North Sikkim Tour: Discovering the Theng Tunnel

Exploring Theng Tunnel on North Sikkim Tour

Jul 20th, 2023
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North sikkim tour- Lachen & Lachung are the main attractions for tourists in Sikkim and Theng tunnel is a double-lane tunnel which bypasses a treacherous stretch of road between Sikkim's capital Gangtok and Chungthang, which frequently remains closed due to landslides and shooting stones.

At 578 meters, the Theng Tunnel is a road tunnel on the Chungthang-Mangan (Gangtok-Chungthang) highway in North Sikkim Constructed by the Border Road Organisation as a part og Project Swastik on the SIno-Indian Border. The construction was carried out by AIREF Engineers and was inaugurated on 7 June 2018 by the Union Minister of State for Defence, Dr Subhash Ramrao Bhamre.

It is the longest tunnel in the state of Sikkim and besides shortening the distance, the tunnel improves operational mobility as well as provides great relief to tourists & citizens on their North Sikkim tour and also provides all-weather connectivity.

The tunnel has fully safety features with fire hydrants and a big tank for storage of water and it is illuminated by LED lights and has a safety exit in case of emergencies.

OurGuest recommended stays in North Sikkim

Khenkhim Regency

Lachen, Sikkim, India

Khenkhim Regency is a luxury property in Lachen. In Lachen, there are very few properties with good service, spacious rooms, clean bathrooms, good food cooked by a trained chef and great views. KhenKhim is one of those few properties which has all of the above with geyser and hot water. There are 14 rooms in total. Do book your stay in KhenKhim for a comfortable stay in Lachen, North Sikkim.

Average Tariff: Rs 2500-3500 / Night

OurGuest Camp

Lachung, Sikkim, India

OurGuest camp, Lachung is located in Bichu, Lower Lachung in a quiet residential area just adjacent to a perennial stream and very beautiful peaceful environs. It is the first luxury camp of its kind in Sikkim and is ideal for those seeking a peaceful stay in the midst of undisturbed alpine forests and snow capped peaks. OurGuest Camp Lachung will bring you as close to a camping experience as possible with the luxury of a plush resort room and attached baths!

Average Tariff: Rs 2500-3500 / Night


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