Yuksom is a historic town in Geyzing subdivision of West Sikkim district in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim. It was the first capital of Sikkim established in 1642 AD by Phuntsog Namgyal who was the first Chogyal of Sikkim.
Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Pemayangtse, near Pelling in the northeastern Indian state of Sikkim, located 140 kilometers west of Gangtok.
Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri, is a lake located near Khecheopalri village, 147 kilometers west of Gangtok in the West Sikkim district of the Northeastern Indian state of Sikkim.
Sanga Choeling Monastery
Sanga Choeling Monastery also spelled Sange Choeling Monastery, established in the 17th century by Lama Lhatsün Chempo, is one of the oldest monasteries in the Northeast Indian state of Sikkim.
Rabdentse was the second capital of the former Kingdom of Sikkim from 1670 to 1814. The capital city was destroyed by the invading Gurkha army and only the ruins of the palace and the chortens are seen here now.
Rimbi Water Falls
Rimbi River Bank falls on the way to Khecheopalri and Yuksam where the main attractions are the river, waterfalls, oldest Hydel power station, Sewaro rock garden, and the village.
Phamrong Fall is located between Yuksam and Gerethang this highest waterfall of West Sikkim presents a magnificent scenario, especially during monsoon.
Best Time To Visit Yuksom
The climate of Yuksom, which is located at a moderate altitude remains pleasant throughout the year. March to June and September to October is considered as an ideal time for sightseeing and several outdoor activities. Summers in Yuksom begin in March and last till May. This time features pleasant weather with temperatures revolving around 10 °C. This serves as an ultimate season to witness the awe-striking beauty of the lush green mountains and warbling waterfalls. Summer, is the perfect time to indulge in thrilling outdoor activities here in Yuksom. Monsoons in Yuksom span from the month of June till the month of September. During this time majority of outdoor activities are put off due to the rain. The rocks and pathways become slippery, making traveling a little difficult. After October and November months, the temperature becomes pleasant again. Winter is the time when Yuksom becomes chilled and frosty. In this season the temperature drops below sub-zero level. The temperature during this time barely reaches 15 °C. Eager travelers visit Yuksom, even in the winters, as the sight of the snow-clad mountains is just not worth missing out. Visitors are advised to carry heavy woolen clothing during this time.