Lachen Lachung Tour Duration : 6 Nights / 7 Days [Lachen-1N, Lachung-2N, Gangtok-3N]
Pickup & Drop : Bagdogra Airport [IXB] or NJP Station
Lachen is one of the most picturesque remote hamlets in North Sikkim Tour. Lachen is heavily blessed by Mother Nature with snow capped mountain peak, innumerable mountain streams, rolling meadows and serene sacred lake. Indeed, during your Lachen Lachung Package Tour we will drive you to the gateway of heaven – the majestic Gurudongmar Lake. In winter it's not less that the Switzerland. That's why it is often called the Switzerland of the East.
On the other hand, Lachung is also an offbeat destination, far away from the hues of modernization. It is a popular destination for those who love to spend quality time with nature. If you wish to explore the best of Sikkim, then a trip to Lachung is a must. I fill this little town with nature's magnificence and glory. Whether you are a solo traveler or honeymooning couple, a nature lover, a photography person or an adventure lover, you will definitely fall in love with this beautiful little hamlet.
If you're planning to visit this spectacular beauty, here's what you need to know about the different modes of transport. Over the years Lachen and Lachung has developed good connectivity via Air and Road. You can reach there by Air, Rail and Road easily.
By Air: Flight is one of the fastest ways to reach Lachen & Lachung. Take a flight to Bagdogra from any of India’s major cities where you are staying, and then travel by car or bus the rest of the way up to Lachen and Lachung.
By Rail: Rail is a cheaper way to reach this part of North Sikkim. Lachung, Lachung does not have its own railway station, the nearest station is New Jalpaiguri and one can hire a taxi to reach there.
By Road: Many tourists prefer to travel to this extreme part of north Sikkim by road as it has good road connectivity with nearby towns. The roads are well maintained even during the heavy snowfall in winter. You can drive up easily and can enjoy the view on your way, surrounded by natural beauty – indeed the Road Trip to Lachen and Lachung is very beautiful.
|Distance From||Distance to||Total Distance|
|Lachen||NJP||7 hr 32 min (193.2 km) via NH10|
|Lachen||Bagdogra||7 hr 23 min (199.3 km) via NH10|
|Lachen||Gangtok||4 hr 39 min (120.5 km) via Singtam - Chungthang Rd|
|Lachen||Gurudongmar Lake||2 hr 25 min (65.9 km) via Gurudongmar Rd|
|Lachen||Chatten||1 hr 05 min (46.0 km)|
|Lachen||Chopta Valley||32 min (12.9 km) via Lachen Rd|
|Lachung||Yumthang Valley||1 hr 20 min (25.3 km)|
|Lachung||Katao Valley||1 hr 30 min (28.2 km)|
|Lachung||Gangtok||4 hr 17 min (115.7 km) via Singtam - Chungthang Rd|
On arrival at Bagdogra airport, a warm welcome, meet & greet by our representative and transfer to Gangtok, the capital of the Cleanest State of India - Sikkim.
On arrival, check in your hotel, beautifully designed with utmost comfort. Take rest, in the evening stroll in the heartthrob of Gangtok i.e. MG Marg. Do some good shopping, enjoy local delicacy like momo, thupka, local beer and chang. Overnight at the Hotel in Gangtok.
Getup early in the morning. Stroll through the MG Marg and enjoy the cool morning in Gangtok. If you are lucky enough, you can behold the majestic Mt. Kanchenjungha from Gangtok also. Refresh yourself, enjoy your morning tea and then jump for morning breakfast. Post lunch pack your bag and around 10am set out for Lachen Tour via via Singtam - Chungthang Rd. It is almost 5 hrs long journey. So tighten your seatbelt and enjoy the amazing view of the Sikkim throughout your journey. On the way visit some of the best sightseeing spot like:
Tashi View Point - Located in Tashi about 8 Km from Gangtok town built by Tashi Namgyal, which offers a panoramic view of Mt Kanchenjunga on a clear day. Binocular and Telescopes are mounted at the viewpoint, which can get an unobstructed view of the mountains, and forest on the opposite side.
Kabi Lungstok - It's a historic place, located on North Sikkim Highway. This is where a friendship treaty between Lepcha Chief Te-Kung-Tek and the Bhutia Chief Khey-Bum-Sar was signed. A small stone pillar was built to mark the location where the treaty was signed.
