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At a height of 12000 feet Yuksom was the first capital of Sikkim. It serves as the base camp for unforgettable treks into the wilds of the mountains. This high altitude alpine trek passes through exquisite landscapes, dense Rhododendron forest. Dzongri or to Goechala at a height of 18,000 feet is a moderate trek and is mesmerizing. The trek has magnificent views of Mount Pandim, awe inspiring Mount Khangchendzonga and the whole of Himalayan range. Khangchendzonga National Park is accessible from Yuksom. It is a paradise for nature lover and the attraction for wild - life animals and birds are irresistible. Yuksom literally means the meeting place of the three wise / superior ones. A historical hamlet in the west Sikkim was in limelight in the 16th Century A.D. Three great saints helped in coronation of the first “Chogyal or king" Phuntsok Namgyal. The site is marked by the original throne and a footprint on a rock face near the throne, presumably left by Gyalwa Lhatsun Chenpo. Yuksom offers adventure, trekking, leisure or cultural tour. The rich cultural heritage of Sikkim started from here. The misty, verdant forest and slopes of Yuksom beckons to explore their depths and discover many legends untold. It can also boast of having the oldest monastery, built in 1701 A.D. The surroundings are enthralling with little blooms, and smoky mist swirling among the branches, it is an experience that will enthrall all.
- Pemayangtse Monastery
- Sanga Choling Monastery
- Rabdantse Ruins (The old capital of Sikkim)
- Seven Sister Waterfalls
- Khanchendzonga Water Fall
- Singshore Bridge
- Khecheopalri Lake
- Tashiding Monastery
- Rock Gardens
- Dubdi Monastery
- Goechala Trek
- Zongri Trek
- Hongri Trek
By Air – The closest air port is at Bagdogra, which is 175 kilometers from Yuksom and connected by Air with all important Indian metros. Bagdogra airport is well connected with the rest of India. There are daily flights to Delhi and Kolkata.
By Rail – The nearest railhead is at New Jalpaiguri which is 180 kilometers from Yuksom. NJP is well connected with all major cities in India. New Jalpaiguri Station is well connected with the rest of India. Trains to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Guwahati, Bangalore, etc are regular
By Road – Yuksom is 150 kilometers from the state capital Gangtok and about 170 kilometers from Siliguri. It is connected with Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Siliguri by the national highway 31 A. Sikkim Nationalized Transport plies regular bus services between Gangtok and Pelling. Private buses, taxis and jeeps are also available.
This place is also called as the ‘queen of the hills’. This place is invariably a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
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Welcome to Visit North East North East Part of India is a travellers delight. North East India consists Indian states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & West Bengal. Although West Bengal is officialy is not a part of North East India, but is the gateway of accessing Read More
Nathu La Nathu La pass is situated around 60 kilometers from Gangtok at an altitude of 4,310 meters / 14,140 feet. The road to Nathu La passes through the Tsomgo Lake is nearly 2 hours drive. The terms ‘Nathu’ and ‘La’ literally mean listening ears and pass respectively in Tibetan language. In 1961, Read More
Tsomgo Lake Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is famous tourist an attraction in Sikkim is nearly 42 kilometers from the state capital Gangtok. It is situated at an altitude of nearly 3780 meters / 12,400 feet. The Lake known as The Source of the Lake in Bhutia dialect is ideally located near the Nathu La pass. The lake Read More