Overviews: Located at an altitude of 1780. Meters it was ancient 1st capital of Sikkim. Yuksom -Actually is YUK-SAM, YUK- mean “Monk”. SAM means “Three”. Meaning “ is meeting place of the three learned monks”.
In 1642 AD according to the history of Sikkim, the three holy monks came from different directions at Yuksom Narbugang. Lama Lhatsun Namkha Jigme Chempo, came from Tibet by overflying with the pine stick also there is a holy rock with a footprint of hade lama Lhatsun Namkha Jigme Chempo and other two holy monks came from East and South directions. After the meeting, they made Phuntsog Namgyal was the first King of Sikkim.
Overviews: Yuksom is one the hottest tourist destination in west Sikkim cover with lush green forest also lap of the 3rd height mountain of the world Mt. Kanchenjunga 8,585.meters the high of mountain in India also it is quite peaceful, and small bazer with natural beautiful pattern surrounded cover by Himalayan hills and ones you visit at Yuksom welcome you the unforgeable views of snow-capped mountains Mt. South Kabru 7,317.meters. and Mt. North Kabru 7,338.meters. and here you find some restaurant will enjoy delicious meals also here qat Yuksom you can get the local beer made by millet call (Chang/Tongba) as well as closes your restaurant blessing with holy biggest prayers wells in the worlds belong to the Buddhism of Ningmapa sect built by H.H Domang Yangthang Rampochee.
HIKING DUBDI MONASTERY:
Overviews: Dubdi monastery it is the oldest monastery in Sikkim and located on top of the hill from Yuksom at an elevation of 2,000 meters. The Dubdi monastery established in 1701, AD an hour’s walk from Yuksom the trail through front of P H C health centre from Yuksom and front of Limboo Home Stay. The trail gradual uphill. along with trail cover with luge green forest and some of the place you will get water prayer wells and some small stream. The Dubdi monastery known as the Hermit’s Cell after its ascetic founder Lhachen Namkha Jigme, who along with two other lamas from Tibet met at Norbugang near Yuksom and crowned Phuntsog Namgyal as the first King or Chogyal of Sikkim at Norbugang Yuksom in 1642.
HIKING KARTOK MONASTERY:
Overviews: Kartok Monastery is on the opposite side of Yuksom bazar and only 5-minute walk fro Yuksom Bazer It has been named after three holy monks who were part of the coronation of the first sovereign of Sikkim and Kartok Monastery offers you nice views of around Yuksom.
HIKING KARTOK LAKE:
Overviews: Kartok Lake the Holy Lake in west Sikkim at Yuksom close to the Kartok Monastery it is quit peace and beautiful lake cover with dense green forest and colourful prayer flag with impressive views of the mountain.
also, those people are interesting for mediation and photography surrounding at Yuksom the Kartok Lake is a big huge and quite a peaceful place. Best time for Photography in the sunrise time and in sunset time also every year one time at yuksom peoples are organizing Kartok Festival for one week.
HIKING NORBUGANG CORONATION THRONE:
Overviews: Coronation throne of Norbugang. Established in 1642 AD. It takes a 15-minute walk from Yuksom bazar Phutsok Namgyal the first chogyal [king] was crowned as the first Chogyal of Sikkim. It is also considered that three holy monks, who came from different directions started their holy Buddhism preaching. You can also see the footprint, printed on the rock of holy Buddhism monk Gyalwa Ngadak Sampa chempo. and close at Narbugang chorten you will visit holy stupa of “Thak-Thong Gyalpo“ is meaning long life god in Buddhism built by H.H Domang Yangthang Rampochee.
HIKING TASHI TENKA:
Overviews: Tashi Tenka it is about 20 minutes’ walk from the market and opposite from Yuksom senior secondary school. The trail easy with concrete through between of Yuksom school and Buddhism Chorten (STUPA) The royal complex of Tashi Tenka was constructed when the town of Yuksom was still the capital of Sikkim. It is located on a ridge and therefore, offers a full 360-degree view of the entire Yuksom Village you will visit the natural scenic beauty around the spot.
HIKING HONGRI MONASTERY:
Overviews: Hongri monastery also oldest monastery in Sikkim and above the Tshong Village an elevation of 2,147.meters established in 17th century by Gyalwa Ngadak Sempa champo during the reign of Chogyal Phuntsog Namgyal. the trail by foot through the front of Limboo homestay at Yuksom, and Tshong Village, also gradually easy way as well as you can take the car from Yuksom till to Tshong Village the time almost 5 hours by foot go and returned along with unforgettable views.
