Yumthang Valley North Sikkim, Permits, Tips, Timing And Entry Fees

Yumthang Valley is located about 140 km north of Gangtok in Sikkim. Yumthang Valley is a very beautiful place. It is also known as the Valley of Flowers. This stunning valley situated at an altitude of 3564 meters is a paradise for nature lovers. Because it has Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary. In which there is a chance to see more than 24 species of Rhododendron flowers (state flower) blooming from February to mid-June.

Some hot springs and lush green meadows are located in the beautiful valley. It is a center of attraction for tourists. It is the perfect option in Sikkim’s Famous Tourist Places to hang out with friends or family. If you want to know more about this beautiful place. So read our article completely. Through which we are going to tell you the complete information about the journey of Yumthang Valley and Paradise for the tourists.

The Beauty of Yumthang Valley

YumthangValley, situated at an altitude of 3564 above sea level, is a jewel of the state of Sikkim. It is a paradise for nature lovers and tourists. Countless flower species are found in this beautiful valley. The same flowers add four moons to the beauty of the valley. There are mountains on either side of the YumthangValley. And the freezing river makes a crystal ribbon through the beauty of the forests of Teesta Valley. Apart from this, many hot springs are located in this valley. It has many miraculous healing powers. Due to which many skin related diseases get relief.

Best Time To Visit Yumthang Valley

The best time to visit YumthangValley is from the month of February. and lasts till June. Want to see YumthangValley in its most beautiful form. So Yumthang Valley is a must visit Gangtok. If you want to have a spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains. So September-December is the ideal time to travel. Another good time to visit YumthangValley is from February to March. At that time the Losar festival is celebrated. Here you can experience the spectacular cultural shows and food and drink of the local people.

Yumthang Valley Timings And Entry Fee

Talking about the timing of Yumthang Valley, the Yumthang remains open only for hours. But the time between 6.00 am to 5.00 pm is the best time to visit YumthangValley. If you tell the entry fee of Yumthang Valley, then there is no fee for entry or roaming in YumthangValley. But you must get a permit before coming here. Only after that tourists can go to visit here.

Tips For Visiting Yumthang

If you go on a trip to YumthangValley, then definitely keep warm clothes with you.

Because Yumthang is situated at a high altitude, it can get cold at any time.

There are no ATMs in Yumthang. So carry enough hair with you.

If you go to visit Yumthang, then travel from Gangtok to Lachung and after staying for the night, go to Yumthang in the morning.

Because traveling directly to Yumthang in one day is not appropriate.

A special permit is required to visit Yumthang Valley.

That’s why you must get a permit before going on a trip.


YumthangValley is located close to the China border. So the whole area is under the control of the army. That is why a Protected Area Permit is required to visit Yumthang. You can get permission for that from Gangtok Tourism Office, District Administrative Center at Mangan or Chungthang Sub-Divisional Magistrate’s Office. If you are unaware of this. So you can ask your tour operator to arrange a permit.

Why is Yumthang Valley Famous

Why and for what is Yumthang Valley famous? So tell you that YumthangValley is not for any one thing. But it is famous for many attractions. Some of the most famous among them. So that is the different flower species found here. More than 24 species of Rhododendron flowers (state flower) have been found in YumthangValley. Which blooms from February to mid-June. Apart from this, YumthangValley is also famous for its attractive activities like trekking and camping.

What Can You Do in Yumthang Valley

This beautiful valley is going to be visited with family or friends. So you can enjoy many activities. Coming here from February to June. So you can see the different flower species blooming here. Its one of the best moments of life. You can enjoy trekking and camping with your friends in YumthangValley. On the way to YumthangValley, you can see spectacular waterfalls with a splendid view of the peaks along with Pahunri and Shundu Tsenpa.

Places To Visit Around Yumthang Valley

Hanuman Tok

MG Road

Tashi View Point

Reishi Hot Spring

Himalayan Zoological Park

Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

Ganesh Tok

Tsuk La Khang Monastery

Do Drul Chorten

Hotels To Stay in Yumthang Valley

Le Coxy Resort Lachung

Summit Panghen Metok

Hotel Himalayan

OurGuest Bichu Homestay                    

OurGuest Dhatup Homestay

Shanti Niwas Homestay

Summit Khangri Karpo Retreat & Spa

Ourguest Camp Lachung

Rufina Lachung Deezong

Magellan’s The Grand Lachen

How To Reach Yumthang Valley

Yumthang Valley is situated at a distance of 140 kms from Gangtok. The best way to reach here is by road. The road is lined with colorful blooming flowers. It provides a soothing and very special experience. The nearest airport to Gangtok is at Bagdogra. It is located 220 km from Nathu La pass. The airport is well connected to the major cities of the country. The nearest railway station to YumthangValley is Lachung Railway Station. It connects the city with many major cities of India. YumthangValley and Lachung is a hill station. Taxis, jeeps and buses are available to reach here.

Map of Yumthang Valley

Video of Yumthang Valley

Interesting Facts

Located 140 km north of Gangtok in Sikkim, this valley is a very beautiful place.

This stunning valley is a paradise for nature lovers.

Some hot springs and lush green meadows are located in YumthangValley.

YumthangValley is the perfect option in the famous tourist places of Sikkim.

YumthangValley is most famous for various flower species.

A protected area permit is required to visit Yumthang.

This place is famous for lush green meadows, serene pine trees, deodar forests, waterfalls, rivers and natural beauty.


Q .Is Yumthang Valley open now?

Yes, YumthangValley in Lachung village of Sikkim now open for tourists

Q .Is Yumthang Valley and Zero Point same?

Yes, After reaching here, there are no civilian roads beyond and that is why it is called Zero Point.

Q .Which is the best time to visit Yumthang Valley?

February to June

Q .Why is Yumthang famous?

Yumthang is known as the ‘Valley of Flowers’. Because it is famous for beautiful flower species.

Q .Is Yumthang Valley worth visiting?



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