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Lachung – The Gateway to Tibet A quaint and picturesque town located by the banks of the Lachung River, Lachung is a beautiful place to spend if you’re looking to enjoy some peace of mind. The city borders Tibet near Sikkim and is a popular spot for tourists looking to immerse themselves in Buddhism and the Sikkimese culture. Wanting to explore the rich culture of this mountainous terrain? Choose this Lachung tour package which allows you to enjoy this serene and wonderful town in all its glory.

Situated on the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, Lachung is a great place to visit for its mesmerizing beauty. Get ready to witness some fascinating views of snow-clad mountains, gushing streams, and beautiful Tibetan monasteries while you spend your time here. The town boasts of a rich Tibetan history and culture - and is the best place to witness a side of India you’ve never seen before. Before the invasion of China over Tibet, Lachung used to be an essential trading post between Tibet and India.

If you are looking for a quiet getaway that can help you embrace the beauty of nature and rejuvenate your mind and soul, then this Lachung package is for you. Through this Lachung tour package, you’ll be able to visit the various monasteries that adorn this serene landscape. Also, get a chance to soak in the local culture through unique experiences. The forward base camp of the Indian Army is also stationed in this town, and you can catch a glimpse of these heroes with pride and courage.

Here’s what you can expect on your Lachung trip:

Places to See in Lachung: Lachung is a beautiful tourist spot with plenty of Tibetan monasteries to satisfy your soul. The Lachung Monastery features some ancient Tibetan scriptures and dates back to the 19th Century. The beautiful architecture of the temple, with its arches and peaceful interiors, are sure to leave you spellbound.

If you are planning to visit this spot during winters, then Katao Middle Point is the most popular place among the many Lachung tourist places to visit during snowfall. The area is also known as “Zero Point” and is one of the highest motorable roads in the world.

If you want to experience some adrenaline rush during your stay at Lachung, then you should try hiking and trekking in this beautifully rugged terrain. However, as these activities are quite strenuous, you will need a lot of endurance and stamina in this hill town, so be prepared beforehand. Also, owing to elevation, you might find it tough to breathe, so carrying a medical kit with you at all times will be beneficial.

Best Time to Visit Lachung:

Summer is one of the best times to visit Lachung as the temperatures are moderate. This means the months of March to May are the best time to visit Lachung.

However, if you wish to visit during the winter months, it’s important to know that the temperatures plummet to sub-zero in this region. But even in that chilly condition, you can still enjoy some idyllic views of the mighty Himalayas and experience some heavy snowfall as well. Such an experience is sure to make Lachung sightseeing during winter a dreamy fairy-tale for every traveler.

July to September isn’t great months to visit Lachung as the monsoon season sets in, making it hard to travel on the roads.

Things to Do in Lachung:

The small region of Lachung is packed with a host of activities fit for every traveler. Be it wanting to spend time at a nature retreat spot, trekking along the zero-point for some fun moments or, merely imbibing the vibes of Tibetan culture in monasteries; this town has numerous option to satiate all your travel expectation.

If you want to be surrounded in the lap of nature, then head over to Yumthang Valley which is a great place to explore and click pictures of its decadent surroundings. The beautiful valley is dubbed “the valley of the flowers”, and you will be able to see some of the prettiest flora in the region here. There is also a hot spring here where you can relax and take a breather before heading back to your stay.

If spiritual attainment is what you want to explore, then a visit to The Lachung Monastery should top your activity list. The best time to attend this monastery is during the festival season. You’ll be able to witness the “mask dance” and get a taste of Sikkimese culture.

If you are the adventurous type, then you can head over to Zero Point during the winter season and have a lot of fun frolicking in the snow. Most Lachung tour packages will cover this point, so ensure that you’ve got a package that allows you to visit here.

Another famous place that you should not miss while your stay in Lachung is Gurudongmar Lake. It is one of the highest points in the area, and at 17500 feet, you’ll get to view some of the most breath-taking views of the surrounding valley while relaxing by the lake. A lot of tourists swear by the beauty of this majestic lake, so ensure that you click many photos here!

How To Reach Lachung:

Lachung is easily accessible from flights with Bagdogra Airport being the closest airport, which is 125 kilometers away. From here, you can catch a bus or a cab that will take you to Lachung.

The closest railway station is New Jalpaiguri which is around 120 km away from Gangtok. If you are looking for a road trip, then you can also rent vehicles and drive up to this beautiful route or catch a bus from Gangtok.

Head over to Lachung and enjoy one of the best holidays of your life, with friends and family.

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