North Sikkim experience
Lachung and Lachen (8100 ft) are two points in North Sikkim where guests visit in Summer for himalayan views. The area provides excellent snow peak views all round the year (on a clear day) and typically is a highlight of a trip for a nature lover. Accommodation here is simple and only recently at Lachung comfortable hotels are coming up.
Lachung provides the base for an exploration of Yumthang (11,800 ft.) very close to the Tibetan border, Yumthang is where the treeline ends, but rhododendrons still bloom. Another hour's drive beyond Yumthang takes one to Yumesamdong (15,300 ft.), an area where the sweet fragrance of Azellia (a plant used as incense by locals) permeates the air. Gurudongmar Lake (17000 ft asl) also can be visited from Lachen (takes 5-6 hours - one way). The area borders China all along and therefore permits required for a visit.
Recommended stay duration: 2-3 nights