Yume Samdong In Lachung

This spectacular valley lies very close to Lachung and often the town of Lachung acts as a one dau halt for visiting the Yumesamdong valley. This place is located in the Northern part of Sikkim and lies at an elevation of 3000 feet above mean sea level. One can also come to Yumesamdong from Yumthang that is located 26 kms away. It takes about two hours drive to come to Yumesamdong from Yumthang by road. This drive is definitely one to look forward to as it is located in the most picturesque part of the Himalayas.

The journey through the rugged hill roads amidst the majestic snow capped peaks of the Himalayas can only be described as a “once in a lifetime experience”. But as this place is located close to the international border between China and India one needs to arrange for a permission from the local authorities to visit this place.

The most breathtaking feature of Yume Samdong is the characteristic fragrance of the Rhododendron flowers that fill the valleys. It can be described as a large natural depression among the rugged peaks which are dotted with untested grazing pastures.

Major attractions for tourists in Yume Samdong are its numerous hot springs present around the valley. It is believed that there are more than 14 hot springs located within the Yume Samdong valley. The main occupation of the locals here is manufacturing a specialised incense stick that is made with the locally grown Rhododendron flowers. 

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