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Lachung Monastery, Lachung

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Lachung Monastery is a Nyingma Buddhist gompa in the Lachung Valley, Sikkim, northeastern India. It was established in 1880.Lachung means a 'small mountain'. Lachung is at an elevation of about 3,000 m (9,600 ft) at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung River, tributaries of the Teesta River. The word Lachung means "small mountain". The village is 118 km from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway and is the last one before the Indo-Chinese border. It was a trading post between India and Tibet before China forcefuly annexed Tibet in 1950. Permits are required for visits to North Sikkim. The monastery hosts a famous mask dance each year.
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  • Absolutely amazing to ride to the monastery! The monastery is set against a beautiful backdrop of mountains and forest.  more »
  • In May and June, it's not worth traveling for 6 hours. Atleast don't go for one night. May be good for nature lovers but have to spend atleast 2-3 days. It's a long long travel both ways  more »
  • If you stay 1 more day at Lachung. I recommend please visit this small but beautiful Monastery. It is a real gem on a remote location.  more »

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Considering its isolated location, Lachung offers a good selection of accommodations catering to the winter vacationers. Most of these sit just north of town, providing easier access to skiing and hiking areas. Expect to pay a bit more at these larger, resort-style accommodations, or look for the budget-friendly guesthouses in the town itself.
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