The Ultimate 3-Days North Sikkim Guide You Must Bookmark ASAP

by Yogita Chainani
The Ultimate 3-Days North Sikkim Guide You Must Bookmark ASAP

Sikkim- the smallest Northeastern State, is divided into four regions, West, South, East, and North. And while one can easily visit the East, South, and West part of Sikkim, it’s the North part that needs a permit. Yep, one of the beautiful parts of Sikkim, North Sikkim, cannot be visited without a permit. And only Indians can visit this place. So if you are planning a trip to Sikkim soon, here is your perfect 3-days North Sikkim Itinerary.

3-Day Itinerary To North Sikkim

North Sikkim is divided into two major parts- Lachen and Lachung. Lachen has great peaks and lakes, whereas Lachung has stunning valley views.

Day 1

Leave Gangtok early in the morning and start your journey towards North Sikkim. On the way, visit Seven Sister’s Waterfall, Naga Waterfall, Butterfly Falls, and Chungthang falls. And once you cover all these falls, visit Tashi View Point, and from there, directly make a stop at Lachen, North Sikkim. Rest for the night at Lachen.

Day 2

Leave early from Lachen and visit the World’s Highest Dosa Point (15,200 ft above sea level), Gurudongmar Lake (one of the highest lakes in the world at 17,800ft), and Kalla Pathar. You need a permit to visit these places- the permit will be arranged by your tour company/cab driver. Start early and ensure that you cover these places by lunch. Come back to Lachen, have lunch and leave for Lachung. On the way to Lachung, stop at Bhimnala Waterfalls- the tallest waterfalls of Sikkim. Reach Lachung in the evening and call it a night.

Day 3

Leave Lachung early in the morning and head straight to Zero Point. From there, visit Mt. Katao and Yumthang Valley. Come back to Lachung, have lunch and leave for Gangtok. 3-days are enough to explore North Sikkim. However, there are a few things that you must keep in mind.

Things To Keep In Mind

The signal in North Sikkim is not great, and the food options are very limited. So ensure that you pack some snacks with you. When it comes to visiting Gurudongmar Lake- you must know that the lake is one of the highest in the world. Hence, carrying an oxygen can with you is a must.