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Lachen Tour Packages

Snuggled in the lap of the mighty Himalayas in North East India, Lachen is a beautiful town in Sikkim. Located at an altitude of 8500 feet above sea level, Lachen Tour Packages offers a taste of the bliss of the mountains. Welcoming visitors with pine-clad hills as well as mighty peaks covered in snow most of the year, the Sikkimese town has a rare kind of appeal.

Start with a walking tour of the pictorial village on your trip to Lachen. A visit to the breathtaking Gurdongmar Lake, at 17000 ft. is truly unmatched. The revered lake lures visitors from all over the world. Tsopta Valley and the Nyudrup Choeling Gompa also comprise the undeniable amazement of Lachen Tours.


List of Lachen Holiday Packages

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Glimpses of Sikkim Tour
6 N / 7 D

Gangtok - Lachen - Yumthang Valley - Lachung - Gangtok

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North Sikkim Tour
5 N / 6 D

Gangtok - Lachen - Lachung - Yumthang Valley - Gangtok

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  • Enjoy a cable car & yak ride in Gangtok
  • Visit Monastery, Waterfalls, Lakes, valleys in North Sikkim Tour
  • Excursion to Tsomgo, Gurudongmar Lake & Harbhajan Singh Temple
  • Visit Buddhist Lachung Monastery

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The charming Tibetan style village not only delights your senses but also allows to acclimatize to the high altitude. Visitors have easy access to hospitable tourist facilities. Other exciting places to explore on Lachen holidays include a trekking expedition to Yumthang Valley. The gorgeous location, with panoramic views of the surrounding hills and countryside is therapeutic for the very soul.

FAQs on Lachen

Ques: Where is Lachen Situated?

Ans: Lachen is an isolated town in the foothills of Himalayas. It is situated at a height of 8,838 feet above sea level in the Himalayan Mountain of North Sikkim. Snow-clad mountains, lakes, valley of flora, fauna and a vibrant local culture attract thousands of tourists every year.

Ques: How far Lachen is from Gangtok ?

Ans: Lachen is approx. 120 Kms from Gangtok which takes approx. 6 Hrs Drive.

Ques: Can we drive Lachen directly from Gangtok ?

Ans: Yes, Gangtok is well connected by road to Lachen and you can drive to this Valley.

Ques: Can we visit Lachen- Lachung and Gangtok together ?

Ans: Yes, these all places can be covered together. Indian Holiday offers you couple of Packages which can further customize too.

Ques: Is there any permit required to visit Lachen?

Ans: For Indian Tourists Inner Line Permit is not required but visiting Lachen one police permit is required.

Ques: What are the documents to be carried for obtaining permit?

Ans: You will need to carry two passport size photos and Photo ID proof like passport/ voter's ID card/ driving license. PAN card is not accepted as it does not have address proof

Ques: Foreigners can visit Gurudongmar Lake?

Ans: No, foreigners can't visit Gurudongmar Lake due to its proximity to the Chinese border. They can go up to Thangu.

Ques: Best time to visit Lachen ?

Ans: April to mid of June and October to mid of December.

Ques: Is Credit card accepted in Lachen?

Ans: As Lachen is a small village, so Credit cards are not accepted here.

Ques: Can Gurudongmar be visited in January?

Ans: If you love adventure then you can test your body at its extreme level, just pack some heavy woolen clothings. The journey from Gangtok to Gurudongmar lake via lachen is very adventurous.

Ques: Are there good accommodations are available in Lachen?

Ans: Lachen is a remote village in North Sikkim. Although you can find here some cozy accommodations like Apple Orchad Resort, Lachen Heritage & Panghen Metok .

Ques: Is ATM available in Lachen?

Ans: No… there is no any ATM in Lachen.

Ques: Any special note for travelers for visiting Gurudongmar Lake?

Ans: Due to proximity to the Chinese Boarder, landmines are not uncommon and presence of Indian Army is ubiquitous. Due to high altitude breathing problems may also arise. Tourists are suggested to spend less time at the high altitude and come down to Lachen soon.

Ques: Why Gurudongmar Lake is famous ?

Ans: Gurudongmar is considered sacred by Buddhists, Sikhs and Hindus. The lake is named after Guru Padmasambhava—also known as Guru Rinpoche—founder of Tibetan Buddhism, who visited in the 8th century.