When to visit Yumthang- the valley of the Flora

Located in the part of North Sikkim, Yumthang Valley is a paradise on Earth. This valley is filled with natural wonders and picturesque beauty.

It seems as if a painter has put his wild imagination on to the canvas of the Mother Nature. This is also good that brings you endless happiness and is capable to make you think that ‘you should spend the rest of your life here’ or ‘what you are doing with your life stuck in traffic or making money!’

So, to freshen up your mind, plan a short trip to Yumthang Valley of Flowers to witness the beauty and breathtaking scenario of this valley!

Let’s guide you!

Best time to plan your trip!!

This place offers a gorgeous attraction in itself which demands a complete tour of its own. Since mountains and flowing rivers surround the place, any time of the year is perfect to visit.

However, if you are looking for the best time to visit Yumthang then February to March is the ideal times for witnessing the blooming flowers then make sure to plan from late February to mid-June. Though if you are a lover of exploring places then is also the best time to visit Yumthang Valley for you to explore the unique things present there.

How to reach!!

The nearest accommodation can be found only from Lachung. Due to bumpy roads and unpredictable weather conditions, it is advisable to halt for a night at Lachung before traveling to Yumthang Valley the next day.

Distance: 72 kilometers
Time: 2 hours and 42 minutes

Activities you can indulge yourself here!!

A hidden gem of Sikkim, this valley offers lots of things for tourists to do while staying here. So why not try out some of them!

1.Visit the serene beautiful town of Lachen!

Located at a height of 2,750 meters, Lachen is a gorgeous town in North Sikkim. You can book a tour from the best tour and travel agency in Siliguri and make a trip to this little town for sure. You will not just witness the breathtaking views but also trek to Chopta Valley and Gurudongmar Lake!

2.Stroll amidst the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary!

A famous sanctuary to be mentioned, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is an incredible tourist attraction of this valley. The most exciting thing is you can witness around forty species of rhododendron trees and plant here to treat the nature admirer within.

Remember one thing; do not forget to take your camera along!

3.Spend peaceful time along the Yumthang Chu!!

Being a favorite sight, Yumthang Chu is the most famous river you would come across on your way towards Yumthang Valley. The sight itself and the sound of the crystal clear water will soothe your weary mind and soul.

4.Trek up to the ultimate Zero Point!!

Located 23 kilometers away from Yumthang, a place called Zero Point is a popular destination. Since this is where the road ends, and the views of three rivers meeting and snow-clad mountains, a drive till this point is one of the best things to do in Sikkim.

All you would want is to see snow and enjoy a bowl of hot Maggie here which wouldn’t be disappointing!

Tips before traveling to Yumthang Valley!!

•Make sure you plan your trip during the best time to admire the magnificent views.
•As the valley is close to the China border, an entry permit is a must.
•You must carry warm woolen clothes irrespective of the season.
•Do not forget to carry essentials and medicines in case of altitude sickness.
•Stay at Lachung for a night then travel to Yumthang the next morning.
•You must wear comfortable shoes.

Sikkim is a gorgeous hill-station and Yumthang does prove it very well. With so much to do and see you might not feel like missing out any magical wonders of this place. So just pick a date and plan your holiday soon!