Yak Safari in Sikkim


A trip on the back of Yak, moving through the craggy trails, in the midst of angelic beauty of Sikkim, actually addresses the appreciation of every person. Organized in different parts of Sikkim, Yak Safari is truly an unforgettable ride. One can ride the back of a Yak at Tsomgo Lake in East Sikkim also in the Chopta Valley, Lachen and Lachung in North Sikkim. The Yaks have been domesticated since centuries in Sikkim. In the recent years, the animal has been used to create an adventure spirit among people and travelers. The tourists from far-off lands come here to enjoy this tranquil ride on a Yak. Moreover, in the hoard of other adventure sports, Yak Safari is a sport that is enjoyedby people of every age-group. Another interesting fact about the Yak is that it is found in alpine zones, where the low temperature is just ideal to ensemble the requirements of this mammal. It is for sure that once you take this safari, it would really become a memorable part of your reminiscences of your trip to Sikkim. About 67 Yaks are registered with the Department of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Govt of Sikkim.


Dzongri Lake

At an altitude of 4,200 m, Dzongri is among the best trekking destinations not only in Sikkim but also in India. The sights of the milky white peaks all around Dzongri are bound to keep you gazing with awe. The view from this place has too much to be recommended: a patchwork of green and gold streaked with blue - reminiscent of an abstract etching, framed by the majestic snowcapped peaks shining not very far away.

How To Reach
For visiting Dzongri lake , you have to travel to Yuksom located 6 hours from Gangok.The trek starts from Yuksom located about 6hrs from Gangtok. It ends in Yuksom as well after 5 days. Dzongri trekking would be a lifetime experience.
Yak Ride Cost
Yak Ride: Rs-300/-
Photo Cost : Rs-50/-

Tsogmo Lake

Tsomgo Lake, also known as Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake, is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the capital Gangtok. Located at an elevation of 3,753 m (12,313 ft), the lake remains frozen during the winter season. The lake surface reflects different colours with change of seasons and is held in great reverence by the local Sikkimese people. Buddhist monks prognosticated after studying the changing colours of the lake.

How To Reach
The only way to reach the lake is through a drive from Gangtok.Bulky vehicles such as Innova, Bolero, and Scorpio are available in rent from Gangtok.You will also get hired taxi to reach Tsomgo Lake from Gangtok.
Yak Ride Cost
Yak Ride: Rs-300/-
Photo Cost : Rs-50/-

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