Mangan in Sikkim- Detailed Tour and Travel Guide


The first hamlet encountered after leaving the direction of Sikkim’s north district is Mangan, which is tucked away in the Eastern Himalayan foothills. Mangan, which is 52 kilometers away from Gangtok, is a significant Buddhist hub in Sikkim. It is well known that Mangan serves as the administrative center for the North Sikkim District. The higher altitude area in the Sikkim North district’s opening destination is Mangan. Mangan is a popular tourist destination in Sikkim because it is surrounded by meandering mountain streams, forested hills, and trekking trails that draw visitors from all over the world.

Sightseeing Attractions in Mangan Sikkim

The town of Mangan is renowned for having historical, political, and religious significance. It is perched at a height of 3950 feet above the Teesta. Chungthang Mangan, which is situated on the North Sikkim route that leads to Gangtok, has grown to become the most significant town in the region. Mangan’s history began in the ninth century when Guru Rinpoche bestowed Buddhism on the country. The Bhutanese first invaded the Mangan region, and afterward, the Chinese Qing Dynasty did the same. Mangan is renowned for providing a beautiful view of the Kanchenjunga range in addition to serving as the gateway to North Sikkim.

In and near Mangan, there are numerous scenic spots and hiking paths with captivating views of snow-capped mountains like Pentek. Pentek is a peaceful hamlet in North Sikkim and is situated 2 km from Mangan. Visitors can marvel at the breathtaking view of the snow-capped Mount Siniolchu from Pentek. The third-highest mountain peak in the world, Mt. Kanchenjunga, can be seen from Pakshep, which is only two kilometers from Mangan, and Singhik, which is only four kilometers away. When visiting Mangan, the bazaar is the best area to look at the trinkets and souvenirs.

After admiring the magnificent view of Mt. Siniolchu from Mangan, you may decide to begin your journey towards the higher elevation destination of Northern Sikkim. With its plethora of tourist attractions and enticing location above the raging Teesta Valley, Mangan has drawn visitors to Northern Sikkim. Mangan is a great place to go for trekking routes, ancient monasteries, and music festivals. It will help you experience the vibrant yet peaceful atmosphere of the Himalayan valley.

Why You Should Visit Mangan

Trek from Mangan to the age-old monasteries Phodong Monastery and Phensang Monastery if you wish to escape the annoying crowds and immerse yourself in a peaceful environment. However, Mangan has a three-day music festival every December if you enjoy good music. The large crowd is entertained by bands from various Sikkim locations as well as from other Northeastern states as they fight for the top prize. A captivating event is created by the mountains, music, and the chilly climate. Mangan is a growing community that thrives with a picturesque destination and a breathtaking view of the Himalayan Mountains. It would not be exaggerating to say that Mangan is a charming hamlet that is emerging as a new tourist hot spot in Sikkim.

Mangan Hotels and Other Accommodation Options

Mangan has a plethora of accommodation options. You will get both luxury and budget options. The rooms are spacious and well-decorated with every kind of modern facility. The packages from Sikkim Adventure Tourism include accommodation with them so that travelers do not require booking their accommodation separately while visiting Mangan.

How You Can Reach the Village

Roads connect Gangtok and other towns with Mangan. Bagdogra Airport and New Jalpaiguri Junction (NJP) are the closest airport and railway stations, respectively. Visitors can reserve a taxi from these places of arrival to Gangtok and continue their journey from there to finally reach Mangan. You can travel to Mangan completely worry-free if you book a package offered by Sikkim Adventure Tourism as the entire transportation service will be included in the package.

Best time to visit Mangan

At an elevation of 3950 feet, Mangan is strategically positioned and each season has its own beauty. Despite having a temperate climate all year round, winter is thought to be the finest time to visit Mangan for an unrivaled view of Mt. Siniolchu.

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