A village in North sikkim, Lachen is the starting point of the interesting treks in North Sikkim. It is also the gateway to the Holy Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes. It is a journey of 129 kilometers from Gangtok.
Lachen means big pass. The base to the Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar lake is formed by Lachen. Thangu, the annual lake event is held there in the summers. Lachen is connected to the Yunthang Valley by a short two day trekking route.
The Lachen Gompa can be visited and one can have a look at the simple village life of the Lachenpas. Lachen offers many panoramic views and stunning landscapes. It is a perfect destination to soak in the beauty of the hills, with the perfect view of the neatly sequenced alpine pastures. There are tranquil monasteries and waterfalls gushing down the scenic valleys. The fascinating adventure activities are a point of interest for the visitors too.
Currency: Rupees - INR Pincode of Lachen: 737120 Language : Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung Weather: Summer 10°C to 28°C Winter -5°C to 10°C
Everything was good but the tour agent TAJ INDIA HOLIDAYS was fraud. Dont trust him
Abhishek Savalia from Gangtok, India1 ★
But there are few strict no s...
1 if u have breathing problems don't go.. if u Dont exercise at all and are obese Don't go... Reason? High altitude sickness
2 Dont use sharing taxi- lots and lots of fights for seats.. also uncomfortable
JUHI JOSHI from MUMBAI, India1 ★
Roads were very bad and the share ride was not comfortable hotel was decent but in the name of breakfast only
S Ghosh from Gangtok, India4 ★
good except driver's behavior
Susmita from Kolkata, India4 ★
lachen is a spot,where you have to stay for onward journey to gurudongmar & kalapathhar
DG from Mumbai, India5 ★
My overall experience in was Excellent. Best time to visit is Morning. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.
Manoj from mumbai, India5 ★
Washroom facility is not so good. There is no entrance fee.
Babasaheb Gaikwad from Nashik, India3 ★
No photography is allowed here. Best time to visit is Morning.
Rajeev Jain from Surat, India5 ★
My overall experience in was Excellent. There is no entrance fee. It has easy and good availability of food & drinks.