Singhik

Singhik

Singhik located at a distance of 70km from Gangtok and 4km from Mangan is a picturesque village of Northern Sikkim. Perched at an altitude of 5160ft, Singhik has gained its prominence amongst the tourist traveling to Sikkim for offering an enthralling view of the Khangchendzonga and its surrounding ranges. Surrounded by lush green hills, with the Teesta River flowing below it, Singhik is a great place to take a short break in before heading on to the other high altitude destinations of North Sikkim.

Sited along the North-Sikkim highway Singhik is not a destination with typical sightseeing options. Most people visit Singhik to relish the great views of Kanchenjunga and take strolls around hills from the Singhik view point. Visitors can also catch the glimpse of meandering river streams of Teesta and Kanaka from the Singhik view point. Surrounded by lush green hills, with the Teesta River flowing below it Singhik holds a place of importance in the trekkers map since Singhik has some astounding trekking route towards the Northern Sikkim. Singhik is the starting point for the Tosha Lake trek. It is a 7 days trek which has been notified by Sikkim Tourism Dept in 2007. The picturesque town Singhik is also the home of local Naga tribe. The unique location of Singhik has made it a base point for venturing the surrounding hamlets while relishing the beautiful snow capped mountains like the village of Kabi Lungchok, where the state of Sikkim was formed through a Blood Brotherhood Treaty between the Lepchas and Bhutias nearly 600 years ago. Some of the grandest monasteries of Sikkim like Phodong Monastery and Tingchim Monastery are also located at an easily accessible distance from Singhik. Tourist can reach this decades old monastery by venturing upon one of the trekking routes sprawled around Singhik. The journey towards Singhik is an unforgettable experience in itself since it is through some of the mesmerizing sites of North Sikkim, one of them being the pristine waterfall, seven sisters waterfall. Another very interesting destination located nearby is Singhik is Dzongu a Lepcha Protected area. The Lepchas are the original inhabitants of Sikkim and Dzongu seems to be a village straight from the pages of Lepcha history. Here, visitors can still see the indigenous culture of the Lepcha people. The village of Tingvong in Dzongu also offers a magnificent view of Mt. Pandim to its visitors. Singhik with its surreal beauty and astounding trekking route is known for being the treasure house of North Sikkim.

Witness the sun slowly rise above the horizon and reveal the snow capped mountains while glazing it with orange hue and making it shimmer like precious gems. The sunrise over the Mt Khangchendzonga witnessed from Singhik view point is truly an astounding phenomenon which has left many visitors in a spell bounding trance. Singhik in the northern district of Sikkim is one of the places to experience such a surreal sunrise over the Himalayan Range, while spending some quality time amidst the mountainous valley of Sikkim with their loved ones.

Best time to visit Singhik

Tourist can relish the beauty of Singhik and make a fond memory while trekking through the trails sprawled around Singhik throughout the year but the best time to visit Singhik is considered during winter season mid September to mid December when the visitors can bask in the panoramic view of the majestic snow peaked Himalayas from Singhik view point.

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