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Yumthang Lachung Extension

Yumthang Lachung Extension

North Sikkim valley and village




Trip highlights
  • Pristine alpine valleys with wide gamut of alpine & temperate flora and some fauna too.
  • Visit remote and traditional  villages and monasteries
  • Spectacular landscape such as windswept valley, lakes, waterfall etc.
  • Opportunities to visit the rural folks and their homes for insight into their way of life,

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.

Outline Itinerary

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

  • Group SizePrivate travels with any number of participants.

  • MealsAll meals starting with first lunch and last lunch.

  • Trip AccommodationBest available 28 to 3* Hotels

  • RouteGangtok - Lachung - Yumthang - Gangtok

  • Trip Type Cultural Tour

  • Trip SeasonsAny date). Best from Late March till Aug but also good in Sep, Oct & March

  • Best MonthsMarch, April, May, September, October, November

  • Lean MonthsJune, July, August

  • Not RecommendJanuary, February, December

Prices & Dates

Starting from USD$ 200 Per person (Land). However cost depend on travel dates, number of travellers, hotels. Request details with full contact information.


  • Arrangements after Gangtok include
  • All Private transfers and transportation by good quality vehicle
  • Special Permits
  • Accommodations
  • All meals
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • Local Wind Horse Tour Guide.

Not included

  • Visa for India.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Transportation till Gangtok.



Best available 2* to 3* Hotels

Trip Guide/Leader

  • Nima Dhondup Bhutia

    Nima Dhondup Bhutia

  • Karma Lama

    Karma Lama

Reviews / Testimonials

  • Lindsay & John
    Lindsay Holgrem & John Anderson
    A good guide can make such a difference in one’s enjoyment of a tour ( A good guide can make such a difference in one’s enjoyment of a tour)
    5 " " Dear Amit, We were very happy with the Complete Bhutan tour. A good guide can make such a difference in one’s enjoyment of a tour and Sonam was wonderful. He’s very open and friendly and we learned a lot about Bhutan from him, not only about the places we visited, but

    A good guide can make such a difference in one’s enjoyment of a tour Dear Amit, We were very happy with the Complete Bhutan tour. A good guide can make such a difference in one’s