Sikkim, the most mystifying Himalayan State claims its rightful pride of place for its unparallel natural beauty and exotic flora and fauna. Be it the mighty Himalayan heights or the meandering River Teesta and Rangit or even the simplicity of its people, Sikkim beckons tourists for more reasons than one. One of the most breathtaking places in North Sikkim is this realtively small Bhutia village ---- LACHUNG. Sprawled on the bank of Lachung Chu, Lachung is known to retain its unique culture and tradition. The Lachung Monastery perched on the slope opposite the highway is the focal point of all religious functions of local inhabitants. The serene beauty of the monastery itself lures people from all over. Lachung is increasingly emerging as a tourist destination with the soaring popularity of Yumthang Valley.