Trade & Travel
About 115 km to the north of
Gangtok in the picturesque Lachung valley is Snowlion Mountain Resort, the ultimate in comfort
and hospitality. The multistoried hotel has a
beautiful natural setting with towing hills and
snowy peaks surrounding it on all sides. Situated
at an altitude of 3,500m, you will b overwhelmed
by the peace and quiet found here. The resort has
27 rooms with attached bath. Food is served in the
dining room on the first floor.
Your adventure begins the moment you set out on
the seven -hour journey to Lachung. The winding
road passes through Kabi Longstok where the blood
brotherhood treaty between Lepcha and Tibetan
chiefs was signed in the 13th
century, the magnificent Naga and Bhim Nala
waterfalls, and the Hold Roack at Chungthang
blessed by Guru Rimpoche.
Upon arrival at the hotel, high tea is served,
followed by dinner at nine. If, after dinner you
do not wish to retire early, you can sit around
the fire place and soak in the homely and peaceful
ambiance of the place.
The reason for halting at Lachung for
is that it is on the way to Yumthang - a veritable
paradise with its alpine scenery, grazing yaks and
While returning from Yumthang in the afternoon,
the tour takes you to Lachung Monastery, the
cottage industry and the helipad.