Sikkim is blessed with the most vivid strokes on Nature’s canvas – surreal landscapes, dreamy misty mountains and valleys that make you wonder if you’ve landed in paradise. The essence of all that Sikkim has to offer is wrapped up in this idyllic North Sikkim hamlet, Lachung.
Tall majestic snow-clad Himalayas, sparkling mountain streams and waterfalls, bountiful fruit orchards and meandering blue rivers complete this perfect picture of untainted and untamed nature in all its glory at Lachung Valley.
Well-connected with Gangtok, the Lachung valley is a 6-hours’ drive from the capital city along a winding road offering breathtaking views and an exhilarating experience. The scenic drive along the mountains will make you believe that the journey itself is as rewarding as the destination.
Places to Visit in and around Lachung Valley
1. Lachung Monastery
While exploring the village, the Lachung Gompa (monastery) is a tranquil place to spend time admiring the beautiful wall murals, ancient sculptures and letting the peaceful vibes nourish your soul. If you happen to visit the monastery during some important Buddhist festivals like the Saga Dawa (celebrating Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death), Chaam (masked religious dance) or Lossong (the harvest festival and New Year of Bhutia people), you get a chance to witness the local traditions and culture more closely…