Yumthang Valley


Yumthang Valley is a place worth visiting, it is a paradise for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty, it is surrounded by the high mountains from all the sides, the little river flows through the valley, which merges to river Teesta. It offers the majestic view of several mountain peaks, most popular being Pauhunri and Shundu Tsenpa.

The beautiful pine and Silver fir trees all over the place make it exceptionally beautiful. It is a place where the tree line ends, no tree grows beyond this point. Just before entering the valley there is a small pathway into the left, which leads to the ‘hot water spring’, it is a popular tourist destination. It is believed that the hot water of the spring is capable of healing different diseases.

Yaks grazing in Yumthang Valley of Flowers  Sikkim, India


The valley comes to its full glory when different species of flowers bloom during June, thousands of colorful flowers add to the beauty of the place and thus it is also known as Yumthang Valley of Flowers as it resembles the one in Uttarakhand. The most popular flower that blooms are rhododendrons, primulas, poppies and iris, the other Himalayan flowers are Primroses, Cinquefoils, Louseworts, and Cobra-lilies. The famous Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary is located here, which is the home for more than 24 species of rhododendron.