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Lachen Tourism Overview

About Lachen

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.