Changu (Tsomgo) Lake

A lake at 3753 m(12,310 ft)! Impossible you will say but it is a fact. Changu lake is situated 35 kilometres from Gangtok on the Gangtok – Nathula highway The stretch of the route just below Karponang, 15 kilometres from Gangtok was particularly dangerous. Its steepness resulted in many mules slipping to their death into … Read more

Rumtek Monastery

The monastery is at a distance of 23 kilometres from Gangtok. In fact, it is located on the hill facing Gangtok. The present monastery was constructed by His Holiness, the Gyalwa Karmapa in the 1960s. Gyalwa Karmapa was the sixteenth Karmapa and came to settle in Sikkim in the late fifties when the Chinese invaded … Read more


Gangtok has a moderate climate as it is located at an altitude ranging from 5000 to 6000 ft above and experiences temperatures between 15 to 25 degrees Celcius for the most part of the year: it is only in winter the temperature touches about 4 degrees. It is only on rare occasions that it snows … Read more