Yumthang:An eternal place in the Lap of Nature

Yumthang is a magical place in the travel dictionary of North Sikkim and situated in the extreme corner of the Eastern Himalayas.Not known by many,this place offers a breath taking view of the Mighty Himalayas and a tributary of the river Teesta flows past the valley.This place is actually a silent valley in North Sikkim and also known by the name Valley of Flowers of the East.

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We reached Lachung by traveling a distance of around 12 hours in car to acclimatize the day and spend the night at the lodge and get ready the next day for travel to Yumthang valley.Lachung is actually the gateway to the valley and proper arrangements available for travelers to spend the night in proximity with the Himalayan serenity.It takes around 1 hour to reach Yumthang from Lachung but the place remains covered with snow during maximum time of the year so the proper season to visit this valley would be around March-April.

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After reaching Yumthang,there were the dense forests of mighty Himalayas and the sweet chirping sounds of the birds and the high flowing stream of the river Teesta that stole our breadth and we got lost in the beauty and the magnificence of the enigmatic divinity.Few tea stalls were available in the region we had to wear our woolen clothes tight to beat the bitter coldness across the region.Yumthang is actually a beautiful place in the lap of Nature among rhodendrons and wild flowers and the presence of natural snow makes it really splendid and magnificent and a wonderful destination to witness the grandiosity of the mighty Himalayas.

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