Lachen is a must-see site in Sikkim that never fails to astonish visitors. It is a spectacular town situated at an elevation of 8500 feet above sea level. Lachen’s most prominent feature is the Lachung Monastery, which attracts a large number of Buddhists. People visit this place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. Lachung offers a lot to keep you occupied, whether it’s adventure or natural beauty. It is surrounded by Rhododendron and conifer woods and gives breathtaking views of the Himalayan snow-capped peaks. The town is home to the Lachenpas, a Sikkimese Bhutia group. The people are kind and welcoming.
In the Winter, Lachen (October To February)
If you are looking for adventure, winter is the best time to explore Lachen. The start of winter in Lachen is in October, and the season lasts until February. During the winter, the temperature in Lachen ranges from -5°C to 15°C. Because it might get quite chilly at times, it is recommended that you bring strong woollens with you in the winter. This is an excellent time to photograph snow-capped mountains. Visit the frozen Gurudongmar Lake, which is around 63 kilometres from Lachen, for an exciting experience at this period. It also provides as a starting point for exploring the Chopta Valley.
In the Summer, Lachen (March To June)
Although it is summer in Lachen from March to June, the weather is still nice, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 28°C. You’ll never be too hot in this place. It is the best time to go sightseeing because you can easily discover the city’s neighbourhoods and attractions. The annual Yak Race, Thangu, is another highlight of the summer season in Lachen, and is full of thrills and adventure.
In the Monsoon, Lachen (July To September)
Although the monsoon season in Lachen has its own beauty, avoid visiting at this time owing to severe rains. The monsoon season is not recommended for visiting Lachen. Traveling may be both tough and time-consuming.