Bestowed with a celestial natural beauty, Lachung truly makes for an idyllic holiday destination nestled in the lap of imposing Himalayan peaks. The quaint village has something for every kind of a traveller; while the beautiful and ancient ‘Lachung Gompa’ makes for a must visit place for every spirituality seeker, the ever-enticing ‘Yumthang Valley’ and ‘Yumesamdong’ located in close proximity to the town, magnetize every adventure lover, leaving them hypnotized with their unmatched rustic charm.
Follow the hairpin bends across lush green Alpine forests, gurgling waterfalls and multi hued rhododendrons. This unsurpassed trail will lead you up to this quaint and extremely scenic Lachung Village perched on a hillock. A diminutive town, Lachung, located in the North Sikkim district near the Tibetan border is a fascinating spot that is ideal for spending your holidays. Lachung famous for its apples, peaches and apricots is also a lot known for its tourist attractions and sightseeing places.
Lachung described as the "most picturesque village of Sikkim" by British explorer Joseph Dalton Hooker in his definitive, The Himalayan Journal (1855) is a spot swarmed by visitors. Take a tour of this picture postcard place, as Lachung will have a lot to offer you. Places that you must see in Lachung are Yume Samdong (Zero Point), Yumthang Valley, Bhim Nala Falls, Naga Waterfall and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
An excursion to Lachung Gompa requires a special mention. Wander through the older part of Lachung, cross over the wild Yumthang River and witness the engaging Lachung Gompa, one among the most bewitching sights that you will get to witness. Apart from a sightseeing trip there are numerous things to do in Lachung’s charming locales. Adventure freaks can set off to some of the most engaging treks. Lachung being rich in avifauna, serves as a great spot for eager birdwatchers.
One can spend hours bird watching in this place which again, will be a great option to pick out . If this isn’t enough, mingling with the locals here at Lachung and discovering their rare tradition and culture, would be an amazing thing to do. Also don’t miss out to taste the local cuisines at the engaging string of restaurants at Lachung and tantalize your taste buds. Make the most of your holiday at this fabled place.
Besides sightseeing, shopping is also one of the most ideal things to do in Lachung. The tiny market in the village is dotted with shops selling a variety of Tibetan handicrafts, hand-woven carpets, blankets and rugs. One can also find here, freshly made fruit jams, sauces and marmalades that absolutely make for a perfect buy.