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Why travel Lachung?
The picturesque mountain village of Lachung, at a height of 8610 ft, embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards is the perfect holiday destination. Sprawled across the banks of the Lachung Chu [river] which slices the village in two, Lachung is famous for its apples, peaches and apricots. At Lachung you can visit the Lachung Gompa, built around 1880, the monastery is situated amidst apple orchards across the river from the town centre. Also go see the handicraft centre which has exquisitely woven rugs and blankets.
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Interest Measure for Lachung
Ideal time to stay: 1 - 3 days
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Height(Altitude) of Lachung from sea level: 8664 feet
Latitude/Longitude: 27.6904918°N, 88.7423181°E
Ecosystem: Mountain , Valley
Food, Culture and Language at Lachung
Food Type Available: Indian, Chinese, Tibetan
Regional Language: Hindi
Currency: ₹ - Rupee (INR)
3 Top Places to visit and Things to do in Lachung
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The Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim district of Sikkim, India. It is at an elevation of 3,564m It is popularly known as 'Valley of Flowers' and is home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which has over twenty-four species of the rhododendron, the state flower. A tributary of the river Teesta flows past the valley and the town of Lachung, the nearest inhabited centre. Yumthang is closed between December and March due to heavy snowfall.
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Time needed - 2.5 hours
Zero Point Yumesamdong
Zero point is the last outpost of civilization. The road ends here. Peaceful valley and is quite windy - there was not much to hear but just stay here for some time to enjoy the beauty. With the majestic mountains and ice around - it was like being the only people in the world. Calm, quiet and a sense of insignificance - time seems to stand still here.... like nothing ever changes.
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Time needed - 3 hours
The Lachung Monastery is an ancient Nyingma Buddhist Gompa positioned at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung River, tributaries of the Teesta River. To see the Lamas meditate or study in their classes simply feels amazing. The silence and placid aura of the place leaves some everlasting moments in one's memories. The place is so tranquil, the monastery sits on a very lush green surrounding which will bring peace instantaneously.
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Time needed - 1 hours
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