Lachung, located in north Sikkim, encourages you to immerse yourself in its natural splendour. The name Lachung translates to “Small Pass.” It is located at an elevation of 8,610 feet above sea level, near the Tibetan border. It’s a captivating town surrounded by pine trees with a magnificent river named Lachung running through it. It’s around 118 kilometres from Gangtok and is readily accessible by road while taking in the scenery. When you visit this area, take pictures of the waterfalls and eat luscious apples from the apple orchards that abound. The 19th-century Buddhist Lachung Monastery, the surrounding Yumthang Valley’s Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and hot water springs are among must-see tourist attractions in Lachung.
In the Winter, Lachung (October To February)
If you are looking for adventure, the best time to visit Lachung is during the winter. Enjoy the snowfall, the brisk winter wind, and the breathtaking vistas of the snow-covered mountains. The temperature swings from 10°C to -5°C throughout the winter, and the entire landscape is milky white. This is the time of year when you may enjoy outdoor activities without being overheated or thirsty.
Lachung In the summer (March To May)
During the summer, the weather in Lachen varies between 10°C and 28°C, making it a pleasant place to visit. It may be hot during the day, but it is fairly comfortable in the morning and evening. You can simply go about and see all of Lachung’s attractions. Tourists go to Lachung in large numbers because the summers are not too hot. This is also the time of year when this place is carpeted with rhododendron blooms, adding to its allure.
Lachung During the Monsoon (July To September)
Lachung has considerable rainfall during the monsoon season. Monsoon has its own charm in Lachung, but it may make travellers’ vacations extremely difficult. You won’t be able to participate in outdoor activities or go sightseeing. As a result, you should avoid this season and visit Lachung in the winter or summer.