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Lachung Valley

Author: TG contributor
Date: 2020-01-04

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Located 125 km away from Gangtok in North Sikkim. Lachung has many connotations. It is a river, a Valley, a quaint hamlet and also small mountain. Situated at 8,000feet near the confluence of the Lachen and Lachung rivers, the picturesque spot was a centre of trade with Tibet till 1950. Today, it is permanent army base. It is a village with a unique local self- governing body called the DZUMSA which substitutes the Panchayat.

With virgin forests, gushing falls and snow – capped mountains Lachung is a pristine hamlet, a perfect marriage between modernity and ethnic tradition. Lachung Valley with its irresistible scenic charm is indeed a treat for the eyes and souls of the stress ridden city dwellers who flock there during the months of March – May for a quiet and soul – soothing holiday.

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