Explore the Beauty of Lachung: Tourist Attractions and Hotels in Lachung
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Lachung is one of the most well-known tourist destinations located in the Mangan district (North Sikkim) of Sikkim state and very nearer to the India-Tibet border. Lachung is situated at the confluence of Lachen chu and Lachung chu and this conjugate flow is popular as the famous Teesta River of North Bengal and Sikkim. The most two popular spots you can visit from Lachung are – i) Yumthang Valley and ii) Zero Point.
If you are making a plan to go to North Sikkim including Lachung, you must have to stay in Gangtok for a minimum of one night and get a permit with a proper ID card and photo from there to go to Lachung. Being situated at an elevation of about 9600 ft, Lachung is a bit tricky for those who are not physically well enough. There is no age barrier to go Lachung. If anyone is physically fit, he/she can go.
How to reach Lachung
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra Airport is the nearest airport to go to Lachung, but you can’t go directly to Lachung from Bagdogra since they need to get a permit from Gangtok to go to North Sikkim. The distance from Bagdogra to Gangtok is about 123 kilometres and From Gangtok to Lachen, it is another 110 kilometres.
Pakyong Airport is the nearest to Chalamthang, but it is not accessible from all the cities.
Nearest Bus Stand: Tenzing Norgey Bus stand is the nearest bus stand. It connects with all neighbouring cities and states. The total distance from Tenzing Norgay Bus Stand to Lachung is 183.4 kilometres.
Nearest Railway Station: NJP or New Jalpaiguri Railway Station is near most railway stations from Lachung as well as Gangtok. From NJP to Gangtok it is about 118 kilometres and from Gangtok, to Lachung it is a further 110 kilometres.
What to see in Lachung / Places to visit near Lachung
1) Yumthang Valley: Yumthang valley, popularly known as Sikkim Valley of flowers, is about 25 kilometres from Lachung and takes more or less 1 and a half hours to reach by car. This valley is the home to Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. A large number of Rhododendrons bloom from late February to mid-June. This is one of the tourist attractions of North Sikkim.
2) Zero Point: Zero Point (Yume Samdong) is a paradise for mountain and snow enthusiasts. The entire place is surrounded by snow-capped mountains. You can enjoy playing and having fun with snowballs. This mesmerizing place is about 23 kilometres drive. The road to get to this place is windy and difficult to drive but the natural beauty is breathtaking. Overall the journey is adventurous and a great experience.
3) Katao: Katao is another attraction for snow lovers. This place is about 25 kilometres from Lachung and close to the Tibet border. You cannot get permission from the Gangtok Permit Office for visiting Katao. You need to get a permit from the army to go to Katao with proper photo identity proof.
4) Lachen: Lachen is the twin village of Lachung and you can visit some mesmerizing places from there.
Where to stay in Lachung / Accommodation in Lachung
Being a very remote place and popular among tourists there are few numbers of homestays, resorts and hotels in Lachung to accommodate guests, but the numbers of accommodations are not so much. Therefore the prior booking is suggested to go there to make your trip smooth and hassle-free.