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QUICK FACTS
Location: North Sikkim district, Sikkim.
Famous for/as: Mountain village and a base for Gurudongmar Lake journey.
Weather:
Summer (March to May): 20 º C to 10 º C. 
Winters (November to February): 10º C to -2ºC.
Monsoons (July to September): Heavy Rain fall.
STD CODE : 3592
BEST TIME TO VISIT : April to June.
TRAVEL IN LACHEN SHOW MAP

Lachen, the home of Lepchas, is a nice scenic mountain village in the Northern parts of Sikkim . Lachen, the sister village of Lachung is located at an altitude of 8838 ft on a flat land. The pine clad mountains with their snowy peaks and black cliffs, deep gorges of Lachen Chu make the place a tourists place and base to visit Gurudongmar lake. The Highest mountain peaks of Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Sinolchu can be seen from Lachen. Thus Lachen is your doorstep to these highest mountain peaks. The village comprises of nearly 150 houses, is in a beautiful and picturesque valley amidst mixed conifer and Rhododendron forests.

MUST SEE IN LACHEN

Lachen is the base for tours to Gurudongmar Lake and Chopta valley. You will have to stay one night at Lachen before going to Gurudongmar day tour.

There are couples of tourist attractions at Lachen as well. Lachen Monastery overlooking the Lachen village is worth visiting.

The Handicraft center in the main market area is also a common tourist attraction; you may find local girls weaving carpets from yak wool in the center.

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MUST DO IN LACHEN

Adventure Tour Options A fabulous trek route to the Green Lake at 15400 ft in Kanchenjunga National Park originates from Lachen. Few hotels with basic facilities with a luxurious one have come up in Lachen to cater the requirement of nature lovers.

REACH LACHEN
AIR

Nearest airport is at Bagdogra, W Bengal, 185 km(approx).

RAIL

Nearest railhead is at NJP, W Bengal, 180 km (approx).

ROAD

Lachen is 121 km from Gangtok through the North Sikkim Highway. The road from Gangtok travels through Phodong and Mangan before reaching Chungthang. At Chungthang the road bifurcates, the road on the right leading to Lachung and the one on the left going to Lachen 29 kms away.

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