Yumthang is popularly known as ‘Valley of Flowers’ as in the months of April and May, the valley gets filled with beautiful flowers like Rhododendrons, Primulae, Alpine and more. It also happens to be situated at what is called "the tree-line", the altitude above which there are no trees. You can stroll through this charming expanse of greenery, dotted with wonderful wildflowers, and watch the river which is flowing through the Valley.
Yumthang Valley Tour Packages
List of Yumthang Holiday Packages
Gangtok - Lachung – Yumthang – Gangtok - DarjeelingTrip Highlights
- Visit colorful Yumthang Valley
- Yak ride at Tsomgo Lake, Gangtok
- Visit tea estates & Monestery of Darjeeling
- Visit Lachung Monastery
- Enjoy Toy Train ride in Darjeeling
Faqs on Yumthang
Ques: Where Yumthang is located?
Ans: Yumthang is situated at a height of 11,800 feet in Himalayan Mountain at approx. 150 Kms from Gangtok of Sikkim State. It is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty.
Ques: Why Yumthang is called a Valley of Flowers of Sikkim?
Ans: Yumthang is located at the end of the tree line which makes the flora of the region unique. It has not only Trees and Rhododendrons but all numerous low growing Himalayan flowering shrubs. The Valley is full of a dense bed of Rhododendrons and various flowers for miles and miles which bloom from April to May end.
Ques: How far is Yumthang from Lachung?
Ans: Yumthang is approx 23 Kms far from Lachung?
Ques: Why Yumthang is famous?
Ans: Yumthang is famous for Rhododendron flowers & Hot Spring.
Ques: When Rhododendron flowers do bloom?
Ans: April to May Rhododendron flowers bloom in Yumthang Valley.
Ques: How can we reach Yumthang Valley?
Ans: You can drive to Yumthang Valley from Lachung which is at approx. 23 Kms and shall take one and half hour journey. Lachung is further connected to Gangtok which is at 5 Hours drive.
Ques: Can we go Yumthang from Gangtok directly?
Ans: Indian Holiday does not recommend to drive to Yumthang from Gangtok directly which takes approx. 8 Hrs drive in hills.
Ques: What is Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary?
Ans: The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is located in Yumthang valley in North Sikkim. The place is very rich in natural vegetation cover and comprises of various species of plants & trees.
Ques: What is the best time for skiing in Yumthang?
Ans: February is the best time for skiing.
Ques: What is Zero Point?
Ans: Zero Point (Yumesamdong) is situated at the elevation of 15,300 ft. and 25 Kms from Yumthang. This place is often called "Zero Point" because there is no motorable road after this place and the visitors are not permitted to go beyond this point due to its proximity to the Chinese border.
Ques: Everybody can visit Zero Point?
Ans: The oxygen level is very less in Zero point. So people with breathing problems, Asthma, Heart disease should avoid to visit Zero point.
Ques: How far is Mount katao from Lachung?
Ans: Mount Katao is 28 Kms from Lachung at an altitude of 15,000 feet. One has to get permit from army to visit this region.
Ques: Where we can stay at Yumthang?
Ans: You will get an Accommodation at Lachung only which is at One and half an hour drive from Yumthang. Some of the recommended Hotels are Yarlum Resort, Snow Lion Mountain Resort, Le Coxy Hotel.
Ques: How many days do you recommend for Yumthang Visit?
Ans: Since you can not drive to Yumthang directly therefore including your stay of Gangtok and Lachung, minimum number of nights will be required 3-4.