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Lachung

Lachung, meaning a small mountain pass, is the last village on the Indo-China border. It is embraced by snow-capped mountain peaks, breath-taking waterfalls, sparkling streams, and apple orchards and is the perfect holiday destination. The people here lead a simple life and greet their guests warmly. Travelers can expect a blend of Indian and Chinese cuisine. Apart from the momos, try tea momo, floury dumplings taken with tea. The Lachung potatoes are used as an ingredient for momo filling. Don’t miss to sip different tea variants available here. Also try the Chhurpi, an inch-long hard cheese block prepared from yak milk.

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Place of Interest / Things to do
Lachung Monastery

Monastery - Lachung Monastery is a Nyingma Buddhist gompa in the Lachung Valley. It was established in 1880,  Lachung means a 'small mountain pass'. Lachung is at an elevation of about 3,000 m at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung River, tributaries of the Teesta River


View point at Tenchen

View point at Tenchen (9 Kms from Lachung Monastery) on Katau Road for a the birds eye view of the the Lachung valley and the sheer rock mountain towering above the valley. During the summer months one can see number of waterfalls while the winter months the rock faces are covered with snow.


Apple Orchards

Apple Orchards - Lachung is famous for its Lecoxy apples which in the past were almost lost to disease, but now are slowly coming back. Cross the Lachung Chu is the village of Sarchok which is also the road to Katau. There a number of apple orchards in this village. 


Singring Ten view

Walk to Singring Ten view point (walk from Season House) 1 ½ hours walk up hill from the Lachung village. The entire area is full of sea buck thorn bushes with old cedar and Rhododendron growing wild. There is a small retreat on top and is used by the monks from the nearby monasteries. 

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