Experience Lachung with Alpine Hills Retreat like never before

The picturesque mountain village, situated at a height of 8610 ft, is the perfect holiday destination for nature lovers. Sprawled across the banks of the Lachung Chu River flows through the Lachung Valley. Lachung is also known for producing apples, peaches and apricots. Lachung Gompa, built around 1880, is situated amidst apple orchards across the river and is a good place to spend time. At a distance of 120 kilometres from Gangtok, Lachung is mainly used as a base to explore the higher valleys of Yumthang and Yumesamdong.

  • Village
  • Lake
  • Farm

Phodong Monastery

Phodong is a Buddhist monastery located around 38 km from Gangtok. Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal built this Monastery in the 18th century, and It belongs to the Kargyupa sect. It celebrates its annual ‘chaam’ or mask dance on the 28th and 29th day of the tenth month of the Tibetan calendar.

Yumesamdong / Zero Point

A drive of another 20 km from Yumthang takes you to Yumesamdong, at an altitude of about 16,000 feet. The rugged vegetation-free mountains, over here present a breathtaking scenario, especially in the months of November-December and February¬March.


Yumthang, popularly known as the ‘Valley of Flower’ is situated at a height of 11800 feet. From Lachen, it takes only a drive of 1 hour to reach. Yumthang is an attractive excursion for nature lovers who come to North Sikkim. For nature lovers, this valley provides a fascinating blend of flora and fauna with […]