeling and Kalimpong.

Zuluk

Zuluk is one of the best unusual spots to visit. It was formerly a transit route for the famous Silk Route from Tibet to India. You can visit several Silk Route locations while staying in Zuluk.

Trekking in Goechala

The ideal reason to visit Sikkim is to go on the Goecha La Trek. The Goechala trek begins in Yuksom and leads trekkers to some of Sikkim's most beautiful locations.

  • When is the best time to visit Sikkim?

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Warm temperatures and beautiful skies characterize summer, which runs from April until mid-June. Temperatures are pleasant from late September through November, cherry trees are in bloom, and the skies occasionally clear for vistas of Kanchenjunga. When it gets very cold, keep an eye out for road closures.

Sikkim's cuisine and beverages

Rice is a staple, eaten with dhal, forest vegetables, and pickles, such as the stupendously hot, burning Dalley chili pickle. Churpi, a fresh cow-milk cheese, is traditionally made with ningro, a fern. Gyakho is a formal occasion stew made from a classic chimney. Other popular foods include phing (glass noodles), shisnu (nettle soup), gundruk (fermented spinach), and gyathuk (soup with homemade macaroni and local herbs). Tibetan delicacies such as momos and thukpa are widely available.

  • What to shop in Sikkim?

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Paintings of Thangkas, Tibetan crockery, prayer wheels, bamboo artifacts, Lepcha weave bags, Choksee tables, and woolen carpets and blankets adorned with classical Sikkimese motifs and dyes are some of the best things to buy in Sikkim's markets.

A Yak Safari, which is a once-in-a-lifetime event, is a must-do on any vacation to Sikkim. Tsomgo Lake, Dzongri, and Chopta Valley are perfect locations for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to this beautiful state of India today.

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