Where haven touches, the ambiance creates mystery, silence can be heard, vision tends to travel beyond the horizon, soul starts meditating- unknowingly, mind gets rejuvenated; and a land that makes you bow. Naturewings offers its guests various eco nature places of North Sikkim like Lachung, Lachen, Gurudongmer Lake, Chopta valley from super deluxe to premium category.
Lachung - The picturesque mountain village of Lachung, at a height of around 8600 ft, embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards is the perfect holiday destination for the nature lovers. Sprawled across the banks of the Lachung Chu River which slices the village in two, Lachung is famous for its apples, peaches and apricots. At Lachung you can visit the Lachung Gompa, built around 1880, the monastery is situated amidst apple orchards across the river from the town centre. You can also visit the Shingba Rhododendron sanctuary through which flows the Yumthang Chu. The sanctuary is known for its abundance of Rhododendron trees and shrubs. Lachung is perfect for an overnight halt before you visit the spectacular Yumthang valley. NatureWings offers various category of accommodation from Super Deluxe to premium category and arranges a complete North Sikkim package for its guests.
Yumthang - Situated at a height of 11800 feet is popularly known as "Valley of Flowers", Located at a distance of 16 kms from Lachung, it is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty. In spring season, wild flowers such as primulas and Rhododendrons bathe the landscape in rich colours, making it a tourist hot spot. The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary over here has 24 species of Rhododendron flowers which bloom from April to May end. Situated further up at a distance of 16 kms, at an altitude of about 16,000 feet is Yumesamdong. The rugged vegetation- free mountains, especially in the months of November-December and February-March over here present a breathtaking scenario. The approach to Yumthang is from Lachung valley, situated at a height of 8000 feet.
Lachen - At an altitude of 8500 ft Lachen is alluring in its simplicity and freshness. It is still a tiny tourist destination, it retains a freshness which is very appealing. The village comprises of very few families , earlier inhabited only during winters by their owners who spend their summers on the alpine pastures bordering Tibet tending to their yaks. Lachen is the starting point for some of the most interesting treks in North Sikkim as well as the gateway to the holy Guru Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes. You can visit the Lachen Gompa here and sample the simple village life of the ‘Lachenpas’. NatureWings offers its guest from basic home accommodation to nature retreat.
Gurudongmar - Situated at a height of 17,800 feet, it is considered one the most sacred lakes by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. The beautiful and awe inspiring lake (50 kms from Lachen) remains milky in colour throughout the year. According to a legend, since the lake used to remain frozen most of the year, it was not possible to use its water for drinking purposes. When the Guru Padmasambhava passed by, while returning from Tibet, the local residents are reported to have approached him for providing source of water. The Guru obliged. A portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter. Since water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the 'blessed' water in bottles. Gurudongmer is part of NatureWings’s favorite North Sikkim package which covers Lachung – Yumthang – Lachen – GuruDongmer Lake (2N/3D). NatureWings also offers various other North Sikkim nature places like Chopta Valley, Chungthang, Mangan, Dzongu accommodation and personalized package tours. Just fill up the booking form here and we’ll be happy to assist you for your next vacation.
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