At an altitude of 2900 meters, For offbeat travel lovers who wish to explore the picturesque beauty of North Sikkim, Lachung becomes the first choice. .It’s alpine beauty is rich with rhododendron forest , freshwater river.It’s a gateway for Yumthang valley which is also known as valley of flowers. In ancient times lachung was a trade post between Tibet and India.
April to June is the best time to visit Lachung. This time Yumthung valley becomes full of flowers while in winters from October to March frequent snowfall makes the valley full of snow views.It is not recommended to travel here between July to September as heavy rainfall can hamper travel plan.
Baghdogra is the nearest airport to Lachung. From Bagdogra one can book a cab for Lachung.It takes around 7-8 hours (195 Kms) to reach Lachung.
Nearest railway station to Darjeeling is New Jalpaiguri. Which takes around 7 hrs to reach Lachung.
Lachung is well connected with other cities of India by road.