Thangu Valley

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    Location: VGWP+9J2, Gurudongmar Road, Thangu, Thangu Valley, Sikkim 737120, India

    Estimated Visiting Time: 1-2 Hours.

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    Thangu Valley, also known as Thangu-Chopta Valley, is a town and municipality in the Indian state of Sikkim. The population is projected to be around 1000 people. Thangu is a lovely town located around two hours from Lachen. It is a pleasant village where visitors frequently recuperate before embarking on a journey to Gurudongmar Lake, Muguthang Lake, or Cho Lhamu Lake. The rows of trees can be seen in Thangu Valley, and when one climbs higher, the breathtaking Tibetan Plateau panorama opens out. This charming village is an ideal starting point for nature enthusiasts.


    The great season to visit the spellbinding Thangu Valley is between May and June, when the entire valley is adorned with vivid alpine flowers, and between October and March, when the thick snow covers these exquisite flower beds. The village’s charm is enhanced by the beautiful hiking paths that go from Thangu to areas like Chopta Valley and Muguthang. Because Thangu is so close to the Indian-Chinese border, it also has a large military installation.


    Purple flowers on meadow in thangu valley

    Thangu is situated at a height of 13000 feet above sea level. Thangu, about 30 kilometers north of Lachen, is a small town. Because of its great altitude, the area is blanketed with snow for most of the year. The area is blanketed in a white layer of snow, particularly from October to March. With the start of the flowering season in May, however, this whiteness transforms into a kaleidoscope of colors. Thangu’s alpine vegetation is renowned for its natural beauty, which was gifted by God.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Beautiful scenery of Thangu village with the Himalayas mountain range in background, N.orth Sikkim, India

    It lies in the Alpine range of mountains, at a high height of 3962m, and offers a different way of living. Serene, laid-back, and far from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life. The dwellings are modest and cosy, and the residents still cook and perform errands using old-fashioned techniques. A kitchen garden and shed are found in almost every home. Because it is next to an army installation, there is a lot of monitoring in this region, and photography is prohibited. People from the army may be seen moving around. In Thangu, the Teesta, Chopta, Thangu, and Lassur rivers all flow through meadows, and their sparkling water is a sight to behold. As the height increases, the number of trees diminishes.

    Opening Hours

    Thangu Valley is open all time.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There Is No Entry Fee.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Sikkim. Thangu may be reached via shared jeeps or buses from here.

    By Rail: New Jalpaiguri train station is the closest station, and from there you may take a bus or hire a private automobile. Thangu and New Jalpaiguri are 147 kilometres apart.

    By Road: One may drive from Lachen to Thangu. Thangu and Lachen are 27 kilometres apart.

    Tips for Travellers

    • It is crucial to remember that hikers must bring their own equipment because there are no stores in Thangu that sell it.
    • Permissions are necessary for access to Thangu, and it is essential to check with your travel agency regarding any hiking trail permits before going on the adventure.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans:  Yes, it is a safe place to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Photography is restricted here.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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