Singhik is a little-known village in North Sikkim tucked on a mountain slope at 5250 feet with fascinating views of the mighty Mt. Kanchenjungha. Just 3.5 kms from the district capital Mangan, Singhik is ideal as an overnight stopover after your hectic North Sikkim Tour. All those who want to skip the din of Gangtok after spending a few tranquil days in the higher altitudes of Lachen and Lachung can choose Singhik to rest their tired bodies on the last leg of their journey. From Singhik, guests can return to NJP or Bagdogra skipping Gangtok.
Attractions of Singhik, North Sikkim
From Singhik, you can witness the changing colours of Sikkim’s guardian deity – Mt. Kanchenjungha from red to golden and finally to white during sunrise. Singhik is also near to some of the best attractions of North Sikkim 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 within 30 kms of Singhik.
While returning from Singhik to Gangtok, you can stop at the beautiful Seven Sisters Waterfalls. Another very interesting destination located nearby is Dzongu, which is 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, you can still see the traditional lives of the Lepchas and witness their culture and traditions. The village of Tingvong in Dzongu also has a great view of Mt. Pandim.
Things to do at Singhik, North Sikkim
A mesmerising sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha, a nature walk along the groves of Singhik, a short trek to the nearby viewpoint and monastery are few things you can do at Singhik apart from lazing in your room’s balcony overlooking the slopes of the Himalayan foothills dotted with distant villages. In the evenings, as you see the lights of those villages in the foothills of the Mt. Kanchenjungha you start wondering – “who lives in there anyhow?”
Best time to visit Singhik
You can visit Singhik anytime of the year.
Accommodation at Singhik, North Sikkim
At Singhik bungalow there are 4 double bed-rooms with individual balcony facing Mount Kanchenjungha. You can enjoy the sunrise from your balcony. The bungalow itself is located on a hilltop and quite secluded. Other facilities include attached western bathrooms, hot water arrangements and comfy beds. Food is served at the spacious dining hall which also faces the mountains.