Yumthang Lachung Extension 3 days 3 Days
Trip AccommodationBest available 28 to 3* Hotels
Trip SeasonsAny date). Best from Late March till Aug but also good in Sep, Oct & March
Group SizePrivate travels with any number of participants.
MealsAll meals starting with first lunch and last lunch.
RouteGangtok - Lachung - Yumthang - Gangtok
Trip TypePrivate with your own Group
Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November
Lean MonthsJune, July, August
Not RecommendJanuary, February, December
- Pristine valleys with varities of flora
- Remote villages and monasteries
- Spectacular mountainscapes
- Opportunities to visit the rural folks and their homes.
This brief sojourn to the temperate mountain village of Lachung and alpine valley of Yumthang is a great extension to your Sikkim trip. Discover Sikkim veritable natural paradise.Some fascinating attractions on the way of this long drive is a prelude to what is stored in the beautiful village of Lachung and Yumthang. These region are accessible only during spring and summer. And during these season the nature are in its grandeur with awe inspiring scenic beauty. Its a botanists and photographers’s delight and a visual feast as the meadows, hills and valley are carpeted with spectrum of alpine flora in technicolor blooms.
And with its indigenous but friendly low populations can provide an insights into the ways of their lives, social, cultural and religious structures.
This extension can be the one that can add a variety in your experiences and provide a varying degree of insight into structures of remote realm of eastern Himalayas.
Day 1: Gangtok – Lachung .Distance 118 km – 6-7 hrs drive.Start early for our long and spectacular drive through the North Sikkim Highway (NSH) into Lachung. There are several sites along the way, which you can stop to see, depending on your interest; this includes Kabi Lungchok and the monasteries at Phensong, Phodong, and Labrang and several villages or settlements. Lunch will be served along the way at Namok, a Wayside Inn.
Lachung at 2500m is an idyllic mountain village set amidst apple orchards with back-drop of lofty peaks. The natives are hardy stock of Bhutia, a semi-tibetan tribe, who call themselves Lachungpa. They also have unique self-governing body called the ‘zumsa’ where disputes are resolved by local consensus, without arbitration by the state government.
Including number of stops along the way, this will be a long day and so this evening is for rest until dinner and talks.
Overnight in a Resort.
Day 2: Excursion to Yumthang Lachung/Yumthang/Lachung: 26 + 26 km. After breakfast depart for Yumthang. The lush green valley of Yumthang is set at an elevation of 3575 meters is Sikkim’s undisputed natural paradise, accessible by vehicle. From spring till summer, the attractive scenery of this area reaches its zenith when an immense variety of alpine flora populates the meadows, hills and the valleys. Yumthang is well known for its hot spring. On a clear day, one can get a spectacular panoramic view of the valleys, surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Return to Lachung for late lunch or bring picnic lunch.
After lunch visit Lachung Monastery, Cottage Industry and Waterfalls.
Overnight in Resort.
Day 3: Gangtok . After breakfast, retrace our drive back to capital Gangtok. Along the way at Singkhik, weather permitting, there is a great view of Mighty Khangchendzonga and its adjoining peaks.