Journey to Lachung the perfect destination for nature loversThe picturesque mountain village of Lachung embraced by snow capped mountain peaks, breathtaking waterfalls, sparkling streams and apple orchards is a perfect destination for nature lovers.
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.
Despite throwing its doors open to tourists Lachung still retains its distinctive culture and tradition, including the unique system of self governance called the Zumsa where all local disputes are settled by a totally representative body of the village which is headed by an elected Pipon.
Places that you must see in Lachung are Yume Samdong (Zero Point), Yumthang Valley, Bhim Nala Falls, Naga Waterfall and Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary.
Yumesamdong, is a valley on the Lachung River about 15 km ahead of Yumthang. It is situated at 4724 m altitude in the North East of the State, popularly known as the Zero point which means the hindmost frontier of civilization. There are no roads further, just the landscapes completely covered with snow offering a majestic view contrasting with the patchy blue sky in between the fresh icy breeze. The place is adjacent to Chinese border. Thus it demands for an Inner Line Permit, which can be obtained from the Tourist Information Center or through any registered tour operator.
Naga Falls sits somewhere along the Gangtok - Chungthang road and is easily one of the most spectacular places to visit in Lachung.
Early morning or evening spent here, amidst the wooded hills, listening to a beautiful medley of sounds that blend in with the tumultuous roar of the falls is an experience that lingers in the heart. Surrounded by the panorama of lofty mountain peaks, Naga Falls is an unmissable place to visit during your Sikkim trip.
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