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Yumthang, the Valley of Flowers

Yumthang, the Valley of Flowers
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-22
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D-200, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AF ED, Hoya Cir. Polarizer 86mm
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-03-05 8:39
Viewed: 3630
Points: 10
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We took almost 3 hours from Lachung, North Sikkim to reach this beautiful valley of flowers. This was the most scenic part of enigmatic Yumthang. The entire valley is mystique with some divine charisma at an altitude of almost 14,000 feet plus. The river flows all the way through the valley and passes close to the famous hot spring of Yumthang. Do not forget to carry eatables of your choice to this place, since it is an ecofragile zone & the State has not given acquiescence to open restaurants or hotels for tourists in this breathtaking alpine zone of Himalayas.

For those interested in hike, this is an ultimate place for an escapade in the snow clad slopes, breathing fresh and crispy cold air in the gorgeous forests of Cedars, Spruce, Oak, Brich and Pine. The rhododendron shrubs with magnificent flowers & aroma are seen adding additional grandeur to Yumthang.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-05 11:09]

Hi Subhash,
Excellent capture of this mountain and colouds.Well exposed and composed.
Thanks for posting.

Dear Dr. Subhash,
Magnificient imagery.
Mario from Canada.

hello Subhash

a superb stunning image with the wonderful hight mountains,
the clouds and the foreground trees silhouettes, TFS


The trees in this way give great dimension to your composition as whole good Doctor! I always admire your work whether it is from archives or just taken., You have an amazing ability with photographs!

Hi Mr. Subhash,
A nice capture of this beautiful cloud covered mountian. Superb composition and a lovely view. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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