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West Sikkim Tour

  • 1. Pelling Seight Scene

    •      Pelling is a town in the district of West Sikkim, India. Pelling is nestled at an altitude of 2,150 m (7,200 feet). The Himalayas and the Kanchenjanga may be viewed at close quarters from Pelling. Pelling also forms the base from where trekkers and other peripatetic adventurers undertake the strenuous and arduous treks in West Sikkim. The land around Pelling is still a virgin territory and is bathed with alpine vegetation, with numerous waterfalls lining the hillside. In the months of winter, Pelling is sometimes covered with a blanket of snow.
           Pelling is 115 km from the state capital Gangtok and about 135 km from Siliguri, the nearest railhead and airport. Regular jeeps connect Pelling to the towns of Jorethang, Kalimpong and Namchi. The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport.         Read More...

    • Pelling Sight Scene Points :

      1. Rabdentse - The Ancient Kingdom of Sikkim

      was the 2nd capital of the former kingdom of Sikkim ( 1670 to 1814). It was destroyed by the invading Nepalese Gurkha army and only the ruins of the palace and the chortens are seen here. Read More

      2. Singshore Bridge

      With a span of 198 mtrs in depth, Singshore Bridge near Uttarey is considered the second highest suspension bridge in Asia. Read More

      3. Khecheopalri Lake

      With a span of 198 mtrs in depth, Singshore Bridge near Uttarey is considered the second highest suspension bridge in Asia. Read More

      4. Khangchendzonga National Park

      The park gets its name from the mountain Kanchenjunga, the 3rd-highest peak in the world. Total area of this park is 849.5 Sq-Km. Read More

      5. Rimbi Waterfalls

      Rimbi Waterfalls are appox 12 km away from Pelling. They are situated along the banks of Rimbi River. Read More

      6. Pemayangtse Monastery

      This Buddhist monastery near Pelling is designed by Lama Lhatsun Chempo in 1705, it is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim. Read More

      7. Changey WaterFalls

      It is situated at a distance of 10km from the Lava village and is located amidst 2 sunrise points, Tifindara & Ghanti Dara. Read More

      8. Sewaro Rock Garden

      It is constructed and maintained by Sikkim's tourism department. Mainly constituting rocks, gardens, pools, zig zag foot paths and various recreational amenities like swimming pools, viewpoints and cafeterias. Read More

  • 2. Yuksom Seight Scene

         Yuksom is a historical town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. It was the first capital of Sikkim established in 1642 AD by Phuntsog Namgyal who was the first Chogyal (temporal and religious king) of Sikkim. The coronation site of the first monarch of Sikkim is known as the "Throne of Norbugang". Yuksom is where there is the Norbugang Chorten near the Norbugang throne, the place Namgyal was crowned and several monasteries and a lake. The dynastic rule of the Chogyals lasted for 333 years.

         Yuksom is a large village with a total area of 812.16 hectares (2,006.9 acres) situated at an average altitude of 1780 m. It is located in a basin-like valley surrounded by mountain ranges. Located at the head of the Khangchendzonga National Park, it is the gateway to Mt. Khangchendzonga.         Read More...

  • 3. Rinchenpong Village

         Rinchenpong is a town in West Sikkim, India. It is situated in West Sikkim, about 40 km west of Gangtok, 10 km due south of Gyalshing, close to the village of Kaluk. It sits at an altitude of 5576 feet (1,700m) above sea level amidst a heavily forested area. It is famous for the Rigsum Monastery and trekking routes.

         Near the town is the site of a historical battle between the forces of the then Chogyal (King) of Sikkim and the invading British forces. The Lepcha tribesmen used a concoction of unidentified herbs to poison the only water source, a lake (local term : pokhri). As a result more than half of the British forces were wiped out which stopped the British invasion and resulted in an accord. The lake remains poisoned even to this day and is known as bikh-pokhri locally (poisoned lake). Best Season: April to Mid-June; Mid-September to November.         Read More...

  • 4. Barsay & Uttarey

    •       Barsey is called the valley of rhododendrons. It is a tourist spot situated in West Sikkim. The height of Barsey is about 10500ft. From here you can see the Kanchenjunga and various mountain peaks. In the forest of Barsey you can see the various types of flower like magnolia, hemlock, orchid etc. The dense forest of Barsey is covered with hemlocks, silver firs, magnolia and rhododendron trees and bushes. The Rhododendron Sanctuary at Hilley Barsey is spread across an area of 104 sq. km along the Singalila Ridge which forms the natural boundary between India and Nepal.

            Uttaray Situated in the west district of Sikkim, you can reach Uttarey from Pelling, Gezing or Dentum. On the way you will pass Singsor bridge - the second highest bridge in Asia. The height of Uttarey is about 6600ft. It is famous for its tranquility and natural beauty. The place provides beautiful view to the Himalayan mountains. This allows a more serene atmosphere to be enjoyed. During winter the mountains around here are covered with snow allowing heavenly views.