Best Time to Visit Lachung
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Lachung is a small hill station north Sikkim located at an elevation of 9600 feet (3000m). Lachung town is situated at an approximate distance of 125 km from Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. Lachung is a popular tourist destination because of its snow-capped peaks, and skiing tracks and trekking paths. It houses the historic Lachung Gompa monastery, which has some ancient inscriptions.
Best time to visit Lachung is throughout the year as this city is surrounded by mountains and you can get pleasant atmosphere. Best Season to visit Lachung is October to June as the temperature is about 10°c to 16°c. Summers stays from March to May and the temperature is moderate. The temperature ranges from 10°C to 28°C during these days. Summers are not so hot and tourists can also visit this city in this season. During this season, you can see rhododendron flowers which provide a fascinating view.
Monsoon season starts from July and ends by September. Heavy rains are expected in this city during these days. So it may not be a preferable season to visit. As heavy monsoon rains will spoil all your sightseeing plans.
Winters are really cold here in Lachung. The season starts from October and lasts till February. Temperature is 10°C and -5°C in winters. Heavy snowfall and continuous fog can be seen during these days. Mountains are covered by snow and offer you the most amazing sightseeing. But some people avoid visiting Lachung during winter season thinking that they might get stuck because of the heavy snowfall.
So, if you love snowfall and chilly weather, visiting Lachung during December and January can be a good idea. Or otherwise the best time to visit Lachung would be between February to June.