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Snow Retreat

Sikkim, Lachen
INR 1,595.00
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Terms and Conditions

Rates offered and Terms and conditions mentioned are indicative and may be subject to change as per hotel's policy

  • Package valid till 31st March 2019.
  • Package can be extended on Pro-rata basis.
  • Tariff & Taxes are subject to change without prior notice.
  • As per Govt norm Guests are required to present your photo ID Proof such as Adhaar Card, Passport, Voter ID or Driving License at the time of Check in at the hotel.
  • These rates are not applicable during Christmas & New Year period. Please get in touch with us for the same.
  • Supplementary charges may also be applicable during Long weekends, Public Holidays and Festival time such as Diwali, etc.
Hotel Description

Hotel Snow Retreat is a Deluxe hotel in Lachen, retains a freshness which is very appealing and an ideal stay on the way to Gurudongmer Lake. Hotel offers well maintained rooms and balcony, friendly front office and the service staff who try to make vacationers stay at Hotel Snow Retreat worthwhile. This hotel is well-suited for families & holiday travelers.

Hotel Details

Hotel Type: Resort
Star Rating: Economy
Address: Lachen, Sikkim

Getting There
By Air

The nearest airport to Lachen is paro airport, lachung which is 90 km away from Lachen city centre.

By Rail

The nearest railway station to Lachen is Siliguri Jn Train Station Junction which is 111 km away from the Lachen.

By Road

Lachen is about 129 km from Gangtok, and can be reached via a six-hour road journey. A short two-day-long trekking route also connects Yumthang Valley to Lachen.

Hotel Facilities
  • Travel Desk
  • Jain Food
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • Veg & Non Veg Food
  • Tea & Coffee Maker
  • LCD Television
  • Laundry
Recreational Facilities
  • Balcony
Other Facilities
  • Driver Accommodation
  • Lawns
  • Power Backup
  • Intercom
  • Car Parking
  • Hot/Cold Water
City Description


Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district in the Indian state of Sikkim. It is located at an elevation of 2,750 metres. The name Lachen means "big pass". The town is being promoted as a tourist destination by the Sikkimese government. The town forms the base to the Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake. An annual yak race, the Thangu is held here in summer.

Destination Facts:

Location: Sikkim, District North Sikkim.
Altitude: 8500 feet.
Temperature: 4 to 12 degrees Celsius (40 to 55 °F)
Languages Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Limbu,Newari, Rai, Gurung, Mangar,Sherpa, Tamang and Sunwar.

Getting There:

Nearest Airport: The nearest Domestic Airport is Bagdogra Airport, roughly four and half hour drive from Lachen. Scheduled flights are available from cities such as New Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. There is an availability of the flights from International destinations such as Paro and Bangkok.
Main Railway Station: The nearest Railway Station is Darjeeling Railway Station which is connected to the major cities of Sikkim and is 171 kms from the town. It is linked with the cities like Siliguri, Sukna, Tindharia, Mahanadi, Dilaram, Sonada, Jorebungalow and Ghum.
Main Bus Station or Road Direct: Lachen is 54 kms from Mangan, 117 Kms from Gangtok, 135 kms from Rumtek, 148 kms from Kalimpong, 173 kms from Darjeeling, 190 kms from Siliguri, 195 kms from Aritar, 232 kms from Jalpaiguri, 257 kms from Islampur, 388 kms from Pratapganj and is connected through Sikkim State Road Transport Corporation (SSRTC) and some private travel services.

Distance of a Few Major Towns from Lachen:

Gangtok – 117 kms, Lachung – 44 kms, Mangan – 50 kms & Rumtek – 114 kms.

Eating Around:

Lachen is primarily rice eating. Rice, potato and pork is the staple food. Rice is also supplemented by noodles, local breads (chapati) and other local dishes like corn and Sikkimese momo etc.

Places of Tourist Interest:

The Lachen Monastery: The monastery is referred as the Launching Gompa and was originally built in 1806. It shelters the community's religious beliefs, with allegiance to the Nyingmapa sect of Mahayana Buddhism. Inside the monastery is placed the beautiful statue of Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpochi. Prayer wheels are constructed on the outskirts of the monastery to offer an auspicious reception to visitors.

Singba Rhododendron Santury: The Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary is located near Lachen village in the Yumthang Valley and is among the 6 sanctuaries of Khangchendzonga National Park. It is majorly famous for having over 40 varieties of Rhododendrons. It is blessed with rich and varied fauna which includes: Primulas, the serow, Potentillas, Saxifrages, Blood pheasant, Gentians, Poppies goral and Common hill partridge, etc.

Gurudongmar Lake: At 17400 ft asl Gurudongmar lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It offers a stunning himalayan panorama and a must visit for any nature lover.

Thangu: Thangu, situated at an altitude of 13,500 ft. is about two hours drive from Lachen. It is a small village where the visitors usually acclimatize before they proceed to Guru-Dongmar Lake, Muguthang or Cho Lhamu (source of River Teesta). A tourist Guest House at Chopta Valley, has been recently constructed over looking Thangu.

Additional Remarks

Best Time to Visit:

October to March is the best time of visit.


Lampokhari Tourism Festival: It is celebrated in the month of March and April and is marked with boating in the Lampokhari Lake, horse Equestrian activity around the Lake, conservational archery contest and short treks to hilltops and scenic points. The festival offers visitors cultural shows, exotic flowers and local ethnic cuisine to excite your taste buds.

Shopping And Entertainment

Woolen blankets & carpets, wood carved furniture, handicrafts, Choktse tables, etc.

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