Taxi service to visit Lachen valley north sikkim

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Lachen is the sister village of Lachung in North Sikkim and is the base for tours to Gurudongmar lake and Chopta valley. Situated at an altitude of 8838 ft, the small town is a good 6 to 8 hours drive from Gangtok (depending on road condition) along the North Sikkim highway. Lachen stands on a grassy and bushy flat land separated by deep gorges of river Lachen-Chu from where rises the pine clad mountains with their snowy peaks and black cliffs. The village comprises of nearly 250 houses, earlier inhabited only in winters by the owners who spend the summers on the alpine pastures along the Tibet border tending to their herd of yaks.

Best way to reach Lachen valley is from Gangtok, you can also visit lachen from Bagdogra, NJP, Siliguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Pelling etc but for this you must start your tour as early as possible like max 7 am. We are proven to be the best taxi service provide in lachen, north sikkim. We provide taxi service [ like innova, xylo, sumo, bolero, dzire ] from bagdogra airport, njp, siliguri, kalimpong, darjeeling, gangtok, pelling to lachen north sikkim reasonable price. We also provide taxi service for lachen to gurudongmar lake, kalapathar, chopta valley, thangu valley etc sightseeing.


Tour Itinerary

Taxi service from Gangtok to Lachen to gurudongmar lake to Gangtok = Rs. 8,999 * [ 1 Night 2 Days Full Vehicle ].


Day 1 : GANGTOK - LACHEN (128 KMS / 6-8 HRS)

Pick up from Gangtok hotel at around 9.00 am – 10.30 am [ after permit is created] and transfer to Lachen via Tashi view point, Butterfly or Seven Sister waterfalls [depending on road opened], Mangan Valley [lunch Point], Singhik waterfalls, Naga waterfalls, Toong Check post, Chumthang valley [Tea/Snacks Point]. Reach Lachen by 5 pm. Halt at lachen.

Day 2 : LACHEN - GURUDONGMAR LAKE - GANGTOK (225 KMS / 12-13 HRS)

Pick up from Lachen hotel at around 4.30 am and transfer to Gurudongmar lake via Thangu valley ( breakfast point). Reach lake by 9 am. Return to Lachen by 2-3 pm. After Lunch transfer to Gangtok. Reach Gangtok by 8 pm.
(In case of Land slide or any other reason lachen valley is closed we will provided alternate sightseeing.)


Places to visit near Lachen valley

Gurudongmar Lake : book taxi services from lachen to Gurudongmar lake at price starting at Rs. 6,499 *. You can also cover Lachen, Thangu valley.

Kala pathar : book taxi services from lachen to Kala pathar at price starting at Rs. 6,499 *. You can also cover Lachen, Thangu valley.

Lachung valley : book taxi services from gangtok to lachung north sikkim at price starting at Rs. 3,499. You can also cover yumthang valley.

Yumthang valley : book taxi services from lachen to yumthang valley at price starting at Rs. 4,499. You can also cover Bhim nala waterfalls, Lachung valley, Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Hot Waterspot on the way.

Yumesamdong / zero point : book taxi services from lachen to yumesamdong zero point at price starting at Rs. 6,499. You can also cover bhim nala waterfalls, Lachen and Yumthang valley, Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Hot Waterspot on the way.

Katao : book taxi services from lachen to katao north sikkim at price starting at Rs. 6,499. You can also cover Bhim nala waterfalls, Lachung & Yumthang valley, Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Hot Waterspot on the way.


Permit and Entry Rules to visit lachen north sikkim

Indian : Indian tourists visiting Lachen valley north sikkim require special permit to visit. This special permit are provided by Travel Agents in Sikkim, Goverment Authority. There are two permit office through which you can get permit to visit lachen valley north sikkim. They are either through Gangtok or Mangan. To create permit the visiter has to provide below documents:
Passport Size Photo : Two Passport Size photo for each members above 5 years.
ID with Address Proof : An ID with valid ID proof xerox copy is require to create permit. for each members above 5 years. (for eg. Voter ID, Passport, Driving License with Address part)
Foreigner : Foreigners are allowed to visit lachen valley with special permit. There should be atleast 2 foreigners to visit Lachen valley. This special permit are provided by Travel Agents in Sikkim, Goverment Authority. Foreigner visiting lachen valley from Gangtok need to produce following documents:
Passport & Visa: 4 copies of Passport and visa is required.
Inner Line Permit (ILP) : 4 copies of ILP is required also required. This ILP is created in sikkim border either in Rangpho or Melli before entering sikkim.
Photo : 4 copies of passport size photo is required.

Route to lachen valley

There are two routes to reach lachen valley :
1. Gangtok to lachen valley via Mangan.
2. Lachung valley to lachen valley via Chumthang valley.


Distance

Gangtok to Lachen valley : 128 kms.
Lachen to Thangu valley : 30 kms.
Thangu valley to Gurudongmar Lake: 38 kms.
Thangu valley to Kalapathar : 22 kms.


Accomodation:

Lachen valley has many normal and luxury hotels and homestays. Tourist visiting lachen valley can book hotels and homestays directly or through travel agents.


Best time to visit lachen

Best time to visit lachen valley north sikkim is during the months of March, April, May, June, October, Nov. Most of the roads remains closed during the month of July, August due to heavy rainfall and landslides. Also some of the tourists don't prefer to visit Lachen valley north sikkim in the months of December, January and Febrary due to cold climates.