Places to visit in Lachung- Lachung is a small town in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. It is located in the North Sikkim District, at an elevation of around 9,600 feet above sea level. The town is situated at the confluence of the Lachen and Lachung rivers, which flow down from the Himalayas. The region around Lachung is known for its picturesque landscape and beautiful natural scenery. Snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and sparkling rivers surround the town. It is a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

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Places to Visit in Lachung

One of the major attractions in Lachung is the Yumthang Valley, which is known for its colorful meadows and hot springs. The valley is located at an altitude of around 11,800 feet, and it is a paradise for hikers and trekkers. The Yumthang Valley is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including rare species of alpine flowers and animals. Home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary with over twenty-four species of the rhododendron sprawled along the confluence of Lachung and Lachen River, Lachung is the last hamlet of the north Sikkim making it the gateway towards Yumthang Valley or the Valley of Flowers. Yumthang valley with its astounding Himalayan flora species has hyped the interest of nature lovers traveling to North Sikkim making it one of the favored places to visit in Lachung. Rhododendron and primulas bloom covering the whole area in a surreal shade. It also offers an astounding view of a stunning array of peaks with Pauhunri and Shundu Tsenpa.

Another popular attraction in Lachung is the Lachung Monastery, which is one of the oldest and most important monasteries in the region. The monastery is home to a community of Buddhist monks, and it offers a peaceful and serene atmosphere. Visitors can learn about the Buddhist religion and culture and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Established in the nineteenth century, Lachung Monastery is a Nyingma Buddhist Gompa. Dedicated to Buddha and Guru Rimpoche, this monastery situated amidst apple orchards holds a colorful masked dance every year during winter. The quaint and peaceful monastery is built beautifully and is famous for its annual festival which is observed by monks dancing in colorful costumes and elaborate masks. It is also a perfect destination to submerge oneself in the quaint and tranquil ambiance while witnessing the astounding view of the snow-peak mountain range of the Himalayas.

Yumesamdong at an altitude of 15300ft close to China border is another favored destination around Lachung. Yumesamdong also known as Zero Point is the land of perennial snow and is well known among the yak herders and trekkers for its hot springs scattered in the valley providing an unexpected opportunity to feel the warmth of the water even in freezing temperatures. Rich in sulfur these springs are believed to have miraculous healing power. For recreational sports like snowboarding and skiing, Katao, 25km from Lachung is an ideal place. Lachung is also the base camp for Rhododendron Valley Trek which starts from Yumthang Valley and ends at Lachen Valley. But despite throwing its doors open to tourists Lachung still retains its distinctive culture and tradition, including the unique system of self-governance called the Dzumsa. Apart from being the gateway towards some pictorial destinations, Lachung has a charm of its own that has bewitched the mind of visitors and ensnared their hearts.

Why You Should Visit Lachung at least Once

If you are looking for a retreat in the mountainous valley of Sikkim region to experience the true beauty of the Himalayas, Lachung the last hamlet in the northern district of Sikkim is an ideal destination for you. Situated amidst the apple orchards along the meandering river streams, Lachung has become the safe haven for all nature lovers and a base for adventurer trekking towards the valley of flowers through the lush forest of rhododendron trees. The beauty of this picturesque hamlet Lachung cannot be described in words but can only be experienced.

Best time to visit Lachung

Every season has its own charm to relish in Lachung but the best time to visit Lachung is during the winter season when visitors can witness the mask dance festival and snow-covered valley and in the summer season when blooming rhododendron covers the entire valley in the beautiful shade of red.

Lachung is a beautiful and picturesque town in the state of Sikkim. It is a perfect destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers, and it offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage.

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