Lachen Travel Guide

Offering panoramic vistas of the stunning landscape and snow load peaks around Sikkim, Lachen is a great destination to soak in the hill station's natural beauty. Beautiful hill station, picture-perfect view of the neatly sequenced alpine pastures, quaint monasteries and water streams gushing down from scenic valleys are some of the sights to look out for in Lachen. The literal meaning of Lachen is 'Big Pass' and in recent times it is turning into a popular tourist destination because of the fascinating adventure activities organized here.

An Insight into Lachen Tourism

Nestled amidst the stunning Himalayan Mountains, the small town of Sikkim, Lachen offers a perfect retreat to relax and escape from the daily trap of city life. Walk hand-in-hand with your loved ones on the roads of Lachen, and admire the breathtaking beauty of Lachen which is drenched in every-bit of beauty. Famous for its valleys around India, Lachen is the base camp for the two main trekking camps of Sikkim- Chopta Valley and Muguthang.

Here you can stare at the daunting mountains or opt for some adventure sports like trekking and rafting which are not meant for the faint-hearted people.Every year during the summers annual yak race is organized in Thangu. Must visit places in Lachen are Chopta Valley, which is a shutterbugs paradise, and the Gurudongmar Lake which is open only to Hindus and Buddhists. Located at an altitude of approximately 8838 feet, there is so much to explore in Lachen. Here's a guide for every tourist to on their tour to Lachen.

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