Lachen is a tranquil little town located in the North Sikkim district. The name of the town which is slowly turning out to be a popular tourist destination means 'Big Pass' and is off late being promoted by the Sikkim Government as a tourist hotspot. Lachen being extremely scenic and effluent in wildlife, it would interest almost every travel enthusiast.
In Lachen as well as parts of North Sikkim, a traditional administrative system is in practice to follow rules and regulation and the same is called Dzumsa. In this self government system, a headman called 'Pipon' chairs the community and is entrusted to settle all the disputes in a democratic way. Also, the unique annual Yak Race called the Thangu takes place at Lachen every year.
The population of the town of Lachen is very less. It comes up to just about a 1000 people altogether.
Tourist places In and Around Lachen
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The beast season to visit Lachen in Sikkim is between the months of November and June. The weather remains pleasant during the time.