The Zero point is situated at an altitude of 15,300 ft, which is very close to the India-China border. After the visit to the Yumthang valley, it is a must to visit this place, as if you miss this spot of Sikkim, your tour will be incomplete. It is just an hour’s drive from Yumthang. The road from Yumthang to Zero point is filled with Azalea flowers, which is exhilarating to experience. This is a land of perennial snow and a gazing ground for shepherds.This place is even compared to Switzerland, it is believed that zero point is a Switzerland of India.
Only vehicles from local tour operators who are registered under Sikkim can take you to this beautiful place.
Things to do
- 1. Trekking the yumthang valley
To satisfy your adventurous soul, the thrilling trek is a must from the Lachung valley where you can experience the beautiful natural beauty, as well as the flora and fauna of the flower valley. One needs to cross the wooden bridge from Lachung, and trek about 25 km to enjoy the spectacular view.
- 2. Excursion to zero point
Zero point is located 50km from the Lachung town. This is the place where the civilians cannot access. It is hence called ‘zero point’. It is one of the best places to visit for a thrilling visit.
- 3. Trek to Mount Katao
Katao exhibits snow capped mountainpeaks, valleys and thin pine vegetation across miles. This place can only be accessed by the civilians after obtaining a permit from the Indian army. The Mount Katao is a beautiful place. Hiking is an thrilling adventure sport among the trekkers to take up here.
Places to see
Zero point has many places to see nearby and enjoy the beauty of Sikkim.
- 1. Buddhist Monastry
This monastery is located about 28 km from Tsunthang sub division office. It was built by the monks in 1858 A.D.
- 2. Hot spring
Sikkim has many hot springs. These hot springs are known for their therapeutic value, and the average temperatures of the water is 50 degree Celsius. The best known hot spring lies near zero point in the Yamthung village.
- 3. Snow capped Katao of Sikkim
Katao is located 144 km away from Gangtok, at an altitude of nearly 15000 feet, near the zero point. You can get the beautiful panoramic view of the snow capped mountains of the Himalayas there.
- 4. Seven sisters waterfalls
This waterfall is called the seven sisters because it witnesses waterfall in seven stages. It gives you spectacular view of the falling water from the high mountains.
- 5. Tashi view point
This viewpoint is on en-route to Lachen. This is where you can catch the breathtaking view of Kanchendzonga also known as Kanchenjunga.
- 6. Visit the sacred stone of Naydo in Chungthang
This place is a heaven for nature lovers. Lachung has sacred stone called Naydo. The mythological experts say that this sacred stone bares the footprints of Guru Padmasambhavaa. This place also houses the Chungtang monastery, and has paintings and sculptures of Buddhists. It is one of the best things to visit this holy and sacred place and get the blessings of Lord Buddha while you are on your tour to Sikkim.
Lachung and Zero point located in North Sikkim will surely make you fall in love with the mountains of the north-east India. To experience the beauty of North Sikkim, Hillpeaktours can help you a lot. Contact us right away through our official website to book your tour and make lasting memories.