Skip Himachal And Visit These 5 Offbeat Places In Sikkim This Summer

by Shreya Ghosh
Skip Himachal And Visit These 5 Offbeat Places In Sikkim This Summer

Nothing can ever beat the experience of a getaway to the mountains during the summer months to escape the scorching heat in the plains. When we think about mountains and nature, the first name that comes to our mind is Sikkim. Sikkim during the summer months is quite overcrowded and travellers leave for a gateway to be away from all the hustle and bustle. Here are some offbeat places in Sikkim that you should take a trip to this summer.

1. Barsey

Who doesn’t love to watch a showy display of bright colourful flowers? Barsey in Western Sikkim will blow your mind with trekking paths of vibrant coloured Rhododendrons. Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary is known for the trekking experience it offers. Travellers visit here during the summers to see the rhododendrons bloom. The place is completely picturesque with the Singalila range as the backdrop and is also one of the offbeat places in Sikkim.

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2. Yume Samdong

Nestled at a height of almost 4,700 metres, Yume Sadong is an extraordinary destination to explore, especially during the summer months. Surrounded by mountain peaks covered with snow, this place is a treat to the eyes. Interestingly this part of North Sikkim is known as the zero point and it is said that it acts as the boundary marking the ending of human civilisation. No civilians are allowed to go ahead of this point and you will see simply nothing from here.


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3. Nathula Pass

If you are planning to travel to Sikkim with the motive of trekking, then Nathula Pass is a must. The thrill of trekking at a height of 14,140 feet is exhilarating. Nathula Pass is one of the 3 open trading border posts between India and China and is the home to a border trade market, Sherathang. Sherathang. The market is very popular for affordable things related to the Tibetian culture. Also, make sure to visit Kupup to stay surrounded by clouds all the time. It is one of a kind experience.

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4. Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake is one of the most beautiful places in the entire Sikkim where the snow-capped mountains and the pristine lake water blends into ethereal beauty. People of Sikkim believe this place to be holy and sacred as it is said that Buddhist monks stayed here to learn about the colour of the water in this lake to determine the future. Now is the perfect time to visit here and beat the heat. The atmosphere and weather at this moment are quite cold and soothes the soul.

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5. Gyalshing

Gyalshing, the capital of the district of West Sikkim, is the home to Pemayangste and many more elements from decades back. This place houses many popular monasteries, sculptures, scriptures, and Buddhist idols, and gives a fantastic view of the mighty Himalayas. Pelling is a small village in Gyalshing and is one of the prettiest places in Sikkim. A trip to this village is a must if you are travelling here.

Now that you know of all the offbeat places in Sikkim, where are you planning your trip to?