Across the princely town of Yuksom

Where the past and present blend to help every visitor create memories!

One of the best spots in India for a laid-back occasion, Yuksom is a virgin and incredibly enchanting town in West Sikkim. Favoured with stunning beauty, this spot is an absolute delight. Prominently known as the Gateway to Mt. Kangchendzongha, Yuksom highlights hypnotizing trails worth stepping. Visit around its appealing districts and make a visit to its celebrated the travel industry attractions and touring places. Its old cloisters, verifiable landmarks, peaceful cascades and lakes will leave you enchanted.

Yuksom, yesterday and today…

Yuksom was the principal capital of Sikkim set up in 1642 AD by Phuntsog Namgya. Yuksom was supplanted by Rabdentse as capital in 1670 when Phuntsok Namgyal’s child Tensung Namgyal, moved the capital. Yuksom is an authentic town and a legacy town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim locale in the Northeast Indian territory of Sikkim.

Yuksom has a consecrated, religious and social hugeness. The scene of Demazong valley is otherwise called the place where there is shrouded fortunes favored by Guru Padmasambhava. The lake Khecheopalri which is a basic piece of the Demazong valley is accepted to speak to one of the four frameworks of the human body to be specific thorax; the other three frameworks are said to be spoken to by Yuksom which speaks to the ‘third eye’. Other than these, there are various Buddhist religious communities and recorded landmarks in Yuksom.

Yuksom is the beginning stage for the trekking trail to Mt. Khanchendzonga, which is additionally most loved among trekkers. It is arranged at the head of Kanchenjunga National Park, which is the biggest ensured zone in Sikkim. The slopes of Yuksom were named Ney-Pemathang in the past for their excellent scene. The timberland spread in these slopes comprises of wide leafed Oak, Birch, Maple, Chestnut, Magnolia, Rhododendron, Silver, Fir, Ash, and Alder. Sikkim owes quite a bit of its title of “biodiversity problem area” to the regular setting of Yuksom. The well-known trek to Goechala (through Dzongri) additionally starts from Yuksom.

The occupants of Yuksom have advanced eco-the travel industry in this just as different locales of Sikkim. It is likewise considered as the model town for eco-the travel industry. Consistently the meeting populace of sightseers surpasses the inhabitant populace inferable from its area on the trekking course and its significance as a religious place for Buddhists. The Lepchas, Bhutias, and Nepalese comprise the significant networks in Yuksom.

Places to visit and top things to do in Yuksom

Norbugang Park

All excited with supplication hails, the Norbugang ‘crowning liturgy park’ is a noteworthy forest nursery containing a little sanctuary, a gigantic petition wheel, a chorten containing earth from each side of Sikkim, and the straightforward yet…

Mother’s Kitchen

Dive down the stairway-back road adjacent to Yak Hotel at the southern edge of town to discover this newly inviting spot for flavorful, authentic Sikkimese home food, all relentlessly cooked without any preparation.

Dubdi Gompa

Said to be Sikkim’s most seasoned as yet working religious community, this minimized, serene gompa is perfectly set in tended gardens on the edge above Yuksom, with day break perspectives on white crests between high green folds of forests.

Tashi Tenka

At the point when Yuksom was Sikkim’s capital, an illustrious royal residence complex known as Tashi Tenka sat on an edge toward the south of town. Basically everything is gone, yet the 360-degree sees from here are radiant. Access is through a four…

Yangthang Rinpoche Statue

Simply outside Norbugang’s south divider, this monster, situated statue-sanctuary recognizes Lhatsun Chempo’s twentieth century ‘rebirth’. Seen from Tashi Tenka, it’s a standout amongst Yuksom’s most striking structures.

Mani Hall

Directly in the town focus, this extraordinary creation is a glass-walled, temple like building encasing 18 larger than usual petition wheels in two close-pressed lines.

Kathok Wodsalling Gompa

This generally new gompa, got to inverse Hotel Tashi Gang, includes an astonishingly stern statue of Guru Padmasambhava.

Khecheopalri Lake

Situated at a tallness of 6,000 ft, Khecheopalri Lake is the biggest lake in the state. The perfectly clear water of the lake is viewed as consecrated. This blue tidal pond is arranged in a thick timberland and visited by explorers all-round the year to offer petitions. More intriguing that no leaves drift on the outside of the lake.

Tashiding Monastery

Tashiding Monastery holds a significant spot among Buddhists since the spot was visited by adored Guru Padmasambhava. The vivid structure of religious community is an excellent case of Buddhist design. Numerous Buddhist functions are held in this religious community which merit encountering.

Khangchendzonga National Park

On the off chance that you appreciate greenery, at that point you will love to invest some energy in Khangchendzonga National Park. the recreation center is spread over a region of 820 sq km. one can discover snow panther, Himalayan mountain bear, Red Panda, sloth bear, and different indigenous Himalayan animals. In the event that you are a natural life picture taker, at that point you should visit this park.

Khangchendzonga Waterfall

Khangchendzonga Waterfall is an enormous cascade in Sikkim that fits the bill for a beautiful site. It is around 28 km from Pelling while in transit to Yuksom. The spot is green, quiet, and peaceful that it makes you feel nearer to nature. There are little shacks close cascade where you can appreciate tidbits and tea.

How To Reach Yuksom

By Road

Reach here in 5 hours from Geyzing utilizing shared or private jeeps. There are no transports to Yuksom, there are taxicabs to Yuksom from Tashiding (₹30), Geyzing (₹70), Pelling (₹60) and Gangtok (₹140). It may be hard to discover shared jeeps after 1pm.

Via Train

The closest railroad station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) which is around 150 km from Yuksom. The way to Yuksom is dreary and it isn’t prudent to go during the evening.

Via Plane

The closest airplane terminal is in Bagdogra, 12 km west of Siliguri and around 170 km from Yuksom.
Best time to visit Yuksom


Summers in Yuksom start in March and last till May. This time includes a wonderful climate with temperatures rotating around 10 °C. This fills in as an extreme season to observe the amazement striking excellence of the rich green mountains and chattering cascades. Summer, is the ideal time to enjoy exciting outside exercises here in Yuksom.


Rainstorm in Yuksom range from the period of June till the long stretch of September. During this time lion’s share of open air exercises are put off because of the downpour. The stones and pathways become tricky, making voyaging somewhat troublesome. After October and November months, the temperature winds up lovely once more.


Winter is when Yuksom moves toward becoming chilled and cold. In this season the temperature dips under below zero dimension. The temperature during this time scarcely achieves 15 °C. Energetic explorers visit Yuksom, even in the winters, as seeing the snow clad mountains is simply not worth passing up a major opportunity. Guests are encouraged to convey substantial wollen garments during this time.

On the off chance that this isn’t sufficient, at that point lock in your shoes for some fascinating activities at this lovely goal in Sikkim.

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