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10 Things to do in Lachen

01 Day Trip to Gurudongmar Lake

A day trip to Gurudongmar Lake, which is at an elevation of 17,800 feet, is another excellent activity to do in Sikkim. Since ancient times, the lake has been associated with many religious beliefs. Freshwater abounds in the lake, which is stunning from one end to the other.

About the activity: A four-hour trek to this half-frozen lake will provide enough opportunities for photography along the way. The snow-capped slopes will take your breath away, and sitting here in the sun is an unforgettable experience in Lachung.

The location is 113 kilometres north of Lachung.

March to June is the best time to enjoy the peace of Pelling.

02 Visit Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

The refuge boasted a large and diverse collection of rhododendrons and other sociable plants. Plants and trees such as potentillas, primulas, saxifrages, poppies, aconites, and gentians grow in the area, which is bordered by Himalayan mountain ranges.

About the activity: Hike the trails while admiring the wonderful flora and natural beauty that surrounds you. Take some great photos and enjoy bird watching in the sanctuary, which will serve as a constant reminder of nature’s proximity to our hearts. While walking past the journey path, one can explore the area with more than 40 varieties of rhododendrons.

Lachung is 26 kilometres away.

April to July is the best time to visit.

03 Trekking to Yumthang Valley

Yumthang Valley will undoubtedly display an artistic aspect, with a green valley covered with meadows and a plethora of small to medium-sized flowers. Enchanting flowers aren’t the only thing that will leave you speechless; the presence of a calm blue river running through the valley will also play a role. Primroses, Cinquefoils, Louseworts, and Cobra-lilies, to name a few, can be found throughout the valley.

About the activity: Take a hike to this lovely valley and take some photos where the spring season creates a mosaic of small flowers in a variety of colours. Another feature of the environment is yaks grazing in the pasture and enjoying the free air.

The location is 25 kilometres north of Lachung.

Late February to mid-June is the best time to stay there.

04 Mask Dance at Lachung Monastery

The Lachung monastery, which stands in the midst of the Himalayan natural grandeur, offers an amazing experience. Amazing architecture, a mountain backdrop, and a link to ancient history can’t be summed up in a single phrase.

The performance of mask dance, which is held every year during the winter season, will captivate everyone interested in Sikkimese culture. The vibrantly coloured clothing and hefty masks are just magnificent, and photography throughout the season is a must. One of the nicest things to do in Lachung is to come here and spend a few hours.

50 kilometres from Lachung

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

March to December is the best time to reach the monastery.

05 Excursion to Zero Point

Zero point, which is located at an elevation of 15,300 feet, has no motorable road and visitors are only permitted to travel as far as the Chinese border. The chilly environment and gorgeous setting entice travellers to this site, which is blanketed in snow virtually the entire year.

Regarding the activity: When visiting Sikkim, a quick journey to Zero Points must be on the itinerary. Make some snowballs, go on a high-altitude hike, and take a lot of shots covered in bright white snow. Take in a deep sense of Chinese intimacy and relax in an amazing setting. Have a cup of tea or coffee from one of the neighbourhood stalls.

50 kilometres from Lachung

March to June is the awesome time to visit.

06 Visit the Bhim Nala Waterfalls

Bhim Nala is Sikkim’s tallest waterfall, and its grandeur can be seen with the naked eye as it cascades in three tiers. Viewing and savouring this splendour is undoubtedly one of the nicest things to do in Sikkim. It’s also known as Amitabh Bachchan Falls because of its enormous height.

Regarding the activity: Feel the raindrops on your face and make your way to the rugged terrain to reach the cascading point. Take some shots and relax your eyes with the breathtaking scenery. Near the falls, enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

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The entrance cost is Rs 10 per individual.

March through mid-June is the best time to visit.

07 Trek to Mount Katao

Mount Katao is a visual attraction as well as a destination for adventure seekers. The clean valley and hills are surrounded by tall pine trees, snow-capped peaks, and a lovely valley. To visit the site, one must first obtain a permit. Primula, rhododendron, and other lovely flora and wildlife can be found in the valley.

Regarding the activity: One of the nicest things to do in Lachung is to go over the snow-covered paths, bathe in the sun, and take photographs of Mount Katao. During the winter months, adventurers can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and other winter sports.

Lachung is 28 kilometres away.

March to mid-June is the best time to visit.

08 Give a respected visit to the Sacred Stone of Naydo in Chungthan

At Chungthang, bring the spiritual side to the fore. The confluence of two rivers, Lachung and Lachen, is home to a sacred stone known as Naydo, which has a long history with this location. It is famous for Guru Padmasambhava’s footsteps.

Regarding the activity: Pay a visit to the stone and you’ll feel the presence of Sikkim culture. Visitors can also visit the Chungthang monastery, which has rare Buddhist artworks and sculptures, in addition to the spiritual heart.

Lachung is 25 kilometres away.

March through mid-June is the time you would enjoy most there.

9 Visit Chopta Valley Vegetative Pasture Lands

Visiting Chopta Valley is perhaps one of the top things to do in Sikkim, as it is located at a height of roughly 14,000 feet and is known for its temperate climate.

About the activity: Take in the scenery today alone, as this valley is Sikkim’s primary heaven. Spend some time here with friends or family, as the fields begin to fade and a rough, snowy route emerges above this point. Take some photos, go on a hike to adjacent zones, and have a cup of tea with momos at one of the nearby stalls.

Thangu is 20 minutes away by car (80 Km from Lachung)

March through mid-June is the best time to visit.

10 Meet Monks at Lachung Monastery

The monastery, which was founded in 1880, has its particular allure due to its location in the Himalayan foothills. As the last monastery before the Indo-Chinese border, it is also staying straight.

Regarding the activity: Meet the monks, experience their humility, and learn more about Buddhism by visiting the monastery. Who knows, you might have a completely new perspective on a religion. Spend some time here to contemplate in the great outdoors. Anyone will undoubtedly fall in love with this location as a result of this. In the winter, a festival is held once a year and is a must-see attraction.

50 kilometres from Lachung

Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

March to December is the best time to visit.


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