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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.
Lachen is the beginning stage for probably the most intriguing treks in North Sikkim and in addition the passage to the heavenly Guru Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes. The region is prohibited for people coming from other countries, however authorization passes can be secured in advance. A couple of hotels are opened here for stay and also Forest Department and a PWD Bungalows. Just around 120 km from Gangtok, Lachen is situated at a height of 8838 ft. Adjacent towns of Rabom, Chaten, Talem, Yakthang, Kalep, Samdong and Thangu structure a bigger piece of Lachen. Foot trails to the nation's most noteworthy mountain top Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Sinolchu are the most wonderful crest start at your doorstep when you are in Lachen. Surprises never come to an end in Lachen, all the valley painted with blossoms amid monsoon, trailed by luminosity of autumn season and snowfall welcoming the town in winter.
Best Time To Visit
November to February