Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Yumthang, Yumesamdong


                                                                                             
                                                                                               It  takes about 6-8 hours journey to reach Lachung-which serves as the base to  Yumthang and Yumesamdong or zero point. The journey can be tiresome but enroute are many spots like  Singhik View point, Seven Sisters Water falls.  It would be wonderful to spend a day at Lachung itself devouring the  beautiful, small village nestled in  the hills.
                                                                                                                                                  
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Yumthang is famous for the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary and is to be visited in Spring to witness the bloom of about 24 varieties of Rhododendron, we could though see a couple of varieties.
Its nice to spend some time in the freezing water of the river which joins the Teesta down stream.

 

After spending some time here on the river side - one is given the option to travel  to Yumesamdong or the Zero Point at a distance of 25 Kms. Perched at a height of around 16000 Ft and close to China border, this is would probably top the most magnificent locations, I have seen. Snow clad mountains all around, snow melting into the river- It was an exhilarating experience  









7 comments:

Kannada Cuisine said...

Lucky you this place is beautiful.. I regret not going there so much!! We could have gone there for our honeymoon :(

Indrani said...

Ah! Lovely!
24 varieties, how colorful they must be. I was in the bed of Teesta one summer. We went biking there so many years back.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Wow wonderful clicks with interesting description...

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Spectacular & awe inspiring views.

joshi daniel said...

beautiful view :)

P.N. Subramanian said...

I am excited but can't take this kind of a journey though I am young at 70+

Shanky Jindal said...

Good one...
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