Seven Sister Waterfalls - The name is given to this waterfall as it makes its descent in seven stages, before gushing down through the dense forest and hitting the rock. This magnificent fall on the way to Lachen is sure to allure the tourist with its beauty in the background of lush-green Mountain. To facilitate the tourists to savor the pristine beauty and to be with nature, the Tourism Department has set up a waiting shed and cafeteria.
Naga Waterfalls - Another picturesque waterfall in North Sikkim near the confluence of Lachen-Chu and Lachung-Chu at Chungthang. This the most scenic waterfall with the longest route and ice-cold water surrounded by forest in a peaceful domain.
After a tight good night sleep in a peaceful environment, wake up early and post breakfast get ready to visit the sacred Gurudongmar Lake [2 hr 38 min (65.9 km) via Gurudongmar Road]
Gurudongmar Lake - is Located at an altitude of 17,800 ft and considered as the most sacred lake believed by Buddhists and Hindus. The beautiful and awe-inspiring lake remains milky in color throughout the year. According to a legend, since the lake used to remain frozen most of the year, it was not possible to use its water for drinking purposes. When Guru Padmasambhava passed by returning from Tibet, the residents requested Guru for providing a source of water. The Guru obliged, and a portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter. Since the water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the 'blessed' water in bottles.
Return from the lake and start for Lachung Tour. On arrival Lachung, get refreshed, take rest. Overnight at the hotel in Lachung.
Get up early to behold the mesmerizing morning of Lachung. It's amazing to stroll around the hilly path with mist around you. Feel the nature, take a deep breath, I bet it will add some extra days in your life. Inhale pure oxygen and get rejuvenate at full extent. Hear the sound of floating streams and the melting droplets over leaf. It will be an amazing morning in Lachung to behold.
After breakfast, start to explore beautiful Yumthang Valley just 25km away and at an altitude of 11,800 ft. It is almost 1.30 hrs drives through numerous mountain rivers, streams, bridges and roads with full bloom Rhododendron. The valley remains covered under thick blanket of snow in winter and in summer vibrant rhododendron, primulas welcomes you. Spend some quality time there and enjoy the valley decorated with own hand by Mother Nature.
From Yumthang Valley, you can also visit Zero Point, 23 away at an altitude of 15,000 ft above sea level. (Note: Zero point travel is extra Cost subject to Permit and Road Condition). Return and Overnight stay at the hotel in Lachung.
After lunch in Lachung, transfer to Gangtok. On the way visit spectacular Katao Valley located just 23km away from Lachung. Katao has two distinctive features according to season. In winter the valley remain cover under thick blanket of snow and in summer the valley looks stunning with vibrant Rhododendron, Primula and Poppy flowers. If due to snowfall, Yumthang valley is not accessible then guests can visit Katao Valley. Stroll around the pine forest and behold the mesmerizing beauty of North Sikkim. After spending some quality time in Katao, proceed to Gangtok. Overnight stay at the hotel in Gangtok.
NOTE: Katao Valley is very close to China border, hence tight security is obvious in check point. Generally guests are not allowed after some distant in Katao due to security reason. So, travelling some of extreme part of North Sikkim, a special Protected Area Permit (PAP) is required for both Indian citizen and foreign travelers.
As the morning sores in, and the warm rays of the sun knocks through the window to give a startup call for a new day, enjoy the breakfast, and load your bags with dry foods before starting for a full day trip to Tsomgo Lake with Baba Mandir / Nathula Pass Excursion :
Tsomgo Lake (12,400 ft) - Also known as Changu Lake is an oval shaped glacial lake which is only 40 km from Gangtok City, and almost about 1Km in length with 15 meters depth. The name Tsomgo is made of two words in Bhutia Language 'Tso' means "lake" and 'Mgo' means "head" in short 'source of the lake'. This high altitude lake is surrounded by snow capped steep mountains and remains frozen during winter time. As Summer beings to step-in the glacier begins to melt and the lake gets its origin. The lake is considered sacred by the local people and it is said that the lake reflects different colors with change in seasons.
