Lachen tourism and travel guide

Lachen India
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October - June
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5.48 ° C
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Lachen, situated at a height of about 9,000 feet a small town in North Sikkim, India. Wrapped in the Majestic Himalayas, it is the sister town of Lachung, the name Lachen means “Big Pass”. A place with placid beauty that servers as starting points for trips to Gurudongmar Lake and Chopta Valley. The serene beauty of Lachen is unbeatable and is one of a kind. The panoramic views of mighty Himalayan peaks touching the clouds, alpine meadows and snow-covered mountain slopes all fused to create the allure of this place.

For all the nature enthusiasts, photographers and adventure seekers Lachen is a true delight offering stunning landscapes, unique local culture and nonchalant natural beauty brewed together. Let this snippet serve you as your Lachen Travel Guide and take you on a breathtaking journey to this cozy nook and make your adventurous journey to Lachen an everlasting memory.

Lachen have placid beauty, far from today’s modernization, every terrain and turn you take here is sublime and a unique experience in itself but few places like Lachen Gompa, Chopta Valley and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary are considered as the Top Places to Visit in Lachen. Where in the Chopta Valleyyou can experience a mindboggling trekking adventure, Lachen Gompa offers calmness blended with rich culture and tradition and enjoy leisure stroll amidst the vibrant rhododendron flowers in Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

Lachen have a thrilling adventurous tale for all of its visitors. The best time to visit Lachen is during summer or autumn. During Monsoon and winter season it is advisable not to visit Lachen, due to landslides in Monsoon and due to excessive snowfall in winters that leads to route blockage. While looking for Lachen Tour Packages or Sikkim Tour Packages that contains Lachen, make sure to confirm the availability of the special permit required to visit Lachen. Due to its proximity to China border it is mandatory to obtain a permit and carry all the relevant documents and ID proofs. Although it might seem challenging at first, but once you arrive in Lachen, you’ll find that all the effort was absolutely worthwhile.

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