Monday, March 27, 2017

Lachung, the Small Pass

Lachung is a small hill station in northeast Sikkim approximately 125 kms from the state  capital Gangtok.



This charming town is located at an elevation of about 9600 feet at the confluence of the Lachen  and Lachung Rivers. In the local language the name translates to "Small Pass".



During winter the town is usually covered in snow. Even in summer one can see the snow covered peaks. It has been described as the "most picturesque village of Sikkim".



This picturesque place is a base location for tourists who wish to visit Yumthang Valley, Yumesamdong.



How to Reach: This place can be reached from Gangtok via Chungthang Road. But we have reached Lachung from Lachen via Lachen Road. In our trip we first covered the places around Lachen. This is just 50 kms away but the drive through the hilly terrain takes around 1 and half hours.

30 comments:

Vineeta Yashssvii said...

Lovely pictures...

rupam sarma said...

Amazing place. Awesome pics.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful scenery ... stunning mountains!

Maggie said...

Lachen looks like a wonderful place to visit, what exactly is a hill station?
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What beautiful snow covered peaks and beautiful homes! The elevation of this town is very much the same as Colorado's mountain towns, and I imagine life there is also the same. Is there also skiing?

Fun60 said...

What a beautiful place. It must be a relief to visit there in the Summer and escape the heat.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A picturesque mountain village indeed -- I love the rhododendron blossom too

Al said...

So beautiful - I've mentioned before that mountain scenery is my favorite. This town is higher than mine, I only live at 7,100 feet elevation.

krishna said...

Such a beautiful of hill..

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures all!

Wish you and yours a Happy Gudi Padva!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful. This is the side of India you don't often see.

Lady Fi said...

The scenery is stunning!

Ani Paul said...

Wow,beautiful town nestled between mountains,looks like an offbeat destination

Tomoko said...

What a charming mountain village! I like to see those laundries hung in the first photo and to imagine villagers live there.
Have a good day.

Photo Cache said...

The mountains are beautiful. I think I can hear it calling my name.

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R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful frames.

photowannabe said...

Stunning scenery.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wonderful and intriguing mountains... I live in a flat country.. so I like them very much because I never see them in real

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Roger Owen Green said...

a LOVELY part of the world!
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TeamG square said...

Beautiful places, there are many places to visit around Gangtok.

Amit Agarwal said...

Lovely pictures..Sikkim is on my wish list:)

Klara S said...

Beautiful views. Nice shots.

Pat Tillett said...

Nice photos! It looks like a beautiful area.

NatureFootstep said...

I like the look of the town too. Seem like a friendly town :)

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Wonderful photos - looks like a great place to visit.

Jeevan said...

True for the words! Very beautiful place with breathtaking views on snow mountains. Seems the kids had great time

Eleaine Sarah Thomas Jobs Bush said...

handsome.

bettyl-NZ said...

I bet the scenery is stunning, no matter which route you take. What a gorgeous part of the world.

Dragonstar said...

Those mountains are so dramatic. Perfect in black and white.

riitta k said...

Dramatic also in black & white.