If you are an adventure lover, then you are on the right place. Today we are going to write about a place which is not just a place but a real paradise on Earth. Welcome to YUMTHANG VALLEY : THE VALLEY OF FLOWER SANCTUARY. It is indeed a natural Disney world where one can find himself living with Nature. This place is just a small Heaven on Earth.
This valley is located in the North Sikkim near Lachung. It is situated at a height of 3,564 mts, where anyone can make easy ride without much difficulties. This place lies at a distance of 150 km from the capital of Sikkim, Gangtok. One can hire any modes of transportation suitable for the high altitude riding. One can go for the trekking as well from Lachung, around the valley.in the recent times, the valley has become a main attraction for the tourists, adventure lovers who , who love snow to play with, photographers and Environmentalists.
A view of the snow covered partially cloud-covered hilltop
Besides the valley itself, one can behold the soft grass covered meadows, pasture lands, yaks, Himalayan Goat locally called CHYANGRA, Hot springs, and over 24 species of Rhododendron
The blooming season is between late February to mid June. The other flowers are primulas, poppies and iris. Along with this, other Himalayan medicinal plants are also found. A tributary of river Teesta flows through the valley. Mendering flow of the small stream is the cotyledon of Nature Photographers.
A TYPICAL VIEW OF NATURE’S ART
Lachung is the nearest rarely inhabited area but one can find forest guest house to take halt at night. No danger of animal attack. In the recent times there is a remarkable growth in the numbers of homestays.