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Yuksom, Sikkim, India



Sikkim, India

Yuksom is a beautiful place located in the Western region of Sikkim and the village is well known for its natural beauty. Situated near the Kanchenjunga National Park, the village of Yuksom is in the heart of mountains covered with lush green vegetation. The village provides access to the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga. Yuksom is, hence, also an attractive tourist hotspot and the base camp for some of the most adventurous treks in Sikkim. There are several interesting tourist attractions that you can see here and the local cuisine of the place are a must try.

Yuksom Travel Tips

  1. Plan your trip When the Weather Is Fine.
  2. Packing Essentials.
  3. Be A Part of Sikkim Culture.
  4. Get Border Permits in Advance.
  5. Plan a viable Itinerary.
  6. Keep Documents Handy. Documents Required for Protected Area Permit.
  7. When In Sikkim, respect Sikkim Culture & Landscape.

Yuksom Facts

Yuksom signifies “meeting spot of three lamas” and is the chronicled capital of Sikkim built up in 1642 AD. For Buddhists, it’s one of the sacred destination. Today, Yuksom is a residential community, buzzing with a bazaar of little roadside shops offering various family unit things, several bistros and upbeat local people. It is a heavenly abode nestled in the lap of nature. There is a lot to be explored and experienced in Yuksom.

How to Reach

Flight By Air

The quickest way to reach Yuksom is to catch a flight to Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal. It is an international airport that connects to all major cities in India and is around 170 km away from Yuksom.

Train By Train

The nearest railway station to Yuksom is the New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri, West Bengal. It is around 153 kilometers from Yuksom. Yuksom is located 123 km from Gangtok and the most convenient way to reach Yuksom is to first come to Gangtok and then from there drive down to Yuksom.

Car By Road

Yuksom is easily accessible by road from the major cities of India and the places in Sikkim. It is around 45 km from Geyzing and 123 km from Gangtok. The most convenient way to reach Yuksom is to first come to Gangtok and then from there drive down to Yuksom.

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