New Baba Harbhajan Singh Mandir - The Baba Mandir is build in the memoriam of Baba Harbhajan Singh or the 'Hero of Nathula' who was a soldier in the Indian Army. It is located at a distance of 12Km from Tsomgo lake, and 52Km from Gangtok city. Baba Harbhajan served as a part of border patrol force, and in the year 1968 while escorting a mule column he felt on a fast flowing stream and got carried away by powerful water current. Soldiers found his remains after 3 days and cremated with full military honor along with a shrine on his Samadhi is built as per Baba's wish which he expressed through his friend post death. The original bunker of Baba Harbhajan Singh is located further up near the Gnathang valley which is the Old Baba Mandir but due its difficult terrain tourist can't reach there so a New Mandir is build for easy access. This shrine is believed to have wish-fulfilling powers and it is believed that Baba is still guarding the international border between India and China. On Sundays, a 'langar' runs at the temple, which provides free meals to the visitors.
Nathula Pass - A major mountain pass in the Himalayas in East Sikkim district which is a corridor of passage between India and Tibet before it was closed in 1962 but reopened in 2006. Located around 56 km from Gangtok at an altitude of 14450 ft, the road to Nathula, is the highest motor able roads, passes through the Tsomgo lake and requires entry permit to visit. The view from this international border is breathtaking, and allows the tourist to get a glimpse of China on the other side along with their Chinese soldiers. On a clear day, you can even see the road winding down the Chumbi valley.
(Nathula Pass is closed on Monday / Tuesday and Permit depends on Weather condition). The evening is free to visit the pedestrian roadway M.G. Marg and overnight at Gangtok.
Post breakfast, sign off from Gangtok, and drive to NJP / Bagdogra for the return journey while cherishing your holiday forever.
→ Accommodation in listed Hotels
→ Breakfast and Dinner [Lunch in Lachen and Lachung]
→ Transfers and all sightseeing in an exclusive Private vehicle
→ Parking, Toll Tax, Permits
→ Geust Service Support deuring trip from Bhutan & India office 24/7
→ Trek Yumthang Valley - Experience the trek in cool breeze
→ Visit Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary - Nature's Lap
→ Lachung Monastery - Witness Vibrant Sikkim's Culture & Mask Dance at Lachung Monastery
→ Excursion to Zero Point - An amazing place which cannot be missed
→ Gurudongmar Lake - Amaze by its Breathtaking Beauty
→ The Breathtaking Waterfalls - Admire the falls Beauty surrounded by natural beauty
→ Trek To Mount Katao - Place with breathtaking Beauty
→ Visit the Chopta Valley - A Serene beauty
→ Fruit Orchards - Visit the Beautiful Sight
→ Yumthang Valley
→ Chopta Valley
→ Yumesamdong / Zero Point
→ Mt. Katao
→ Bhim Nala Falls
→ Naga Falls
→ Lachung Monastery
→ Seven Sisters Waterfalls
→ Phensang Monastery
→ Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary
→ Green Lake
→ Gurudongmar Lake
→ Kabi Lungchok
→ Rong Lungten Lee
→ Tosar Lake Trek
→ Mt. Katao
Gangtok-2 Nights, Pelling -2 Nights, Darjeeling-2 Nights
The package includes all transfers in private exclusive vehicle,Sightseeing, 5 star, 4 star, 3 star, Deluxe accommodations, breakfast,Dinner, permits, parking, all taxes and service charges.
Lachung is at an elevation of 9,600 feet (2900m) above sea level. Coordinates: 27.6891°N, 88.7430°E
Lachen is at an elevation of 2600 m above sea level. Coordinates : 27.7167° N, 88.5577° E
Lachung is on the North Sikkim, India, one of the most stunning Himalayan villages. It is in the North Sikkim district, near the Tibet border. This village is about 125 kilometres from the capital city of Gangtok.
Weather in Lachung is quite pleasing throughout the year and the summer is cool with moderate temperatures ranging between 10°C and 28°C. Summers are very good with not hot weather and the weather is perfect for the travellers to travel without any problem and yes this time is the perfect season to witness the beauty of nature as this place is covered by rhododendrons which makes it look even more fascinating. If you have sightseeing plans, then avoid monsoon season as heavy rains will ruin the outdoors activities, especially sightseeing. Lastly coming on Winters, Lachung are really cold and chilly, with temperatures between 10°C and -5°C. During this time you can enjoy the best of outdoor activities without getting dehydrated or tanned by the sun and enjoy the beautiful Lachung.
