Literally meaning the Big Pass, Lachen is home to the Lachenpas, northerners belonging to the Bhutia community of Sikkim. The forefathers of the present day inhabitants built the hamlet along the grassy mountain slopes in a magnificent natural setting against a backdrop of imposing snow capped peaks, glaciers and rock cliffs. The village today is in a picturesque valley amidst mixed conifer and Rhododendron forests.
Located at an altitude of 8838 feet, about 120 km from Gangtok, Lachen is believed to be one of the most scenic village in all of Sikkim. Nearby villages of Rabom, Chaten, Talem, yakthang, Kalep, Samdong and Thangu from a lager part of Lachen.
Foot trails to Mt. Kanchendzonga and Mt. Sinolchu the most beautiful peak being at your doorstep in Lachen
The doorstep of the Apple Orchard Resort, that is built of wood and stone, locally available construction materials, the Apple Orchard Resort with eleven spacious deluxe rooms with all modern amenities, could in itself be the sole reason of the visit to Lachen.
Owned and managed by karma & Chopel , the exquisitely landscaped resort is set amidst a real apple orchard where you could be plucking apples while you roam around the ample space that is an integral part of the Apple Orchard other attractions.
lachen Valley stretches out you, as you step out from whichever room you are in as every room opens out into the garden and a splendid view of the waterfalls encrusted mountain opposite appears.
More in tune with nature than being just eco-friendly, the Apple Orchard, is a resort that blends in with the scenic splendor, enveloped as it is by the pristine forest at its upper reaches and its stone cobbled walk abouts
Even the residential buildings are kept aloof from the more commercial aspects of the resort and you will find that the dining area, the reception lounge and lobby are housed in a separate building.
Rooms have heaters.
Hot water bags are standard.
Tea Coffee maker.
In house generator.
Epabx Phone in all rooms .
Geysers in all rooms.
Rooms have eco-friendly wooden flooring and paneling.