Mangan

The headquarters of the North Sikkim district is Mangan which is located at an altitude of 956 meters.

Updated: June 16, 2022

North Sikkim is the most unpopulated area of the country that shares its boundary with China and Nepal. The headquarters of the North Sikkim district is Mangan which is located at an altitude of 956 meters. It is the base for trekking and hiking trips in the mountains and forests.
The main attraction of North Sikkim are Gurudongmar Lake, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Lachen,Cholamu Lake, Thangu, Chungthang and many more.  
North Sikkim is famous for the Gurudongmar Lake which is one of the highest lakes of India. It also has religious importance as there are many important monasteries in this area. The Gurudongmar Lake is situated at a height of 5,210 m and is considered sacred by Buddhists, Sikhs and Hindus as well. Every year during the peak season, devotees and tourists flock to this place.
Lachung is a quaint little town which is situated at an altitude of 3000 meter in the Northern side of Sikkim. Lachen is situated where two tributaries of Teesta River-Lachen and Lachung converge.
Yumthang Valley which is located 3564 meters above is popular among tourists for its beautiful landscape and the spell bounding views of the mountains. The river Teesta flows through the valley, making this a grazing ground for the animals during the summers.
Lachen is one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Sikkim which is situated at an altitude of 8838 feet in the northern part of Sikkim. It is famous for its stunning landscape and its splendid viewpoints of the mountains and lush green surroundings.
Cholamu Lake in North Sikkim is situated at an altitude of 18000 feet from the sea level which is the highest lake in India. It is 14th highest lake of world.
The small town of Thangu is situated at an altitude of 13000 feet. Usually it is a base destination for tourists visiting to spots like the Gurudongmar Lake, Cho Lhamu (source of Teesta River) etc.
Chungthang is a town in North Sikkim which is situated at the confluence of Lachen River and Lachung River. Guru Padmasambhabwa visited this town before visiting Tibet in 8th century and left his footprint on a rock where he once rested. t is also believed that Guru Nanak Dev ji visited this place during his trip to China and Tibet. There is a tree in this town which is believed to be grown at the place where Guru Nanak Dev placed his stick. It is also believed that the name Chungthang is derived from Punjabi words Chunga and Sthan which means good place.

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