HIKING PHAMRONG WATERFALLS:
Overviews: Phamrong waterfalls is a high and beautiful waterfall in west Sikkim. located around 7 km. away from Yuksom by hike maximum it takes 3 to 4 hours to go and return. The trail through front of Mamas kitchen(Mamas Homestay) along with Mangtabung Village also main care road on the way to Tashiding and Jorthang.
HIKING KHECHEOPALRI LAKE:
Overviews: The Khecheopalri Lake at an elevation of 1,805. metres from sea level is about 32 km from Pelling and 26 km from Yuksom by vehicle. And by foot one way is around 3 ½ hours walk from Yuksom also one day hike from yuksom those peoples are user demanding trekkers and slow trekkers for two days. Khechepalri Lake is regarded as the most sacred Lake in west Sikkim for both Buddhists and Hindus and is believed to be a wish-fulfilling lake in Sikkim many people are over here for worship and offering, with blessing Khecheopalri Lake.
Khecheopalri Lake one of the famous tourist point in Sikkim cover with deep green forest. Here you can get many tourists and surround at the lake you can find many types of birds, and top up the hill there is some good homestay and beautiful Khecheopalri monastery where you can get a view of snow cape mountains. After khechoplari lake and monastery you will back to Yuksom visit through from Kangchenjunga waterfalls is it hottest tourist point in west Sikkim.
History of khecheoparli lake origin from Yuksom before many years ago. His origin place is called Landing. After Yuksom shifted from Cho-Sho near from Dofuk village. Cho-Sho it is behind the present place from Khecheoparli Lake at that time the Khecheoparli Lake is quite big and Cho-Sho his second birthplace is inferior and it is too congested place. And the Khecheoparli Lake again shifted from present place.
Before shifted the Khecheoparli Lake from Yuksom. The people are staying with many horses, yak, and cows. Sometimes the animals died The peoples used to put them into the lake, for feeding of fish then the lake became dirty by the action of peoples. Then the lake moves to another place from Cho-Sho. Near Khecheoprali village.
HIKING TASHIDING MONASTERY:
Overviews: Tashiding Monastery is oldest monastery in Sikkim established in 18th Century by Nhadak Sempo Chempo who belonged to the Nyingma-pa Sect of Buddhism as well as Nhadak Sempo Chempo one of the three lamas who performed the consecration ceremony the first king of Sikkim also Buddhist scriptures, Guru Padma Sambhavpa blessed the sacred land of Sikkim in 18th century A, D from the spot also Tashiding Monastery is famous monastery in Sikkim is about the “Fhum-Chuu“ festival “Fhum-Chuu“ is meaning “Fhum“ mean POT -Chuu mean water the holy water in the ceremony, held off a large number of pilgrims and devotees to be blessing with holy water from Bhutian, Nepal all Sikkim. And according to the history of Buddhism who belonging with Buddhist religions “Fhum-Chuu“ sacred water, it is important to blessing of people The “Fhum-Chuu“ festival is held on the 14th and 15th day of the first month of Tibetan calendar.
Tashiding Monastery 22 ½ km from Yuksom by road and 5 to 6 hours by foot. via trek trail through from Dubdi Monastery, Tshong village, Hongri Monastery, Nesha Pokhari Dara and Sinon monastery after Sinon monastery the trail steep downhill through inside the luge green forest some of the place along with local house till to Tashiding Bazar after easy ascend towards from Tashiding monastery cover with colourful prayer flag and holy rock with beautiful script.
HIKING KANGCHENDZONGA NATIONAL PARK:
Overviews: Khangchendzonga National Park Located in Indian Himalayan range in northern India (State of west Sikkim), includes a unique diversity of plains, valleys, lakes, glaciers and majestic spectacular, snow-capped mountains covered with ancient luge forests, including the world’s third-highest peak, Mount Khangchendzonga. 8585. Meters. And the high peak in India and Local stories are associated with these mountains and with a great number of natural elements like caves, rivers, lakes, valley and glacier. Buddhism and local stories are associated with these mountains and with a great number of natural elements like caves, rivers, lakes, valley and glacier. The trail along with dense green forest, Strim with suspension bridge also enjoy with a different type of birds hiking hours depend upon a guest plan.
HIKING IN PELLING RANI DHUNGA (2,472.MTRS):
Overviews: Rani-Dhunga is meaning (Quin Rock) Rani means “ Queen“ Dhunga mean “Rock“ is holy cave unmoving rock it is famous tourist hiking place in west Sikkim located at 8. Km ways from Pelling at an altitude of 2,472. Meters above from sea level. where you can get views of Indo-Nepal border Chewabhanjyang and Asian high bridge suspension in Sikkim Demtam/Uttarey Valley and views of impressive mountains The Mt. Kangchenjunga,8.585.meters 3rd high peak of the world and high peak in India and surrounded cover with many peaks like Mt. Rathong, Mt. South Kabru, Mt. North Kabru, Mt. Pandim, Mt. Tenzingkhang, and Mt. Jopnu also the Rani-Dhunga cover with luge green forest including with 350 years old pine tree
The trail begins from Pelling to Rani-Dhunga via Sangachoeling monastery built in 1697 AD foundations of Gyalwa Lhatsum Chempo of the Nyingmapa sect and front of Skywalk, Cheyragey Stupa. the trail gradually easy through from dense green forest top of the hill from Himalayan heritage village Sardong and Darap on the way you will blessing of holy tree associated with Hindu religions it is just before Ghaddi Dara.
