Soaring, rock-pinnacled valley walls embroidered with long ribbons of waterfall surround the isolated if widely scattered village/hotel-centre of Lachung. Near the central bridge you can zipline across the river from tiny Dzongten Cafe, rent mountain bikes, or stroll uphill for around 20 minutes to find the colourful little Lachung Gompa. However, the main reason anyone comes here is to get a dawn start for day-trip drives to the picture-perfect, peak-rimmed meadow of Yumthang and, permits permitting, 30 km further to Zero Point.