Tibetan village with a unique local and traditional self-government body called the Zumsa, Lachung is situated at an altitude of 9000ft. Lachung is the last village in North Sikkim before Yumthang and has emerged as a tourist destination because of its natural environ and the popularity of Yumthang valley that is just 24 kilometers from here.Lachung is about 110 kms from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, the road to Lachung passes through some of the most beautiful but difficult terrain in sikkim full of picturesque waterfalls and great views.The village, spread out on either side of Lachung Chu River, is surrounded by might mountain peaks which remain snow clad for most of the year. A large number of beautiful waterfalls can also be visited close to Lachung. Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary Located in Lachung is famous for its collection of different species of Rhododendron that bloom during the months of April - May.The Lachung villagers, known as Lachungpas, has managed to retain their unique culture and tradition. The Lachung monastery on the slope opposite the highway is a focal point of all religious function of the local inhabitants.
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