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zero-point
FlourishDNA
April 20, 2016

Zero-point

Further up and about 23kms from Yumthang at an altitude of over 15,000 ft is the place Zero Point  (also known as Yume Samdong). It takes another 1.5 hours from Yumthang by vehicle (about 3 to 3.5 hours from Lachung). This is where the civilian road ends and you can't drive any further and hence the name Zero Point. A short distance away from here is the border with China and t...

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domang-valley
FlourishDNA
January 1, 2018

Domang Valley

Domang Valley Located at a distance of around...

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yumthang
FlourishDNA
January 1, 2018

Yumthang

Yumthang valley is about 25kms from Lachung located at an altitude of 11,800ft and takes about 1.5 hours of drive. The name Yumthang Valley means 'Valley of Flowers'. So you know what to expect. But the name would have been more appropriate if it said 'Valley of Rhododendrons'. Because here as the tree line ends and the vast stretch of flowering...

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katau-range
FlourishDNA
January 1, 2018

Katau range

A place which is a boarder of Tibet and India.

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shingba-rhododendron-sanctuary
FlourishDNA
January 1, 2018

Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary

The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is located in Yumthang valley in North Sikkim. The sanctuary is surrounded on the east by Chuba-Sagochen mountain ranges and on the west by Chomzomei Tso that extends till the Lava Pass. The sanctuary covers an area of around 43 sq.kms, which comprises of several species of rhododendrons and lies at an altitude of 3048 to 4575 m. The Yumthang Chhu meand...

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