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Yumthang Valley, Lachung

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Observe the clear blue sky with a Himalayan backdrop as you walk through the flower-filled Yumthang Valley. Hike through the valley on mild-difficulty trails and appreciate the natural scenery, untouched by man. Only a single permanent structure sits in the valley: the forest rest lodge. In the spring and summer, a range of endemic flowers bloom, bringing color throughout the valley and giving the attraction its nickname: "the Valley of Flowers." In the winter months, you can go skiing in the area. Make Yumthang Valley part of your personalized Lachung itinerary using our Lachung trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful place. It is really breath taking moment. Since we visited in August there was no tea/coffee/momos stall in operation. It becomes operational during season from mid September till June. It w...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Situated at about 25 km from Lachung , and at an altitude of about 12000 ft, Yumthang valley ( valley of flowers) was our most anticipated stop. we reached this place around 9 AM. But to our dismay, w...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    Beautiful valley in the lap of huge mountains. Best time to travel is April. You can see both blooming Rhododendron flowers as well as snow. It is in Lachung. You can travel both Lachung & Lachen in s...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    Awesome place! Must visit if you are going to Lachung during your North East trip. I would suggest one must plan for Lachung as well. It's a pretty peaceful and relaxing destination. We were lucky to see snow and even luckier to witness live snowfall even during May last week. But normally if you are fond of snow visit this place before April mid.
  • May 1, 2017
    Awesome experience. Great scenery. You will absolutely love it. Worth taking risk to visit. Along the way the views of snow covered forests is very good.
  • June 16, 2017
    Yumthang valley is one of the most breathtaking places to visit in the absurdly beautiful mountainous state of sikkim. A must-visit on a trip to North Sikkim.
  • June 3, 2017
    1.5hrs drive from Lachung. Serene View. Variety of flowers en route ... Almost equivalent to Kashmir. Mesmerising is the word.
  • May 23, 2017
    Yumthang valley is also a sanctuary for 35 varieties of Rhododendron flowers. Amazing place, scenic and cold.

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Considering its isolated location, Lachung offers a good selection of accommodations catering to the winter vacationers. Most of these sit just north of town, providing easier access to skiing and hiking areas. Expect to pay a bit more at these larger, resort-style accommodations, or look for the budget-friendly guesthouses in the town itself.
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