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5 Days in The Land of Buddhism and Legends: The Mystical Sikkim

5 Days in The Land of Buddhism and Legends: The Mystical Sikkim soumyajit pramanick

Sikkim is a cosmopolitan place with views of the snow-capped Himalayas, botanical gardens and monasteries. The variations are impressive in such a small state, from plunging mountain valleys in the north, to atmospheric Buddhist monasteries in the west, exotic religious statues in the south, to the friendly and cheerful urban townships in the east. 

5 Days in The Land of Buddhism and Legends: The Mystical Sikkim:

  1. Lachen (Sikkim)
  2. Chopta Valley (Sikkim)
  3. Lachung (Sikkim)
  4. Yumthang Valley (Sikkim)
  5. Gangtok (Sikkim)

Day 1. Lachen is the gateway to the sacred Guru Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes

Lachen is the gateway to the sacred Guru Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes
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130kms and 6hrs journey from Gangtok would take you to an altitude of 9000ft. Shakuntala says, "Carry torches due to frequent current issues." On the way stop by at Tashi View Point, Kabi Lungstok, Naga Waterfalls. "From Thangu to Gurudongmar, the road and the hilly regions around it are full of snow," shares Roky on HolidayIQ. 

Day 2. Chopta Valley is relatively unexplored and untouched

Chopta Valley is relatively unexplored and untouched
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"Tunganath temple and Chandrashila" are extremely popular tourist spots at Chopta says Sushanta on HolidayIQ. Since the valley is completely forest-clad, "going into deep forest roads in the evening, animals like panthers could be seen," mentions Deepak.  

Day 3. Lachung is located at the confluence of River Lachen and River Lachung

Lachung is located at the confluence of River Lachen and River Lachung
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Mukunda describes Lachung on HolidayIQ as, "The land of roaring falls and whispering forests and silent mountains." Visit the Lachung Monastery, the cottage industry and the waterfalls. "One have to stay a night for visiting the zero point the next day," Ritesh. 

Day 4. Yumthang is 2 hours and 43 kms from Lachung

Yumthang is 2 hours and 43 kms from Lachung
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"The flowers in the Yumthang Valley bloom in the months of April and May but if you want solidarity then December and January is the time, though it gets quite cold," shares Vijeet on HolidayIQ. Shibangee feels, "It is like a dream. River Teesta is in the middle of the valleys."

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Day 5. Gangtok was a centre of pilgrimage for Buddhist monks

Gangtok was a centre of pilgrimage for Buddhist monks
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Nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, with an elevation of 1,650m, Gangtok was an important stopover point on the famous Silk Route connecting to various countries in Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. Arijit tells HolidayIQ, "You will feel you are abroad. Such a clean city and it's very safe for women."

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