Explore Lachung with Ease Taxi Booking And Car Rental Deal At Best Fare 

If you're looking to experience the pristine beauty of Lachung, a hidden gem in North Sikkim, then look no further. Lachung, located at an elevation of 9600 feet, offers travelers a mesmerizing experience with its snow-capped mountains, majestic waterfalls, and clear streams. In fact, British explorer Joseph Dalton Hooker described it as the "most picturesque village of Sikkim" in his 1855 journal, "The HimalayanJournal."

Lachung All Year Round - What to Expect

Lachung transforms throughout the year, offering unique experiences:

  • Winter Magic: In winter, Lachung is a snow-covered wonderland, providing a truly magical experience.

  • Summer Bloom: During summer, the valley comes alive with a riot of colorful flowers.

Lachung has a small market and numerous hotels to cater to the increasing number of tourists.

The Ideal Starting Point - Gangtok to Lachung Taxi Tour

The best way to reach Lachung is from Gangtok, though you can also access Lachung from Bagdogra, NJP, Siliguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Pelling, and other places. However, starting your journey early is essential for a comfortable trip.

We at SikkimTravellers.com are known for providing top-notch taxi services in Lachung, North Sikkim. We offer a variety of vehicles, including Innova, Xylo, Sumo, and Bolero, for convenient travel. Our taxi services extend from Bagdogra Airport, NJP, Siliguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Gangtok, and Pelling to Lachung at competitive prices. Additionally, we provide taxi services for sightseeing in Lachung, including visits to Yumthang Valley, Yumesamdong Zero Point, and Katao.

Lachung Tour Itinerary - 1 Night 2 Days Taxi Packages 


Day 1: Gangtok to Lachung (122 KMS / 6-8 HRS)

  • Start your journey after obtaining the necessary permits.

  • Visit Tashi View Point, Butterfly or Seven Sister Waterfalls (depending on road conditions), Mangan Valley (lunch break), Singhik Waterfalls, Naga Waterfalls, Toong Check Post, and Chumthang Valley (a tea/snack stop).

  • Arrive in Lachung by 5-6 pm. Rest at your hotel or explore Lachung in the evening.

Day 2: Lachung - Yumthang Valley - Gangtok (172 KMS / 8-10 HRS)

  • Depart from your Lachung hotel at 7:00 am and head to Yumthang Valley.

  • En route, visit Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Hot Water Spot.

  • Return to Lachung by 12 noon and proceed to Gangtok.

  • Reach Gangtok by 6-7 pm, and enjoy your evening exploring Gangtok independently.


Lachung Tour Itinerary - 2 Nights 3 Days Taxi Packages 

For those who wish to extend their adventure, we offer a 2-night, 3-day tour Taxi package starting at Rs. 11,999. 

Taxi Permits and Entry Rules for Lachung

Indian Tourists: To visit Lachung, Indian tourists require a special permit, which can be arranged by travel agents in Sikkim or government authorities. You'll need two passport-size photos for each person over 5 years old and a valid ID with an address proof (e.g., Voter ID, Passport, or Driving License) for individuals over 5 years old.

Foreign Tourists: Foreign tourists can visit Lachung with a special permit, typically arranged by travel agents in Sikkim or government authorities. You'll need four copies each of your Passport and Visa, as well as four copies of the Inner Line Permit (ILP), which is obtained at the Sikkim border in Rangpo or Melli before entering Sikkim. Additionally, four passport-size photos are required.

Taxi Routes to Lachung Valley

There are two main routes to reach Lachung:

  • Gangtok to Lachung Valley.

  • NJP, Bagdogra, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Pelling to Lachung via Mangan.

Lachung Distances and Travel Times

  • Gangtok to Lachung Valley: 125 kms

  • Lachung to Yumthang Valley: 24 kms

  • Yumthang Valley to Yumesamdong Zero Point: 28 kms

Accommodation in Lachung

Lachung offers a variety of accommodation options, including both normal and luxury hotels as well as homestays. You can book accommodations directly or through travel agents.

The Best Time to Visit Lachung Valley, North Sikkim

The best time to explore Lachung in North Sikkim is during March, April, May, June, September, October, and November. The months of July and August see many road closures due to heavy rainfall and landslides. Additionally, December, January, and February may not be ideal for those sensitive to cold weather.

Frequently Asked Questions: lachung taxi and permit 

  • How long does it take to reach Lachung from Gangtok by taxi?

    • It typically takes 6-8 hours to reach Lachung from Gangtok by taxi, though travel times can vary based on traffic and weather conditions.

  • Is it safe to travel to Lachung by taxi?

    • Yes, traveling to Lachung by taxi is safe, especially when booking with a trusted tour operator like SikkimTravellers.com.

  • Can I book a taxi for a round trip to Lachung?

    • Absolutely, you can book a taxi for a round trip to Lachung, with round trip fares generally more cost-effective than one-way fares.