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About Yuksom

The first ever established capital of Sikkim in 1642 A.D. by Phuntsog Namgyal, Yuksam is a historical town in western district of Sikkim. It holds great historical importance to the Buddhist sect. Yuksam, literally meaning ‘meeting place of three lamas’, gained its named from the similar event when the three most revered Lamas collected at this place to preach Buddhism. Yuksam has made itself as the model city for ‘eco-tourism’ in India and has been promoting it very effectively by organizing festivals and events explaining the above. It is also the base camp for trekking to Mt. Khangchendzonga.


How to Reach

By Air
Nearest airport at Bagdogra, is 170 kilometers from Yuksom. Taxis are available for onward journey.

By Rail
Nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri, around 150 kilometers from Yuksom. Taxis are available for onward journey.

By Road
Accessible easily as Yuksom is on the national road network.

Best Time to Visit

Yuksom can be visited all through the year. However, to pinpoint the best climes the months of March to June can be recommended.

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Tashiding Monastery
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Built in 17th century by Ngadak Sempa Chempo between the Rathong River and Ranjit River, Tashiding monastery is surrounded by prayer flags. The monastery is gua

Dubdi Monastery
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Dubdi Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim, built in 1701 by Chogyar Namgyal. Built in stone, this two storied structure has a bell shaped gilde

Khangchendzonga National Park
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Spread across 850 sq km, Khangchendzonga National Park is also one of the tallest national parks in country with its height ranging from 1800 meters to 8600 met



 

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Gupta Restaurant
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Traditional Inn
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Mama's Kitchen
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EVENTS/FESTIVALS

Maghe Purne
It is one of the largest festivals held at the Khecheopalri Lake every year for two days between the months of March and April.
Chho-Tsho
This is also celebrated at the Khecheopalri Lake in the month of October every year.
Bumchu Festival
Celebrated in the months of January and March, during this festival the devotees are given two droplets of the holy water kept inside the Tashiding Monastery.

Things To Do

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Camping is a recreational activity popular since 20th century where people set up a small portable tents, caravans, motor homes, etc to stay. Primitively campin

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Mountaineering is an adventurous and thrilling sport but it also tests your endurance and mental toughness. Despite all the precautions, some mishaps can always

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