Dzongu – The Land of Lepchas

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Dzongu in North Sikkim is the land of Lepchas – the original inhabitants of Sikkim. Situated about 70 km away from Gangtok, the place is all scenic and yet quite unexplored. The place is rich in exquisite flora and fauna and provides its tourists a fascinating experience of Sikkim tourism altogether.

When at Dzongu, Be with its People . . .

The specialty of Dzongu is its people – the Lepchas. The folks of the community believe in living in solitude and are thus quite quite aloof from the outside world. This in turn adds up to the beauty of touring theough Dzongu. For, encouraged here is the lovely experience of Home stay. Probably every traveller to Sikkim should visit Dzongu and enjoy home-stay, in turn experiencing and learning about the lifestyle of Lepchas, their unique traditions and culture. And also, do not forget to taste the traditional Lepcha drink – Chee when you pay a visit to this homeland of the Lepchas.


Dzongu is situated at an elevation ranging between 3000-20,000 ft above sea level. Adjoining the Kanchenjunga Biosphere Reserve, the place offers some exclusive views of Mount Kanchenjunga.

Where to go when at Dzongu?

A visit to some of these places while at Dzongu will sure make your trip to the place further beautiful: Visit the Seven Sisters Waterfalls – the falls that are a visual treat, go on village hikes and enjoy traversing through the beautiful lanes within Dzongu's cardamom fields, Angle and relax at the Teesta River, pass by the lovely cane bamboo bridge at Passingdon and do not forget to learn how beautifully the Lepchas treat and heal people using the locally grown medicinal plants! All these sure to make your tour to Sikkim an all memorable experience!

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