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Yuksom is a beautiful place located in the Western region of Sikkim and the village is well known for its natural beauty. Situated near the Kanchenjunga National Park, the village of Yuksom is in the heart of mountains covered with lush green vegetation. The village provides access to the base camp of Mount Kanchenjunga. Yuksom is, hence, also an attractive tourist hotspot and the base camp for some of the most adventurous treks in Sikkim. There are several interesting tourist attractions that you can see here and the local cuisine of the place are a must try.
Yuksom village is of very high historical importance to the Sikkimese with the first Chogyal crowned here in 1642. There are a number of places of religious and historical interest in Yuksom like the Dubdi and Sangachoeling monasteries, the first to be constructed in the Sikkim. The splendid Khecheopalri Lake considered holy by the Sikkimese is another great tourist attraction of the place. The beautiful town of Yuksom is historic and charming and it 's the main trailhead for the Khangchendzonga Trek, but it doesn't 't offer very clear glimpses of the high mountains.
Air: The nearest airport is in Bagdogra, about 170km from Yuksam. From here, you will have to take a bus or taxi to Yuksam.
Rail: The nearest railway station is New Jalpaiguri (NJP) which is about 150km from Yuksam. From NJP, one can hire a taxi to Yuksam.
Road: The road to Yuksam is poorly lit and it is not advisable to travel at night through there. So take a morning bus from the railway station or airport.
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