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Yumthang Valley, Sikkim, India

Yumthang Valley

SIKKIM, FEB 27, (UITV): The extremely picturesque Yumthang Valley is situated at an elevation of 3564 m within the North of Sikkim. The place is amongst the foremost famous tourist destinations in Sikkim, popularly referred to as the ‘valley of flowers’ due to its unique location above the road where no trees grow.

The shrubby slopes of the snow-clad mountains around the valley, the long stretches of land covered with flowery meadows and therefore the scented environment make this place a nature's wonderland that draws many tourists from around the world. The valley is that the viewpoint for the gorgeous peaks of Panhunri and Shundu Tsenpa forming a tremendous scenic setting for the gushing Teesta river. The grazing yaks amidst thousands of blooming Himalayan flowers and an astounding collection of Rhododendrons entice the visitors to remain for a touch longer.

The Yak ride are some things one can never miss on their visit to Yumthang valley. almost this is the 2 well-stocked rivers for the anglers; Yumthang chu and Puniya chu. And almost 7-8 km away there's very impressive Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary which features a 35 square km large field that has over 38 different sorts of rhododendrons. On the thanks to the Yumthang Valley, there's a hiker’s pathway that results in a little bridge reaching the Yumthang thermal spring.

The surprising factor about this place is that even within the coldest weather, the water flowing from this remains warm. And it's believed to possess the medicinal value of healing due to its rich sulfur content. About 7 km further to the north of the recent spring, there's a famous Shiva Temple. zero which is around 23 km far away from the Yumthang valley at an altitude of over 15,000 ft, very on the brink of China border, is another very fashionable destination among the trekkers due to its immense scenic charm and unobstructed view of the snowy peaks.