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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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