15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Chungthang Valley, Sikkim

Lachen river flowing through Chungthang valley before confluence with Lachung river in Sikkim, India. Chungthang, Sikkim Chungthang is a small town at the confluence of Lachen and Lachung rivers. Here the river Teesta, the lifeline of Sikkim is formed. The two most picturesque and common tourist destinations of North Sikkim, Lachen and Lachung, can be reached only through Chungthang. The North Sikkim Highway coming from Gangtok via Mongan bifurcates here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2016
Date Uploaded: 05.2017
Photo Location: Chungthang, Sikkim , India
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © Prakhar Tripathi