Sikkim is an incredibly beautiful state and every place in this state exudes an enigmatic grandeur. One among them is Zero Point. Husband and I were fascinated to visit this place as we were intrigued to know how it feels at the last outpost of civilization in knee deep snow. My late father-in-law had served in NEFA valley. Hence husband wanted to see a similar place where his dad was posted. Zero Point undoubtedly topped the list. A big salute to Indian Army which operates in harsh conditions, guarding the Indo-China border 24*7.
A day before your visit to Zero Point or Yumesamdong, your driver/travel agent would have submitted your documents in advance, which are checked on the day of visit. Zero Point is usually not included in North Sikkim itinerary and travel agents charge Rs 3000 extra for this trip, clubbing Yumthang Valley with it. Your homestay would provide you with packed breakfast (usually bread butter/jam) since you would have to leave early morning.
Hilly topography, harsh weather and proximity to China perhaps made it impossible to build roads. You would experience sharp turns and jerks throughout the road journey. Nonetheless the beautiful untouched nature around makes up for painful ride. The breath-taking sight leaves you mesmerized. After all its the journey that matters.
Our snowy adventures in Sikkim. Welcome to Zero Point, the last outpost of civilization before China, at an altitude of 15000Feet where Indian Army in knee deep snow, puts up a tough front 365 days. Salute to our army and their dedication to the nation. While we enjoy the snow and come back in less than an hour, the Army stays there 24*7 in extreme weather. How could we not visit this place when in Sikkim. #Travelblogger #Sikkim #zeroPoint #NorthSikkim #Indiatour #NorthEastIndia
P.S- This trip of mine was in Oct 2018. In case you have queries on planning your trip to North Sikkim or Zero point, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your query in comments below.