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Spectacular Sikkim is More Than Just Gangtok!

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Sikkim has for long been the saviour to travellers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of daily city life because of the abundance of natural beauty, majestic view of Kanchenjunga, unique calmness in the weather, warm hearted, friendly 'Sikkimese' people and mouthwatering momos. The thought of Sikkim conjures up visions of the crowded lanes of Gangtok to most tourists. Sikkim, however, is more than the swarms of tourists, more than cheap lodges and yak rides, it's the hinterland and local legends that draw in the most romantic traveller. 

Spectacular Sikkim is More Than Just Gangtok!:

  1. Nathula (Sikkim)
  2. Yumthang Valley (Sikkim)
  3. Lachen (Sikkim)
  4. Ravangla (Sikkim)
  5. Pelling (Sikkim)

Day 1. Though regularity visited, it's worth a visit, Nathula Pass

Though regularity visited, it's worth a visit, Nathula Pass
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Start your journey at the India - China border at the famous Nathula Pass. This is an "amazing experience. The winding and treacherous roads was an adventure in itself. On the way toNathu La, we can stop at changu lake and take jackets and gumboots on rent." says HoliayIQ reviewer Seema. 

Day 2. Spectacular Yumthang Valley

Spectacular Yumthang Valley
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180 km from Nathula you reach a valley where you can glimpse the snow laden Himalayan slopes from a gorge of pastures and flower beds by a river. The valley is exceptionally "beautiful and peaceful. Here blooms the Rhododendrons that covers the entire valley. You can also see the carpet of pink and purple little flowers." says HolidayIQ reviewer RIta

Day 3. Base camp to some incredible treks, Lachen

Base camp to some incredible treks, Lachen
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source: www.taxiinsikkim.com

75 km from Yumthang is the remote town of Lachen. The pine covered valley and snowy white peaks  make this place a base station for campers and trekkers. Its landscape is remarkable, HolidayIQ reviewer Deepak says “It’s a very beautiful place. Has hot spring water.  Roads towards lachen are rough. Lots of colorful Tibetan flags can be seen on the way.”

Day 4. Enchanting Ravangla

Enchanting Ravangla
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About 130 km from Lachen is the quaint town of Ravangla. This is a very picturesque place nestled in the mighty Himalayas, it is for "peace seekers, natural beauty connoisseurs and photographers paradise. perfect for birdwatchers also. It has perfect views of Mt. Kanchenjunga and many other mountain peaks." says HolidayIQ reviewer Arjun Paul. 

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Day 5. The doorway to the Kanchenjunga National Park, Pelling

The doorway to the Kanchenjunga National Park, Pelling
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50 km from Ravangla you reach a place with a brilliant view of the Kanchenjunga, Pelling. The is base camp for expeditions into Khanchedzonga National Park and to the Mighty Mountain itself. HolidayIQ Pallab describes Pelling as "a very good destination for mountain & nature lovers. Pelling provides a magnificent view of Mt. Kanchenjunga"

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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