The Sikkim government on Wednesday announced the opening up of Yumthang Valley in Lachung village for tourists, The announcement came a week after similar relaxations made for several other popular destinations such as Tsomgo Lake, Nathula, and Baba Mandir
While welcoming the decision, Lachung Dzumsa, the local body controlling the tourism activities in the North Sikkim village has assured strict adherence to COVID guidelines
Tsomgo Lake and Baba Mandir were thronged by tourists soon after they were opened up for visitors last week
The decision on opening up of Gurudongmar Lake for tourists will be taken after holding a meeting with Lachen Dzumsa next week, an official said.
Tourist destinations in the Himalayan state have been closed for visitors since March this year following a surge in Covid-19 cases.