Yuksom is a popular spot for trekking and following are some of the popular trek routes that are worth exploring:
- Yuksom to Dzongri trek: Yuksom is famous for trekking. On this trekking trip, you get to see the beautiful Sikkim Landscape, towering mountain peaks like Kabru, Ratong, Kanchenjunga, Koktang, Pandim and Narsingh. The trek is both challenging and fascinating. On the way to Dzongri peak, trekkers can view the stunning waterfalls and also sunset points like Tiger Hill.
- Pemayangtse to Yuksom Trek: A six-hour trek to Yuksom through a plateau of Barley and Oranges.
- Yuksom to Bakhim: An easy trek through mountain ranges between 2,500 m to 3,500 m; passing through dense forests takes one to Bakhim. This takes approximately five hours.
- Bakhim to Dzongri: A six hours exhausting trek to Dzongri through beautiful flower meadows.
- Dzongri to Bakhim: An easy six-hours trek down to Bakhim. Spend the night at forest rest house or in tents.
- Bakhim to Yuksom to Pemayangtse: Trek back to Yuksom in about four hours. Drive back to Darjeeling, which is an exciting four-hour drive along the river Teesta.
Attend the Biodiversity Festival in Yuksom:
Biodiversity Festival: Yuksom has aptly titled the biodiversity hub because of its bio-diversity hot-spots and the tremendous efforts put by the people of Yuksom to preserve and maintain the ecological balance of Yuksom. The festival is arranged by the Forest Department of the Sikkim Government. The festival aims to spread awareness and alertness among the village developers about the importance of conserving their chronological, cultural and natural tradition. The festival is attended by a huge number of villagers, Indian as well international tourists. There is a pictographic display in the fest which highlights the natural bio-diversity of the topography, the cultural heritage, consequences of deforestation and the importance of the preservation of the biosphere.
Visit the Basudha Farm:
This farm is located around 30 km from Yuksom and can be reached in less than an hour from Bishnupur. The farm was founded by ecologist Dr. Debal Deb. He operates a seed bank.
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