Sikkim is a very beautiful and tiny state with lot to explore. Here is your guide to Gangtok and near by locations worth a visit.
Tsomgo (Changu) Lake
Tsomgo Lake is located in the north eastern part of Sikkim. It is situated 38 km away from Gangtok on the Gangtok–Nathula highway. Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft. / 3780 m), this is one of the highest altitude Himalayan Lake. Most beautiful this oval shape lake almost 1 km long with its average depth 50 ft and situated in east Sikkim Himalaya.
Built by Indian army in the honor of Captain "Baba" Harbhajan Singh (August 3, 1941 – October 4, 1968). Baba Harbajan Singh Memorial is considered sacred by locals and tourist alike.
Nathu La Pass
It is one of the highest drive roads in the world and mountain pass in the Himalayan peaks that co-joins Sikkim and China. Nathula pass is 18 Km from Tsomgo Lake. Nathula pass remains open only to Indian nationals on all week days except Monday and Tuesday. A Restricted area permit is required to visit Nathula Pass, this permit can be easily arranged by any authorized “Sikkim Tourism” agent. You need to submit one ID proof (driving license, passport, family ration card, voter id) and two passport size photograph of each person. Tsomgo Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathu La Pass can be covered in a single day.
Option 01: 01 nights / 02 days: Gangtok- Lachung- Yumthang – Lachung –Gangtok
Option 02: 02 nights / 03 Days: Gangtok- Lachen- Gurudongmer Lake- Lachen -Lachung- Yumthang – Lachung –Gangtok
An additional day for rest recommended in Gangtok after tiring trip to North Sikkim.
Sikkim is a beautiful place. Please be a responsible traveller and keep it clean.
Wish you a great holiday!