Although India has many heavenly places to visit, North Sikkim is still regarded as the real slice of heaven, among others. And when it comes to wanderers, especially nature lovers, how can one miss out a picturesque place like Lachung. It’s a small mountain village situated about 118 kilometers from Gangtok (the capital of Sikkim), at an altitude of 8,610 ft.
We can call Lachung an allrounder as it attracts and is loved by all kinds of people – be it a geek photographer, an adventure enthusiast or a newly wedded couple. So, why miss out on the marvelous places to visit in Lachung?
14 Places to Visit In Lachung
Here’s a list of places to visit in Lachung, Sikkim that will only give you the serenity to cherish all your life. Take a look!
- Yumthang Valley
- Chopta Valley
- Seven Sisters Waterfalls
- Gurudongmar Lake
- Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
- Green Lake
- Yumesamdong (Zero Point)
- Bhim Nala Falls
- Lachung Monastery
- Mount Katao
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13. Mount Katao
Located 28 kms from Lachung, Mt Katao is an amazing spot for trekkers and adventurers. You can try sports like skiing, snow tubing, snowboarding, and stone grinding during the winter season. However, to enter the majestic peak one has to take permit from the army. The peak is one of the most amazing sights and on your way up to this place you will also come across a gorgeous waterfall. To reach here, you can hire a taxi directly from the city centre. It is one of the best places to see in Lachung.
Singhik is considered to be the best viewpoint that offers marvelous views of Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Siniolchu. It is among the most popular places to visit in Lachung. One can come here for a short trek and enjoy a lush green surrounding with a bird's eye view of of the converging point of the beautiful River Teesta and River Kanaka. This is another reason which attracts tourist to this amazing attraction.
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Sikkim is a heaven for mountain lovers and Lachung is a place for explorers. Already excited, don't wait anymore. Get packed, traverse the offbeat paths of Lachung and plan your Sikkim holiday and leave right away for an amazing vacay!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Places To Visit In Lachung
A. Lachung is situated in North Sikkim district near the Tibetan border. To give more context, it is at the confluence of the Lachung and Lachen rivers. Both of these rivers are tributaries of River Teesta. Lachung is at an elevation of 9,600 feet above sea level.
A. There are several sights to see and things to do in Lachung, such as visiting Yumthang Valley, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, Seven Sisters Waterfalls, Zero Point, Gurudongmar Lake, and the sacred stone of Naydo.
A. Snow falls at an altitude of 14,000 to 17,000 feet in Lachung and other parts of Sikkim such as Gurudongmar lake, Lachen, Chhangu, Zero point, and Yumthang Valley. You can enjoy playing with snow at higher altitudes of these places in May.
A. You can take a flight from Delhi, Mumbai or Kolkata to Bagdogra, the nearest airport to Lachung. The nearest railway station,New Jalpaiguri, is 120 km away from Gangtok. You can further avail a bus, taxi or a jeep to reach your destination.
A. The height of zero point in Sikkim, also known as Yumesamdong, is 15,300 feet above mean sea level.
A. Lachung has good road connectivity. You can take a state bus or a private bus from Lachung to reach Gangtok, which is 101 kilometres away. The journey will take you around 4 hours.
A. The best time to visit Lachung is between June to October as the weather is pleasant for hiking and other outdoor activities.
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