Sikkim’s untouched beauty; Yumesamdong, is a valley on the Lachung River about 15 km ahead of Yumthang. It is situated at 4724 m altitude in the North East of the State, popularly known as the Zero point which means the hindmost frontier of civilization. There are no roads further, just the landscapes completely covered with snow offering a majestic view contrasting with the patchy blue sky in between the fresh icy breeze. The place is adjacent to Chinese border. Thus it demands for an Inner Line Permit, which can be obtained from the Tourist Information Center or through any registered tour operator.
What To Do And See
The snow-capped mountains and ice-fed valley of Yumesamdong provide a perfect setting to capture the cold nature at its best. Along with Yumesamdong one can also cover Yumthang Valley and Katao. Yumesamdong is just an hour drive beyond Yumthang; popularly known as the Valley of Flowers because of its rich meadows and fragrant breeze. Near to this there is another valley named Katao, sparsely covered with poppy, primulas and rhododendron. If one desires to get acquainted with the native culture and tradition of Sikkim, can visit Lachung village, just 24 km away from katao.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Yumesamdong valley is March-May. During this time, being mostly covered with snow the place remains accessible through clear roads.
Yumesamdong valley is around 26 km away from Yumthang valley, which is just an hour drive through the rugged mountain road (15300 ft). This place is generally not part of the standard itinerary, but is often come as an add-on to Yumthang Valley. One can take a cab from tour operators who are registered with Sikkim tourism, because other than them none of the other vehicles are allowed.