Lachen, a scenic mountain village is the home to Lachenpas, a unique Sikkimese Bhutia community. About 107km north of Gangtok, Lachen is located at an altitude of 9022 ft. The valley is endowed with more than 65 glaciers, and numerous glacial lakes and streams which bring with it a wide variety of biodiversity. Foot trails to the country’s highest mountain peak Mt. Khangchendzonga and the most beautiful peak Mt. Sinolchu begin at your doorstep in Lachen.
The village comprises of less than 200 houses, earlier inhabited only during winters by their owners who spend their summers on the alpine pastures bordering Tibet tending to their yaks. Lachen is the starting point for some of the most interesting treks in North Sikkim as well as the gateway to the holy Guru Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lakes. The area is restricted for foreigners, but special passes can be procured in advance.
Lachen Homestay provides you a unique experience of the local culture, traditional lifestyle and also serves the guest with a traditional meal. The Lachenpas has a unique culture and has been highly appreciated in terms of hospitality. They are trained to ensure visitors comfortable in every way. Lachen Homestay has total 5 rooms; 2 triple bedded and 2 double. All come with attached bathroom. It has a spacious dinning hall also.
No. of room: 5, Total Capacity: 12
Yougay is a nature lover and working hard to preserve cultural heritage, environmental conservation and tourism in Lachen. He also is engaged in social activities to aware community and tourist about waste management. He loves to talk about the history of Sikkim and current social affairs.
Yougay offers homemade Sikkimese breakfast. You may ask for Tingmomo with Aludam and Chholay, Parathas, Sandwich, Butter Toast and Omelets etc. Dinner can be with local organic vegetables or North Indian. You may ask for traditional millet bear (Chang), Momo, Thukpa, etc. Non-veg. is available on prior demand.
Parking • TV • Hot Water • Attached Bathroom • Kitchen Garden • Room Heater
• Participate in daily livelihoods activities of the Lachenpas.
• Go for village and river side walk
• Take a short trek to Talam, Lamo Andang, Kalep and Deothang
• Go for a bird watching
• Go on Red Panda Trail
Per Person: 1800/-
Complimentary: Lunch and Dinner
Upto 5 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6-12 year: 50% (extra bed provided)
What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for discount.
• Lachen Monastery
• Handicraft & handloom center
• Majestic view of Mt. Khangchendzonga and Mt. Sinolchu
• Alexandra David Neel Cave
• Gurugdongmar Lake (63 km) • Chopta Valley • Thangu Valley (35 km)
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