Monday, December 26, 2016

Yumthang, the Valley of Flowers

Yumthang Valley is a beautiful place situated at an altitude of 11,800 ft. above mean sea level. It is a truly paradise on Earth for nature lovers with a fascinating blend of flora and fauna and breathtaking scenic beauty.


It is a grazing pasture surrounded by the Himalayan mountains in the North Sikkim.


Here one can get to see lovely views of the mountain peaks such as Pauhunri and Shundu Tsenpa forming the backdrop of the river Teesta.


This beautiful place is popularly known as 'Valley of Flowers'.  In spring season, wild flowers such as primulas and Rhododendrons cover the landscape in rich colours, making it delight to the eyes. It is home to the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, which has rear species of the rhododendron.


We started from Lachung at 8:00 in the morning and visited this and many more places on the route. It was a truly paradise with all its scenic beauty.

How to Reach: To visit this place one has to find accommodation at Lachung for the overnight. From Lachung this place is 25 kms and it is just 1.5 hours drive by road.

26 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Nice to read your post.
Awesome pics.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a pretty area. The Himalayas are quite imposing in the first photo. And pretty flowers.

Gillena Cox said...

Luv the flowers Rajesh

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a beautiful place, so high up in the mountains.

Valerie said...

What breath-taking scenery Rajesh - one can but imagine how much more spectacular it is when all the flowers are in bloom! Thank you for sharing.

Tony McGurk said...

Incredible scenery Rajesh & such beautiful flowers too

magiceye said...

Wow. Must have been an exhilirating experience!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Beautiful scenes

Lady Fi said...

Wow - so gorgeous!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful place and gorgeous flowers :) Love it.

Gattina said...

Wow ! what a beautiful landscape !!

Melody Steenkamp said...

What a lovely name for that area with gorgeous views.... wow, amazing

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carol l mckenna said...

Lovely nature shots of a very beautiful place ~ thanks,

Happy New Year to you ~ ^_^

K V V S MURTHY said...

Very little is known about Sikkim,yet it seems a lot to be tapped.

photowannabe said...

An amazingly beautiful country.

Photo Cache said...

How incredible it must be to visit this place.

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Klara S said...

It's nice, that you give suggestion, where one can look for an accomodation to see this beautiful place. Great photos. That must have been wonderful trip for you. I hope, that we will see more pictures from Valley of Flowers some another time. Happy New Year.

Norma Ruttan said...

thank you for sharing this exquisite valley with us!

Amit Agarwal said...

Lovely valley beautifully captured!

Jeevan said...

Truly fabulous location and you got lovely views over there! Enjoyable flowers

R Niranjan Das said...

Such a beautiful place. Nice images.

Tom said...

...such beautiful landscapes.

Sue (this n that) said...

Very dramatic scenery and beautiful flowers :D)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Stunning mountain scenery and amazing that these beautiful flowers grow in the shadow of that snowy peak! It truly does seem like Paradise!

Roger Owen Green said...

that first picture is gorgeous!

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Indrani said...

Wonderful place, loved the greenery there and of course the yaks! Happy ABCW!
Wish you and all your loved ones a happy new year!