North District is the place for nature lovers, where it can be described as the land of intense beauty imbued with a mystic aura. One can have an exquisite experience through alpine scenery and valley of flowers.
On the way to North District at a distance of 17 kilometres from Gangtok is the historical place where treaty of brotherhood was signed ritually between the Lepcha Chief; Te–Kung–Tek and Bhutia Chief; Khey–Bum–Sa. The evidence of ceremony for signing the treaty is marked by memorial stone pillar amidst the cover of dense forest.
Monastery under Nyingmapa Buddhist Order was built in 1721 during the time of Jigmee Pawo on the slope stretching from Kabi Phodong. Rebult in 1948 where it was gutted by fire during 1947, the annual festival of Chaam is performed on the 28th and 29th days of the tenth month of Tibetan Calendar.
Situated at North District at a distance of about 38 kilometres from Gangtok, Phodong Monastery is one of the six major monasteries in Sikkim.
Seven Sister Falls
One can admire the beauty of nature here which is 32 kilometres from Gangtok on the way to North District.
Sirijonga Yuma Mangkheem – Mangshila
People from neighbouring places of North Sikkim come to celebrate Maghey Sankranti here.
Provides the most spectacular and closest view of Mt Khanchandzonga. Short nature treks can be done from here.
Rong Lungten Lee
Lepcha traditional house located at Nampriding which is situated at the confluence of two rivers – Rongnue and Rongyong which offers visitors the pristine beauty of flora and fauna. At Rong Lungten Lee visitors can see the antique artifacts displayed.
Village predominated by Lepchas is situated at the confluence of Lachen and Lachung Chu and the starting point of river Teesta. It is the nodal junction for lichen and Lachung. The valley of Chungthang as believed has been blessed by Guru Rimpochee. 95 kilometres from Gangtok, place is rich with bio – diversity where large variety of orchids, many plants and wildlife exists.
Avillage at an altitude of 8000 feet, with its unique self governing body called Dzumsa which substitute the panchayat. A gateway to Yumthang valley at a distance of 25 kilometres, this village has retained its unique culture and tradition. The Lachung Monastery on the slope opposite the highway is the focal point of all religious functions of local inhabitants.
Yumthang at a commanding height of 11,800 feet and popularly known as “Valley of Flowers” is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty. This valley is the home of Shingbha Rhododendron Sanctuary with 24 species of Rhododendrons. A hot spring at the right side offers the spectacular view with the vast spread of green meadow and forest dressed in pine and silver fir trees.
Further up at an altitude of about 16,000 feet is Yumesamdong which offers the breath taking scenario where there is no word enough to describe it.
Village at an altitude of 2750 metres offering panoramic view of the surrounding hills and country side.
At the height of 17,800 feet this lake is considered one of the most sacred lakes of Sikkim by the locals. The lake remains milky in colour throughtout the year and is believed that Guru Padmasambhava had touched it while coming back from Tibet. Restricted for visitors from within India.