Lachen Tour Packages 

Kiomoi welcomes you to the quaint little hamlet of Lachen in the state of Sikkim. An integral part of the Lachen Lachung Gurudongmar tour package, this tiny village is situated at an elevation of close to 9000ft.and serves as the starting point for trips to Gurudongmar Lake and Chopta Valley. Tourists can reach Lachen from Gangtok via the North Sikkim route in around 6 to 8 hours, depending on the state of the roads.
In simple terms, Lachen can be characterized by its alpine grasslands, picturesque views of the majestic Himalayas, and wooden houses. When you visit Lachen, you’re definitely going to find this uncharted territory as one of the most tranquil places on earth.
So, if you, too, are looking for Lachen travel packages, here’s all you need to know before embarking on the journey. 

Best Places to Visit in Lachen 

Here are just a few of these highly recommended places to visit in Lachen. 
Lachen Monastery: While there are many places to see in Lachen, Sikkim, a trip to the Lachen Gompa or Lachen Monastery should be on everyone's itinerary. Built in 1858 A.D., this is among Sikkim's most well-known monasteries, and showcases an excellent example of typical Tibetan engineering. Spend time here and you'll sense the tranquility of this place, and if you can do try to align your visit with the annual mask dance.
Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary: If you are a hardcore nature enthusiast, then you will be delighted to explore the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. Home to a variety of flora and fauna, this sanctuary is a riot of colors during the blooming season. It's an ideal place for a leisurely stroll amidst the vibrant rhododendron flowers. Roughly, forty Rhododendron species can be found in the sanctuary, which is surrounded by the majestic Himalayan Mountains. This sanctuary is located in Yumthang Valley, near Lachung, which makes it an eminent part of every Lachen Lachung tour package. 
Gurudongmar Lake: Welcome to one of the most popular tourist spots in Sikkim, the famous Gurudongmar Lake. Situated at 17800ft above sea level, this lake is among the highest in the world and is regarded as one of the world's most breathtaking freshwater lakes, offering captivating and tranquil environment. The waters of the lake are believed to have been blessed by the gods and are revered all over by the Hindus. You can find a mention of this lake in every Lachen Lachung Gurudongmar package.
Chopta Valley: For those seeking serenity amidst alpine meadows, Chopta Valley is a must-visit. Known for its vibrant rhododendron blooms in spring and a blanket of snow in winter, this valley is a visual treat. Families opting for Lachen tour packages for family will find the tranquility and natural beauty of Chopta Valley to be a perfect escape. Spread out at an elevation of 4023mtrs on the way from Lachen to Gurudongmar Lake, this serene valley is a great destination for anyone looking for a quiet getaway away from the bustle of other tourists. Trekkers and pilgrims will find this area ideal because of its breathtaking view of the mountains covered in blankets of pine woods and the verdant fields surrounding the stream that winds through the valley. 


Things to Do in Lachen 

Take an Exciting Trek to Green Lake: While the name would suggest a simple visit to the lake side, traveling to Green Lake has ample of opportunities for adventure seekers. A challenging trek through lush forests and rocky terrains leads to this emerald gem surrounded by snow-capped peaks. If you are looking for trekking opportunities in Sikkim, then this is a great activity to include in your Lachen tour packages. 
Visit the Beautiful Yumthang Valley: Known as the "Valley of Flowers," Yumthang is a paradise for nature lovers. Breathtaking meadows adorned with colorful flowers during spring and snow-covered peaks in winter, with the Teesta River flowing gracefully alongside, make it a year-round attraction. Almost every Sikkim tour packages highlight a visit to this beautiful garden painted by the nature itself. 
Experience the Height of Adrenaline at Zero Point: Zero Point is one of Lachen's most popular places to visit and marks the end of the road since it's the last outpost of civilization. Also known as Yumesamdong, the point is located at 4724mtrs above sea level offering awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains and an unmatched sense of tranquility.  Being a border location, and the mind-numbing elevation it is situated on, makes the drive to zero point full of adventure. So, if you are into off-roading and thrilling drives, then make sure to add a visit to the Zero point while planning your Lachen travel packages.
Spend a Day at the Vintage Thangu Valley: On your way from Lachen to Gurudongmar lake, you should make a quick stop at the Thangu valley. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks and nestled at 13,500ft above sea level, Thangu is a charming, small village that offers a tranquil retreat away from the bustling world. Lachen tours packages for family often offer day trips to these valleys, allowing you to savor the untouched beauty of the Himalayas. Thangu also serves as the starting point for a number of lovely hiking routes that go to Muguthang, Chopta Valley, and other locations. Make sure you add a pit stop to this majestic valley in your Sikkim travel itinerary.

Tips for Best Lachen Travel Packages 

To ensure your travel is seamless and memorable, consider these invaluable tips:
Best Time to Visit Lachen: The charm of Lachen varies with the seasons, however, the best time to visit Lachen is during spring (March to May) when the weather is pleasant, and the valley is adorned with blooming flowers. 
Strictly Follow the Cultural Ethics: Lachen is a small town with people from the Buddhist community living in harmony. So, it is imperative that as a tourist you respect the local sentiments by following local customs and adhere to responsible tourism.
Pack Smartly: It is needless to say that, being a valley region, you should expect colder days during our stay in Lachen. Also, a lot of walking might be a part of your Lachung tour packages. So, packing warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes are essential. 
Pick the Accommodation Options Wisely: When you book your Lachen Lachung tour package with Kiomoi, be rest assured to have a series of accommodation options at your disposal. From cozy guesthouses to luxury hotels, you can find a stay that suits your preferences. 

Know About the Local Languages

While English is widely understood, learning a few basic phrases in Nepali and Bhutia, the local languages, can enhance your interactions with the locals. It's a gesture appreciated by the community and adds a personal touch to your experience.
Be Wary of Safety and Scams: Lachenis generally considered safe for tourists. However, like any destination, it's wise to stay alert. Avoid isolated areas after dark, secure your belongings, and be cautious of touts. 
Book in Advance: To ensure a hassle-free and budget-friendly trip, consider booking Lachen tour packages in advance. 
How to Reach Lachen?
By Air: The nearest airport to Lachun is Bagdogra Airport from where you can easily hire a taxi to reach Lachen. See if your Lachen travel packages include airport pick up and drop.
By Road: Lachen is well-connected by road, and the journey itself is a scenic delight. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, is approximately 130 kms away and serves as a major transit point.
By Rail: The nearest major railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) in Siliguri. 

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