(8500 Ft Above Sea Level)

Sikkim | India
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Lachung is categorised as Remote Himalayas

Yumthang Valley
Lachung Monastery (Photo Courtesy: Nichalp)
Phodang Monastry
Yumesamdong Zero Point

Reasons to Visit
  • Lachung (8600 ft asl) is a small riverside village best visited in Summer.
  • Lachung offers snow peak views, cool weather even in peak summer.
  • From Lachung popular excursions are to Yumthang valley, a big plateau surrounded by beautiful snowpeaks.
  • One can get snow in Lachung till March/April and in May one can see wild flowers / Rhododendrons.
  • One can travel upto yumesamdong from Lachung where one can get snow even in summer.
  • Lachung is typically visited with Lachen as a part of meal and transport inclusive package ex-Gangatok.
Know It
  • Permit: Inner line Permit to be obtained in advance for visiting Lachung Roads from Gangtok to Lachun / Lachen are generally very rough.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Gangtok (124 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Darjeeling (167 kms), Siliguri (185 kms)
  • Lachung is an Ex-Siliguri Getaway

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7 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Lachung

Short Break (4-6 nights)1
Holiday (7 or more)6

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List of Holidays for Lachung

Short Break

  • Gangtok with North Sikkim Short Break (5 Nights)


  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with Lachung (9 Nights)
  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with North Sikkim (10 Nights)
  • Best of Darjeeling Sikkim with North Sikkim and Kalimpong (10 Nights)
  • Best of Sikkim with Lachung (7 Nights)
  • Darjeeling - Gangtok with North Sikkim (7 Nights)
  • Gangtok - Darjeeling with Lachung and Kalimpong (8 Nights)

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Destination Ideas

  • Monasteries of North Sikkim
  • North Sikkim experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Lachung Monastery is an ancient (1880) Nyingma Buddhist gompa in the Lachung at 9600 ft asl 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.
    Buddhist Monastery, High Altitude Monastery, Tibetan Buddhism
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim. It is at an elevation of 3,575 metres (14,000) asl. It is also home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and has over twenty-four species of the rhododendron. Yumthang is closed between December and March due to heavy snowfall.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
    Yumesamdong is the end of Yumthang Valley. It is situated close to China border and can be visited by Indian tourists only. Its often referred as the Zero Point.
    View Point
    Himalayan Views
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Singhik is situated four kilometers away from Mangan towards the north. The view point lies just on the road side from where is seen a very picturesque view of mount Silnoulchu
    View Point
    Himalayan Views

Destinations within reach from Lachung

  • Lachen ( 44 Km )

    Lachen (8500 ft asl) commands a panoramic view of the Himalayan Mountains. The town forms the base more

  • Mangan ( 60 Km )

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

  • Gangtok ( 124 Km )

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

  • Rumtek ( 126 Km )

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

  • Zuluk ( 183 Km )

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

  • Siliguri ( 185 Km )

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

  • Chalsa ( 200 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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Nearest Airport in Lachung
  • Pakyong Airport ( PYG ) , Gangtok-124 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Lachung
  • Darjeeling ( DJ ), Darjeeling-167 Kms
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