Nestled in the Eastern Himalaya of India is the tiny State of Sikkim, known for its natural beauty and inhabited by very hospitable, gentle and peace loving people. North Sikkim is perhaps the most beautiful of the four districts of Sikkim. The inhabitants are largely Tribal and very simple people whose preserve has been protected by local laws ever since the time of the Chogyals (The erstwhile rulers of Sikkim). One such place and preserve, is the Lachung valley.
Perched at an altitude ranging from 9000ft to 12500ft and surrounded by snowcapped peaks, amidst the silver fir and the rhododendron forests lies the beautiful valley of Lachung. Its finnish styled cottages serve as lodging for the visiting tourists, who are lured here by the naturalist's paradise of Yumthang.
Located at a distance of around 120 km from the capital city of Gangtok, the drive all the way to Lachung is very adventurous and picturesque. One gets to experience driving over running streams and beside the mighty Teesta River. Numerous waterfalls along the way are truly a traveler’s delight. The Govt, of Sikkim through the Department of Tourism has established many wayside amenities and view points for the convenience of the tourists.
The demand for luxurious accommodation and wellness resorts are constant throughout the year. The cool summers and the snowy winters are a great attraction especially for the up-market travelers and vacationers.
Yarlam, wellness resort at Lachung welcomes you to this wonderful mystical alpine valley.
- 37 Deluxe Rooms & Suites
- 24 hour running Hot Water.
- LCD Television with satellite channels & DVD players.
- Well stocked Books & DVD lounge cum Library.
- Telephones (EPBX) in all rooms.
- Snooker and Pool Room.
- In-room Tea/Coffee Maker.
- "GURAS"- Multi Cuisine Restaurant and a well stocked BAR.
- Abundant Electricity Backup.
- Abundant Parking Space.
- All facilities under 24 hours CCTV surveillance.
- Abundant heating arrangement
- Indoor Activities Room
The nearest airport is Bagdogra in North Bengal, 124 km from Gangtok, or nearly four hours drive. Bagdogra has regular flights from Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. Heli service is also available from Bagdogra to Gangtok. The two closest railway stations are Siliguri (114 km) and New Jalpaiguri (125 km) connecting to Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Lucknow and other important cities in India.
Lachung is located at a distance of 120 km from Gangtok and all visitors who wish to visit lachung must spend a night in Gangtok. Lachung being restricted area one must procure restricted area permit through a travel agency registered with the Tourism Department, Govt of Sikkim which is issued by the police checkpost division. Besides foreign nationals a permit is issued simply by producing 2 passport size photos and a photo identity of each individual. For all foreign nationals other than Nepal and Bhutan require a passport with an Indian Visa prior to arrival. Visitors require an Inner Line Permit(ILP) to enter into Sikkim an ILP is valid for 15 days which can be extended by the state Government. ILP are available at All Indian Missions, State Tourism Offices at New Delhi, Kolkata, Siliguri & Rangpo Tourist Lodge.
Yarlam Tours and Travels is a registered travel agency & member of Travel Agents Association of Sikkim.