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Yuksom, India

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.


Mid-March - end June
Temperature:26°C- 40°C

June - end September
Annual rainfall -250 cm-325 cm

Late November To Mid-February

Best Places to Visit in Yuksom

Kartok Monastery:
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.

Khecheopalri Lake:
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 relaxing experience.

Kathok Lake:
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.

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