drive to lachen 1/4 by Tripoto
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trekking, driving
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A town in the North Sikkim District of Sikkim, this is located at a height of more than 2500 meteres. The name 'Lachen' means a big pass and the Sikkimese government is trying to promote this place as a new tourist destination. The annual yak race called thangka is held here every here. Lachen is like a gateway to Gurudongmar Lake and Chopta Valley. A drive to this place is an adventurous 6- hour journey and is a memorable experience for the rest of your life or till you experience it again.
Vivek
Morning at around 9, we 3 couples total strangers to each other met for the first time, exchanged pleasantries and then took off in mahendra for lachen from gangtok. It was a 7 hour exhilarating drive from one mountain to another , lush green vegetation along the way, small streams against the backdrop of rolling grasslands flanked by towering mountains . Lachen is a small village comprising mainly of guest houses and motels lined on both sides of the highway . When we reached there , evening was setting in and in just about an hour or so, when the sunlight was long gone and night was around the corner, out came our jackets around our full sweaters. It was getting really chilly i can tell you.