Pakyong in Sikkim- Travel Guide with Detailed Information


Pakyong, the least significant village in Sikkim’s eastern region, is perched at a height of 3670 feet in the Eastern Himalayan foothills. Pakyong has gained significance among visitors to Sikkim following the establishment of Greenfield Airport with the sanction of the Central Government of Sikkim. The Lepcha term “pa yong,” which means “bamboo of the bow,” is where the name Pakyong originates. The Lepcha people used to frequently name places after the necessary objects were discovered there.

Agriculture plays an important role in the life of people of Pakyong and they usually produce ginger and round chilies (dalle khursani) on a large scale. Along with ginger and round chilies, goondruk, Kinema, Sinki are popular fermented foods sold in the local market of Pakyong.

What Makes Pakyong Worth Visiting

Pakyong, an up-and-coming tourist attraction in eastern Sikkim that is 30 kilometres from the busy metropolis of Gangtok, has a lot to offer its guests in addition to pleasant weather and breathtaking beauty. Punj Lloyd’s construction of Sikkim’s first Greenfield Airport brought attention to this sleepy hamlet. Pakyong’s hilly terrain is perfect for agricultural activities. Pakyong, which borders Tibet and Bhutan, is encircled by numerous lovely mountain hamlets, including Namcheypong, Raigoan, Pachey, Samsing, Dikling, Pachak, Pacheykhani, Dugalakha, and Karthok. Along with its abundance of natural resources, Pakyong is home to numerous picturesque locations that may pique the interest of tourists visiting the area.

Pakyong with its serene ambiance house many sacred destinations Dikling mane-Lhakhang, Shivalaya temple, Pacheykhani cave, Changey monastery, Devi Mandir, Karthok monastery, and Monks’ Retreat Centre. Tourists can let themselves be immersed in the tranquil ambiance while basking in the sight of fluttering prayer flags and lush Rolling Meadows dotted with tall conifer and pine trees in Pakyong. The serene hamlet has its own market place and on weekdays known as Wednesday Bazar ‘hart’, it is a place where tourists can buy organic vegetables while trying some local Sikkimese delicacies. Wednesday Bazar is a popular local attraction in Pakyong. RDD complex located in the virgin valley is another favored destination of Pakyong.

Surrounded by pine trees and a small park, the best time to visit the RDD complex is considered the winter season when the little frost is covering the pine trees making it look like an enchanted place. Visitors can go trekking to Jhandi Dara, which is located in topmost part of Pakyong, and see the amazing view of the adjacent valley and snow-capped mountains. It is around three hour’s journey by foot from the main town. Noab gaon a place near Pakyong also called the virgin valley is a great place to go for trekking. The serene hamlet Pakyong with its monasteries, astounding trekking trails, and organic vegetation has lured visitors traveling to Sikkim. The simplicity of Pakyong has made it a safe haven for the nature lovers.

Hotels and Homestays in Pakyong

There are many hotels available to stay in Pakyong. Once you reach pakyong, you can choose from budget to luxury hotels. These hotels in Pakyong offer all the latest amenities to their guests. Accommodation is included in all of our Pakyong Tour Packages.

Lying in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Pakyong a quintessential hamlet of the eastern district of Sikkim is endowed with surreal natural beauty. Dotted with the lush forest of pine and conifer trees and housing Greenfield airport, Pakyong has ensnared the heart of visitors who long to be close to nature. Inflate your lungs with the wooded fragrance while enjoying the simple yet enthralling beauty of Pakyong while catching the glimpse of the lifestyle of Sikkimese farmers.

How to Reach to this Destination

RoadBy Road
You can quite comfortably reach this destination through roads. A rented car from Siliguri will easily take you to this place name Pakyong. The approximate distance between Siliguri and Pakyong is 95 kilometers via NH10.
trainBy Train
NJP is the closest airport to this destination. The approximate distance between them is 101 kilometers. Many trains are avilable to NJP daily from all the major near places and states.
travellingBy Flight
Its closest and operational airport is located at Bagdogra. The approximate distance between them is 106 kilometers. From nearby places, many flights are available to Bagdogra Airport. (Note- Pakyong has its own airport).

Best time to visit Pakyong

The most prominent time to visit Pakyong is believed to be during the winter season (mid-November to January), when visitors may enjoy an unmatched view of the steep valley and snow-capped mountains enclosing Pakyong. However, each season in Pakyong has its own charm to savour. It is best to stay away from travelling during the rainy season since after a lot of rain; the roads are more likely to have landslides. Don’t wait, plan you next trip to Pakyong with Sikkim Adventure Tourism.

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