Best Time to Visit Lachen
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If yes, you have come to the right place. Best time to visit Lachen is from October till June.
Lachen is a small and beautiful pine valley located in North Sikkim. Lachen is one of the most scenic location in the state. The small town is famous for its Lachung Monastery and is situated about 117 kms away from the capital city, Gangtok. Lachen is popular for its natural beauty, vegetation and renowned places for Buddhist pilgrims.
The Lachen valley is covered with pine and snow clad peaks of Eastern Himalayas. The Lachen valley offers its tourist a panoramic view of Himalayas along with the thick green pine forest. The most popular place in this small Lachen village is the Nyingma Monastery, built in 1806. The town is mainly inhabited by Bhutia tribes and Tibetans following Nyingma order of Himalayan Buddhism. It is located at the top of the village given a clear & beautiful view of the valley, village, Lachen Chu and the alpine peaks.
The best season to visit Lachen is the winter season and the onset of summer season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. The best months to visit are October to June. The summers in this region aren’t very hot and you may find it to be pleasant. The summer season in this region typically starts from the month of March and lasts till June. Temperature during summers ranges between 10°C to 28°C. Monsoon, however, is not a preferable time to visit Lachen. Widespread monsoon showers and heavy rainfall may intrigue your travel plans. From the month of October the winter season marks its beginning. Temperature during winters ranges between a chilling -5°C to 15°C.