On the 5th Day of your Sikkim Gangtok Darjeeling tour, post breakfast, get all set for a day/’s trip to the beautiful Yumthang valley, lying at an altitude of 11, 800 feet above the sea level. En-route you come across a popular hot spring, known for having water with medicinal properties, which can cure skin diseases. Later, continue to Yumthang. Popularly known as /‘Valley of Flowers/’, this valley looks very beautiful during spring, when colorful flowers like Alpine, Primulae, Rhododendrons and more are in full blooming mode. During winters, the valley is covered with a sheet of white snow. Enjoy the amazing weather and treat your eyes to the beautiful views.
In the afternoon, back to Lachung for sightseeing. The list of attractions of Lachung includes Lachung Monastery, Cottage Industry and Waterfalls. Thereafter, you can enjoy a walk around the nearby villages.
The oldest Buddhist monastery of Sikkim, Lachung Gompa is placed at an elevation of 2750 m above the sea level. The monastery is the base for mountaineering activities and Green Lake trekking in Sikkim. Belonging to Nyingmapa sect of Mahayana Buddhism, it has the statue of or Guru Rinpochi. It was originally constructed in 1806 and then renovated in 1969. The huge prayer wheel on the entry gate is eye-catching.
Dinner and overnight stay.