The giant Lama Angden Peak shadows the picturesque village of Lachen. It can be seen standing right on the top of the village. This is the shortest and at the same time the most exciting trek in Lachen. Anticipate salubrious air, lush greenery, and snow-clad mountains during the trek.
PRICE: INR 19000 per person on twin sharing
We will pick you up from Bagdogra airport/NJP railway station and drive you to the beautiful village of Lachen. You will reach by late afternoon.
Lachen is a charming village with equally charming people. Life in Lachen can be best experienced in the homes of the local people, which we want you to experience firsthand. Your stay will be in a traditional homestay with the most welcoming hosts.
Your day will start with a hike up to the 160-year-old Lachen Monastery, which was built by Karchen Dorjie Drak in 1858. The monastery has a small casket containing a flat stone bearing the amazing footprint of the Kham Gomchen who stayed at Thangu Monastery along with a stone shaped like a ‘Tshebum’ or vase of longevity kept at the altar. There is a Namo Lakhang that was built by Dzongchen Sungrap Gyatso Rinpoche in 1890’s near the Monastery. You can visit the Lakhang or prayer hall.
Soon after lunch, you’re up for an eye-opening hike on a bird trail. The trail starts from the monastery and goes above Lachen Village. Get your binoculars and cameras out as you will spot blood pheasants, kalij pheasants, satyr tragopan, accentor, and finches throughout.
Your overnight stay is again at the same homestay, where you’ll once again enjoy simple home-cooked local fare.
Lachen – Lama Angden Base Camp
Today, you will experience the beauty of Lama Angden Peak. The giant Lama Angden Peak, which towers at 5868 m and shadows the village of Lachen, is considered the guardian mountain of Lachen
After breakfast, you will start the hike to Lama Angden base camp, which is a gentle climb from Lachen and takes 3 to 4 hours depending upon your speed and stamina. If this is your first hike, you will thoroughly enjoy this one. The surroundings are of surpassing beauty and what’s more, the hike trail runs partly through the Khangchendzonga National Park.
Your night’s stay will be at a camp.
Lama Angden Base Camp- Lachen
Brace yourself to be awestruck my magnificent peaks today, as you trek from the camp to the base of Lama Angden Peak. The 3-hour trek will end at a view point from where you will get a larger-than-life view of Mt. Sinolchu, Mt. Pandim, and Mt. Jopuno.
Savor the sights for as long as you like, after which we’ll take you back to Lachen, and you can retire for the night at the homestay.
We’ll drive you to Bagdogra airport/N.J.P. railway station soon after breakfast. We hope you take back happy memories and await your return for another exciting trip with us.