Gangtok to Lachung, Yumthang Valley and Zero Point Tour

Gangtok to Lachung, Yumthang and Zero Point Tour

North Sikkim Trip always forces every real traveler from throughout the world to visit Lachen, Lachung, Yumthang Valley and Zero Point Tour. For searching getaway from the city life and want to relax with scenic beauty of the Himalayan mountain region then visit Lachung, Yumthang Valley and Zero point in Sikkim can be the best occasion goal for you.

The valleys of Lachung and Yumthang Valley of Sikkim are contrasted with the valleys of Switzerland by numerous worldwide voyagers and travel creators. Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim is the main point to visit Lachung, Yumthang valley and Zero Point simply needs a short-term remain and you can come back to Gangtok the following day.

There are two different ways split out from the city of Chungthang city – one for the Lachen and one for the Lachung. The Lachen is known as the huge pass, though Lachung is known as the little pass. On the off chance that you need to go to Lachung, at that point continue proceeding onward the way to Lachung. Lachung is a little town arranged in the lap of the mountain at an elevation of 8610 ft. The separation of this town from Gangtok is around 118 km yet it will take around 6 hours drive to reach here from the capital as the street is in uneven territory which isn't smooth like streets in plain landscape. The Lachung Religious community (Gompa) with its astonishing divider wall paintings and numerous old sculptures is an absolute necessity visit vacation destination here. The Floor covering Weaving Focal point of Lachung, which is open just on weekdays, can likewise be visited for the ethnic sight of how town ladies weaving the most choice woolen rugs.

After the Lachung, the following visit is Yumthang Valley, which is around 25 km from Lachung and it takes around 1.5 hours drive to reach there. You should begin your excursion promptly toward the beginning of the day after the overnight remain at Lachung. The Yumthang valley is situated at a height of 11,800 ft and the importance of Yumthang Valley is the 'Valley of Blossoms'. After coming to at the Yumthang Valley, you will discover the valley is filled luxuriously with the Rhododendron blossom. The miles and miles of extended Valley, to the extent your eyes can see, there is a bed of dynamic multi-hued blossoms wherever in different hues like red, blue, purple, pink, and so on offering a charming perspective which will feel like you are in a fairyland.

The Rhododendron blossom typically sprouts between the long periods of Spring and May.

You can likewise visit the Shiva Sanctuary, which is situated around 7 km north of the hot spring. Now comes the following goal of the outing the Zero Point, which is situated around 23 km from Yumthang valley and at an elevation of over 15000 ft. The spot is otherwise called Yume Samdong and it will take around 1.5 hours drive to reach here from Yumthang.

The name of this spot is Zero Point since this is where non military personnel street finishes and regular citizens are not permitted to drive any further starting here. There is a global outskirt of China at a short good ways from the Zero Point and in this manner regular people are not permitted to go any further.

Note: As the Zero Point is situated at the extremely high elevation, so there is less oxygen noticeable all around and it might raise some ruckus in relaxing. Be that as it may, it's anything but an issue for a sound individual, yet the visitors with newborn children or individuals with breathing issue ought to abstain from visiting the Zero Point.

How to Reach Lachung, Yumthang Valley and Zero Point : The most effective method to Reach Lachung, Yumthang Valley and Zero Point : The vehicles which are enrolled with the branch of Sikkim The travel industry are permitted to take visitor to these spots. Moreover, there is an extra charge for visiting Zero Point. It is smarter to employ the administration of an approved visit administrator of Sikkim. You can take the visit bundle that incorporates all the three spots in their schedule. With regards to finishing the agenda, I would recommend to initially reach Lachung and afterward start promptly in the first part of the day for the Zero Point legitimately. To start with, visit Zero Point in light of its fluctuating climate condition and in the first part of the day you will show signs of improvement perceivability than toward the evening. In this way, first visit Zero Point from the Lachung and afterward visit the Yumthang Valley and Shingba Rhododendron Haven while coming back from the Zero Point.

