Hotel Red Palace, Yuksom is a family owned accommodation built with colonial architecture and modern amenities. With wooden walls & flooring, designed in Tibetan aesthetic, Hotel Red Palace is a quite place to indulge in surrounding nature. Mt. Kabru with its range of snow-capped mountains are visible from the hotel.
Food is freshly cooked and hygienic. Local Sikkimese dishes are available too.
|Double Super Deluxe||2350/-||3150/-||3650/-|
|Double Exe. Super Deluxe||2900/-||3700/-||4300/-|
Yuksom, which means ‘meeting place of the three lamas’, was the first capital of Sikkim under the first Chogyal King and established by three Lamas almost 500 years ago. Yuksom valley is a sacred place for the Buddhist people.
Historic and Religious Places
Norbugang Park, Dubdi Gompa, Tashi Tenka Royal Palace, Kathok Wodsallin Gompa, and Ngadhak Changchub Choling Gompa
Kanchendzonga Waterfalls (10Km), Phamrong Waterfalls (7Km), Khecheopalri Lake(27Km), Tashiding Monastery (23Km), Sinon Monastery, Pemyangtse Monastery (36Km), Rabdentse ruins
Yuksom-Dzongri-Goecha La Trek
The most popular trek in Sikkim is from Yuksom to Dzongri and Goecha La for superb views of Kanchenjunga. To undertake this trek you must get together a group of at least four people and make arrangements through a recognised travel agency in Gangtok: they’ll arrange your trekking permit. At overnight stops, there are trekkers’ huts which are the best bet if it’s cold.
From Yuksom (1630 m) the trail follows the Rathong Valley through unspoilt forests to Baktirn (2740 m) where there’s a forest nest house. From Baktim here is a steep ascent to the village of Tsokha (3050 m), where a couple of lodges provide overnight accommodation. Above Tsokha the trail enters magnificent rhododendron forests of an intermediary camp at Pethang (3760 m). It’s a wise idea to either bring tents and spend a night here or spend two nights at Tsokha to aoclimatise. A further stage brings you to Dzongri (4025 m) where there are trekkers’ huts. hum Dablakang. 200 m above Dzongri there are excellent mountain views. You should spend two nights at Dzongri vcx to acclimatise: walk up to Dzongri La (four hours retum. 4415 m) for great views of Kabru and Dome.
From Dzongri the trail drops steeply dawn to the river where there‘s a new trekkers‘ hut: you follow the river to Thangshing (3840 m) where there‘s another trekker’s hut. The final stop is at the trekkers’ hut at Samiti Lake (4200 m) from which an early morning assault is made up to the head-spinning Goecha La (4940 m) for the best views of Kanchenjunga. Then it’s down to Thzingshing for the night and back to Yuksom two days later.