Chungthang Tourism & Travel Guide

There are few things as overwhelming as standing right under a waterfall, and looking at the water fall from the top of the mountain We broke for lunch at Chungthang....

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We were left with no choice but to try and find accommodation in the nearby village of Chungthang....

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Lachung River

The Lachen River which flows from the mountains meets the Teesta River at a point called Chungthang. From here we travel north again on the other side of huge mountains along the Lachung River to the village of Lachung. We made it to the village by late afternoon the same day. Situated en route to Yumthang Valley, this area is known for its varieties of Rhododendron flowers. We stayed here for another high altitude cold night and decided to head to the valley in the morning.
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About Chungthang

Chungthang is a town in North Sikkim locale in the Indian state of Sikkim. Located at a separation of 95 kilometers (59 mi) from the capital Gangtok, the Indian Army has a very important forward base with a restorative focus in Chungthang.According to a legend, the Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava went by the town before going to Tibet and left his foot shaped impression on a stone where he once rested. Around the stone some paddy rice grew, which should be a wonder as paddy does not grow in these conditions. The nature resisting supernatural occurrence is accepted to be the gift of Guru Padmasambhava who moistened a handful bunch of grain on the spot which has grown paddy from that point forward. Nearby individuals earned their employment on these paddy fields before the Indian Army was sent here. Most of the town's inhabitants are Lepcha. Chungthang is rich in biodiversity with a wide mixed bag of orchids, plants and living creatures.

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March to September
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