Lungchok in Sikkim Silk Route




4,000 Ft.


Hindi, Nepali


Indian & Chinese

At an elevation of 7000 feet above sea level, Lungchok is a scenic valley in Sikkim just about 10 km driving distance away from Rongli. This newly-found tourist destination is popular for offering a magnificent view of Kanchanjunga, a tranquil atmosphere, blooming Himalayan flowers, and the beautiful surrounding hills covered with lush greenery. It is also a bird-watching paradise and an ideal base for travelers those who are planning for their journey to some high altitude destinations such as Lungthung, Nathang Valley and more.

Sightseeing Attractions around Lungchok

Lungchok, being an offbeat destination, offers limited sightseeing attrctions to its visitors. This small village is encircled by a lush green forest of Pine and Fir trees, as well as limitless stretches of rice fields. Tourists can also enjoy a stunning view of snow-clad Kanchenjungha from Lungchok. The nearby sightseeing attractions include the 45-foot-high Buddha waterfall and a hanging bridge across the Shokey Khola River which are just a few kilometers away from Lungchok. In your Silk Route journey, you will be rejuvenated by the lush flora, peaceful village life, panoramic views of Mt. Kanchenjungha, rivers and waterfalls.

Things to Do in and around Lungchok Valley

Lungchok, even though an offbeat destination, bewitch visitors with its immense natural beauty. The following are the major activities you can try and enjoy during your visit to Lungchok.

  • Walk through the village to spot colourful blooming himalayan flowers and experience the tranquility this town has to offer.
  • Enjoy the stunning view of the Mt. Kanchenjungha and capture some photos of it to cherish the memories later.
  • Visit 45-foot-high Buddha waterfall with your friends or family.
  • Walk on the hanging bridge across the Shokey Khola River.
  • Go for birding at the surrounding forest of Lungchok. Spot some uniquely colorful Himalayan birds through the lens of your binocular or the naked eyes.

Available Homestays in Lungchok Valley

Homestay is the only type of accommodation provided ar Lungchok. The village's homestay provides most of the basic conveniences for guests to have a comfortable night's stay. The amenities of the homestay include attached western bathrooms, hot water, comfortable beds, and homemade cuisine produced from fresh, locally farmed vegetables in each room. Contact us right away for a detailed trip package and to enquire about the room availability.

Best time to Visit Lungchok in Sikkim

The season of summer is considered to be the best time to visit Lungchok Sikkim. From March to May, the weather remains quite pleasant and the beautiful Kanchenjunga stays visible as there are not much fogs. However, expect for the season of Monsoon, you can visit the village at any time of the year.