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How to reach Lachung

Located in North Sikkim, Lachung is a small mountain village blessed with scenic beauty and well-connected with the country's major cities and towns. Hence, Lachung is the perfect base for tourists heading toward Yumthang Valley. This picturesque hill town is approx. 110 km away from Gangtok. The serene and spiritual ambiance of the place allures travelers from all parts of the globe.

Traveling to Lachung is not challenging as you can easily reach the city via rail, air, and road. But being a popular place to visit in Sikkim, Lachung is well-connected to major cities of India, including Delhi, Mumbai, and Jaipur. Here is detailed information about how to reach Lachung by transport.

How to Go Lachung by air, train, and road

Lachung By Flight

Located 125 km from Gangtok, Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to Lachung. To Bagdogra, you can get regular flights from major Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Further, you can hire a cab or take a bus to travel to Lachung. Going from Gangtok to Lachung is the most convenient way to travel. You can stay the night at Gangtok and leave for Lachung by car the following day. A 4-hour drive from Gangtok will take you to Lachung. Plus, you need an Inner Line Permit to visit this small mountain village, for which you can contact us!

Lachung By Train

The nearest train station to Lachung is the New Jalpaiguri railway station, around 120 km from Gangtok. The railway station connects many cities like Darjeeling, Kolkata, and Delhi. From the railway station, reach Gangtok by bus or taxi, and after a night stay, leave for Lachung. A bus or a taxi is the best way to travel as the Gangtok to Lachung distance is around 110 km. It will take 4 to 5 hours to reach Lachung.

Lachung By Road

Several buses, taxis, and jeeps are available to travel to Lachung from different parts of Sikkim. Gangtok(110 km), Darjeeling (168 km), Bagdogra (194 km), Jalpaiguri (225 km), and Mangan (51 km) are directly connected to the town via scheduled buses. Travel to Gangtok first and stay the night there. The next day, take a bus or car to reach Lachung, which will take 4 hours. You also need an Inner Line Permit to visit Lachung. A ride through the mountain roads will not be the best, but the views are breathtaking.





Bagdogra to Lachung distance

193 km

7 hour 15 min

NH10 & Gangtok-Chungthang Rd

Gangtok to Lachung distance

116 km

4 hour 30 min

Singtam - Chungthang Rd

Lachen to Lachung distance

49 km

1 hour 49 min

Lachen Rd

Lachung to Darjeeling distance

159 km

6 hour 24 min

Singtam - Chungthang Rd

Lachung to Gangtok distance

116 km

4 hour 21 min

Singtam - Chungthang Rd

Lachung to Yumthang distance

30 km

1 hour 20 min

Lachung highway

Mangan to Lachung distance

51 km

1 hour 56 min

Singtam - Chungthang Rd

Darjeeling to Lachung distance

169 km

6 hour 37 min

Gangtok-Chungthang Rd


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