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Lachung Village-Thangu Valley-Gurudongmar Lake

Lachung Village
A Tibetan village with a unique local and traditional self-government body called the Zumsa, Lachung is situated at an altitude of 9000ft. It is the last village in North Sikkim before Yumthang and has emerged as a tourist destination because of its natural environ and the popularity of Yumthang valley that is just 24 kilometers from here. Tourists stay here overnight to visit Yumthang as part of a day trip.


Thangu Valley

30kms beyond Lachen lies Thangu at an altitude of 13000ft. Months of may and June see this valley carpeted of alpine flowers which are replaced by snow from October up to March. The small picturesque hamlet with scanty population Thangu has recently developed few accommodations with basic facilities. Tree lines disappear at Thangu and start a zone that can be compared only with the unreachable terrain in Tibetan plateau.

Situated on the high alpine plateau, Thangu can be an ideal place for the real nature lovers as it provides a base for fabulous trek routes to Chopta valley and Muguthang, a land of the nomadic people. One needs to be well acclamatised before planning a stay here.

Thangu has a large military base as the place is close to the Chinese boarder. On your way to Gurudongmar lake, this is the last civilian settlement. If you are not an Indian, your tour to the area will be limited to a visit to Chopta valley which is just a couple of Kilometers ahead from here.

Gurudongmar Lake

Situated at a height of 17,800 feet, it is considered one the most sacred lakes by the Buddhists and Hindus alike. The beautiful and awe inspiring lake (190 kms from Gangtok) remains milky in colour throughout the year. According to a legend, since the lake used to remain frozen most of the year, it was not possible to use its water for drinking purposes. When the Guru Padmasambhava passed by, while returning from Tibet, the local residents are reported to have approached him for providing source of water.

The Guru obliged. A portion of the lake touched by him does not freeze in extreme winter. Since water of the lake is considered sacred, visitors carry the 'blessed' water in bottles.