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Place to visit Lachung

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Place to visit Lachung

When it comes to places to visit in Lachung, it’s really difficult to pick just a handful. A lovely mountain village lodged near the Himalayas of North Sikkim, Lachung sits within close proximity to the Tibetan border. And when it comes to wanderers, especially nature lovers, how can one miss out a picturesque place like Lachung. It’s a small mountain village situated about 135 kilometers from Gangtok (the capital of Sikkim), at an altitude of 8,900 ft.

Below are the list of places to visit in Lachung

  • (1) Yumthang Valley

    This valley is one of the best Lachung tourist attractions and it will be a sin to miss experiencing the hidden beauty in it. Yumthang Valley is also nicknamed as the 'valley of flowers' (not to be confused with the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand). It is perched at a dizzying altitude of 3,500 meters, and unmistakably one of the most scenic places to visit in Lachung.

  • (2) Zero Point OR Yumesamdong

    Zero Point, otherwise known as Yumesamdong, is one of the most frequented tourist's places in Lachung. Zero Point or Yume Samdong is where three streams meet with encompassing snow-clad mountains offering glorious beautiful views. You can even spot Yaks who often graze here. At this place, you can relish the serene view of three mesmerizing rivers located amidst the snow-clad peaks.

  • (3) Lachung Monastery

    Looking for tranquil places to visit in Lachung, Sikkim- Head to the Lacung Monastery and get ready to soak in some peace and calm on your vacation.  Cradled by beautiful apple orchards of the Lachen Valley, Lachung Monastery is an ancient Buddhist monastery. The Lachung Monastery is one of the most tranquil places to visit in Lachung.

  • (4) Mount Katao

    Located  in North Sikkim, nearly 28 km away from Lachung, the magnificent peak of Mt. Katao is an ideal spot for adventurers and trekkers alike. The peak is one of the most amazing sights and on your way up to this place you will also come across a gorgeous waterfall. However, to enter the majestic peak one has to take permit from the army. Mt. Katao is one of the most beautiful and offbeat tourist places in Lachung and unveils its grand beauty to the selected few who stumble there.

  • (5) Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

    Spread Across Yumthang Valley This Sanctuary is famous in India offering more than twenty-four species of rhododendron shrubs. The snaking Yumthang Chu is the cherry on top of a grand view of the valley, which is also a popular choice for trekking enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Well if you want to experience the beauty of blooming flowers present here, you must visit this sanctuary in April or May.

  • (6) Bhim Nala Waterfall

    Seated at a distance of about 13 km from Lachung, in the rustic hamlet of Khedum, experience a spellbinding blend of serenity and thrill at the Bhim Nala Falls! It has the privilege of being amongst the highest waterfalls in Sikkim and so is often referred to as Amitabh Bachan Falls. Isn’t it interesting- Do visit the waterfall and click some good shots!