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Lachung Lachen and Yumthang Valley is one of the few divine valleys present in Sikkim. You will find high altitudes, distant calm, and above all, an amazing view of snowcapped mountains. There are just too many reasons to visit this valley. If you are a lover of soothing and pleasing weather rather than snowfall, then March to June is the suitable time to visit and in case you are a drop-dead fan of snowflakes, then you ought to be there in December-January. 

Major Attractions in and Around Lachung, Lachen and Yumthang Valley

1. Chopta Valley. For those who really want to experience something amazing, they shouldn’t be missing out on Chopta Valley. This valley is one of the most sought-after and quite a pleasant sightseeing place to explore. The lush snow-capped mountains here are quite awe-inspiring.

2. Chungthang. Chungthang is all that a history buff would ever need. This place is just the right one to explore and discover. You can see people here spending quality time with their loved ones. Furthermore, what is really interesting is the fact that this beautiful city is connected with three more destinations such as Kalimpong, Siliguri, and Darjeeling.

3. Seven Sisters Waterfalls. This one is one of the most-visited waterfalls in India. This is one of the best places to visit in Lachung. Moreover, it is quite an amazing feeling to watch this waterfall in its natural raw form.

Also Read: Situated at a height of around 8,900 ft this valley is home to apricots, walnuts and apple orchards

4. Thangu. You can visit Thangu, which is a very beautiful lake in Sikkim. It is also one of the most popular tourist attractions to visit and explore. This place being close to the Chinese border has a strong military presence as well.

5. Mangan. Mangan is another place which is just the perfect choice for you to shop around. Moreover, this place also boasts the view of Kanchenjunga mountain range which makes this place worth visiting.

6. Gurudongmar Lake. Gurudongmar Lake is another interesting place which you simply cannot afford to miss travelling to. This is one of the best tourist attractions to visit in Lachung. It is located at a very high altitude of around 5,430 m. 

How to Reach Lachung Lachen and Yumthang Valley

Lachung Lachen and Yumthang valley is approximately 1600km via NH 27, 2400km via NH 27, 767km via NH 12, and 2700km via NH 44 from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru, respectively. Scroll till the end to access information regarding the best travel routes and modes that you may consider to reach this valley. 

By Air. The Bagdogra airport is the nearest airport to reach Yumthang valley. After deboarding the flight, you would need to get a cab or some other means of transportation to reach your desired destination. The airport receives flights by all major airlines such as IndiGo, AirIndia, AirAsia, SpiceJet, and more. 

  • Delhi - Board GoAir, or SpiceJet flight from Delhi. The airfare starts from INR 2,000
  • Mumbai - Board IndiGo flight from Mumbai. The airfare starts from INR 4,000
  • Kolkata - Board SpiceJet flight from Kolkata. The airfare starts from INR 2,000
  • Bengaluru - Board AirAsia flight from Bengaluru. The airfare starts from INR 4,500

By Train. The nearest station is the New Jalpaiguri train station. The station regulates the arrival and departure of trains from across the country at a highly economical fare. A train journey is comfortable and also lets you admire and explore the countryside beauty. From the station, you can hire a taxi or get a seat reserved on the local bus to reach your destination.  

  • Delhi - Board Brahmputra Spl from Delhi and deboard at Jalpaiguri station
  • Mumbai - Board LTT GHY Spl from Lokmanyatilak T and deboard at New Jalpaiguri 
  • Kolkata - Board HWH GHY Spl from Howrah Junction and deboard at New Jalpaiguri
  • Bengaluru - Board BNC GHY Express from Bengaluru Cant and New Jalpaiguri  

By Road. The road connectivity to the valley is quite good. If you are planning to visit this place, then you may opt to travel via tourist buses or go for the self-drive option. A road trip in your own vehicle would be an opportunity for you to explore the city’s culture in its streets and markets. 

  • Patna - 668km via NH 27
  • Darjeeling - 195km via Singtam-Chungtham Road
  • Siliguri - 210km via NH 10
  • Meghalaya -  708km via NH 17
  • Shillong - 706km via NH 27

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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