The northern part of Sikkim is certainly creditable for its sublime beauty. North Sikkim is actually held synonymous with 'Switzerland of India'. Moreover, North Sikkim is the largest district of all the four districts in Sikkim. This district boasts about some of the best attractions of Sikkim. If you are planning to tour Sikkim, don't miss to visit the north district that has numerous places to see and explore. Mangan enjoys the authority over the district, being its headquarters.
North District has the most mountainous terrain and this reason makes
it also the lowest populated district of Sikkim. Many a parts of this
district are inaccessible or require special permits to visit. The
northern part is heavily patrolled by the India armed forces owing to
its border sharing with the People's Republic of China. Most of the
populace of the region houses near Mangan. Above Mangan, the altitude
increases, causing the vegetation to change from temperate to alpine and
from alpine to tundra.
North Sikkim is a resplendent region with high pastures, wild orchids,
frozen lakes, ancient monasteries, holy chortens (stupas), striking
animals and high mountains like Mt Siniolchu. It also offers you the
best trekking region of Sikkim along with its Green Lake Trek (16,500
ft). So what are you waiting for? North Sikkim District has many tours
to engage you in the celestial beauty of Sikkim. Check out the following
links to know more about destinations in North Sikkim.
Kabi Longstock is a small town that is located at a distance of 17 kms
in the north of Gangtok. At an altitude of 4800 ft, Kabi Longstock is
the historical place, where the record of Sikkim started in the 13th
Thangu is one amongst the most picturesque places in the northern part
of Sikkim. At a distance of 30 kms from Lachen, Thangu has alpine
meadows that are speckled with wooden houses and army camps.
Tumlong Palace Ruins
Tumlong or Tumelong is a historical place that is significant in the
records of Sikkim. In the beginning of the 19th century, the capital of
Sikkim was shifted from Rabdentse to Tumlong. This was the fourth
capital (remained for 90 years) of Sikkim.
Tso Lhamu Lake
Located at a distance of 192 kms from Gangtok, Tso Lhamu Lake is sited
on the plateau that ventures into Sikkim. At an altitude of 18000 ft,
Tso Lhamu Lake is the groundwork of River Teesta. The splendor of Tso
Lhamu Lake gets twofold.