Welcome to Yumthang Valley


The Yumthang Valley - the famous valley in North SIkkim lies 140 kms north of capital Gangtok with an elevation of 3,564 metres (11,693 ft) above msl at a distance of 150 kilometres (93 mi) from the state capital Gangtok. Yumthang valley is popularly known as 'Valley of Flowers' and is home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which has over twenty-four species of the rhododendron, the state flower.

A tributary of the river Teesta flows past the valley and the town of Lachung, the nearest inhabited centre. Yumthang is covered with heavy snowfalls between December and March. There is also a small hot water pond near yumthang valley.


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Things to do Near Yumthang Valley






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Route



Tourists has to travel from Gangtok city to Lachung valley on first day (the nearest village where accommodation is available) by booking a full or Shared Vehicle. A direct reach to Yumthang valley is not feasible as roads are commonly foggy and it gets dark very early in Yumthang valley. A journey to the Yumthang Valley takes around 1.5 hours from Lachung valley via Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary.

Distance:

Gangtok to Lachung valley   : 125 kms.
Lachung to Yumthang valley : 24 kms.


Accomodation:

A forest rest house is the only permanent residence in the Yumthang valley. Visitors stay at Lachung valley.


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Permit and Entry Rules


Indian : Indian tourists visiting Yumthang Valley require special permit to visit Yumthang valley. This special permit are provided by Travel Agents in Sikkim, Goverment Authority to visit Yumthang valley. To create permit the visiter has to provide below documents:
Passport Size Photo : Two Passport Size photo for each members above 5 years.
ID with Address Proof : An ID with valid ID proof xerox copy is require to create permit. for each members above 5 years. (for eg. Aadhar card, Voter ID, Passport, Driving License with Address part)

Foreigner : Single tourist aren't allowed to visit This place. There must be minimum two foreigners to visit this area. Foreigner visiting Yumthang Valley require special permit to visit Yumthang valley. This special permit are provided by Travel Agents in Sikkim, Goverment Authority to visit Yumthang valley. To create permit the visiter has to provide below documents:
Passport Size Photo : Four Passport Size photo for each members above 5 years.
Passport : Two Xerox copy of Passport is required.
Visa : Two Xerox copy of Visa is required.
Inner Line Permit (ILP) : Two Xero x copy of ILP is required also required. This ILP is created in sikkim border either in Rangpho or Melli before entering sikkim.

Yumasamdong / Zero Point : Both Indian and Foreigner are allowed to visit Yumasamdong / Zero Point with the same permit created for Yumthang. Any visiter travelling to Yumasamdong / Zero point have to pay Extra Rs 2,500 to Rs. 3,500 to driver or to travel agents for high altitude driving depending on vehicle type and time to visit.
Katau : Both Indian and Foreigner are allowed to visit Yumasamdong / Zero Point with the same permit created for Yumthang. Any visiter travelling to Yumasamdong / Zero point have to pay Extra Rs 2,500 to Rs. 3,500 to driver or to travel agents for high altitude driving depending on vehicle type and time to visit.

Best time to Visit Yumthang Valley

Best time to visit Yumthang valley is during the months of March, April, May, June, October, Nov. Most of the roads remains closed during the month of July, August due to heavy rainfall and landslides. Also some of the tourists don't prefer to visit Yumthang valley in the months of December, January and Febrary due to cold climates.


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