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Lachung (Sikkim)

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Lachung is a beautiful small town in northeast Sikkim, India. It is located at in North Sikkim district and is near the border with China. Lachung is at an elevation of about 9,600 gurudongmar-lake, Lachung, Sikkim, Indiaft or 3,000 m and at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung Rivers, tributaries of the River Teesta. The word Lachung means "small mountain". The town is approximately 125 km from the capital Gangtok.

Lachung is an ideal place to spead beautiful moments in solitude. The way to Lachung town passes through quaint villages, scenic spots, and waterfalls. Lachung is one amongst the most beautiful villages that is adorned with the vista of snow-capped mountains, astounding waterfalls and dazzling streams.

In winters, when draped by a thick layer of snow.lachung looks very very beautiful and dominated by the Bhutia Community. Most of Lachung's inhabitants are of Lepcha and Tibetan stock. Lachung also has an army cantonment for the protection of border.

Lachung, Sikkim, IndiaOn the way to Yumthang, Lachung is the last village in the northern part of Sikkim. Yumthang Valley is sited just at a distance of 25 kms from Lachung. It actually offers a perfect base for the travelers heading to Yumthang Valley.

Lachung was once famous for it's Cox apples but that seems to have died with the changing generation although one can still catch the sight of few remaining trees that are unseeingly barren and leafless in winter but all of sudden radiant with white flowers in spring.

The valley is dominated by rocky hills surrounding the village all over. The Indian Army has a forward base in the town. Before the annexation of Tibet  in 1950, Lachung was a trading post between Sikkim and Tibet, after which it was closed down. Tourist come from all over the world visit the town between October and May, mostly on their way to the Yumthang Valley and the Lachung Monastery.

Lachung Village, Sikkim, IndiaLanguages spoken here are Nepali, Lepcha and Bhutia. During winters the town is usually covered in snow. Lachung has been described as the "most picturesque village of Sikkim" by British explorer Joseph Dalton Hooker in his definitive,  The Himalayan Journal (1855).

Places of attraction:

Lachung Chu
Lachung Chu is a beautiful river that emerges from the melting snow high above. The  village spreads widely and encompasses both sides of the river.

Lachung's Yak
lachung-village, Lachung, Sikkim, IndiaFamilies still cherish their yaks and yak herders still adhere to the age old tradition of migrating with the herd in search of green pastures as well as that of keeping away from heavily snowbound areas. In winters the yaks are driven down to the altitudes as low as the village itself or even lower. But in summer they head high up into the remoteness of the Tibetan plateau. Surprisingly too.

Dzumsa System
Yumthang-bridge, Lachung, Sikkim, IndiaThe village has retained it's ancient tradition of the 'Dzumsa', a unique self-government  system where a head-man known as the 'Pipon' is elected to chair the community where all the disputes are settled in a vary democratic manner.

Lachung Monastery
The Lachung Monastery plays an important role in the spiritual solace of the native Lachungpa, in the spiritual solace of the native Lachungpa, and to the outsider it is better known for the famous mask dance festival that it host each year.

Yumthang-Valley, Lachung, Sikkim, IndiaDistance and Location
Lachung lies 118km from Gangtok on the North Sikkim highway. Special permits are required for both Indian and foreign nationals to visit North Sikkim. It is also mandatory to book with a registered travel agency in Sikkim.

Location: North Sikkim District
Attraction: Most picturesque village of Sikkim
How to reach: One can easily reach Lachung by taking regular buses, jeeps or by hiring taxis from Mangan