Kolkata: Airtel has become the first private telecommunications operator to offer services in Lachen. The tourists often find it a problem to connect to their family members in the cool regions of Lachen and Yumthang. Lachen is a town in North Sikkim district. With a tower installed at an altitude of 9360 feet, Airtel has enabled seamless connectivity in Lachen enabling customers to easily stay connected to their dear and near ones. The services were launched in the presence of Pepan – Head of Lachen apart from the Heads of the Lama Community; Lachen Gram Panchayat and senior Army officials.
Situated at an altitude of over 2700 meters, Lachen meaning “big pass” is a growing popular tourist place famous for the panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains that it provides apart from the abundant wildlife.