Katao is a popular destination near Lachung that lies at a distance of 28 kilometers with panoramic view of snow capped peaks of the Himalayas. it is a rival to Yumthang in beauty. Usually Tour to here is not included in normal packages. The tour can be arranged from Lachung at an additional cost. It is known as “Switzerland “ of Sikkim. It is filled with ice everywhere and considered as ‘Heaven “ on earth.
A military check-post is nearby. it remains under ice cover in March-April. May-June and September-November seasons are the best time to visit this place. The valley is around 24 km from Lachung.