Enjoy Nature's Beauty with Yuksom Holiday Packages
The word Yuksom means 'the assembly of three erudite priests'. Yuksom is said to be
the antique capital of the Indian state of Sikkim. It is the last town in the northwest of
Sikkim and comes within the Geyzing subdivision. It is the foremost trailhead of the
popular Kanchendzonga trek. Being an ultimate tourist destination, Yuksom is mostly
visited by trekkers and avid travelers. It enjoys an adorable location and allows easy
access of the nearby historic places. With beautiful waterfalls and charming landscapes,
it turns into an ideal tourist destination.
Tourist Attractions in & around Yuksom
Yuksom is a charming destination in the state of Sikkim and it allows you exploring
several important tourist attractions along with its natural beauty. Let's see what you can
visit on your Yuksom tour.
It is a beautifully constructed monastery situated in Yuksom region. The monastery is
just located to the opposite side of the Kartok Lake. It has been named after a famous
lama who was one of the members of the maiden sovereign of Sikkim.
The word Khecheopalri is the union of Khecheo and Palri where Khecheo
signifies 'soaring yoginis or seraphs' and Palri means 'Palace'. This is an attractive
pond that is surrounded by the sacred Khechoedpaldri knoll. People visit the place for a
Situated at the pinnacle of the town, this is a small lake and one of the main attractions
of the town. The lake enjoys unspoiled surroundings and allows the visitors having the
beautiful views of the snow-covered mountains from the distance.
Best Time to Visit Yuksom
The best time for Yuksom travel is from the months of October to November as the
place experiences an amazing atmosphere in this period. The summer season in the
town remains between months of March and May. Temperature remains between
30° C and 10° C. Monsoon season commences in month of June and remains up to
September. Rain creates a hurdle in enjoying various outdoor activities. Winter time
of year starts from December to February. Temperature goes below 0° C sometimes.
From October to November, weather is really pleasant in this place.
How to Reach Yuksom
Yuksom is a popular tourist destination of Sikkim, which is connected with rest of
India through different means of transportation, including air, rail and roads. If you are
planning a Yuksom trip then explore the options to reach there before booking Yuksom
The nearest airport to Yuksom is Bagdogra Airport, which is situated 154 km away from
Aritar. Regular flights for Bagdogra Airport are available from cities like Delhi, Guwahati,
Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. From the airport, you can take buses or car on rent to
The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri railway station, which is located 146 km
away from the town. The station is connected to several destinations through regular
trains. From station, take bus or car on rent to reach Yuksom.
You can reach Yuksom in 5 hours from Geyzing (44.9 km) by jeeps on sharing or
private basis. Gangtok is 145.9 km away and Pelling is 35.9 km away from Yuksom and
from these places, jeeps are available to reach Yuksom.