Lachung is a small, quiet village located on the banks of its namesake river - one of the two, the other being Lachen, that go on to form the Teesta river. With the tourism trade increasing, this village has blossomed into the gateway for tourists visiting Yumthang valley and Yumesondong Zero Point. From an accommodation availability perspective there are numerous hotels from the budget to the luxurious (Yarlam Resorts). This hotel was arranged by our tour operator and when we reached at around 08:00 PM on a rainy, cold night in May, our expectations were only of getting a clean room with a warm bed. Our expectations were exceeded many times by this boutique hotel. It is one of the best hotels in the affordable range - Yarlam isn't affordable for the normal traveller, and offers excellent 360 degree view of the towering, snowcapped mountain peaks all around, a view of the Lachung river meandering below, excellent hot food (exactly like how we'd cook at home) served in a quaint nook of the kitchen, and personalized care by the proprietor, Tenzing Thendup Lachungpa, himself. The hotel has 10 rooms, with the rooms on the middle floor having balconies. But even for the rooms without balconies, you just need to go up to the terrace or the main hotel balcony to be able to get a clear, unobstructed view of the snowcapped mountains. The proprietor is coming up with a larger property next door as well which is expected to be up and running by the end of this year. Our advise would be to definitely stay for at least 2 nights in Lachung, book in advance, and go with the MAP option since there aren't any restaurants around for you to eat out and the food served here is yummy anyway.