Places to visit in Lachung

Places to visit in Lachung

Lachung is a wonderful city in northeast of Sikkim in India which is mainly visited in summer because people coming to enjoy summer in a cold and snowy environment have lots of places to visit in Lachung. It is located in the North Sikkim district and is near the border with Tibet, this wonderful city in Sikkim with a small number of population is like a small heaven on earth which offers snow peak views, cool weather even in summer season. This amazing city of Lachung is about 9,600 ft or 3,000 m above sea level and approximately 125 km away from the capital Gangtok.

MT.KATAO is among the wonderful places to visit in Lachung which is often visited by those tourists who are interested in recreational activities like skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and stone grinding but Katao is not included in normal packages and a person has to get army permit from the Indian Army to visit this wonderful region. The two storey LACHUNG MONASTERY is among the top places to visit in Lachung visited by many tourist throughout the year, this Monastery is built in Tibetan-style worth visiting especially for its wonderful murals. THE SHINGBA RHODODENDRON SANCTUARY which is situated on the northern Lachung valley is also one of the best tourist places to visit in Lachung. It is at an altitude ranging between 3,050m and 4,575m. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 43 sq. km and there are about 40 different species of rhododendron shrubs. Aconites, Saxifrages, Potentillas, Gentians, Poppies and Primulas are some of the important trees in the Sanctuary. There are a few endangered animals as well inhabiting the Sanctuary like spotted lingsang or the tiger – civet. November to mid June is the ideal season to visit this sanctuary. YUMTHANG valley is also one of the famous places to visit in Lachung it is a huge plateau surrounded by snow peaks. This valley is grazed by yaks and their nomadic shepherds and amazing hot water springs are also seen in this valley. ZERO POINT – It is the last outpost of civilization, it is a place where all roads end. Zero Point is one of the mesmerizing places to visit in Lachung, this place is quite windy with majestic mountains and ice around and people love to visit this place. During winter this mesmerizing city is covered with snow and visitors enjoy snowfall in this season. There are lots of fantastic places to visit in Lachung and people visiting this wonderful city get the option of staying at beautiful Tensing Retreat Hotel or the heart throbbing Yarlam resort. People love visiting this city in between October and May to enjoy mild temperate climate of this city and also for trekking in this small heaven on earth.

Connectivity:- All the places to visit in Lachung are well connected to all the major cities via trains, flights and road transports.

Places to visit in Lachung

Connectivity – Places to visit in Lachung



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Places to visit in Lachung



Climate - Lachung lies at the northern east part of India, receives heavy rainfall through out the year, Lachung is extremely cold with average temperature varying from 10°Celsius to as low as -2°Celsius.


Places to visit in Lachung

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Best time to Visit – March to June, In this period of time you can enjoy the blazing snowfall & also it receives minimum amount rainfall.

Street Food –

Lachung does not have any single cuisine restaurant, but it is famous for its sweets like gajar ka halwa, gulab jamaun & etc

Places to visit in Lachung




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