Yuksom Sikkim- Travel Guide with Sightseeing Attractions


Yuksom, the first capital of Sikkim, is situated 124 kilometers from Gangtok in western Sikkim. The first Dharma King was crowned by three learned Tibetan monks in Yuksom, which was established in 1641 AD and served as Sikkim’s previous capital. Yuksom still exudes the allure of the bygone age and offers a breathtaking vista of Mount Kabrue. Yuksom is one of the four sacred locations that Guru Padmasambhava blessed; these sites are seen as representing the four plexuses of the human body, and Yuksom is a symbol for the “third eye.” Due to its location at the entrance to Kanchenjunga National Park, Yuksom has become a popular starting place for trekkers from all over the world. Although Yuksom is a popular trekking destination, it has remained unaffected by modernization, making it a retreat for those seeking seclusion.

Yuksom Sightseeing Attractions

Yuksom, a lovely village with historical value, is perched at a height of 1780 metres. According to legend, Yuksom is where Sikkim was founded. Yuksom, which is surrounded by intimidating mountains and rich in flora and fauna, has captured the imaginations of many hikers and travellers with its magical beauty. The Dzongri Goecha La trip and the Kanchenjunga trek are two well-known trekking routes that go through the formidable highlands surrounding Yuksom. One of Sikkim’s most well-known and high-altitude hiking routes is the Yuksom Dzongri Goecha La climb. Yuksom has been a popular trekking destination because to the unpaved trail that leads through a dense forest to the third-highest mountain peak, Mt. Kanchenjunga. Sited close to Kanchenjunga National Park, Yuksom flourishes in natural beauty but there is more to just a dense forested area.

Historical structures and monuments in Yuksom provide a window into the customs and way of life there in earlier times. Travelers can reach that historic location through a route that circles Yuksom. One of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim is Dubdi Monastery, which dates back to 1701 and is situated adjacent to the revered Kathog lake on a hilltop above Yuksom. Reaching the monastery requires a 45-minute stroll through gorgeous rhododendron and oak forests. One of the best experiences you may have in Sikkim is this woodland stroll. The trail overlooking Yuksom passes through a dense forest, which is home to some of the rarest Himalayan animals like Barking Deer, the Red Panda, the Marbled Cat, Musk Deer, and the Himalayan Black Bear.

The mighty Mt. Kanchenjunga and the twin peaks of Mt. Kabrue keep peeping through the trees and nearby hills until you reach the monastery. Dubdi monastery houses some of the rarest manuscripts and the mural inside the monastery displays figures of divinities, saints, and demons. The ruin of the coronation throne where the first Dharma King was crowned is one of the famous places to visit in Yuksom. Within the 10km distance, there are two astounding waterfalls nearby Yuksom which has bewitched the mind of many travelers. Surrounded by a rich forested area Yuksom has an ideal ambiance for hosting the large number of Himalayan birds making Yuksom a birding paradise.

Yuksom Sightseeing Attractions

Yuksom, in Sikkim, is a historical location indicating the actual culture and customs of Sikkim sprawled with a hiking trail towards some picture-perfect sites. Yuksom has emerged as the go-to location for hikers and tourists searching for a break from mundane city life because of its extraordinary natural beauty and location overlooking the intimidating mountains covered in rich conifers and oak trees. Discover the authentic Sikkimese culture in Yuksom while soaking up the simplicity amidst a pristine environment.

Yuksom Sightseeing Attractions

Every time you visit Yuksom, you’ll be moved by the incredible hospitality some of the hotels and resorts offer. This alluring tourist destination has a lot more to offer and keeps you away from the bustle of the city. Hotels for the stay also provide natural settings to ensure a stronger connection to the locations you want to reach. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and intimate proximity to nature while you uncover your true self. There are numerous hotels in Yuksom that range in price from inexpensive to moderate. Our tour packages will include any of these accommodations depending on your budget and requirements.

How You Can Travel to Yuksom

travellingBy Air
Yuksom’s closest airport is located at Bagdogra. The approximate distance from the Aiport to Yuksom is 152.0 km via NH 10 and this road distance can be covered within 6 hours.
RoadBy Road
The road is the most convenient way to reach Yuksom Village. From Geyzing, Tashiding, Pelling, or Gangtok, you can quite easily reach this splendid destination. All you need to do is hire a car.
trainBy Train
About 150 km from Yuksom, the closest train station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP). It is important to depart NJP by 11 AM because it takes 6-7 hours to get from NJP to Yuksom via Jorethang. It is not advised to travel at night on the dimly illuminated route to Yuksom.

Best time to visit Yuksom

To make the most of the Yuksom trip the ideal time to visit Yuksom is from March to June and September to November when the weather is pleasant and tourists can witness an unhindered view of Mt Kabrue. Yuksom is usually best visited if you opt for a tour package prior to your trip. Call for a detailed tour itinerary now!

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