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Lachung Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Lachung


  • Lachung city in Sikkim
Lachung At a Glance
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Lachung Travel Guide

Lachung is a quaint hamlet known for its stunning orchards, sparkling streams, and gushing blue rivers flowing against the mesmerizing backdrop of snow-capped Himalayas. It is perched at an altitude of 8,600 feet above sea level and is a must-visit on your Sikkim tour. Because of its breathtaking beauty, Lachung is also named among the most beautiful villages in northeast India. It is a breath of fresh air and is a paradise for soul seekers. 

Mainly visited for the serenity and adventure, many tourists visit to get a peek into this region's rich culture and traditions. Lachung is inhabited primarily by Lepchas and Bhutias, prime followers of Buddhism. 

Read the Lachung travel guide and plan your trip to Lachung. 

Places to visit in Lachung

Being a picturesque location, there are several beautiful places to see and explore on your Lachung trip. Located close to the Tibetan border, this place is surrounded by the best of nature. So, if you plan a trip to Sikkim, here are some of the best places to visit in Lachung -

Things to do in Lachung 

From witnessing stunning views to indulging in thrilling adventure activities, there are great things to do in Lachung. You can engage in many things on your tour, explore the lakes, pasture lands, and enjoy the pleasant weather. Here are some fun things to do in Lachung on your Sikkim trip -

  • Green Lake Trek.
  • Excursion to Lachen and Zero Point.
  • Trekking to Yumthang Valley and Mount Katao.
  • Visit Chopta Valley's vegetative pasture lands.
  • Enjoy the Mask dance at Lachung Monastery.

Best time to visit Lachung 

The summer season in Lachung begins in March and lasts until May. During this time, the temperature is moderate and ranges from 10°C to 28°C. Monsoons start in July and end in September. Lachung receives heavy rainfall, which can spoil sightseeing plans. If you love snow, winter, i.e., October to February, is the best time to visit Lachung. The temperature fluctuates between 10°C and -5°C and receives heavy snowfall with fog. To know more click here!

How to reach Lachung 

To get to Lachung by air, take a flight to Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, as it is the nearest and is connected to the rest of the country by domestic airlines. The nearest railway station to Lachung is New Jalpaiguri. It is bordered by several trains. You can take private cabs or public buses to Lachung from New Jalpaiguri. By road, you can reach Lachung by taking state-run or private buses. Direct buses are available from Gangtok and New Jalpaiguri too. Know more!

Accommodation in Lachung 

Accommodations play an essential role in planning a trip. So, if you are looking for Lachung hotels, it is one of the prime destinations in North Sikkim. There are several places to stay in Lachung. Budget hotels, mid-range hotels, tourist lodges, guesthouses, and homestays have ample options with basic amenities. Some of the best places to stay in Lachung are Hotel Comfort Inn, The Fortuna Hotel, Hotel Modern Residency, The Highlander’s Hut, Iceland Residency Lachung, Golden Valley Residency, and more. 

Where to eat in Lachung 

When it comes to food in Lachung, you will be spoiled with dining options here. Many budget hotels have multi-dining options. You can have a good time with soothing music, performances, and more by serving excellent food and beverages. To enjoy lavish amenities, fantastic ambiance, and efficient service, here are some best restaurants in Lachung are Baker’s Cafe, Roll House, Cacao, Cafe Live and Loud, Pub 25, Sonam View Point, Lachung Eyes Cafe, and more. 

How to get around Lachung 

Lachung is not easily accessible by public transport so you can take taxis by private agents. However, the most convenient way to move around Lachung is on foot. Walking around the town will refresh your mind and fill your lungs with fresh air.

Travel tips

  • Get information about the permits you have to take (if any).
  • Respect the local culture.
  • Avoid visiting Lachung in the monsoon as there might be landslides.
  • Wear proper woolen in winter to keep yourself warm and avoid cold.

Why Choose Indian Holiday for the Lachung Tour

Experience the beauty of Lachung with ease through Indian Holiday's customizable tour packages. Designed to cater to your preferences, our packages offer a hassle-free and enriching travel experience. With inclusive services such as accommodations, sightseeing, meals, and transfers, you can explore Lachung at your own pace. Moreover, our knowledgeable guides will provide you with insights about the city’s culture. Book your Lachung tour package with us and make the most of your trip to the heart of North Sikkim.




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