India is place where you can enjoy in many wonderful places. Every each state has it own beauty. I was personally fascinate with state of Sikkim and thats why i decide to write this article with few tips what you can see and do there. Sikkim is a state in northeast India, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal. Part of the Himalayas, the area has a dramatic landscape that includes India’s highest mountain, 8,586m Kangchenjunga. Sikkim is also home to glaciers, alpine meadows and thousands of varieties of wildflowers. Steep paths lead to hilltop Buddhist monasteries such as Pemayangtse, which dates to the early 1700s.
Small by size but pack with beautiful mountain scenery and lakes and rivers. Lets begin our guide through this magical place.
Gurudongmar Lake Sikkim
Placed on the border with China this turquoise clear water lake surrunded with amazing peaks is one of the most beautiful things that you can see in Sikkim. Although the road is not so good to get there and you need 4×4 wheel vehicle you still should go there. All the effort is worth when you get there. Also have on mind because is on the border with China you need permission to get before you go there. You can get this paper on the control place before the lake or in some of the touristic offices in New Delhi. On the way to this magical place you can see many wonderful waterfalls, one of the most beautiful in Sikkim.
Gangtok the capital city of Sikkim
Believe it or not, but resisting the alluring charm and appeal of Gangtok is almost impossible for anyone! The capital city of Sikkim, Gangotk is nestled in the Eastern Himalayas and is one of the kaleidoscopic tourist destinations in the state.Whether you are looking for serene beauty, lush forests, gurgling rivers or mental peace, Gangtok travel packages will cuddle up your Sikkim holidays. For the nature lovers, a holiday in this scenic city is enough to fulfil all their wishes. On the other hand, for the adventure lovers, they can enjoy cable car rides, river rafting, go for mountain biking and several other activities in Gangtok.
Yuksom west Sikkim
Yuksom is an old historic town in west Sikkim bestowed with natural beauty and uninterrupted trail for trekkers. If you are looking forward to spend some quiet moments in the shadow of nature away from the hustle bustle of the city, then this is it. Village it self is placed into most memorable landscape and is just amazing to walk around or hike.
Yuksom means “meeting place of the three learned monks”. According to the legend, three monks from Tibet selected Phuntsog Namgyal as the first King of Sikkim and gave him the title Chogyal, meaning “religious King” or “the king who rules with righteousness”. Yuksom is part of Demazon (valley of rice), the sacred landscape consisting of four religious sites which have been blessed by Guru Padmasambhava and which are considered to be the four plexuses of the human body, in which Yuksom represents the ‘third eye’.
Goecha La trekking
Enclosed by majestic mountain ranges of the Himalaya from all sides, Sikkim, the wonderland of North-East India, brings brilliant opportunity of testing the strength of your legs. Each trek stands different from the next and even the novice trekker can walk on some of them with minimum precaution. For guaranteed fun of trekking in Sikkim the trail of Goecha La is unbeatable. Described as a tranquil high altitude trek in the Himalaya,
Goecha La reaches ranges from easy to moderate and brings opportunity of walking through the awe-inspiring Tshoka Rhododendron forests and the vast Dzongri and Thangsing meadows. The actual trek starts from Yuksom at 5700 ft and meandering through the deep green forest of Sachen, picturesque
Tshoka Monastery, lush green meadows of Dzongri, cascading Kokchurung, and Thangsing it reaches Lamuney, the last highest point for camping at a height of 13,693 ft. En-route, let your eyes enjoy the vistas painted by the sparkling blue water of Samiti Lake, Goecha La Pass and sky-touching mountain peaks of Kanchenjunga and Pandim. If you are an early riser, witness the beguiling sunrise from Dzongri Top.
Sikkim is a Buddhist state and many Tibetan monks lives there , Also Sikkim as a state is rich with many monasteries . You can visit many and you will truly enjoy in the conversation with the monks and of course enjoy in the peace. Those places are full with history and of course with monks willing to give you an input in the whole history and told you few wise tips that will help you in your life.
I left the place with lot of memories and promise that i will come back. Usually when i like a place i go back to enjoy it more. Many times i promise my self same and i done that.