Yumthang:Valley Of Rhodendrons and Heavenly Flowers

Tripoto
18th Apr 2015

Yumthang Valley

Photo of Yumthang Valley by Somnath

Picturesque at Gangtok

Photo of Picturesque at Gangtok by Somnath

On the way from Yumthang to Zero Point

Photo of On the way from Yumthang to Zero Point by Somnath

Lachung

Photo of Lachung by Somnath

Yumthang

Photo of Yumthang by Somnath

Yumthang to Zero Point

Photo of Yumthang to Zero Point by Somnath

Yumthang valley

Photo of Yumthang valley by Somnath

Tributary of Teesta

Photo of Tributary of Teesta by Somnath

Yumthang Valley

Photo of Yumthang Valley by Somnath

Lachung

Photo of Lachung by Somnath

Yumthang Valley

Photo of Yumthang Valley by Somnath

Yumthang

Photo of Yumthang by Somnath

Yumthang

Photo of Yumthang by Somnath

Yumthang

Photo of Yumthang by Somnath

The Mighty Kanchenjunga

Photo of The Mighty Kanchenjunga by Somnath

If one is planning to add any place to their wishlist before they die then it is Yumthang.In the lush green pastures of Sikkim lies this silent valley.Quite a serene place in the Lap of Himalayas this place is evergreen throughout the year and home to various species of rhodendrons and the state flower.

One of the major attractions of this region is the sky combination which are a mixture of fog,sunlight and mist.The Yumthang Valley according to me is the Exquisite Valley of the Heavenly Flowers.

NJP-New Jalpaiguri is an important railway station in the Eastern Zone..The Siliguri Town is at a distance of half an hour from NJP..Taxis and private cars are available from NJP to places like Darjeeling,Gangtok,Peling,Yuksom,etc.
Gangtok,the capital of Sikkim is one of the charming and enchanting places in Eastern India and can be reached by travelling 6 hrs from NJP..The MIghty Kanchenjunga and Worlds 3rd Highest peak is visible from here. One should plan his stay at Gangtok as there are lot of attractions in the city which includes the city mall,Flower Garden,etc.
Lachung is a town at North East Sikkim and can be reached from Gangtok at a motorable distance of 10 hrs.Most of the inhabitants at Lahung are of Lepcha descent.This town remains closed in winters due to heavy snowfall..The best time to visit this place is Mar-April.The Rhodendron valley Trek also starts from Lachung which has the famous Monastery. There is a permit required to visit this place and one can attain it from Gangtok itself.The road to Lachung from Gangtok is one of the toughest roads in the world and involves passing huge rocks,waterfalls in the mid way. Accomodation is available at a cheap rate for tourists which includes the car charges,hotel stay and food.It is advisable to stay atleast 2 nights at Lachung to see the grandeur of the Eastern Himalayas .
Yumthang popularly known as the Valley Of Flowers in the East is a grazing pasture surrounded by Himalayan mountains.This Valley has various types of Rhodendrons and a tributary of the river Teesta flows past the valley. There is a forest rest house at Yumthang and is the only source of accommodation in this Valley.Reservations in this rest house should be made prior to arrival at this valley. The site offers enchanting views of the Mighty Himalayas and all flower lovers can see the Sikkim Blushwort flower here.The entire weather during Mar-Apr is very soothing and pleasant and offers spectacular and hypnotizing views of Mother Nature which can leave any traveller blind folded.