Yumthang Valley in Gangtok
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Feb - Apr
About Yumthang Valley in Gangtok
For any man looking to experience a lifetime enchantment, the Yumthang Valley, Sikkim is the perfect destination. It is a nature sanctuary with rivers, yaks, and hot springs. All this and the Himalayan peaks surrounding the place add to the magical experience. The valley is at an elevation of around 3500 meters above sea level and is home to a variety of Himalayan Flowers.
Primulas and Rhododendrons bathe the landscape in vibrant colors during the spring season giving tourists one more reason to visit the valley. The Yumthang Valley is also popularly known as the ‘valley of flowers’. Rhododendron is also the state flower. The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary has over twenty-four varieties of rhododendron itself. The tranquility of the valley is hard to describe in words. The valley is also home to the spotted Lingsang and Tiger.
Six kilometers north is a Shiva Mandir. Trek or drive to this place is also a major choice of the tourists. The nearest inhabited center is the town of Lachung. The Lachung Monastery is also a great sight-seeing spot from a cultural and religious perspective. A tributary of the river Teesta flows right through the valley and the town of Lachung. A hot spring located on the right of the river is also a famous tourist attraction. While driving towards the valley, one gets to relish the picturesque breathtaking view of mountains and waterfalls. A lush green forest filled with pine and silver fir trees cover the green slopes. Lying further north at a distance of about 16 kilometers is Yumesamdong. Vegetation-free Rocky Mountains present scenic view and add plus in the beauty.
There is no accommodation facility available in the valley itself. Tourists stay in the city of Lachung which is about an hour away from Yumthang. There are several hotels and resorts in Lachung providing a comfortable and pleasant stay to the tourists. There is not a lot of shopping options though. Local ethnic items may be found in the small markets. The major languages spoken are Nepali and Bhutia. Saga Dawa and Lossong are the popular festivals celebrated in Lachung.
The best time to take a trip to the Yumthang Valley is from late February to June. This is the time when the flowers blossom and the entire valley get covered in colors. To enjoy a clear sky and the snowcapped Himalayan peaks, the time between September and December is considered the best. The valley remains closed from December to February due to heavy snowfall and passage blockage.
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Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingTravel agent which coordinate during the trip was good, Also driver who picks up and drop their behavior Good. Hotel was good. Also a place Baba mandir what I expected not found. During the trip I have enjoyed a lot specially snow fall.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - Darjeelingit was my 1st time with backpackers... overall trip was good...but it could have been a lot better planned...there is a lot of room for improvement...u guys are doing a good job...keep it up.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingIt was a fantastic tour to Gangtok and Darjeeling enjoyed a lot Visiting baba Mandir and got a chance to play in ice
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingGreat hospitality and care by our tour organizer....thank you for the team,that ensured our safety and comfort everywhere. We will surely travel together in future and refer our friends too.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingTrip was good. All arrangements are proper. No issues faced. Sikkim is very beautiful place. Every place is unique and lovely.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingKudos to Deep and Mayee for their utmost care and monitoring through the trip.. Very reachable and responsive for any queries and concerns with timely support.. Everything went well as per planned and scheduled iternarary. Transparant and trustable team from tour angle with asoocistion of Travel Traingle. Cooperation of cab drivers and their punctuality is highly appreciated. Also, the cooperation from hotel staff booked by tour angle is great. Overall, made this trip highly memorable in every aspect from begining to end..
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOverall the trip was good and memorable. I felt arrangements could have been better in few places. - Constantly I felt lack of co-ordination b/w trip anthem and local cab vendors - Cabs services and driver friendliness in Bengal were not up to mark - Darjeeling hotel was rodent infested, avoid booking for others Relished the experience in Sikkim thoroughly
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingThe hotel White Yak at Darjeeling was good and very near to the mall road. The breakfast served was buffet and was really nice. The room was somewhat less spacious and there wasn't any view from the room. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The problem was that the hotel was situated at a very high slope. No old person can be expected to reach the hotel. Even cars weren't able to reach the hotel and someone had to be sent down for luggage. It was really scary to see some cars attempt the slope. The hotel Helia at Gangtok was far from the MG road and I was told that it is at 5 minutes from hotel, which in reality takes around 15 to 20 minutes. If you are tired and back from a sight seeing trip, then forget going for a stroll at MG road. It is a long walk. Also the road to the hotel was always empty in the night. It was scary to return. The staff at Helia was really helpful and offered us all help they could. They gave us umbrella and told us not to buy one. The room was having a great view and we loved the spacious and large room.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingThe communication of the travel agency with the local drivers had some problems which had caused disruptions to our original plan and disappointment during our trip.
Trip to Sikkim - Gangtok - DarjeelingOverall the trip was well organized and executed. Just felt the hotel rating was not appropriate. Hotel in Darjeeling was sold as 3star but I feel it was hardly 2 star. And knowing my requirement i.e. traveling with a 2 kids (1 infant) better accessible hotel should have being recommend. Hotel in Darjeeling was on step height where no taxi driver was ready to go so was very difficult to move in and out of hotel. Tsongo Lake
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