Top Tourist Places To Visit in Yumthang

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Yumthang

  • Yumthang
  • Sikkim
  • India

Yumthang Overview

Yumthang is a breathtaking valley located on the Northern side of Sikkim. It is the places in Sikkim that is endowed with the rich surroundings and is known as the 'Valley of Flowers' in Sikkim. It houses some exuberant species of the flowers rhododendrons, poppies, iris flower, primulas in different colors etc. The alluring valley of Yumthnag is frequented by the visitors throughout the year except for the winters.


Beckoned by the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Khangchendzonga, Yumthang is elevated at 11,800 feet above the ocean level. The lofty hills constitute a major of land in the valley of Yumthang. Due to its location, the climate it experiences is moderate cool in nature. It experiences mild summers and the median temperature during the season doesn’t exceed beyond 15°C. During the winters, the valleys get cloaked under the blanket of snow and the temperature scales below 0 degrees.


The valley of Yumthang, as a whole, is an enchanting tourist destination. Its alluring valleys never fail to lure the visitors as well as adventure-freaks. Close to it, the ancient monastery of Lachung is located that is thronged by the enthusiastic Buddhists & Non-Buddhists.

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  • 5/5
    This is my second booking with Aly tours for Leh-Ladakh It went very well with an amazing experience and comfort, while travelling hotel stays were fine, food was average in Leh Hotel however good in Nubra camp and Pangyong camp The tour supervised by Shaukat, as usual everything taken care of and just a call away Thank you Aly team for making this trip memorable ...more
  • 4/5
    Hi I recently have journeyed with holidays in sikkim. We rented a car from them. On the specific date and time a young chap named Sangay drove his innova to pick up us from siliguri hotel. From then on it was a marvelous experience with the smoothe , tension free driving with Sangay. He is a good human being who really cares about the preference n comfort of the travellers. We went to Gangtok, Lachen , Gurudongmar Lake, Lachun, Yumthang Valley , Namchi Ravangla etc..... It was really really wonnnnderful experience with Sangay . I wish him every success in life..... N last but not the least thank you Jeewan bhaiya to make our trip a memorable one by ur kind effort ...more

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many days should I plan for Yumthang trip?
    2-3 days are sufficient to explore Yumthang and its surrounding attractions.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Yumthang?
    The nearest major airport to Yumthang is Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal. The nearest major train station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) in Siliguri.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Yumthang?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Yumthang are by road, either through private vehicles or shared jeeps, as there are no direct flights or trains.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Yumthang?
    The Lhasar Boncho festival, celebrated in the month of December, is a major cultural event in Yumthang, showcasing traditional music, dance, and masked performances.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Yumthang?
    The main tourist attractions in Yumthang include the stunning Yumthang Valley, Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, and Yumesamdong (Zero Point).
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Yumthang?
    Local dishes like momos (dumplings), thukpa (noodle soup), and traditional Sikkimese cuisine can be enjoyed in small local restaurants in Yumthang.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Yumthang?
    Yumthang offers basic guesthouses and campsites for accommodation, providing a rustic and close-to-nature experience.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Yumthang?
    No, there is no public transportation available in Yumthang. Private taxis or shared jeeps are the preferred modes of transport.
  • What are the transportation options available in Yumthang?
    Private taxis and shared jeeps are the main transportation options available in Yumthang.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Yumthang?
    The primary language spoken in Yumthang is Nepali, but Hindi and English are also understood by many locals.
  • What is the best time to visit Yumthang?
    The best time to visit Yumthang is during spring (March-April) when the valley is covered in colorful rhododendrons.
  • What activities can be done in Yumthang?
    In Yumthang, one can indulge in activities like trekking, camping, nature walks, birdwatching, and exploring the hot springs.
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