Lachung is a small bhutia village in North Sikkim. The place is developed as a new tourist destination in Sikkim. Lachung is a divine abode situated in the northern district of Sikkim. Perched at an elevation of 8,800 feet, Lachung is an ideal place to spent beautiful moments in solitude. The way to Lachung passes through quaint villages, scenic spots, and waterfalls. In recent times, Lachung has been made available to the tourists in an organized manner. It would not be embroidered to say that Lachung is actually a Shangri-La on the earth.
Lachung is one amongst the most beautiful villages that is adorned with the vista of snow capped mountains, astounding waterfalls and dazzling streams lined with the Rhododendron Forest. Incredible splendor in winters. It is generally draped by a thick layer of snow and is a small settlement for Lepcha and a group of Indian army. Yumthang Valley is situated just at a distance of 25 kilometers an ideal place for angling trout, home of Shingbha Rhododendron Sanctuary with 24 species of Rhododendron and hot water spring. Lachung Monastery and the local villages are worth visiting. The village is unique in culture & tradition. Katao and Yumesamdong are rare experience one can have. There is a small Monastery in Lachung which is the centre of all religious function of locals. The valley is the home of Shingbha Rhododendron Sanctuary with 24 species of Rhododendron. A must see here are the hot springs.