Explore The Valley Of Flowers In North Sikkim

Explore The Valley Of Flowers In North Sikkim


Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim is popularly known as the Valley of Flowers due to its magical surroundings packed with colorful rhododendrons and picturesque beauty. The serene river streams, zillion flowers, and spectacular views of the mountains from Yumthang will surely leave you amazed. 

If you’re planning to visit Sikkim on your next vacation then you must add Yumthang Valley to your bucket list. You can easily book a Sikkim car rental from a recognized agency to explore the destination with proper comfort, guidance, and safety. 

Best Time To Visit 

Yumthang is situated 140 km away from Gangtok at an elevation of 11,693 ft. The flowing rivers, natural beauty, and surrounding mountains make it a perfect destination that can be visited throughout the year. However, if you want to witness the valley with colorful and blooming flowers, then the best time to visit is during February and June. 

Additionally, if you’re fond of snow-capped mountains and a clear sky then you can visit this place during September and December. Most people visit Yumthang during February and March because this time, you can observe the beautiful Losar festival as well as a valley full of vibrant flowers. Due to the high altitude, it is always recommended to avoid visiting this place during the winter and rainy season. 

Places To Visit 

  • Yumthang Hot Spring

Yumthang Hot Spring also known as Yume Sandong Hot Spring is a famous tourist attraction. Many tourists and locals take a dip in the hot spring and believe that it has medicinal properties due to its rich content of sulfur. The surprising fact of this spring is that the water always remains around 50 degrees Celsius even in that cold temperature. 

  • Yumthang Chu

On your way towards the Yumthang valley, you can spend some peaceful time across the banks of Yumthang Chu. The surreal sound of the water streams, crystal clear water, and peaceful ambiance will leave you with a soothing mind. You must book an appropriate Sikkim car rental package that includes an elaborate tour of Yumthang Valley. 

  • Lachen

Your trip to Yumthang Valley will be incomplete if you don’t visit the alluring Lachen town. This is the gateway to Tso Lhamu and Gurdongmar lakes, which is a perfect holiday destination to witness unbelievable natural beauty. If you’re an adventure lover then you can also indulge in trekking at this place. 

  • Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is the most popular attraction in Yumthang because here you can witness more than 40 varieties of rhododendrons of different colors glittering across the streams of Yumthang Chu. This place is also great for clicking some amazing pictures amidst the multicolored hues. 

  • Zero Point 

Zero Point is a tourist attraction that is only 23 km away from Yumthang Valley. This is a point where all roads end and the only thing you can see here is the juncture of three rivers and the snow-capped mountain ranges. If you are a snow lover then you will surely enjoy this place.

To explore all of these attention-grabbing places in Yumthang Valley with no hassle, you must book a Sikkim car rental. Before visiting the place, you must also remember the fact that Yumthang is a protected area so don’t forget to take a permit from the office of Gangtok Tourism.  

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