The Ghaddi Dara is confluence way of many places like Pelling, Darap, Nambu, Dentam and Sardong also it is quite a good place for camping ground where you can take rest for water views with snow-cape mountain and rare pine forest. After Ghaddi Dara 3 km. to Rani Dhunga known as (Queen Rock) the trail gradually uphill. In winter months of January and February here regularly receives snowfall. Rani Dhunga it can take 4 to 5 hours to go and return and same way back to Pelling.
Notice: This day you will carry in up water because from Rani Dhunga there is no water source. Also if you are lucky today you can be able to see wild animals because of this route through from home for the wild animal.
HIKING IN PELLING:
BRIEF HISTORY OF DHUNGA RANI:
Overviews: The Tensung Namgyal was the second king of Sikkim he got married to three women it was 1670 AD. It was second Ruins from Rabdentse palace. And first married with Tibet-Phendey wongmu second married with Tinkejong Deayzongmo and third with Limbooni name Thungwa Mukma daughter of a Limboo Raja Yong-Ya Hang from Arun. Tensung Namgyal.
When he was got married with Lombooli Thungwa Mukma daughter of Limboo Raja. He finds save place with a tope of the hill high point from Pelling Rabdentse Ruins, where he can get peace and delightful. after he went jungle with prince Lombooli Thungwa Mukma daughter of a Limboo Raja and spend serval of months from an unmoving rock with mediations. After the rock name become Rani Dhunga Rani Mean “Queen “ Dhunga mean “Rock “.
After leaving the king Tensung Namgyal from this place people they being holy it is a special sacred place for meditation in every year the month of 04th April here going to the big festival held off a large number of pilgrims and devotees to be a blessing with the holy rock.
HIKING IN RAVANGLA:
Overviews: Maenam Hill, is located at near from Ravangla top of the hill at an elevation of 3,320 meters and one of best short day hike tourist spot from Ravangla it can take about 4 to 5 hours to go and return the place where you can get views of higher Himalaya from Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan range.
The Maenam Hills such as a panoramic viewpoint of Sikkim which is the close from road hade and here you can get a good experience of impressive view of snow-capped mountains above 5,000.meters Like, The Frey Peak 5850 meters, The Kokthang peak 6,150 meters, The Kumbakarna 7,710 meters, The Ratong 6,679 meters, The Karbu S 7,317 meters, The Kabru N 7,338 meters, The Kabru Dome6,660meters, The Talong 7,350 meters, The Kangchenjunga. 8,585 meters, The Pandim 6,691 Meters. The Tenzing Khang 6,010 Meters, the Jopuno 5,930 Meters, The Nursing 5,825 Meters, The Sinilchu 6,880 Meters,.
The Maenam Hill major part has been declared as a Wildlife Sanctuary in here you can find many varieties of local Medicinal plants and herbs. Also, it is sheltered for wild animals and birds. like Red Panda, Goral, Serow, Barking Deer, Marbled-Cat, Leopard, Blood Pheasant, Common Hill Partridge, Magpies, Black Eagle, and Blue necked Pita, Sunbirds and many other animals of the temperate forest.
Maenam Hill such as the meditation place associated with the historical Buddhist Monastery called Maenam Gumpa was established in 1969. Apart from, there is a statue of Lord Shiva, which is worshipped by the local people it is considered a sacred place.
Notice: This day you will carry in up water because from Maenam Hill some time there is no water.
HIKING IN GANGTOK TEEN CHULLAY:
Teen Chulay is one of unique adventure holiday hiking spot in east Sikkim around from Gangtok with an exciting birds watching tour destination also an hour’s drive from Gangtok at an elevation of 2,250 meter from sea level and Teen chullay it can take 3 to 4 hours to go and return the trail lead you from Golay Tar as well as gradual uphill with dense green forest trail along with magnolia, Rhododendron, and Bamboos trees and wild orchid etc.
The Teen chulay offer you 90-degree views of the third high pike of the world the mount Khangchendzonga 8,585 meters and such as the enjoying the many birds like White-capped water redstart, Green-backed Tit, Plumbeous water redstart, Blue Whistling Thrush, Common Hoppoe, Verditer Flycatcher, etc.
