Zero Point Sikkim height which is situated at an altitude of 15,300 ft which is above the sea level, Yumesamdong or Zero point and it is nature personified at an altitude which is further up and about 23kms from Yumthang. It takes at another 1.5 hours from Yumthang by vehicle which is about 3 to 3.5 hours from Lachung. It is where the place where the civilian road ends and you can’t drive further any further the name is Zero point. In the Himalayan Journal of 1855 mentioned that Lachung and Yumthang are the two most picturesque places in the whole of Sikkim and had been even compared them as to valleys of Switzerland. Yumasamdong is a land of perennial snow but this valley is also been used as a grazing ground for nomadic shepherds.
The area is known as the “zero point zone” which is also very close to China border which defines the beauty of Yumesamdong the Giddy, vitalizing and bracing are words were the place is blessed with fascinating landscapes, blooming flowers, and breath-taking of its beauty which mesmerize every travellers on their tour to Sikkim which is also famous for its hot water springs. Visitors can plan your visit to Lachung and onward to Zero point from Gangtok, which requires an overnight stay at Lachung before you can return back to Gangtok at the next day. You must know how to reach in its best time to visit the places Zero Point.
How can We Visit to Lachung, Yumthang Valley and Zero Point
Only vehicles from any of your tour operators who are registered by Sikkim tourism are only allowed for Zero Point, for which you need to take a tour package from an authorized tour operator of Sikkim. If you need suggestion we would suggest starting at the early in the morning and first visiting Zero Point Sikkim weather today as in its weather conditions as there can be changes any time and in the afternoon the visibility may not be as good as in the morning view.
Do’s and Don’ts for Zero point Travellers:
Travellers should the destinations with its proper knowledge before you get there by reading guidebooks, travel articles, histories by the local authorities and pay attention to customs such as greetings, appropriate dress, eating behaviours, etc, and by customs of your trip it will increase local acceptances and will enrich your trip. Do not carry something which are not allowed and are not operated by your guide while you are travelling at zero point because it may cause unhealthy. You should support during eco-travels to ensure maximum community and conservation benefit from your spending.
Best Time to Visit Zero Point in Sikkim
Lachung is the place where April to May is a great time to go as the place is full in bloom during this time, and Yumthang Valley lives up to its name and the valley of its beauty flower. Current weather in Zero point Sikkim is during the months held in between February to March which is also the good time during Losar festival. It is when the time locals in their full traditional customers eat, drink and perform many cultural shows. Beginning of December is also a great time as you can see the monks performing mask dance at Lachung monastery. At the end of its last week of December to May first week it is also covered with snow. An two hour drive from Lachung, there is snow all around and yet has its beauty of this place is untouched that you must know it is not easy to do Yumthang Valley + Zero Point+ Katao and return to Gangtok in the same day. Also during the month of April to June this valley comes to life with Rhododendron which is above sea level we finally reached Yumthang Valley where the year is greenery takes cover creating a visual pleasure beyond the words and it is termed as the best time to visit zero point Sikkim.
Zero Points and Its 9 Various Places to Visit
Zero Point and its various places as long as you movie in groups under the guidance of tour operator which is manageable for visiting few places in North Sikkim and Nathula La Pass and in Zero point which are described as follows:
1. Buddhist Monastery Lachen:
It is the monastery located about 28 km from Tsunthang Sub Division office which was built in 1858 A.D with its 8 Monks. This Gonpa was the first and the small hut which is built by Lama Karchen Dorje Drak, who was a student of Jamyang Choki Rinzing who in turn was a disciple of Terdag Lingpa.
Best time to visit this place is in summer from the month March to June.
2. NorthEastern India Lachung Monastery:
Lachung Monastery in the Northeastern India was established in 1880. Lachung means a ‘small mountain’ which is at the confluence of the Lachen River and Lachung River, tributaries of the Teesta River. It is a small village which is 118km from Gangtok on the North Sikkim Highway.
Best time to visit the place is in the month of September.
3. Hot Spring, Therapeutic Value:
Sikkim has many hot springs which is also known for their therapeutic value which has its high in Sulphur content the waters are believed to have great medicinal properties with its average temperature of the water which is close to 50c.Some of the well know hot spring in North Sikkim is the Yumthang Hot Spring which is located some distance away from Yumthang village.
Best time to visit the place as the name signifies is at the time of spring when the season is sunny summer.
4. Panoramic Snow Capped Katao of Sikkim:
Katao is situated in the North Sikkim and it is nearly 144 kilometers from Gangtok, situated at an altitude of nearly 15000 and is far away from the center of Sikkim. You can visit Katao while you are staying at Lachung, can view the panoramic view of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas.
Best time to visit the place is the summer from March-May.
5. One of the Highest Gurudongmar Lake:
It is a lake which is named after Guru Padmasambhava, which is also known as Guru Rinpoche, founder of Tibetan Buddhism who visited the Lake in the 8th century. It is a lake which is considered sacred by both Buddhists and Sikhs.
Best time to visit the Lake is between the months of November and June.
It lies at an altitude of 13000 ft which is 30kms beyond Lachen lies Thangu. This valley is capeterd of alpine flowers which are replaced by snow.
Best time to visit is at the time from October up to March.
7. Wonders of Chopta Valley Sikkim:
This is a valley in North Sikkim each valley, trying to outdo the scenic beauty that it offers in few places that comes close to the virgin appeal of Chopta Valley in just 20 minutes drive from Thangu.
Best time to visit the place is in between March to May.
8. Seven Sister Waterfalls Phodong Monastery:
On the road to North Sikkim tourists can witness the pristine waterfall, which is namely seven sister waterfall. The spectacular facilities of waterfalls are named as because it is said that the water in the waterfalls falls in seven stages.
Best time to visit the place is in between March to November.
9. Kanchenjunga Views from Mangan/Singhik:
It is a town in Mangan which is the subdivision in the North Sikkim district of the Indian state of Sikkim and it is situated at a distance of four kilometres from Mangan. This is a small town which has its clear views of Kanchenjunga and Siniolchu which is situated 70 km approx from the capital city of Gangtok.
Best time to visit the view point is from October to till March-April.