North Sikkim

 
 

Kabi Longtshok
A place where the Treaty of Brotherhood was sworn between Lepchas and the Bhutias. A memorial stone and a place of worship mark this historical spot for those who pass by.

 
     
 


Phodong Monastery

This is one of the major monasteries of Sikkim belonging to the Karmapa sub-sect of Kagyupa monastery. Beautiful Murals adorn the walls of this monastery.

 
     
 


Labrang Monastery

The Labrang Monastery was built about 100 years ago. It belongs to the Nyingmapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The name translates as ?dwelling place of the Lamas.?

 
     
 
Phensong Monastery

Situated on a gentle slope between Kabi and Phodong, this monastery is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. It belongs to the Nyingmapa order and was built during the reign of Jigme Pawo.
 
     
  Tumlong Palace Ruins
This ruins belongs to the third capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Sikkim. The capital was shifted from Rabdentse to Tumlong sometime in the beginning of the nineteenth century, where it remained for almost 90 years.
 
     
 
Singhik

It is a destination where one can take a glorious view of Mount Khangchendzonga and its neighboring peaks. A half-hour trek up hills takes you to an ancient monastery.
 
     
 


Chungthang
It is a small town at the confluence of Lachen and Lachung rivers. Legend has it that Chungthang was the meeting place of Guru Rimpoche and Lepcha Chieftain Tetong Tek.

 
     
 
Lachung

Lachung is a small town with scattered settlements, dominated mostly by the Bhutias. An army canto--nment stands here.
 
     
 
Lachen

Lachen is situated at an altitude of 2750 mtrs. and about 6 hrs. drive from Gangtok. The Lachen Monastery Located on top of the village commands a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and country side. Resorts, hotels and lodges are available for accommodation.
 
     
 
Guru-dongmar lake

Guru-dongmar lake is considered as one of the sacred lakes of this State both by the Buddhist and the Hindus. The lake remains milky in color throughout and it is believed the Guru Padmasambhava had touched the lake whilst he visited Tibet from this area.

 
     
     
 


Yumthang
Yumthang Situated at an altitude of 11,800 ft, it is a natural heritage sight for its rhododendron and alpine flowers. A breathtaking scenic view makes it a tourist draw.