Yumthang Valley Sikkim – Tourist Attraction, Map & Reviews

A gorgeous valley located in the northeast of India, Yumthang Valley is in 3500 meters above from sea level.  Because of its natural beauty, it is one of the best places to visit in Sikkim. People often call it Valley of Flower, the beauty of this place is same as the national park of Uttarakhand in some manner.

Visitors can find green slopes covered by trees and flowers, and a river which flows in the center of this valley makes it a perfect place for nature photography.


Flora and Fauna-  This valley host the 24 species of Rhododendron, which colors the whole area of  Yumthang Valley with red in springs. This is the home for Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. The beauty is the only reason behind the selection of this flower as a state flower of Sikkim. Other Himalayan Flowers if this valley are –
  •      Primroses
  •          Cinquefoils
  •      Louseworts
  •          Cobra-lilies
  •          poppies

Accommodation-  If you are planning to visit Yumthang, then one thing I want to tell you that forest rest house is the only accommodation in the valley area.  The number of visitors is increasing by every year so there is a possibility of ecological deprivation in coming years. The visitor can also visit pangolakha wildlife sanctuary or take photographs of nature and enjoy the skiing which is conducted in the valley.

If you are looking for accommodation facility outside the valley then you can go Lachung, a village near  Yumthang; a perfect destination for a living. It is one of the oldest villages of the Sikkim and the old charm and traditions remain unchanged.

Best Time To visit – February- June
Places to visit near Yumthang Valley – Lachen Monastery, Kangchendzonga National Park,  Lachung Monastery, Zero Point, Gurudongmar Lake,  Chopta Valley, and Phodong Monastery / Seven sister’s falls.

Yumthang Valley Map


Yumthang Valley Reviews

Rishabh, Rating 4/5
Incredible valley.  It seems Hot spring and snow clad mountains would like to enfold you all the time. The best time to visit Yumthang Valley is march and April. It gives different shades of nature If you visit here during snowfall then you will experience the other form of nature. Trees covered by snow and green field which covered by white color of snow gives mesmerizing experience to the visitors.

When you come to zero points from Lachung then this valley comes in a way, The greenery and riverside view can mesmerize anyone. Visiting here was a great choice for me.

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