Here are the top 20 tourist attractions to see in West Sikkim:

1. Pelling

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12 km
from city center
1 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Pelling, a beautiful town in the West district of Sikkim, is becoming the second biggest tourist destination in Sikkim after Gangtok adorned by breath-taking views of the Khangchendzonga and the neighbouring peaks.

2. Geyzing

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4 km
from city center
2 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Located in the western part of Sikkim, Geyzing is a hill station famous for its natural beauty and serene and unexplored environment. Geyzing is the most ideal destination for tourists looking for a peaceful place to relax and unwind.

3. Pemayangtse Monastery

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2 km
from city center
3 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

This 3-storied Pemayangste Monastery is the oldest and one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Sikkim. It houses a lot of ancient wall paintings and sculptures.

4. Yuksom

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6 km
from city center
4 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Known for its picturesque landscape, Yuksom is an ideal tourist destination for people seeking a quite retreat in the hills. The place is surrounded by dense green vegetation and majestic mountains.

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5. Darap village

Must visit 3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
5 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

One of the few unexplored villages in Sikkim, Darap has retained the pristine nature of its flora and fauna over the years. It is situated at an altitude of 1600 m and the temperature here ranges from -5 to 28 degrees.

6. Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary

3.4 /5

16 km
from city center
6 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Varsey or Barsey is a small town in West Sikkim and is famous for its Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary. This place is not accessible by road, but one has to trek from a nearby town called Hilley to reach here.

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7. Yangtey

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11 km
from city center
7 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

At an altitude of 6000 ft, Yangtey is a small village and an instance of paradise by monsoons, lying very close to the town of Pelling, famous for the amazing views of Mt. Kanchenjungha that it offers.

8. Goecha La

4.1 /5

32 km
from city center
8 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

This is a high mountain pass located at a height of 4,940 m and acts as the base camp for southeast face of Kanchenjunga. This place can only be accessed by trekking from Yuksom and it roughly takes 7-8 days for a person to reach Goecha La and come back to Yuksom.

9. Kanchenjunga National Park

4.0 /5

32 km
from city center
9 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Named after the third highest mountain peak in the world, and nestled in the lap of the mighty Himalayas in North of Sikkim is the Kanchenjunga National Park. Included recently in UNESCO's world heritage sites, it is a rare high altitude national park and the first "Mixed-Heritage" site of the country. Also spelt as Khangchendzonga National Park, at an elevation of 8586 meters, it lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim. Unique in biodiversity, this place is a paradise for trekking with a diverse landscape and breathtaking views.

10. Biksthang

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15 km
from city center
10 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Biksthang, also famous as Mangalbaray and Chuchen, is a small farmhouse in the Pelling district of Sikkim. It is popular for having a beautiful environment, including the picturesque view of the Himalayas

11. Rabdentse Ruins

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
11 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Rabdentse Ruins were the second capital of Sikkim until the year 1814 A.D. This archeological site should be visited by all history-enthusiasts. The view of the entire valley below and Kanchenjunga peak from the ruins is absolutely spectacular and should not be missed.

12. Legship

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
12 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Legship is yet another small town in West Sikkim, which offers many picturesque views to the visitors. This place is famous for its Rangit Dam which was built on River Ranjit.

13. Dubdi Monastery

3.1 /5

5 km
from city center
13 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Also called the Yuksom Monastery, this is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. This monastery was established in the year 1701 and hence is one of the oldest monasteries of Sikkim.

14. Tashiding Monastery

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
14 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Located 40 km from Geyzing in the west of Sikkim, Tashiding Monastery is one of the oldest and holiest Buddhist temples in Sikkim. It was built in the year 1717 and is beautifully nestled on the top of a hill between Ranjit and Rathong Rivers.

15. Sangachoeling Monastery

3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
15 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Pemayangste Monastery, this ancient Buddhist temple was built in 1697 A.D. In order to reach this place, one has to walk for at least 40 minutes through the forest on a steep hilly slope but the end result is absolutely worth it.

16. Dzongri Trek

3.5 /5

20 km
from city center
16 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Nestled at an altitude of 4,200 m, Dzongri Trek serves as one of the most popular high altitude trek destination in Sikkim that can be completed in a short time. The trek offers some enchanting sights while hiking through the fascinating trail comprising of varied terrains, from patches of land streaked with green and gold and lush green meadows to dense forest and mighty peaks covered in snow.

17. Khecheopalri Lake

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
17 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri, Khecheolpalri Lake is a sacred lake for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed that the lake has a power to fulfill the wishes asked with pure heart. It is located 34 km to the northwest of Pelling town and is locally known as Sho Dzo.

18. Kasturi Trek

3.5 /5

6 km
from city center
18 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Kasturi trek is a round trek passing Goecha la pass and offers extraordinary panaromic mountain views. The Trek starts from Yuksom and goes up to Goecha La, the highest point of this trek. From here, you can see the stunning view of Talung Glacier and Mt Kanchenjunga. The views are simply amazing and captivating. From green meadows to shiny glaciers, the Kasturi Trek is a trekker's haven.

19. Barsey Rhododendron Trek

3.5 /5

18 km
from city center
19 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

A small town of Barsey located in the north-eastern Sikkim is simply breathtaking, springing with nature all around. Perched at an altitude of 10,000 ft, this place is best known for its Rhododendron Sanctuary, a paradise for nature lovers.

20. Rinchenpong

9 km
from city center
20 out of 20
places to visit in West Sikkim

Rinchenpong is a gorgeous village in West Sikkim, 40 kms away from Gangtok. The place is a perfect place for a leisure vacation amidst lush greenery and snow clad mountains. A walk down the resplendent meadows is one of the best things to do in Sikkim. Besides relishing a cup of tea enveloped in bounteous nature, you can also enjoy a beauteous view of the mountains outside the window.

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