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Trolltunga, Norway

Ranka or Lingdum Monastery

About 45 minutes drive from Gangtok, set up on a hill and one of the most wonderful monasteries in east Sikkim.

Ban Jhakri Waterfall

A great waterfall in a landscaped forest garden. The place is an excellent picnic spot for families.

Trolltunga, Norway
Trolltunga, Norway

Rumtek Monastery

The most famous monastery with grand Tibetan architecture. It was designed after the original one in Tibet. An additional attraction here is the Golden Stupa.

Nehru Botanical Garden

This is near Rumtek. There is a concrete pathway to take a stroll through the garden with many subtropical trees & plantations. There is a large nursery here for growing Orchids of many types. It also has a children's playground, swings etc. Overall a nice picnic spot. But for the purpose of this tour, you should not spend much time here as time will otherwise run out for the other sights.

Trolltunga, Norway
Trolltunga, Norway

Shanti View Point

A viewing area near Rumtek. Spend a few minutes to watch the great views of Gangtoktownship at the opposite mountain.

Enchey Monastery

An old renowned monastery founded in 1800s.

Trolltunga, Norway
Trolltunga, Norway

Ropeway

Great 1km cable car ride across three stations from Deorali to Tashiling. Institute of Tibetology: Renowned institute on Tibetan Language &culture, also has a great museum and library.

Tashi View Point

Excellent sunrise and Kanchenjunga viewing area.

Trolltunga, Norway
Trolltunga, Norway

Tsomgo Lake & Baba Mandir

Nearly 40 kilometers along the Kyongnosla Alpine Sanctuary, the home to the Red Panda and the blood pheasant with Rhododendron and other alpine trees along the road – Situated at an elevation of 3753 meters / 12310 feet – The Lake is oval shaped lake nearly 50 feet deep – Generally covered in snow for most of the year. This lake is home to the Brahmini ducks & many migratory birds – Nearby is the sacred Baba Mandir known to be a very holy site for all.

Nathu La Pass

Located at an altitude of 14,140 feet and 56kms from Gangtok, Nathula Pass was the place through which the famous Silk Route used to operate until 1962. On a clear day you can even see the road winding down the Chumbi valley. Tourists are allowed to go colse to the international border from where you can see Chinese soldiers on the other side of the barbed wire.

Trolltunga, Norway