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    Lachung Monastery - The Lachung Monastery also known as Lachen Gompa is an old Buddhist monastery of Sikkim situated in the Lachen Valley of North Sikkim. This monastery lies at an altitude of 2750 m and also forms the base for the Green Lake trekking and mountaineering activities in Sikkim. It was built in 1806 and belongs to the Nyingmapa sect of Mahayana Buddhism. It has been reconstructed once in 1979. This monastery houses some religious beliefs of the Buddhist community along with the statue of Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpochi. There is also a prayer wheel constructed at the entrance of this monastery to welcome tourists to the Handicraft and Handloom Centre under the rural tourist scheme. Several village festivities also form a part of this monastery. 

     

    Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary - Out of the six sanctuaries of Khangchendzonga National Park, the closest one to the village of Lachen is the Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. This sanctuary is situated in the Yumthang Valley of North Sikkim and covers a total area of 43 sq km. As its name suggests, it is most popularly known for having over 40 varieties of Rhododendrons. Apart from this, the sanctuary also contains some diverse species of primulas, potentillas, gentians, saxifrages, and poppies. It is also known for its variety of fauna which includes the serow, goral, blood pheasant, common hill partridge, etc. The endangered species of tiger-vivet is also found here.

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    Lachung Monastery - The Lachung Monastery also known as Lachen Gompa is an old Buddhist monastery of Sikkim situated in the Lachen Valley of North Sikkim. This monastery lies at an altitude of 2750 m and also forms the base for the Green Lake trekking and mountaineering activities in Sikkim. It was built in 1806 and belongs to the Nyingmapa sect of Mahayana Buddhism. It has been reconstructed once in 1979. This monastery houses some religious beliefs of the Buddhist community along with the statue of Guru Padmasambhava or Guru Rinpochi. There is also a prayer wheel constructed at the entrance of this monastery to welcome tourists to the Handicraft and Handloom Centre under the rural tourist scheme. Several village festivities also form a part of this monastery. 

     

    Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary - Out of the six sanctuaries of Khangchendzonga National Park, the closest one to the village of Lachen is the Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary. This sanctuary is situated in the Yumthang Valley of North Sikkim and covers a total area of 43 sq km. As its name suggests, it is most popularly known for having over 40 varieties of Rhododendrons. Apart from this, the sanctuary also contains some diverse species of primulas, potentillas, gentians, saxifrages, and poppies. It is also known for its variety of fauna which includes the serow, goral, blood pheasant, common hill partridge, etc. The endangered species of tiger-vivet is also found here.

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