Lachen and Lachung, the most breathtaking place of Sikkim is surrounded by mountains on all sides, and therefore every season is good to visit this picturesque village. But according to NatureWings the best time to visit this place is in between the months of June and October as during this time, weather is pleasing and tourists can enjoy and winters are freezing with heavy snowfall.
Yes, winter is perfect for the cold and snow, and after mid-December you can expect the snowfall to get heavier but depends totally on the weather.
Yes, you can travel Lachen and Lachung with safety measurements. Carry sanitizers spray and masks and the homestay and hotels are totally taking all safely measures.
The best time will be March-April, when the entire valley area dazzled with color with millions of rhododendrons.
Yes, you can, but consult with your doctor before travelling. It is better to avoid winter, as the weather will be freeze cold. Carry medicines and all necessary things you need for your baby. Please be noted that due to extreme remote location, doctor and medical shop will not be available there.
Yes, many basic facilities are there from hot-water to a clean room and blankets. The food provided by them is not luxuries, but quality and quantity is good with good taste.
Oxygen levels are not a problem for normal healthy persons as Sikkim is full of green vegetation at almost all places, unless you have health issues like asthma, etc. It is better you take precautions and carry enough warm clothing.
North Sikkim Tour Reviews - Lachen, Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, Lachung, Yumthang Valley, Zero Point, Katao Valley
4.8 Stars Rating, out of 5
based on 155 Reviews
After spending several months locked at home due to COVID-19, finally, our trip to Gangtok and North Sikkim with Lachen and Lachung brought back our dead souls to life. Gangtok, Lachen, and Lachung were way more beautiful than I dreamed of, and spending quality time with our family in this pandemic was true bliss. Mr. Arpan Adhikary ensured us that COVID safety measures and hygiene are practiced by our drivers and hotels at every place, thereby allotting us with good sanitized rooms.
My first visit to Sikkim was as a kid, and in 2021 this place turned out to be my honeymoon destination from Delhi. After hearing about the exotic location in North Sikkim, Lachen and Lachung, we decided to spend our lone time there, as it was away from the noisy city. Mr. Arpan booked our stay at, Gangtok, Lachung and Lachen, and provided us with cozy, good view rooms. We recommend NatureWings for arranging such a wonderful vacation during this pandemic while following the safety and hygiene for COVID - 19.
This was my first trip through an online agency NatureWings, and my experience with them was great. I booked a package for North Sikkim and Darjeeling from Mumbai in 2020 Jan. The destination was superb with well-equipped hotels, pubs, and shopping areas in Darjeeling, and Gangtok, whereas, in Lachen, it was full of silence and peace. Thank you NatureWings for gifting us hassle-free family time.
I went to Sikkim to snap the beauty of Mother Nature along with my 5 friends from Mumbai. Sikkim was stunning and had breathtaking views of Mr. Kanchenjunga, with every bit of this place perfect for a photo op. The sightseeing points like Changu Lake, Nathula Pass, and Gurudongmar Lake at Lachen were the show stoppers for us due to their amazing beauty in the mid of the thunderous mountains. Mr. Soumalya Ghosh was the man behind our flawless trip, and we got a very cooperative driver who was very patient and enjoyed watching us click.
We went to Sikkim as a part of our College Educational Tour from Kolkata, and only because of Mr. Sandip Raha our trip was possible despite our budget constraints. The car was in good condition with friendly drivers, and the hotels at Gangtok and Lachen were comfortable with good food and services. Our trip went with zero errors, and our students had a great time in this peaceful State, looking forward to exploring more destinations with you guys.
I visited Sikkim & Darjeeling with my family and stayed at Darjeeling, Gangtok, Lachen, and Lachung. Mrs. Mousumi Raha arranged our hotels as per our taste and sent us a perfect itinerary with sightseeing as requested. Darjeeling and Gangtok was a buzzing place with good eateries to feast on, while Lachen and Lachung were very quiet and away from all this humdrum. The unmatched service of NatureWings won our heart, and we got regular follow up calls from the team who took care of our issues and kept their words of cherishing your holidays.
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