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This historical town in West Sikkim has more religious and cultural values than you think. The scenic beauty offered by this historical town is second to none. If you have a love for calm and peaceful places, Yuksom is the place to visit. Though the place is surrounded with a number of majestic snow-covered mountain ranges, it is not always crowded with tourists. The town is treated to be a model village of Eco-tourism.

How To Reach Yuksom?

  • By Road: : Take a private or shared jeep from Geyzing and reach Yuksom within 5 hours. Though there are no buses, you can also avail a taxi from Geyzing, Tashiding, Pelling, and Gangtok.
  • By Railway: The New Jalpaiguri Station is situated around 150km away from Yuksom. You can book a taxi for there. It takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Yuksom.
  • By Air: Bagdogra is the nearest airport and is situated around 170km away from Yuksom.

What To See And Do In Yuksom?

Yuksom is actually a beautiful small village where you can simply roam around in foot. It is the base camp for trekkers in Sikkim. There are a lot of places to trek with Tashiding, Dzongri Peak, and Goecha La topping the list. There are tourism agencies run by local guys to help you out. The relatively tougher and steeper trek from Yuksom to Kachupuri Lake is a thing of desire for high-altitude trekkers. Few other places to visit are

  • Khangchendzonga National Park
  • Norbugang Park
  • Tashi Tenka
  • Dubdi Gompa
  • Goechala Trek
  • Karhok Wodasalin Gompa

When Is The Best Time To Visit Yuksom?

Though the beauty of the town stays intact all over the year, you can opt to visit the town between the months of March to June or from September to November. Being situated in the moderate altitude, the climate is pleasant during these months. Avoid visiting the place in December and February if you don’t love extremely cold weather.

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