Lachung is a picturesque village located in North Sikkim, surrounded by towering snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, and glistening waterfalls. The name Lachung means 'small pass' and is situated at an altitude of 2,750 meters above sea level. The town is known for its stunning natural beauty, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality. Lachung is the perfect destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature.
The village is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including the exotic rhododendron, which blooms in a myriad of colors during the spring months. The valley is also home to the famous Lachung Monastery, which is one of the most revered Buddhist monasteries in the region. The colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind and the sound of chanting monks create a peaceful atmosphere that is sure to soothe the soul. Lachung is also the gateway to the stunning Yumthang Valley, which is also known as the 'Valley of Flowers.' The valley is a nature lover's paradise, filled with rare and exotic flowers, including the Himalayan blue poppy, primulas, and rhododendrons. The valley is also home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which is spread over an area of 43 sq. km and is home to over 40 species of rhododendrons.
For adventure enthusiasts, Lachung offers a variety of activities, including trekking, mountain climbing, and white water rafting. The Teesta River, which flows through the valley, provides ample opportunities for river rafting and kayaking. The valley is also known for its hot springs, which are believed to have healing properties.