LACHEN " Beauty of North Sikkim"
The name Lachen means "big pass". The village has magnificient surroundings with grassy mountain slopes on one side and imposing snow capped peaks, glaciers and rock cliffs on the other side. The village is located in a picturesque valley surrounded by conifer and Rhododendron forests.
Lachen Sikkim is the starting point for some of the most interesting treks in North Sikkim as well as the gateway to the holy Gurudongmar Lake and Tso Lhamu Lakes. Gurudongmar Lake can be reached from Lachen Sikkim and is considered a sacred lake in the Great Himalayas Region.
Elevation : 2750 m
Population : 1326
Weather : Winter - Minimum 0 - 5 °C , Maximum 5 - 10 °C ( Approx )
Summer - Minimum 8 - 10 °C , Maximum 26 - 28 °C ( Approx )
Humidity : 43%
Best Time to Visit : March , April , May , June-Mid , October / November / December .
Language Used : Nepali , Hindi , English , Bengali Etc
Popular Spots Of Sightseeing are
Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley,Thangu Lake.
HOW TO REACH
a Mission & a Vision - the new standard for booking your accommodation online
A few lodges are available here for stay as well as Forest Department and a PWD Bungalows. Lachen Sikkim is located at about 129 km from Gangtok and can be reached via road through a six-hour adventurous journey from Gangtok.
The nearest Railway Station from Lachen is New Jalpaiguri. New Jalpaiguri and is well connected to almost all Railway station of India. Tourist destinations of the region including Bhutan & Nepal .
The nearest Airport from Lachen is Bagdogra Airport (IXB). Bagdogra airport is served by regular flights of Indian Airlines, Spice Jet, Kingfisher and Jet Airways from Kolkata, Guwahati and Delhi. The airport is well connected by road to all the tourist destinations of the region including Bhutan & Nepal .