Discover Serenity of Nature with Lachen Holiday Packages
Situated in the northern region of Sikkim, Lachen is one of the most charming
destinations in the state. It is a small yet scenic town which is located at a distance of
117 KM from Gangtok. Enriched with natural splendor and calm greenery, Lachen is a
renowned place for Buddhist pilgrims and tourists. With Lachen holiday packages, you
get the opportunity of visiting gorgeous valleys covered with pine and the snow covered
peaks of Eastern Himalayas offer a beautiful panoramic view for its tourists. The city
surprises its visitors with activities like trekking, snorkeling and much more. So, go for a
memorable Lachen trip.
Tourist Attractions in & around Lachen
Along with its natural beauty and lush green surroundings, Lachen allows you exploring
several important tourist attractions in the town. You can come across a number of
sightseeing points during your Lachen vacation.
Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary:
Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary is another main attraction of the region, which is
located near Lachen village in the Yumthang Valley. It is one among the 6 sanctuaries
of Kanchenjunga National Park. The sanctuary is mainly renowned for having more
than 40 varieties of Rhododendrons. It is blessed with rich and varied fauna and makes
people feel awed with its natural charm.
Also known as Lachung Monastery, Lachen Gompa is an old Buddhist monastery
of the state of Sikkim. It is situated in the Lachen Valley and works as a base for the
Green Lake trekking and climbing activities of the state. The monastery belongs to the
Nyingmapa division of Mahayana Buddhism and is a great place to visit during Lachen
Best Time to Visit Lachen
The best season for Lachen travel is from February to June. The temperature is just
ideal for sightseeing. Summers in Lachen are pleasant and are preferred by the tourists.
The month of March commences summer season and lasts till June. Temperature
ranges between 10°C and 28°C in these months. Lachen experiences extensive
monsoon with heavy rainfall. From the month of October, winter season starts in Lachen
and temperature ranges between -5°C and 15°C. Winter ends in February here.
How to Reach Lachen
Lachen is a nice place to visit in Sikkim, which is connected through different means of
transportation with other nearby destinations by air, rail and roads. If you are planning
a Lachen trip then explore the options to reach there before booking Lachen holiday
The nearest airport to reach Lachen is Bagdogra Airport, which is situated at a distance
of 200 km from Lachen. Regular flights are available for Bagdogra Airport from cities
like Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. From the airport, you can take
buses or car on rent to reach Lachen.
The nearest railway station to Lachen is New Jalpaiguri railway station, which is located
at a distance of 192 km from the town. The station is connected to several destinations
through regular trains. From station, you can take jeeps on private or shared basis to
Lachen is located 54 km away from Mangan, 117 km away from Gangtok, 135 km away
from Rumtek, and 148 km away from Kalimpong and so on. It is connected with these
destinations through Sikkim State Road Transport Corporation (SSRTC) buses and
some private transport services.