Lachen is a Small Village Located in North Sikkim At An Altitude of 9,000ft.
Tourists Come to Lachen Mainly to Visit the Famous & picturesque High Altitude Gurudongmar Lake Which is Located Further Up At An Altitude of 17,800ft Near Indo-china (tibet) Border.
Road Condition from Gangtok Up to Lachen Can Be Quite Rough in Patches. Due to Landslides, Roads are Frequently Damaged and Requires Continuous Maintenance.
while Tourists Get to Lachen Mainly to Visit Gurudongmar Lake, There are Reasons to Spend Some Time in Lachen Itself. lachen Monastery is One of the Oldest in Sikkim and Built in 1858. It Was Then a Small Hut like Structure with Only 6 Monks. But Later in 1977 with Financial Aid from Sikkim Government, It Was Reconstructed to Its Current Form.
this is the Largest Lake in Sikkim, One of the Highest in the World and Considered Very Sacred By Both Buddhists and Hindus.
Gurudongmar Lake is Located At An Altitude of 17,800ft and Covers An Area of 290 Acres Making It the Largest Lake in the Whole of Sikkim. It's Surrounded By Snow Clad Mountains Making It a Stunningly Picturesque Sight. During Winter, the Lake Freezes Except for One Small Area. The Buddhists and Hindus Believe that this Specific Area is Blessed. In Fact the Whole Lake is Considered Holy and is Believed to Be Having Many Healing Powers. You Will See Buddhist Prayer Flags Fluttering On the Sides of the Lake.
best Time to Visit Lachen/gurudongmar
april to May is a Great Time to Go as the Rhododendrons are in Full Bloom During this Time. Beginning of December is also a Great Time to See Snow Covered Chopta Valley, Walk Over Frozen River, and if Roads are Open Then Onwards to Gurudongmar to See the Frozen Lake Circled with Snow Mountains.
price 43900 for Two Adults
Price & Rates
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||INR 43900 / Adult|
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