Best time to visit Lachung/Yumthang :  An ideal opportunity to visit is considered in the long stretches of April to May as this is the point at which the rhododendron blossoms are in full sprout and the sight you will get will be genuinely glorious. On the off chance that you need to investigate the nearby customs and celebrations, at that point you should visit during the Losar celebration, which is held among February and Walk. During this celebration, the nearby occupants wear their full conventional ensembles and are in the state of mind of eating, drinking and getting a charge out of. Likewise, you can watch numerous social shows performed by local people. The cover move is being performed by the priests at the Lachung religious community in the principal seven day stretch of the December month, which is additionally an extraordinary chance to visit and appreciate the cloister celebration.

Arranging Permits : The visitors need to get the ensured territory licenses (PAP) to visit Lachung/Yumthang/Zero Point as these spots are close by the worldwide fringe of China and hence are heavily influenced by the Indian Armed force. The licenses can be acquired from the Gangtok The travel industry Office, Region Regulatory Center at Mangan, or at Chungthang Sub-Divisional Officer's Office. In the event that you will take the bundle you're your visit administrator will orchestrate these licenses for you.

What to carry : As every one of these spots are in the mountain district and a cool goal, so taking some comfortable garments with you will be sufficient. Yet, while visiting the Zero Point for the snow you should take a jacket, a couple of gloves and snow boots which you can recruit from the Yumthang advertise. You should convey money while voyaging these regions as there are no ATMs there. Likewise, convey all the vital prescription with you, particularly, medication for the high elevation disorder.



Welcome Greetings on Arrival at Bagodgra airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway station and transfer to Gangtok which is known of capital of Sikkim and Queen of Water falls, clean city and organic farming. This drive approx. 05 hrs journey from Bagdogra airport, evening reached Gangtok and night stay at hotel.


Morning after breakfast start sightseeing first with Banjhakari falls, Do-Drul Chorten Monastery known as Tibetan Monastery, Hanuman Tok dedicated to Lord Hanuman, Ganesh Tok dedicated to Lord Ganesha, Snow capped mountain view from Tashi view point, enjoy differe color of flower show and Evening explore cleanest Mahatama Gandhi market of Gangtok city.


Early Morning after Breakfast at 07 AM get ready to visit too beautiful and high altitude Tsomgo lake and enjoy Yak ride there and after that visit Baba Harbhajan singh Mandir.
If you are interested for Nathula pass (closed on every Monday and Tuesday) on extra charge basis and may be vehicle is on sharing basis to visit.

GANGTOK TO LACHEN (120 kms./5 hrs./ Alt.- 8,500 ft.)

After an early breakfast we will start drive to Lachen. Enroute visit Shinghik with its promises of one of the most glorious views of Kunchanjungha. Situated at an altitude of over 4000ft Singhik offers a desired break to the travelers on the way to Lachen, enroute lunch on the way on direct payment and after that Visit Chungthang- the confluence of Lachen Chu and Lachun Chu (river) and Vimnala falls water falls on your way to Lachen. Evening reach Lachen which is  also a base for the popular Green Lake trek. Night stay at hotel.

LACHEN – GURUDONGMAR LAKE (40 kms each side) – LACHUNG (44 kms/2 hrs)

After early breakfast get ready  to drive towards legendary Gurudongmar Lake said to be most sacred lake and highest situated lake in North Sikkim. Indian guest only visit this lake for security reasons.  Please note that the altitude may here cause breathing problem, take it easy and do not exert. After visit beautiful gurudongmar lake come back to the hotel and take refreshment and leave for Lachung. Overnight stay at Lachung hotel.

LACHUNG – YUMTHANG VALLEY EXCURSION (21 kms each side) – GANGTOK (118 kms/6 hrs)

Start with early morning drive to Yumthang Valley (Alt 11,800 ft), 24kms an Alpine flower valley in North Sikkim. Enjoy the scenic landscape and hot spring and drive back to Lachung for Lunch. Optional tour to Yumesamdong Valley or Zero Point close to Tibet Border (Alt 15,000 ft, 23 kms from Yumthang) for Indian tourists only (at extra cost and prior notice). After lunch back to Gangtok and evening reached gangtok and night stay at hotel. 


Morning after breakfast say good bye to this beautiful hill station trip of North Sikkim and drop to nearest Bagdogra airport or New Jalpaiguri Railway station.