Lachung is situated at 9600 ft above the sea level. It is a small riverside village very close to Tibet border and is best visited in Summer. Best time to visit is March , April May, October & November
Lachung offers snow peak views, cool weather even in peak summer.
Lachung is also the base camp for Rhodendron Valley Trek which starts from Yumthang valley and ends at Lachen Valley. One can travel upto yumesamdong from Lachung where one can get snow even in summer.
Inner line Permit has to be obtained in advance for visiting Lachung
- Be prepared for a bit of rough terrain as the roads from Gangtok to Lachung and Lachen are generally very rough.
- Lachung does not have any major Airport or Railway Station nearby. Therefore its possible it is a remote destination and is required to visit as a part of an itinerary.
Best Time To Travel To Lachung
- Nearest destination to Lachung is Lachen (44 kms)
: March , April May, October & November
Things To Do
Lachung Monastery is an ancient (1880) Nyingma Buddhist gompa in Lachung
at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung River, tributaries of
the Teesta River. Permits are required for visits to North Sikkim. The
monastery hosts a famous mask dance each year.
Yumthang Valley is
a beautiful valley situated in North Sikkim and is around 23km from
Lachung. Located at a height of 3,500 metres above the sea-level, this
beautiful valley is home to many beautiful Himalayan flowers.
How To Reach
You can reach Lachung by Road From Gangtok. The nearest Aiport is
Bagdogra Airport and the nearest Railway Station is NJP / Siliguri . All
visitors are required to acquire Restricted & Protected Area Permit
. The permits are made mandatory and the documents for acquiring the
same are required to be sent much in advance to avoid last minute