Lachung tourism and travel guide

Lachung India
Best Session
October - June
Ideal Duration
New Jalpaiguri
Major Airports
Pakyong, Bagdogra
11.11 ° C
Weather Type


Lachung a quaint mountain hamlet in Northeast Sikkim, India, located at a height of about 9,600 feet above sea level, is certainly a destination to consider visiting; if you are planning a tour to spend your time in harmony or want to explore a place with placid natural beauty, then you must book yourself one of the Lachung Tour Packages. A book published in 1855 named as “The Himalayan Journal” by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker describes Lachung as “most picturesque village in Sikkim”. Houses made of wood, winding road, small terraced fields; Lachung is an offbeat destination, away from the hustle bustle of cities and urbanization, this village have scintillating views of snow-capped mountain peaks. The meaning of word Lachung is “Small Pass”, it is the last village in North Sikkim before Yumthang.

Lachung is also the converging point for Lachen and Lachung Rivers, both are tributaries of the Teesta River.

There is a whole list of Top Places to Visit in Lachung but still some of these places hog all the limelight with their different aspects to offers. Some of these must visit places include Lachung Monastery, Gurudongmar Lake, Zero Point (Yumesamdong), Bhim Nala Falls. All these places have their own unique aspect as the Lachung Monastery is a symbol of cultural and religious heritage, Zero Point is famous for its multi-day trek experiences, Gurudongmar Lake and Bhim Nala Falls are well known for their serene views of the surrounding landscapes. Whether you seek adventure or want to spend time in tranquility in midst of mother nature; this Lachung Travel Guide have got you covered in all aspects to make your Lachung visit worthwhile.

Entirely covered in snow with some grass patches during winters while being lush green during summers along with mostly high-altitude places still covered in snow. It is said that the best time to visit Lachung is during the summer or autumn. Avoid monsoon season due to rainfall and landslides and winter, when many routes are closed due to snowfall. Lachung offers serene landscapes and tranquil locations to explore, due to its proximity to the China Border one must obtain a permit while travelling here and make sure to carry all necessary documentation and ID proofs. If you are seeking for some adventure or want to be close to mother nature enjoying the tranquility, make sure to add Lachung to your list while browsing through Sikkim Tour Packages.

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