(8500 Ft Above Sea Level)

Sikkim | India
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Lachen is categorised as Remote Himalayas

Lachen Monastery (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Gurudongmar Lake in January (Photo Courtesy: Amareshwara Sainadh)
Lachen River (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Lachung Centre (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)

Reasons to Visit
  • Lachen (8500 ft asl) commands a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains.
  • Lachen town forms the base to the Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake.
  • An annual yak race, the Thangu is held here at Lachen in summer.
  • Lachen is typically visited with Lachung as a part of meals and transport inclusive package ex-Gangtok
Know It
  • Permit: Inner line Permit to be obtained in advance for visiting Lachen Roads from Gangtok to Lachun / Lachen are generally very rough.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Gangtok (112 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Darjeeling (172 kms), Siliguri (189 kms)
  • Lachen is an Ex-Siliguri Getaway

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Destination Ideas

  • Monasteries of North Sikkim
  • North Sikkim experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    A small ancient monastery offering quiet backdrop and stunning views around.
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    At 17400 ft asl Gurudongmar lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It offers a stunning himalayan panorama and a must visit for any nature lover.
    Lake or Riverside
    High Altitude Lake

Destinations within reach from Lachen

  • Lachung ( 44 Km )

    Lachung (8600 ft asl) this is a small riverside village best visited in Summer. It offers snow more

  • Mangan ( 50 Km )

    Mangan (4000 ft asl) is the district headquarters of North Sikkim and is base town before reaching more

  • Gangtok ( 112 Km )

    The capital of Sikkim, Gangtok is a popular hill station destination in the East. This small town, more

  • Rumtek ( 114 Km )

    Rumtek Monastery (4500 ft) is located 24 km from Gangtok. The monastery is currently the largest more

  • Zuluk ( 188 Km )

    Zuluk is a small village atop a hill in Sikkim that falls on the historic Silk Route from Tibet to more

  • Siliguri ( 189 Km )

    Siliguri is arrival point for accessing Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim and tea plantations around the more

  • Chalsa ( 204 Km )

    Chalsa in the Doors region (1800 ft) is spread over 130 kms by 40 kms and is known for its tea more

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Getting There

No Localities defined for Lachen (Localities are defined only for destinations that are large enough and/or have many hotels)

Nearest Airport in Lachen
  • Pakyong Airport ( PYG ) , Gangtok-112 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Lachen
  • Darjeeling ( DJ ), Darjeeling-172 Kms
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