Notice: This day the trekkers you will carry in up water at your hotel because there is no water source from Teen clay.
ABOUT HOLY CAVE TREK:
Holy Cave trek is an extremely pleasant trek in the world those peoples are believed local culture and respect nature and admiration society. also, the holy cave is an alternative way of our mine peace and adding nature, culture and society. The holy cave is a most sacred cave for both Buddhism and Hindus, is believed to be a wish-fulfilling cave in Sikkim. The holy cave in Sikkim such as the replacement of Guru Rempochee, and a symbol of his power. The holy cave trek is one of the worlds most sacred cave regarded as the ultimate spiritual destination for Buddhism and Hinduism and the holy cave trek in Sikkim belong to the Buddhism of Guru Rimpochee such as a most sacred and worship cave in Sikkim. In every year two time from Summer season and winter season a large number of peoples go to Parakarma over this five holy place in Sikkim to take blessing from Guru Rempochee.
FIVE SACRED HOLY CAVE TREK AROUND AT YUKSOM:
1: ( Shar means “East “. Have a Shar-Say-Bayfu, near from Ravangla
2: ( Nup means “west “. Have a Nup-Dechen-Puk, Neytham near from Upper Rimbi
3: (Chang means “North “. Have a Chang-Lahari_Nig-Puk, near from Labdang Gurung Heritage village.
4: ( Low means “South “. Have a Low-khandu-Sangpu, from Tatopani on the wat to Legshap and Jorthang.
5: (Yang-Jo Tha) it means “end of Parikrama” over 4,950. Meter. behind from Goeclala pass.
After circumambulation for this four scared place they will go to (Yang-Jo Tha) it means “end of Parikrama” those people have properly known about this five scared holy cave in Buddhism, Hinduism religion it is highly Valued or necessary.
The trail for Yang-Jo-tha over the Goecha la (pass) at an elevation of 4,950.mtrs.The trail offers you panoramic views of the higher Himalayan peak above 6,500 meters. To 8,585.metrs. along with rare dense wild forest and wonderful meadows. best time to visit the month of April, May, and September to October.
NEYTHAM HOLY CAVE TREK:
Neytham Holy Cave trek is an extremely pleasant trek for those are love local culture and respect nature. The Neytham Holy Cave trek located in west Sikkim near Yuksom above from Upper Rimbi at an elevation of (3,089.meters) and it is one of most scared cave regarded as the ultimate spiritual destination for Buddhism and Hinduism. The Neytham holy cave belongs to the Guru Rimpochee such as a most sacred and worship cave in Sikkim and Neytham holy cave it as the replacement of Guru Rempochee and a symbol of his power. as well as those peoples love local culture and respect nature they are believed and respect Neytham. In every year two time from summer season and winter season a large number of peoples come to over here to take blessing from Guru Rempochee.
SHORT ITINERARY OF NUP-DECHEN-PUK (NEYTHAM) HOLY CAVE TREK:
Day 1: Yuksom 1,750.meters. to Khecheplari lake 1,780meters 4 to 5 hours Appx.
Day 2: Khecheplari lake to Upper Rimbi /Tashandhang. (Limboo Heritage village). 1780.meters 4 to 5 hours. Appx
Day 3: Upper Rimbi to Neytham holy Cave Trek: 3500.meters. 3 to 4 hours Appx
Day 4: Neytham holy Cave to Upper Rimbi 2 hours. Appx.
CHANG-LAHARI_NIG-PUK HOLY CAVE TREK:
Laharingpuk holy cave trek is an extremely pleasant trek for those are love local culture and respect nature. The Laharingpuk holy cave trek located in west Sikkim near from Labdang Gurung Heritage village. At an elevation of (2,226.meters) and one of the most famous sacred cave in Sikkim. And regarded as the ultimate spiritual destination of Buddhism and Hinduism. The Lahari-Ing-Puk holy cave it is belonging from Buddhism for Guru Rimpochee such as a most sacred and worship cave in Sikkim as well as Lahari-Ing-Puk holy cave as the replacement of Guru Rempochee, and a symbol of his power. As well as every year in season time a large number of pilgrims come to here for taking blessing from Guru Rempochee.
SHORT ITINERARY OF CHANG-LAHARI_NIG-PUK HOLY CAVE TREK:
Day 1: Yuksom 1,750.meters to Labdang (Gurung Heritage Village ). 1.770.mter.5 to 6 hours. Appx
Day 2: Labdang to Chang-Lahari_Nig-Puk holy cave 2,500.mters. 3 to 4 hours. Appx
Day 3: Chang-Lahari_Nig-Puk holy cave to Labdabg 3 hours. Appx.