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Zero Point in Sikkim – The magnificent road To Heaven and the marvel of India.

What is Heaven? A place where you feel the most alive and want to never leave and be eternal. That’s the same answer to the question, “What it feels like to be at Zero Point in Sikkim“. The place is an amazing work of nature and has impeccable beauty. This piece of nature’s art is located on the land of magical flora and fauna – Sikkim. Being one of the Seven Sisters of North East India, Sikkim is the second smallest state in India. The state is perfectly located on the sides of Himalayas and shares its borders with China, Bhutan and Nepal. It is one of the hidden and unexplored gems in India. There are many places to visit and experiences to cherish, Zero Point in Sikkim is one such amazing place to experience in this North-Eastern State.

People in the valley of Zero Point in Sikkim
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What makes Zero Point in Sikkim Special?

The Zero Point in Sikkim or Yumesamdong is a sublime destination for all the altitude junkies. Standing at an elevation of 15,300 feet above mean sea level, the region provides you with beautiful sightseeing shots. You can also witness the convergence of three beautiful rivers and with all the snow-clad mountains, the Zero Point is nothing short of Heaven on earth. The road ends right here and you can’t find any civilization further. The oxygen levels here are pretty low due to the high altitude. Also, the path to ground zero is a bit nasty. But the wonderful reward you get at the end of the journey is worth every trouble.

Zero Point is a prime tourist in Sikkim and the spectacle of the yaks grazing in the snow is something not to be missed. The natural beauty of the place will absolutely awestruck you. Zero Point in Sikkim is the answer to your childhood dream of playing with snow in an astonishing atmosphere. The place is covered with snow mostly throughout the year. All those rivers and snow-filled mountains will show glimpses of Switzerland. If you want to soak yourself with a chilling and adventurous encounter, Zero Point is Sikkim is just the place for you.

Yumthang in Sikkim
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How To Reach

Sikkim is a very popular tourist destination and it is accessible from any part of the country. You can reach there by airways, railways or roadways from any point in the country. The nearest railway station to Gangtok is the New Jalpaiguri (NJP) in Siliguri. It connects Sikkim with all the major parts of India. You can also take a shared taxi from NJP to Gangtok and the cost for the same will be around INR 200-250. Once you reach Gangtok, you can start your journey to the amazing Zero Point in Sikkim.

Due to the sharing of the border with China, the entry is possible only through guided tours which start from Gangtok. You will be requested to submit proof of your identity and two photographs. Please carry them to ensure a hassle-free and ease travel. You can also get yourself an all-inclusive tour of Lachung, Yumthang and Zero Point. The place is reachable only by a guided tour from Gangtok.

The journey to the Zero Point in Sikkim is truly a journey to the Paradise and the locals believe that it ends the search of spirituality and self-discovery. The high passes and the altitude makes the journey tough and only the courageous can pass through it and enjoy all the wonders which this lovely locality posses. All the tiring and knee-breaking treks throughout the way is compensated by a heavenly view. The whole journey and the destination provide you with exceeding levels of joy and happiness. Start planning your own trip to this utopia and you can be certain to be hypnotised by the beauty of nature.

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