Lachen Travel Guide

About Place

Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is located at an elevation of 2,750 metres. The name Lachen means "big pass". The town is being promoted as a tourist destination by the Sikkimese government. The town forms the base to the Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake. An annual yak race, the Thangu is held here in summer.

Places To Visit
  • Thangu
  • Gurdongmar Lake
  • Tso Lhsmo Lake

  • Trekking

Famous Food
  • Momos
  • Thukpa
  • Wonton
  • Gyathuk
  • Thenthuk

Things To Buy
  • Handicrafts
  • Handloom products
  • Carpet
  • Handbags
  • Shawls
  • Blankets
  • Wooden articles
  • Woolen clothes

Shopping Area
  • Handicraft Centre
  • Angora Rabbit Farm (Rabom)

Lachen Details

Best Time To Visit
March To December

Monsoon Period
July to September

Important Contact
Police Control Room:
100 / 202022 / 202033
Ambulance Service:
102 / 108 / 104
Tourist Center:
26115346 / 26115171
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