Solo Travellers, or Travel Junkies, who have keen interest in Adventurous and Mountain sports , also a nice site to spot by pilgrims.
Places to Stay
You can quickly discover some decent, comfy and reasonable accommodations in Lachen, which offers essential amenities and best facilities to the tourists. You are welcomed with warm hospitality in some of the deluxe and medium range hotels some of them are The Apple Orchard Resort, Himalayan Residency, The Fortuna and Tshana Residency also you can book your stay in lodges and PWD Bungalows owned by the Forest Department of Lachen.
p>Lama Angden Trek- Maximum it takes 3 days to complete this trek, well it comes under day shortest trek of Lachen. Suitable for the beginners, a gentle climb from Lachen will quickly get you to Lama Angden Camp.
Muguthang Trek- Summer is the best season to commence this 9 days trek. Trek to Muguthang begins from Thangu which is 30 km above Lachen. You will discover the fantastic mountain-views, glaciers, flora and fauna as well as areas that are rich in wildlife.
Zeemu Trek- One of the most extended and most adventurous yet exciting treks of this region last for 13 to 14 days. Popular as Green Lake trek covers the majestic peak of Siniolchu and Khangchendzonga and Zemu glacier that is 26 km long. Conifer forest, peak glaciers valley and endangered herds of Blue sheep and other animals can be spotted in this trek.
Tarum Trek- Another famous trek of this region that last for around 8 days, firstly took a half hour drive from Lachen towards Chungthang that will get you to the base of the two-hour trek to Tarum. In your trek, you can spot dense green forests, oak and bamboo trees and other wild animals.
Shopping in Lachen
Lachen is not engulfed with a large number of shops, but to buy some stuff from small souvenir shops is definitely worth to spend some penny on. Handicrafts and handloom products such as Floor carpets, Handbags, woollen shawls, or Blankets yarn from Sheep and Yak wool and also there is a wide range of wooden craft work to carry home as a token of remembrance of this town.
To attract tourist, you can spot some shops that provide traditional dresses of both men and women, Bakhu which is a loose cloak type garment with full sleeves or a Honju, the traditional dress of women which is a full sleeve blouse with a loose gown type garment worn over it. A tourist from far-flung places buy clothing materials like these, but for women, there is an exquisite collection of antique and alluring heavy traditional jewellery made up of pure gold.
Cuisines of Lachen
People of Lachen mostly prefer to intake dishes prepared by rice and potato, as they are considered as a staple diet and is eaten in various forms throughout the year. Pork is also consumed who love to grab some non-vegetarian appetite. Noodles, Loaves of bread, Corns and Momos are available in the streets of Lachen as a snack item. Authentic cuisines of this town are neither too spicy nor sweet yet scrummy one must experiment it once.!
Reach Lachen by morning, have a breakfast and take a road drive to Chopta Valley and visit the sacred spot of this small-town Guru Dongmar and Tso Lhamu lake. Then take a break, have a lunch in any restaurant or food joint enjoy your meal in a lush green surrounding. By evening visit ancient old Lachen monastery that was built in 1806. Have a walk through cascading waterfalls and snow peaked mountains and share some warm smiles with local people.