Travel Tips: Plan to visit Yumthang Valley of Sikkim in the summer, you will not feel like coming back!


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There is such a beautiful place in Sikkim which will give you a heavenly experience. We are talking about Yumthang Valley. Located about 140 km north of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, this valley is also known as the "Valley of Flowers". Here you can see various beautiful flowers blooming. If you are planning a trip to Sikkim, do not forget to visit this place. Situated at an altitude of 3,564 metres, this valley is a prime destination for adventure and nature lovers.

Why is Yumthang Valley special?

Yumthang Valley is especially known for its stunning views. The valley is home to more than 24 species of rhododendron flowers (the state flower) that bloom from February to June. The valley also has several hot springs that are known to cure various skin diseases. You can also enjoy activities like trekking and camping here.


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Essential Tips for Yumthang Valley

Always plan your trip to Yumthang Valley with warm clothing as the place is located at a high altitude, resulting in fluctuating weather conditions.

There is no ATM facility in Yumthang Valley, so be sure to carry some cash with you.

Reaching Yumthang directly can be tiring, so it is advisable to first go to Lachung from Gangtok and stay there overnight. Next morning depart for Yumthang.

A special permit is required to visit Yumthang Valley, so be sure to obtain one before your trip.


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The best time to visit Yumthang Valley

The best time to visit Yumthang Valley is from February to June. The valley remains covered with snow from September to December.

How to reach Yumthang Valley?

Yumthang Valley is located about 150 km from Gangtok. The road route is the best option to reach here. To reach Yumthang Valley, first reach Lachung from Gangtok and then proceed towards Yumthang from there. It takes about 50 minutes to reach Yumthang from Lachung.