Chungthang - Chungthang, located near the confluence of Lachen and Lachung Chu and the starting point of river Teesta, has emerged as a major sub-divisional town of North Sikkim. It is the nodal junction for the two historic passes, Lachen and Lachung. The valley is believed to have been blessed by Guru Padmasambhava and one can visit the Holy Guru Lhedo to see his foot prints. It is rich in biodiversity with a variety of orchids & plants. It is 95 kilometers from Gangtok, 23 kilometers from Lachung and 28 kilometers from Lachen. Magnificent Bema Water falls can be seen 15 kilometers away, on way to Lachung.