About your Host
Chungchung runs a warm homestay in the northern part of Sikkim, she loves hosting guests, grows her own organic veggies, runs a small makeshift coffee shop at Yumthang Valley during high tourist season, and dreams of owning a piggery farm one day. Her daughter is a great guide for leading village walks in Lachung which is one of the highlights of staying here.
About the Location
Lachung is a picturesque mountain village, at a height of 9600 ft, embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards.Sprawled across the banks of the Lachung Chu [river] which slices the village in two, Lachung is famous for its apples, peaches and apricots. At Lachung you can visit the Lachung Gompa, built around 1880, the monastery is situated amidst apple orchards across the river from the town centre. The handicraft centre is also a must visit place where guests can get exquisitely woven rugs and blankets.
How to Reach
Lachung is nearly 194 km away from the nearest airport, Bagdogra Airport (IXB) and 191 kms from the nearest railway station (NJP). It is best to halt one night at Gangtok and travel to Lachung the next day. Gangtok (113 km) is well connected to Lachung with road transport facility. You can get taxi, jeeps, and buses to reach Lachung.
Places of Interest
- Yumesamdong (Zero Point), situated at an altitude of 15,300 ft, is a nature personified place where you can get the most magnificent view. People can see majestic snow covered Himalayan peaks and beautiful flowers in this place. An hour’s drive beyond Yumthang (26 kms), takes one to Yumesamdong. The way leading to Yumesamdong is a passage through natural grandeur filled with the delicate scent of Azalea flowers pervading the atmosphere.
- Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is another splendid tourist attraction which has more than 24 different species of rhododendron shrubs. A variety of flora is found at the place which includes Poppies, Rhododendrons, Primulas, Saxifrages, Gentians, Iris and much more. It is the home of spotted lingsang and tiger.
- Lachung Gompa – At Lachung you can visit the Lachung Gompa, built around 1880, the monastery is situated amidst apple orchards across the river from the town centre.Lachung Gompa is one of the most picturesque gompas (Buddhist temples) in Sikkim. It is a short 30 minute walk uphill from the center of the settlement and the amazing backdrop of snow-capped peaks makes this a worthwhile stroll.
- The most popular of all the hot springs in Sikkim is the one situated at the picturesque Yumthang village in North Sikkim. It is known as Yumthang Tsachu in the native language. Yumthang hot spring is perched at an altitude of over 11,800 feet above the sea level. Lying close to the course of Lachung river, this hot water spring can be accessed after a short walk of 5 minutes from the Yumthang village. A pedestrian pathway that goes through a small bridge over the Lachung river leads you to this magical pool of hot waters.
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