Situated in the northern division of the state Sikkim, Lachen is one of the most attractive spots of the entire state. It is a beautiful small town which is incredibly famous for its Lachung monastery and is situated at a distance of only 117 Kms from Gangtok. Lachen travel guide is incomplete without a mention of its natural beauty and serene vegetation. Lachen is among the most noteworthy and renowned places for Buddhist pilgrims and tourists.
The beautiful valleys of Lachen covered with pine and the snow covered peaks of Eastern Himalayas offer a beautiful panoramic view for its tourists. The city offers startling activity such as Trekking, Snorkeling etc.
The most popular area in the village is the Nyingma order of Himalayan Buddhism. It was built in the year 1806 and is located atop the village giving the beautifully clear view of the village, Lachen Chu and the alpine peaks. The people of Lachen (Lachenpas) have an exclusive legal system called Dzamsa where Pipon, the Village Head, takes decision on all village affairs.