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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.

To See

  • 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

To Reach

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.

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