Top Tourist Places To Visit in Yuksom

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Yuksom

  • Yuksom
  • Sikkim
  • India

Yuksom Overview

Yuksom is an arresting hill-town located in the West side of Sikkim. Its name translates into the "meeting point of three learned monks". Those 3 monks arrived from Tibet and selected Phuntsog Namgyal as the first king of Sikkim. The legends also claim that Yuksom was the first place in Sikkim where Buddhism was preached. Today, Yuksom is promoted as a tourist site in West Sikkim.


Beckoned by the mighty peaks of Khangchendzonga, Yuksom is elevated at a height of 5,840 feet above the sea level. The lofty valley of Yuksom cascades over hundreds of acres of land & is bestowed with greenery. The climate of Yuksom is tropical cool in nature. The place encounters pleasant weather amid the year. The median temperature during the summers hardly scales beyond 33°C whereas the winter season experiences an average mercury level scaling between 3°C-14°C. The annual average precipitation received by Yuksom is 3800 mm.


Yuksom offers alluring attractions to its visitors. It houses the amazing monasteries like the Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Dubdi Monastery, Mallu Monastery, Ngadak Chenpo Chorling Gompa and Kartok Gompa are the destinations swarmed by the devotees. The other attractions include the foothills of Khangchendzonga and nearby forests.

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  • 2/5
    We are SO glad we found Jeewan and Holidays in Sikkim. He organized a trek for us from Yuksom that was exceptionally well run. He also organized a week for us in Bhutan that was equally as awesome. We would highly recommend this travel agency! ...more

Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many days should I plan for Yuksom trip?
    3-4 days would be sufficient to explore the main attractions and enjoy the scenic beauty of Yuksom.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Yuksom?
    The nearest major airport and train station for Yuksom is Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri, West Bengal, which is approximately 150 kilometers away.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Yuksom?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Yuksom are by road via shared taxis or private vehicles from nearby towns like Gangtok or Siliguri.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Yuksom?
    Yes, Yuksom celebrates various Buddhist festivals like Losar, Bumchu, and Pang Lhabsol with vibrant processions, masked dances, and religious ceremonies.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Yuksom?
    The top tourist attractions in Yuksom include the Dubdi Monastery, Tashiding Monastery, Khecheopalri Lake, and the Khangchendzonga National Park.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Yuksom?
    Some must-try local dishes in Yuksom include momos, thukpa, and local Tibetan cuisine. Popular restaurants include Tashi Delek Restaurant and Sonam Food Corner.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Yuksom?
    Yuksom offers a range of accommodations including hotels, guesthouses, homestays, and camping options for different budgets and preferences.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Yuksom?
    Yes, there are public buses and shared jeeps available for transportation within Yuksom and to nearby towns and villages.
  • What are the transportation options available in Yuksom?
    The transportation options available in Yuksom include shared jeeps, taxis, and local buses for intra-city travel, as well as trekking and hiking for exploring the surrounding areas.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Yuksom?
    The primary language spoken in Yuksom is Nepali, but English is also widely understood and spoken by locals.
  • What is the best time to visit Yuksom?
    The best time to visit Yuksom is from March to June and September to November when the weather is pleasant and favorable for outdoor activities.
  • What activities can be done in Yuksom?
    The activities that can be done in Yuksom include trekking to Dzongri and Goechala, exploring monasteries, visiting waterfalls, and enjoying nature walks and birdwatching.
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