Yumthang Valley – A small slice of heaven
This valley is one of the best Lachung tourist attractions and it will be a sin to miss experiencing the hidden beauty in it. It is home to a variety of breath-taking Himalayan flowers, twenty-four species, to be precise; hence popularly known as the valley of flowers. Each step on the magical and flower-spread grassy plains will give a unique feeling and has the potential to keep you in a state of peace and tranquillity for ages.
The historically and religiously important Lachung Monastery is one of the prime attractions of the city. This exciting monastery is known for the peaceful abode that it is despite the rush and tear of thousands of tourists. The monastery is one of the important spots that you cannot afford to miss while enjoying your holiday at Lachung.
When speaking of lakes in Sikkim, one can’t afford to miss out Gurudongmar Lake, which is one of the best places to visit in Lachung. Located at an altitude of 5430 m, this lake is one of the sources of the religious river – Teesta.
A valley of snow: For those who want to witness vibrancy like that of a rainbow, don’t miss out going to Chopta valley, a sought-after Lachung sightseeing place, especially during the spring season.
Also known as the Zero Point this spot marks the end of Yumthang Valley. Located close to the Indo-China Border, this spectacular location holds a lot of importance. The point is situated at an altitude of 15,300 feet above mean sea level making it one of the hardly accessible yet visually stunning spots in Lachung.
When visiting Lachung, go for Chungthang, a historical town and a beautiful base camp for going to places such as Katao, Thangu and Tibet border, among others.
Seven Sisters Waterfalls
It is one of the most popular waterfalls in India and is among the best places to visit in Lachung. It’s amazing to watch this fall and experience nature’s beauty when trekking in Lachung.
Mangan is the market centre and a base town at the entry point to Lachung. It is also the district capital of North Sikkim. What’s icing on the cake here is the astonishing view of the well-known Kanchenjunga range.
Yet another spectacular lake in Lachung, the Green Lake will completely invigorate your senses and hit you with a pinch of freshness that you could ever imagine. You can see Kanchenjunga, Mt. Everest and other peaks as well from the Green Lake.