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Lachen is just another surprise unfold in the northern part of Sikkim. It is a small settlement with magnificent beauty. The unbeatable beauty of Lachen requires certainly a keen eye to behold. Nature has numerous beautiful aspects and one of these features comes alive at Lachen. This small hamlet rests on a verdant plain land that is separated by spacious ravines of Lachen. The multi-hued mountains, along with snowy peaks and black cliffs, appear to rise from Lachen. Lachen is inhabited by very less number of people.

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Place of Interest / Things to do
Lachen Monastery

Lachen Monastery – Also known as Ngodrub Choling Gonpa the Lachen Monastery is very important as it is the seat of Lachen Gomchen. Casket containing a flat stone bearing the amazing footprint of the Kham Gomchen who stayed at Thangu Monastery along with stone shaped like vase called the Tshebum or the Vase of longevity kept in the Monastery amongst other important religious artifacts. 

There is a Namo Lakhang which was built by Dzongchen Sungrap Gyatso Rinpoche some time in 1890’s near the monastery. One can visit the Lakhang or prayer hall. This is one of the oldest prayer hall in the village of Lachen.

Red PandaTrail

Red PandaTrail – The village of Lachen lies on the periphery of the Khanchendzongna National park with the villages own protective deity mount Lama Angden. The Red Panda Trail is one which is an easy walk above the village and sighting of birds and animals is quite common on this trail. 

  • Near Co-Operative, Middle Sichey Gangtok, East Sikkim, India, 737101