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.
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.
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.