Top Tourist Places To Visit in Lachen

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Lachen

  • Lachen
  • Sikkim
  • India

Lachen Overview

Lachen is a whimsical town located in Sikkim. The name Lachen literally translates into a big pass. In the foregone times and as per the legends, Lachen has served as the 'secret gate' to silk route between India & China. Though, the geographical researches never determined about such gate ever.


Lachen is elevated 7,000 feet above the sea level & is hemmed by the beguiling white peaks of the Himalayas. The land of Lachen is fed by Lachung River, the tributary of Teesta River and it is a major source of water. The climate of Lachen is classified as cold. Amid the year, Lachen encounters cool weather with the average temperatures scaling between below 0°C-20°C. Even during the summer season, one will hardly feel like it is the summer season due to the cold environment of Lachen.


Lachen is surrounded by the astounding peaks of Himalayas. The government of Sikkim is promoting Lachen as a tourist destination. Due to its uneven terrains, it has emerged as frequented trekking site in Sikkim. The adventure aficionados can rabble to Lachen for enjoying this venture activity.

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Latest Lachen Tour Reviews

  • 5/5
    One of the best trip I had. Each spot is memorable. In the mist of mountains cold breeze it is nature at its best. I would like to call out the great hospitality of people there including our cab drivers and hotel staff. Huge shout out to our cab driver to guide us on details of each spots and help us enjoy our trip safely. Also thank you for the well managed trip by Saurav from Northeast Vacations . ...more
  • 5/5
    Thank you Travemakerz for the wonderful Trip. It was our first tour to Sikkim and we were very nervous about the trip, but Travemakerz organised the tour nicely, Thank you once again ...more
  • 5/5
    We have enjoyed a lot in Sikkim We have explored gangtok lachen lachung and pelling. Thanks a lot...my destiny holidayys ...more
  • 4/5
    Hi I recently have journeyed with holidays in sikkim. We rented a car from them. On the specific date and time a young chap named Sangay drove his innova to pick up us from siliguri hotel. From then on it was a marvelous experience with the smoothe , tension free driving with Sangay. He is a good human being who really cares about the preference n comfort of the travellers. We went to Gangtok, Lachen , Gurudongmar Lake, Lachun, Yumthang Valley , Namchi Ravangla etc..... It was really really wonnnnderful experience with Sangay . I wish him every success in life..... N last but not the least thank you Jeewan bhaiya to make our trip a memorable one by ur kind effort ...more
  • 2/5
    Dear Team, Aapka tour design awesome tha, khub enjoy kiya. Sabse badhiya hotel and service Lachen ka raha. Thank you for all. ...more

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many days should I plan for a Lachen trip?
    It is recommended to plan for at least 3-4 days for a Lachen trip.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Lachen?
    The nearest major airport is Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri and the nearest train station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) in Siliguri.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Lachen?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Lachen are by road via shared jeeps or private vehicles.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Lachen?
    Yes, Losar (Tibetan New Year) and Saga Dawa (Buddhist festival) are celebrated with great enthusiasm in Lachen.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Lachen?
    The top tourist attractions in Lachen include Gurudongmar Lake, Chopta Valley, and Lachen Monastery.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Lachen?
    Some must-try local dishes in Lachen include momos, thukpa, and churpi. Restaurants like Snow Lion Restaurant and Dragon Inn are popular.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Lachen?
    Accommodations in Lachen include hotels, guesthouses, and homestays.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Lachen?
    Yes, public transportation in the form of shared jeeps is available in Lachen.
  • What are the transportation options available in Lachen?
    The transportation options available in Lachen include taxis, shared jeeps, and private vehicles.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Lachen?
    The primary language spoken in Lachen is Nepali.
  • What is the best time to visit Lachen?
    The best time to visit Lachen is from March to June and from September to November.
  • What activities can be done in Lachen?
    Activities in Lachen include visiting the Gurudongmar Lake, trekking to Green Lake, exploring Chopta Valley, and experiencing the local culture.
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