Yuksom means ‘meeting place of 3 learned monks’, symbolically it stands as the ‘third eye’. Yuksom is an offbeat town in West Sikkim, in the lap of nature that is full of magnificent forests surrounded by beautiful mountains. It is also known as ‘Demazong’ meaning combe of rice and thus considered a holy place. This offbeat town is an entrance to the third highest mountain in the world, Mt. Kangchenjunga. Yuksom is known for the Buddhist bequest. It still carries and holds its flavor in the ancient monasteries. Coming to this place is like getting access to the appealing waterfall, serene lake, and alluring wildlife.
Some Must Do things in Yuksom
Norbugang Chroten (Coronation Throne) is located at the center of Yuksom town, a national monument declared by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is under an old Cryptomeria pine tree where the coronation of the first king was performed by the 3 lamas. This place has the quintessence of the whole State.
Things to Remember While in Yuksom
- Foreign travelers must carry RAP which lasts for 60 days only.
- Remember from Bagdogra Airport the taxi is available only before 2 pm for the route Jorthang to Yuksom if you’re not on direct travel from Bagdogra to Yuksom (5-6 hr).
- A visit during monsoon is not recommended as there can be landslides. The best time is from March-June and September-November.
Things You Will Need in Yuksom
Yuksom has beautiful monasteries which you would want to capture in detail, which you can relive 10 years later. A DSLR makes it convenient for you to capture your most memorable moments in the highest quality. A wide angle lens will be the best to capture those stunning monasteries and gorgeous vistas of nature in Yuksom.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a DSLR or wide angle lens. Good memories need no price to buy it, we have a better alternative, renting! Rent it from us and make as many memories as you want. Here’s the link to rent our cameras in Sikkim.
Living the present to the fullest brings joy but reliving shoots up the dopamine too so, making a record of all the adventures and stuff is mandatory when on tour or going trekking and a handy GoPro helps you with that. You can rent it from us easily at a reasonable price.
Go ahead and rent GoPro Hero 8
You plan on trekking your way to the mesmerizing landscapes and hills, but it might take a toll on your body because of being on high elevations regularly. Nothing to worry about, you can have a tent with yourself for camping at some alluring spots or rest in between your travels. You can choose the options of tents to rent from us. Here is the link to rent a tent in Sikkim from Vacaystore.
If you camp in your tents and wanna relax a little bit, you won’t be able to shed off your fatigue sleeping on the ground. Also the most bothersome thing would be chilly breezes which would give you sleepless nights. We suggest you rent away sleeping bags along with you to help you relax. Here’s the link to rent Sleeping Bag in Sikkim from Vacaystore.
Surviving the chilly winter is not possible without the warm clothes and so a woolen jacket is a must in your luggage. Do not forget to rent that from us. These jackets are light and can keep you warm even up to minus 4 degrees. Our jackets are professionally dry-cleaned after every rental cycle, so don’t worry about hygiene and rent it here. It will also save you trouble of carrying heavy woolens all the way from home. Rent clean and good quality jackets in Sikkim from Vacaystore. Here’s the link.