Yumthang Tour from Gangtok – A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Northern Part of Sikkim is one of the four districts of the state and like other three states it also has some gems which are popular destinations among tourist. Yumthang Valley is one of those gems, situated at an elevation of 3,500 meters (11,800 ft) above sea-level.

Popularly known as “Valley of Flowers” because of the abundance of beautiful Himalayan flowers. A serene river, breathtaking mountain views and the flora and fauna of the valley are no less than a paradise for a nature lover.

When you think of visiting Sikkim, a trip to Yumthang Valley cannot be missed as it has its own beauty to be explored. Best time to visit Yumthang Valley is February to June.

However you can visit throughout the year as it is surrounded by gigantic mountains.

Gangtok to Yumthang Valley:

Gangtok is the capital city of Sikkim and is also among the most visited hill stations in India. Why is Gangtok mentioned here as your destination is Yumthang?

Basically, Gangtok is the first stop of most of the itineraries to Sikkim and has numerous sightseeing destinations scattered throughout the town.

Many tour operators in Siliguri offer Car Rental Services which should be booked beforehand as the car is the best mode of transport to Gangtok and then Yumthang Valley.

Given below is the itinerary to Yumthang Valley from Siliguri via Gangtok:

Day1: NJP to Gangtok-

Yumthang Tour from Gangtok: After arrival at NJP station, you will be transferred straight to Gangtok with the car rental from NJP to Gangtok. Gangtok is approximately 120 km away from NJP and it takes 4 hours and 5 minutes to reach there.

Upon arriving, check-in at a hotel and the rest of the day can be spent in leisure or you can also explore the nearby markets or nightlife of Gangtok.

NJP to Gangtok By Car Route Map
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You will be staying overnight at the hotel.

Day2: Gangtok to Yumthang-

After taking breakfast, you will be heading towards Yumthang which is almost 128 km away and it takes almost 5 hours to reach there by road. Upon arriving and checking in at a hotel, you will be exploring some of the dynamic sightseeing spots in Yumthang in the afternoon.

First of all, visit Singba Rhododendron Sanctuary which is a great spot for photographic spot popular for having 24 species of rhododendron.

The next spot will be Lachung Monastery whose scenic beauty cannot be described in words.

This serene monastery is also popular for Mask Dance which is an annual festival. Then, return back to the hotel and evening be can be spent at leisure.

You will be staying overnight at the hotel.

Day3: Full day Yumthang Valley tour-

Take your breakfast early in the morning and head towards the rejuvenating hot springs which are a must try activity when in Yumthang.

Hot Spring at Yumthang
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According to the beliefs, these hot springs have healing effects on body and senses. Also, you will be mesmerized to see the jaw-dropping surrounding views.

Your next destination in Yumthang will be Jawaharlal Nehru Botanical Garden which is situated close to the Rumtek Monastery. It is a pure blessing of the Mother Nature as the place has astonishing beauty to mesmerize the travelers.

You will head towards Zero Point after having your lunch at a restaurant in Yumthang. Zero Point which is said to be the heaven on Earth is among the best destinations to visit in the whole world.

Also known as Yumesamdong, it is situated at an altitude of 15,300 ft and is a place where rivers meet the snow-clad mountains covered with snow for the most of the year. In the afternoon, you will return back to the hotel.

You will be staying overnight at the hotel.

Day4: Half day Yumthang tour and transfer back to NJP

You will have to wake up early in the morning, and after checking out of the hotel you will be exploring the beautiful waterfall near Yumthang which along with the surrounding splendid view is enough to amaze any tourist.

After that, you will be transferred back to NJP Railway Station.

Popular FAQs:

Q. What is the time of arrival at New Jalpaiguri? </p >

A. First of all, you will have to book a package and then confirm your dates and timings.

Q. What will be the cost of the car rental from NJP to Gangtok?

A. If you book a package from a Travel agent in Siliguri then there will be car rental cost. However, the cost of a car rental from NJP to Gangtok depends hugely on the type of the car you choose.

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