Lachen, meaning ‘big pass’ is a town located in the north of the district of Sikkim.
Rich in wildlife, it boasts of a panoramic view of the Himalayas and is the starting point for many treks including the Chopta valley and Gurudongmar lake trek.
Thangu, an annual yak race held here in summer, is very famous and attracts many visitors.
The village comprises less than 200 houses.
The Lachen Gompa is worth a visit and gives you an insight to the simple lives of the villagers here.
If you are a foreigner, you are required to get special permission to enter Lachen.
A few lodges are available here for stay as well as Forest Department and a PWD bungalow.
BEST TIME TO VISIT LACHEN
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Lachen is as given below. The best time to visit Lachen is also specified.