Location : North District, Sikkim
Attraction : Most picturesque village of Sikkim
How to reach : Through a registered travel agency from Gangtok.
is a divine abode nestled in the northern district of Sikkim. Perched at an
elevation of 9000 ft and surrounded by snow capped peaks,amidst the silver fir
and the rhododendrons lies the beautiful valley of Lachung. The road to Lachung
passes through quaint villages, scenic spots, and waterfalls. In recent times,
Lachung has been made available to the tourists in an organized manner. It would
not be embroidered to say that Lachung is actually a Shangri-La on the earth.
A visit to Lachung is certainly a rare opportunity to comprehend
Sikkim in the best possible manner. The term 'Lachung' literally means 'Small
Pass". Lachung is one amongst the most beautiful villages that is adorned with
the vista of snow-capped mountains, astounding waterfalls and dazzling streams.
This place of incredible splendor has been affirmed as the "most picturesque
village of Sikkim" by Joseph Salton Hooker in 'The Himalayan Journal' (1855).
In winters, the whole gorge gets a celestial look when draped by
a thick layer of snow. Dominated by the Bhutias, Lachung also has an army
cantonment for the protection of border. On the road to Yumthang, Lachung is the
last village in the northern part of Sikkim. Yumthang Valley is sited just at a
distance of 25 kms from Lachung. It actually offers a perfect base for the
travelers heading to Yumthang Valley.
Before 1950, Lachung served as the trading post between Sikkim
and Tibet. After its closure, the town remained intact under its own spell. With
the promotion of tourism, Lachung has got recognition and people all over the
Globe come to visit this striking town. In order to visit Lachung Monastery, you
are required to come in the opposite slope of the highway.
In Lachung, you can check out the monastery, handicraft centre
and move around the village to get the glimpse of its culture. If trout fishing
would be of interest to you, then you can try this adventure in Lachung. Shingba
Rhododendron Sanctuary is another major attraction that is located in the close
proximity of Lachung. To wrap up, it could be said that Lachung is definitely
worth a visit to experience the heavenly bliss on the earth.
Yarlam tours and Travels is a registered travel agent & member of
Travel agents association of Sikkim.