How to reach Lachen

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How To Reach Lachen

The Cosy Town With Sheer Beauty Lachen is a major tourist destination in Sikkim you’ll find a lot of excitement and beauty. Bound at an altitude of 8500 feet above sea level, Lachen is a picturesque resort town with beautiful surroundings of the Rhododendron and conifer forests. It is occupied by Lachenpas, a culture of Sikkimese Bhutia. The word “Lachen” means “Big Road.” The village presents stunning views of the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas, rock cliffs and glaciers. The town is the base of Gurudongmar Lake, Tso Lhamo Lake, Chopta Valley and other popular treks.

Reach Lachen By Sky (Airport)

The nearest airport to Lachen is Bagdogra Airport in West Bengal, approximately 200 kilometers from Lachen. You can take a taxi from the airport and go to Gangtok first. You need the Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Lachen, that you can get into your travel agent. So get your approval while you stay in Gangtok for the day, and then leave early in the morning for Lachen. It is about 107 km from Gangtok and it takes about 4-5 hours to get there. The most comfortable and the only way to get to Lachen is to first get to Gangtok and then drive down to Lachen.

How to reach Lachen by Train

A train journey to Lachen is very fun. New Jalpaiguri is the nearest railway station to Lachen in Siliguri, West Bengal. It’s 155 kilometers from Lachen. Lachen is located 107 km from Gangtok and the most convenient and the only way to go to Lachen is to get to Gangtok and then drive down to Lachen. The railway station has been well linked to some of the major cities of India, such as Kolkatta and Delhi.

From the railway station, that you are going down to Gangtok as the way to Lachen is through Gangtok. Stay there for a day and get your Inner Line Permit to Lachen with your travel agent in the meantime. Leave early morning for Lachen. There will be Lachen around 107 km from Gangtok and it takes about 4-5 hours to reach there.

Lachen Google Map

How to Reach Lachen By Road

Lachen can be easily accessed by road from any place in Sikkim. You’ve had to get to Gangtok first to reach Lachen.

Lachen is around 107 km from Gangtok, and it takes about 4.5 hours to get to from Gangtok. As soon as you enter Gangtok, ask your travel agent to apply for a permit issued that is necessary for you to visit Lachen. Stay in Gangtok for a day leave early in the morning with your license for Lachen. The drive to Lachen is scenic at a number of points that contribute joy to the journey. At some points the road may not be very good, but overall it is difficult to reach Lachen by road.

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