Lachung, Sikkim, India

Lachung, North Sikkim

Lachung

Sikkim, India

Lachung is a town and hill station in northeast Sikkim, India. It is located in the North Sikkim district near the border with Tibet.Lachung is at an elevation of about 9,600 feet (2,900 m) and at the confluence of the Lachen and Lachung Rivers, both tributaries of the River Teesta. The word Lachung means "small pass". The town is approximately 125 kilometres (78 miles) from the capital Gangtok.

Lachung Travel Tips

- Please get your permits made before hand from your travel agent

- If you are visiting Gurudongmar Lake, then you need to stay in Lachen and not Lachung

- It is a good idea to visit Lachen first and then Lachung. This is because many times guests want to return to Gangtok on the same evening and Gurudongmar lake is a much more tiring journey than Yumthang Valley.

- It is best to spend two nights in Lachen and two nights in Lachung. It will be a comfortable holiday.

- Please get warm clothes with you and you can expect some electricity problems in the winter. Hence check with your homestay/hotel for generator backup.

Lachung Facts

- The town is approximately 125 kilometres (78 miles) from the capital Gangtok.

- Rhododendron flowers bloom during spring time in Yumthang valley (Mid April to May)

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri serves as the nearest airport to Lachung. Bagdogra Airport is connected with rest of India by almost all domestic airlines. Direct flights to Bagdogra from Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati are also available. One can hire locals cabs or buses from Bagdogra Airport to reach Lachung.

Train
Train By Train

Lachung does not have a railway station of its own and the nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri. Major trains from West Bengal and Guwahati serve the town of New Jalpaiguri. The station also connects New Jalpaiguri to other important Indian cities by a good number of trains. Private cabs or public buses can be hired to reach Lachung from New Jalpaiguri, which is around 127 km away.

Car
Car By Road

Lachung has a good road connectivity with nearby destinations. Direct buses are available from New Jalpaiguri to Gangtok. Guests should stay one night in Gangtok, which is about 4.5 hours from the Airport/Railway Station. They need to get the permits made from their travel agent so that next morning, they can leave for Lachung. It will take about 5 hours to reach Lachung excluding lunch/tea break (preferably at Mangan/Rangrang)

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Yume Samdong

Yumesamdong is a valley on the Lachung river about 15Kms ahead of Yumthang. The place is close to the Chinese border. Yumesamdong is an hour's drive beyond Yumthang through the rugged mountain road (15300ft), an area where the sweet fragrance of Azale...

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Yumthang Valley

The Yumthang Valley or Sikkim Valley of Flowers sanctuary, is a nature sanctuary with river, hot springs, yaks and grazing pasture on rolling meadows surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of Sikki...

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Naga Falls

Naga falls lies beside the Gangtok Lachung road with beauty of nature. One can rarely see the high point of this falls. It’s flowing through the giant size rocks and passes under the steel bridge of road. Water is very clean and cold. You may also find many t...

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