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Starting point to many treks, Lachen at an altitude of 2750 meters, is a hill station located in North Sikkim. It is the gateway to the sacred Gurudongmar and Lhamu lakes. Lachen was once a hub for foreign trekkers who explored expeditions in the Eastern Himalayas. This beautiful village is known for its apple orchards. The pine covered valley and snowy white peaks make this place a base station for campers and trekkers.
HolidayIQ Traveller Deepika Surana from Mumbai shares, “It’s a very beautiful place. Has hot spring water. Yaks thick skinned all over the mountain, It foggy and very cold all over. The people inhabitants are tall ,strong and very well built. It does make us feel that we are in a very different zone completely disconnected from the city life. Cell network is also an issue there. Roads towards lachen are rough.Lots of colorful Tibetan flags can be seen on the way.”
A visit to the Handloom and Handicraft centre is a must. View the weaving of traditional blankets and carpets and get an insight into the local industry. Blanket made from yak and sheep wool, carpet, shawl, hand bags are some handloom produced at lachen. Besides this, wood craft of Buddhist sign and symbols are also available at the Handicraft centre.
HoldiayIQ Traveller Partha Goswami shares, “Girls can by ethnic Lepcha/ Tibetan arts and crafts, hand bags and more.”
If you are looking for some adventure, head on and scale Mt. Lama Angden, at an altitude of 5868 meters. This requires permit through the state government with the clearance from Ministry of Home, Government India. The giant Lama Angden Peak shadows the lachen village. This is a three day exciting trek in Lachen.
Day 1 - Lachen to Lama Angden Camp
Day 2 - Lama Angden Camp to View Point and back
Day 3 - Camp to Lachen
HolidayIQ Traveller Roky Ghosh shares, “Gurudongmar is one of the most beautiful places. From Thangu to Gurudongmar the road and the hilly regions around it are full of snow. Though we were unlucky to miss the Gurudongmar because of heavy snowfall and landslide, still the scenic beauty alongside the road is marvelous. You can see heavy patrolling of INDIAN ARMY there.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Kalyan Lahiri, “Gurudongmar lake from lachen is a travel of 4 hours. enroute the beauty of himalayas is visible. in month of june you can find riot of colors as rhododendrons are in full bloom. Local food is available ,gurudongmar lake at 5100 mtrs.”
75 km from Yumthang is the remote town of Lachen. The pine covered valley and snowy white peaks make this place a base station for campers and trekkers. Its landscape is remarkable, HolidayIQ reviewer Deepak says “It’s a very beautiful place. Has hot spring water. Roads towards lachen are rough. Lots of colorful Tibetan flags can be seen on the way.”
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