Zero Point / Yumesamdong
Situated at an altitude of 15,300 ft. above Mean Sea Level, Yumesamdong or Zero point is nature personified. It is a place very close to the Indo Chinese border. This place is generally not part of the standard itinerary, but is often merged with the itinerary of Yumthang Valley as an add-on.
An hour’s drive beyond Yumthang (26 kms), takes one to Yumesamdong. The way leading to Yumesamdong is a passage through natural grandeur filled with the delicate scent of Azalea flowers pervading the atmosphere. Yumesamdong is a land of perennial snow but this valley is also used as a grazing ground for nomadic shepherds.
Heady, invigorating and exhilarating, words would fail to explain the experience of being at Yumesamdong.
Tea and Pakora vendors who clamber on to the first few vehicles of tourists leaving from Yumthang on the sightseeing for a Free Lift, serve them with hot snacks and Tea/Coffee upon arrival, albeit not free, but for a small price. It is a welcome relief for tourist to savour the taste of steaming momos and hot tea at that altitude to keep off the cold. On the whole, it can be said Yumesamdong has nothing special about it, but the exotic splendour of this place is enough to keep you engrossed in its charm.