Lachung, at an elevationof 8700 ft is a beautiful mountain village. The place is famous for snow capped mountain peaks, wonderful waterfalls, sparkling streams, apple orchards and grand rhododendron trees. Sitted on the route from Gangtok to Yumthang Lachung serves as the base for tourists to Yumthang of North Sikkim. Lachung Chu (river) passes through the village. It is a ideal place for overnight stay before visiting Yumthang valley.
Lachung is now a well known tourist destination with the increasing popularity of Yumthang Valley.
Permission As for the rest of North Sikkim, Lachung can be visited only by booking a package tour through a recognised travel agent. This is because you require special restricted area permit to travel here and the permit is given to tourist travelling on a package tour. The package includes your travel, accommodation, food and sightseeing in North Sikkim.
Nearest airport is at Bagdogra, W Bengal, 184 km.RAIL
Nearest railhead is at NJP, W Bengal, 181 km.ROAD
Lachung lies 118 km from Gangtok and 32 km from Chungtham on the North Sikkim highway.