4 Top-Notch Places To Explore In Lachen

4 Top-Notch Places To Explore In Lachen


Mangan’s treasure trove Lachen exhibits unparalleled natural beauty, featuring an extremely high-altitude lake, a verdant valley, and unmatched Himalayan splendour. Lachen and Lachung are the most popular locations to stay in North Sikkim and while Lachung means small pass, Lachen stands for big pass.

The distance between Lachen and Lachung is some 2 hours and Lachen is around 5-6 hours apart from the capital of Sikkim Gangtok, which sits in East Sikkim. Customize your Sikkim holiday packages from a reputed tour operator near you.

On your first day in Sikkim, stay in Gangtok, explore its local sightseeing and the next day, in the morning, head out for north Sikkim. Surrounded by snow-shrouded mountain peaks, Lachen is home to various points of tourist interest. March to June is the ideal time to explore North Sikkim’s destinations like Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Thangu Valley.

In this reading, you’re going to learn four destinations that deserve a must-visit on your Lachen holiday:

Lachen Monastery

Also known as Ngodub Choling and Lachung Gompa, Lachen Monastery was actually built in 1858 A.D by the Nyingma Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and 8 monks assisted it. It’s a peaceful sacred site, housing a statue of Guru Padmasambhava, prayer flags, prayer wheels, golden and red paint on the walls, historical artifacts, and its green hilly backdrop. Get affordable Sikkim holiday packages at budget-friendly costs.

Chopta Valley

Lachen is the base point for tourists heading to the iconic Chopta Valley, which is around 26 km from Lachen. An absolutely scenic site to explore on your North Sikkim trip, Chopta Valley sits picturesquely at a height of 400 meters. This naturally stunning spot belongs to both Sikkim and Uttarakhand in India. Grab the views of dense greenery, enigmatic mountain peaks, and blue sky, an ideal location for adventure and nature enthusiasts.

Gurudongmar Lake

Settled at a height of 5430 m., Gurudongmar Lake is one of the highest lakes worldwide and the highest lake in Sikkim in the Great Himalayas. Apparching Gurudongmar Lake is easier, which is around 66 km from Lachen and 35 km from Chopta Valley. Thangu Village is the nearest village to Gurudongmar Lake. Mt Siniolchu and Mt Kanchenjunga are seeable beautifully from this high-altitude lake.

Thangu Valley

Also called Thangu-Chopta Valley is one of the choices places in North Sikkim, near Lachen. Located at an altitude of 3900 m, Thangu Valley offers a pristine mountain view, home to alpine flowers in the months of May and June. This spectacular location placed at an alpine plateau comes your way to Gurudongmar Lake. From Lachen, Thangu is around 27 km away, located close Chinese border. Plan your Sikkim family tour packages, honeymoon package at low costs.

You might plan a combined Lachen and Lachung tour at cost-effective prices. Lachung, on the other hand, is where nestled incredibly enthralling attractions like Yumthang Valley, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Zero Point, Mount Katao, Chungthang, Singhik, Bhim Naga Falls. For a comfy holiday, plan a 5-6-day tour. 

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