Yumthang Tour - 8 days

Yumthang Tour - 8 days

Yumthang is a beautiful valley which lies in North Sikkim at an altitude of 12,000ft about 135 km from Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. The valley is simply mind-blowing, surrounded by an alpine forest of Silver fir and high snowcapped peaks.  The journey there is like travelling in the Garden of Eden and popularly known as the valley of flowers. As we travel to Yumthang from Lachung, the place has a very picturesque landscape and is lined with numerous varieties of Rhododendrons and other species of flowers blooming in different colors from March to May, while winters offers snowfall and is covered with beautiful white blanket of snow. It makes travel a bit difficult but valley with snow and mountains makes it equally enticing. Snow skiing is yet another attractions to the tourist at this zone. Yumthang is a nature sanctuary with rivers, natural hot-spring, and spectacular mountain views.  The power of natural hot-spring is curing various ailments had been felt worldwide. If you are lucky enough, you might even have a sight of Snow Leopard and Red Panda around the area.

Lachen is a tribal village at 9600 ft. and is ruled by tribal self-government, the Dzumsa. The focal point of all village activity is the Lachen monastery located in the upper section of the village. A good number of villagers are still yak herders and keep migrating with their herd.

Lachung is a tribal village at 8600 ft. where a tribal self-government, the Dzumsa still rule the tribe with its ancient tradition.

All these make North Sikkim a heaven in earth. A typical North Sikkim tour starts from Gangtok then via Kabi Lungtsok 23 km, Phodong 40 km, Mangan 67 km, Singhik 72 km, Chungthang 98 km, Lachung 117 km to 141 km away flower valley Yumthang. On the way lies Singhba Rhododendron Sanctuary and Kanchandzonga National Park. SNT buses from Gangtok leaves at 8-00 and 13-00 hr and reaches Mangan via Phodong and going still 5 km further to Singhik. Indians are free to move upto Tung bridge via Mangan-Shinghik , but beyond north of Tung restricted area permit is required.

For the Yumthang tour, March-June, Sept-Dec (beginning) is the ideal season. As the China Border is nearby the whole area is sensitive and under military control. Foreigners are required to get RAP to visit the area. Taking snaps are prohibited. You should deposit your camera at a military check post 1 km away from Lachung on the way to Yumthang.

 

Day 01: Bagdogra to Gangtok (5 hrs drive / 127 kms / 1676 m)
Upon arrival you will be received by our representative at Bagdogra Airport. You will now take 5 hours journey to the Land of the Pristine and unspoilt natural beauty – Sikkim, with alpine landscapes and thick luxuriant forests, rivers, torrents and peaceful lakes. Arrive at Gangtok. Check-in at Hotel.
 

Day 02: Full day Gangtok 7 point sightseeing.

You will start your sightseeing at 9 AM from your hotel. Your 7 point sightseeing destination includes:

  1. Rope way
  2. Chorten Stupa
  3. Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
  4. Ganesh Tok
  5. Banjhakri waterfall
  6. Tashi View point
  7. Flower Exhibition

 

Day 3: Excursion to Tsomgo Lake (2.5 hrs /40 kms / 3753 m)
Full day Excursion. After breakfast proceed to Tsomgo Lake 3,753 m (12,313 ft.), a 40 km drive which takes 2.5 hrs. This lake is located very close to Nathula Pass which is the entry point to China termed as the “Silk Route & remains frozen for most parts of the year. Legend has it that the Lamas use to forecast the future by studying the color of the lakes waters. Enjoy the surroundings, majestic snowy peaks which feed the lake and the clean fresh air. Back to Gangtok by 3pm for a late lunch. Evening free for leisure or go shopping for Sikkim’s traditional handicrafts. Overnight stay.

Day 04: Gangtok – Lachung

After breakfast leave for Lachen Monastery and drive back to Chungthang and visit the Holy Rock. Tea & snacks will be served at Chungthang. Move to Lachung where you come across some beautiful waterfalls. Check in at our resort (SNOWLION MOUNTAIN RESORT one of the best hotels of the North Sikkim. Night halt in Lachung.

Day 05: Lachung – Yumthang – back to Lachung

After breakfast leave for YUMTHANG (The Ultimate Paradise). Lush green valleys and high peaked mountains all around you. In April/May/June the valley is struck by the riots of colours with Rhododendron, Alpine & Primula flowers. Yumthang is renowned for its Hot Spring, which is rich in sulphur. In Nov/Dec/Jan you can enjoy the scenic and the panoramic views of the valleys and surrounding mountain ranges with snow-capped peaks. Leave Yumthang and move to Lachung for lunch at 2 pm. After lunch visit Lachung Monastery, Cottage Industry & Waterfall. Night halt at Lachung.

Day 06: Lachung – Gangtok

usual. Breakfast will be served as usual. After breakfast leave for Gangtok. On the way if the weather is clear you may get to see Mighty Khangchendzonga from Singhik. Lunch will be served at the same hotel at Namok. After lunch visit Phodong Monastery on the way to Gangtok. Reach Gangtok.

Day 07: Gangtok – Rest/Shopping.

Day 08: Gangtok – New Jalpaiguri/Bagdogra tour concludes.

Tour cost:

2 person            US$ 1015 per person

3-5 person         US$   940 per person

6-9 person         US$   830 per person

10-15 person     US$   785 per person

SGL supplement US$ 425

Cost includes:

01.4 star Hotel accommodation on MAP basis - breakfast and Dinner as per itinerary
02. Sightseeing tour according to the programme.
03.Ground transportation
04. Necessary travel permit
05. Service of English speaking guide/excourt

Cost does not include:

01. Visa fees, personal clothing and equipments,
02. Single supplement, International airfare
03. excess baggage, personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost, medical box,
04. bottled beverages, laundry, tips

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  • Price : USD 940
  • Destinations : Yumthang, North Sikkim
  • Max Elevation : 3500 m.
  • Weather : Spring and Autumn are good time to visit this area
  • Trip Duration : 8 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
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