Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary, arguably the best venue to feast your eyes upon 20 exotic species of rhododendrons in the picturesque state of Sikkim, is actually worth a visit. Situated in the sublime parts of Yumthang Valley, this interesting sanctuary can be accessed from Mangan –which lies in northern Sikkim. Lying at an elevation that ranges between 3048 to 4575 meters, this venue is known for its exquisite varieties of flora and fauna.
Best visited during spring, when the precincts of Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary are flush with blossoming rhododendrons; this venue is also known for its stunning views of Chomzomei Tso—which broadens up to join the Lava pass in the west. To the south of this sanctuary , you will find the angelic Yumthang Valley that is world renowned for its sublime beauty, alpine meadows and the enchanting views of Chuba - Sagochen mountain ranges. Here, you may like to savor the waters of the Yumthang River that kisses its periphery and is fringed by rows of Rhododendron trees and other green shrubs.
The sanctuary is quite well known for its thriving potentillas, gentians, primulas, saxifrages, aconites larch, juniper, poppies, maple and rambling lichens; along with silver fir and thick mats of mossy layers shielding the soil. If you are fond of wildlife, then look forward to saying “hello” to Civets, Tigers, and Blood Pheasants. Lachung is the last habited village in the vicinity of Shingba Sanctuary—you may like to seek your accommodation here.
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|