Lachen is the ultimate winter destination with beautiful lakes, majestic peaks, and heart-warming people. Nature lovers and birdwatchers find utter delight here.
Lachen- A gateway to the sacred lakes
During winter, Lachen turns out to be a magical snowy land. It is certainly one of the best places to visit in Sikkim if you love the chill in the hills. Be it stepping out and playing in the snow or admiring the beauty of the snowflakes, a holiday is like none other during this season.
And to help you make the most of your winters in the town, here is a small guide about the best places, experiences, hotels and more.
The weather of Lachen during peak winter:
In Lachen winter starts in the month of October and end in February. The temperature at this time hovers between 5°c – 15°c. In this season the weather becomes quite chilly but still, it is one of the amazing places for sightseeing in winter.
Necessities for winter in Lachen:
As it is the peak winter and it will be freezing cold so you must take all possible winter precautions including full body thermal innerwear, full sleeve sweater, heavy jacket, an extra pair of socks, woolen caps, and a good pair of woolen gloves.
Why Lachen in winter?
In winter it is not much edible to visit hill-stations due to its snow-covered places. But Lachen is one of the best places to visit even in winters as it gives some of the best views to mesmerize you.
1- Gurudongmar Lake- The partially frozen wonder:
The holy lake of Gurudongmar is situated at an elevation of 17,800 feet above sea level and is one of the highest freshwater lakes in the world. Even though it is a beautiful sight to behold in summers, it is all the more enchanting during the winters. The most interesting part about this lake is that the blue deep waters do not get frozen even in cold freezing weather.
2- Shingba Sanctuary- The nature of Rhododendron
This sanctuary is surrounded by the striking Himalayan mountain ranges; it is home to a huge variety of Rhododendron species. During the winter these flowers get frosted which makes this place all the more splendid and appealing. The roads along the sanctuary are covered with snow and a walk within those roads is mesmerizing and a wintry experience.
3- Chopta Valley: The valley of flowers
This picturesque valley is located in Northern Sikkim near Thangu Valley. It is a popular trekking destination from Lachen. The valley is home to snow-capped peaks, orchids, rivers and its scenic beauty is unexplained. The valley is frozen during the winter and it gives you an amazing opportunity to walk over the frozen rivers.
4- Green Lake: The base camp of Mt. Kanchenjunga
This virtually untouched treasure in Sikkim is one of the most famous trekking destinations which offer stunning views of the magnificent Kanchenjunga mountain ranges. The most fascinating thing about the place is that the whole area is covered with snow other than the lake which seems cool and calm.
Best places to stay in Lachen during winter:
Lachen is the most beautiful place to visit in winter even yet of having cold wintry weather. The town will attract you with its splendid beauty, stunning landscape, and snow-load peaks. It is a great destination to soak in the natural beauty along with a lovely stay in Lachen.
It aims to provide a wide range of facilities to fulfill your varying requirement. With the modern amenities, Delight Hotels Royal Lachen is one of the most budget hotels in Lachen. This property is in the best location to stay in Lachen and with their warm services they will give you the best experience ever.
Visit Lachen for a soul-soothing experience of Nature!
Endowed with majestic Himalayan Mountains, flora, and numerous trekking trails through the alpine forest and mountainous valley, Lachen has betwitched the mind of the travelers around the globe. So, if you want to visit someplace far from the hassle of city life close to nature then Lachen with its serene ambiance and picturesque view of the mountains is a safe haven to rejuvenate your tired souls.