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Things To Do In Lachung During Your 2024 Vacation

Lachung Gorgeous village of Sikkim

Rested at an altitude of 8,600 ft. above sea level, Lachung will top Sikkim traveller’s bucket list. Lachung is a unique and charming hamlet in Sikkim. The gorgeous town attracts tourists from all parts of the world. Every year almost 1 million tourists visit this small town located on top of a hill. Out of 1 million travellers, the majority are foreigners. They fall in love with the place for its natural beauty. The destination attracts trekkers, photographers, and adventure freaks. The stunning views and the ambience of this beautiful village are magnificent. Though Lachung is one of the smallest towns in Sikkim, it has tucked with a lot of activities. People who visit this gorgeous town also make a trip to the nearby astonishing towns. They are Pelling, Gangtok, Lachen, Yumthangand Gurudongmar Lake. These are some of the top exquisite towns that you can combine during your Lachung visit.

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Why Lachung for your vacation

The beautiful small hamlet, with its dramatic wealth of remarkable fruit orchards, shimmering brooks and gushing azure rivers rushing against the mesmerizing backdrop of snow-covered Himalayas loomed over by cerulean blue skies, has aptly been named amongst the most picturesque villages of North East India, attracting thousands of holiday seekers and nature aficionados from far and wide. It is a heaven where you can breathe in the fresh air, take in the solitude of mountains, away from the hustle-bustle city. Well, Lachung offers something for everyone, especially for soul seekers and adventure lovers.

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Top things to do in Lachung

Lachung is a perfect destination for adventure and trekking junkies. The small town has so many activities and attractions. The destination will satiate all your adrenaline cravings. Lachung is famous for its Zero Point is also known as ‘Yumesamdong’ is a popular trekking spot in Sikkim. Zero Point will give you some thrilling and breath-taking vistas of nature. This trekking spot will make you leave agape in amazement. For true adventure lovers, ‘Mt. Katao’ is the place you should visit first. It will leave you with never-ending fun of snowboarding, skiing and snow-tubing. Mt. Katao is accessible only after getting permission from the Indian Army. It also depends on the particular day’s forecasted weather conditions.

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What else to do in Lachung?

Are you still looking for more places and thing to in Lachung? Here is a list of things to do in Lachung for an ultimate joy ride through the hills of Sikkim. Lachung offers adventure activities, monastery visits and scenic waterfalls. Keep scrolling and experience places in Lachung virtually!

1. Trek To Yumthang Valley

Yumthang Valley trekking is one of the most admirable activities in Sikkim. It will satiate the adventure-craving soul in you. It is one of the most admirable places that offers a stunning and ariel view of Lachung. Yumthang Valley has immense natural beauty and truly a picture-perfect place. The valley has various vibrant colours of flora, especially rhododendron. these flowers make the valley look more dramatic and lovely. People in Sikkim call Yumthang Valley as the valley of flowers. To reach the valley you need to walk across a river and trek about 25 km to reach this spectacular valley. You can take instagrammable pictures and steam bath in Yumesamdong

2. Visit Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is one of the most attracted tourist spots in Sikkim. Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary lies close to Yumthang valley. It is a surreal and splendid place in Lachung. You can combine and visit both the Yumthang valley and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. The valley has varieties of colourful rhododendron and other flora. The reserve not only allures nature lovers but all avid travellers. It is one of the most recommended things to do in your Sikkim vacation. People add these top highlights in their Sikkim tour packages. Plan your visit to Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary in April or July to see the beauty of rhododendrons in full bloom.

3.Excursion To Zero Point – A Sight To Behold

Zero Point is a charming place, located about 50 km-from Lachung. This is the place where the access of civilians ends and hence named as zero points. A day trip to Zero Point is one of the top things to do in Lachung, Sikkim. Add Zero Point to your Sikkim package for a thrill-loaded vacation. Positioned in Yume Samdong, this site outlasts frozen in most time of the year. Though it is among the secluded places, it is the current hotspot for all people travelling to Sikkim. Zero Point is an integral part of all Lachung tourism packages.

Zero Point
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4.Gurudongmar Lake

Gurudongmar Lake is a famous tourist visited attractions in Sikkim. It is one of the top things to do in Lachung in 2024. Gurudongmar Lake is also called as Queen of Sikkim. Rested at an altitude of 17,800 meters, Gurudongmar offers spellbinding beauty and tranquillity. Reckoned as one of the most eminent freshwater lakes in the World. Gurudongmar Lake will make your jaw drop by its beautiful partially frozen wonder. Gurudongmar Lake is Ideal for summer. The lake also allures a huge number of sightseers during wintertime as a part of the lake never freezes. Gurudongmar Lake is an integral part of all Lachung tourism packages. Also, it takes 3- 4 hours to reach the lake from Lachung.

5. The Breathtaking Waterfalls

Bhim Nala is one of the tallest waterfalls, also the oldest in Sikkim, which cascades in three tiers. Bhim Nala and Naga Falls are the two famous waterfalls in Lachung. To reach the viewing point of this cascade you have to trek few km through rocky terrain. Also, Nag falls drops in many layers and journey to both of these waterfalls is so enjoyable. The pleasant climate and the stunning view of these waterfalls will be memorable. Visiting Breathtaking Waterfalls are some of the top activities to do in Lachung.

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