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Lachen (Sikkim)

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Lachen is beautiful scenic mountain village in the Northern parts of Sikkim, in India. It is a home to the Lachenpas, a unique Sikkimese Bhutia community. Lachen, which literally means [Big Pass], clings to grassy mountain slopes in a magnificent natural setting against a backdrop Lachen, A beautiful scenic mountain village in the Northern parts of Sikkim, India.of imposing snow capped peaks, glaciers and rock cliffs. The village is in a beautiful and picturesque valley amidst mixed conifer and Rhododendron  forests. Located just about 120 km from Gangtok,

Lachen is located at an altitude of 8838 ft. Nearby villages  of Rabom, Chaten, Talem, Yakthang, Kalep, Samdong and Thangu form a larger part of Lachen. The Highest mountain peaks of Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Sinolchu can be seen from Lachen.  Thus Lachen is your doorstep to these highest mountain peaks.

The Valley region is all painted with flowers during the monsoon season.  Here wonders never come to an end in Lachen, An afterglow, in autumn, followed by snowfall in winter.

Lachen Village, Sikkim, India.Thus Lachen is known for its flora, fauna and for its vibrant local culture.  For those, who have not traveled yet to Sikkim, it would be pleasant surprise to know that Lachen has been made accessible to the tourists just a few  years back. Situated at an altitude of 8,838 ft, Lachen lies on the North Sikkim Highway.

Nature has numerous beautiful aspects and one of these facets comes alive at Lachen. This  small hamlet rests on a verdant plain land that is segregated by cavernous ravines of Lachen.  The multi-hued mountains, along with snowy peaks and black cliffs, appear to rise from Lachen. Lachen is inhabited by very less number of people. However, there are basic arrangements to make the accommodation for the tourists comfortable.

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Lachen also has its own monastery that serves to the religious desires of the dwellers. A trek route to the Green Lake and Kunchenjunga National Park starts from Lachen. Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake are also accessible from Lachen by trek. The tourists can visit both  Chopta Valley and Green Lake, but foreigners are not allowed to visit Gurudongmar Lake. To put succinctly, Lachen is certainly a place worth visiting in North Sikkim.
Lachen, Sikkim, India
At Chungthang where the route dissects, one curls up to Lachung, while the other mounts up to Lachen Village. Lachen is situated at an altitude of 2750m on the road leading to famous Gurudongmar Lake. the distance is 125 km from Gangtok. The settlement of Bhutia  tribe in this area dates back to the 16th century. Village still practice Dzumsa syste, a similar  system to modern Panchayats in India.

At Chungthang where the route dissects, one curls up to Lachung, while the other mounts up to Lachen Village. Lachen is situated at an altitude of 2750m on the road leading to famous Gurudongmar Lake. the distance is 125 km from Gangtok. The settlement of Bhutia  tribe in this area dates back to the 16th century. Village still practice Dzumsa syste, a similar  system to modern Panchayats in India.

Festivals of Lachen - Chaam, Lossong,Saga Dawa, Lhabab Dhuchen, Drukpa Tse-shi, Drukpa, Phang Lhabsol are some of the festivals of Lachen.
The Mighty Himalayas seen from Lachen, A town in North Sikkim, India.

The Mighty Himalayas seen from Lachen, A town in North Sikkim, India.

The Mighty Himalayas seen from Lachen, A town in North Sikkim, India.

Places of Interest:Gurudongmar_Lake, Lachen, sikkim, India.
Along the Tibetan Plateau to Gurudongmar, are  the biggest lakes in Sikkim and Tsho Lhamu the source of life line river Tista which is a day tour from Lachen.

Guru Dongmar lake: Situated at a height of 17,100 feet on the Tibetan plateau, it truly is a pearl in the desert. It is the largest lake in Sikkim and a very holy one for the Sikkimese and Buddhists alike. No visit to North Sikkim shall be complete without visiting Gurudongmar Lake The lake is supposed to have many healing powers and it is also believed that the lake shows the future of person if he is pure and sincere.

Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, IndiaYou can also stay over night at Thangu and enjoy a visit to Chopta Valley which offers the wonders of river meandering and its here where you can actually walk over the frozen river during winter. It is the summer residence of the nomadic Lachenpas , till a few years back the entire village would migrate from Lachen to Thangu during the summer months but now due to a more settled life few herders come to Thangu. Located 30 kms. from Lachen at an altitude of 13,000 feet the valley completely opens out over here to lush green meadows conducive to cattle food. During summer and monsoon the entire place is dotted with flowers of all kinds giving the appearance of a gigantic flower basket; quite a few varieties of rhododendrons, primulas and wild flowers can be observed from May to September. It also serves as a base camp for trekkers to Muguthang and Lashar valley.
Lachen monastery, Lachen, sikkim, India.
Chopta valley: Wonders never cease in North Sikkim with each turn, each valley, each rivulet trying to out do theother in the scenic beauty that it offers. Few places come close to virgin of appeal of Chopta Valley ( 13,200 ft ). Just a 10 minutes drive from Thangu, this valley provides one of the few accessible places in Sikkim where a visitor can actually walk over the frozen river. The riot of colors during spring belie this aspect, though.

As the spring starts the whole valley becomes carpeted with beautiful alpine flowers which gives flowers from early April and beautifies the valley up to July, and then the Sky opens up for beauty landscape, you will find yourself lost in the hills of snow capped mountain and finally the valley gets replaced by snow from December and remains covered upto late March

Deothang: This beautiful valley situated between Kalep village, near Thangu is a two hour walk from Kalep. On top of the mountain there are two caves which have been used by monks for meditation purpose since centuries. The first Rinpochi, Lachen Gumchen Rinpochi [Nawang Kunzang Yosher] stayed in the upper cave and meditated for 13 years. Just below this cave there is another cave where the famous French explorer and spiritualist Alexandra David-Neel meditated under the guidance of Gumchen Aphur Yogden, from 1914 to 1916.

Location: North Sikkim District
Attraction: Natural beauty
How to reach: One can easily reach Lachen by taking regular buses, jeeps or by hiring taxis from Mangan