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Yumthang Valley

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1For the picturesque views of the valley
For the picturesque views of the valley

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj shares, “Absolutely Stunning Yumthang Valley!...Yumthang Valley which is an unbelievably beautiful place, spent another 45 minutes there, these three places are a photographer's delightful place, please take your best camera to catch the action live

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2For its view from Zero Point and trekking
For its view from Zero Point and trekking

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mustafa Hussain says, “Snow in May; Zero point is an hour drive from Yumthang valley. Being located at more than 13,000 feet above sea level, it has snow all around the year. We went in the last week of May, and there was a lot of snow for everyone to play with. It also provides you some breathtaking views of the Yumthang valley. Lack of oxygen at this height makes it a little more difficult to enjoy the snow, but still definitely worth a visit.”

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3For the snow capped mountains
For the snow capped mountains

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mustafa Hussain says, “Zero point is an hour drive from Yumthang valley. Being located at more than 13K feet above sea level, it has snow around the year. We went in the last week of May, and surely there was a lot of snow for everyone to play with. It also provides you with some breathtaking views of the Yumthang valley.

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4For the breathtaking views of snow clad peaks
For the breathtaking views of snow clad peaks

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mustafa Hussain adds, “Zero point is an hour drive from Yumthang valley. Being located at more than 13K feet above sea level, it has snow around the year. ...It also provides you with some breathtaking views of the Yumthang valley. ”

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5To have hot black tea and Maggie in the freezing Yumthang Valley
To have hot black tea and Maggie in the freezing Yumthang Valley

HolidayIQ Reviewer S.M.Bega Raaj adds,  At 7.40 am, we reached Lachung and immediately started our journey to Yumthang Valley, it's about 24 km and takes 1.5 hours to reach there. The flowing river is very beautiful and we had hot black tea, Maggie, and bread-butter. The views from the Zero point was absolutely stunning, spent about 45 minutes there, as it is very cold I have to return back to Yumthang Valley which is an unbelievably beautiful place, spent another 45 minutes there, these three places are a photographer's delightful place, please take your best camera to catch the action live. We made memories of a lifetime here.

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Reviews (24)

Sai Vikas

Sai Vikas5.0/5

1 review

Beautiful place I have ever seen in my life

Every body should visit this place once in their life time. The journey to the top of the hill will too good and I believe you had never experienced like that adventure ride never before . I hope you guys mark a date to go their and leave you comments to help others

Rohan Lohia

Rohan Lohia5.0/5

1 review

One of the most beautiful places I have visited

A surreal destination. It might be a bit difficult for unfit or old people to travel and the road is a bumpy too. But overall everything is worth it. If you visit Yungthang make it a point to visit Zero Point. Completely covered in snow and the best thing about it is that there are very few tourists

Yumthang Valley Overview

Yumthang Valley is a grazing pasture located in the North Sikkim district, in the state of Sikkim. The valley is bounded by the Himalayas and is located 150 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. The valley is situated at an altitude of 11800 feet and close to Tibet. Lachung is the nearest place to the valley, which provides a base to stay and explore the valley.

History of Yumthang ValleyYumthang Valley is one of the most visited places in the North East. The valley is in proximity to the Chinese border, due to which it was closed to visitors earlier. It was opened for visitors few years ago; now, travellers from across the world come to Yumthang Valley for its mountain peaks and natural surroundings.

Things to do in Yumthang ValleyYumthang Valley is known for its Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. It has around twenty-four species of rhododendron (the state flower). Rhododendron and primula flowers bloom in spring season. The road between Lachung and Yumthang stays covered with rhododendron flowers on both sides, during the month of April and May, due to which it is called the Valley of flowers. The road to Yumthang from Gangtok moves alongside the Teesta River and passes over the Rang Rang suspension bridge.

One of the major tourist attractions of this place includes Chungthang, the Sikkim countryside. Apart from that, visitors can explore nearby places like Lachung and Kangchendzonga National Park alongside the valley. Yumthang Valley is mostly visited by people who are interested in trekking. Yumthang Valley packages provide tourists various itineraries which combine sightseeing, activities and hotel stays.


Travelling to Yumthang ValleyTo reach Yumthang Valley by air, the nearest airport is Bagdogra in West Bengal. It is 124 km from the valley and connected to the three major cities of Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati. The airport is connected to Gangtok by helicopter services. Rail service is also available from Kolkata to New Jalpaiguri. Gangtok is nearly 15 km from this place by road.

Travel tips for Yumthang ValleyYumthang remains closed between December and March due to heavy snowfall. Since this is a mountainous region, there can be dramatic changes in weather. So, visitors should always be prepared adequately. It is always useful to carry rain gear and clothing in layers. Comfortable, sturdy walking boots are also necessary. For visiting this place, foreigners need a permit from the tourism department of Sikkim.

Accommodation options in Yumthang ValleyThere is very limited accommodation facility in the valley. Hotels are mostly clustered in Chungthang which is the last major town about an hour from Lachung, where tourists can stay overnight. Travellers can also stay at Lachung from where Yumthang is an hour’s drive.

Photos of Yumthang Valley

Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

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Jyothi Bhat

View of the mountains
Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

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Tarak Mishra

View of the mountains
Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

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Santanu Roy

Yumthang Valley
Yumthang Valley, Sikkim

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Santanu Roy

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