The capital city of the West Sikkim District, Geyzing, also known as Gyalshing is located at an altitude of 6,500 feet above the sea level with lofty and majestic mountains of the Himalayan range surrounding the city. The river Rangeet surges in the western part of the city. Keeping aside the scenic beauty of the nature that can be seen in Geyzing; the many monasteries situated here make it a major tourist attraction.
Geyzing is one of the major towns in West District of Sikkim as well as the district headquarter. The town is also famous as Gyalshing among the local people and is located at a distance of 10km from Pelling. With the increase in the number of tourists travelling here every year, Geyzing has become a tourist hotspot and it is the main trading and commercial town of this region too. Yangtey, a hilltop which is a few kms away from here, is sited on top of a cliff and offers a beautiful scenic view. Straight down is the river Rangeet and up ahead you can see the marvellous Kanchenjunga Mountains. Apart from its natural picturesque beauty, Geyzing is also famous for the monasteries which are visited by several Buddhist pilgrims.
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