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Lachung is a city in North Sikkim, India.

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Due to Lachung proximity to China and the military presence, entry to North Sikkim is only possible on a guided tour, and a travel permit must be organised in Gangtok 1-2 days prior to travel. All travel is by 4-wheel-drive as the roads are subject to frequent landslides. Although the distance from Gangtok to Lachung is only 120 km, travel takes 5-6 hours on account of the mountainous terrain. Nevertheless, the journey into the valley is stunning. Normally there are travel desks in Sikkim which will arrange your group travel. It costs approximately 2500 (in Apr 2016) per person for a package of 2 nights and 3 days (Includes Lachen and Gurudongmar lake and food and accommodation as well) from Gangtok.

Get around[edit]

You can easily explore the town by foot. As it is a very small village filled with beautiful people and serene scenery around.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Lachung Gompa. Sitting atop the hill across the valley from the town, is one of the most picturesque gompas (Buddhist temples) in Sikkim. It is a short 30 minute walk uphill from the town, and the amazing backdrop of snow-capped peaks makes this a worthwhile stroll.
  • Yumthang Valley [2]. Lachung is the transit point for Yumthang Valley and Zero Point. Zero point is the place where the road ends. You can expect to find snow there.

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Yumesamdong, Katao

Yume Samdong of North Sikkim region is positioned at an altitude of 3000 feet above sea level. It's about twenty six kilometers and an approximately thirty minute drive from Yumthang, another renowned place in the North Sikkim region. The drive through the curving mountains amidst the rugged piece of land is an experience for a life-time.Since the place is only a short distance from the international border between India and China, a special permit is needed to go to YumeSamdong. Yume Samdong is largely a natural depression with inexperienced grazing patches. the foremost vital essence of the place lies within the fragrance of the rhododendron which forms a crucial supply of financial gain to the locals. They manufacture a special kind of incense sticks.There are as much as fourteen hot springs in Yume Samdong. See more..........

Zero Point

Zero Point and Yume Samdong of North sikkim is basicaly same and the same region is positioned at15,300 feet on top of water level.About twenty six kilometers from Yumthang Valley of flowers another renowned place in North Sikkim geographical region. It takes virtually associate half an hour drive to succeed in Yume Samdong from Yumthang.This drive is as scintillating because of the place itself.The drive through the curving mountainous amidst the rugged piece of land of geographic region could be a life-time expertise.Since the place is in a short distance to the international border between India and China, a special permission is needed to go to Yume Samdong.See More...

Yumthang Valley

Yumthang valley is a grazing pasture enclosed by the Himalayan Mountains within the district of geographical region. It lies at an elevation of three 575 m and is found at a distance of twenty four kilometre from Lachung and more or less one hundred fifty kilometre from Gangtok.The Shingba shrub Sanctuary lies in between Lachung and Yumthang depression and has over twenty four species of rhododendrons that bloom from April.See more.....

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There is nothing that you can buy here. Everything is available in the Gangtok.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Momos....You can additionally try the native Sikkimese cuisine like Thukpa, Gya-thuk and Raksi see more..

Drink[edit][add listing]

For liquor, in Lachung and Lachen the licenses are given to grocery shops and hence the liqor is sold in grocery shop as well.

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  • Tashi Yankhel (Tashi Yangtel), Singring Lachung (Just Beside the Lachung Waterfall), 9903042163, [1]. checkout: 12.00. The most beautifull mountain village of north Sikkim geographical area is Lachung, at a height of 8610 ft, embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathless waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards.It is an ideal vacation destination for journey and romantick individual. Sprawled across the banks of the Lachung Chu watercourse that slices the village in 2, Lachung is known for its apples, peaches and apricots. At Lachung you'll visit the Lachung Gumpha, engineered around 1880, the cloister is placed amidst apple orchards across the watercourse from the city centre. additionally go see the handicraft centre that has finely plain-woven rugs and blankets. Accommodation. Wellcome to our Hotel Tashi Yankhel Lachung. Surrounded by tall dark mountains with varied waterfalls gushing down. Hotel Tashi Yankhel is placed in Singring, Lachung the edifice has 9 fantastically stocked rooms with color televisions. hooked up western toilets with provision of hot and cold water.Every area contains a view of the of the terrific vale.Your eyes won't shut unless your heart gets stuffed up by the wonder of this place.Althougha terribly remote place in side of provides of essential things,the edifice tries to produce the fundamental amenities within the very best manner.Vegetarian food is the specialty.Guest has to acquire permission from the military & Sikkim touristry in Gangtok to remain in Lachung. You can additionally visit the Shingba bush sanctuary through that flows the Yumthang Chu. The sanctuary is understood for its abundance of bush trees and shrubs. Lachung is ideal for a short halt before you visit the spectacular Yumthang valley. We offer the rooms with breakfast,lunch and dinner Rs.1550.00 per head per night. For reservation Please call Suman 09903042163 or mail  : [email protected] Permit North District:-1. Yumthang – Permit is issued by Police check post for Domestic Tourist and for foreigners permit is issued by Tourism Department and Police Check Post 2. Yumesamdong - Permit is issued by Police check post for Domestic Tourist and for foreigners permit is issued by Tourism Department and Police Check Post 3. Thangu-Chopta Valley – Permit is issued by Police Check post for Domestic Tourist and for Foreigners permit is issued by Tourism Department and Police check post. Foreigners must apply through a Sikkim Tourism registered Travel Agent in groups of two people or more for visiting these areas. 4. Gurudongmar – Permit is issued by Police check post for domestic tourist and for foreigners permit is issued by Tourism Department till Thangu. 5. Green Lake Trekking Permit is issued by Tourism Department after obtaining a valid permit from Ministry of Home Department, New Delhi. 1200.00 INR on ep. (27.681903,88.660862) edit

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