Monday, January 2, 2017

Yumesamdong, the Zero Point

Yumesamdong is a beautiful place situated at an altitude of 15,300 ft. above Mean Sea Level. This natural beauty is just a distance of 26 kms from Yumthang is very close to the Indo Chinese border.



This place is often called as Zero Point as because beyond this point there is no motor-able road and the other side of the mountain lies on the India - Autonomous Region of Tibet border.



After crossing the small stream through man-made bridges, one can climb on top of the snow clad mountains. Breathtaking views here is delight for the tourists.



During winter or spring the area is mostly snow covered. Here the tourist could rent snow boots and jackets on the spot and go on a trek in the snow. Kids had great time by playing in the snow for the first time.



The sweet fragrance of Azalea / Ezilia fill the region and the plant is used for by the locals as incense. 



How to Reach: To visit this place one has to find accommodation at Lachung for the overnight. From Lachung this place is just 3 hours drive by road. Oxygen density in this place is bit lower and it is good to be cautious. 

32 comments:

krishna said...

very beautiful pictures..

Lux G. said...

More travels! Happy 2017!

rupam sarma said...

Amazing pics
Thanks for sharing :)

dhiru guri said...

Happy new year. Good pictures.

Maggie said...

Rajesh you take us to some amazing places with your stories, thanks for your company for our first Mosaic Monday of 2017.

Gillena Cox said...

Best Wishes for 2017

much love...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How amazing! And the plant used for incense is interesting too. I've learned something new today..thanks! Happy new year, Diane

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Looks very beautiful.....and cold!

Tony McGurk said...

The first photo Rajesh looks very much like an area near where I grew up on the West Coast of Tasmania

Fun60 said...

That is a good idea that you can hire suitable footwear and clothing for that climate. The scenery is majestic.

Al said...

That's stunning scenery, and higher in elevation than any of our mountains, none of which even reach 15,000 feet. Have a wonderful 2017!

Anne Jeffries said...

Good color for visibility in a world of white.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Another intriguing place in India.

Photo Cache said...

I like the mountains. Very relaxing.

lotusleaf said...

Happy New Year! Beautiful photos and interesting info. I hope to visit the place sometime.

Lady Fi said...

Gorgeous mountains and scenery.

Linda said...

Great sight! Kids are the same everywhere.

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely frames!

joshidaniel.com said...

this is great :)
happy new year :)

Jeevan said...

Sounds like a pretty cold place! Breathtaking indeed

riitta k said...

Beautiful mountains! So far from here, southern Finland. Happy traveling in 2017!

Amit Agarwal said...

A place like this in that region is my dream destination, call it by any name;) yours is awesome, Rajesh:)

Melody Steenkamp said...

That indeed looks like a very special place..... almost unbelievable for someone who is born on the other side of the world and does not travel

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photowannabe said...

That is like being on top of the world!
What an amazing world we live in.

NatureFootstep said...

if you go there you can´t be in a hurry to get home again :)

Roger Owen Green said...

That's VERY high!

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Leslie: said...

What an inspiring spot! Glad you all had such a great time!

Leslie
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Klara S said...

Nice shots and very interesting post. As always. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Fun in the snow especially for the kids ....and what an adventure for everyone going to literally the end of the road! Happy New Year!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Wow! Thank you for this post and the sharing of your photos. I wouldn't know of this place otherwise.

Liz Needle said...

Thanks Rajesh. I have learnt so much about India from reading your blog. Zero Point is a fascinating place and the mountains are awesome. Thank you.

Kay L. Davies said...

The end of the road—there's a song about that.
The mountains are something like our Rockies, but I think maybe we have more snow.
I always enjoy your photos. Your travels are fascinating.
Kay
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