Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag in Yumthang Valley

It had been a long cherished dream for my wife and me to view the mighty Himalayas in its full glory. The untamed, gorgeous, awe inspiring and picturesque – THE Himalayas, with the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest. To accomplish this, we planned a trip just before the peak summer season – the most crowded tourist part of the year – set in.

We traveled to the north-eastern state of India, Sikkim. It is a small state with vast natural beauty – meandering streams, majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, deep ravines, breath-taking waterfalls, and amidst all these, the zigzag roads built around them. After soaking in the beauty of the Himalayas from the Yumthang Valley, we drove up on the zigzag road, flanked by snow on both sides, towards the vantage point, closer to the peak from where the Yumthang Valley was down below us, with its arms wide open embracing us. It was the sight of a lifetime, so ethereal and pleasing, and the experience so magical.

Yumthang Valley

At the center of this photograph, you can see the grandeur of Yumthang Valley, in the zigzag pattern between the mountains. Towards the bottom of the photo, you can marvel at the zigzag roads which we traversed to reach the peak.

Do let us know if you had been to Yumthang Valley or the Himalayas or any other such snow-capped mountain ranges. How was the experience, do share with us.

This post was part of Weekly Photo Challenge – Zigzag. Read more posts here.

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Read about my trip to another beautiful valley of India – Araku Valleyhere.

Check out photos of summers in Spain here under Weekly Photo Challenge.

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13 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag in Yumthang Valley

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette at the Banks of River Ganges | SuyashChopra

  2. Amazing mountains! I really need to go for a hike soon!

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  3. Paula says:

    A breathtaking view, beautifully captured.

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  4. Kan says:

    Stunning photo! I’ve never been to Yumthang Valley, but would love to go. Been to other parts of the Himalayas – they are awe-inspiring and calming at the same time.

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    • suyashchopra says:

      Thanks for your kind words, Kan, and for stopping by my blog. Yumthang valley is also called valley of flowers and you find them in spring and summers, I guess.

      Yes Himalayas is simply mesmerizing and spellbinding. You must visit this part of Himalayas as well. All the best…!! 🙂

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  5. Great selection of image for the challenge, Suyash 🙂

    Zigzag valley, roads and mountain peaks… great views indeed 🙂

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    • suyashchopra says:

      Thanks Sreejith. Sikkim is really nature’s paradise. Since this was my first encounter with snow capped mountains, I was thrilled to roam places and click more better photos.

      And this was one of the views I could capture with my camera and eye lens both. Indeed, it was such a magnificent sight to be missed capturing. Glad that you liked the post. 🙂

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    • Absolutely… I have been planning to visit Sikkim for a long time, but didn’t happen yet, I’l do it as early as possible, couldn’t resist the temptation 🙂

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    • suyashchopra says:

      You must not, definitely. Hope to see stunning photos of Sikkim from you SOON 🙂

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  6. Great image for the zig zag challenge

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